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Bradley's Bravos

Bradley's Bravos
Unit Profile (as of 3027)
CO Colonel Scott Bradley
JumpShips No
DropShips No
Aerospace No
Armor No
Infantry No

HistoryEdit

Bradley's Bravos was formed when members of McGee's Cutthroats asked Scott Bradley to create their own mercenary command with him as Commanding Officer. A battalion was formed and after negotiations with the Federated Suns a one year Garrison Contract was signed in order to defend Northwind during the Federated Suns Operation GALAHAD.[1]

During Scott Bradley's attendance to Hanse Davion and Melissa Steiner he did met again Morgan Kell and they agreed to add Bradley's Bravos as Kell Hounds third Battalion, which in essence finished with the unit existence as an independent command.[1]

Fate then intervened. The unit had not been long assigned to Northwind when House Kurita attacked the planet as part of the initial shots on the Fourth Succession War. Ironically, the most powerful kuritan unit in the planet, the Genyosha was in Northwind for them: as their leader, Yorinaga Kurita was fighting a personal war against Morgan Kell and the Hounds, he had moved their unit to Northwind because they were informed the unit was there... but there were only the Bravos.[1]

The Fifth Sword of Light and the 36th Dieron Regulars launched an invasion on the planet. Both units struck the planet in early January of 3029. The Thirty-sixth lured the under-manned Fifth Deneb Light Cavalry out of their defensive positions so the Fifth Sword could slaughter the unit. Bradley's Bravos (Kell Hounds's Third Battalion) and the newly arrived Team Banzai engaged in battle with the Thirty-sixth and the Fifth Sword in their bid to allow the survivors of Fifth Deneb to escape. The mercenaries succeeded in tying up both DCMS regiments until the elite Genyosha regiment arrived. The Genyosha pushed the mercenaries out position and kept them from overrunning the Fifth Sword's headquarters. Scott Bradley was preparing a suicide run with the remnants of the unit in order to allow both the Fifth Deneb Light Cavalry and the Team Banzai survivors to escape the planet. That final action was not needed because of the arrival of the mercenary regiments arrived in form of the Northwind Highlanders who recently having signed for House Davion took the kuritan troops by surprise and forced them to withdraw not without eliminating a battalion of the 36th Dieron Regulars.[2][1]

After this battle, the company's worth of survivors from Bradley's Bravos joined their parent unit the Kell Hounds as the Third Battalion of their regiment and went to combat with them against the Fifth Sword of Light in Nusakan.[1]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Bradley's Bravos
Colonel Scott Bradley 3027[1][2]

TacticsEdit

No specific tactics are known for this unit.

Composition HistoryEdit

3027Edit

One Battalion.[2]

3029Edit

One Company after Northwind battle. These survivors will really merge with the Kell Hounds as part of the 3rd Battalion of the 1st Regiment.[2]

NotesEdit

  • No logo was ever designed for the unit

RulesEdit

Game RulesEdit

No specific rules do apply for this unit.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Warrior: Coupe
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 79, "The Combine Offensive - Northwind"

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