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VII Hastati Sentinels

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VII Hastati Sentinels
Formed 3081
Affiliation Republic of The Sphere
Parent Command Hastati Sentinels


The VII Hastati Sentinels were formed from the Republic of the Sphere's VII Prefecture.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The VII Hastati Sentinels (also known as the Seventh Hastati) were formed after the RAF recaptured Tikonov. The Seventh was composed of units of the Eleventh, Sixteenth, and Twenty-fifth Auxiliaries.[1] After working up, the unit deployed to Azha in 3082 and destroyed Ambermarle's Highlanders.[2] They then went on to Halloran V, fighting there for nearly a year, before relocating to Irian to rebuild.[1]

In 3085 the VII Hastati was stationed on Irian in Prefecture VII of the Republic of the Sphere.[3]

On Gray Monday the Seventh Hastati were participating in a tour of their Prefecture worlds. They waited on Kalidasa for several months before moving to reinforce the Republic of the Sphere's border with the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth. The three battalions were deployed to the Stewart, Alkes, and New Home systems. They waited through 3132, 3133, and 3144, but no attack came. During their return trip to Irian, they discovered that a four way battle had broken out in the system. The Republic decided to leave Irian to the other combatants, and the Seventh moved to the systems that would become the Republic Remnant. They formed the core of that proto-state's military.[4]

In 3145 the Seventh was split into two units that garrisoned Marcus and Callison.[5]

The Seventh, like all Republic Remnant forces, withdrew to Callison when the Wolf Empire attacked in earnest in 3149. There they welcomed the 2nd Fides Defenders with deployed, combat-ready 'Mechs instead of open arms. They escorted the Second's commander, Colonel Cettina Laurentis, to a meeting with Damien Redburn and Tara Campbell.[6] They also formed part of the honor guard for Jonah Levin when he arrived on 22 August. After Damien Redburn was relieved from duties, the Seventh was placed under the operational command of Knight Ariana Zou and reabsorbed into the RAF.[7]

On March 25, 3150 the Wolf Empire sent the Fifth and Ninth Wolf Battle Clusters to Callison. The Seventh was able to distract the Ninth from the New Roslo spaceport, and stopped the Fifth from reaching Fallosha. Despite this, they had to make strategic withdrawal when the Wolves rallied. During this withdrawal, Knight Ariana Zou was taken as a bondswoman by Star Colonel Krystal Vickers. The Seventh fought on for a few more weeks, but eventually withdrew after taking heavy losses.[8]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the VII Hastati Sentinels
Brigadier General Jerome Stewart 3085[3]
Colonel Veronica St. Martin 3132 - 3145[4][5]

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

3085[edit]

VII Hastati Sentinels (Veteran/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Brigadier General Jerome Stewart

70th Armor Brigade (Elite/Fanatical)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Bankei Tokuoka

710th Infantry Brigade (Green/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Katelin Dubaku

3145[edit]

VII Hastati Sentinels (Veteran/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Veronica St. Martin

70th Armor Brigade (Elite/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Melvin Sakkrin

710th Infantry Brigade (Veteran/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Jane Thurston

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 180
  2. Field Manual: 3085, p. 32
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 187, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 41
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 145, "Republic Armed Forces - Republic Remnant"
  6. Shattered Fortress, p. 70, "Extinguishing the Flame"
  7. Shattered Fortress, p. 71
  8. Shattered Fortress, p. 85, "Collapse of the Remnant"

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