17th Provisional Garrison Cluster (Rasalhague Dominion)
|Seventeenth Provisional Garrison Cluster|
|Unit Profile (as of 3085)|
|Parent Formation||Theta Galaxy|
First Draconis Combine/Ghost Bear War
Despite being a second-line Galaxy, Theta Galaxy took an active part in the First Draconis Combine / Ghost Bear War, which began in 3062 with a suicidal attack by three regiments of the Alshain Avengers against Alshain. As a part of Theta Galaxy, the Seventeenth took part in the assault that captured Courchevel; after the War was resolved with a Trial, the various other contested or occupied worlds were returned to their pre-War affiliations, but the Ghost Bears retained Courchevel as isorla. During the Dominion War the Seventeenth and the Thirtieth were also responsible for the destruction of the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery's Third Ghost Regiment on Marawi.
During the Ghost Bear campaign against the Word of Blake during the Jihad Theta Galaxy was assigned to Beta Wave, which was led by Beta Galaxy. After Beta Galaxy took heavy casualties during the attack on Ascella, an attack that began on the 6th of October 3075 and which went badly enough to be considered a debacle, the entire of Theta Galaxy - including the Seventeenth - was moved from a supporting role to an offensive role.
Theta Galaxy assaulted Pike IV in September 3076; while the attack on Moore had gone poorly, the Pike IV campaign was an even poorer showing on Theta's part. Of particular concern to the Dominion Council was the destruction of the Seventh Phalanx, which was lost after elements of the Thirtieth PGC refused to come to the assistance of the Seventh.
The Dark Age
Theta Galaxy had to be extensively rebuilt after the Jihad, a process made more complicated with the transfer of the Third Bear Regulars into Omega Galaxy, and as a consequence three Clusters from Sigma Galaxy were transferred into Theta while Sigma was being disbanded to help Theta rebuild. Also pulled into Theta were elements of Pi Galaxy, which was also being disbanded, also transferred into Theta as a complete unit was the Fifty-sixth Provisional Garrison Cluster from Xi Galaxy, another disbanding Galaxy, leaving the Seventeenth as the only unit still serving in Theta that had been within Theta before the Jihad. Theta returned to being a strong defensive formation, but it wouldn't be long before the various elements of Theta were tested; in the case of the Seventeenth, the DCMS launched an attack on Sheliak, only to be rebuffed by the Seventeenth. The Seventeenth's defense of Sheliak wasn't only successful - their defense of the population was highly public, and became a propoganda coup for the Cluster.
As of 3061 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Marisa Hakimi who continued to command the Cluster until at least as late as 3067. By 3085 Star Colonel Perry was in command of the Seventeenth.
The command uses also the smash & grab tactic. The cluster know their terrain well and use the lighter units to lead the enemy in to an ambush. The enemy can approach to the target without fight and at the right moment the rest of the unit assaulted from all sides simultaneously.
Seventeenth Provisional Galaxy Cluster
Seventeenth Provisonal Garrison Cluster (Veteran/Fanatical)
- - At this point the Seventeenth were stationed on Malawi and were at eighty-five percent of full-strength; three-quarters of the Cluster were equipped with Clan technology, and another fifth with Star League-era technology; just over a third of the Cluster were equipped with OmniMechs or equivalent technology.
Seventeenth Provisional Garrison Cluster (Veteran/Fanatical)
- - At this point the Seventeenth were stationed on Yorii alongside the Third Bear Regulars and were below one-third of full-strength. Just over twenty percent of the Cluster were equipped with OmniMechs or equivalent technology
Seventeenth Prosivional Garrison Cluster (Veteran/Fanatical)
- - At this point the Seventeenth had rebuilt to four-fifths of full strength, but only a sixth of the Cluster were equipped with OmniMechs or equivalent technology.
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 61, "Theta Galaxy"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 60, "Overview"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 114
- Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Theta Galaxy"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Beta Galaxy"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 120, "Theta Galaxy"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Theta Galaxy"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 11, "Deployment Status"
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 95, "17th Provisional Garrison Cluster"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Theta Galaxy"