Formation of the Terran
Alliance, Black Watch, Seaforth, Gordon and Cameron Highlanders still active
as parade units only.
Clan Stuart make the decision to
build a new life away from the Terran Alliance and its decaying regime.
Accompanying Clan Stuart are the last remaining vestiges of Scottish
Planet Northwind is
colonized by Clan Stuart.
Northwind Accords signed
granting Northwind membership in the McKenna Hegemony and the right to
raise a standing military force.
Federated Suns under the
leadership of President Reynard Davion threatens to conquer the so-called
Capellan states. Franco Liao contacts the Council of Elders on
<b>Northwind</b> about providing "armed assistance” to his growing Duchy.
Recognizing the need to limit Davion gains Director-General Michael Cameron
of the Terran Hegemony signs off with the condition that a third of this new
force remain on Northwind at all times for defensive proposes. And so
the Northwind Highlanders were born.
1st Kearny Highlanders formed.
2nd Kearny Highlanders formed.
3rd Kearny Highlanders formed.
Academy is established.
Capellan Confederation founded,
Franco Liao named first Chancellor.
1st and 2nd Kearny Highlanders
face the Second Oriente Hussars on the world of Lopez.
Marion’s Highlanders founded
from St. Ives militia and reserve volunteers.
McCormack’s Fusiliers founded.
Marion’s Highlanders are
defeated on Berenson.
The Fusiliers are first bloodied
against Kurita reserve units along the northern Tikonov border. On Rio, they
acquit themselves well, being the only regiment ever to capture a ranking
Kurita field officer.
Marion’s Highlanders are
defeated on Lopez. They are withdrawn to Sian for refitting and retraining.
Stuart Highlanders founded.
The Highlanders transition from
Chancellor Liao’s "exclusive control” to the Capellan Confederation under
contract declaring the Highlanders a line unit of the assembling CCAF
granting them the benefits of House Regulars and blurring their exact status.
Age of War begins, First
Andurien War begins, War on Free Worlds League declared.
An officer from Marion’s
Highlanders assassinates Chancellor Arden Baxter. This action forces the
entire unit to the Periphery – Davion border for three centuries. Stephen
Liao named Chancellor.
Terran authorities give several
BattleMechs to the Highlanders on <b>Northwind</b>. This blatant attempt to
curry favor sours relations between the Hegemony and the Confederation who
continued to compete for the Highlanders services. The Highlanders become the
first mercenary unit to use the BattleMech.
McCormack’s Fusiliers raid the
Marik world of Wisconsin.
McCormack’s Fusiliers defeat a
raid by an Asuncion reserve regiment on Ingersoll.
Massed AeroSpace fighters of the
Fusiliers and 1st Kearny win a resounding victory against Marik Seydlitz
fighters over Calloway VI.
The Fusiliers win their most
famous battle honor by defeating a Marik mercenary battalion, Ajax’s
Avengers, on the southern continent of Bellatrix.
Corsara Weaponries is founded on Northwind by a group of Terran investors including native Northwinders hoping to bring the Highlanders home.
Production of the Crab
Production of the King Crab
Colonel Fiona Marion promoted to
Colonel of the "Bad Boys of Northwind”.
1st Kearny, 2nd Kearny, 3rd
Kearny, McCormack’s Fusiliers and Marion’s Highlanders take part in the
successful occupation of the Davion planet of Demeter, only to be badly
handled by elements of the Avalon Hussars the following year. Heavy losses in
this action force the Fusiliers’ return to St. Ives. Marion’s Highlanders
restore their prestige by capturing an entire militia company.
2nd Kearny Highlanders recalled
from Demeter to put down an insurrection on Hsien lead by elements of
Gladstone’s Gladiators. This begins a 40 year vendetta by the 2nd Kearny to
hunt down and destroy every member of the Gladiators.
Stuart Highlanders participate
in the battle for Procyon. Colonel Robert Stuart killed. Lieutenant Colonel
Gregory Hubbard takes over command.
Colonel Andrew Fergusson
promoted to lead the 2nd Kearny Highlanders.
Mercenary Review Board formed.
