44th Battle (Clan Coyote)

Clan Coyote.jpg
44th Battle Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3072)
Nickname
Parent Formation Gamma Galaxy
Formed 3070
Disbanded 3072 (Destroyed)
Clan Diamond Shark.jpg
44th Cruiser Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3070)
Nickname Land Sharks
Parent Formation Zeta Galaxy
Formed

Overview[edit]

The Forty-fourth Cruiser Cluster was a second line military formation of Clan Diamond Shark, that was later captured and incorporated into the Touman of Clan Coyote as the Forty-fourth Battle Cluster.

History[edit]

Clan Diamond Shark[edit]

The Cluster was part of Zeta Galaxy and was stationed on Tathis between 3060 and 3067.[1][2]

In Mid 3070 Clan Coyote moved against Diamond Shark holdings in Clan space with limited trials of possession, capturing the Cluster intact and adding it to their Touman. [3]

Clan Coyote[edit]

In 3072 the renamed Forty-fourth Battle Cluster and the Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster hit the Steel Viper's Beta Galaxy positions on Londerholm destroying the 195th Striker Cluster in the early stages of the fighting. As the battle progressed the Viper's Gamma Galaxy caught the Coyote force in a flank attack. The Assault Clusters rolled over the Coyotes destroying them. Only a few survived to be taken bondsmen. [4]

Officers[edit]

In 3060 and 3067 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Geno Sennet.[5][2]

Tactics[edit]

The Forty-fourth Cruiser Cluster used its fast machines to establish and organize a solid defense. They possessed excellent scouts who provide tactical details of the battlefield, allowing them to exploit the terrain far better.[5]

Composition[edit]

3060[edit]

Forty-fourth Cruiser Cluster - Regular/Reliable[1]

3067[edit]

Forty-fourth Cruiser Cluster - Veteran/Fanatic[2]

  • 96% of Full Strength and equipped completely with second line Clan 'Mechs.

3070[edit]

Forty-fourth Battle Cluster

Rules[edit]

When defending the Forty-fourth Cruiser Cluster can force the initiative. They may choose their home edge and place their units within 6 hexes from the edge. Those unit receive a -1 to hit for the first turn if hey do not move that turn.[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual:: Warden Clans, p. 163
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 77
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 53
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p.106
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual:: Warden Clans, p. 75, "44th Cruiser Cluster Profile"
  6. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 179-180

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