144th Phalanx (Clan Steel Viper)

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144th Phalanx
Unit Profile (as of 3073)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Psi Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3073 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

The 144th Phalanx Cluster was part of the Dezgra Psi Galaxy and was based on Orkney, after it was abandoned by Clan Jade Falcon following the Battle of Tukayyid. Over the next decade it had repeatedly thwarted Falcon attempts to retake the planet.[1][2]

When Psi Galaxy was disbanded the 144th Phalanx was transferred to Omega Galaxy. In 3067 it was stationed on Marshall. [3]

In June 3073 the 144th Phalanx was part of the defending Steel Viper for on Foster when Beta Galaxy of Clan Goliath Scorpion assaulted the planet. A Trial of Possession was launched for two of the Viper holdings and the Scorpions granted Safcon. The trials were fought honorably, but the killing of the Viper's commanding officer by an abtakha warrior of the Twenty-second Uhlans sparked all out fighting with no quarter given. The Vipers declared the Scorpion warriors Dezgra and attacked all out. The 144th destroyed the Uhlans, but could not hold against the full weight of the Scorpion assault and pulled back to join with the 167th Fang. The Scorpions seeing the Vipers actions also as Dezgra orbitally bombarded the Vipers destroying them. [4]

Officers[edit]

In 3061 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Isabelle Zukov.[2] She had been promoted to Aide of Omega Galaxy by 3067 and Star Colonel Ollos had replaced her in command of the Cluster.[3]

Tactics[edit]

The 144th Phalanx had strict training cycles, which paid dividends on the battlefield. Isabelle Zukov preferred to employ her aerospace fighters in Trials. [2]

Composition History[edit]

3060[edit]

144th Phalanx - Veteran/Reliable [2]

  • 5 Trinaries
    • 2 Aerospace Trinaries
    • 2 Conventional Infantry Trinaries
    • 1 'Mech Trinary

3067[edit]

144th Phalanx - Veteran/Reliable [3]

  • 85% full strength with 100% of the force equipped with OmniMechs.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Objective Raids, p. 30
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 150
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 80
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p.124 "Scorpion Gambit"

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