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39th Avalon Hussars

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Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname Swift Wind
Parent Formation Avalon Hussars
Formed Unknown

HistoryEdit

Star League EraEdit

During the Star League era the Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars shared more in common with two of its sister regiments, the Eleventh and Twelfth Avalon Hussars than with the other units of the Avalon Hussars brigade, as it was also patterned more in the style of the light horse regiments deployed by the Star League Defense Force than a hussars regiment. The Thirty-ninth took the concept further than the Eleventh or Twelfth by not only being equipped with light BattleMechs but by also having a battalion of jump infantry equipped with VTOL transports permanently attached to the regiment.[1]

Second Succession WarEdit

Having been stationed on the Federated Suns border with the Outworlds Alliance, the Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars were in the process of being relocated to the Capellan March in preparation for Operation DAO when the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces launched Operation CELT, another attempt to capture Chesterton. The Thirty-ninth were retasked, joining the Bald Eagles regiment of the Screaming Eagles mercenary command in the relief of besieged Fourth Syrtis Fusiliers on Demeter. The arrival of the Thirty-ninth and the Bald Eagles in the Demeter system on the 30th of June 2828 and the news of the death of Chancellor Ilsa Liao on Orbisonia convinced the senior CCAF officer, Colonel Jiang Bao, to withdraw his forces. Having inflicted heavy damage on the Fusiliers, the Twenty-fifth Sian Dragoons and First Redfield Regulars withdrew, and First Prince Paul Davion would subsequently award Colonel Damien Hasek, the Commanding Officer of the Fusiliers, the dukedom of New Syrtis for his actions in defence of Demeter.[2]

Fourth Succession WarEdit

The Thirty-ninth moved to Lee to act as a reserve force, but wasn't called on to engage the CCAF.[3]

War of 3039Edit

The Thirty-ninth was based on Freedom, along with several other AFFS and LCAF units, as part of a group that would strike in planned later waves of the invasion. Those plans were aborted however, and the 39th would see no action in the War of 3039.[4]

Clan InvasionEdit

The 39th completed several combat resupply missions to resistance forces on Bone-Norman, Somerset, and Black Earth. These efforts, though successful, cost the 39th about a third of its DropShips.[5] They sortied from their homeworld of Newtown Square to make these supply runs.[6]

After the Clan invasion Newtown Square became the garrison world for the Thirty-ninth.[5]

Civil WarEdit

The 39th allied with Victor Steiner-Davion, but didn't relocate to the Federated Suns. On Newtown Square, they split into several smaller hunter teams. When the 14th Donegal Guards arrived, the 39th led them on a chase across the world. The 39th regrouped and fought the 14th, facing destruction at the Lyran unit's guns, but the timely arrival of the 244th Division allowed Victor Steiner-Davion and the 39th to take the 14th Donegal prisoner. Victor stripped the 14th of their transport assets and gave them to the 39th, leaving the 14th in place on Newtown Square to defend against the Clans.[7] The 39th used their new JumpShips to land on Coventry, where they destroyed the 1st Coventry Jaegers[8] Shortly thereafter they linked up with the 6th Crucis Lancers and took control of Alarion.[9] Once relieved by the 7th Crucis Lancers they went to Tharkad to support Peter Steiner-Davion in the Lyran Alliance.[10] Though they didn't take part in the final battle of Tharkad, they did remain in orbit as reserve troops.[11] [12] They later returned to the Federated Suns and were stationed on Wernke.[13]

JihadEdit

The Blackwind Lancers destroyed the 39th on Wernke with several thermonuclear strikes.[14]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 39th Avalon Hussars
Marshal Saunders DuCrimmon 3025[15]
Hauptmann General Bella Bragg 3050[6]
Major General Bella Bragg 3062[5]

TacticsEdit

During the Star League era all of the Avalon Hussars were required to focus on being both flexible and mobile, with every regiment required to be capable of deploying within eight hours, although many of the Hussars struggled to actually achieve this.[16]

After the Clan Invasion a common Thirty-ninth tactic was for the fast scout units go out and search for the enemy formation. When detected a series of raids begin to seed chaos and give the main force enough time to gather for the final assault.[5]

Composition HistoryEdit

2765Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[17]

- At this point in time the Thirty-ninth was stationed on Kentwood. In common with the other regiments of the Avalon Hussars the Thirty-ninth had an attached aerospace wing, although these forces were primarily tasked to provide ground support rather than escort duties.[16]

2786Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[18]

- At this point in time the Hussars were an assault-weight regiment stationed on Kentwood and were operating at full strength.[18]

2821Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[18]

- At this point in time the Hussars were an assault-weight regiment stationed on Kentwood and had been reduced to just two battalions in strength.[18]

2830Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[19]

- At this point in time the Hussars were an assault-weight regiment and had managed to rebuild to almost three battalions in strength. The Hussars were stationed on Kentwood.[19]

2864Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[19]

- At this point in time the Hussars were an assault-weight regiment stationed on Kentwood, and had been reduced to just over a battalion in strength.[19]

3025Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars RCT (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Marshal Saunders DuCrimmon [15]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Aucara. [15]

3040Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars RCT (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[20]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Newtown Square. [20]

3050Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars RCT (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[6]

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

3062Edit

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Major General Bella Bragg
- Nearly a Company with light and medium Lyran OmniMechs

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars Aerospace Brigade (1 Wing)[5]

  • CO: Commodore Prichard Seville Ardwright O'Donnell

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Leftenant General Roland Hollenstein
  • 14th Federation Light Armor Regiment - Colonel: Keo Smith
  • 27th Federation Scout Regiment - Colonel: J.J.K Illes
  • 374th Marlette Light Armor - Colonel: Suzanne Wiederhold
  • 234th Federation Artillery Battalion - Major: Frank Galfren
- Equipped with few Clan vehicles

Thirty-ninth Avalon Hussars Infantry Brigade (5 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Leftenant General Socrates Ukhanov
  • Aide: Major Fatima T'Lani
  • 3rd Avalon Force Recon - Leftenant General: Gareth Ristau
  • 74th Novaya Zemlya Infantry Regiment - Colonel: Olgert Parve-Jamison
  • 19th Albion Mechanized Infantry - Colonel: Somphone James
  • 15th Avalon Jump Infantry - Colonel: Kim Goke
  • 34th Federation Jump Infantry - Colonel: Leonid Sandoval

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 9, "Avalon Hussars"
  2. Second Succession War, p. 23, "The Suns-Confederation Front"
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11
  4. Historical: War of 3039, p. 135
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 56, "39th Avalon Hussars Unit Profile"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 20 Year Update, p. 24
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 66
  8. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 85
  9. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 100
  10. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 176
  11. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 176
  12. Field Manual: Updates, p. 126
  13. Field Manual: Updates, p. 138 "New Syrtis PDZ"
  14. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 66, "Annihilation on Talon"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 137 (pdf version), "Sirdar PDZ"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
  17. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 10, "Avalon Hussars - Regimental Status"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 First Succession War, p. 134, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 'Second succession War, p. 94, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Historical: War of 3039, p.135

BibliographyEdit