Ramilie's Raiders

Ramilie's Raiders
Ramilie's Raiders
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command Independent

Ramilie's 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][3]

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] They had been in service to the Magistracy of Canopus for nearly thirty years in the 3050's. Their long service allowed them to expand to two battalions.[3]

Civil War[edit]

When their contract with the Magistracy expired, the Black Dragon Society hired them for a "sizable" amount to travel to Skye while impersonating the Fifteenth Dieron Regulars. On 12 July 3062, they raided the world, starting a chain of events that saw the Combine annex the Lyons Thumb. The Raiders returned to the Periphery, and the MRBC appears to have remained in the dark about this false-flag contract.[4][5]


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.[6] 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.[7] Although successful in extracting Doru from Canopus, by the 30th of August the Raiders were mostly destroyed.[8][9] 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.[6]


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


The Raiders first battalion specialized in rapid response for the Magistracy Armed Forces. Their Assault Battalion was primarily heavy and assault 'Mechs, but robust medium 'Mechs like Griffins, Wolverines, and Hunchbacks were also present.[3]

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)[10]

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


  • 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. [11]


  • 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.[12]

Dragoons Rating[edit]

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

Unit Schemes[edit]

The Raiders use a dark red color scheme with black striping.[13]


  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 3.2 Combat Manual: Mercenaries, p. 60
  4. Path of Glory, ch. 5
  5. FedCom Civil War, p. 20: "Skye"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 120, "The Condemned"
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 58
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  9. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p.87
  11. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 112
  12. Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised page 96 - Ramilie's Raiders - main article & Support - Assets reduced due to departing the MoC.
  13. Field Manual: Mercenaries, Revised, p. 96