The Dragoons would first work for House Davion. For 5 years they attacked worlds that had belonged to House Liao, until their contract expired. When the Federated Suns tried to renegotiate they were politely informed that this was not an option. The Dragoons moved on and served House Liao next. One stipulation in their contract was that the Dragoons would not be used to attack their former employer.
During their employment with the Capellan Confederation, the Dragoons became involved in an attempt by Anton Marik, of House Marik, to overthrow the Captain-General of the Free Worlds League. During the course of this action, Anton Marik's forces took the families of the Dragoons hostage including Joshua Wolf. A rescue force, led by Natasha Kerensky, was sent to deal with the situation. The rescue was only partly successful. Joshua Wolf was amongst the casualties, but Natasha had managed to kill Anton Marik.
In 3015, the Dragoons left the employ of House Liao and went to work for the Free Worlds League. There they were given the mission of assaulting Hesperus and to harry forces of House Steiner. For the next 4 years they worked for House Marik. Then in 3019, the Dragoons regrouped their forces following particularly devastating losses and disappeared, only to reappear a few months later resupplied and back to full strength. At this time they also left the employ of House Marik and started to work for the Lyran Commonwealth.
Katrina Steiner used the Dragoons to launch attacks on the Draconis Combine, and for the next three years they did so without hesitation. Then in 3022, the Dragoons informed the Archon that they would be leaving her service to take up work with the Draconis Combine. As always, their contract forbid the Dragoons from being used against their former employer.
The Dragoons employment with House Kurita was initially very good and they were used to attack House Davion. For the next five years, they successfully worked alongside the DCMS. They would also assist in the creation of the Ryuken, a group of 5 regiments created in homage to the Dragoons. However, the relationship with DCMS would eventually deteriorate. The Coordinator had decided that either the Dragoons would join the DCMS fully or that they would be destroyed. The Dragoons fought back. On the planet of Misery, the Dragoons were forced to face off against the Ryuken. (Source: Battletech Novel Wolves on the Border)
Following the devastating battles on Misery, the remaining Dragoons made their way to the Federated Suns. Unlike before, Jaime Wolf requested that the Dragoons be used to garrison worlds that would come under attack by the Draconis Combine. What then followed could almost be regarded as a war within a war, as the Draconis Combine focused their efforts on the Dragoons during the initial phases of the Fourth Succession War.
In the relative peace that followed the Fourth Succession War, the Dragoons were granted the right to settle upon the world of
In 3035, Natasha Kerensky restructured the Black Widow Company into a battalion strength unit organized with a unique configuration not seen before by the Inner Sphere. Each company, normally composed of twelve mechs, were now composed of fifteen mechs and were termed a "trinary". What was not revealed was that this type of configuration was a common element among the Clans, something that would only make sense much later. It would be another 15 years before its significance would be realized by the Inner Sphere. (Source: Battletech Supplement More Tales of the Black Widow)
During the Clan War, while under contract to the Federated Suns, the Dragoons were sent to Luthien, along with the Kell Hounds. Both mercenaries were known to have long standing grudges against the Draconis Combine. These were the only forces Prince Hanse Davion could send to help his old enemy, while honoring his word about not sending Federate Sun forces into the Combine, a deal which was struck on Outreach.
That battle resulted in a reorganization of the Wolf Dragoon as a whole. When the war did come to an end, the Dragoons found themselves with captured Clan forces, known as bondsmen, who were honorbound to work for the Dragoons. It was Colonel Wolf's idea to use captured Clan Elemental forces to form a similar unit in the Dragoons. This would be one of the changes that would result in the Wolf's Dragoons civil war. Since some of the new Dragoons felt there was preference to the older Dragoons. This went against the mentality of the Clans, who believed youth should lead and the aged be left to other duties besides combat. It was only when Maeve, with no honor name at the time, killed Alpin Wolf, among other loses, that the war ended. (Source: Battletech novel Wolf Pack)
In the aftermath of the war, it ended the era of five Colonels commanding Wolf's Dragoons. Colonel Jamie Wolf became Commander Jamie Wolf, which was a sign that he was ending his days as a field commander. General Maeve Wolf was given field command of the mercenary forces. To help rebuild and deploy forces in the Fedcom civil war, along with three other mercenary 'houses', the Dragoons would adopt smaller mercenary units.
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