195th Striker (Clan Steel Viper)

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195th Striker Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3072)
Nickname The Black Mambas
Parent Formation Beta Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3072 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

Post Invasion[edit]

From January to March 3054, the 195th Striker was locked in a struggle for control of Persistence with Clan Jade Falcon's Fourth Talon Cluster.[1]

The 195th had landed with expectations of an easy victory, but the battle bogged down for three months, with neither side able to land a decisive blow. Finally, the commanders of both sides agreed to a personal duel to settle the fight, which Star Colonel Paul Thibaudeau of the 195th won.[1]

This campaign left a stain on the reputation of the 195th, which they tried to erase with a raid on Evciler in 3055. However, Galaxy Commander Jonathon Mercer died fighting the Seventh Falcon Regulars in this action, which led to a continuing feud between the 195th and the Seventh.[1]

War of Reaving[edit]

In 3072 Clan Coyote's Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster and the Forty-fourth Battle Cluster hit the Beta Galaxy positions on Londerholm and destroyed the 195th Striker in the fighting.[2]

Officers[edit]

As of 3054 to 3061 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Paul Thibaudeau.[3][4][1]

Tactics[edit]

The Cluster fights with ferocity and is very experienced in small scale warfare, because the unit blocked many raids of other clans successfully.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3058[edit]

195th Striker Cluster[4]

  • CO: Star Colonel Paul Thibaudeau
  • Cluster Command Star (1 OmniMech Star)
  • Trinary Alpha (3 OmniMech Stars) - Star Captain Josh
  • Trinary Bravo (3 OmniMech Stars) - Star Captain Franz
  • Trinary Charlie (1 OmniMech/Elemental Nova, 2 Elemental Stars) - Star Captain U'rkl
  • Trinary Delta (3 OmniMech Stars) - Star Captain Teg'ra
  • Trinary Echo (3 OmniFighter Stars) - Star Captain Keith

3061[edit]

195th Striker Cluster (5 Trinaries/Veteran/Questionable)[1]

  • CO: Star Colonel Paul Thibaudeau

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 144, "195 Striker Cluster Profile"
  2. The Wars of Reaving, p.106
  3. Invading Clans, p. 91
  4. 4.0 4.1 Invading Clans, p. 94, "Clan Steel Viper Deployment Table"

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