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Fighting Intellectuals

Fighting Intellectuals
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Major Shinto Kubusaka
JumpShips no
DropShips yes
Aerospace yes
Armor no
Infantry yes


Shinto Kubusaka graduated from the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy, and he formed the Fighting Intellectuals after he retired from DCMS service. On Outreach he collected enough troops to fill a combined arms unit. Backed by the "farm team" project of the Kell Hounds, they raided a pro-Katrina base. Their next job brought them into combat again with the LAAF (specifically the 3rd Donegal Guards)[1], but this time the battle cost them much of their equipment.[2]

During the opening months of the Jihad they were tasked to provide security to Atocongo, where they saved General Adam Steiner from a bombing. This suicide bomb cost the Intellectuals their commanding officer, and injured several other officers. When the unit's former XO had recuperated, he voluntarily extended the Intellectuals' service to the LAAF, overriding their original three-year contract.[1]

As the Jihad entered its closing stages in 3079 rumors were circulating amongst the LAAF that the Fighting Intellectuals had been approached to either join the rebuilding Kell Hounds or to join a line regiment within the LAAF, in a fashion possibly similar to that adopted by the One-Eyed Jacks.[3]

During the Dark Age, the unit was still fighting as a mercenary force when they participated in an unsuccessful raid against House Liao on Teng.[4]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Able's Aces
Major Shinto Kubusaka 3066[2]
Captain Tae Kwon Kocheke 3076[1]


The unit has not yet developed any special maneuvers or tendencies.[2]


The unit can barely cover the technical support which is needed to operate under optimal conditions. The unit possesses (1 Union-class DropShip).[2]

Dragoon RatingsEdit


Dragoon Rating: C[2]

Composition HistoryEdit


Fighting Intellectuals(1 Company/Regular/Reliable)[2]

-The unit is a mix of 'Mechs with some advanced technology.

Soaring Intellectuals(2 Air Lances/Green/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Captain Ronnie Hartland
- 1 lighter lance provides reconnaissance and the over cover /protection for the DropShips.

Intellectuals Security Detachment(1 Platoon/Regular/Reliable)[2]

- 2 jump able and 2 motorized squads provide security for the rest of the command.


Fighting Intellectuals (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[3]

- At this point the Fighting Intellectuals were stationed on Arc-Royal and were at 25% of full strength, and 30% of their equipment featured advanced technology.



  • In addition to any other rules the Fighting Intellectuals also gain the Overrun Combat special ability when fighting Word of Blake forces.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 53
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 67, "Unit Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Report: LAAF, p. 18, "Mercenaries"
  4. MechWarrior Dark Age Uniques, p. 156, "Felix Jarta"
  5. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 124, "Fighting Intellectuals (B)"