Amanda Cunningham

Amanda Cunningham
Affiliation Terran Hegemony
Rank Lt. Colonel
Profession MechWarrior

Amanda Cunningham was an officer of the Terran Alliance.[1]


The first battle in the history of the Inner Sphere to involve BattleMechs also involved the Terran Alliance 801st Heavy Armored Regiment. A lance of Mackies led by Lt. Colonel Amanda Cunningham[1] from the 801st faced a company of armored vehicles from the Draconis Combine on the planet Styx, which the Kuritans were attempting to raid.[2] The 'Mechs from the 801st easily handled the Combine tanks and their infantry support outside the city of Barbados; faced with the new Hegemony weapons on a battlefield marred by wet weather conditions and mud, only a single Combine tank and a few infantry were left alive from the raiding party at the end of the battle. This overwhelming victory proved to most that BattleMech technology would be decisive in future battles.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 1, p. 8 "MSK-5S Mackie"
  2. Era Digest: Age of War, p. 5, "The New Knights"
  3. Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 41, "Planet Profile"