19th Syrtis Fusiliers

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Nineteenth Syrtis Fusiliers
Formed 2755-2765
Disbanded First Succession War[1]
Affiliation AFFS
Parent Command Syrtis Fusiliers


Having survived the Davion Civil War as a brigade and been given clemency by First Prince Alexander Davion, the Syrtis Fusiliers remained at a consistent strength of ten regiments from the formation of the Star League Defense Force at the end of the Age of War through the twenty-seventh century. The issue of the Council Edict of 2650 that limited the size of the military of each of the Great Houses had no effect on the Fusiliers,[2] but the repeal of the Edict in 2752[3] led to a sharp and dramatic increase in size of the brigade.[2]

That expansion began in 2755 following authorization from First Prince John Davion and saw ten new regiments including the Nineteenth Syrtis Fusiliers founded over the next ten years.[2] All was not well within the new regiments, however; the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns was an army based on volunteers, not conscription or drafting, which generally resulted in the AFFS being staffed by loyal soldiers who shared a common vision. This wasn't the case with the new Syrtis Fusiliers regiments; the personnel of the Nineteenth and her newly-formed sister regiments reflected the hostility towards the Capellan Confederation espoused by a large portion of the population, and this resulted in a number of discipline issues as well as constant agitation to be allowed to strike at the Confederation in retaliation for the pirate and bandit raids believed to be funded or conducted by Capellan forces.[4]

The ten new regiments were almost identical in composition when founded; each consisted of ten companies of 'Mechs, with those ten companies being comprised of five companies of assorted heavy and medium weight 'Mechs - predominantly Archers, Dervishes, Warhammers and Wolverines - three companies of lightweight designs (typically Locusts and Wasps) organized as a recon battalion and two assault companies equipped mainly with BattleMasters.[2]

First Succession War[edit]

The Nineteenth was one of two regiments of Syrtis Fusiliers to be destroyed during the First Succession War.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 19th Syrtis Fusiliers



Composition History[edit]


Nineteenth Syrtis Fusiliers (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[5]

- At this point in time the Nineteenth were stationed on Taygeta.[5]


Nineteenth Syrtis Fusiliers (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Nineteenth was a medium-weight unit operating at full regimental strength, and was based on Taygeta.[1] The unit was destroyed during the war. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nineteenth Succession War, p. 135, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 18, "Syrtis Fusiliers"
  3. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 3, "Strategic Update"
  4. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Morale"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Regimental Status"