115th Striker (Clan Ghost Bear)

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115th Striker Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3079)
Nickname The Rolling Wave
Parent Formation Delta Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded ca. 3077-3079

History[edit]

Operation Revival[edit]

The 115th Striker fought on the following worlds during the invasion of the Inner Sphere:

Wave Three[edit]

Wave Five[edit]

Tukayyid[edit]

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First Clan Ghost Bear/Draconis Combine War[edit]

As a part of Delta Galaxy the Sixty-eighth took an active role in the war between the Ghost Bears, the Draconis Combine and their Clan Nova Cat allies. Acting with support from Rho, Tau and Zeta Galaxies Delta led strikes against the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery forces on Kanowit and Kiesen while battling the Nova Cats on Itabaiana and Labrea.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

The 115th Striker Cluster continued to serve as a part of Delta Galaxy during the Jihad, up until the Cluster was rendered combat-ineffective. As a light, fast-moving Galaxy, Delta Galaxy was heavily tasked during the Jihad when Clan Ghost Bear launched a series of attacks against the Word of Blake. Delta Galaxy supported Beta Galaxy during the liberation of the Draconis Combine world of Pesht before becoming the lead formation in Delta Wave of the Ghost Bear campaign. Delta Wave saw Delta Galaxy attack and hold the Word of Blake Protectorate worlds of Eltanin and Alya[2] in late August 3075,[3][4] securing the flank of the Ghost Bear push towards Terra, before pausing to wait for the Ghost Bear forces in Beta Wave to catch up.[2]

After Beta Wave caught up with Delta Wave, Delta Galaxy went on to take the Protectorate worlds of Kervil and Sabik[2] in attacks launched on the 21st of July 3076[5][6] and then Skondia in September 3076[5][6][7] before surprising friend and foe alike when they appeared in the Thorin system[2] in 3077[8] and savaged the Blakist forces there via an intense orbital bombardment even as the Blakists were being besieged by a contingent from the Lyran Alliance. While none of the engagements Delta fought in were as brutal or large scale as some of the other Ghost Bear campaigns such as the liberation of Dieron or Dyev, Delta was in combat almost continuously, and this evoked a heavy toll on the Galaxy; the damage taken through attrition on six worlds was enough that by 3079 both the Sixty-eighth and 115th Strikers Clusters had been disbanded[2] and none of the surviving Clusters could muster more than forty-five percent of full strength.[9]

Officers[edit]

As of the end of the Clan invasion the unit's Commanding officer was Star Colonel Romano Tseng, though he was subsequently replaced by Douglas Silva by 3061.[10][11] Silva was still in command of the 115th on the eve of the Jihad in 3067.[12]

Tactics[edit]

The Cluster uses intensive air strikes to soften an enemy up, while Star Colonel Silva is known to quickly swap OmniMech pods in order to make his force appear larger to the enemy.[11]

Composition[edit]

  • Trinary Command - Star Captain Douglas Silva
  • Supernova Echo - Star Captain Marialle Hawkins
    • Alpha Nova (5 OmniMechs, 25 Elementals)
    • Bravo Nova (5 OmniMechs, 25 Elementals)
    • Charlie Nova (5 OmniMechs, 25 Elementals)
  • 465th Striker Trinary - Star Captain Dancry DelVillar
    • Alpha Striker Star (5 OmniMechs)
    • Bravo Striker Star (5 OmniMechs)
    • Charlie Striker Star (5 OmniMechs)
  • Bravo Supernova - Star Captain Edora DelVillar
    • Alpha Nova (5 OmniMechs, 25 Elementals)
    • Bravo Nova (5 OmniMechs, 25 Elementals)
    • Charlie Nova (5 OmniMechs, 25 Elementals)
  • 67th Fighter Trinary - Star Captain Farn Jorgensson
    • Alpha Fighter Star (10 OmniFighters)
    • Bravo Fighter Star (10 OmniFighters)
    • Charlie Fighter Star (10 OmniFighters)

3058[edit]

3061[edit]

  • 4 Trinaries

3067[edit]

115th Striker Cluster (Elite/Reliable)[12]

- At this point in time the 115th was stationed on Vipaava and were operating at below sixty percent of full strength; approximately seventy percent of the 115th were equipped with OmniMechs.[12]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Updates, p. 61, "Delta Galaxy (The Blitzkrieg)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Delta Galaxy"
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  4. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 84, "Ghost Bears Advance in Protectorate"
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 54, "Thorny Thorin"
  9. Field Report: Clans, p. 11, "Deployment Status"
  10. Invading Clans, p. 40
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 90, "115th Striker Cluster Profile"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 77, "Delta Galaxy (The Blitzkrieg)"

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