38th Phalanx (Clan Steel Viper)

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38th Phalanx
Unit Profile (as of 3061)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Zeta Galaxy
Formed


History[edit]

Operation Revival[edit]

The Thirty-eighth Phalanx launched near-suicidal infantry spoiling attacks on ComGuard forces on Tukayyid to cover the withdrawal of Steel Viper units, which earned them acclaim.[1]

Post Invasion[edit]

In 3054[2] the cluster was stationed on Graus and was still in position in 3061.[3]

War of Reaving[edit]

In September 3073 Kindraa Mattila-Carrol were under heavy attack from Steel Viper forces on Glory. Khan Carrol had gathered almost all her warriors here to defend vital facilities. As the fighting progressed an allied Clan Goliath Scorpion force moved to the system and landed near the city of Portage their fighters bombed the Viper positions allowing their ground troops to sweep in behind the Vipers Ninty-third Assault Cluster and crush them against the Mandrill forces. A dispute broke out between the allied Clan forces, but as they were settling their differences in a Trial of Refusal the Second Fang counter-attacked. Both Clans were caught off guard and Khan Carrol was killed. With her death the Mandrills fell into disarray breaking down into small pockets that were easily overwhelmed and wiped out as the Thirty-eighth Phalanx joined the battle. The Scorpions halted the Second's assault with an orbital bombardment that allowed their forces to escape.[4]

Officers[edit]

In 3061 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Nuon Dumont.[1]

Tactics[edit]

During battles the radio traffic was reduced to a minimum and this made their opponents insecure. Electronic Warfare was also useless.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Thirty-eighth Phalanx - Veteran/Reliable [1]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 146, "38th Phalanx Profile"
  2. Objective Raids, p. 30
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 168
  4. Wars of Reaving, p. 125-7, "Scorpion Gambit"

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