12th Bear Chevaliers (Clan Ghost Bear)

Twelfth Bear Chevaliers
Unit Profile (as of 3079)
Nickname The Wendigos
Parent Formation Beta Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3077


History[edit]

Operation Revival[edit]

The Twelfth Bear Chevaliers fought on the following worlds during the invasion of the Inner Sphere:

Wave One[edit]

Soverzene[edit]

The Twelfth fought and destroyed the 27th Dieron Regulars on October 3050 as part of wave four of Operation Reviaval.[1]

Wave Five[edit]

Tukayyid[edit]

They fought and decimated the 121st Division of the Com Guards on the march to Luk, but were forced to turn back.

They helped to hold Spanac against raids by the Ninty-first and Twelfth Divisions.

3061[edit]

The unit was rebuilt with extra Elemental forces.

First Draconis Combine/Ghost Bear War[edit]

The First Draconis Combine/Ghost Bear War erupted in 3062 following a suicidal attack by three regiments of the Alshain Avengers against Alshain. The Chevaliers were sent to the Clan Nova Cat held world of Mualang, launching a premeditated strike that was part of a strategy to tie up Clan Nova Cat forces, preventing them from aiding their Combine counterparts while Beta Galaxy launched attacks against the worlds of Dumaring and Najha.[2]

The Jihad[edit]

Pesht[edit]

As a part of Beta Galaxy the Twelfth Bear Chevaliers took part in the Ghost Bear campaign against the Word of Blake during the Jihad; Beta's first target was Pesht,[3] which the Ghost Bears hit on the 15th of December 3074, the same day their forces also struck at Luthien. The Ghost Bear forces attacked the Blakist forces remorselessly, making no attempt to offer zellbrigen to their opponents on either world; the Ghost Bears also destroyed any DCMS units that attempted to intervene, and by the 20th of December had crushed their enemies on both worlds.[4][5]

Kaus Media and Ascella[edit]

Beta Galaxy then abandoned Pesht at the end of January 3075, as abruptly as they had arrived;[5][6] the Ghost Bears organized their forces to drive towards Terra in several waves, each named after the lead Galaxy in that wave. Beta Galaxy formed the heart of Beta wave, striking first at secondary worlds like Kaus Media and Ascella[3] on the 6th of October 3075.[7][8]

Rho[9] and Theta Galaxies[10] were assigned to support Beta Galaxy in Beta Wave, with Rho seizing Kaus Australis and joining the assault on Ascella;[9] the resulting battle the Fourteenth Battle Cluster take enough damage that it had to retreat, but Beta Galaxy pressed on.[3] Rho Galaxy was pushed into reserve on Ascella after the 297th Battle Cluster was nearly destroyed, leaving Beta Galaxy and one of the units personally affiliated to Devlin Stone, Stone's Lament, to clear the planet.[9] The losses on Ascella were such that Theta Galaxy was moved up from a garrison role to an active combat role within Beta Wave, only to see the Galaxy perform poorly when tasked with capturing Moore[10] in July 3076[11][12] and Pike IV[10] in September 3076.[11][12]

Dieron[edit]

Beta Galaxy won the right to join the attack on the Blakist forces at Dieron[3] in 3077[13] alongside Alpha,[14] Rho[9] and Omega Galaxies.[15] Dieron was a bloodbath for all the Ghost Bear Galaxies involved; Beta smashed through the Blakist blockade in the system and took over the city of Olivet,[13] but had to disband the Twelfth Bear Chevaliers after they were gutted by Blakist forces in the tunnels within Fortress Dieron. Beta Galaxy also lost the lost the 304th Assault Cluster in the battle fought in the Chiloe Pass on Dieron.[3]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Douglas Silva. [16] By 3067 command of the Chevaliers had passed to Star Colonel Klaus Vong.[17]

Tactics[edit]

The Chevaliers followed their totem which mean they waited, saw and then made the right decision. The unit also used their Elementals supported by Mechs in attacks over the flanks to suprise the enemy. [16]. Uses Elementals to their full advantage.

Composition[edit]

3052[edit]

Twelfth Bear Chevaliers

  • Trinary Command - Star Captain Massir Omid
    • Alpha Command Star (5 OmniMechs)
    • Bravo Command Star (5 OmniMechs)
    • Charlie Command Star (5 OmniMechs)
  • 712th Assault Trinary - Star Captain Dorell Mitshan
    • Alpha Assault Star (5 OmniMechs)
    • Bravo Assault Star (5 OmniMechs)
    • Charlie Assault Star (5 OmniMechs)
  • 63rd Assault Trinary - Star Captain Layne Vong
    • Alpha Assault Star (5 OmniMechs)
    • Bravo Assault Star (5 OmniMechs)
    • Charlie Assault Star (5 OmniMechs)
  • 43rd Elemental Support Trinary - Star Captain Jocelyn Kabrinski
    • Alpha Elemental Star (25 Elementals)
    • Bravo Elemental Star (25 Elementals)
  • 12th Fighter Binary - Star Captain Levand Jorgensson
    • Alpha Fighter Star (10 OmniFighters)
    • Bravo Fighter Star (10 OmniFighters)

3058[edit]

Twelfth Bear Chevaliers

3061[edit]

Twelfth Bear Chevaliers

  • 2 OmniMech/Elemental Supernova Trinaries
  • 2 Elemental Trinaries
  • 1 OmniFighter Binary

3067[edit]

Twelfth Bear Chevaliers (Veteran/Fanatical)[17]

- At this point in time the Chevaliers were based on Sternwerde and were at three-quarters of full strength. All bar five percent of the warriors in the Chevaliers were using OmniMechs or the equivalent.[17]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. My Father's Sword, p 26
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 60-61, "Beta Galaxy (Night Howlers)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Beta Galaxy"
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 55, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 53, "The Jihad In Review"
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 14, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Rho Galaxy"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Theta Galaxy"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 5, Beta Galaxy (Clan Ghost Bear)
  14. Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Alpha Galaxy"
  15. Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Omega Galaxy"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 89, "12th Bear Chevaliers Profile"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 77, "Beta Galaxy (Night Howlers)"

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