8th Robinson Chevaliers

Robinson Chevaliers
Eighth Robinson Chevaliers
Unit Profile (as of 2864)
Nickname Spearmen of St. Michael
Parent Formation Robinson Chevaliers
Formed

History[edit]

The Eighth 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[1] in 2752.[2] In the case of the Eighth the regiment was known as the "Spearmen of St. Michael"; members of the Eighth 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.[1]

The Eighth had already stationed Mayetta[3] for years without being involved in any notable combat action[4] when a significant number of the regiment's technical staff were killed in a vehicular accident in either late 2764 or early 2765. The equipment care regime within the Eighth suffered as a result of the loss of so many technical personnel with a resulting decline combat readiness as equipment availability dropped. By mid-2765 the decline was significant enough that the AFFS High Command had placed the Eighth on a watch list,[1] and the Eighth's low priority within the supply chain was seriously affecting morale within the regiment.[4]

The Eighth was one of just three regiments from the Chevaliers to survive the First and Second Succession Wars.[5]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 8th Robinson Chevaliers

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Eighth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[3]

- The Eighth were stationed on Mayetta at this point in time.[3]

2786[edit]

Eighth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[6]

- At this point in time the Eighth was a medium-weight unit operating at full regimental strength, and was based on Mayeta.[6]

2821[edit]

Eighth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[6]

- At this point in time the Eighth was a medium-weight unit operating at just one-third of full strength, and was based on Harrow's Sun.[6]

2830[edit]

Eighth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[5]

- At this point in time the Eighth was a medium-weight regiment and had rebuilt to just below full strength. The Eighth was stationed on Mesartim.[5]

2864[edit]

Eighth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[5]

- At this point in time the Eighth was a medium-weight regiment stationed on Mesartim, and had been reduced to barely one-eighth of full strength.[5]

Notes[edit]

  • The Eighth Robinson Chevaliers and the other two regiments of the brigade to survive the Second Succession War were presumably destroyed or disbanded/renamed during the Third Succession War.
  • There were or are several chivalric orders associated with St. Michael that may have been the inspiration for the Eighth Robinson Chevaliers; the most likely is perhaps the French Order of Saint Michael although other orders included the Portuguese Order of Saint Michael of the Wing.

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 16, "Robinson Chevaliers"
  2. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 3, "Strategic Update"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 17, "Morale"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 'Second succession War, p. 95, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 First Succession War, p. 135, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"

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