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Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname Spirit of Steel Edge
Parent Formation Ryuken
Formed 3026



In 3026 Takashi Kurita ordered the creation of a BattleMech unit trained in the tactics of the Wolf's Dragoons mercenary unit. Takashi later ordered that the Ryuken where to be split into several companies and each was to expand to regimental size. The Ryuken-go was one of the units formed.[1]

4th Succession War[edit]

War of 3039[edit]

Ronin Wars[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

During Operation Bulldog the Ryuken-go regiment attacked Garstedt and faced the 17th Jaguar Regulars. They suffered heavy losses.[2]

Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

Ryuken-go began defending Matsuida from Federated Suns forces in early 3068. The High Command wasn't able to transfer any reinforcements to the world, however, and the unit was destroyed by the end of 3068.[3]

Following the destruction of the Ryuken-go, some of the few survivors went on to band together with remnants of other destroyed DCMS commands such as the 16th Legion of Vega and the 3rd Dieron Regulars to form the mercenary unit known as the Kouki no Otakebi.[4]

Republic Era[edit]

The Ryuken-go was reformed in 3099. They faced elements of the Black Dragon Society on Awano. They were successful. They spent the next forty years raiding the Federated Suns Draconis March.[5] When Wolf's Dragoons were hired by the Combine in 3139, they renewed their relationship with Ryuken-go. The two units quickly formed a good working relationship.[6]

Dark Age[edit]

Ryuken-go was present on Misery for fighting that took place in 3139.[7] They also fought alongside the Dragoons on Marlowe's Rift and Wapakoneta.[8] Small teams of the Ryuken-go would raid worlds in advance of the Dragoon's arrival.[9]

The Ryuken-go during the invasion of the Federated Suns participated in the Combine's assault on Robinson, killing Duke Corwin Sandoval in the process.[10][11] Later they only took only moderate losses wiping out the Third Ceti Hussars on Deshler, and finally ending up on Marduk which fell in short order.[12]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Ryuken-go
Tai-sa Davis Shotoku 3059[13]
Tai-sa Axl Johnson 3099[5]
Tai-sa Tori Ishihara 3139[5]
Tai-sa Reynaldo Zapata 3145[5].[14]

Other Officers[edit]


Every MechWarrior is skilled in the operation of his machine. This allow the unit complex maneuvers. The command prefers open field warfare to used the combined arms to its best. The conventional forces play a important role.[13] During the Battle of Misery, this improved piloting skill allowed the warriors of Ryuken-go to make physical attacks more effectively.[16]

Composition History[edit]


Ryuken-go (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[17]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Fellanin II. [17]


Ryuken-go (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Angel Ochoa [18]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Fellanin II. [18]


Ryuken-go (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Sho-sho Sung Kim II


Ryuken-go(1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[13]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Davis Shotoku
  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Wesley Smith
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Michael Ryoanji

- The unit contains 36 OmniMechs and received many upgrades also.

Ryuken-go Aerospace (1 Wing/Reqular/Questionable)[13]

  • Wing Commander: Chu-sa Kimmohito Saimita

Ryuken-go Armor (1 Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[13]

  • Armor Commander: Tai-sa Andrew Jamesson

Ryuken-go Motorized Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[13]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Karl Tsechir




  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Tori Ishihara

113th Benjamin Infantry[20]


Ryuken-go (Elite/Fanatical)[14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Reynaldo Zapata

Ryuken-go Aerospace (Wing/Elite/Fanatical)[14]

Ryuken-go Armor (Veteran/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Willard Lewis

Ryuken-go Infantry (Elite/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Loren McConnell


  1. Wolves on the Border, p.??[citation needed]
  2. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 26
  3. Field Report: DCMS, p. 17
  4. Field Report: DCMS, p. 20, "Mercenaries"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Era Report: 3145, p. 47
  6. Era Report: 3145, p. 22
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 6
  8. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 10, 12, 44
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 52
  10. Era Report: 3145, p. 34
  11. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 4
  12. Field Manual: 3145, p. 61, "Ryuken-go"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 130, "Ryuken-go Unit Profile"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 64, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  15. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 4
  16. Historical Turning Points: Misery, p. 9
  17. 17.0 17.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 20-Year Update, p. 42
  19. Objective Raids, p.28
  20. 20.0 20.1 Redemption Rift, Part 2, p. 12