7th Donegal Guards

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Seventh Donegal Guards
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Royal Munster Fusiliers (2765)[1]
Earthquakers (3067)
Parent Formation Donegal Guards
Formed

History[edit]

The Seventh Donegal Guards were stationed on Etiler in 2765.[1] The Seventh was active prior to the 2500s, but they were destroyed in combat with the Draconis Combine at that time. The Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces increased the size of their academies briefly, and this surge of trained soldiers allowed the Archon to rebuild the Seventh.[2]

Succession Wars and after[edit]

The Seventh was involved in the five-way battle for Tyrfing as part of the LCAF raiding force that landed in July 2788. While the regiment's BattleMechs managed to weather the profligate use of nuclear and chemical weapons reasonably well, its supporting armor and infantry suffered far heavier losses.[3]

The Seventh was usually stationed on the Free Worlds League border. It attacked Irian in January 2842, and two centuries later devastated the 20th Marik Militia on Concord in December 3048.[4]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The Seventh fought on Giausar and Monte Diablo in the FedCom Civil War.[5]

As of 1st August 3067, the Seventh was on Launam and at 55% strength.[6]

Jihad[edit]

In 3068 the unit was stationed in Loric. Loric was one of the worlds hit and was attacked by the League forces on the 2nd of September 3068 as part of Operation BROKEN FIST.[7] After the FWL victory, the remants of the Seventh Donegal surrendered and were incarcerated in a makeshift POW camp until Tharkad and the LAAF High Command could be contacted.[8]

In 3076 the Seventh was stationed on Lyons as part of the Coalition defenders. Also on the world were the Sixth Pesht Regulars. The Seventh, enraged by the thought of the Pesht Regulars exposing the citizens of Lyons to the Draconis Combine's culture, attempted to eject the Sixth from Lyons. Though the Seventh Donegal appeared to have the upper hand the infighting couldn't be allowed by the Coalition.[9] The fighting was ended by General Belle Lee, who arrived on Lyons two weeks after the initial fighting started. The Seventh was returned to LAAF control.[10]

The LAAF promptly reassigned them to Coalition control, this time placing the Seventh into the Free Worlds League task force under Alys Rousset-Marik. Along with the Twelfth Atrean Dragoons, the Devil's Brigade, and the Eleventh Mechanized Cavalry Cluster, the Seventh invaded Hsien. They started off well, facing only the Hsien Protectorate Militia and Hsien's Hotheads, but the arrival of the Fourth McCarron's Armored Cavalry and Fourth Tau Ceti Rangers turned the fight into a three-way brawl. The Coalition commander was able to convince the CCAF forces to focus on the Word of Blake troops, but coordinated actions were impossible. The fighting reduced the Seventh to about half of its original strength.[11]

During the invasion of Terra, the Seventh landed with Alys Marik's task force to take the Sandhurst Royal Military College. Later the Seventh landed on Mars alongside Stone's Liberators, the 11th Mechanized Cavalry Cluster, and the Alpha Galaxies of Clan Nova Cat and Clan Wolf-in-Exile.[12] The Seventh was present when the Blakist commander surrendered to General Andrew Redburn.[13]

Between 3080 and 3085 the Seventh Donegal Guards were reformed as a Light Combat Team and used by the LCAF High Command to garrison various planets and train new soldiers and units. Though relatively easy duty, many of the Seventh's soldiers have applied for transfer to other units more likely to see combat.[14] In 3085 they were stationed on Donegal.[15]

The Seventh Donegal Guards participated in the defense of Tharkad when Clan Wolf attacked it.[16]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 7th Donegal Guards
Leutnant-General Maria Estaban 3025[17]
Leutnant-General Daniel Voss-Steiner 3019 - 3067[18][19][4][6]
Leutnant-General Stephan Garcon 3085[15]

Tactics[edit]

The unit uses all forces to soften the enemy up, slowly. First the fighters strikes from the sky, after that the artillery pound on them, and as the last push the swift medium mechs and tank companies deliver the final push.[4]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[1]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Etiler.

2786[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[20]

- At this point the Seventh was a medium-weight regiment at full strength and stationed on Alarion.[20]

2821[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[20]

- The Seventh had been reduced to under one-third of its authorized strength and was stationed on Chara.[20]

2830[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[21]

- At this point the Seventh was a medium-weight regiment at nearly full strength and stationed on Chara.[21]

2864[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[21]

- At this point the Seventh was a heavy-weight regiment at just under one-third strength and stationed on Chara.[21]

3025[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Leutnant General Maria Estaban
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Althastan.

3040[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[22]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Rahne. [22]

3050[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [23]

  • CO: Hauptmann ueneral Daniel Voss-Steiner [23]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Rahne and Fianna. [23]

3054[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [24]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Daniel Voss-Steiner [24]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Rahne and Launam. [24]

3062-3067[edit]

7th Donegal Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[4][6]
CO: Leutnant General Voss-Steiner
Aide: Colonel Adrian McCready

7th Donegal Guards Aerospace Wing (1 Wing)[4][6]
CO: Leutnant Colonel Fraser Simberg
Aide: Leutnant Colonel Jennifer Mann

7th Donegal Guards Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[4][6]
CO: Colonel Lloyd Sommers
Aide: Leutnant Colonel Adrienne Cameron
- 144th Donegal Tank Regiment: Colonel Jay-Jay Carr
- 216th Donegal Light Tank: Colonel Hannah Weisz
- 29th Donegal Artillery Regiment: Colonell Cameron Shah

7th Donegal Guards Infantry Brigade (2 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[4][6]
CO: Colonel Erick Dunham
Aide: Leutnant Colonel Ohio Avari
- 523rd Donegal Light Infantry Regiment: Colonel Jaroslav Regusa
- 524th Donegal Light Infantry Regiment: Colonel Porl Warnser

3085[edit]

7th Donegal Guards LCT (Veteran/Fanatical)[15]
CO: Leutnant General Stephan Garcon

7th Donegal Aerospace (Veteran/Fanatical)[15]
CO: Kaptain Des Shafir

7th Donegal Armor Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[15]
CO: Colonel Rorie Andreasen

7th Donegal Infantry Brigade (Regular/Fanatical)[15]
CO: Colonel Nereus Coghlan

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 11, "Donegal Guards" - Regimental Status
  2. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 10
  3. First Succession War, p. 110, "The Tyrfing Holocaust"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 68, "7th Donegal Guards Unit Profile"
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 169, "Donegal Guards bio"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 179, "LAAF Deployment Table - 3067"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [12/09/3068]: "Steiner Lines 'Broken' Says Brett Aide"
  9. Field Report: LAAF, p. 11
  10. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 21
  11. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, pp. 78-79
  12. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 96
  13. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 134
  14. Field Manual: 3085, p. 100
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 108, "LAAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  16. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 24
  17. 17.0 17.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 120 (pdf version), "Unit Deployment Table - 3025"
  18. 20 Year Update, p. 27, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  19. Objective Raids, p. 19, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3054"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 First Succession War, p. 139, "LCAF Deployment Tables"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Second Succession War, p. 99, "LCAF Deployment Tables"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 137
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 20 Year Update, p. 27
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Objective Raids, p. 19

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