THE HISTORY OF HALDANE'S HARRIERS
FROM ITS FOUNDING TO PROSERPINA, 3025
3001:Capellan March / FS
Liao Warrior House regiments rout the Davion 7th Crucis
Lancers off the world of Lincoln.
3002 Harrow's Sun / FS
Prince Ian Davion routs Kuritan forces off-planet in the Third
Battle of Harrow's Sun.
3003 Tsama / CC
The Davion Dry River Devils surrender after a botched invasion of
3003 Draconis March / FS
Hanse Davion, Prince Ian's brother, is given a battalion command in
the Draconis March. The Federated Suns sieze Cylene III, Elidere,
3007 Draconis March / FS
Takashi Kurita sends two great offensives into Federated Suns
territory, one which he leads personally aimed at Cylene, Mara, and Galatia
III, and a second aimed at Harrow's Sun, Benet III, and Crossing. They are
repelled at great cost.
3007 Draconis March (or Talon?) / FS
are founded by veterns of a Davion Guards regiment after they muster
out. Most are natives of the planet Talon, and have connections with
Kallon Industries, a facility there that produces Battlemechs of
They symbolizing choose
a unit crest
their mechs and origin. The crest contains a dark hawk (Shadow Hawk)
against a sunburst (Phoenix Hawk /Federated Suns origin) that is holding
in one of its talons a lightning bolt (Thunderbolt) and in the other a sheaf
of arrows (Archer).
They take service with House Davion.
Captain Victor Haldane and Kali Martin are rumored to start a long-lasting affair.
TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT
|2Lt Kali Ariel Martin||Stingray||Route 66|
| Pilot Letana Morgan||Chippewa||Womp Rat|
Sgt Jean-Baptiste La Mar, 6 troops
Tinker Davis and Juice Crane
3011 Quentin / FS
Bender's Bravos, a two-lance mercenary unit stationed on its home
world of Quentin, is all but destroyed in a Kurita raid. Its survivors
merge with the Harriers, also stationed there at the time. They bring into
the Harriers two mechs to be named later; four mechwarriors: former Captain
Gloria Bender, her brother David, and a Lee;
Gloria's husband Doctor Jamison Blake; his brother Technician John Blake,
and a number of Blake and Bender family members.
Other people who become Old-time Harriers join the unit around this time.
Included are the Duggans, Joe Reese, and the Carters twins.
3012 Capellan March / FS
Hanse Davion sent to investigate inefficiency in the Capellan March.
He wins the Battle of Wright.
3013 Mallory's World / FS
Months long Battle of Mallory's World. The Federated Suns successfully
defend against the Kuritans, but Prince Ian is killed in action.
Hanse Davion is proclaimed Prince. There is an attempt on his life.
3014 Halstead Station / DC
Prince Hanse wins the Battle of Halstead Station, and recovers many
Star League era books. With these books he will open the New Avalon
Institute of Science.
3014 St Ives / CC
Kingston's Commandos and Tristram's Terrors, mercenary units serving House
Davion, undertake a successful raid of the Liao planet of St Ives.
Prince Hanse is encouraged and begins making more use of mercenaries.
3015 Mara / FS
Kurita forces take the Davion world of Mara.
3020 ????? / FS?
Darrian Foster retires from active mech combat to take up an administrative
position in the Harriers. His Phoenix Hawk Pegasus passes to
his son Thomas.
Steele (sons of two of the founding mechwarriors) enter Sakhara
Academy in the Davion Draconis March. Grex's tuition is made possible
by a gift from a maiden aunt on his mother's side.
joins the Harriers as a tech.
Captain Haldane commissions a new mech design from Kallon Industries, the
Shiva. A sufficient number of wealthy backers are interested, so the
project is begun.
Archon Katrina Steiner of the Lyran Commonwealth issues her
famous "Peace Proposal".
3022 Classified / FS
Joe Reese of the Harriers is killed by a head shot to his Griffin
"Joe's Baby". Cassandra Ainira is brought up from the appretince
program to pilot his mech, which she renames "Tailbiter". Cassandra
was Harrier born and raised. Her parent's were Mechwarriors with the
Davion Guards, who died in battle.. She was raised by her Uncle, an
Aerotech with the Harriers. Her life's goal was to become a Mechwarrior like
The Federated Commonwealth document is signed, allying the
Federated Suns and the Lyran Commonwealth.
