Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
2nd Taurian Rangers
Combined Arms Regiment
2nd Taurian Rangers (Regmient/Green/Reliable) – “The New Blood”.
Another Mech regiment assembled from the salvage of various pirate force’s BattleMechs, AeroFighters and tanks, the unit is considered Green, but only lacks practical combat experience, having spent several years in training. The unit is a mixed-arms regiment, with a battalion of Medium BattleMechs, a battalion of medium tanks, and three battalions of infantry. It also has limited JumpShip, DropShip and AeroSpace support for its Mech Battalion, with the rest of the regiment operating as garrison forces (one company of tanks and one battalion of infantry per cantonment) in key parts of the developing systems of the Taurian Outback.
Assembled by Baron Kenton Sarne from salvaged Mechs, Aeros and tanks salvaged during the operations of the 1st Taurian Rangers, the 2nd Taurian Rangers is considered a very young and unseasoned force, but their heavy equipment and Aero forces have done much to make them a potential threat. They have spent several years training together and are proving incredibly loyal to their commander Sarne and his officers.
The lead vessel of the Aero fleet, is the battered Overlord-Class DropShip, the “Star of Glory”, and its Invader-Class JumpShip “Redemption”. In addition, a Danais-Class DropShip, the “Bon Homme” and a Union-Class DropShip, the “Broadside” are available for support operations, along with a wing of twelve (12) light and medium AeroFighters. While not enough to transport the entire unit, the Mech contingent has ample transport and often deploys on the systems under its control in mock wargames to test the strength of its allied garrison forces.