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8th Rasalhague Regulars

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8th Rasalhague Regulars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3034)
Nickname "The Executioners"
Parent Formation Rasalhague Regulars
Formed Prior to 2765
Disbanded 3034

Unit DescriptionEdit

The Eighth Rasalhague Regulars was a Light BattleMech regiment stationed on Rasalhague serving as the personal unit of the region's Warlord.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Eighth was raised at some point prior to 2765. In a Star League Defense Force assessment the 8th was noted as being one of the district's units kept virtually under house arrest when not on duty.[2]

First and Second Succession WarsEdit

By the outbreak of the First Succession War the 8th was a heavy unit stationed on Trondheim which remained its homeworld throughout the conflict. The war saw the regiment reduced to just under a third of its authorized strength.[3] When the Second Succession War erupted in 2830 the 8th had been transferred to Nykvarn and was operating at less than two-thirds of its paper strength. The war saw the unit mauled further; when the conflict ended in 2864, the 8th, now posted to conquered Basiliano, was down to a third of its authorized numbers.[4]

Third Succession WarEdit

During the last years of the Third Succession War, the 8th had acquired the informal nickname of "Ricol's Roughnecks" due to their frequent service in augmenting Duke Hassid Ricol's private forces whenever the latter were insufficient to achieve the Duke's objectives. In their rare instances of failure, the 8th were known to utilize dishonorable tactics and cause wanton collateral damage.[5]

In 3025 the unit was stationed on Rasalhague.[6]

Ronin WarsEdit

RasalhagueEdit

The Regulars were stationed on Rasalhague when the Free Rasalhague Republic was formed. In 3034 they were ordered to arrest Marcus Kurita. They did not do so, and in fact attacked the ISF unit that had taken Marcus into custody. They, along with the 12th Sun Zhang Academy Cadre, staged a fighting retreat to DropShips located at Rasalhague's main spaceport. Many of the 8th's warriors were able to escape to Predlitz, but several companies were left behind. The First Tyr regiment broke these elements with their furious assault on the spaceport.[7]

PredlitzEdit

On Predlitz the First Tyr Regiment's assault 'Mechs tore through the light 'Mechs of the Eigth, having followed from Rasalhague. The Eighth was eventually destroyed by a combined force consisting of the First Tyr and the Second Sword of Light.[8]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 8th Rasalhague Regulars
Tai-shu Ivan Sorenson 3025 - 14 March 3034[9]

TacticsEdit

The unit has no special tactic. [10]

Composition HistoryEdit

2765Edit

Eighth Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[2]

- At this point in time the Eighth possessed mostly older light and medium-weight Battlemechs. The unit was based on Trondheim[11] and was supported by three armor regiments and five infantry regiments.[11]

2786Edit

Eighth Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[3]

- At this point in time the Eighth was a heavy-weight regiment stationed on Trondheim and operating at full strength.[3]

2821Edit

Eighth Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[3]

- At this point in time the Eighth was a heavy-weight regiment stationed on Trondheim and operating at below one-third of full strength.[3]

2830Edit

Eighth Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[4]

- At this point in time the Eighth was a heavy-weight regiment stationed on Nykvarn and operating at 59% strength.[4]

2864Edit

Eighth Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[4]

- At this point in time the Eighth was an assault-weight regiment stationed on Basiliano and operating at one-third strength.[4]

3025Edit

Eighth Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[12]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Rasalhague. [6] The unit is considered light weight. [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. House Kurita: The Draconis Combine, p. 145
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 16, "Rasalhague Regulars"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Second Succession War, p. 97, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)
  5. Combat Manual: Kurita, p. 42, "Eight Rasalhague Regulars"
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.134
  7. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 104
  8. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 111
  9. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 99
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 145
  11. 11.0 11.1 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 15-16, "Rasalhague Regulars"
  12. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136 - Unit stats and listing in the original House sourcebook in game year 3025.

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