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Second Robinson Rangers
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname "The Patriots"
Parent Formation Robinson Rangers
Formed 2765-2786

The Second Robinson Rangers was a BattleMech Regiment originally raised as regional force to protect the Draconis March of the Federated Suns.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Second Robinson Rangers and a sister regiment, the First Robinson Rangers, were formed or reactivated at some point between 2765[1] and the outbreak of the First Succession War in 2786. Both regiments were subsequently destroyed before the end of the First Succession War.[2]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During 3029 the Second Rangers were stationed on Breed. The 11th Benjamin Regulars attacked the world on June 7th[3] of that year the Rangers finally managed to push the Regulars off back world on June 19th, with assistance from several civilians.[4]

War of 3039[edit]

In the War of 3039 the Combine captured the world and forced the Second Rangers off-world. A third of the Rangers remained behind and waged a guerrilla war against the DCMS forces until the AFFS could send reinforcements.[5]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

In 3050 the Second Robinson Rangers are stationed on Phact.[5][6]

The Second Robinson Rangers were out of position when Operation Guerrero launched and were unable to prevent the takeover of the Chaos March. They also protested the deployment of Combine peacekeepers in the Lyons Thumb, but a lack of funds prevented them from hiring commercial transport to immediately oppose the move.[5]

Dark Age Era[edit]

In 3090 a battalion of the 1st Robinson Rangers were split off from that regiment and used to form the core of the new Second Robinson Rangers. They got off to a good start by landing on Barlow's End in 3094, driving the DCMS off world and taking the system for the Federated Suns. The Second spent the next five decades in the Draconis Reach, frequently fighting the DCMS to a standstill.

The Combine sent a DEST team to raid Lima in 3106. The Second Rangers were defending that world, and though they engaged the DCMS forces, they were unable to prevent the DEST team from stealing a database from an MIIO installation.[7]

In 3139 the Second was undergoing rest and refit on Robinson when the Draconis Combine made a huge push to take the Draconis Reach. Their transportation assets were unavailable, and so the Second wasn't able to stop the DCMS' advance. They did prevent Wolf's Dragoons from taking Glenmora[8][9], but had to stop when the Ryuken-go arrived to reinforce the Dragoons.

The Second was stationed on Robinson in 3144. The DCMS landed on the world that year and drove the defenders out of the system, but only after the Second took heavy losses. The survivors relocated to Markesan to recover.[10][11]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Robinson Rangers
Colonel Eric Vehrson 3025[12]
Leftenant General Cluely Montserrat 3050-3054[6][13]
Colonel Theodore Mikul 3062[5]
Colonel Martin Givens 3145[14]

Tactics[edit]

Preferred close-range combat.[5]

Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

Second Robinson Rangers (Regular/Questionable)[2]

- At this point in time the Second was a light-weight unit operating at full regimental strength, and was based on Robinson.[2]

3025[edit]

Second Robinson Rangers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Colonel Eric Vehrson
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Breed.

3040[edit]

Second Robinson Rangers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[15]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Phecda III. [15]

3050[edit]

2nd Robinson Rangers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [16]

  • CO: Leftenant General Cluey Montserrat [16]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Phact. [16]

3054[edit]

2nd Robinson Rangers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [17]

  • CO: Leftenant General Cluely Montserrat [17]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Phact. [17]

3062[edit]

Second Robinson Rangers (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Theodor Mikui

- Primarily medium-class 'Mechs, two Companies with C3 equipped

3145[edit]

Second Robinson Rangers (Regular/Fanatical)[14]

  • CO: Colonel Martin Givens

Second Robinson Rangers Air Wing (Veteran/Fanatical)[14]

Game Rules[edit]

Dark Age[edit]

During the Dark Age, the Second Robinson Rangers can use Off-Map Movement, and until the off-map units arrive, they receive a +1 Initiative bonus. 'Mech pilots are trained to use physical attacks, and so when randomly determining skills, the Robinson Ranger player should add +1 to rolls for determining Piloting skill, and should subtract -1 to rolls for determining Gunnery skill.[18]

References[edit]

  1. Field Report 2765: AFFS
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 First Succession War, p. 135, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  3. An Emissary of Heaven, p. 2
  4. An Emissary of Heaven, p. 15
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 102, "2nd Robinson Rangers Unit Profile"
  6. 6.0 6.1 20 Year Update, p. 23
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 4
  8. Era Report: 3145, p. 154
  9. Redemption Rift Part Three, p. 21
  10. Era Report: 3145, p. 51
  11. Field Manual: 3145, p. 80
  12. 12.0 12.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 136 (pdf version), "Raman PDZ"
  13. Objective Raids, p. 17, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 91, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Historical: War of 3039, p.136
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 20 Year Update, p. 23
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Objective Raids, p. 17
  18. Era Report: 3145, p. 164

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