Little Richard's Panzer Brigade

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Little Richard's Panzer Brigade
Little Richard's Panzer Brigade
Unit Profile (as of 3069)
CO Colonel Regina "The Gila Queen" Whitman[1]
Disbanded 3069
JumpShips yes
DropShips yes
Aerospace no
Armor no
Infantry no

History[edit]

In the late 2980s, Little Richard's Panzer Brigade exercised an escape clause in their employment with the Free Worlds League.[2]

In or just prior to 3025, two battalions of heavy 'Mechs of Richard's Panzer Brigade were hired by the Draconis Combine to strengthen their garrisons along the Federated Suns anticipating an imminent attack. Elements of Richard's Panzer Brigade fought McKinnon's Raiders on Galedon V, defending a cache of high-grade industrial diamonds. The outcome of the battle is unknown.

Apparently, the battle on Galedon V was near the end of the Brigade's employ with House Kurita. As of 3025, the unit was in the employ of the Lyran Commonwealth and was based on Tharkad, noted as the Commonwealth's "most recent" mercenary acquisition.[3]

During the FedCom Civil War, the Brigade was in the employ of the Capellan Confederation. The brigade took the chaos of the civil war as an opportunity to launch an unauthorized raid into the Capellan March. The planets Genoa and Arboris were their targets, but the Beta Regiment of the 12th Vegan Rangers, supported by smaller commands, stood in the Panzer's way.[4]

The Rangers destroyed all of the Panzer's conventional forces in a major battle after a two week long retreat across the whole planet. The Brigade retreated to Arboris followed by the Rangers who sought to destroy all of the Panzer assets in retaliation. The week long battle that followed left only three Panzer companies operational.

Pleione was to be their next target but the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces renounced all support from the Panzers because of their unauthorized actions. The command of the unit fell to Whitman's daughter. The command was without a new contract.[4]

Still on Pleione in 3069, the unit fought to the last man against the Word of Blake. There were no known survivors.[5]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Little Richard's Panzer Brigade
Colonel Richard DeCord [6]
Colonel Richard “Big Daddy” Whitman [6]
Colonel Richard “Sugar Baby” Whitman
Colonel Regina Whitman 3069[4]

Tactics[edit]

The Panzers will resort to every trick to win the battle, including using false colors and IFF signals.[4]

Support[4][edit]

  • Technical: 100 %

- The single Invader-class JumpShip transports the Brigade's 1 Overlord-class and 1 Union-class. - The JumpShip is often used for resupply missions.

Dragoon Rating[edit]

3067[edit]

Dragoon Rating: F[4]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

Richard's Panzer Brigade (Veteran/Fanatical)

  • CO: Colonel Richard Whitman

3059[edit]

Little Richard's Panzer Brigade (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[7]

  • 1st Battalion (Richard's Own): CO/Colonel Richard Whitman
Composed mostly of medium and heavy BattleMechs
The unit employs a greater number of assault 'Mechs
The unit contains light and fast heavy 'Mechs
  • Air Panzers (Wing/Veteran/Questionable)
Wing Commander: Major Joel Levitson
  • Armored Panzers (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)
Armor Commander: Lt. Colonel Brian "Buzz" Corbett
  • Ground Panzers (5 Companies/Regular/Questionable)
Infantry Commander: Major Angela Marino
(2 VTOL Companies, 1 Artillery Company, 2 Jump Infantry Companies)

3067[edit]

Little Richard's Panzer Brigade(1 Battalion)[4]

  • CO/Alpha Battle Co.: Colonel Regina Whitman
The unit contains fast heavy and medium BattleMechs.
  • XO/Bravo Assault Co.: Major Malcolm Powell
The unit fields heavy and assault designs.
The Company is composed of light and medium 'Mechs (many are upgraded Capellan designs).

Uniforms[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [31/12/3069]: "Blakists See Mixed Success, Failure on Capellan Front
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 43
  3. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), pp. 78, 121 (page numbering of PDF edition)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 47, "Unit Profile"
  5. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 15
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 78, "Richard's Panzer Brigade"
  7. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 74

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