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Bronson's Horde

Bronson's Horde
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command Independent


Bronson's Horde was formed in 2869 through Colonel William Bronson and other former members of the Eridani Light Horse command who believed the former Star League unit should embrace the mercenary life.[1]

In 2946 the Horde assault the Light Horse on New Karlsruh. The fight was brutal and cost the mercs over a regiment's worth of equipment and all space assets, also their reputation as a solid mercenary force.[2] The unit fought for and against all great houses for the next several decades. [3]

While employed by the Marian Hegemony, Bronson's Horde defected to the Circinus Federation and turned against their employers. They are currently working for the Word of Blake, and mounting numbers of claims of criminal activity perpetrated by the Horde have been reported. The unit was branded "Wanted dead or alive for: war crimes, acts of fraud/piracy, attacks on civilian targets". , with its last known whereabouts being Epsilon Eridani.[4]

Between 3069 and 3070 the unit was acting garrison of Tybalt and training both Protectorate Militia Divisions on planet, the 1st and the 2nd.[5]

During the Jihad Bronson's Horde fought for the Word of Blake on New Avalon. Between the Second and Third Battles of New Avalon, the Horde raided the world, forcing the defending 1st Davion Guards to remain alert.[6] Shortly thereafter they supported a raid by the 36th Division that sought supplies. The 5th FedCom RCT repelled the Blakists but the Horde was able to escape with several hundred tons of supplies and repair equipment. [7] They also supported the 44th Shadow Division when that unit landed to reinforce the attacking Blakists. The heavy fighting they saw destroyed the command. [8]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Bronson's Horde
Colonel William Bronson 2869[3]
Colonel Russel Bronson 2946[1]
Colonel Dwayne Bronson 3059 - 3071[8]


The regiment uses mass fire to open holes. These are then used by the battalions to destroy the enemy.[3]


The transport assets includes two Invader-class JumpShips and enough DropShips to carry the unit's assets. The Horde's techs can cover most of the common repairs.

Mercenary Rating[edit]

Dragoon Rating: C

Composition History[edit]


Bronson's Horde (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [9]

  • CO: Colonel Dwayne Bronson [9]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Alphard. [9]


Bronson's Horde (1 Expanded Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[3]

- All 'Mechs are upgraded

- The unit contains an command battalion and is heavy weight

- The unit is medium weight with some upgrades

Bronson's Vengeful Spirits (2 Wings/Green/Reliable)

  • 1st Wing Commander: Major Paul Russo
  • 2nd Wing Commander: Major Stanislav Chistov



  1. 1.0 1.1 Mercenary's Handbook, p. 69
  2. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 86
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 50, "Bronson's Horde Profile"
  4. Dawn of the Jihad, p. 36, "MRBC ADVISORY: UPDATES TO ROGUE/WANTED LIST"
  5. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployments"
  6. Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon, p. 9
  7. Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon, pp. 9-10
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon, p. 7, "Combatants"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 113