The Dioscuri

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The Dioscuri
The Dioscuri
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
CO Colonel Timothy Nels
JumpShips no
DropShips no
Aerospace yes
Armor no
Infantry yes


The Dioscuri are a mercenary unit that formed part of the Allied Mercenary Command. Circa 3025 their unit strength was two regiments of medium BattleMechs along with infantry support, and they were under contract to the Federated Suns. Their commanding officers at the time were Colonel Timothy Nels and Colonel Michael Nels, with the unit skill level being noted as regular. In 3050 the Dioscuri consisted of two regiments, Castor and Pollux. They were hired by the Federated Commonwealth and deployed in the Malagrotta PDZ. Castor (the first regiment) was stationed on Vackisujfalu, while Pollux (the second regiment) was assigned to garrison Great Gorge.[1]

In 3064 the mercenaries supported the Sixth Donegal Guards against the Jade Falcon Delta Galaxy on Kikuyu. The unit lost most of their equipment before they could retreat back to Morges. The fighting left only one 'Mech battalion.

In 3070 a Word of Blake signal intercepted by ROM indicated that the Blakists believed the Dioscuri to be located on Morges in the Lyran Alliance and considered the Dioscuri to be out of position to interfere with the Blakists' plans, but also indicated that the Dioscuri should be dealt with in a lethal and expedient manner if encountered.[2]

The Jade Falcon struck again in 3071 with Delta Galaxy. The command was during this time at regimental strength but the heavy fighting took its toll. Only two companies survived this encounter. The unit was a shadow of its former self.

Post-Jihad Era[edit]

The Dioscuri were in the employ of the Lyran Alliance at the end of the Jihad, and were stationed on Launam.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Able's Aces
Colonel Timothy Nels 3059
Colonel Owen Watson 3145[4]


The technical staff handles most of the repairs, but for transportation, the unit must count on their employers.


The 2nd battalion acts as a scout force and harasses the enemy, before the assault elements of the 1st battalion hammer the enemies' flanks. Their conventional forces are usually deployed alongside their 'Mech forces.

Dragoon Ratings[edit]


Dragoon Rating: C+

Composition History[edit]


The Dioscuri (2 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[5][6]

  • CO: Colonel Timothy Nels


Castor (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Vackisujfal. [7]

Pollux (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Great Gorge. [7]


Castor (1st Regiment) (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [8]

  • CO: Colonel Timothy Nels [8]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Vackisujfalu. [8]

Pollux (2nd Regiment) (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [8]

  • CO: Colonel Brenda Nels [8]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Great Gorge. [8]


The Dioscuri (Battalion/Regular/Reliable) [9]

  • CO: Colonels Timothy and Brenda Nels [9]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Crimond. [9] Under contract from the AFFC.


The Dioscuri (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable) [10]

  • CO: Colonel Timothy Nels [10]
  • XO/2nd Battalion: Colonel Brenda Nels
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Bountiful Harvest. [10] The 1st is an assault Battalion, and the 2nd is a standard medium/heavy battalion

The Friendly Skies

  • Wing Commander: Major Richard Tankira

The Brotherhood (1 Regiment)

Note: 2 Scout Companies with VTOLs support, 1 artillery company, 1 security battalion, 1 motorized battalion


The Dioscuri (Battalion/Veteran/Questionable)[3]

- The Dioscuri were down to just 40% of full battalion strength by 3079, with 50% of their equipment using upgraded technology.


The Dioscuri (Veteran/Questionable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Owen Watson
- As of 3145 the Dioscuri were under contract to the Lyran Commonwealth, assigned to Whittington, and were at sixty percent of full strength.[4]




  • Before a game the player controlling the Dioscuri must designate one unit a force commander for every four BattleMechs and/or vehicles fielded by the Dioscuri.[11]
  • For each force commander killed or incapacitated during the game the Dioscuri suffer a cumulative -1 modifier to subsequent Initiative rolls.[11]
  • When fighting against Clan Jade Falcon the Dioscuri receive a -1 bonus to all to-hit rolls until a force commander is killed or incapacitated.[11]
  • Each Dioscuri pilot may re-roll one Hit Location per game. The second roll is final and may not be rerolled.[11]



  1. 20 Year Update, p. 22
  2. Blake Ascending, p. 192, "AMC Status Advisory"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Report: LAAF, p. 18, "Irregular Force Status"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 182, "Notable Mercenary Forces - Lyran Commonwealth"
  5. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 138
  6. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 12, "Operation RAT"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 140
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 20 Year Update, p. 22
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Objective Raids, p. 23
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 109
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 124, "The Dioscuri (A)"
  • Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 53 - "Unitprofile"