Justine's Grenadiers

Brigade Insignia of the Capellan Reserves
Justine's Grenadiers
Formed late 2810s[1]
Affiliation Capellan Confederation
Parent Command Capellan Reserves

Unit Brief[edit]

Primarily a defense unit in the Capellan Commonality, which was principally used to defend its borders from House Marik aggressions.

Unit Insignia[edit]

Crossed Laser Rifles surrounded by a golden wreath.


The unit was formed volunteers from New Florence and Liao during the Successions Wars. The Grenadiers fought its first battle against Atrean Dragoons on Matheran in 2818. It won another singular victory against House Marik in 2820, when defending the world of Kwamashu. They fought Marik Militia unit and repelled them from the world, capturing two air lances' worth of Seydlitz AeroSpace Fighters.

In 2830, the unit conducted its first offensive mission against Marik World of Suzano. There they fought and destroyed an entire regiment of the Orloff Grenadiers.

Justine's Grenadiers developed a reputation from their string of successes. They became known for their trickery and ability to deceive their opponents. This proved to be true in defense of the world Bernardo where feigned withdrawal to deceive the world's invaders. They later returned, coming from the arctic regions to hit the unsuspecting Marik Militia force. The unit managed to capture number of Wasp and Flea light 'Mechs from them. They again feigned withdrawal before conducting a second surprise attack.

The Grenadiers later conducted a deep strike against world of Wisconsin in 2838. Wisconsin was being used as a rest & relaxation stop for two reserve Marik forces. The Grenadiers' AeroSpace lances caught and destroyed the 8th Marik Militia without warning, destroying them in a daring early morning attack.[2]

In 2905, the unit conducted its first attack against Davion world of Novaya Zemlya. The Grenadiers' air lance took heavy damage by Davion air forces due lack of coordination.

The unit since the 2960s, begun to suffer to lack of resources to maintain its unit strength. Because of this, Grenadier's deep strikes became less frequent. With unit only conducting specified objective raids against Marik worlds for supplies and what not. Unit morale begun to plummet considerably due to reduction of its more offensive actions it was known for. Despite that, its individual members have kept their morale up.

In the 4th Succession War the units 1st & 2nd battalion later in the war become part of the 3rd Republican. The 3rd battalion was destroyed in the failed defense of Saiph.


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Justine's Grenadiers
Colonel Nancy Justine Gordon 3025[3]-3029[4]


Known for feigning withdrawals, sneak attacks, and deep strikes.

Composition History[edit]


Justine's Grenadiers (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[5]

- At this point in time the Grenadiers were a medium-weight regiment operating at just below full strength and were stationed on Kwamashu.[5]


Justine's Grenadiers (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[6]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Kwamashu with an operational readiness of 151 percent.[6] The unit was destroyed during the war.[6]


Justine's Grenadiers (3 Battalions/Veteran/Fanatical)[3]

1st Battalion Commander
Major Andreas Hamilton
2nd Battalion Commander
Major Otto Leopold
3rd Battalion Commander
Major Norman Ming

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Elgin and also on Sirius.[3]


Justine's Grenadiers (3 BattleMech Battalions/Veteran, 1 Mixed Armor/Infantry Support Battalion/Veteran)

  • CO: Colonel Nancy Justine Gordon
  • 1st Battalion - Elgin
  • 2nd Battalion - Sirius
  • 3rd Battalion - Saiph[7]


  1. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 92 - "Unit formation is not noted, only its first battle"
  2. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 65, "23rd Marik Militia"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 106
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 84: "Wasat"
  5. 5.0 5.1 First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 135, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF) - Deployment Table"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Second Succession War, p. 95
  7. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 114: "Justine's Grenadiers"