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]

After the invasion the 195th Striker Cluster was stationed on Antares,[1] but from January to March 3054 the cluster was locked in a struggle for control of Persistence with Clan Jade Falcon's Fourth Talon Cluster.[2] 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.[2]

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.[2] In 3061 the Cluster was stationed on Antares.[3]

By 3067 the cluster had moved to Marshall.[4]

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.[5]

Officers[edit]

From 3054 to 3067 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Paul Thibaudeau.[6][7][2][4]

Tactics[edit]

The Cluster fought with ferocity and was very experienced in small scale warfare, and defending against raids.[2]

Composition History[edit]

3057[edit]

195th Striker Cluster [7]

  • 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 - Veteran/Questionable [2]

3067[edit]

195th Striker Cluster - Elite/Questionable [4]

  • 75% full strength and fully equipped with OmnMechs

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Objective Raids, p. 30
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 144, "195 Striker Cluster Profile"
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 80
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p.106
  6. Invading Clans, p. 91
  7. 7.0 7.1 Invading Clans, p. 94, "Clan Steel Viper Deployment Table"

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