Arms of Thor
|Arms of Thor|
|Unit Profile (as of 3058)|
In 3034 the Circinus Federation attempted to invade the Illyrian Palatinate but unexpectedly found the Arms of Thor, recently hired on a multiyear contract. The mercenary unit used their two assault 'Mech Battalions to rout the Federation troops.
Year 3063 would see the end of the Arms of Thor. On the 19th of January 3063 Julius O'Reilly invaded the Illyria Palatine and completed the conquest of that minor power by the 30th of June of the same year. Hegemony troops consisting of two full legions (II Legio and IV Legio) and also including III Legio's First and Third Cohorts initiated the conquest of the Palatinate. The Left Arm of Thor was defending Trasjkis, the IV Legio drove them from the world, nearly eliminating half that battalion. The unit regrouped to Illyria. When the Marian forces landed on Illyria, the invasion did not start well, and the Arms of Thor spirited defense of the Palatinate stopped cold the Marian advances. But after confirming the treason of Cavanaugh's Cavalry to the Palatinate and their change of sides, the Hegemony assaulted in force head-on using infantry and other auxilia units to rout the Arms of Thor from their bases before they could bring most of their BattleMech strength to bear. Nevertheless the Arms of Thor tried to break through Julius' lines and seize his headquarters. Cavanaugh's Cavalry entered the Illyrian capital under false colors and after two hours of fighting, forced the official surrender of the Palatinate. This was the end of the Palatinate, which had been preceded less than two hours ago by the last push from the Arms of Thor aimed at decapitating the Marian assault force which ended with the mercenary unit demise.
Each Arms of Thor battalion had its own independent command officer. No overall commander for the unit was defined.
|Right Arm of Thor|
|Left Arm of Thor|
No specific tactics were ever described.
2 Assault 'Mech Battalions
- CO: Overcaptain Gustaf Narder
- CO: Overcaptain Hassie Menker
Arm of Thor (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable) 
- Handbook: Major Periphery States, pa. 7, Interview with Temper MacCaulay
- The Periphery (2nd Edition), pa. 73, Illyrian Palatine
- Field Manual: Updates, pa. 10-11, Chronology
- Field Manual: Periphery, p. 80, "IV Legio Unit Profile"
- The Efficiency of Rome
- The Periphery (2nd Edition), pa. 78, Arms of Thor
- Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 113