5th Legion (Clan Steel Viper)

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5th Legion
Unit Profile (as of 3061)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Rho Galaxy
Formed


History[edit]

The Fifth Legion was closely associated with the First and Second Viper Guards. It was deployed to Jabuka in 3054, and was still defending the planet in 3061.[1][2]

War of Reaving[edit]

Rho Galaxy deployed the Fourth Fang, the Fifth Legion and the 141st Phallanx to Eden to engaged the garrison of Clan Wolf during their Abjuration in 3071. The Viper clusters had surrounded the Wolf enclave when they were hit by surprise by Coyote's Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster in the rear and then by the Wolves. In the confusion Galaxy Commander Varga was killed along with half his force.[3]

Officers[edit]

In 3061 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Raj Gerard.[4]

Tactics[edit]

The cluster was often opposition force during training cycles for the clusters of Alpha Galaxy. This gave the Cluster an advantage in defensive operations and after 3053 they also knew how to use Inner Sphere tactics against raiders with great effect.[4]

Composition[edit]

3061[edit]

Fifth Legion - Veteran/Fanatical [4]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Objective Raids, p. 30
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 168
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p.96
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 147, "5th Legion Profile"

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