Ghost Regiments, 1st-12th

The standard paint scheme for the Ghost regiments begins with a base coat of gray so light that it appears almost white. Accenting is usually white or darker gray.

The First Ghost accents it machines in dark green striping. In keeping with the yakuza tradition of tattooing the body as a record of personal honor, each MechWarrior may decorate his BattleMech with personal designs that describe his warrior history. All BattleMechs are painted with dark green dragon-like scales that run from the torso up over the right shoulder, around the back and then down the left leg in a continuous chain. This design symbolizes the First Ghost’s devotion to the Dragon. The warrior’s record of BattleMech kills appears as gold scales painted along the edge of the green.” The Ghost regiments do not have a regimental crest, as that designation serves as an administrative classification more than anything else. 

The Third Ghost warriors use white striping to accent their machines. Following the lead of the First Ghost troops, they also decorate their ‘Mechs with full-body designs that remind them of their lives in the yakuza. The Third’s design is a stylized stream of water that begins at the center-right torso of each ‘Mech and branches into two streams. One stream swirls along the ‘Mech’s left arm and the other spirals down the left leg, so that the entire left side each unit ‘Mech is awash in blue-green.

The Fifth accents its vehicles with dark gray striping. The regiment’s insignia is a bleeding hand gripping a dagger-shaped shard of glass.

The Sixth Ghost uses a very traditional insignia of a Japanese bonsai tree against a setting sun.

The 7th Ghost marks its machines with steel gray accents. Its warriors paint a length of chain on their BattleMechs, the links beginning at the right wrist, coiling upward to cross the front of the torso and then cascading down the ‘Mech’s left leg. The chain breaks where it crosses the House Kurita crest on the ‘Mech’s upper-right torso, which symbolizes how each warrior’s current service to the Dragon has severed his or her ties to the past. One link on the chan is gilded in gold for every ‘Mech kill credited to the pilot.gilded in gold for every ‘Mech kill credited to the pilot.

The standard paint scheme for the Ghost regiments begins with a base coat of gray so light that it appears almost white. The Ninth Ghost warriors use sand red accenting. To remind them of their lives in the yakuza, they also decorate their Mechs with full-body designs. The Ninth’s design is twisting branches of cherry and plum blossoms.

To honor its yakuza heritage, the 10th regiment decorates it vehicles with painted blue flames, which also denote a unit member’s faction affiliation. Members of the unit’s original two factions paint the flames all along their ‘Mech’s right or left sides. Members of the newest group paint the upper halves of the BattleMechs to resemble flickering blue flame.

In place of a regimental insignia, the members of the Eleventh decorate their ‘Mechs with haiku. Typically, unit members inscribe these poems one after another, beginning at the upper left shoulders of their ‘Mechs, winding around their ‘Mech’s torso and down one or both legs.

The 12th’s yakuza design is a band of stars that stretches from the upper right shoulders of its ‘Mechs, across the torso and down the left arms and legs, broken at regular intervals by twelve moons in various stages of eclipse (individual MechWarriors record their BattleMech kills by adding red stars in the design). A fully eclipsed moon surrounded by an aura of light appears on each ‘Mech’s chest.

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Paint Scheme by: Field Manual: Draconis Combine, page 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, / Dragon, FM: Draconis Combine (plate 6) / Dragon, CB: Miniatures Rules, page 18 / Atlas, FM: Draconis Combine (plate 7) / Canonized by Dak, 9-7-14 (9th)
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Original Artwork: flyingdebris for Piranha Games Inc.
Template: Odanan
Additional Template work: LegendKiller

To do: Mech needs to be repainted / Logo needs to be vectorized