McCrimmon's Light Cavalry

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McCrimmon's Light Cavalry
Formed 2933
Affiliation Capellan Confederation
Parent Command Capellan Confederation Armed Forces


History[edit]

Formation and Third Succession War[edit]

The Cavalry was formed in 2933 by volunteers from the worlds of Ningpo and Kansu. The unit was based throughout its existence on Tikonov's borders.

In its first battle in 2934, the unit fought elements of the Syrtis Fusiliers pushing hard against the newly formed MacGregor's Armored Scouts on Elbar[1] Late that year the unit's attached mercenary units were dispatched to Hsien to again help their sister unit, MacGregor's Armored Scouts, to repulse House Marik's assault. Its mercenary forces were successful in linking up with the beleaguered Scouts and repulsed the Atrean Dragoons from the planet.[2]

The Cavalry saw action on Deneb Kaitos, repulsing Davion forces raiding the planet in 2942. The harsh but successful engagement cost the unit five Vindicator BattleMechs.

In 2960, the Cavalry saw its greatest loss yet. The Cavalry's Third Battalion was isolated on the world of Hoan when elements of the Davion Guards forced the entire battalion to surrender.[3]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In the Fourth Succession War, the First Battalion was destroyed in the failed defense of Ningpo. The Second Battalion lost two companies in the failed defense of Slocum and the last company surrendered on Basalt where it took part in Operation RIPOSTE. The Third Battalion was destroyed in the failed defense of Pleione against both regiments of the Screaming Eagles.[4]

Kujari[edit]

By 3033, McCrimmon's Light Cavalry had scraped together a battalion of troops. They were based on Kujari along with Steele's Eagles, Rivaldi's Hussars, and St. Cyr's Armored Grenadiers. They faced the Black Widow Battalion on the world, and lost every encounter despite having numerical superiority.[5]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of McCrimmon's Light Cavalry
Colonel Chester McCrimmon 3025[citation needed]

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

McCrimmon's Light Cavalry (3 'Mech Battalions plus support) (Regular/Reliable)[6]

Regimental Battle Group[7]
Support Battalion
  • Battalion HQ (armor lance)
  • Recon Company (armor company)
  • Security Company (nine jump infantry platoons)
  • Armor Company (armor company)
First Battalion
CO: Major Georgette Girondas[8]
  • Battalion HQ ('Mech lance)
  • Alpha Company ('Mech company)
  • Bravo Company ('Mech company)
  • Charlie Company ('Mech company)
Second Battalion
CO: Major Mary June Masters[8]
  • Battalion HQ ('Mech lance)
  • Alpha Company ('Mech company)
  • Bravo Company ('Mech company)
  • Charlie Company ('Mech company)
Third Battalion
  • Battalion HQ ('Mech lance)
  • First Company ('Mech company)
  • Second Company ('Mech company)
  • Third Company ('Mech company)
Note: At this time the unit was stationed on the following planets: Ningpo, Slocum and Pleione.[6] Primary BattleMech unit. Consisting primarily of Centurion & Ostscout BattleMechs.[9]

Notes[edit]

  • The Cavalry's profile is split between articles in Limits of Success, its own unit profile with a related independent unit, MacGregor's Armored Scouts. The profiles of both units have them interacting in the same year. In actual history found in early part of the House Liao sourcebook, has them on a different planet in the same year assisting Armored Scouts. However, Limits of Success article includes mention that mercenary units attached to McCrimmon's force were dispatched to help the Armored Scouts later on Hsien. Since none of the articles state the time of year these events occurred, it allows for them occurring in the same year.

References[edit]

  1. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 94: "McCrimmon's Light Cavalry unit profile". - Text from Limits of Success, p. 49 mentions different actions in same year
  2. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 49: "Limits of Success" - Mercenaries of McCrimmon's service aid the Armored Scouts in their time need
  3. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 94: "McCrimmon's Light Cavalry" - Third Battalion surrenders on Hoan to elements of Davion Guard
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 19: Assault of Pleione
  5. More Tales of the Black Widow, p. 18
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 106
  7. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 124
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 94: "McCrimmon's Light Cavalry Unit Profile"
  9. House Liao (the Capellan Confederation), p. ??: "McCrimmon's Light Cavalry bio" - Primary BattleMechs[citation needed]

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