9th Illician Rangers

9th Illician Rangers
Ninth Illician Rangers
Formed
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command Illician Lancers

History[edit]

During the Succession wars the unit changed from a medium to a heavy regiment. They acted as a primary raiding force and took heavy losses in this campaign. [citation needed]

First stationed at the Draconis border, they were later relocated to the Capellan march for rest and refit. They fought during the FedCom Civil War for Victor Steiner-Davion and paid for their loyalty in blood. [citation needed]

Fed-Com Civil War[edit]

Sirdar[edit]

On Sirdar, together with the 1st Federated Suns Armored Cavalry, the 21st Illician Rangers and the Davion Light Guards forced the defending March Militia to surrender but suffered moderate losses during this victory.

Jihad[edit]

The Ninth Rangers forced the defending St. Cyr’s Armored Hussars on Sendalor to a retreat in 3068. Later in the campaign the Rangers raided Homestead successfully.

The Homestead raids found the Ninth attacking elements of the 3rd Capellan Reserve Cavalry. The defending CCAF troops split into lance sized units and proceeded to harass the invading mercenaries. These units were particularly popular with the locals, who despised the Ninth.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Able's Aces
Colonel Kenneth Koppel 3046 - 3067

Tactics[edit]

The sophisticated equipment of today gives the regiment the opportunity to deliver a quick strike, despite their heavy machines.

Dragoon Ratings[edit]

Dragoon Rating: Unrated

Composition History[edit]

2786 - 2821[edit]

9th Rangers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Algorab. In 2821 the command was reduced to 0,40999999999999998 percent of its strength and was deployed on Kalidasa. [2]

2830[edit]

9th Rangers (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Kalidasa with an operational readiness of 0,63 percent. [3]

2864[edit]

9th Rangers (Regiment/Elite/Fanatical) [3]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Skye with an operational readiness of 14 percent. [3]

3025[edit]

9th Illician Rangers (Regiment/Elite/Reliable) [4]

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

3040[edit]

9th Rangers (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[5]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Immenstadt. [5]

3050[edit]

9th Rangers (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [6]

  • CO: Colonel Kenneth Koppell [6]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Immenstadt. [6]

3059[edit]

9th lllician Rangers (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [7]

  • CO: Colonel Kenneth Koppell [7]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Immenstadt. [7]

3067[edit]

9th Illician Rangers(1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)

- 2 Battalions with maneuverable designs - 1 Battalions for breakthroughs and assaults

9th Illician Air Guard(1 Wing/Veteran/Reliable)

13th Armored Cavalry Regiment(1 Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel: Karsta Offenbach

- With heavy seigns they can hold the ground on their own

29th Mechanized Cavalry(1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel: Linus Motoc

- In a ratio 1:4 every platoons contains a hover IFV

References[edit]

  1. BattleTech Dossiers: Youling Zhanshi, p. 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 140
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 100
  4. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 147
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 141
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 20-Year Update, p. 21
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 108
  • Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 42 - "Unit Profile"

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