12th Division (ComStar)

12th Division
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Grizzly Grinders Level IV-gamma
Parent Formation Sixth Army
Formed Unknown (mid 3030's)

Their successful defense of the Luk considered one of the key events of the Battle of Tukayyid, the 12th Division is one of the most elite rated units in the Com Guards.


With the public unveiling of the Com Guard, the veteran ranked 12th Division, referred to by the nickname of Pure Waveforms, was assigned to the First Army, and was headquartered on the Draconis Combine world of Galedon V.[1]

During the Battle of Tukayyid, the First Army was tasked with defeating Clan Ghost Bear. Along with the 91st Division, the Twelfth trapped Delta Galaxy's 20th Polar Bear Attack Cluster in the outskirts of the Holth forest, inflicting heavy losses and turning the tide in Bears' push for Luk. As the Alpha Galaxy and Beta Galaxies withdrew to assist the push for Spanac, the Twelfth staged a brilliant ambush, setting fire to the Holth forest and luring Beta Galaxy's Seventh Bear Guards Cluster into clear paths where the units dug-in forces waited. While horrified by the waste of thousand acres of woodland to the point Ghost Bear Khans lodged a formal protest, Clan honor forced the exhausted Seventh to attack the Com Guard unit despite the advantage of Clan's advance heat sink technology being nullified by the fire. The overheated OmniMechs of the Seventh charged the massed forces of the Twelfth and were destroyed to a man. [2] [3] [4] [5]

After the Ghost Bears succeeded in driving the 103rd Division out of Spanac to capture the target city, under massed artillery fire from the Fourth Army, the Twelfth joined the Ninety-First Division in raiding the outskirts in an unsuccessful attempt to take the city back. [4] [6]

Choosing the nickname of the The Grizzly Grinders after their efforts on Tukayyid, the now elite ranked Twelfth were shifted to bolster the shattered Sixth Army, moving their headquarters first to Pella II in the Sarna March [7] and then Mualang in the Draconis Combine after the FWLM recaptured Pella II in 3057. [8]

Held in reserve during Operation Bulldog, many questioned the rebuilt Twelfth's modern combat experience, but the efforts of the unit to help integrate Clan Nova Cat in Combine society, through diplomatic efforts and a series of military exercises against the DCMS's Genyosha regiments and Nova Cat's Tau Chi Galaxies helped to earn the respect of all parties. [8]

However, despite their skill and determination, Twelifth's efforts to defend the Combine against Clan Ghost Bear's counter-attack during the Combine-Ghost Bear War was not nearly as successful, taking heavy damage and being forced to withdraw back to Asgard in late 3062, requiring almost a year of refit and repair before returning to station on Mualang. [9]


Prior to the Clan Invasion, the Twelfth was commanded by Precentor Robert Jodoin.

As of 3067 the unit-CO was Precentor Herman Schtiles, who has held the position since the Twelfth was moved to the Sixth Army.




The insignia of the Twelfth Division shows a meat grinder from which a Ghost Bear is attempting to escape.[8]

  1. 20-Year Update, pg. 70
  2. ComStar, pg. 70-71
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, pg. 82
  4. 4.0 4.1 Invading Clans, pg. 29
  5. Tukayyid, pg. 48, 51-52
  6. Tukayyid, pg. 48
  7. ComStar, pg. 85
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Field Manual: ComStar, pg. 31
  9. Field Manual: Updates, pg. 86