1st Kearny Highlanders aid in
the defense of Lincoln against House Kurita’s Dierion Regulars. 2nd Kearny
Highlanders land on Zion ahead of Gladstone’s Gladiators and destroy them to
the last man. The 2nd Kearny salvages ten Ostrocs and three Assassins. Moving
to the defense of Lincoln, the 2nd Kearny refuse to give quarter to Daemian’s
Destroyers despite repeated pleas for surrender.
McCormack’s Fusiliers and
Marion’s Highlanders aid in the defense of Tikonov and Almach. Fire lances
and jump troops of the Fusiliers clash repeatedly with the Davion mercenary
unit Kergawa’s Blood Lances. The massed fire of the regiment’s Hunchbacks and
Orions virtually destroy the mercs in three days’ combat. Several lances of
Marion Highlanders die in place rather than yield to the Deneb Light Cavalry.
House Davion sends an invasion
force that overwhelms the defending Stuarts Highlanders and Third Kearny
Highlanders. The Highlander regiments fight to the last, but it is not
enough. Northwind is conquered.
The Fusiliers stop a large-scale
raid on Tsamma by the Marik mercenary unit Lander’s Lancers. Over a third of
the regiments’ heavy ‘Mechs, including all its Orions, are lost to the
skillful handling of the Lancers’ Griffins.
The Fusiliers return to the
Marik border, gaining minor victories against various House units.
1st Kearny restricts its
operations to raids against Marik strongholds, in which they gradually
captured and salvaged enough medium ‘Mechs to completely re-equip and
Marion’s Highlanders raid a
Davion AeroSpace repair facility on Brighton.
Marion’s Highlanders are
defeated by Cochraine’s Greencoats on Lee. The mauling of their Locusts by
the enemy Marauders caused them to stop incorporating light Mechs in their
Marion’s Highlanders refuse to
board their ships for a raid on Oriente. This action earns the unit a
temporary disband order, which remains in effect until 2902.
The Fusiliers gain revenge
against their old nemesis, Lander’s Lancers, in a surprise raid on Lopez.
Marion’s Highlanders fight three separate engagements with Vintain’s
Vigilantes over possession of two DropShips on Buenos Aires. In recognition
of their opponents’ skill and bravery, the Highlanders offer terms of
enlistment to the Vigilante survivors. When the commander declines, they are
destroyed to the last man.
1st Kearny junior officer
commanding the 2nd Company of the 2nd Battalion, Captain Erika Laurel, uses
her newly acquired Catapults to good effect, backing up local militia forces
on Hsien against a Marik Militia regiment until reinforcements of the Ijori
Warrior House Regiment arrived and turn the tide.
Marion’s Highlanders deploy to
the Capellan March and Northern Tikonov borders to keep watch on Davion
activities and raid Davion strongholds behind the lines.
The 2nd Kearny’s air lances are
destroyed in what is called the Great Lee Turkey Shoot over the planet Lee.
Unable to replenish their losses completely, the 2nd could not ward off a
Davion attack by Ceti Hussars against Holt.
With no AeroSpace fighters, the
2nd Kearny is unable to ward off Marik raiders on the planet Holt. The 2nd
Kearny is forced to withdraw in order to preserve their forces.
July 5 – 6 Battle for Kilgour on
Corella. The 2nd Kearny Highlanders battle the Scotian Highlanders.
April, Provisional 4th Battalion
of the 2nd Kearny Highlanders raids the planet Mira only to be defeated by
the occupying Davion forces, the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Crucis Lancer
May, Brevet-Major Ian Scott
Fraser court-martialed for the failed action. He leaves for Chesterton
June, Captain Ian Scott Fraser
publishes his autobiography titled, "To Obey: My life with the Northwind
December 4th, Planet Jonathan.
Hanse Davion is negotiating with the Clan Elders to end the Highlander's
service with the Capellan Confederation. The 5th and 6th Crucis Lancers are
ordered to treat the 2nd Kearny Highlanders with kid gloves during the battle.
The 2nd Kearny Highlanders wrongly assume that the Davion forces are holding
their families hostage in Dust Hill.
12th, Planet Northwind. Charlie Company, (The Dark Watch), 2nd Kearny
Highlanders land to assist the remains of the 5th Deneb Light Calvary and
Team Banzai in the defense of Northwind from the 5th Sword of Light. The Northwind Highlanders have come home at last.