7th Jaguar Dragoons (Clan Smoke Jaguar)
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|7th Jaguar Dragoons|
|Unit Profile (as of 3059)|
|Nickname||The Leaping Jaguar|
|Parent Formation||Epsilon Galaxy|
- 1 Overview
- 2 History
- 3 Officers
- 4 Tactics
- 5 Composition History
- 6 Rules
- 7 Notes
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
- 10 Bibliography
The Seventh Jaguar Dragoons were a front line cluster of Clan Smoke Jaguar.
Operation RevivalAlpha Galaxy the Seventh Dragoons successfully bid for and fought on the following worlds during the invasion of the Inner Sphere:
In May 3050 Nevversan bid his own Command Trinary, along with Trinary Assault and Binary Elemental in the attack on Garstedt. The defending troops of the Third Alshain Regulars had taken up defensive positions in the Cordivas Grotto. The Dragoons chose to wait instead of attempting a near suicidal assault on the Grotto. Tai-Sa Albert Brookhaven the commander of the Regulars realised he had a choice between starving and fighting. The Regulars made a dash for their DropShips situated to the south on the Filmore Steppes. In the running battle that ensued the Dragoons used a series of fast, mobile strikes to pin the Regulars before Trinary Assault arrived. The Seventh drove the Third Regulars off-world with heavy losses, destroing an entire battalion of 'Mechs before the Regulars could escape to Schuyler.
The Dragoons followed the Third Alshain Regulars to Schuyler and bid the same forces in the attack in June 3050. Unknown to the Dragoons the Regulars had been resupplied and were not going to be caught out twice. The Regulars moved from point to point fighting a series of battles across the planet forcing the Dragoons to chase them expending energy and supplies. After a week of fighting, including a notable engagement was fought at Olasin Fjord, Sidney Nevversan was forced to break his bid and call in an additional Trinary. After a battle in the Mitsuhama Ridge the 3rd Alshain Regulars were once again driven off-world with moderate losses. However later reports confuse this battle with that at Port Arthur. 
Alpha Galaxy landed on Luthien in January 3052, however, the Dragoons' part in battle is not well documented despite Inner Sphere sources claiming that they took heavy casualties there.
saKhan Sarah Weaver and the Shroud Keshik accompanied the Seventh Dragoons as they dropped on to Port Arthur landing in the Zuave Vale in March 3052. The Smoke Jaguars immediately attacked the First Proserpina Hussars forcing them to fall back to defensive positions at Disher. Here the Jaguar attack stalled and Sarah Weaver ordered a headhunter attack that wiped out half the Hussars command units, but failed to eliminate their commanding officer Tai-sa Jong Moon Lee. It did hoever force a second retreat to Point aux Trembles; an area with automated turrets in hardened bunkers which stalled the Dragoons for over a week before they pushed the defenders off planet.
The Seventh Dragoons landed in the Dinju Heights along with the majority of Alpha Galaxy, while the Sixth Dragoons made the initial combat drop on the ComGuard Division closest to the landing zone. With this threat eliminated Alpha Galaxy advanced on the City of Dinju Heights, the Jaguar Grenadiers had won the right to lead the assault. As the fighting erupted in the Dinju Pass the Seventh Dragoons received orders to hold their position. Unlike the Sixth Dragoons that continued to press the attack, the Seventh appear to have accepted the retreat order. Although some warriors did break formation and join the Sixth, this and their fighting withdrawal still cost them heavy causalities before they boarded their DropShips.
Post TukayyidTarazed in 3054 within the Smoke Jaguar Occupation Zone.
Operation Bird Dog
As part of this clandestine campaign the Donegal Vanguards, a company sized unit from the Third Donegal Guards, dropped onto Tarazed in May 3059. The Seventh hunted it down, but were still dealing with the final elusive Lance when the main assault hit the planet.
The Dragoons offered safcon to the Second Star League forces that arrived in system, not realizing how much force they faced. As the First St. Ives Lancers, the Second Genyosha and the Third Donegal Guards RCT landed in the Krychek Mountains the Seventh's commander Sidney Nevversan realised the situation his command was in, and moved it away towards the Mosaikan Canyon Preserve in the hope of utilising the network of canyons as defensive terrain. Light elements of the Second Genyosha saw the movement and reacted quicker than Nevversan thought possible hitting the Dragoons supply convoys hard while they were on the move. The Third Donegal Guards RCT also reacted fast, arriving at the canyons before the Dragoons and cut them off from the Preserve. As the First St. Ives Lancers advanced they caught an isolated Star of OmniMerchs. Kai Allard-Liao the Lancers commander challenged the Star Captain to Trial of Possession for her command, which he duly won. The Lancers then continued their assault and the Seventh was completely destroyed. However, their JumpShip and two of their DropShips managed to flee the system.
|Commanding Officers of the 7th Jaguar Dragoons|
|Star Colonel||Sidney Nevversan||304? - 3059|
- Star Captain Erlish Wirth led Trinary Command between 30?? and 3059.
- Star Captain Delia Nevversan led Trinary Assault between 30?? and 3059.
- Star Captain Jose Osis led Trinary Battle between 30?? and 3059.
- Star Captain Alfa Bowen led Binary Elemental between 30?? and 3059.
- Star Captain Peter led Trinary Striker between 30?? and 3059.
They are masters of the running battle.
- Trinary Command
- Trinary Assault - (15 OmniMechs)
- Trinary Battle - (10 OmniMechs, 25 Elementals)
- Binary Elemental - (50 Elementals)
- Trinary Striker - (15 OmniMechs) 
When ever two or more Stars of Dragoons are used, up to half may use Off Map Movement
Dragoons only suffer a +1 modifier for shooting and running (instead of +2). 
- The Seventh Dragoons are not listed as fighting on Luthien in either Invading Clans or the Luthien scenario pack.
- Misidentified by Vlad Ward as the 7th Jaguar Hussars during Operation Bulldog 
- Invading Clans p.65
- Era Report: 3062, p. 62
- The Dragon Roars, p. 66
- Invading Clans p.69
- Tukayyid, p. 30 "Rain of Fire"
- Tukayyid, p. 35 "Ambush at the Dinju Pass"
- Invading Clans, p. 62 "Tukayyid: The Crucible"
- Objective Raids, p. 34
- The Dragon Roars, p. 8-9
- Grave Covenant, p. 258
- The Dragon Roars, p. 15
- Invading Clans, p. 72
- Invading Clans, p. 72
- Era Report: 3062, p. 144
- Grave Covenant, p. 279