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==History==
 
==History==
 
=== Succession Wars ===
 
=== Succession Wars ===
Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion indirectly took part if the [[Galtor III]] campaign of [[3025]]. During the first wave of [[DCMS]] operations against Galtor, the unit was sent to raid [[Marduk]].<ref name=TGCp13>''The Galtor Campaign'', p. 13 "Phase One Units"</ref> They crushed the defending units, which served to deny Galtor reinforcements that would have come from or be routed through Marduk.
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Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion indirectly took part in the [[Galtor III]] campaign of [[3025]]. During the first wave of [[DCMS]] operations against Galtor, the unit was sent to raid [[Marduk]].<ref name=TGCp13>''The Galtor Campaign'', p. 13 "Phase One Units"</ref> They crushed the defending units, which served to deny Galtor reinforcements that would have come from or be routed through Marduk.
  
 
Three months later, the battalion was crushed in a hot drop assault by Meade's Battalion of the [[33rd Avalon Hussars]] (supported by a number of other, smaller units), who dropped right on top of Moroushi's position. Altough Moroushi had anticipated an attack, the attackers' unexpected bravado unnerved the defenders' company commanders to the point where Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion was vanquished in the field with minimal losses to the attackers.<ref name=TGCp70/> Moroushi's battalion suffered 89,112% looses.<ref name=TGCp62/>
 
Three months later, the battalion was crushed in a hot drop assault by Meade's Battalion of the [[33rd Avalon Hussars]] (supported by a number of other, smaller units), who dropped right on top of Moroushi's position. Altough Moroushi had anticipated an attack, the attackers' unexpected bravado unnerved the defenders' company commanders to the point where Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion was vanquished in the field with minimal losses to the attackers.<ref name=TGCp70/> Moroushi's battalion suffered 89,112% looses.<ref name=TGCp62/>

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Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion
Unit Profile (as of 3025)
Nickname
Parent Formation (none)
Formed
Disbanded 3025

Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion was confirmed as a Draconis Combine House unit (see Notes below). Given the unit's name and since no parent unit was named, it seems to have been a free-floating battalion. They were described as a "crack independent assault battalion".[1]

The Union-class DropShip Electrophore was associated with the unit.[1]

History

Succession Wars

Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion indirectly took part in the Galtor III campaign of 3025. During the first wave of DCMS operations against Galtor, the unit was sent to raid Marduk.[2] They crushed the defending units, which served to deny Galtor reinforcements that would have come from or be routed through Marduk.

Three months later, the battalion was crushed in a hot drop assault by Meade's Battalion of the 33rd Avalon Hussars (supported by a number of other, smaller units), who dropped right on top of Moroushi's position. Altough Moroushi had anticipated an attack, the attackers' unexpected bravado unnerved the defenders' company commanders to the point where Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion was vanquished in the field with minimal losses to the attackers.[1] Moroushi's battalion suffered 89,112% looses.[3]

No other mention of Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion was made, suggesting it was stricken from the rolls after the crushing defeat on Marduk.

Officers

Rank Name Time Period in Command
Commanding Officers of Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion
Colonel Hector Moroushi 3025[3]

Composition History

3025

One Reinforced Battalion (Veteran)[3]

  • Battalion Headquarters (Two 'Mech Lances)
  • Air Squadron
  • Company Orange ('Mech)
  • Company Blue ('Mech)
  • Company Green ('Mech)
  • Company Black (Armor)

Rules

The Galtor Campaign

None.

Notes

  • The exact nature of the unit is not made clear in the sole sourcebook featuring them. This, combined with the fact that independent battalions are not otherwise known to exist in the Draconis Combine, led fans to question if it may have been an irregular force or perhaps even a mercenary unit. However, when queried about this, Assistant Line Developer Ray Arrastia explicitly clarified[4] that they were "House troops".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Galtor Campaign, p. 70 Decision at Marduk
  2. The Galtor Campaign, p. 13 "Phase One Units"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Galtor Campaign, p. 62 Moroushi's Independent Assault Battalion
  4. In this official ruling on the BattleTech Forum

Bibliography