30th Provisional Garrison Cluster (Clan Ghost Bear)

Thirtieth Provisional Garrison Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3079)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Theta Galaxy
Disbanded ca. 3080 - 3085


As of 3061, the Thirtieth Provisional Garrison Cluster was stationed on Marawi alongside the Seventeenth PGC.

First Draconis Combine/Ghost Bear War[edit]

Despite being a second-line Galaxy, Theta Galaxy took an active part in the First Draconis Combine / Ghost Bear War,[1] which began in 3062 with a suicidal attack by three regiments of the Alshain Avengers against Alshain.[2] As a part of Theta Galaxy, the Thirtieth took part in the assault that captured Courchevel; after the War was resolved with a Trial, the various other contested or occupied worlds were returned to their pre-War affiliations, but the Ghost Bears retained Courchevel as isorla.[1] During the Dominion War, the Thirtieth and their sister Cluster the Seventeenth Provisional Garrison Cluster, were also responsible for the destruction of the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery's Third Ghost Regiment on Marawi.[3]

The Jihad[edit]

During the Ghost Bear campaign against the Word of Blake during the Jihad Theta Galaxy was assigned to Beta Wave,[4] which was led by Beta Galaxy.[5] After Beta Galaxy took heavy casualties during the attack on Ascella, an attack that began on the 6th of October 3075[6][7] and which went badly enough to be considered a debacle, the entire of Theta Galaxy - including the Thirtieth - was moved from a supporting role to an offensive role.[4]


The first attack launched by Theta Galaxy was against the world of Moore on the 21st of July 3076;[8][9] Theta performed poorly during the campaign, taking heavier losses than would be expected.[4]


Theta Galaxy assaulted Pike IV in September 3076;[8][9] while the attack on Moore had gone poorly, the Pike IV campaign was an even poorer showing on Theta's part. Of particular concern to the Dominion Council was the destruction of the Seventh Phalanx, which was lost after elements of the Thirtieth refused to come to the assistance of the Seventh.[4]

The Dark Age[edit]

During the formation of the Republic of the Sphere the Thirtieth was one of four Provisonal Garrison Clusters to be gifted to the Republic and effectively disbanded during the formation of the Republic Armed Forces. The other Provisional Garrison Clusters to be transferred to the Republic alongside the Thirtieth were the Tenth, Thirty-third and Forty-second.[10]


As of 3061 the Commanding Officer of the Thirtieth was Star Colonel Esau,[11] who continued to command the Cluster until at least 3067.[12]


The command uses also the smash & grab tactic. The cluster know their terrain well and use the lighter units to lead the enemy into an ambush. The enemy can approach to the target without fight and at the right moment the rest of the unit assaulted from all sides simultaneously.[11]



Thirtieth Provisional Garrison Cluster


Thirtieth Provisonal Garrison Cluster (Regular/Questionable)[12]

- At this point the Thirtieth were stationed on Radstadt and were ninety percent of full-strength; approximately seventy percent of the Cluster were equipped with Clan technology, while the remainder were equipped with Star League-era technology; forty percent of the Cluster were equipped with OmniMechs or equivalent technology.[12]


Thirtieth Provisonal Garrison Cluster (Regular/Questionable)[13]

- At this point in time the Thirtieth was stationed on Thorin and had been reduced to just over a third of full strength; just over a third of the Cluster were equipped with OmniMechs or equivalent technology.[13]


  • The Cluster contains a majority of Crusaders.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 61, "Theta Galaxy"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 60, "Overview"
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 114
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Theta Galaxy"
  5. Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Beta Galaxy"
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  10. Field Manual: 3085, p. 167, "Forces Gifted to the Republic"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 95, "30th Provisional Garrison Cluster Profile"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Theta Galaxy"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Field Report: Clans, p. 11, "Deployment Status"