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1st Tamar Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 2801)
Nickname The Tamar Tigers
Parent Formation LCAF
Formed unknown


The Tamar Tigers were the pride and joy of the Duke of Tamar, and was the first unit from the Duke of Tamar's private forces to receive BattleMechs in 2465.[1]

The Tamar Tigers were attached to the SLDF in the Reunification War. They were unlike many Lyran units because their commander was able to remove political appointees and Social Generals from the unit. The Tamar Tigers served alongside the 4th Royal Guards and the 25th Skye Rangers.[2] From 2581 to 2591 the Tigers fought on Black Earth, Qurayyat, Fjernet, Kwangjong-ni, Luanda, and Barcelona.[3] In 2591 Archon Viola Steiner received word that her son had been kidnapped, and the Duke of Tamar was a suspect. Unable to meet the Duke, the Archon instead engaged the Tamar Tigers and Skye Rangers at their camp on Barcelona. There the Tigers resisted the Archon's assault until SLDF forces could separate the combatants. Later evidence found that the Dukes were innocent, but the Tigers and Rangers had lost a battalion and refused to continue to fight for the Archon. They returned home shortly after the Day of Rage.[4]

In March 2787 the Tigers launched a raid against Luthien, doing serious damage to the capital of the Draconis Combine.[1]

In 2790, the Tamar Tigers attacked the Kurita worlds of Styx, Telos IV, and Kervil.[5]

2801 saw the Tigers launch a raid on Benjamin only to discover a trap waiting for them. The Tigers were destroyed but not before they inflicted massive casualties on the defending Kurita forces.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Tamar Tigers
Commander Sabine Petrov 2591[6]
Commanding Officers of 1st Tamar Hussars
Graham Kelswa 2791 - 2801[5]


The Tamar Tigers became known for their daring style of mobile warfare.[1]

Composition HistoryEdit

2786 - 2821Edit

Tamar Tigers (Regiment/Elite/Fanatical) [7]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Tamar. The unit was destroyed during the war.[7]


The Tamar Tigers were added to the list of Honored Missing.[8] The Order of Tamar Tigers decoration uses the regimental patch of the Tamar Tigers.[9]


Unlike most Lyran units, the Tamar Tigers prefer lighter 'Mechs. To reflect this apply a -2 modifier to rolls that determine lance weight, with anything below a 4 treated as a result of "Light." The Tigers receive a +2 bonus to their initiative rolls, and may use the Off Map Movement Force Specific Rules.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), pp. 47-48, "Tigers and Stealths"
  2. Historical: Reunification War, p. 40
  3. Historical: Reunification War, pp. 152-153
  4. Historical: Reunification War, pp. 137-138
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), pp. 50-51, "The Military Realities"
  6. Memories of Rain
  7. 7.0 7.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 139
  8. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 68, "What, Me Worry?"
  9. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 127, "Medals and Decorations"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 183