126th Striker (Clan Steel Viper)

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126th Striker Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3061)
Nickname The Copperheads
Parent Formation Beta Galaxy
Formed

History[edit]

Post Invasion[edit]

In June 3052, the Viper Fusiliers and the 126th Striker Cluster invaded Goat Path. This was part of a larger operation which also involved elements of Alpha Galaxy attacking Blackjack simultaneously. The operation was believed to have been ordered in retaliation for Jade Falcon raids on Steel Viper merchant traffic.[1][2]

On Goat Path, the Fusiliers and Strikers defeated the Second Falcon Jaegers and Fifth Battle Clusters. However, the battle created a perception among the Steel Viper hierarchy that the 126th was best used as a support unit, a reputation that the Cluster's leadership has worked hard to shake.[2] In 3061 the unit is still on Goat Path.[3]

Ejection from the Inner Sphere[edit]

They moved back to clan space and garrison Marshall in 3067.[4]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 to 3067 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Julian Bukannon[1][4], who had been in command since at least 3058.[5]

Tactics[edit]

The Cluster fight with ferocity and is very experienced in small scale warfare, because the unit blocked many raids of other clans successfuly.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3058[edit]

126th Striker Cluster[5]

  • CO: Star Colonel Julian Bukannon
  • Cluster Command Star (1 OmniMech Star)
  • Trinary Alpha (3 OmniMech Stars) - Star Captain Vlad
  • Trinary Bravo (3 OmniMech Stars) - Star Captain Eric
  • Trinary Charlie (1 OmniMech/Elemental Nova, 2 Elemental Stars) - Star Captain Justin
  • Trinary Delta (3 OmniMech Stars) - Star Captain Margeret
  • Trinary Echo (3 OmniFighter Stars) - Star Captian Honas

3061[edit]

126th Striker Cluster (5 Trinaries/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Star Colonel Julian Bukannon

3067[edit]

1126th Striker Cluster (Veteran/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Star Colonel Julian Bukannon

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 144, "Beta Galaxy - 126th Striker Cluster"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Invading Clans (sourcebook), p. 89, "Post Invasion" - Goat Path
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165, "Clan Steel Viper Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 80, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Invading Clans (sourcebook), p. 94, "Clan Steel Viper - Front-Line Unit Summary"

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