7th Regiment (12th Star Guards)

Insignia of the 7th regiment - 12th Star Guards
Scovy's Ironmen
Unit Profile (as of 3050)
CO Colonel Len Bouncer
Disbanded 3050

The 7th Regiment was one of the 12th Star Guards regiments.

History[edit]

In 3025 the Seventh was under contract to the Lyran Commonwealth and stationed on Lyons alongside their sister regiment the Third.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During the first wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War, the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces attacked Ko with the Third and Seventh Regiments of the Star Guards.[2] The defenders were of questionable loyalty, and didn't put up much of a fight in the face of the planetary assault.[3] The Seventh went on to capture Imbros III[2] during the final wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG in a relatively easy campaign, as the defending forces lacked any significant number of 'Mechs to oppose the Seventh with,[4] although Imbros III was possibly the last of the worlds to be fully occupied by the Lyrans, as maps still recorded it as a Combine holding in January 3029.[5]

Following the lull in offensive operations after the third wave of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG the Third deployed again during Operation HOLDUR, the operation devised by Margrave Jack Sphire of the Ryde Theatre of the Commonwealth to break the deadlock in the local region. Almost a hundred regiments deployed in attacks across eight assorted Combine worlds in the Dieron Military District; in the case of the Seventh, that world was Asta, which fell quickly after the Seventh destroyed the few 'Mechs found amongst the defending forces.[6]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Seventh was defending Bensinger when Clan Jade Falcon assaulted that world in their first wave of Operation REVIVAL. As the mercenaries were engaged in wargames near the Dravinna Vale they were unable to participate in the main defense of the world, and so Colonel Bouncer and his troops subsequently mounted guerrilla attacks upon the Clan occupiers. The Falcons eventually hunted down and annihilated the unit, although Bouncer and the command company were not accounted for.[7]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 7th Regiment
Colonel Thomas Scovy 3025[1]
Colonel Henry Esterhazy 3050[8]
Colonel Len Bouncer 3050 - 3052[7][9]

Tactics[edit]

Prior to the Clan Invasion, the Seventh had undergone intense training with Federated Commonwealth RCTs to bolster the largely green unit's skills. Their chosen combat specialty was operating in woodland terrain.[10]

Composition History[edit]

After the defection of the Sixth Regiment to the Draconis Combine in the Third Succession War the remaining Battalion joined the Seventh giving it four in total.[11] At the time of the Clan Invasion the Seventh was a combined-arms regiment containing light 'Mechs and vehicles, infantry and a medium fighter wing.[10]

3025[edit]

Seventh Regiment (Regiment/Green/Reliable)

Contract: LCAF [1]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Lyons.

3040[edit]

Seventh Regiment (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[12]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Bensinger. [12]

3050[edit]

7th Regiment (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [13]

  • CO: Colonel Henry Esterhazy [13]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Bensinger. [13]

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117
  2. 2.0 2.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44-45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 51, "Other Early Action"
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 60-61, "End of the Offensive"
  5. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 60, "Draconis Front Map (January 3029)"
  6. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 73, "Ryde Theater"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Era Report: 3052, p. 41, "The Twelfth Star Guards"
  8. 20 Year Update, p. 25
  9. A Cold Collaboration, p. 4
  10. 10.0 10.1 Combat Manual: Mercenaries, p. 67, "Seventh Regiment"
  11. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 75 (PDF version)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 141
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 20 Year Update, p. 25

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