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1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre

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The one of the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy's cadre units, cadets assigned to the 1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre are put to the ultimate test by seeing real combat.

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1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre
Unit Profile (as of 3050)
Nickname Vigilance
Parent Formation Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy Cadre
Formed unknown

HistoryEdit

Third Succession WarEdit

As of 3025, the 1st were assigned to Weingarten. [1]

Fourth Succession WarEdit

Weingarten was one of the worlds attacked in the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. The attack on Weingarten was intended to capitalise on the historic pattern of assigning new recruits to Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery units at specific times of the year, a bad habit that the DCMS had fallen into over the years. When the Fifteenth Lyran Regulars landed on Weingarten they found that the First Sun Zhang Training Cadre had one battalion of green troops unfit for battle, while the other two battalions were located at bases located on different parts of the planet.[2]

The Fifteenth Lyran Regulars went on to conquer Weingarten, with the heaviest fighting of the campaign occurring when a DCMS armor regiment attempted to prevent a battalion of the Fifteenth from entering the city of Buson Bay until the last of the First Sun Zhang had been able to evacuate.[2]

Ronin WarsEdit

During the Ronin Wars the First Sun Zhang was stationed on Kempten in 3034. They attempted to retake the world for the Combine, but Vinson's Vigilantes, a local mercenary unit, prevented this. The Vigilantes held the Cadre in place while the 2nd Kavalleri landed in the Cadre's rear areas. The Kavalleri killed the command staff and the cadets withdrew into a mountain range.[3] The ronin 17th Rasalhague Regulars arrived and landed in the Kavalleri's rear area, allowing the surviving Cadre members to break out of the mountain range. The Cadre had been reduced to a quarter of its nominal strength, and was absorbed into the Seventeenth to make up losses in that unit.[4]

The First Cadre was rebuilt after these events and stationed on Tinaca.[5]

Clan InvasionEdit

A Battalion's worth of Cadets were captured by the 115th Striker Cluster of Clan Ghost Bear and made them their Bondsmen.[6]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre
Tai-sa Isoroku Kurita 3020 - 3042[7][1][8]
Tai-sa Hestor Satoridon 3050[5]

TacticsEdit

Unknown.

CompositionEdit

2765Edit

First Sun Zhang Academy Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[9]

- At this point in time the light First Cadre was based on Luthien.[9]

2786 - 2821Edit

1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical) [10]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Luthien. In 2821 the command was reduced to 38 percent of its strength and was deployed on Luthien. [10]

2830Edit

1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical) [11]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Luthien with an operational readiness of 108 percent. [11]

2864Edit

1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [11]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Luthien with an operational readiness of 67 percent. [11]

3025Edit

1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[12]

Note: The unit is classified as a light 'Mech unit[13]. At this point in time the unit was stationed on Weingarten. [14]

3040Edit

1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[15]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Tinaca. [15]

3050Edit

1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[16]

  • CO: Tai-sa Hestor Satoridon[16]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Tinaca. [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136
  2. 2.0 2.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 50, "Other Early Action"
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 113
  4. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 117
  5. 5.0 5.1 20 Year Update, p. 43
  6. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 90 "115th Striker Cluster
  7. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 058
  8. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 117
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 17, "Sun Zhang Academy Cadre"
  10. 10.0 10.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 137
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 97
  12. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136
  13. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 148 "The Sun Zhang Academy Cadre"
  14. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.134
  15. 15.0 15.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 20-Year Update, p. 43

BibliographyEdit