House Liao's McCarron's Armored Cavalry begin their three-year pillage
through Federated Suns space.
Nov 3023 Crucis March / FS
Disenchanted by the successes of House Liao's McCarron's Armored Cavalry's
deep penetration into Federated Sun's territory and by the seeming
lack of support and coordination by the Davion government,
wait for their latest contract to expire and then sign on with patrons in
the Free World's League. They are assigned to garrison the desert
world of Kalidasa.
Feb-Jul 3024 Transit
Haldane's Harriers are transported through Davion and Marik
Space to the Marik world of Kalidasa. They take with them the first
production model of the Shiva.
Victor Haldane intends this to be a graduation gift for his son.
Aug 3024 Kalidasa / FWL
Harriers set up garrison on Kalidasa.
Dec 3024 Sakhara / FS
After graduating from Sakhara Academy (with honors, of course)
Steele depart for Kalidasa to rejoin their fathers' unit.
Apr 3025 Kalidasa / FWL
Alister Haldane and Grex Steele rejoin
on Kalidasa. Soon after their homecoming occurs "The Tragedy". While out
in recon mechs to investigate some strange sensor contacts, Captain Haldane's
Command Lance personnel are killed in an ambush by units of House Liao's
Destroyed: Captain's Shadow Hawk, three recon mechs.
KIA: Captain Victor Haldane,
Tempus Steele, MW Luwanda Lee, MW Issac Duggan
May 3025 Kalidasa / FWL
As the heir of the old Captain and therefore major stockholder,
is promoted to Captain of the remains of
TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT
Capt Alister Haldane Shiva Shiva
MW Grex Steele Thunderbolt Stonewall (Inherited from father)
MW Eric Monroe Enforcer Caramba!
MW Cassandra Ainira Griffin Tailbiter
2Lt Thomas Foster Phoenix Hawk Pegasus
MW Kenneth Taylor-Wu Archer Perfect Ending
MW David Lee Locust Cyclone
MW William Thorbuld Locust Gremlin
HEAVY AIR LANCE
2Lt Kali Ariel Martin Stingray Route 66
Pilot Letana Morgan Chippewa Womp Rat
MEDIUM AIR LANCE
WO Stan Carter Corsair Redbeard
Pilot Steve Carter Corsair Bluebeard
2Lt Jean-Baptiste La Mar, 28 troops
Tinker Davis, Juice Crane, Darrian Foster, Jamison Blake
May 3025 Kalidasa / FWL
Harriers combat units of the Chesterton Reserves, during which Grex Steele's
Thunderbolt takes a magazine hit and explodes. Grex is severely injured.
Discovery of Star League experimental station containing enhanced
neurohelmets / targetting systems, high efficiency heat sinks, the AVR-1X,
and the following Star League era mechs: Marauders "El
Ponderosa" and "Thunder", Battlemaster
"Justice", Phoenix Hawk "Peregrine".
Prizes from the Chestertons include the Vindicator "Avenging
Angel" and Marauder "Last Mistake" (one of Grex's
Mechs of unknown origins acquired during this time include Commando
"Slinker", Valkyrie "Natasha", and
Locust "Road Runner".
Jun 3025 Kalidasa / FWL
is met at the Harriers' Victory Ball. Alister Haldane is impressed with him
and offers to test him in a simulation run. Quinn does quite well, and is
invited to join the Harriers. He is chosen to pilot the AVR-1X, which
is named "Gifted".
The Harriers' Free Worlds League contract expires. They negotiate
a new one to House Steiner for a raid into Kurita Space.
Jul 3025 Galatea? / LC
The Harriers hire the following mechwarriors at this mercenary meat-market:
A number of support people are also acquired.
Blake graduate early from the Harriers' apprentice program.
Aug 3025 Transit
Harriers and Winfield's Brigade begin transport for the raid on Proserpina.
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