7th Robinson Chevaliers

Robinson Chevaliers
Seventh Robinson Chevaliers
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname Argonauts of the Fleece
Parent Formation Robinson Chevaliers
Formed
Disbanded First Succession War[1]

History[edit]

The Seventh Robinson Chevaliers was one of the regiments within the Robinson Chevaliers brigade of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns and took its unit name from a chivalric order that existed during the pre-industrial history of Terra; this was standard practise amongst units of the Robinson Chevaliers that formed prior to the massive expansion of the AFFS following the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650[2] in 2752.[3] In the case of the Seventh the regiment was known as the "Argonauts of the Golden Fleece" and an interest in aquatic activities carried across into regimental tactics. Members of the Seventh identified closely with their chosen order, and even the newest recruits were expected to be able to name significant individuals and events from the history of the order.[2]

The Seventh was one of the fifteen regiments of Robinson Chevaliers to be destroyed during the First Succession War.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 7th Robinson Chevaliers

Tactics[edit]

The Seventh was highly proficient in underwater combat, an odd specialisation that developed as a result of the regimental tradition of holding team-building exercises that revolved around unpowered blue-water sailing.[2]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Seventh Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[4]

- The Seventh were stationed on Royal at this point in time.[4] The Seventh was close to the top of the supply chain within the brigade at this point in time and felt well-cared for as a regiment, which had morale in the unit at a high.[5]

2786[edit]

Seventh Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Seventh was a medium-weight unit operating at full regimental strength, and was based on Royal.[1] The unit was destroyed during the war. [1]

Notes[edit]

  • The Seventh appears to have been named after the Order of the Golden Fleece which was founded in Bruges by the Duke of Burgundy in 1430. The Golden Fleece associated with the order was of some controversy in medieval times until the bishop of Châlons identified it as being the fleece associated with the fleece of Gideon that received the dew of heaven, rather than the fleece associated with feats of Jason.

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 First Succession War, p. 134, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 16, "Robinson Chevaliers"
  3. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 3, "Strategic Update"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  5. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 17, "Morale"

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