7th Striker Regiment
|Seventh Striker Regiment|
|Unit Profile (as of 2588)|
|Formed||Reunification War era|
The Seventh Striker Regiment was a part of the Star League Defense Force.
The Seventh Striker Regiment was one of the SLDF commands mustered during the early decades of the Star League, and took part in Operation BULL RUN, the conquest of the Taurian Concordat during the Reunification War. The Seventh saw action during the brutal campaign to conquer New Vandenberg, and was involved in the first major ground battle of the assault; on the 23rd of February 2588, the Seventh and two sister regiments, the Sixth and Eighth Striker Regiments landed along side other elements of I Corps, supporting the First Royal Division as it attempted to seize the city of Harmony on Brittain, along with the massive Vandenberg MilTech BattleMech plant there.
The First and Second Fleets had spent forty straight days bombarding New Vandenberg from orbit, and defoliated much of Brittain in their attempt to find the Taurian Defense Force garrison, without much success. The forces attacking Harmony soon met the previously-elusive TDF troops, coming under attack from an asymmetric mix of elite anti-'Mech jump infantry, hovercraft, VTOLs and conventional aircraft using the factories as cover. After twelve hours, the SLDF units were forced to retreat.
The Seventh and the other SLDF units attacked Harmony again, this time with the Third Division as reinforcements, but after a week of combat were ordered to withdraw by Field Marshal Amos Forlough, who ordered the navy to destroy Harmony from orbit.
|Commanding Officers of the 7th Striker Regiment|
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 89-91, "Charon's Express"