19th Battle (Clan Coyote)

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19th Battle Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3074)
Nickname Long Fangs
Parent Formation Delta Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3074 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

The Nineteenth Battle Cluster successfully engaged Clan Ice Hellion forces on Londerholm in 3060 and were still on planet in 3061.[1] In 3067 the cluster was stationed on Foster.[2]

Wars of Reaving[edit]

The Nineteenth along with the rest of Delta Galaxy had laid siege to the Clan Goliath Scorpion enclave on Foster. Delta had slowly been devastating the industrial areas with long range artillery barrages from positions on the hills overlooking the area. In March 3073 Scorpion reinforcements landed on to the planet and led a flanking charge of Delta, quickly overrunning one artillery position. The Sixty-seventh Assault Cluster steadied the Coyotes retreating lines, allowing the Ninth and Thirty-fourth Strike Clusters to counter-attack the Scorpion's Gamma Galaxy destroying it. By June 3073 Delta had pulled off planet.[3]

The Nineteenth was part of the force that assaulted Vinton in August 3073 after months of hard fighting they withdrew in July 3074.[4] In December 3074 the Steel Vipers launched a massive assault on against Clan Coyote on Tamaron with six Galaxies and a large naval force. Delta Galaxy including the Nineteenth was part of the Coyote defending force. The Vipers made planetfall despite the fierce aerospace attacks. After a week fighting the Viper forces made for their objectives, several major factory complexes in the Apache Mountains before moving on to the capital. The fighting to defend the capital city saw Delta Galaxy and the Nineteenth destroyed.[5]

Officers[edit]

In 3061 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Kent Jerricho.[6] By 3067 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Meagon Nash.[2]

Tactics[edit]

The Heavy 'Mech of the Nineteenth deployed in picket lines before overwhelming their enemy.

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Nineteenth Battle Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [6]

3067[edit]

Nineteenth Battle Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [2]

  • 100% full strength with 80% of the force equipped with OmniMechs.

Notes[edit]

The Nineteenth Battle shared their nickname with Beta Galaxy.[6] It is unclear what the connection of this cluster was to Beta. It is possible that this cluster was transferred from Beta or perhaps raised in the mid 3050s from ex-Beta warriors.

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 161
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 76, "Clan Coyote Deployment Table"
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 124
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 130-131
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 142-143
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 50, "19th Battle Cluster Profile"

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