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Green Machine

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The Green Machine
Unit Profile (as of 3085)
CO Colonel Maxwell Green
JumpShips no
DropShips yes
Aerospace no
Armor no
Infantry no


HistoryEdit

The Green Machine mercenary command often provided decent, if uninspired, service for their employers. They usually accepted contracts about security duties. Over the years, experienced soldiers left the command. These soldiers reduced the command's experience level, and in turn affected their financial picture. During the Clan Invasion the AFFC assigned the unit to another garrison contract on the Lyran Commonwealth world of Kowloon. Later they were reassigned to the Federated Commonwealth/St. Ives Compact border world of Purvo.[1] War games in 3066 resulted in the Green Machine being totally destroyed by the Purvo planetary militia. After this poor showing they relocated to Westerhand, where they were hired by the Capellan Confederation during the opening years of the Jihad. They garrisoned Ares.[2] At that time the unit's failed training programs had left them a decrepit, desertion-prone garrison outfit whose only value is their sheer numbers of BattleMechs.[3]

Their contract ended in 3080, and even the unit's commanding officer, colonel Green, doubted the contract would be renewed.[3]

In 3117 they were hired by the Calderon Protectorate. While defending the nation, they avenged a militia force that was destroyed on Carvajal. The Green Machine landed on the world while The Dominars pirate band was present, and destroyed the land forces along their DropShips.[4]

In 3037 a strong Taurian Concordat raid made the unit falter, but they rallied around Captain Angus McFarley and stood firm and finally staved off the rout.[4]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Green Machine
Colonel Maxwell Green At least 3067 - 3085[5]

TacticEdit

The unit drilled at the moment to expand their experience in urban combat.

SupportEdit

The one DropShip can transport the entire unit at once. The technical staff can provide sufficient support.

Dragoon RatingsEdit

3067Edit

Dragoon Rating: F

Composition HistoryEdit

3040Edit

The Green Machine (Regiment/Green/Questionable)[6]

3050Edit

The Green Machine (Regiment/Green/Questionable) [7]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Kowloon. [7]

3067Edit

The Green Machine(1 Battalion/Green/Questionable)

  • CO/Alpha Company: Colonel Maxwell Green
  • Bravo Company: Captain Joel Willard
  • Charlie Company: Captain Phyllis Margrove

- The 1st and 3rd company fields light/medium 'Mechs, because the 2nd contains the heaviest machines.

3079Edit

The Green Machine (1 Regiment/Veteran/Questionable) | 75% strength | 20% Upgraded | Assigned to Ares[8]

3085Edit

Green Machine (1 Battalion/Regular/Questionable)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Maxwell Green

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 70
  2. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 58
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Report: CCAF , p. 20 "Mercenaries"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 38 "HD-2F Hound"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 161, "Major Periphery States - Unaligned/Unconcrated"
  6. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 141
  7. 7.0 7.1 20-Year Update, p. 23
  8. Field Report: CCAF , p. 20 Irregular Forces

BibliographyEdit