57th Combined Assault (Clan Diamond Shark)

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57th Combined Assault Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3085)
Nickname Devil's Churn
Parent Formation Omega Galaxy
Formed 3052

History[edit]

The Fifty-seventh Combined Assault Cluster was formed around a core of the survivors of Tukayyid. Added to these were a high proportion of freeborn warriors and trueborns of lesser Bloodhouses.[1] In 3061 the Cluster was stationed on Babylon.[2]

Omega Galaxy was dispatched to garrison the new Inner Sphere trading worlds[3] and by 3067 the Fifty-seventh had taken up position on Itabaiana[4] and was still in place in 3079.[5]

In 3075 the Fifty-seventh responded to the massacre of Diamond Shark civilians on Nykvarn. It along with the Coral Skate sallied forth and engaged the Twelfth and Twenty-second Dieron Regulars almost destroying both units for their actions.[5]

Fifty-seventh responded too late to stop a civilian airliner from crashing into the Clan Diamond Shark IndustriPlex-C in October 3080, but did take part in the recovery operations that followed after.[6] With the loss of the complex on Itabaiana the Fifty-seventh was transferred to the CDS Space Hunter as a mobile force.[7]

Officers[edit]

The first Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Eros Labov and he still held the position in 3067.[1][4]

By 3085 Star Colonel Topaz Djerassi had taken command.[7]

Tactics[edit]

The unit had no distinct fighting style.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Fifty-seventh Combined Assault Cluster - Regular/Fanatical [1]

3067-3085[edit]

Fifty-seventh Combined Assault Cluster - Elite/Fanatical [4][5][7]

At 96% full combat strength and armed exclusively with second line Clan systems.
They were recorded at 95% strength in 3085.[7]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 73, "Unit Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 163, "Omega Galaxy"
  3. Field Manual: Update, p. 58, "Omega Galaxy"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 77, "Omega Galaxy"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Field Report: Clans, p. 8
  6. Field Manual: 3085, p. 115, "Omega Galaxy"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Field Manual: 3085, p. 124, "Omega Galaxy"

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