1st Raven Phalanx (Clan Snow Raven)

Clan Snow Raven Insignia.png
First Raven Phalanx
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Longshanks
Parent Formation Alpha Galaxy
Formed

History[edit]

The Great Refusal[edit]

As part of Alpha Galaxy the First Raven Phalanx was in the front line when the Snow Ravens launched Trials for the former Clan Smoke Jaguar holdings on Homer in September 3060. The Phalanx's single 'Mech Trinary was the first Snow Raven unit to land on Homer, where it launched an immediate Trial of Refusal against the Clan Steel Viper units trying to seize Firebase Hermes. In winning the Trial, the Phalanx gave Alpha Galaxy a base for further operations across the planet.[1]

The Dark Age[edit]

In the mid-3140s the First and the other elements within Alpha Galaxy replaced Beta Galaxy in the systems obtained from the Draconis Combine following the Palmyra Debacle. Viewed as being given Beta Galaxy's leavings, the assignment went poorly for the First, particularly following Alpha Galaxy's earlier embarrassing defeats. Accustomed to displaying a highbrow attitude towards the population of the Raven Alliance, the First's attempts to take the same approach with the population of Sinope resulted in a combination of violent protests and industrial strikes. The inhabitants of Sinope were convinced that it was only a matter of time before the Combine reasserted control over the planet, and had no wish to be identified as collaborating with an enemy of the Dragon. Similar problems were rife on Bad News and Zalaf, and massacres were reported on all three worlds, with all of Alpha Galaxy ill-equipped to deal with civilian protests.[2]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Cain Harper.[3] Harper was still in command in 3067.[4] By3085 Star Colonel Gordon Howe was commanding the First.[5] In 3145 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Sergio Siegel.[6]

Tactics[edit]

Unit Insignia[edit]

The unit insignia of the First was a charging Elemental, set in front of a golden star.[1]

Composition[edit]

3061[edit]

First Raven Phalanx (Elite/Fanatical)[3]

- At this point in time the First had a strength of five Trinaries, only one of which was equipped with 'Mechs, and was an Elemental-heavy force.[1] The First was stationed on Homer.[3]

3067[edit]

First Raven Phalanx (Elite/Fanatical)[4]

  • CO: Star Colonel Cain Harper
- At this point in time the First was stationed outside the Inner Sphere and was operating at almost full strength. The First was fully equipped with Omni-technology.[4]

3085[edit]

First Raven Phalanx (Elite/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Khan Gordon Howe
- At this point in time the First was stationed on Goubellat and was still fully equipped with Omni-technology, but was operating at ninety percent of full strength.[5]

3145[edit]

First Raven Phalanx (Elite/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Star Colonel Sergio Siegel
- At this point in time the First was stationed on Sinope alongside the Ninth Raven Striker Cluster. The First was operating at ninety percent of full strength and less than half of the Cluster was equipped with Omni-technology.[6]

Notes[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

3085[edit]

  • The elements of Alpha Galaxy including the First Raven Phalanx may deploy a maximum of three Stars of OmniMechs in any given scenario.[7]
  • When generating forces from the First Raven Phalanx a Star of Elementals must be included for each star of OmniMechs fielded.[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 128, "Alpha Galaxy: Swift Wing Galaxy"
  2. Field Manual: 3145, p. 165, "Alpha Galaxy"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165, "Alpha Galaxy (Swift Wing Galaxy)"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 79, "Corvus Keshik"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 128, "Alpha Galaxy (Swift Wing Galaxy)"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 173, "Alpha Galaxy (Swift Wing Galaxy)"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 191, "Alpha Galaxy (Raven Alliance)"

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