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The '''Hesperus Guards''' brigade was a late [[Star League Era]] regional BattleMech [[Brigade]] that was mustered by clerical accident to defend the Hesperus II region of original [[Lyran Commonwealth]].
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The '''Hesperus Guards''' brigade was a late [[Star League Era]] regional BattleMech [[Brigade]] that was mustered by clerical accident to defend the Hesperus II region of the [[Lyran Commonwealth]].<ref name="FM2765:LCp12">''Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765'', p. 12, "Hesperus Guards"</ref>
 
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==History==
 
==History==
=== Founding and Late Star League Era ===
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=== Star League Era ===
Formed in 2755, the brigade was formed by the Quartmaster of [[LCAF]]. This was a clerical accident, rename the ancient 9th Tamar Marines into what became the Hesperus Guards Brigade. The Guards would end up being formed by other older survivors of ancient brigades which had been in act service in come cases at fall of the [[Terran Alliance]], the Freedom People’s Defense and Tamar Marine Regiments.
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Formed in or around 2755, the Hesperus Guards brigade was formed by the Quartermaster of [[LCAF]] as the result of an administrative accident, followed by a somewhat bizarre bout of internal politics within the [[Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces]]. The Hesperus Guards began with a clerical accident, in which the [[Ninth Tamar Marines]] were assigned to briefly guard a [[Defiance Industries]] operation on [[Hesperus II]] and were accidentally renamed to the [[Ninth Hesperus Guards]] in the process. Despite this being an obvious error in nomenclature, it resulted not in the Ninth Hesperus Guards being renamed back to the Ninth Tamar Marines, but rather in the formation of a new brigade dedicated to defending the Hesperus system and nearby worlds. This reorganization resulted in a remarkable level of animosity between those regiments forcibly assigned to new identities as regiments of the Hesperus Guards and the Quartermaster's staff, who the regiments viewed as being responsible for the changes, and this animosity posed a significant issue for the LCAF in the decade after the Hesperus Guards brigade was created.<ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/>
  
The Fourth Hesperus Guards was originally the last survivor unit that was formed from time of [[Outer Reaches Rebellion]] in the what would become the Commonwealth. The Fourth Guards were originally known as the Second Freedom People's Defense Regiment before its rebranding. It was last addition to help round out newly formed Brigade.
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By [[2765]], two of the three regiments of the brigade were still suffering from severe morale problems. For the Fourth Hesperus Guards, this was due to a feeling of having been forcibly divorced from their heritage and their homeworld - the Fourth Hesperus Guards having originally been [[Second Freedom People's Defense Regiment]], a unit created in the fires of the [[Outer Reaches Rebellion]] and the resulting conflict with the [[Terran Alliance]], and both the only surviving regiment of its original brigade and possibly the oldest surviving regiment in service anywhere outside the Terran Hegemony or Star League at the time of the reorganization.<ref name="FM2765:LCp12">''Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765'', p. 12, "Hesperus Guards"</ref> For the Ninth Hesperus Guards, the problem was more an ingrained, sullen resentment over the disbandment of the [[Tamar Marines]] brigade lingering on, accompanied by continued animosity towards the LCAF Quartermaster's organization.<ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/>
  
The Former Sixth and Ninth Tamar Marine Regiments were among the last of their brigade. The Ninth Tamar Marines were originally assigned to [[Hesperus II]] to protect mining operations on planet, would be initial victim of Quartmaster clerical error renaming them Ninth Hesperus Guards. Nineth's commanding officer, Colonel Stevensen Brickly, faced with moral problem due to renaming of the regiment. The unit's moral would remain sullen despite Colonel Brickly's attempt reach arrangement with Logistic arm of LCAF.
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The only unit within the Hesperus Guards to take the transition largely in its stride was the [[Sixth Hesperus Guards]], formerly the [[Sixth Tamar Marines]], which continued to act as a cadre unit, training inexperienced soldiers before they rotated out to join other commands.<ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/> In [[2782]] the Hesperus Guards expanded with the addition of a fourth regiment, the [[Eleventh Hesperus Guards]], founded from a regiment of [[Star League Defense Force]] personnel recruited from the [[Sixty-eighth Infantry Division]]. The Sixty-eighth had been a part of [[XLIII Corps (Star League)|XLIII Corps]]<ref name="SLp155">''The Star League'', p. 155, "Seventeenth Army"</ref> within the [[SLDF]] [[17th Army (Star League)|Seventeenth Army]].<ref name="FSWp33">''First Succession War'', p. 33, "Those Left Behind"</ref><ref name="SLp155"/>
 
 
The Sixth Guards would be only unit of the new brigade take rebranding in stride. As the Sixth Tamar Marines, they would be first among their fellow Marine regiments to receive [[BattleMechs]].  The Sixth Hesperus Guards would continue its tradition acting as a training unit its cadre of recruits by mixing green recruits with season pilots, which helps maintain the regiment's status as veteran unit. The Sixth uses the perception of being a training unit to throw opponent off guard. With potential enemy units thinking they're a green unit of recruits instead of far more skilled season combatant force to be recognized with.
 
