12th Provisional Garrison Cluster (Rasalhague Dominion)

Twelfth Provisional Garrison Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3079)
Nickname
Parent Formation Theta Galaxy
Formed

History[edit]

In 3061, the 12th Provisional Garrison Cluster was stationed on Last Frontier as a part of Sigma Galaxy.[1]

First Draconis Combine/Ghost Bear War[edit]

Despite being a second-line Galaxy, elements of Sigma Galaxy took an active part in the First Draconis Combine / Ghost Bear War,[2] which began in 3062 with a suicidal attack by three regiments of the Alshain Avengers against Alshain.[3] Late in the War the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery launched an attack on Last Frontier, a daring deep strike that mauled the defending Twenty-first Phalanx and Twelfth Provisional Garrison Cluster.[2]

The Jihad[edit]

Morale within Sigma Galaxy plummeted during the Jihad, as the Seventh Bear Regulars were reassigned to Omicron Galaxy to join the campaign against the Word of Blake but the remainder of the Galaxy - including the Twelfth - were consigned to garrison duty within the Ghost Bear Dominion. The drop in morale quickly changed once the Second Freemen and 1st Kavalleri regiments[4] - both former Free Rasalhague Republic regiments - rebelled in October 3076 against the Trials of Position mandated by the Ghost Bears after the incorporation of the Free Rasalhague Republic into the Ghost Bear Dominion.[5][6] Sigma Galaxy were positioned to contain the rogue units, working alongside Tau Galaxy[7] until Rasalhague Galaxy could return to Dominion space to lead efforts to put down the mutiny without creating a public relations catastrophe.[4]

The Dark Age[edit]

The Ghost Bear's Theta Galaxy had taken substantial damage during the Jihad, and the Dominion Council decided to disband a number of second-line Galaxies to assist in rebuilding various elements of the touman. Sigma Galaxy was one of the Galaxies chosen to be disbanded, with three complete Clusters[8] - including the Twelfth - transferring into Theta Galaxy.[9]

As a part of Theta Galaxy the Twelfth was relocated to the heart of the Ghost Bear Dominion as it rebuilt from the Jihad and the mass defections to the Republic of the Sphere that had prompted the transfer of so many units from other Galaxies into it.[8]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 to 3067 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Gareth.[10][11]

By 3085 Star Colonel Synna was in command of the Twelfth.[9]

Tactics[edit]

Madcat.gif This section is a stub. You can help BattleTechWiki by expanding it.


Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Twelfth Provisional Garrison Cluster (5 Trinaries & 2 Elemental Trinaries/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Star Colonel Gareth

3067[edit]

Twelfth Provisional Garrison Cluster (Regular/Reliable)[11]

- At this point in time the Twelfth were stationed on Nox and were at full strength. Three-quarters of the Cluster were equipped with Clan technology, while the remainder were using Star League-era equipment. Just over two-fifths of the Cluster were equipped with OmniMechs.[11]

3079[edit]

Twelfth Provisional Garrison Cluster (Regular/Reliable)[12]

- At this point in time the Twelfth were stationed on Soverzene and were at eighty-five percent of full strength, with a third of the Cluster fielding OmniMechs.[12]

3085[edit]

Twelfth Provisional Garrison Cluster (Regular/Reliable)[9]

- At this point in time the Twelfth were stationed on Spittal and were at seventy percent of full strength, with just under a third of the Cluster fielding OmniMechs.[9]

Notes[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

3061[edit]

  • In common with every other unit in the Clan Ghost Bear touman at this point in time, units from the Twelfth receive a +1 modifier to any dice roll on Random Weight-Class tables to determine Star or Binary/Trinary type.[13]
  • If a force from the Twelfth includes both conventional vehicles and 'Mechs that force receives a +1 Bonus to Initiative rolls.[14]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 163, "Deployment Table - Clan Ghost Bear"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 61, "Sigma Galaxy"
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 60, "Overview"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: Clans, p. 10, "Sigma Galaxy"
  5. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  6. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  7. Field Report: Clans, p. 10, "Tau Galaxy"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 120, "Theta Galaxy"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Theta Galaxy"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 99, "Sigma Galaxy - 12th Provisional Garrison Cluster"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Deployment Table - Warden Clans"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Field Report: Clans, p. 11, "Deployment Status"
  13. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 180, "Clan Ghost Bear"
  14. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 182, "Tai Galaxy"

Bibliography[edit]