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Question: 2nd Dieron/ 2nd New Samarkand Regulars
« on: 12 August 2013, 23:29:42 »
Has there been any word if they still retain there old parade scheme and unit insignia?
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Re: Question: 2nd Dieron/ 2nd New Samarkand Regulars
« Reply #1 on: 13 August 2013, 00:41:10 »
Has there been any word if they still retain there old parade scheme and unit insignia?

Do you mean post-Jihad? I haven't seen such mention, so I guess we don't know.

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Re: Question: 2nd Dieron/ 2nd New Samarkand Regulars
« Reply #2 on: 13 August 2013, 07:35:01 »
While unlikely it is possible that their name (and their insignia) was changed around the time they were re-designated the 2nd New Samarkand Regulars.  On one hand, the Second was upset with the Combine ceding worlds they had bled and died for and the DCMS likes reminding its soldiers of its glorious history.  On the other hand, their recent accomplishments during the assault on Dieron and during Operation certainly qualifies them for a name/insignia change and the last sentence of the unit's summary in FM3085 (p41) of its recent history does imply a name change.

Their district insignia obviously was changed.

As for parade colors your guess is as good as mine.  According to the old FM: DCMS, the Dieron Regulars as a whole were pragmatic and disdained parade-style color schemes preferring camouflage appropriate to their current assignment.  When under specific orders for parade dress, they painted their Mechs white with gold trim.  The amount of gold trim would indicate the unit's experience level.  They might change their parade colors to reflect the change (or perhaps their state of mourning at losing several DC worlds) but then they might keep the colors to tie the units to their past or perhaps indicate that the DC intends to reclaim some or all the conceded worlds sometime in the future.
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Re: Question: 2nd Dieron/ 2nd New Samarkand Regulars
« Reply #3 on: 13 August 2013, 10:49:26 »
With ER3145 telling us that the Dieron Brigade has been reconstituted, we'll have to wait for FM3145 to find out if the former Dieron regiments in the New Samarkand Brigade are transferred back or if 'new' regiments are raised from the rolls of inactive/retired regiments, or if truly new regiments were raised.


 

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