12th Support (Clan Fire Mandrill)

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12th Support Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3074)
Nickname The Keystone Cluster
Parent Formation Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga
Formed
Disbanded 3074


History[edit]

The Twelfth Support Cluster was a second line cluster of the Kindraa, and was stationed on Shadow between 3059 and 3067.[1][2]

The Black Lion-class battlecruiser Streaking Mist arrived at the Atreus system in early 3072. The former flagship of Clan Smoke Jaguar launched two DropShips containing a raiding party led by the Bandit Caste leader known as The Jaguar and then proceeded to blockade the planet, destroying several merchant vessels in the following weeks. The Jaguar's forces began by landing near Firebase Gamma, destroying the defending Sixteenth Assault Cluster.[3]

Shortly after the Jaguar's forces had moved on from Firebase Gamma, a deadly plague began to spread across the world, one which would later be identified as primarily threatening those with the Hoskins, Tanaga and Quesnel genetic legacies. Despite the plague, the Jaguar continued to raid both Fire Mandrill and Steel Viper holdings across Atreus for several months, capturing slaves and resources before the Jaguar and the Streaking Mist departed.[3] By July 3073 the surviving elements of the Fire Mandrill population were barely clinging to existence after being decimated by the plagues and subjected to raids by the Dark Caste and Clan Coyote for more than a year.[3]

When Zeta Galaxy of Clan Blood Spirit arrived in 3074 they discovered that the population of Atreus had been reduced to a few hundred thousand civilians and less than two Clusters of Mandrill troops. SaKhan Cluff declared a Trial of Absorption for the remains of Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga, and the survivors accepted their fate willingly.[3]

Officers[edit]

Between 3059 and 3067 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Simone Angharobis.[4][2]

Tactics[edit]

The cluster was a garrison formation.

Composition History[edit]

3059[edit]

Twelfth Support Cluster - Regular/Reliable [4]

3067[edit]

Twelfth Support Cluster - Regular/Reliable [2]

  • 120% full strength with 0% of the force equipped with OmniMechs.
  • A full Trinary of combat vehicles had been assigned by this date.[5]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 149
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 70, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Wars of Reaving, p. 138, "Death of a Kindraa"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 47, "Unit Profile"
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 43

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