The Dieron Regulars disdain parade-style color schemes, preferring appropriate camouflage. When orders require parade dress, the Regulars paint their Mechs white with gold trim. The Dieron regiments bear their district and regimental insignias proudly, along with the House Kurita dragon crest. The crest always appears on the outside of a BattleMech’s right shoulder, and the district insignia of a red starburst against a setting sun appears on the right arm just below it. Regimental insignias tend to appear on a BattleMech’s upper left leg. The various insignias appear in corresponding locations on other types of war machines.
The regimental insignia of the Second Dieron is a golden scorpion, a beautiful but deadly creature native to Shionoha.
The Eighth recently adopted the insignia of a burned-out BattleMech, the fate the unit promises to those who oppose the Dragon.
The Twelfth Dieron’s insignia depicts a bright red and orange explosion.
The Fifteenth is required to paint all of their machines flat gray; in addition, the unit may not display its regimental insignia or the House Kurita crest. All vehicles and uniforms must display only the insignia of the Dieron Regular Forces.
The 22nd Dieron’s regimental insignia is a dagger thrust through a planet.
True to their nickname, the 24th’s insignia depicts a hand holding a severed head by its hair. The head greatly resembles that of Prince Hanse Davion, former ruler of the Federated Suns and nemesis of Takashi Kurita.
The insignia of the 40th Dieron is a red shield against a black and gray field.
The 44th’s insignia is an Oriental dragon, drawn in a rudimentary style rather than in the detail of House Kurita’s dragon crest. The insignia appears on every vehicle attached to the 44th. When the unit is on parade, the 44th’s BattleMechs also carry the insignia depicted in gold on a white banner.
The 45th is sometimes called Ioto’s Irregulars, and certain MechWarriors have taken to spray-painting the nickname across the backs of their BattleMechs. The regiment’s official insignia is the silhouette of a housefly, the most common pest in the Inner Sphere, on an orange field.
Insignia by: Unknown Artist/Sarna.net
Insignia vectorized by: Viereth
Paint Scheme by: Field Manual: Draconis Combine, page 48 / Hatamoto Chi, FM: Draconis Combine (plate 6)
Mech repainted by: LegendKiller
Original Artwork: flyingdebris for Piranha Games Inc.
Additional Template work: LegendKiller