38th Assault (Clan Coyote)

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38th Assault Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Faithful
Parent Formation Alpha Galaxy
Formed

History[edit]

During the Trials in 3048 to prepare for Operation REVIVAL, the Thirty-eighth Assault Cluster defeated Clan Fire Mandrill but later lost to Clan Smoke Jaguar and Clan Steel Viper.[1]

During Khan Koga's reforms of the Coyote touman, positions in the Thirty-eighth Assault Cluster were opened up to warriors who had recently graduated from their sibkos. This new blood allowed the Thirty-eighth to rebuild quickly.[2] Between 3060 and 3067 the Thirty-eighth was stationed on Babylon.[3][4]

Officers[edit]

In 3048 the units commanding officer was Star Colonel Maisie Nash, but during the Operation REVIVAL trials it was led by saKhan Pazi Tchernovkov. [5] The Thirty-Eighth was led by Star Colonel Sancia Kufahl in 3052, before her promotion to act as Alpha Galaxy's commander by Khan Koga. From 3052 the command of the Cluster was then taken by Star Colonel Creighton Heller, a former Chief Pack Master. He was still in position in 3067.[2][4]

Tactics[edit]

They were known for their hard-hitting frontal assaults on enemy forces.[5]

Composition History[edit]

3048[edit]

Thirty-eighth Assault Cluster - Veteran [5]

  • Employs only Medium, Heavy and Assault OmniMechs.

3061[edit]

Thirty-eighth Assault Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical [2]

3067[edit]

Thirty-eighth Assault Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical [4]

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

In the mid 3060s the Thirty-eighth Assault Cluster was the first to receive ProtoMechs in the Coyote Touman, with three Stars assigned as a fourth Star in a Trinary. In reality, the ProtoMech Stars operated as their own provisional Trinary almost as often as they acted as a support Star for their assigned Trinary.[6]

Rules[edit]

In 3048 the Cluster can only field OmniMechs and may not use any light ’Mechs. One Star per battle may use the Brawlers special ability.[5]

References[edit]

  1. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 15
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 49, "38th Assault Cluster Profile"
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 161
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 76, "Clan Coyote Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 19, " 38th Assault Cluster Profile"
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 57

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