Swann's Cavaliers

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Swann's Cavaliers
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command Independent


Formed during the Second Succession War, the unit retains their founder's name even though eighty years have passed since a Swann has served in the ranks. In early 3026 the Cavaliers were stationed on Quentin. Responsible for defending the Westham Valley, the Cavaliers were called away to perform a diversionary raid against the invading 36th Dieron Regulars and 5th Sword of Light. The civilians in Westham Valley were killed by the 36th, and Swann's Cavaliers became enraged and assaulted the nearest Draconis Combine unit, inflicting heavy losses.[1]

Having served in the Federated Suns for most of its existence the unit left for the Free Worlds League in 3026 and took up a garrison post on Galisteo where it served as a rapid response force on the Lyran and Periphery border. The unit didn't face any opposition until they were raided by the Thumpers in 3038. Swann's Cavaliers have long been the garrison force on Galisteo and are seen as an occupying force by the independent-minded citizens who have caused the unit trouble over the years, including clashes with armed CattleMaster IndustrialMechs.

As of 3054, they were based on Galisteo.[2]

Swann's Cavaliers took part in Operation GUERRERO and destroyed the remnants of the 2nd FedCom RCT on Elgin in 3057. Sometime afterward the unit's contract was offered to the Capellan Confederation who did not like the price the Cavaliers' asked and passed up on picking up the unit. In 3059 the unit was located on Ibarra trying to renegotiate their contract with the FWL. By October 3067 the unit was once again stationed on Galisteo under contract with the FWL, rated "reliable".

While garrisoning the three Trinity Worlds of Galisteo, Cerillos and Sierra the Cavaliers were caught up in a civilian uprising following new taxation laws that culminated in the Bad Rock Massacre in September 3068. They then got bogged down by a nasty guerrilla campaign across all three worlds until Camacho's Caballeros swept in, destroying half of the Cavaliers' aerospace assets and overwhelming their Charlie Battalion in short order on Galisteo. Swann's Cavaliers subsequently fled in unmarked DropShips before they could be apprehended for firing on civilians in the Bad Rock Massacre.[3]

Criminal Charges[edit]

The Cavaliers were listed as one of the units on the MRBC most wanted list in 3071, with a bounty of 50,000 C-bills for every officer and 20,000 C-bills for every warrior levied against them. Latest reports place them on Gibson, in Word of Blake employ. The Cavaliers were officially charged with the following crimes: [4]

  • Crimes Against Humanity (3 counts)
  • Attacks Against Civilians (6 counts)
  • Extreme Breach of Faith (1 count)
  • Disrespect of International (1 count)


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Swann's Cavaliers
Colonel Edward Repplier 3050 - 3067[5][citation needed]

Other Officers[edit]


Swann's Cavaliers are experts in rapid response across the FWL border, and once they have an enemy unit pinned down with their armor and infantry, will move to hit them in the flanks or the rear with their BattleMech forces.



Swann's Cavaliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[6]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Jonzac with an operational readiness of 68 percent.[6]


Swann’s Cavaliers (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Edmund Repplier[5]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Galisteo.[5]


Swann’s Cavaliers (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Edmund Repplier[7]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Galisteo.[7]


Swann’s Cavaliers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)

  • CO/Colonel Edward Repplier
    • XO/Able Battalion: Major Shadra Ling
    • Baker Battalion: Major Cullen Craig
    • Charlie Battalion: Major Muhammad Vandercamph
3 Heavy Battalions, most 'Mechs have Jump Jets or fast movement ratings

Black Swans (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)

  • Wing Commander: Major Orville Wong
Originally Eagle and Lightning designs, replaced with modern Rievers and Stingrays (League manufactured)

Swann’s Trumpeters (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)

1 Light Battalion for harassment and scouting missions, and 2 heavy Battalions for defensive operations

Cygnus Group (1 Reinforced Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)

  • Infantry Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Rodger Young
1 experienced combat engineers battalion, and 1 platoon of battle armor


The Swanns Cavaliers have adopted a color scheme of white with black and yellow trim and the regimental insignia displayed on the right leg of its BattleMechs, front right of its vehicles and on the right wing of its fighters. The unit does use appropriate camo schemes when in the field.


  1. Sorenson's Sabres, pp. 32–33
  2. Objective Raids, p. 39
  3. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 39: "Camacho's Caballeros"
  4. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 19: "The MRBC's Most Wanted: 3071"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 20 Year Update, p. 57: "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Second Succession War, p. 96
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 108