9th Proserpina Hussars

Insignia of the Proserpina Hussars
Ninth Proserpina Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 2864)
Nickname
Parent Formation Proserpina Hussars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Ninth Proserpina Hussars shared a common heritage back to a tank regiment of the same name that served under Coordinator Shiro Kurita and the Alliance of Galedon, before the Draconis Combine was born. Since becoming equipped with BattleMechs, the Prosperina Hussars served as rapid-reaction units, constantly on the move - often staying on a planet for little more than a month or two before moving on.[1]

The various Hussar regiments including the Ninth made a point of regularly challenging Star League Defense Force units to training exercises, and while the balance of victories lay with the SLDF, the Hussars always represented a challenge and won a surprising number of victories. Unfortunately, the very mobility that was a hallmark of the Hussars was also a disadvantage when it came to ensuring that they were kept adequately supplied, as demands for spares and materiel could take months to catch up do the demanding unit - as could new and replacement personnel.[1]

In common with the other regiments of the Hussars, the soldiers of the Ninth were cocnerned primarily with being the best soldiers they could be; the average member of the Ninth viewed politics as distasteful, and the high level of confidence each had in their own abilities could lead to the Hussars fighting on past the point at which they should retreat, and taking heavier casualties as a result.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

The Ninth Proserpina Hussars participated in the fighting along the Lyran Commonwealth border. The unit survived the deadly conflict and returned to their post on Santiago at the end of the war.[2]

Second Succession War[edit]

The Ninth Proserpina Hussars all fought in the Second Succession War. One notable engagement was the fighting on Kristiandsund against the Seventh Tikonov Lancers of the Capellan Confederation. The DCMS and Ninth Proserpina Hussars took advantage of the HPGs being turned off in Marik space by Comstar. The Confederation has a similar idea and thus one of few conflicts between House Liao and House Kurita occurred.[3]

They once against survived the fighting and were posted to Helen at the end of the war.[4]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 9th Proserpina Hussars

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

As a regiment within the Proserpina Hussars, the Ninth was trained to fight in a fast, hard-hitting style, based on a well-rounded approach to combined-arms warfare, which was further reinforced by the large number of officers within the regiment trained at either the Sun Tzu School of Combat or the University of Proserpina. To prove themselves capable of serving in the Hussars, and officer or soldier could be tested by the Commanding Officer of each regiment in multi-day exercises during which those tested would have to demonstrate their ability to cope with highly-fluid and mobile combat situations.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Ninth Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Tenth was based on Santiago and was supported by a single aerospace fighter wing, two jump infantry regiments equipped with lasers and SRMs and two hovertank regiments.[1]

2786[edit]

Ninth Proserpina Hussars (Regular/Reliable)[5]

- At this point in time the Tenth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Santiago and was operating at full strength.[5]

2821[edit]

Ninth Proserpina Hussars (Regular/Reliable)[5]

- At this point in time the Tenth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Santiago and had been reduced to below half-strength.[5]

2830[edit]

Ninth Proserpina Hussars (Regular/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Tenth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Santiago and had rebuilt to just over three-quarters of full strength.[6]

2864[edit]

Ninth Proserpina Hussars (Regular/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Tenth was a medium-weight regiment stationed on Helen and was operating at below one-third of full strength.[6]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 12, "Proserpina Hussars"
  2. First Succession War, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  3. Second Succession War, p. 49, "The Four-Front War: OPERATION COOKIE JAR and the Comstar War (2837-2742)"
  4. Second Succession War, p. 97, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery: Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Second Succession War, p. 97, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"

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