3rd Border Guards Battalion "The Jungle Cats"

Description:

3rd Border Guards (Rifle Infantry) Battalion – Green/Questionable The “Jungle Cats”

The 3rd Border Guards Battalion was organized from recruits garnered from across Sangria, who occupy key command positions, including its command company, and from the large number of conscripted troopers captured during the battle of Islas Brasilera. Its command is controlled by the veteran Coldhearts platoon, who have spent several years as trainers of the recruits in Fort Boomerang, but were mostly former bandits and mercenaries recruited in System – Sligo.

After nearly a brief couple of month of re-training in their cantonments at Fort Boomerang, the unit was quietly assigned as the garrison at the blocking point south of * Landhold : Hellas, known as Forward Observation Base “Tramp Station”. The garrison’s primary responsibility is to guard the border with The Oriental Republic of San Isabel and keep an eye on the bandits that occupy the villages further south.

Officers : Major (Brevet) Abelinda Rivera was given command of the unit in early-3026, though she still operates as liaison officer to The Unforgiven, who are also loosely under her command. As the unit is primarily a holding garrison force, they tend to have unspectacular officers, who concentrate on the logistics of being an isolated unit, ell away from most Iron Dingoes resources and supply bases.

Tactics : The 3rd Border Guards Battalion is essentially a typical Iron Dingoes rifle infantry force, raised as a garrison force, and at full strength. The unit has trained in small unit tactics, and has a little experience in defending against small guerrilla forces, having worked closely with the militia from The (Territorial) District of Corazón. They are also trained in simple anti-armor and anti-Mech tactics.

Their primary responsibility is to watch over the border, and keep an eye on the raiders that were previously known to operate in the south. They work closely with the other resources in the nearby though remote * Landhold : Hellas, and remain both young and fiercely loyal to the unit.

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Support : The 3rd Border Guards Battalion has been equipped with standard combat armor, helmet, and pulse laser rifle of the Iron Dingoes Infantry Field Kit (3023). As heavy weapons support, each squad deploys a single M56A2 “Smartgun”.

The 3rd Border Guards Battalion does not have any attached logistical elements, and depends largely on itself for technical support. As typical rifle infantry, however, they have few needs they cannot resolve themselves.

The lead company has sufficient Tracked APCs and Light Utility Transports to declare that part of the unit “motorized”, but the rest of the unit is only assigned a single “Hellbender” Jeep to each of its command elements, and no other vehicles or heavy weapons systems.

While simple, the unit’s base has sufficient pre-fabricated facilities to house the entire unit, is tied to the electrical net coming out of San Isabel, and has access to civilian services and an airport through * Landhold : Hellas village. Led by the “Coldhearts” (7th Platoon), it amounts to roughly a battalion of green, but well-equipped soldiers, with some fortifications and defenses, but no armor or other heavy support weapons. This unit has been named the “Jungle Cats”, and its base, “Tramp Station”. Lacking its own integral logistics force, it depends heavily on regular shipments of parts from the Iron Dingoes own supply sources, though as an almost purely foot infantry force, these needs are substantially less than one might expect.

3rd Border Guards (Rifle Infantry) Battalion “The Jungle Cats”

Command Platoon
Four (4) “Hellbender” Jeeps
Two (2) Light Utility Transports
Four (4) Rifle/Administration Squads (2 Reg, 2 Green)

1st Border Guards (Motorized) Infantry CompanyXXX
7th (Mechanized) Militia Platoon “The Coldhearts”
Four (4) Tracked APCs (2 Vet, 2 Reg)
2 Squads SRM Infantry Militia (2 Reg)
2 Squads Rifle Infantry Militia (2 Vet)

40th (Motorized) Militia Platoon XXX
One (1) “Hellbender” Jeep
Two (2) Light Utility Transports
4 Squads Rifle Infantry Militia (3 Reg, Green)

54th (Motorized) Militia Platoon “XXX”
One (1) “Hellbender” Jeep
Two (2) Light Utility Transports
4 Squads Rifle Infantry (2 Reg, 2 Green)

2nd Border Guards Infantry CompanyXXX
25th (Foot) Militia Platoon XXX
One (1) “Hellbender” Jeep
4 Squads Rifle Infantry Militia (2 Vet, Reg, Green)

42nd (Foot) Militia Platoon XXX
One (1) “Hellbender” Jeep
4 Squads Rifle Infantry Militia (Reg, 3 Green)

49th (Foot) Militia Platoon XXX
One (1) “Hellbender” Jeep
4 Squads Rifle Infantry Militia (2 Reg, 2 Green)

3rd Border Guards Infantry CompanyXXX
36th (Foot) Militia Platoon XXX
One (1) “Hellbender” Jeep
4 Squads Rifle Infantry Militia (Vet, 2 Reg, Green)

45th (Foot) Militia Platoon XXX
One (1) “Hellbender” Jeep
4 Squads Rifle Infantry Militia (2 Reg, 2 Green)

46th (Foot) Militia Platoon XXX
One (1) “Hellbender” Jeep
4 Squads Rifle Infantry Militia (4 Green)

Bio:

In early-3025, the Iron Dingoes increased their holding force in * Landhold : Hellas, and established a forward military base at the Puentecillo Border Crossing, effectively creating this unit. In late-3025, the unit was designated the 3rd Battalion, but otherwise remained the same.

In early-3026 the unit came under the official command of Major (Brevet) Abelinda Rivera, and she is looking to recruiting a small technical support force for her own needs in the long-run. Following the defeat of the Army of New Patagonia, the unit’s purpose was removed, and within days, the entire battalion was pulled from duty on the border and evacuated off-world aboard the “Spearhead”, for a then unknown reason.

3rd Border Guards Battalion "The Jungle Cats"

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