55th Reserve Strike (Clan Coyote)

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55th Reserve Strike Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3074)
Nickname Double Nickel Demons
Parent Formation Epsilon Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3074 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

The Fifty-fifth Reserve Strike Cluster defended the Coyote Landing Zone against multiple attacks during the Huntress campaign in 3060. It took heavy casualties but was rebuilt using salvage and personnel taken from Kindraa Mattila-Carrol on Atreus later that year.[1]

In 3061 the Cluster was stationed on Foster but by 3067 had moved to Tamaron.[2][3]

In January 3072 the Fifty-fifth along with the rest of Epsilon launched a devastating assault from the Coyote enclave on Babylon against the holdings of Clan Ice Hellion, Clan Diamond Shark and Clan Cloud Cobra. The two Stars of defending Hellions were cut down to a warrior. The Diamond Shark Alpha Galaxy was also forced off planet.[4]

The Fifty-fifth was part of the force that assaulted Vinton in August 3073 after months of hard fighting they withdrew in July 3074.[5] In December 3074 the Steel Vipers launched a massive assault on against Clan Coyote on Tamaron with six Galaxies and a large naval force. Epsilon Galaxy including the Fifty-fifth was part of the Coyote defending force. The Vipers made planetfall despite the fierce aerospace attacks. After a week fighting the Viper forces made for their objectives, several major factory complexes in the Apache Mountains. The fighting to defend these saw Epsilon Galaxy and the Fifty-fifth destroyed.[6]

Officers[edit]

In 3061 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Noemi McKibben.[1] By 3067 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Mena Robbin.[3]

Tactics[edit]

The cluster often attacks in waves or uses flank attacks.

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Fifty-fifth Reserve Strike Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [1]

3067[edit]

Fifty-fifth Reserve Strike Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [3]

  • 85% full strength with 5% of the force equipped with OmniMechs.

Rules[edit]

All 'Mechs mount searchlights.[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 51, "55th Reserve Strike Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 162
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 76, "Clan Coyote Deployment Table"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 94
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 130-131
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 142-143
  7. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 178

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