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2nd Legion of Vega

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Insignia of the Legion of Vega
2nd Legion of Vega
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Pillagers (3025)[1]
The Dragon's Raiders
Parent Formation Legion of Vega
Formed unknown

HistoryEdit

FormationEdit

3rd Succession WarEdit

In 3025 the unit was stationed on Vega.[2]

4th Succession WarEdit


War of 3039Edit

VegaEdit

On July 12th the Second engaged arrived at a pirate jump point and commenced recapturing Vega from the occupying Federated Commonwealth forces, with the assistance of the 14th Legion of Vega the planet was recaptured by August 16th.[3]

Ronin WarsEdit


Clan InvasionEdit

Battle of LuthienEdit

The Second Legion of Vega fought in the Battle of Luthien.[4]

Operation BulldogEdit

As of 3059, the unit was stationed on Luthien, though even this apparent honor could not move the low-prestige unit up the priority list for new equipment.[5][6]

Dominion WarEdit

Clan Ghost Bear's Omega Galaxy laid siege the the second on Schuyler for four months until the 6th Ghost where sent to reinforce the beleaguered unit and hold planet[7].

Federated Suns IncursionEdit


JihadEdit

The Second Legion is the only Vegan regiment to survive the Jihad. Early in 3076 the Second was transferred to Kimball III. There they defended the DropShip production plants on the world from several Word of Blake Shadow Divisions. Though the Second Legion drove the Blakists off-world, they suffered serious losses and were unable to stop the Blakists from raiding a Star League warehouse.[8]

Republic EraEdit

Despite the modicum of respect the Second had obtained for their performance against Inner Sphere and Clan opponents in recent years and the formation of the Seventh Legion after the Jihad, the various Warlords within the DCMS began once more sending their discipline cases and problem children to the Legion of Vega. This practice continued into the 3080s. The Second's valiant defense of Kimball was rendered a pyrrhic victory when the Kimball system was subsequently incorporated into the Republic of the Sphere, leaving the Second to be redeployed; assigned to the world of Camlann, the Second was once again forced to lean heavily on conventional forces to make up for the lesser warriors assigned to the regiment.[9]

Since taking up station on Camlann the Second had faced a number of Ghost Bear raiding parties; while the Ghost Bears may have intended the raids to be some form of blooding process for new warriors, the Second responded with reckless aggression, throwing their forces against the Ghost Bears in an effort to earn redemption through the blood of the Dragon's enemies. This aggressive defense meant that despite rebuilding efforts, the Second had failed to substantially increase in size by 3085 because of the losses taken in combat, particularly among the newer Legion members.[9]

Dark AgeEdit

The second raided Port Moseby shortly after the Blackout. They were forced to withdraw by the 3rd Lyran Guards.[10]

Being the only Legion of Vega to take part in the invasion of the Federated Suns, they assaulted Xhosa VII in 3143 taking only minor casualties and are tentatively assigned Exeter. After facing little more then militia defenders, the Second will be put to the test facing off against the First New Ivaarsen Chasseurs on Exeter. [11][12]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Legion of Vega
Tai-sho Michael Heise 3025-3028[13]
Tai-sa Tikov Recardni 3050-3085[14][15] [5][6][16][17]
Tai-sa Miyoko Tsukamoto 3145[18]

TacticsEdit

In 3025 the unit had no spec specialization.[1]

The 2nd is forced to fight with inferior equipment, so prefers to fight at point-blank range. They excel in urban and mountainous terrain. They usually put their heavy and assault units in the front of an advance, pinning the main forces in place. The Legion's light units then break through the line and wreak havoc in the enemy's rear areas. The high number of C3 Computers available to the Legion make this tactic particularly devastating.[5]

Composition HistoryEdit

3025Edit

2nd Legion of Vega (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[13]

  • CO: General Michael Heise
Note: The 2nd Legion of Vega was a medium 'Mech unit[1]. At this point in time the unit was stationed on Vega. [2]

3040Edit

2nd Legion of Vega (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[19]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Vega. [19]

3050Edit

2nd Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Tikov Recardni
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Vega. [14]

3054Edit

2nd Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[20]

  • CO: Tai-sa Tikov Recardni

3059Edit

2nd Legion of Vega (BattleMech Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[5]

CO/1st Battalion
Tai-sa Tikov Recardni
2nd Battalion
Chu-sa Ieyasu Hiyama
3rd Battalion
Chu-sa Keigo Miyazaki
- These unit includes some advanced technology, which is supported by a lance of light Inner Sphere OmniMechs. The regiment received some C3 systems.

53rd Vegan Lancers (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[5]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Kelly Doi
- The unit has medium to heavy vehicles with an equal proportion in both battalions.

241st Vegan Regulars (Infantry Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[5]

  • Troop Commander: Chu-sa Henri Oubert
- The Regulars includes 12 veteran crewed artillery pieces with good loyalty rating.

3067Edit

2nd Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[16]

53rd Vegan Lancers (2 Battalion/Veteran/Reliable)[16]

Armor Commander: Chu-sa Kenny Raime

241st Vegan Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[16]

Troop Commander: Chu-sa Leonard Pattel

3079Edit

The losses sustained by the Second Legion on Kimball III reduced them to 60% of their pre-Jihad strength.[21]

3085Edit

2nd Legion of Vega (Veteran/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Tai-sa Tikov Recardni

53rd Vegan Lancers (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Chu-sa Youta Nakahara

241st Vegan Regulars (Veteran/Questionable)[17]

  • CO: Tai-sa Stephanus Alessi

3145Edit

2nd Legion of Vega (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Miyoko Tsukamoto

53rd Vegan Lancers (Veteran/Fanatical)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Carole Garcia

241st Vegan Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Vern Cox

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 147 "Legion Of Vega"
  2. 2.0 2.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.133
  3. Historical: War of 39, pp. 77-78"
  4. Luthien (scenario pack), p. 25
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 122, "2nd Legion of Vega Unit Profile"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Luthien (scenario pack), p. 25
  7. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 114-115, "6th Ghost mini-profile update & 2nd Legion of Vega"
  8. Field Report: DCMS, p. 16
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 47, "Legions of Vega and Ryuken"
  10. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, p. 42
  11. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 36
  12. Field Manual: 3145, p. 61 "Second Legion of Vega"
  13. 13.0 13.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135, "Unit Deployment Table"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 20-Year Update, p. 40
  15. Luthien (scenario pack), pp. 25, 85
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 119
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Field Manual: 3085, p. 49, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 64, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139
  20. Objective Raids, p.28
  21. Field Report: DCMS, p. 17

BibliographyEdit