 
 
By [[2765]], the two of the three regiments of the brigade suffered from sever moral problem. This and questioning attitudes would leave the brigade at the bottom of the priority list for supplies from High Command.  Donations from the Guard's original homeworlds would come in sporadically.  In this time period it was felt that Hesperus Guards would end up as dumping ground for unwanted soldiers.<ref name="FM2765:LCp12">''Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765'', p. 12, "Hesperus Guards"</ref>
 
  
 
=== Succession Wars Era ===
 
=== Succession Wars Era ===
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=== Dark Age Era ===
 
=== Dark Age Era ===
In [[3137]], an singular [[Combined Arms]] regiment of the Hesperus Guards was formed, the [[1st Hesperus Guards|First Hesperus Guards]], by Hesperus II ruler Duke [[Vedet Brewer]]. Duke Vedet intended the unit owe its loyalties to only him. The First Guards would lead the fight in [[Operation: Hammerfall]] which proved regiment's mettle.<ref>''Era Report: 3145'', p. 59, "Factions" - First Hesperus Guard - First profile in canon of the unit, gives a brief history.</ref>  The unit creation did not lead to reestablishment of the brigade but was rolled into the [[Commonwealth Guards]] Brigade instead.<ref>''Field Manual: 3145'', p. 99,  "Commonwealth Guards" - First Hesperus Guards part of the Commonwealth instead of its own brigade.</ref>
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In [[3137]], a single regiment of the Hesperus Guards was formed as a [[Combined Arms|combined arms unit]]: the [[First Hesperus Guards]]. Established by the ruler of Hesperus II, Duke [[Vedet Brewer]], Brewer intended the First to owe its loyalties to him alone. The First Guards led the fight in [[Operation HAMMERFALL]] against the [[Duchy of Tamarind-Abbey]], which proved the regiment's mettle.<ref name="ER:3145p59">''Era Report: 3145'', p. 59, "Factions" - First Hesperus Guard - First profile in canon of the unit, gives a brief history.</ref>  The creation of the First didn't lead to the reactivation of the Hesperus Guards brigade; instead, the First Hesperus Guards were rolled into the [[Commonwealth Guards]] brigade.<ref>''Field Manual: 3145'', p. 99,  "Commonwealth Guards" - First Hesperus Guards part of the Commonwealth instead of its own brigade.</ref>
  
==Units of the Hesperus Guards==
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==Officers==
* [[First Hesperus Guards]]
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{| class="wikitable"
* [[Fourth Hesperus Guards]] - (Assigned to [[Lamon]] as of 2765)<ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/>
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* [[Sixth Hesperus Guards]] - (Assigned to [[Canonbie]] as of 2765)
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! scope="col" width="220" style="background: #dedede;" | Rank
* [[Ninth Hesperus Guards]] - (Assigned to [[Caledonia]] as of 2765)
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! scope="col" width="220" style="background: #dedede;" | Name
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! scope="col" width="220" style="background: #dedede;" | Command
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| colspan="4" style="background: #efefef;" | '''Commanding Officers of the Hesperus Guards'''
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==Color Scheme and Unit Insignia==
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==Tactics==
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Different per Unit.
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== Units of the Hesperus Guards ==
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* [[First Hesperus Guards]] <ref name="ER:3145p59"/>
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* [[Fourth Hesperus Guards]] <ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/>
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* [[Sixth Hesperus Guards]] <ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/>
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* [[Ninth Hesperus Guards]] <ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/>
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* [[Eleventh Hesperus Guards]] <ref name="FSWp33"/>
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== Color Scheme and Unit Insignia ==
 
Its insignia is of a orange Eagle on top of a downward facing trident.<ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/>
 
Its insignia is of a orange Eagle on top of a downward facing trident.<ref name="FM2765:LCp12"/>
 
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
*As of this writing, there no information of the brigade detail actions during the Amaris Coup and the Succession Wars.
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* As of 2765, the Hesperus Guards had access to the lowest tier of equipment available for the LCAF of its era.<ref>''Field Report 2765: LCAF'', p. 21 2765 Master Equipment Level Tables - Hesperus Guards noted +0 on the equipment tables for the RAT.</ref>
  
*As of 2765, the Hesperus Guards had access to the lowest tier of equipment available for the LCAF of its era.<ref>''Field Report 2765: LCAF'', p. 21 2765 Master Equipment Level Tables - Hesperus Guards noted +0 on the equipment tables for the RAT.</ref>
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* The Hesperus Guards were one of the units that a player could build in ''[[The Succession Wars]]'' board game.<ref>''The Succession Wars'', p. 15</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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* ''[[Field Manual: 3145]]''
 
