8th Striker

Fighting Urukhai
8th Striker
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO
Formed 2795[1]
Disbanded 3067

The Eighth Striker Regiment was one of three main commands within the mercenary brigade known as the Fighting Urukhai.

Unit History[edit]

One of three major commands within the Fighting Urukhai, the Bar Hounds served alongside the DeMaestri's Sluggers and Roman's Bar Hounds.

Formation[edit]

The Bar Hounds formed alongside the Sluggers and the Eighth Striker in 2795, one of a number of mercenary units to form from former Star League Defense Force personnel who elected to remain behind when Commanding General Aleksandr Kerensky took the majority of the SLDF on the Exodus. The Bar Hounds and the other regiments of the Uruk-hai were first employed by the Federated Suns.[2]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2821, the 8th Striker' were deployed along the rest of the Brigade in Robinson.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3025, the 8th Striker' were deployed along the rest of the Brigade in Pierce.[3]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In 3028, the 8th Striker' were deployed along the rest of the Brigade in Ziliang.[3]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

In the April of 3066 two DropShips of the Fighting Urukhai arrived over Taurus after making their way through Flannagan's Nebulea and the Hyades Cluster. Because they were Overlords of a Davion employed mercenary unit, had reached the capital of the Concordat without a guide leading them through the Hyades, and were approaching fast from a Pirate Jump Point the TDF destroyed both ships without asking questions.

The Urukhai claimed that the mercenaries just wanted to bargain for a contract and in August DeMaestri's Sluggers the second regiment of the Urukhai assaulted Taurus out of revenge. They caused great damage on the capital and its defending units before being destroyed completely by the combined Taurian Guards.

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of 8th Striker

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2821[edit]

8th Striker (Regiment/Elite/Reliable)[4]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight command 2821 was reduced to 59 percent of its strength and was deployed on Crossing. [4]

2830[edit]

8th Striker (Regiment/Elite/Reliable) [5]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Crossing with an operational readiness of 120 percent. [5]

2864[edit]

8th Striker (Regiment/Elite/Reliable) [5]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Ozawa with an operational readiness of 40 percent. [5]

3025[edit]

8th Striker Regiment (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [6]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Pierce.

3040[edit]

8th Striker (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[7]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Verdigreis. [7]

3050[edit]

8th Striker (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [8]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Verdigreis. [8]

3059[edit]

8th Striker (2 battalions/Veteran/Reliable) [9]

  • CO: General Bryan Holstead) [9]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Kaitos. [9]

Notes[edit]

  • The spelling of "Fighting Urukhai" changed frequently between - and sometimes within - sources, with variations including "Urukhai", "Uruk-hai", "Urakhai" and others.
  • There is an inconsistency on DeMaestri's Sluggers' demise. The 180th Dragoon Combat Group allegedly destroys it during the FedCom Civil War in Panpour, but it is also destroyed by the 18th Dieron Regulars during the War of 3039 and also on Taurus by the Taurian Guard. Some of them must be wrong. Maybe the unit destroyed was the 8th Striker.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  2. First Succession War, p. 35, "Those Left Behind"
  3. 3.0 3.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 12, "Operation RAT"
  4. 4.0 4.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 135
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 95
  6. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 148
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 140
  8. 8.0 8.1 20-Year Update, p. 22
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 107

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