3rd Andurien Rangers
|Third Andurien Rangers|
|Affiliation||Duchy of Andurien|
|Parent Command||Andurien Rangers|
The Third Andurien Rangers were formed from the Ninth Free Worlds Legionnaires during the Jihad.
During their formation in 3076 there was a great deal of tension between soldiers from Andurien and those from other parts of the Free Worlds League. The tension threatened to escalate into violence, but Dame Humphries intervened and those soldiers who wished to leave the Rangers were allowed to go without any problems. The remaining members of the Ninth Legionnaires were reassigned to form the Third Andurien Rangers. This battalion of troops split into company sized formations in 3079 to garrison El Giza, Hudeiba, and Mosiro. This deployment was part of the mutual defense treaty signed by the Duchy of Andurien and the Mosiro Archipelago. After the Archipelago merged with the Duchy, the Third Andurien Rangers were gathered to their full battalion size and ordered to garrison Shiro III.
By 3145 they were largely equipped with medium 'Mechs for a good mix of firepower and mobility. They were stationed on Ryerson with the Sixth Andurien Guards. This proximity developed into a friendly rivalry between the two units.
|Commanding Officers of the 9th Free Worlds Legionnaires|
|Commanding Officers of the 3rd Andurien Rangers|
The Third Andurien Rangers uses tactics similar to the First Andurien Rangers. The main difference is the heavier weight of the Third's equipment and their preference for long range combat. Where the First will rush into an enemy force to take shots at weaker rear armor, the Third will stand off and use long range fire to destroy their foes.
Third Andurien Rangers (Battalion/Green/Reliable) 
- Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on El Giza and Mosiro and Hudeiba. In 3079 the Third Rangers were missing only 10% of their battalion sized formation.
Third Andurien Rangers (1 Battalion/Green/Reliable)
- CO: Colonel Cassia Faulkers
Third Andurien Rangers (1 Battalion/Regular/Reliable)
- CO: Colonel James Cline
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Report: FWLM, p. 12
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 80
- ↑ Field Manual: 3145, p. 112
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 91, "Andurien Defense Force"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 117, "Free Worlds League Military - Andurien Defense Force"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Field Report: FWLM , p. 12