Kentares Draconis March Militia

Kentares Draconis March Militia
Formed 3063
Affiliation Federated Suns
Parent Command Draconis March Militia

History[edit]

Civil War[edit]

During Wave Two of the FedCom Civil War, Ian Dresari led a small force consisting of former AFFC officers and Chaos March mercenaries to his homeworld of Kentares IV to liberate the planet from its Loyalist oppressors, consisting of the Clovis DMM and two combined-arms combat commands from the 5th Donegal Guards, led by Lord Marcus Roland. In a mere three months, Dresari's troops defeated the Loyalists, many of whom decided to defect and join Dresari.[1] The commanding officers of the Clovis DMM were arrested by Ian Dresari in April of 3063 and the leaderless unit was folded into the newly formed Kentares DMM, personally led by the recently appointed Duke Ian.[citation needed]

On January 23, 3065, the 3rd Benjamin Regulars of the DCMS invaded Kentares IV as part of the DCMS Reprisal,[2] the Draconis Combine's counterattack against Duke James Sandoval's unauthorized invasion of the Combine. The Regulars immediately engaged the DMM, which was quickly overwhelmed and took heavy losses, but did inflict similar losses upon the Regulars. On January 27, the 10th Lyran Guards, commanded by Marshal James McFarland, landed on Kentares and joined up with the DMM. The combined Tenth/DMM task force swiftly defeated the Third and took the surviving Regulars as prisoners-of-war.[3]

Jihad[edit]

The Kentares DMM participated in Operation SCOUR and the assault on Terra.[4]

After returning to the Federated Suns, the Kentares DMM was stationed on Kentares IV. The only complete Light Combat Team in the Draconis March Militia organization, the Kentares DMM consists of two BattleMech battalions. They're also equipped with a wide array of salvaged weapons, including a complete platoon of Purifier Adaptive battle armor.[5]

The Kentares DMM of 3085 was considered by many to be a fourth member of the Robinson Brigade. The formation of the Robinson DMM reduced the unit's size slightly as it donated a company of BattleMechs to the new unit. Despite this, the Kentares DMM maintained its high experience levels, and was still authorized to maintain two battalions of BattleMechs.[6]

Dark Age[edit]

The Kentares DMM gave up its second 'Mech battalion to rebuild the First and Second Robinson Strikers, but gained more battlesuits and a company of OmniVehicles as compensation. After the Palmyra Debacle and the near-collapse of the AFFS against a Combine invasion, the entire world of Kentares went on high alert. The local national guard commander placed his forces under DMM command, while virtually all civilian manufacturing was switched over to production of war matériel. Their plan in the face of Combine invasion was to arm the entire population and for every man, woman and child on the planet to fight the DCMS to the death.[7]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Kentares Draconis March Militia
Duke of Kentares IV Ian Dresari 3065[citation needed]
Major General Liam Grey 3067[8][9]
General Liam Grey 3085[8][9]

Tactics[edit]

Prior to the invasion of Kentares IV by the 3rd Benjamin Regulars, the DMM had never engaged in large-scale warfare against an RCT, but were experts in guerrilla tactics.

Composition History[edit]

3065[edit]

Kentares Draconis March Militia (1 Regiment/Unknown/Unknown)

  • CO: Duke Ian Dresari

3067[edit]

Kentares DMM (Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Major General Liam Grey

Kentares DMM Aerospace Wing (Veteran/Reliable)[8]

Kentares DMM Armor Brigade (Green/Fanatical)[8]

Kentares DMM Infantry Brigade (Green/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Leftenant General Dana Eubirch

3079[edit]

Kentares Draconis March Militia LCT (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Kentares IV.[10] The Kentares DMM was restructured as an LCT. Unlike most other LCTs however, they possessed two battalions of BattleMechs.[5]

3085[edit]

Kentares DMM LCT (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: General Liam Grey

Kentares DMM Aerospace Wing (Green/Reliable)[9]

Kentares DMM Armor Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Leftenant General Jovanna Polack

Kentares DMM Infantry Brigade (Green/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Leftenant General Raine Layfield

Notes[edit]

  • As of January 23, 3065, the Kentares DMM consisted of two 'Mech battalions and two combined-arms combat commands of armor and infantry.[11]

References[edit]

  1. FedCom Civil War, p. 82
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 135
  3. FedCom Civil War, p. 137
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 96
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 18
  6. Field Manual: 3085, p. 66
  7. Field Manual: 3145, p. 83
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 140: "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 71: "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 17
  11. FedCom Civil War, p. 137

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