63rd Solahma Cluster (Clan Smoke Jaguar)

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63rd Solahma Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3060)
Nickname Unknown
Parent Formation Watchmen Galaxy
Formed Unknown
Disbanded 3060

Overview[edit]

The Sixty-third Solahma Cluster was a second line unit of Clan Smoke Jaguar that formed part of the garrison of Huntress.

History[edit]

In 3054 the Sixty-third was little more than a conventional infantry Cluster. Under the command of Galaxy Commander Benjamin Howell it was slowly equipped with captured BattleMechs taken from the Inner Sphere Occupation Zone.[1]

Task Force Serpent[edit]

The Sixty-third had engaged the Knights of the Inner Sphere after the initial landings, but after taking heavy damage had withdrawn to the Black Shikari Jungle to refit and repair on the 14th March.[2] Here the survivors had formed up with Galaxy Commander Russou Howell and remnants of other Clusters that had fought in the area. Howell took direct control of this force that numbered only three trinaries of 'Mechs and Elementals. On March 15th he sent a reconnaissance Star from the Sixty-third towards the industrial complexes at Pahn City, they reported that the area was held by elements of the Northwind Highlanders. The Highlanders were stripping the facility for salvageable material. Desperate for supplies the ad-hoc force attack the complex. A diversionary attack by one trinary against the Highlanders DropShips pulled the bulk of the defenders away while the remaining two trinaries, spearheaded by the remnant of the Sixty-third, successfully raided the factories.[3]

When saKhan Brandon Howell had landed with reinforcements attacking the Kathil Uhlans,[4] MacLeod’s Highlanders and the Knights of the Inner Sphere Russou Howell had the the remnant of the Cluster in a flank attack against the Inner Sphere line that caught it by surprise and forced it to retreat.[5] The Sixty-third Solahma Cluster was destroyed fighting on Huntress in 3060. [6]

Officers[edit]

Composition[edit]

3060[edit]

  • Trinary Command
  • Trinary Battle
  • Trinary Striker
  • Trinary Assault
  • Binary Fighter

The Cluster is equipped with Inner Sphere 'Mechs and at least one OmniMech. Binary Fighter has eight Clan OmniFighters in addition to other Star League designs. [8]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The cluster was considered have an average status of Regular. [9]

References[edit]

  1. Exodus Road, p. 202
  2. Shadows of War, p. 34-5
  3. Shadows of War, p. 33-41
  4. Twilight of the Clans, p. 31
  5. Shadows of War, p. 215
  6. Shadows of War, p. 273
  7. Shadows of War, p. 38
  8. Twilight of the Clans, p. 58
  9. Twilight of the Clans, p. 43

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