8th Andurien Hussars

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Eighth Andurien Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname
Parent Formation Andurien Hussars
Formed 2784
Disbanded 2822

History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

The Eighth Andurien Hussars regiment was founded by the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces in 2784, although the origins of the Eighth lay in two older commands, the 133rd Jump Infantry Division and the Third French Infantry Regiment.[1] The 133rd was a part of XXXI Corps, within the Star League Defense Force Thirteenth Army,[2] whilst the Third French Regiment was an independent regiment within XXXII Corps of the Fourteenth Army;[3] the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces recruited two battalions of SLDF personnel from the 133rd in 2784, and using those battalions plus some of the personnel from the Third after the Third was recruited in 2785, mustered the personnel as the new Eighth Andurien Hussars.[1]

In 2822 the Eighth and Ninth Andurien Hussars left the CCAF and formed a new mercenary command, the Dismal Disinherited.[4] In addition to being a sister regiment to the Eighth, the Ninth had also been mustered around personnel from the Third French Infantry Regiment in 2785.[1] The core of the Eighth and Ninth Hussars' desertion lay in their parlous supply state and low morale - problems exacerbated by the pragmatic manner with which Chancellor Ilsa Liao was forced to act towards the many shattered CCAF commands in the inter-war years. With more demands for materiel and personnel than could possibly be met, Ilsa prioritized some units over others; those denied supplies often had to be reined back in by the Capellan security services to keep them in check after they mutinied, but this wasn't enough to prevent the Eighth and Ninth Hussars deserting.[5]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 8th Andurien Hussars

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Eighth Andurien Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[6]
- At this point in time the Eighth was a medium-weight regiment operating at full strength and was based on Itica.[6]

2821[edit]

  • Eighth Andurien Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[6]
- At this point in time the Eighth was a medium-weight regiment operating at just below half strength and was based on Itica.[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 First Succession War, p. 32, "Those Left Behind"
  2. The Star League, p. 146, "Thirteenth Army"
  3. The Star League, p. 147, "Fourteenth Army"
  4. First Succession War, p. 36, "Those Left Behind"
  5. Second Succession War, p. 23, "The Suns-Confederation Front"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 First Succession War, p. 135, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF)"

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