Battle of Markerson (3019)

Battle of Markerson (3019)[1]
"Charge of the Horde"
Part of The Third Succession War
Start Date 3019
Location Markerson
Planet Fallon II
Result Decisive Federated Suns victory
Federated Suns
Draconis Combine
Commanders and leaders
Lieutenant Kate Nomura Tai-i Mercer Ravannion
Forces involved
Recon Lance, McKinnon's Company (Alpha), Vanur's Battalion (1st), 7th Crucis Lancers RCT Unknown DCMS Unit
Provisional Lance, 12th Star Guards


In 3019 three regiments from the DCMS or mercenaries under their employee - including the Twelfth Star Guard - were attempting to rebuild and reorganize on Fallon II. The AFFS surprised the DCMS forces on Fallon II by launching a raid using McKinnon's Raiders, a subcommand of the Seventh Crucis Lancers, to strike at Fallon II, intent on destroying or disabling factories and mines on the metal-rich but air-poor world. It was during the raid by McKinnon's troops that Tai-i Mercer Ravannion attempted to prove his theory that hordes of light 'Mechs would prove more viable as combat forces than smaller numbers of heavier 'Mechs... an attempt that proved to be a failure in what was recorded as the Battle of Markerson.[1]

Units involved[edit]

Draconis Combine[edit]

Federated Suns[edit]


The scenario for this Battle actually balances out almost exactly even in the BV2 system. Taking Skills and preexisting damage into account for both sides McKinnon's Recon Lance has 3,219 and Ravannion 3,214.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Fox's Teeth, pp. 14-15, "The Swarm's Sting"
  2. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 12