13th Cruiser (Clan Diamond Shark)

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13th Cruiser Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Poisoned Spine
Parent Formation Rho Spina Galaxy
Formed

History[edit]

A Cruiser Trinary was detached from the Cluster at some point after the Battle of Tukayyid in 3052 and used to form the core of Alpha Galaxy's new Twenty-seventh Cruiser Cluster. This Trinary had still not been replaced by 3060.[1]

By 3067 the Cluster had been assigned to the CDS Speculator as a mobile force.[2]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Drake Sennet, a Reservist who returned from the Scientist Caste.[1] He was still in command in 3067.[2]

Tactics[edit]

The Cluster prefers smaller engagements, where they excel. During combat a large enemy force is broken down into smaller parts, which are step by step defeated.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Thirteenth Cruiser Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [1]

1 Vehicle Trinary - Veteran

3067[edit]

Thirteenth Cruiser Cluster - Elite/Fanatical [2]

Considered to be at 95% full strength with 70% OmniMechs.

Notes[edit]

One of only two Diamond Shark Clusters to have employed vehicles. The other was the Eighty-third Combined Strike.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 72, "13th Cruiser Cluster Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 77

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