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|
After the invasion the 195th Striker Cluster was stationed on Antares, 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. 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.
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. In 3061 the Cluster was stationed on Antares.
War of Reaving
The Cluster fought with ferocity and was very experienced in small scale warfare, and defending against raids.
195th Striker Cluster 
- 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
195th Striker Cluster - Veteran/Questionable 
195th Striker Cluster - Elite/Questionable 
- 75% full strength and fully equipped with OmnMechs
- Objective Raids, p. 30
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 144, "195 Striker Cluster Profile"
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165
- Field Manual: Update, p. 80
- The Wars of Reaving, p.106
- Invading Clans, p. 91
- Invading Clans, p. 94, "Clan Steel Viper Deployment Table"