Pandora Cavaliers

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Pandora College Training Battalion
Formed 3032
Disbanded prior to 3133
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command Pandora College of Military Sciences,
Lyran Reserves

The unit that would evolve into the Pandora Cavaliers was originally the Pandora College Training Battalion.


The Pandora Training Battalion began operations in 3032. Initially training MechWarriors and armor crews, the unit later added infantry cadets. In 3054, the training battalion integrated battle armor troopers, still quite rare at the time.[1]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In 3054 the Quikscell Company plant on Pandora was guarded by the Pandora College Training Battalion.[2]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War, after the Third Lyran Guards were transferred to defend other worlds closer to the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone, Clan Jade Falcon struck Pandora in 3064. The Pandora College Training Battalion and a few militia regiments were the only Lyran Alliance forces on-world. While fighting valiantly, the Training Battalion and militia forces lasted three weeks before the planet was captured by the Falcons' 124th Striker and Jade Falcon Eyrie Clusters.[3] The training battalion was destroyed.[4]


When the Jade Falcons joined the Coalition against the Word of Blake Jihad, they returned the last survivors of the Pandora College Training Battalion to the LAAF as a peace offering. These warriors had become quite skilled, but the Falcons found them too independent to work within their touman. While the ten MechWarriors were quickly matriculated elsewhere, the LAAF maintained the rest of the Battalion as a overflow cadre for other academies.

In 3079 the battalion was based on Crimond.[5]

Republic Era - Pandora Cavaliers[edit]

Lacking an associated academy to call it home after the Jihad's conclusion, the Pandora College Training Battalion was assigned to the newly-formed Lyran Reserves brigade along with other orphaned Lyran commands. Inspired by the rebirth of the Tamar Cavaliers, brigade commander Hauptmann-General Daniel Bishop chose to remake the Training Battalion as a line unit, the Pandora Cavaliers.

Due to its former role as a training cadre and the large number of still green academy recruits in its TOE, the LCAF utilized the Cavaliers as an extended training force, running cadets through it before transfer to other units. While any other unit might resent this treatment, seeing it as a continuation of its past the Cavaliers consider it an honor and heavily embrace their "foster soldiers".

As of 3085, the Cavaliers were stationed on Kandersteg in the Arc-Royal Theater.[6][7]

Dark Age Era[edit]

Like the Tamar Cavaliers, the Pandora Cavaliers were reportedly destroyed in a series of tit-for-tat raids on the Clan border early in the thirty-second century, implicitly prior to 3133.[8]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Pandora College Training Battalion
Colonel Cyrus Hubbard 3050[9][7]
Commanding Officers of the Pandora Cavaliers
Colonel Cyrus Hubbard 3085[9][7]



Composition History[edit]


Pandora College Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[10]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Pandora.[10]


Pandora College Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[11]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Pandora.[11]


Pandora College Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Kommandant Cyrus Hubbard[12]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Pandora.[12]


Pandora Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[13]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Crimond.[13]


Pandora Cavaliers (Green/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Cyrus Hubbard

Pandora Cavaliers Air Wing (Green/Reliable)[7]


  1. Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 122: "Pandora Training Battalion"
  2. Objective Raids, p. 56: "One-site Defending Units"
  3. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 135: "Clan Jade Falcon Key Worlds"
  4. FedCom Civil War, p. 117
  5. Field Report: LAAF, p. 16
  6. Field Manual: 3085, p. 103: "The Lyran Commonwealth - Lyran Reserves - Pandora Cavaliers"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 109: "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (Deployment as of 31 October 3085) - Arc-Royal Theater"
  8. Field Manual: 3145, p. 130
  9. 9.0 9.1 Objective Raids, p. 22: "Lyran Commonwealth State Command"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 20 Year Update, p. 26
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Objective Raids, p. 22
  13. 13.0 13.1 Field Report: FWLM, p. 16