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The Dragonslayers
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
CO Colonel Akilah Hellecksen
JumpShips no
DropShips no
Aerospace yes
Armor no
Infantry no


HistoryEdit

Ronin WarEdit

The Dragonslayers were a mercenary unit working under long-term contracts with the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces and later the Federated Commonwealth. During the Ronin War they were used by the Duke of Tamar to try and prevent Kandis from joining the Free Rasalhague Republic.[1] The pro-Republic forces hired the Insect Brigade to counter the Dragonslayer's presence, and a tense standoff was resolved only when the two units came to blows. The two mercenary forces and the population of Kandis were whipped into a frenzy, and many lives were lost.[2] Repairs to the planet's HPG allowed word to reach Tharkad and the Archon ordered the 3rd Lyran Guards to restore order. At the same time, the Free Rasalhague representatives petitioned Kanrei Theodore Kurita to intervene, and he sent the Shin Legion. The Dragonslayers were forced to surrender by the Shin Legion.[3]

War of 3039Edit

The two regiment-strong command participated in the War of 3039. They landed on Altais, supporting the 8th Donegal Guards and Gray Death Legion in the first wave of the Commonwealth thrust. They faced the 1st Ghost and 2nd Ghost regiments, driving them offworld.[4] The world would be isolated in the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery counterattack, however, and in November 3039 the LCAF withdrew.[5]

Clan InvasionEdit

Later they fought against Clan Jade Falcon on Quarell. This battle cost them a large amount of equipment. Because they hid some of the captured Clan technology, the Dragonslayers were accused of breaking their contract, and were later found guilty by the MRBC. (The Dragonslayers did in fact withhold equipment from the Federated Commonwealth, but the unit did so because the FC was feeding them incorrect information about the location of captured Dragonslayers personnel.[6])

JihadEdit

In 3066, the unit supported Marshigama’s Legionnaires on Conquista during a raid, but suffered heavy losses.[7] After this, their new employer was the Marian Hegemony. While stationed on Lissa, they defended the new General Motors production line against several bandit raids. The Marian high command ordered the mercs to search and destroy the base of the raiders. The command captured two companies' worth of equipment, as well as an Overlord DropShip. They traced the bandit leaders to Valerius. There, the rebels were captured and executed, which caused much disdain among the locals. Local forces began anti-riot campaigns to calm the situation. During another raid against another bandit base, the unit captured a Word of Blake Demi-Precentor during a weapon deal.

The Dragonslayers were posted to Valerius in 3079.[8] In 3081 the Dragonslayers were still on Valerius. Five of their MechWarriors were kidnapped, killed, and beheaded. The heads were left in a bag near the Dragonslayer base. The Dragonslayers retaliated by destroying the neighborhood that held the factory with the logo on the bag.[citation needed] This heavy-handed action spurred the Valerians to move from civil disobedience to outright rebellion.[9] This assault was later described as "horrific" and led to the Lothian League rebelling against the Marian Hegemony.[10] It also prompted the Hegemony's V Legio to rebel.[11] The Dragonslayers remained on Valerius in 3085.[12]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Dragonslayers
Colonel Kitiara Galland 3058[13]
Colonel Sturm Hellecksen 3067 - 3085[14]
Colonel Akilah Hellecksen 3145[15]

TacticsEdit

They use a large formation that breaks down into smaller commands when the situation demands it.

SupportEdit

The unit can only cover a fourth of their repairs and lacks any transport capacity.

Dragoon RatingsEdit

3067Edit

Dragoon Rating: C

3145Edit

Rating: C[15]

Composition HistoryEdit

3040Edit

Dragonslayers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[16]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Odessa. [16]

3058Edit

Dragonslayers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)

3059Edit

The Dragonslayers (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [17]

  • CO: Colonel Kitiara Galland [17]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on New Roland. [17]

3067Edit

Dragonslayers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)

- The medium weight regiment includes extensive upgrades

Dragonslayer Air Wing (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)

  • Wing Commander: Major Hubert Wong

- The medium fighters are ideal for interception and ground support

3085Edit

Dragonslayers (Veteran/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Colonel Sturm Hellecksen

3145Edit

Dragonslayers (Veteran/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Akilah Hellecksen[15]
- As of 3145 the Dragonslayers were operating at fifty-five percent of full strength and were based in the Huntington system.[15]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 105
  2. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 106
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, pp. 112-113
  4. Historical: War of 3039, pp. 28-29
  5. Historical: War of 3039, p. 74
  6. Hot Spots, p. 62
  7. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 12
  8. Field Report: Periphery, p. 19
  9. Field Manual: 3085, p. 132
  10. Era Report: 3145, p. 78
  11. Field Manual: 3085, p. 144
  12. Field Manual: 3085, p. 161
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Periphery, 2nd Edition (sourcebook), p. 41
  14. 14.0 14.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 161, "Major Periphery States - Marian Hegemony"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 182, "Notable Mercenary Forces - Marian Hegemony"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 140
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 112
  • Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 65 - "Unit Profile"
  • Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p.51

BibliographyEdit