* ''[[Field Manual: 3145]]''
 
* ''[[Field Report 2765: LCAF]]''
 
* ''[[Field Report 2765: LCAF]]''
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* ''[[First Succession War (Source Book)|First Succession War]]''
 
* ''[[House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)]]''
 
* ''[[House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)]]''
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* ''[[The Succession Wars]]''
  
 
[[Category: Lyran Commands|Hesperus Guards]]
 
[[Category: Lyran Commands|Hesperus Guards]]

Latest revision as of 05:53, 27 June 2019

Insignia of the original Hesperus Guards
Hesperus Guards
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname
Parent Formation LCAF
Formed 2755

The Hesperus Guards brigade was a late Star League Era regional BattleMech Brigade that was mustered by clerical accident to defend the Hesperus II region of the Lyran Commonwealth.[1]


History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Formed in or around 2755, the Hesperus Guards brigade was formed by the Quartermaster of LCAF as the result of an administrative accident, followed by a somewhat bizarre bout of internal politics within the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces. The Hesperus Guards began with a clerical accident, in which the Ninth Tamar Marines were assigned to briefly guard a Defiance Industries operation on Hesperus II and were accidentally renamed to the Ninth Hesperus Guards in the process. Despite this being an obvious error in nomenclature, it resulted not in the Ninth Hesperus Guards being renamed back to the Ninth Tamar Marines, but rather in the formation of a new brigade dedicated to defending the Hesperus system and nearby worlds. This reorganization resulted in a remarkable level of animosity between those regiments forcibly assigned to new identities as regiments of the Hesperus Guards and the Quartermaster's staff, who the regiments viewed as being responsible for the changes, and this animosity posed a significant issue for the LCAF in the decade after the Hesperus Guards brigade was created.[1]

By 2765, two of the three regiments of the brigade were still suffering from severe morale problems. For the Fourth Hesperus Guards, this was due to a feeling of having been forcibly divorced from their heritage and their homeworld - the Fourth Hesperus Guards having originally been Second Freedom People's Defense Regiment, a unit created in the fires of the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the resulting conflict with the Terran Alliance, and both the only surviving regiment of its original brigade and possibly the oldest surviving regiment in service anywhere outside the Terran Hegemony or Star League at the time of the reorganization.[1] For the Ninth Hesperus Guards, the problem was more an ingrained, sullen resentment over the disbandment of the Tamar Marines brigade lingering on, accompanied by continued animosity towards the LCAF Quartermaster's organization.[1]

The only unit within the Hesperus Guards to take the transition largely in its stride was the Sixth Hesperus Guards, formerly the Sixth Tamar Marines, which continued to act as a cadre unit, training inexperienced soldiers before they rotated out to join other commands.[1] In 2782 the Hesperus Guards expanded with the addition of a fourth regiment, the Eleventh Hesperus Guards, founded from a regiment of Star League Defense Force personnel recruited from the Sixty-eighth Infantry Division. The Sixty-eighth had been a part of XLIII Corps[2] within the SLDF Seventeenth Army.[3][2]

Succession Wars Era[edit]

Like so many brigades during this era, the Hesperus Guards would be lost in fire of the Succession Wars.[4]

Dark Age Era[edit]

In 3137, a single regiment of the Hesperus Guards was formed as a combined arms unit: the First Hesperus Guards. Established by the ruler of Hesperus II, Duke Vedet Brewer, Brewer intended the First to owe its loyalties to him alone. The First Guards led the fight in Operation HAMMERFALL against the Duchy of Tamarind-Abbey, which proved the regiment's mettle.[5] The creation of the First didn't lead to the reactivation of the Hesperus Guards brigade; instead, the First Hesperus Guards were rolled into the Commonwealth Guards brigade.[6]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Hesperus Guards

Tactics[edit]

Different per Unit.

Units of the Hesperus Guards[edit]

Color Scheme and Unit Insignia[edit]

Its insignia is of a orange Eagle on top of a downward facing trident.[1]

Notes[edit]

  • As of 2765, the Hesperus Guards had access to the lowest tier of equipment available for the LCAF of its era.[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 12, "Hesperus Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 155, "Seventeenth Army"
  3. 3.0 3.1 First Succession War, p. 33, "Those Left Behind"
  4. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p.118 Deployed Forces of LCAF Forces - Hesperus Guard Brigade not listed among the active combat units as of 3025.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 59, "Factions" - First Hesperus Guard - First profile in canon of the unit, gives a brief history.
  6. Field Manual: 3145, p. 99, "Commonwealth Guards" - First Hesperus Guards part of the Commonwealth instead of its own brigade.
  7. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 21 2765 Master Equipment Level Tables - Hesperus Guards noted +0 on the equipment tables for the RAT.
  8. The Succession Wars, p. 15

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