6th Andurien Hussars
|Sixth Andurien Hussars|
|Formed||ca. 2750 - 2765|
|Disbanded||First Succession War|
|Nickname||The Wild Cats|
|Parent Command||Andurien Hussars|
A relatively recently-formed brigade within the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces, the genesis of the Andurien Hussars lay in the peace treaty brokered by the Terran Hegemony in 2556 that ended the Third Andurien War. The Andurien worlds were handed over to the Capellan Confederation, and Chancellor Terrence Liao awarded the worlds full Commonality status as an attempt at reconciliation. The Andurien Hussars were established to be the military formation associated with this new Commonality.
The general disarmament during the early years of the Star League saw the Andurien Hussars maintain just two active regiments, but after the order limiting the size of the Great House militaries was rescinded by the Star League council in the mid-twenty-eighth century the number of regiments within the Hussars expand significantly. The Sixth Andurien Hussars was one of these regiments, raised alongside a sister regiment - the Seventh Andurien Hussars - to support the Second Andurien Hussars. The Second was a swift rapid-reaction force that had spent the better part of two centuries hunting down pirates on the border between the Confederation and the Periphery; with bandit activity escalating fast, the Sixth and Seventh were raised and deployed in the same region. In notable contrast to the Seventh, the warriors of the Sixth Hussars quickly proved themselves to be tenacious in their pursuit of the pirates, brigands and bandits plaguing the Andurien Commonality in increasing numbers.
Despite two hundred years of dedicated effort by the numerous commanders of the various regiments of Andurien Hussars, the Sixth Hussars found itself in a somewhat difficult situation after its founding; as a whole, the Andurien Hussars were generally well-regarded. Many of the personnel within the Andurien Hussars were still Sianese or Capellan in origin, although natives of the Andurien Commonality made up slightly more than half of the strength of the Hussars. However, while the average citizen of the Commonality regarded the Hussars as a slightly foreign regiment imposed upon them by the Capellan government, those Sianese and Capellan soldiers within the Hussars were considered to be generally honorable warriors whilst those Andurien natives within the Hussars were regarded as undisciplined thugs and opportunists pandering themselves. This created an underlying feeling of tension that constantly bubbled between the Hussars and the local population even two centuries after the formation of the Hussars and affected even the newly-raised Sixth Hussars.
|Commanding Officers of the 6th Andurien Hussars|
The Sixth Hussars were well-practiced at pirate-hunting.
Sixth Andurien Hussars
Despite the tension between the Sixth Hussars and the population of the Andurien Commonality, the Sixth Hussars were considered to be a regular regiment of reliable loyalty and were stationed on Fagerholm.
Sixth Andurien Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable))
- - At this point in time the Sixth was a light-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Fagerholm.
- First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF) - Deployment Table"
- Field Report: Capellan Confederation 2765, p. 8, "Andurien Hussars"