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Legion of the Rising Sun

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Legion of the Rising Sun
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Colonel Jürgen Petersen
JumpShips no
DropShips yes
Aerospace no
Armor yes
Infantry yes

HistoryEdit

Formed after the 4th Succession War as a reaction to Coordinator Takashi Kurita's infamous Death to Mercenaries Order, many smaller mercenary commands were forced to leave the Draconis Combine and gathered under the leadership of Colonel Jürgen Petersen on Galatea. Their first contract brought them to the Free Rasalhague Republic and the conflict against Ronin forces. The next contract was with the AFFC. During this time they supported line units and made raids against Clan forces for the DCMS. After that they worked first for the Lyran Alliance and then the FWLM until now.[1][2]

In 3069 the unit got a contract from the resistance leader in the FWL. Transported to the planet Hall for a scout mission the mercs fought for over a year against the Blakists, where they lost their commanding officer and one battalion. After a retreat back to Oliver the mercs had to fight again against the Blakists' 12th Division (the former 6th Free Worlds Legionnaires). The resistance movement could only save one company of mixed forces from Oliver.[1][2]

The surviving members of the Legion were destroyed on the world of Alphard in the Free Worlds League on the 29th of June, 3073, by the 52nd Shadow Division.[3][4]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Legion of the Rising Sun
Colonel Jürgen Petersen 3037 - 3073[1]

TacticsEdit

The soldiers of the Legion know to use Zellbrigen and excel in small unit missions.[1]

SupportEdit

The unit has sufficient techs and support capacities but have a lack of JumpShips.[1]

Dragoon RatingsEdit

Dragoon Rating: B[1]

Composition HistoryEdit

3067Edit

The Legion of the Rising Sun (Regiment/Veteran/Regular)<ref name="MSp45">

  • Aide: Colonel Mitsuko Kanae

- Most 'Mechs are upgraded, sometimes with Clan technology.[1]

- For security duties they have their own small forces (1 company of tanks and 1 battalion of infantry).[1]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 45, "Legion of the Rising Sun"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mercenaries Supplemental Update p. 84, "Legion of the Rising Sun"
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 31, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  4. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51, "The Jihad In Review"

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