48th Battle Cluster (Clan Smoke Jaguar)

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48th Battle Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3060)
Parent Formation Watchmen Galaxy
Disbanded 3060


The Forty-eighth Battle Cluster was a second line combat unit of Clan Smoke Jaguar.


Task Force Serpent[edit]

The Forty-eighth was defending Pahn City and the large factory complex that was there when Task Force Serpent attacked on 12th March 3060.[1] The Inner Sphere forces included the Royal Black Watch Company. These formed the spearhead of the attack and drew the bulk of the fire from the warriors of the Forty-eighth furious at the claims of the unit and its association with the new Star League[2]. In an effort to attack the Black Watch, many warriors of the Forty-eighth had simply ignored the bulk of the invading force made up of the Northwind Highlanders. Star Colonel Cara realised too late that this had opened huge holes in her battle line and allowed forward elements of the Highlanders to bypass the Jaguars and enter Pahn City. Taking heavy casualties and at a tactical disadvantage she was forced to order a retreat.[3]

As the Highlanders approached the factories they came under attack by a Binary of ProtoMechs, the surprise of meeting the unknown unit and the arrival of the rest of the Forty-eighth forced the mercenaries to withdraw and regroup. The fighting lasted for several hours longer, the renewed assault by the Highlanders destroyed an entire 'Mech Trinary and several Points of ProtoMechs. The few survivors of the Forty-eighth were forced to retreat into the Jungle.[4]

Here the survivors had formed up with Galaxy Commander Russou Howell and remnants of other Clusters that had fought in the area. The Forty-eighth Battle Cluster was destroyed fighting on Huntress in 3060, [5]




  • Trinary Command
  • Trinary Battle
  • Trinary Striker
  • Binary Elemental
  • Binary ProtoMech

The Cluster was equipped with a mix of OmniMechs and second line Clan machines. [8]



  • The cluster was one of the first to be issued ProtoMechs
  • The cluster was considered have an average status of Veteran. [9]


  1. Twilight of the Clans, p. 42
  2. Twilight of the Clans, p. 26
  3. Sword and Fire, p. 217-22
  4. Sword and Fire, p. 221-8
  5. Shadows of War, p. 273
  6. Twilight of the Clans, p. 26
  7. Sword and Fire, p. 223
  8. Twilight of the Clans, p. 57-58
  9. Twilight of the Clans, p. 43