195th Striker (Clan Steel Viper)

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195th Striker Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3061)
Nickname The Black Mambas
Parent Formation Beta Galaxy


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]

Ejection from the Inner Sphere[edit]



As of 3058 to 3061 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Paul Thibaudeau, who had been in command since at least 3054.[2][1]


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]


195th Striker Cluster[2]

  • 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 (5 Trinaries/Veteran/Questionable)[1]

  • CO: Star Colonel Paul Thibaudeau



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 144, "195 Striker Cluster Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Invading Clans, p. 94, "Clan Steel Viper Deployment Table"