167th Phalanx (Clan Steel Viper)

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167th Phalanx
Unit Profile (as of 3073)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Omega Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3073 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

The 167th Phalanx Cluster was stationed on Persistence in 3054.[1] It lost a Trinary of infantry to a raid by Clan Wolf in 3056 and had not recovered it by 3061.[2]

In 3067 the Cluster was stationed on Marshall and by this point had been upgraded to a Fang Cluster.[3]

In June 3073 the 167th Fang 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 in reply the Scorpions orbitally bombarded the Vipers destroying them. [4]

Officers[edit]

Karol Breen was promoted to Star Colonel in 3058.[2] Star Colonel Petere had taken command by 3067 and was still in command in 3073.[3][4]

Tactics[edit]

The Galaxy commander had given the order to the Star Colonel of the Cluster in the late 3050s to use all opportunities to secure victory. This included urban warfare, traps and other dirty Inner Sphere tactics. [2]

Composition History[edit]

3056[edit]

167th Phalanx[5][2]

3057-3061[edit]

167th Phalanx[2]

  • 1 BattleMech Trinary
  • 2 Conventional Infantry Trinaries
  • 1 Aerospace Trinary

3067[edit]

167th Fang - Veteran/Reliable [3]

  • 90% strength

Rules[edit]

In the late 3050s and early 3060s the Cluster suffers supply difficulties and must start a battle with only half standard ammunition loads.[6]

Notes[edit]

  • In 3067 the unit is listed as the 167th Fang, while this could simply be a mistake it could represent an upgrade in material for the unit and a change in designation. The cluster was rated at 90% strength.[3]

References[edit]

  1. Objective Raids, p. 30
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 149
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 80
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Wars of Reaving, p.124 "Scorpion Gambit"
  5. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 138
  6. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 185

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