3rd Battle (Clan Fire Mandrill)

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3rd Battle Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3074)
Nickname The Valiant
Parent Formation Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga
Formed unknown
Disbanded 3074

History[edit]

The Third Battle Cluster had fought against Clan Burrock forces in 3058, loosing their commanding officer and their elite status in the process.[1] They were stationed on Dagda between 3059 and 3067.[2][3]

The Black Lion-class battlecruiser Streaking Mist arrived at the Atreus system in early 3072. The former flagship of Clan Smoke Jaguar launched two DropShips containing a raiding party led by the Bandit Caste leader known as The Jaguar and then proceeded to blockade the planet, destroying several merchant vessels in the following weeks. The Jaguar's forces began by landing near Firebase Gamma, destroying the defending Sixteenth Assault Cluster.[4]

Shortly after the Jaguar's forces had moved on from Firebase Gamma, a deadly plague began to spread across the world, one which would later be identified as primarily threatening those with the Hoskins, Tanaga and Quesnel genetic legacies. Despite the plague, the Jaguar continued to raid both Fire Mandrill and Steel Viper holdings across Atreus for several months, capturing slaves and resources before the Jaguar and the Streaking Mist departed.[4] By July 3073 the surviving elements of the Fire Mandrill population were barely clinging to existence after being decimated by the plagues and subjected to raids by the Dark Caste and Clan Coyote for more than a year.[4]

When Zeta Galaxy of Clan Blood Spirit arrived in 3074 they discovered that the population of Atreus had been reduced to a few hundred thousand civilians and less than two Clusters of Mandrill troops. SaKhan Cluff declared a Trial of Absorption for the remains of Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga, and the survivors accepted their fate willingly.[4]

Officers[edit]

Star Colonel Jerald Danforthtook command in 3059 and in 3067 was still in position.[1][3]

Tactics[edit]

The Third had no special tactics.

Composition History[edit]

3057[edit]

Third Battle Cluster - Elite/Reliable [1]

3059[edit]

Third Battle Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [1]

3067[edit]

Third Battle Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [3]

  • 100% full strength with 85% of the force equipped with OmniMechs

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 47, "Unit Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 149
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 70, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Wars of Reaving, p. 138, "Death of a Kindraa"

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