Ramilie's Raiders

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Ramilie's Raiders
Ramilie's Raiders
Unit Profile (as of 3071)
CO Colonel Nicholas Ramilie
JumpShips Yes
DropShips Yes
Aerospace No
Armor No
Infantry No

Unit Description[edit]

The Raiders were a usual battalion size mercenary company, best known for their services in the Magistracy of Canopus with its family linked to the ruling family there.


Early Times and Succession Wars[edit]

Ramilie's Raiders were formed from previous remains of other mercenary units during the early days of the Third Succession War. The unit had been service with both the Federated Suns and the Capellan Confederation over course of the war into the second decade of thirty-first century. By 3022, Colonel Newton Ramilie had inherited his father's command becoming its second commanding officer. The Raiders had broken with Capellans multiple times in the past, due to problems with Chancellor Maximilian Liao. Major Ramilie felt it was time quit Liao space permanently. As the unit leaving, the unit stop only once during their "escape" from Liao Space, to raid a supply depot. Snatching Liao supplies label the unit as pirates and a bounty was set on their heads as they head to the Periphery. During their escape, the unit "acquired" a Liao owned Invader Class JumpShip.[1][2]

In Service of the Magistracy of Canopus[edit]

Entering service with the Canopians, the unit was utilized as a reaction force. At the time, they were considered reliable and hardcore elite MechWarriors.[1][2]


The Raiders were under contract to the Fronc Reaches when the Jihad began, but they broke their contract when they learned of events on Canopus.[3] In August 3071, the Raiders dropped on Canopus in an attempt to recover Emma Centrella and Hadji Doru. Though they faced elements of the 41st Shadow Division they were able to get Senior General Hadji Doru off the world.[4] Although successful in extracting Doru from Canopus, by the 30th of August the Raiders had been destroyed.[5][6] A few survivors of the desperate mission on Canopus apparently managed to escape alongside the members of the Canopus underground they had saved with their action.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Ramilie's Raiders
Colonel Newton Ramilie 3022 - 3059[2][1]
Colonel Nicolas Ramilie 3067[citation needed]



Composition History[edit]


Ramilie's Raiders (1 Battalion/Elite/Fanatical)[2]

  • CO: Major Newton Ramilie [2]
Note: Support units for the mercenaries, including Infantry, Aerospace fighters, Dropships and JumpShip are no specified in size or numbers.


Ramilie’s Raiders (1 Battalion/Elite/Fanatical)[7]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Thurrock. [7]


  • Ramilie's Raiders (2 BattleMech Battalions - Elite&Reliable))
  • Command Lance - CO: Colonel Nicolas Ramilie
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Major Paula Nupen
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Major Newton Ramilie II
  • Ramilie's Sky Pirates (2 Squadrons - Veteran) CO: Major Elissa Baumgarden
  • Ramilie's Raiders Infantry (1 Battalion - Veteran) CO: Major Joffrey Schtern


Ramilie's Raiders (2 Battalions/Elite/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Newton Ramilie [1]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Early Dawn. [8]


  • Ramilie's Raiders (2 BattleMech Battalions - Elite)
    • Command Lance - CO: Colonel Nicolas Ramilie
    • 1st Battalion - CO: Major Paul Florey
    • 2nd Battalion - CO: Major Newton Ramilie II

- Support Note: Unit transportation force only consists of single Overlord Class DropShip and Invader Class JumpShip.[9]

Dragoons Rates[edit]

  • Rating 3025 = N/A
  • Rating 3059 = D
  • Rating 3067 = F
Original Ramilie's Raider Emblem


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Manual: Mercenaries p. 79
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Periphery 1st Edition, p.99
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 120, "The Condemned"
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 58
  5. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  6. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p.87
  8. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 112
  9. Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised page 96 - Ramilie's Raiders - main article & Support - Assets reduced due to departing the MoC.