7th Proserpina Hussars

Insignia of the Proserpina Hussars
Seventh Proserpina Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname
Parent Formation Proserpina Hussars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]
Disbanded First Succession War[2]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Seventh Proserpina Hussars shared a common heritage back to a tank regiment of the same name that served under Coordinator Shiro Kurita and the Alliance of Galedon, before the Draconis Combine was born. Since becoming equipped with BattleMechs, the Prosperina Hussars served as rapid-reaction units, constantly on the move - often staying on a planet for little more than a month or two before moving on.[1]

The various Hussar regiments including the Seventh made a point of regularly challenging Star League Defense Force units to training exercises, and while the balance of victories lay with the SLDF, the Hussars always represented a challenge and won a surprising number of victories. Unfortunately, the very mobility that was a hallmark of the Hussars was also a disadvantage when it came to ensuring that they were kept adequately supplied, as demands for spares and materiel could take months to catch up do the demanding unit - as could new and replacement personnel.[1]

In common with the other regiments of the Hussars, the soldiers of the Seventh were cocnerned primarily with being the best soldiers they could be; the average member of the Seventh viewed politics as distasteful, and the high level of confidence each had in their own abilities could lead to the Hussars fighting on past the point at which they should retreat, and taking heavier casualties as a result.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

Just prior to the First Succession War[edit]

Just prior to the "official" start to the First Succession War, the Seventh Proserpina Hussars, joined by the Twelfth Benjamin Regulars, attacked the world of Gram in 2785. The Sixth Donegal Guards had left the world previously and the remaining conventional regiments were no match against the two Combine BattleMech regiments.[3]

First Succession War[edit]

The Seventh Proserpina Hussars participated in the fighting along the Lyran Commonwealth border. At some point during the conflict, the Seventh Proserpina Hussars were destroyed.[4]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 7th Proserpina Hussars

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

As a regiment within the Proserpina Hussars, the Seventh was trained to fight in a fast, hard-hitting style, based on a well-rounded approach to combined-arms warfare, which was further reinforced by the large number of officers within the regiment trained at either the Sun Tzu School of Combat or the University of Proserpina. To prove themselves capable of serving in the Hussars, and officer or soldier could be tested by the Commanding Officer of each regiment in multi-day exercises during which those tested would have to demonstrate their ability to cope with highly-fluid and mobile combat situations.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Seventh Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Seventh was based on Sutama and was supported by a single aerospace fighter wing, two jump infantry regiments equipped with lasers and SRMs and two hovertank regiments.[1]

2786[edit]

Seventh Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Seventh was a light-weight regiment stationed on Gram and was operating at full strength.[2] The unit was destroyed during the war. [2]

Game Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 12, "Proserpina Hussars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  3. First Succession War, p. 21, "The Commonwealth Incursions"
  4. First Succession War, p. 137, "Deployment Table"

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