52nd Hector Cavaliers (Clan Ice Hellion)

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52nd Hector Cavaliers
Unit Profile (as of 3072)
Nickname
Parent Formation Zeta Prime Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3072 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

Just prior to 3059, the Fifty-second Hector Cavaliers took part in the bungled attack on New Kent. Initially bid out of the attack, it was recalled within hours to use its Aerospace forces to cover the retreat of the rest of the Galaxy. The unit suffered the fewest losses during the raid and was directly responsible for saving the Galaxy from total destruction.[1] In 3067 the Fifty-second was stationed on Marshall.[2]

Mid 3071 saw the Cluster along with the rest the Zeta Prime Galaxy move to the Inner Sphere. Together with Alpha and Delta Galaxies they formed the primary attack force that moved against Clan Jade Falcon industrial worlds, under Khan Montrose. Zeta Prime assaulted Wotan as its first target, which it took although at high cost to the infrastructure and HPG of the planet.[3] They moved on to capture other planets including in December Seiduts, forcing The Falcon's Delta Galaxy off planet,[4] but was itself forced to retreat in February 3072 when attacked by Hells Horse's Theta Galaxy.[5]

The exact fate of the Cluster is not recorded, but in 3072 Zeta Primea Galaxy retreated to Vantaa, here along with the remnant of Alpha Galaxy they were assaulted by Clan Jade Falcon's Alpha and Delta Galaxies as well as Clan Hell's Horses's Iota Galaxy. The two understrength Hellion Galaxies took up a defensive position in an industrial complex, as the Hell's Horses advanced the Hellions called in an orbital bombardment from the Cage's Pride. This tore apart the Horse front line but also shattered much of the industrial complex resulting in a toxic spillage of chemicals in the air. When Khan Montrose was killed, Zeta Prime Galaxy charged the Hell's Horses line in an attempt to break out, but were totally destroyed in the attempt.[6]

Officers[edit]

As of 3059 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Rilla.[1]

As of 3067 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Olivia.[2]

Tactics[edit]

As part of Zeta Prime, the Fifty-second had a reputation for reckless attacks and fanaticism.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3059[edit]

52nd Hector Cavaliers - Regular/Fanatical[1]

3067[edit]

52nd Hector Cavaliers - Regular/Fanatical[2]

  • A Flurry Trinary had been added.[7]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 88, "Zeta Prime Galaxy"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 72, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  3. Wars of Reaving, p. 69
  4. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 29
  5. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 30
  6. Wars of Reaving, p. 85
  7. Field Manual: Update, p. 47

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