Taldryan Battlegroup I

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Taldryan Battle Group I
Unit Information
Active:

27 ABY - Present

Allegiance:

Taldryan

Branch:

Navy

Type:

Battle Group

Role:

Strike, Superiority

Nickname:

Vanguard

Motto:

"Victoria Nos Elegit" - Victory has chosen us

Mascot:

A Dead Panda

Decorations:

Consul's Unit Commendation, Distinguished Unit Combat Decoration, Taldryan Victory Commendation with Gold Leaves and Crossed Sabers, Kr'Tal Defense Unit Ribbon, Rybanloth Duty Ribbon, Rybanloth Defense Unit Ribbon

Commander(s)
Commanders:

BGCOM: Admiral Chaf'arha'nuruodo

BGXO: Rear Admiral Shalla Arundel

Notable commanders:

Venix Soyak (Deceased)

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"Victoria Nos Elegit"
Victory has chosen us -- Battle Group I's Motto

Battle Group I, nicknamed Vanguard is the first and primary Battle Group in Taldryan's Navy. Commanded by Admiral Chaf'arha'nuruodo, it consists of multiple warships and support vessels, and is part of the Taldryan Expansionary Force.


Mission

Taldryan's Battle Group I, nicknamed Vanguard, consists of the most deadly and destructive forces that Taldryan's Navy can bring to bear in battle. Contained within it are the ships dedicated to serving a single purpose, to wreak havoc and destruction upon enemy forces. Vanguard is as it's name suggests, the tip of Taldryan's spear when entering into battle, capable of bullying it's way into any opposing system or enemy force, and dealing wholesale destruction. As such, it is outfitted with the finest strongest ships in the Taldryan Navy, as well as the most advanced and formidable starfighters in Taldryan's Starfighter Command.


Command Structure

    As a fully functional Battle Group, Vanguard has a strict command structure that it adheres to at all times. Operational command of the Battle Group falls to Battle Group Commander Admiral Chaf'arha'nuruodo, who commands from the Taldryan flagship Justice. The Battle Group Executive Officer is Rear Admiral Shalla Arundel, aboard the Dark Prophet II.

    Aboard each individual ship, the captain of the ship is lord and commander, there is no higher authority for onboard personnel than the captain of the vessel. Attached Squadrons will report to a Wing Commander if applicable, who will then report to the captain for orders.


    In times of joint Battle Group operations, Battle Group I, and the CSD Justice are where High Admiral Tak Vordin keeps his flag, transforming it into the command vessel for the entire Taldryan Navy. Admiral Chaf'arha'nuruodo maintains direct control of the forces within Battle Group I, but follows the orders of the High Admiral.


Ships of the Line

CSD Justice

Cotelin-class Star Destroyer Justice

Main article: CSD Justice

     The Cotelin-class Star Destroyer Justice is the pride of the Taldryan fleet, and one of only two such vessels known to be in existence. Second only to the Brotherhood-class Star Battlecruiser in firepower available within the Brotherhood, the Justice is for all intents and purposes a veritable flying nightmare for those who would oppose her. Commanded by Admiral Chaf'arha'nuruodo, this ship also serves as Taldryan's Flagship, and is the operations base for High Admiral Tak Vordin.

     Despite it's dizzying array of weapons and armoring, one of the most crucial aspects to the Justice's strength is her ability to house two full starfighter wings. Home to Taldryan's First & Eleventh Starfighter Wings, the Justice can deploy squadrons of X-Wings (both the ChaseX and T-65AC4 versions), TIE Advanced, and B-Wing fighters.

Bothan Assault Cruiser Dark Prophet II

BAC Dark Prophet II

Main article: BAC Dark Prophet II

     The Bothan Assault Cruiser Dark Prophet II is the second most powerful ship in Taldryan's Battle Group I. Designed to replace the aging Victory Class Star Destroyer by the Bothan Military, the Bothan Assault Cruiser surpassed the Victory Star Destroyer in fighter capacity, armament shield and armoring, making it a truly formidable ship of the line. It is commanded by Battle Group I's executive officer, Rear Admiral Shalla Arundel.

     The Dark Prophet II is home to Taldryan's Third Starfighter Wing and is the permanent base for Taldryan's elite Starfighter squadron, Hyperion Flight.

VIN Valor

Main article: VIN Valor

    The Vindicator-class heavy cruiser Valor was one of the Empire's ubiquitous Heavy Cruisers before being acquired by Taldryan. Commanded by Captain Nara Odbris, this ship, while formidably armed, is considered to be the secondary starfighter carrier for Battle Group I. Like so many Vindicator-class cruisers, the Valor was designed to be able to carry six squadrons of fighters, making it essentially a heavily armed and armored escort carrier.

     The Valor is home to the Fourth & Fifth Starfighter Wings of Taldryan's Starfighter Command. Outfitted with a variety of TIE Advanced, TIE Hunter & Assault Gunboat Squadrons, the Valor is well equipped to handle any threat that presents itself.

L/FRG Fury

Main article: L/FRG Fury

     Despite the common misconception that the Lancer Class Frigate was designed to counter the Rebellion's reliance on Starfighter tactics such at the Trench Run Defense, the Lancer has a history beginning slightly after the end of the clone wars. Despite that, their efficacy at defending larger, more ungainly vessels against the threat of starfighters is undeniable, and the Fury is utilized for anti-starfighter operations in the Taldryan Navy. The Fury is commanded by Captain Jormel Plaso.

Lancer Class Frigates Fury and Vengeance

L/FRG Vengeance

Main article: L/FRG Vengeance

     Despite the common misconception that the Lancer Class Frigate was designed to counter the Rebellion's reliance on Starfighter tactics such at the Trench Run Defense, the Lancer has a history beginning slightly after the end of the clone wars. Despite that, their efficacy at defending larger, more ungainly vessels against the threat of starfighters is undeniable, and the Vengeance is utilized for anti-starfighter operations in the Taldryan Navy. The Vengeance is commanded by Captain Shelsar Mer'skr.

VT-49 Legacy

Main article: VT-49 Legacy

     The VT-49 Decimator is a heavily armed, and armored transport created for the Empire. Often used as a perimeter picket ship around larger forces, the VT-49 was more than capable of breaking through enemy lines to deploy strategic raiding and sabotage parties. Earning a post as commander for one of these vessels is often seen as being on the fast track for future promotion in many Navy's throughout the galaxy.

VT-49 Sentinel

Main article: VT-49 Sentinel

     The VT-49 Decimator is a heavily armed, and armored transport created for the Empire. Often used as a perimeter picket ship around larger forces, the VT-49 was more than capable of breaking through enemy lines to deploy strategic raiding and sabotage parties. Earning a post as commander for one of these vessels is often seen as being on the fast track for future promotion in many Navy's throughout the galaxy.


Support Craft

There are various models of support craft permanently assigned to Battle Group I. These include but are not limited to: