12th Battle (Clan Coyote)

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12th Battle Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3074)
Nickname Shadow Coyotes
Parent Formation Epsilon Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3074 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

The Twelfth Battle Cluster fought Clan Fire Mandrill's Sixteenth Assault Cluster on Atreus in 3060, and lost several stars.[1]

In 3060 the Twelfth was stationed on Foster but by 3067 had moved to Tamaron.[2][3] By August 3071 the cluster had taken up position on Marshall along with the 49th Battle Cluster.[4]

In January 3072 the Twelfth along with the rest of Epsilon launched a devastating assault from the Coyote enclave on Babylon against the holdings of Clan Ice Hellion, Clan Diamond Shark and Clan Cloud Cobra. The two Stars of defending Hellions were cut down to a warrior. The Diamond Shark Alpha Galaxy was also forced off planet.[5]

The Twelfth was part of the force that assaulted Vinton in August 3073 after months of hard fighting they withdrew in July 3074.[6] In December 3074 the Steel Vipers launched a massive assault on against Clan Coyote on Tamaron with six Galaxies and a large naval force. Epsilon Galaxy including the Twelfth was part of the Coyote defending force. The Vipers made planetfall despite the fierce aerospace attacks. After a week fighting the Viper forces made for their objectives, several major factory complexes in the Apache Mountains. The fighting to defend these saw Epsilon Galaxy and the Twelth destroyed.[7]

Officers[edit]

Between 3061 and 3067 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Bryant McTighe.[1][3]

Tactics[edit]

The cluster often attacks in waves.

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Twelfth Battle Cluster - Regular/Reliable [1]

3067[edit]

Twelfth Battle Cluster - Regular/Reliable [3]

  • 100% full strength with 90% of the force equipped with OmniMechs.

Rules[edit]

All warriors gain a -1 to hit modifier on all weapons, but suffer a -2 to initiative. They may not make off board movement. All 'Mechs mount searchlights.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 51, "12th Battle Cluster Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 162
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 76, "Clan Coyote Deployment Table"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 70
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 94
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 130-131
  7. The Wars of Reaving, p. 142-143
  8. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 178

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