2nd Canopian Lancers
|Second Canopian Lancers|
|Affiliation||Magistracy of Canopus|
|Parent Command||Canopian Lancers|
The Dark Age
The Second Canopian Lancers were formed a decade later than their sister regiment, the First Canopian Lancers, although using similar principles for their organization and equipped along the same lines. Having formed up, the Second went on to garrison Betelgeuse in the Capellan Confederation; given that the nearest neighbor was the Duchy of Andurien, which was on generally friendly terms with both the Confederation and the Magistracy of Canopus at the time, the Second saw relatively little combat during their time on the world.
Following the Capellan invasion of the Republic of the Sphere the Confederation made a request to the Magistracy Armed Forces to have the Second redeployed to the former Republic world of Styk. Styk was important strategically and the site of the Tao 'Mechworks facilities, but was a generally quiet world, and the Second deployed there; the Republic Armed Forces launched a number of counterattacks to try and recapture Styk, but the equipment losses the Second took defending the world were replaced directly by Tao 'Mechworks, allowing the Second to remain in good shape.
In 3146 the Second joined the Liao Conservatory Cadre as reinforcements for the Nanking Home Guard on Styk. The hope was that the two units could capture Task Force Navarre. However, this wasn't possible. Four years later the Second was joined by the 1st Liao Guards, 4th Liao Guards, 5th Sian Dragoons, and Warrior House Dai Da Chi in preparation for an assault on the Republic of the Sphere. During the planning stage, each unit suffered from sabotage that required weeks of repairs and replacement parts to fix. This scrapped the initial timeframe.
|Commanding Officers of the 2nd Canopian Lancers|
Second Canopian Lancers (Green/Questionable)
- CO: Colonel Carol Jacoby
- - At this point in time the Second were still stationed on Styk and were operating at eighty percent of full strength.
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 192, "First Canopian Lancers"
- Shattered Fortress, p. 17
- Shattered Fortress, p. 79
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 200, "Canopian Lancers"