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Vincent's Commandos
Unit Profile (as of 3028)
Nickname
Parent Formation Liao Reserves
Formed 2810
Disbanded 3028

Unit Description[edit]

Vincent's Commandos was an understrength BattleMech regiment in service to the Capellan Confederation.[1]

History[edit]

Early Succession Wars[edit]

The Capellan regiment was formed from several Commando Battalions, finally forming over the course of a few years by 2810. The unit was destroyed just after its formation in 2812 when it partipated in retaking the Davion held world of Chesterton. The unit was mauled by the Third and Fifth Crucis Lancers, along with its sister units Cochraine's Goliaths, First and Second Ariana Fusiliers.[2]

The unit was reformed in 2813, shedding much of its heavy BattleMechs and other vehicles to become more mobile. The regiment acquired a number of Commando light BattleMechs and air-borne mobile equipment for the regiment's new enhanced mobility doctrine.

In 2830, that new mobility was put to the test and succeeded in defeating the Marik mercenary unit, Nathan's Irregulars on Ling. Utilizing its SRM armed Jump Troops, and light 'Mechs, the Commandos' combined arms successfully led to the destruction of the Irregulars' five Manticore heavy tanks, with little losses.

In the Third Succession War, the unit was deployed on the Capellan March border, helping to fend off a number of minor incursions staged by House Davion. It then was shifted to Marik, in 2965. While on the Marik frontier, the Commandos conducted a raid against Marik nobility's estate on world of Lopez. This netted several tons of gold and silver bullion.

The unit's last major engagement of the Third Succession War was in 2995, against elements of the Regulan Hussars on the Marik world of Berenson. This was another attempt in their raiding Marik worlds, they found themselves facing a surprisingly equal opponent. Catching the Hussars as they were prepping to raid the Liao world of Thomas, the regiment fought a six-hour running battle with them. At many times during the battle, the Commandos and Hussars fought hand-to-hand in brief close quarters clashes. The battle turn into victory for the Commandos, nearly destroying the entire unit, including killing its commanding officer, Colonel Leo Michalmas Brassard.

After the battle on Berenson, the unit fell back conducting high-risk recon missions into House Davion space for the duration of the Third Succession War. They were credited for disrupting FedSun invasion preparations during this time.[1]

Fourth Succession War and Destruction[edit]

In August 3028, Vincent's Commandos were assigned to Liao as part of the planetary garrison along with Warrior House LuSann and the 1st Confederation Reserve Cavalry. Also on world were the Prefectorate Guard regiment of the Capellan Hussars who had arrived for training exercises with the Commandos and its fellow garrison units. As training was about to begin, a House Davion Task Force would arrive marking the beginning of the Fourth Succession War. The Task Force, led by the 33rd Avalon Hussars, also included all three mercenary regiments of the Blue Star Irregulars.[3] The Blue Star Irregulars' 1894th Light Horse regiment landed on Liao's southern continent and annihilated the Commandos.[4]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Vincent's Commandos
Colonel Leo Michalmas Brasard 2995[1]
Colonel Samantha Vincent 3025[1]

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2821[edit]

Vincent's Commandos (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

- In 2821 the Commandos were a medium-weight regiment, operating at close to full strength and stationed on Jonathan.[5]

3025[edit]

Vincent's Commandos (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Samantha Vincent
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Major Gwen Doyln
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Major Edward Gor

- The Commandos were configured as a BattleMech force. They consisted of primarily Commando and Ostroc BattleMech designs.[1]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Liao. [6]

Unit Emblem[edit]

A white unicorn on a red field.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 86, "Vincent's Commandos Unit Profile"
  2. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation, p. 47, "Proffered Hand" - Vincent's Commandos among many of the regimental forces trying to take Chesterton in 2812.
  3. The Fourth Succession War Scenarios Volume One, p. 9, "Bringing The War Home"
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11-12, 16-17, 102 - Vincent's Commandos' actions in the failed defense of Liao which ended in their destruction at dawn of 4th Succession War.
  5. 5.0 5.1 First Succession War, p. 136, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF)"
  6. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p.105

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