8th Benjamin Regulars

Insignia of the Benjamin Regulars
Eighth Benjamin Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname
Parent Formation Benjamin Regulars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Of the various brigades of Regulars active within the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery during the Star League era, the regiments of the Benjamin Regulars - including the Eighth Benjamin Regulars - were considered to be the most flexible. This was a reflection of the reality that the Regulars could at any point be called on to fight against the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces or the Star League Defense Force, as a result of the Benjamin Military District bordering the Federated Suns, Lyran Commonwealth and Terran Hegemony. This was even acknowledged by the Internal Security Force, who gave the Eighth and the other regiments of the Regulars more leeway than the average DCMS unit - an attitude the Benjamin Regulars repaid by limiting complaints and criticism to supply issues and local concerns, rather than anything to do with politics.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 8th Benjamin Regulars

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Eighth Benjamin Regulars favored a strong combined-arms approach, but otherwise were a generalist unit, and deliberately fielded a wide range of BattleMech classes to encourage adaptation to changing circumstances.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Eighth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Regulars were stationed on Rukbat; attached to the Regulars were a wing of aerospace fighters, an artillery regiment, four infantry regiments and four armoured regiments.[1]

2786[edit]

Eighth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Regulars were a heavy-weight regiment, operating at full strength and stationed on Rukbat.[2]

2821[edit]

Eighth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Regulars were a heavy-weight regiment, operating at just below half-strength and stationed on Reisling's Planet.[2]

2830[edit]

Eighth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Kajikazawa with an operational readiness of 102 percent. [3] The unit was destroyed during the Second Succession War.[3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 10, "Benjamin Regulars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 First Succession War, p. 136, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 96

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