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===History===
 
===History===
In the [[4th Succession War]] the unit was destroyed the failed defense of [[St. Andre]].
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Considered one of oldest and youngest regiments in the CCAF, the unit comprises survivors of the 5th Capellan Chargers, originally forming in [[2805]].
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During the First Succession War, the Goliath's partipated in multi-regimential task force to retake the former Liao world of [[Chesterton]] in [[2812]].  As part of the task force, the unit landed unopposed, however they were attacked by the defending [[3rd Crucis Lancers|Third]] & [[5th Crucis Lancers|Fifth Crucis Lancers]] regiments with support by Belinda's Irregulars in a hard and brutal struggle for the world.<ref>''House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)'' page 47 - Proffered Hand - Cochraine's Goliath among many of the regimental forces trying take Chesterton in 2812.</ref>  The effort, the unit was considered destroyed with many of the unit's 'Mechs and loss of skilled MechWarriors killed on Chesterton.
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The unit despite being destroyed, remained on the rolls of the CCAF's regimental listings for 178 years as memorial to troops who fought on Chesterton.
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This changed in [[2990]], when Colonel Fiona Cochraine took command of newly reactived unit.
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The unit was re-equiped with BattleMechs found in a Star League repair depot on [[Tantara]]. Through this long-lost depot under artic ice shelf, unit gained Confederation's only allotment of [[Goliath]] BattleMech.
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The unit was only seen action prior to the 4th Succession War, once.  This was due to [[Chancellor]] [[Maximilian Liao]] not wanting to commit rare ''Golitah'' filled force reserve unless necessary.
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In the [[3005]], the unit finally saw action in defense of world of [[Indicass]] against elements of [[Ceti Hussars]]. There Goliaths destroyed two companies of Davion ''[[Wolverine]]'' and ''[[Ostroc]]'' 'Mechs, causing the Hussars retreat from the world.
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====Fourth Succession War====
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In outbreak of the [[4th Succession War]], the unit was target of planetary assaulted while garrison [[St. Andre]] in August 20th, 3028.  The [[Davion Light Guards]] hit the planet, but were scattered due to heavy Aerospace fighter cover. Preventing the landing of Guard's 2nd Battalion.<ref>''Warrior: Riposte'' page 240-241 Captain Redburn receives reports of fighting on St. Andre prior to dropping.</ref>
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The Goliath's pushed the Light Guard's 1st Battalion out position, forcing mix light and medium mech battalion to stay out of its weaponry's ranges. The command company of the Goliath is suddenly attack from its rear by reinforced (Double-sized) company of Light Guard 'Mechs.  The Delta Company lead by Captain [[Andrew Redburn]] out manuvered the Goliath's hot-dropped behind Goliath's lines. 
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The Goliath were unable to fight back effectively, as the lighter 'Mech closed within short-range of long-range orient 'mechs and commence its destruction.  Colonel Cochraine was killed by Captain Redburn when he committed a [[Death from Above]] attack on her 'Mech after two lances worth of his troops concentrated fire on the stubborn Assault 'Mech.<ref>''Warrior: Riposte'' page 244-245 - Colonel Cochraine's Goliath is attacked attack finally killed by Delta Company.</ref>
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The Goliaths fell into disarray with now rest of the Guard's 1st Battalion now pushing into Goliath's battlelines. This lead to the destruction of the regiment.<ref>''Warrior: Riposte'' page 253-254 - First Prince [[Hanse Davion]] receives after-action report of Delta Company's attack on Cochraine's Goliaths.</ref>
  
 
===Officers===
 
===Officers===

Revision as of 14:20, 14 October 2009

Cochraine's Goliaths
Unit Profile (as of 3025)
Nickname
Parent Formation St. Ives Armored Cavalry
Formed


History

Considered one of oldest and youngest regiments in the CCAF, the unit comprises survivors of the 5th Capellan Chargers, originally forming in 2805.

During the First Succession War, the Goliath's partipated in multi-regimential task force to retake the former Liao world of Chesterton in 2812. As part of the task force, the unit landed unopposed, however they were attacked by the defending Third & Fifth Crucis Lancers regiments with support by Belinda's Irregulars in a hard and brutal struggle for the world.[1] The effort, the unit was considered destroyed with many of the unit's 'Mechs and loss of skilled MechWarriors killed on Chesterton.

The unit despite being destroyed, remained on the rolls of the CCAF's regimental listings for 178 years as memorial to troops who fought on Chesterton.

This changed in 2990, when Colonel Fiona Cochraine took command of newly reactived unit. The unit was re-equiped with BattleMechs found in a Star League repair depot on Tantara. Through this long-lost depot under artic ice shelf, unit gained Confederation's only allotment of Goliath BattleMech.

The unit was only seen action prior to the 4th Succession War, once. This was due to Chancellor Maximilian Liao not wanting to commit rare Golitah filled force reserve unless necessary.

In the 3005, the unit finally saw action in defense of world of Indicass against elements of Ceti Hussars. There Goliaths destroyed two companies of Davion Wolverine and Ostroc 'Mechs, causing the Hussars retreat from the world.

Fourth Succession War

In outbreak of the 4th Succession War, the unit was target of planetary assaulted while garrison St. Andre in August 20th, 3028. The Davion Light Guards hit the planet, but were scattered due to heavy Aerospace fighter cover. Preventing the landing of Guard's 2nd Battalion.[2]

The Goliath's pushed the Light Guard's 1st Battalion out position, forcing mix light and medium mech battalion to stay out of its weaponry's ranges. The command company of the Goliath is suddenly attack from its rear by reinforced (Double-sized) company of Light Guard 'Mechs. The Delta Company lead by Captain Andrew Redburn out manuvered the Goliath's hot-dropped behind Goliath's lines.

The Goliath were unable to fight back effectively, as the lighter 'Mech closed within short-range of long-range orient 'mechs and commence its destruction. Colonel Cochraine was killed by Captain Redburn when he committed a Death from Above attack on her 'Mech after two lances worth of his troops concentrated fire on the stubborn Assault 'Mech.[3]

The Goliaths fell into disarray with now rest of the Guard's 1st Battalion now pushing into Goliath's battlelines. This lead to the destruction of the regiment.[4]

Officers

3025

  • Unit Commander - Colonel Fiona Yare Cochraine
  • 1st Battalion - Major Amira Keng

Unit Emblem

A stylized castle on a white field.

Composition

Primary BattleMech unit. Consisting of primary Goliath & Thunderbolt BattleMechs.[5]

Notes

References

  1. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation) page 47 - Proffered Hand - Cochraine's Goliath among many of the regimental forces trying take Chesterton in 2812.
  2. Warrior: Riposte page 240-241 Captain Redburn receives reports of fighting on St. Andre prior to dropping.
  3. Warrior: Riposte page 244-245 - Colonel Cochraine's Goliath is attacked attack finally killed by Delta Company.
  4. Warrior: Riposte page 253-254 - First Prince Hanse Davion receives after-action report of Delta Company's attack on Cochraine's Goliaths.
  5. House Liao (the Capellan Confederation) Cochraine's Goliaths bio - Primary BattleMechs