XII Hastati Sentinels

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XII Hastati Sentinels
Formed 3137[1]
Affiliation Republic of the Sphere
Parent Command Hastati Sentinels

The XII Hastati Sentinels were a Hastati Sentinels unit raised after Gray Monday.


The XII Hastati Sentinels (or Twelfth Hastati Sentinels) were formed in 3137 to calm the people of Northwind. The First Kearny Highlanders were absorbed into the Republic Armed Forces, and the Northwinders were unhappy with the loss of their traditional garrison unit. To allay their fears, the Republic High Command commissioned the Twelfth. Most of the soldiers of the Twelfth had historical ties to the Northwind Highlanders regiments, and officers from the Twelfth frequently served as instructors at the Northwind Military Academy. Another sign of respect was the fact that the Twelfth used the old IX Hastati Sentinels insignia of a winged and kilted bear as their insignia.[1]

The Twelfth was stationed on Northwind in 3145,[2] and the regiment was the main defending force during the Battle of Northwind against the Capellan invasion. They faced off against the First Canopian Lancers, Fourth McCarron's Armored Cavalry, Laurel's Legion, and Warrior House Imarra, along with the Grey Watch.[3]

After the Battle of Terra, Daoshen Liao sent a constant wave of little mercenary units to keep the Highlanders busy, preventing them to aid nearby planets and slowly weaken them, but the attackers paid a strong price: the Twelfth protected the front lines, while the Grey Watch protected the city interior, taking a high toll on the attackers. The 14 July they and the Hastati crushed an attack on Tara by the mercenary Whirlwind Strikers and Waxie Dargle.[4]

After the surviving Highlanders returned to Northwind, now an independent world, they dissolved the Twelfth Hastati, to recreate the First Kearny into a full regiment, but his armor became part of the Grey Watch.[5]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the XII Hastati Sentinels
Brigadier General Luis McNamara 3145-3152[2]



Composition History[edit]


XII Hastati Sentinels (Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Brigadier General Luis McNamara

120th Armor Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[2]

1050th Infantry Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 140
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 144: "Republic Armed Forces - Hastati Sentinels"
  3. Shattered Fortress, p. 93
  4. Perception of Victory
  5. Unit Digest: First Kearny Highlanders in Shrapnel, issue #11, pp. 78–79