3rd Sainze Honor Guard Battle (Clan Fire Mandrill)

3rd Sainze Honor Guard Battle Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3071)
Nickname Banner-Bearers
Parent Formation Kindraa Sainze
Disbanded 3071


The Third Sainze Honor Guard Battle has existed since the founding of the Kindraa.[1]

In 3067 the Third was stationed on Shadow.[2]

In late 3068 the Third was part of a force that attacked Niles along with warriors from Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline. They gained Safcon and issued a Batchall for the industrial facility of Industriplex Upsilon. This was defended by the Horse's Eta Galaxy who used the complex's heavy defences to good use, only a surprise flanking maneuver breached the Horse's line to take the facility. Two weeks later in January 3069 the Horse's Beta Galaxy counter attacked and in a swift action defeated the defending Fire Mandrills. Refusing to call in reinforcements the Third and the Seventh Honor Guard Striker fought on in a meat-grinder of a battle that they eventually won. [3]

When Scorpion Khan Ariel Suvorov declared a Trial of Refusal against Garret Sainze's election as ilKhan in February 3071,[4] Sainze met Suvorov's forces on Shadow. In a three-day campaign four Clusters from his Kindraa battled a like number of Goliath Scorpions; by the end of the fighting Sainze had perished, along with most of his warriors.[5] The Clusters involved are not recorded but as a front line it is highly likely the Third was in this force and destroyed.


Between 3059 and 3067 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Ellissa Sainze.[1][2]


Composition History[edit]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 46, "Unit Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 76, "Clan Fire Mandrill"
  3. Wars of Reaving, p. 37, "Politics and Problems"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 63-64
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 64, 191