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Queen's Gambit

Queen's Gambit
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command


The Dark Age[edit]

Queen's Gambit was a small mercenary unit specialized in incendiary warfare.

The command was passing through Tharkad to allow several of its MechWarriors to visit family on the Lyran capital when they were forced into the fight when Clan Jade Falcon invaded the planet in July 3143.

Captain Stephanie "Queen Steph" Rutherford fearlessly led her meager company into the midst of the Eleventh Falcon Velites. The Jade Falcon recon Binary was led by Star Commander Josephus. Josephus was hardput to engage the Gambit's streaking light 'Mechs, and committed the deadly sin of succumbing to target fixation. He identified the Gambit's commander in her Jaguar and pursued her to the exclusion of all others. This failure caused him to stretch out his Binary's line and made his comrades easy prey for a company of Tharkad militia.

The unit suffered heavy losses in their combat on Tharkad, but those losses were made good by the LCAF. Her 'Mechs were fully repaired, and a demi-company of new MechWarriors quickly joined up once the unit had the LCAF's gift of six new 'Mechs in her possession. [1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Queen's Gambit
Captain Stephanie "Queen Steph" Rutherford 3143[1]



Composition History[edit]


A meager company.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, p. 28 "Jaguar"
  2. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 130 "Jaguar"