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==History==
 
==History==
The '''Second Knights of the Inner Sphere''' were formed in [[3058]] because the [[1st Knights of the Inner Sphere]] regiment became too unwieldy to use effectively. The 1st Knights' Tristam Battalion was split off to form the core of the Second Knights.<ref name=FMFWL72>''Field Manual: Free Worlds League'', p. 72, "2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere Unit Profile"</ref> In [[3060]] the Silver Knights reached full strength, but were too late to participate in [[Operation Bulldog]]. Instead they spent most of their deployment from [[Epsilon]] escorting humanitarian aid into the Lyran Alliance.<ref>''Field Manual: Updates'', p. 150</ref>
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The '''Second Knights of the Inner Sphere''' were formed in [[3058]] because the [[First Knights of the Inner Sphere]] regiment became too unwieldy to use effectively. The First Knights' Tristam Battalion was split off to form the core of the Second Knights.<ref name=FMFWL72>''Field Manual: Free Worlds League'', p. 72, "2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere Unit Profile"</ref> In [[3060]] the Silver Knights reached full strength, but were too late to participate in [[Operation BULLDOG]]. Instead they spent most of their deployment from [[Epsilon]] escorting humanitarian aid into the Lyran Alliance.<ref>''Field Manual: Updates'', p. 150</ref>
  
 
The Second Knights of the Inner Sphere were recalled to Atreus in 3068. This was denounced by several military leaders, as the 1st and 2nd Knights were part of the [[FWLM]] counterattack on the Lyran Alliance forces from [[Skye]] and [[Bolan]] that had attacked the [[Free Worlds League]].<ref>''Dawn of the Jihad'', p. 82</ref> They arrived on Atreus a month later and were attacked by chemical weapons employed by the [[Word of Blake]].<ref>''Jihad Hot Spots: 3070'', p. 20</ref> The Second Knights dispersed into small units and scattered through the countryside, avoiding the Word of Blake forces. For the next six years, they fought a guerrilla campaign against the occupiers. In 3076 they were destroyed by the [[2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires]] and [[8th Free Worlds Legionnaires]].<ref>''Jihad Turning Points: Atreus'', pp. 6-7, 13</ref>
 
The Second Knights of the Inner Sphere were recalled to Atreus in 3068. This was denounced by several military leaders, as the 1st and 2nd Knights were part of the [[FWLM]] counterattack on the Lyran Alliance forces from [[Skye]] and [[Bolan]] that had attacked the [[Free Worlds League]].<ref>''Dawn of the Jihad'', p. 82</ref> They arrived on Atreus a month later and were attacked by chemical weapons employed by the [[Word of Blake]].<ref>''Jihad Hot Spots: 3070'', p. 20</ref> The Second Knights dispersed into small units and scattered through the countryside, avoiding the Word of Blake forces. For the next six years, they fought a guerrilla campaign against the occupiers. In 3076 they were destroyed by the [[2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires]] and [[8th Free Worlds Legionnaires]].<ref>''Jihad Turning Points: Atreus'', pp. 6-7, 13</ref>
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===Other Officers===
 
* As of [[3059]] Sir [[Hector Molita]] was the unit's XO.<ref name=FMFWL72/>
 
  
 
==Tactics==
 
==Tactics==
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'''2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere''' (BattleMech [[Regiment]]/Elite/Fanatical)<ref name=FMFWL72/>
 
'''2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere''' (BattleMech [[Regiment]]/Elite/Fanatical)<ref name=FMFWL72/>
 
* CO/1st Tristram [[Battalion]]: Colonel Andrei de Souzza
 
* CO/1st Tristram [[Battalion]]: Colonel Andrei de Souzza
** XO: [[Force Commander]] Hector Morita
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** XO: [[Force Commander]] [[Hector Molita]]
* 2nd Bedivere Battalion (two [[Company|Companies]]): Force Commander Rod Trane
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* 2nd Bedivere Battalion (two [[Company|Companies]]): Force Commander [[Rod Trane]]
* 3rd Percival Battalion (two [[Company|Companies]]): Force Commander Anne Sudak
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* 3rd Percival Battalion (two [[Company|Companies]]): Force Commander [[Anne Sudak]]
 
- A understrength Regiment
 
- A understrength Regiment
  
 
'''23rd Independent Aerospace Wing''' (Aerospace [[Wing (Military Unit)|Wing]]/Regular/Reliable)<ref name=FMFWL72/>
 
'''23rd Independent Aerospace Wing''' (Aerospace [[Wing (Military Unit)|Wing]]/Regular/Reliable)<ref name=FMFWL72/>
* Wing Commander: [[Lieutenant Commander]] Martina Jeye
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* Wing Commander: [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Martina Jeye]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 08:36, 10 November 2019

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2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Silver Knights
Parent Formation Knights of the Inner Sphere
Formed 3058


History[edit]

The Second Knights of the Inner Sphere were formed in 3058 because the First Knights of the Inner Sphere regiment became too unwieldy to use effectively. The First Knights' Tristam Battalion was split off to form the core of the Second Knights.[1] In 3060 the Silver Knights reached full strength, but were too late to participate in Operation BULLDOG. Instead they spent most of their deployment from Epsilon escorting humanitarian aid into the Lyran Alliance.[2]

The Second Knights of the Inner Sphere were recalled to Atreus in 3068. This was denounced by several military leaders, as the 1st and 2nd Knights were part of the FWLM counterattack on the Lyran Alliance forces from Skye and Bolan that had attacked the Free Worlds League.[3] They arrived on Atreus a month later and were attacked by chemical weapons employed by the Word of Blake.[4] The Second Knights dispersed into small units and scattered through the countryside, avoiding the Word of Blake forces. For the next six years, they fought a guerrilla campaign against the occupiers. In 3076 they were destroyed by the 2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires and 8th Free Worlds Legionnaires.[5]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere
Colonel Sir Andrei de Souzza 3059[1]

Tactics[edit]

The Second Knights of the Inner Sphere were skilled in small unit tactics, and could engage multiple foes simultaneously. This was balanced out by the fact that they weren't as skilled at operating in large formations.[6][7]

Composition History[edit]

3059 to 3067[edit]

2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere (BattleMech Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)[1]

- A understrength Regiment

23rd Independent Aerospace Wing (Aerospace Wing/Regular/Reliable)[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 72, "2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere Unit Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 150
  3. Dawn of the Jihad, p. 82
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 20
  5. Jihad Turning Points: Atreus, pp. 6-7, 13
  6. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 131
  7. Jihad Turning Points: Atreus, pp. 6-7

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