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2nd Night Stalkers

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2nd Night Stalkers
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname "Johiro's Regiment" (3025)[1]
"Toyoma's Regiment"
Parent Formation Night Stalkers
Formed 3020

HistoryEdit

FormationEdit

The unit was raised privately by Colonel Lloyd McGavin from retired DCMS MechWarriors.[2]

The unit was stationed on world of Matamoras in 3050. Like its sister regiment the Second Night Stalkers only allowed retired MechWarriors at the company level or higher.[3] Some new Chu-is would be assigned to the Night Stalkers as a sort of "finishing school" where they would benefit from the wisdom of the older officers.

3rd Succession WarEdit

In 3025 the unit was stationed on Matamoras.[4]

4th Succession WarEdit


Ronin WarsEdit

During the Ronin Wars the 3rd Drakøns were assigned to attack Orestes, Warlord Vasily Cherenkoff's rally point for Johiro's Regiment, the Twenty-second Rasalhague Regulars, and the Altenmarkt Militia to launch attempts to reclaim breakaway worlds. The Third arrived and tied all three regiments up, aided by the Legion of the Rising Sun and the Dismal Disinherited mercenary units on loan from the Lyran Commonwealth.

With mercenaries attacking the Rasalhague Regulars and Night Stalkers, the Drakøns rolled over the Altenmarkt militia and captured vital supplies, before gaining air superiority over the planet. Despite protests from the LCAF military advisers assigned to the Third, after it became apparent to Överste Jorges Ulbrecht that Johiro's Regiment was attempting to protect the largely Combine citizens of Kiertenbach, the Överste made contact with Tai-sa Johiro and struck a deal to help evacuate the citizenry if the regiment would stand down. After watching for any treachery, the Night Stalkers stood down and surrendered to Republic forces in mid-August.

War of 3039Edit


Clan InvasionEdit

Since the Night Stalkers regiments refused to let themselves be used as cannon fodder, they were assigned to difficult tasks. Where the First Night Stalkers were wiped out during the Ronin Wars, the Second was shamed and sent to Matamoras as a punishment. This system quickly became vitally important during the Clan Invasion. The Night Stalkers used their years of experience to keep the attacking Clans off balance.

Operation BulldogEdit

During Operation Bulldog, the Second Night Stalkers defeated Clan Smoke Jaguars Nineteenth Striker Cluster forces that attacked the Combine world of Matamoras.[5][6] The Night Stalkers and 1st Free Worlds Guards pinned the Jaguars in place while Ryuken-yon dropped directly on the Jaguar positions.[7]

Dominion WarEdit

The Second held the world of Darius during the Dominion War.[8]

Federated Suns IncursionEdit


JihadEdit

The Second was decimated by a Word of Blake assault on Cebalrai. The survivors sided with a Black Dragon society uprising on Ningxia, and were wiped out by the Ryuken-roku.[9]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Nightstalkers
Tai-sa Tadaki Johiro 3025 - 3034[10][11]
Tai-sa Okubo Henderson 3050 - 3059[12][13]

TacticsEdit

In 3025 the unit specialized in raids on enemy held worlds.[1]

In the latter half of the 31st century, they focused on nighttime operations.[13]

Composition HistoryEdit

3025Edit

Johiro's Regiment; Night Stalkers (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[10]

Note: The 2nd Night Stalkers is a light 'Mech unit[1]. At this point in time the unit was stationed on Matamoras. [4]

3050Edit

2nd Night Stalkers (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable) [14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Okubo Henderson[14]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Matamoras. [14]

3054Edit

2nd Night Stalkers (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable) [12]

  • CO: Tai-sa Okubo Henderson

3059Edit

2nd Night Stalkers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[13]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Okubo Henderson
    • XO: Tai-sa Kelly Palmerson
  • 2nd Battalion: Tai-sa Aritomo Ishida
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Flanklin Bennett

- The unit contains mainly light 'Mechs. Many machines spotted some advanced Technology.

2nd Night Stalkers Aerospace (Two Companies/Regular/Questionable)[13]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Koshira Kagoshima

The Storm Clouds (2 Battalions/Veteran/Questionable)[13]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Alexandre Besskhov

- The command fields mainly lighter machines.

14th Matamoras Motorized Infantry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[13]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Brent Tochiri

3067Edit


Unit InginiaEdit

The unit's insignia is a skeleton wearing a black cloak.[13]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 147 "The Night Stalkers"
  2. MechWarrior, First Edition, p. 123, "Military Forces"
  3. Era Report: 3062, p. 38
  4. 4.0 4.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.134
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 113
  6. The Dragon Roars, p. 10
  7. Era Report: 3062, p. 138
  8. Field Manual: Updates, p. 113
  9. Field Report: DCMS, p. 18
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine)
  11. Broken Brotherhood, p. 2
  12. 12.0 12.1 Objective Raids, p.28
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 105, "Unit Profile"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 20 Year Update, p.43

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