Alpha Regiment (12th Vegan Rangers)

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Alpha Regiment
Nickname The Concrete Crushers
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command 12th Vegan Rangers


History[edit]

The Twelve Vegan Rangers' Alpha Regiment traces its history back to the original unit that helped Duke Lawrence Nelson reclaim his homeworld. They have fought in some of the most important campaigns of the Succession Wars.

Third Succession War[edit]

At the end of the Third Succession War they fought on Galtor III as the main force of the AFFS forces defending the planet.[1] The unit suffered 45% casualties during the operation,[2] and after the campaign It was sent to Verde for rest and refit.[3]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During the Fourth Succession War the Twelfth assisted the Davion Light Guards during their assault on St. Andre.[1]

War of 3039[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

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FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War Alpha Regiment inflicted heavy casualties on the 3rd FedCom RCT before jumping to Algol to assist the other Vegan Ranger regiments. They destroyed the defending Tikonov Republican Guards on that world, and then redeployed to Addicks to force the 10th Ghost and 12th Ghost off-world.[1]

Jihad[edit]

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Officers[edit]

Traditionally the commander of Alpha Regiment commands the entire 12th Vegan Rangers brigade.

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Alpha Regiment (12th Vegan Rangers)
Duke Lawrence Helmund Nelson 2829
General Margrave Sheridan Douglass 3024 - 3048[4][5]
General Tom Stancel 3048 - 3067[5][1]
General Miller al-Nahib 3085 - 3116
General Della al-Nahib 3116 - 3145

Tactics[edit]

Alpha Regiment specializes in urban assault and defense, but are also adept all-rounders as befits their elite status. The Rangers of Alpha take precautions to minimize collateral damage and civilian casualties when fighting in cities, choosing to fight their engagements in industrial zones, spaceports, or empty highways when possible. During the FedCom Civil War, they adapted to the technique of using rapid hot drops to surprise and flank their enemies.[1]

Support[edit]

The techs can repair all damage that can occur.

Composition History[edit]

3024[edit]

Alpha Regiment (Elite/Reliable)[6][2]

Regment TO&E

  • Regimental BattleGroup:
    • Assault 'Mech Lance (Elite, Reinforced)
    • Assault 'Mech Lance (Elite)
    • Heavy 'Mech Lance (Elite)
    • Truck company
  • Merino's Squadron:
    • Heavy Aerospace Flight (Elite)
    • Light Aerospace Flight (Elite)
    • Light Aerospace Flight (Elite)
Hoover Recovery
(armor company)
Tracked Company
(armor)
DropShip Defense
(2x 'Mech lances and one armor lance)
Bragg's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters ('Mech)
  • Cullom's Company ('Mech)
  • O'Donnell's Company ('Mech)
  • Summer's Company ('Mech)
Johnston's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters ('Mech)
  • Brennon's Company ('Mech)
  • Mandell's Company ('Mech)
  • Dargis' Company ('Mech)
McCulloch's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters ('Mech)
  • Murphy's Company ('Mech)
  • Kellem's Company ('Mech)
  • O'Toole's Company ('Mech)

3040[edit]

Alpha Regiment (Regiment/Elite/Reliable)[7]

3050[edit]

Alpha Regiment (Regiment/Elite/Reliable)[8]

3054[edit]

Alpha Regiment (Regiment/Elite/Reliable)[9]

3059[edit]

Alpha Regiment (Regiment/Elite/Reliable)[10]

3067[edit]

Alpha Regiment (1 Regiment/Elite/Reliable)[1]

First Battalion
Note: First Battalion fields mostly heavy and assault 'Mechs and is led by the Regimental Commander.
Second Battalion
Note: Second Battalion does not maintain a specialty, and utilizes 'Mechs of all weight classes.
Third Battalion
Note: Third Battalion specializes in jump-capable 'Mechs that are over 50 tons.

First Vegan Attack Wing (1 Wing/Veteran/Fanatical)[1]

  • CO: Major Hrothgar Greene
Note: All three squadrons (White, Grey, and Black) field medium fighters like the Corsair.

First Vegan Armored Regiment (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

Note: All three battalions of the First have two heavy armor companies and one light armor company each.

Individual Combat units[edit]

Alpha Regiment, commanded by Margrave Douglass during The Galtor Campaign, is a very traditional Elite Assault Regiment combining 'Mechs and Hover/Tracked Vehicles with independent Aerospace/Dropship support.

  • Regimental Battlegroup: 2 assault lances (elite), heavy lance (elite), 4 vehicle lances
  • Marino's Air Squadron: Heavy wing (elite), 2 Light wings (elite)
  • Hover vehicle recovery company, tracked vehicle company
  • DropShip defense company: Assault lance (veteran), medium lance (elite), support vehicles
  • Bragg's Battalion: Battalion HQ - 1 heavy lance (elite)
  • Bragg's Battalion: Cullom's Company - 2 assault lances, heavy lance (all elite)
  • Bragg's Battalion: O'Donnell's Company - 2 heavy lances (1 elite, 1 veteran), medium lance (veteran)
  • Bragg's Battalion: Summer's Company - 3 medium lances (2 veteran, 1 regular)
  • Johnston's Battalion: Battalion HQ - 1 medium lance (elite)
  • Johnston's Battalion: Brennon's Company - 1 assault lance, 2 heavy lances (all elite)
  • Johnston's Battalion: Mandell's Company - 2 heavy lances, 1 light lance (all veteran)
  • Johnston's Battalion: Dargis's Company - 3 medium lances (all veteran)
  • McCulloch's Battalion: Battalion HQ - 1 heavy lance (elite)
  • McCulloch's Battalion: Murphy's Company - 1 assault lance, 2 heavy lances (all elite)
  • McCulloch's Battalion: Kellem's Company - 1 heavy lance (veteran), 2 light lances (regular)
  • McCulloch's Battalion: O'Toole's Company - 2 medium lances (regular), 1 light lance (veteran)

Game Rules[edit]

Historical Turning Points: Galtor[edit]

The Twelfth Vegan Rangers' Alpha Regiment gains a +2 to Initiative when fighting in darkness. They also ignore the standard +2 penalty to To-Hit numbers when fighting in the dark.[11]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 108 - "Unit Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Galtor Campaign, p. 45-46 "12th Vegan Rangers, Alpha Regiment"
  3. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 13 "IN THE BEAR'S DEN"
  4. Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 107 12th Vegan Rangers
  5. 5.0 5.1 Combat Manual: Mercenaries, p. 70, 12th Vegan Rangers
  6. The Galtor Campaign, p. 13 "Phase One Units"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 20 Year Update, p. 23
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Objective Raids, p. 17
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 108
  11. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 7 "Alpha Regiment, Twelfth Vegan Rangers"

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