Chasseurs á Cheval

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Chasseurs á Cheval
Formed 2531-2577
Affiliation Magistracy of Canopus
Parent Command MAF

The brigade has existed since the founding of the Canopian nation as the basis of its official army. The army was later expanded with other formations to form what is today known as the Magistracy Armed Forces. From the former four regiments only two survived until 3025. The commands fought many battles against Marik raiders or the Star League. One entire regiment sacrificed themselves to secure an important production complex for the state.[1]


Reunification War[edit]

The Chasseurs á Cheval were formed as the Canopian Light Horse regiments. They formed the core of the Magistracy's military from the time of the nations creation to the modern day. During the Reunification War the Light Horse's hit and run tactics were used by the entire MAF to oppose the SLDF.[2] This was effective for several months, but three regiments of the Chasseurs were forced into a twenty-three week stand-up fight with SLDF forces on Eleusis. Though forced to withdraw, the SLDF's planned two week campaign instead took nearly six months.[3]

The SLDF eventually ran down all the Chasseurs, destroying the Third Light Horse on Tetski in 2582.[4] The First and Fourth Light Horse were both destroyed on Palladix in 2586, while the Second Light Horse was destroyed on Kossandra's Memory in 2588.[5] After the Reunification War, the Light Horse regiments would be reconstituted.

Star League Era[edit]

In 2765 the Chasseurs were known as the brigade where the truly skilled graduates of the Magistracy military academy would serve. At this time each regiment was also assigned a Pinto-class WarShip as part of its escort in addition to their normal complement of JumpShips.[6]


The Light Horse regiments fought the Word of Blake both in the Magistracy and the Capellan Confederation. They ultimately drove the Blakists out of the Magistracy.[7]

Dark Age[edit]

The Chasseurs were used largely as raiding forces against the Oriente Protectorate and other Free Worlds League polities, as well as reinforcements for the Duchy of Andurien.[8]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Chasseurs á Cheval
Colonel Trisha Trevada 3025[1]
General Walter Cooper 3145[9]


Different per Unit.

Units of the Chasseurs á Cheval[edit]

Color Scheme and Unit Insignia[edit]


The name would be written Chasseurs à Cheval in twenty-first century French. The Periphery (first edition) and Historical: Reunification War both use the grave accent.


Reunification War[edit]

  • Chasseurs á Cheval units gain a +1 bonus to Initiative Rolls.[10]
  • Chasseurs á Cheval units may use Off-Map movement[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 98
  2. Historical: Reunification War, pp. 98-99
  3. Historical: Reunification War, pp. 100-101
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 150
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 151
  6. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 14
  7. Field Manual: 3085, p. 138
  8. Field Manual: 3145, p. 192
  9. Field Manual: 3145, p. 200, "Chasseurs á Cheval"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 183, "Chasseurs à Cheval"