53rd Assault (Clan Fire Mandrill)

53rd Assault Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3071)
Nickname Stalwarts
Parent Formation Kindraa Sainze
Disbanded 3071 (Destroyed)


Fifty-third Assault Cluster was a front line Cluster of Kindraa Sainze. In 3059 and 3067 the Cluster was stationed on Shadow.[1][2]

In April 3070 the Cluster had moved to Arcadia were it lost half its warriors during an attack by Clan Star Adder's Delta Galaxy.[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 the warriors of the Fifty-third.[5]


Between 3059 and 3067 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Taki Sainze.[6][2]


The Cluster had no special tactical traits.

Composition History[edit]


Fifty-third Assault Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical [6]


Fifty-third Assault Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical [2]

  • 3 Trinaries [7]
60% full strength with 100% of the force equipped with OmniMechs.



  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 149
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 76, "Clan Fire Mandrill"
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 51
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 63-64
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 64, 191
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 46, "Unit Profile"
  7. Field Manual: Updates, p. 43, "Clan Fire Mandrill"