71st Phalanx (Clan Steel Viper)

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71st Phalanx
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Zeta Galaxy
Formed

History[edit]

The Seventy-first Phalanx was a second line military formation.

Operation Revival[edit]

Tukayyid[edit]

The Seventy-first faced the 321st Com Guard Division on Tukayyid after they were called forward to the aid of the front line Viper Galaxies.[1]

Post-Tukayyid[edit]

The Cluster was stationed on Graus in 3054[2] and was still defending the planet in 3061.[3]

By 3067 the cluster had moved to Grant's Station.[4]

The final fate of the Cluster is not known, but they would not have survived the destruction of Zeta Galaxy or that of Clan Steel Viper in 3075.[5]

Officers[edit]

Between 3061 and 3067 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Maya Thibaudeau.[1][4]

Tactics[edit]

In the 3050s the unit contained mainly second line equipment and the Star Colonel used the knowledge about the weapons of each machine to great effect. In the planning phase the Commander can select the right machines for the matching situation. During battles the radio traffic was reduced to a minimum and this made their opponents insecure. Electronic Warfare was also of limited use.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Seventy-first Phalanx - Regular/Reliable [1]

3067[edit]

Seventy-first Phalanx - Regular/Reliable[4]

  • 90% full strength

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 146, "71st Phalanx Profile"
  2. Objective Raids, p. 30
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 168
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 80
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p.149-150

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