79th Strike (Clan Diamond Shark)

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79th Strike Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3061)
Nickname Desert Fox
Parent Formation Sigma Galaxy


In 3067 the Seventy-ninth Strike Cluster was stationed on New Kent. They defended the world from a Trial of Possession by Clan Ice Hellion. They handed off their defensive duties to forces from Clan Coyote as part of the Diamond Shark's long-range goals.[1] In 3067 they were used as the garrison force for Strato Domingo.[2]


As of 3061 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Juan Rodriguez.[3] He was still in command in 3067.[2]


The Cluster accepted zellbrigen against equal forces, exclude OmniMechs. The command use combined arms tactics to their advantage. First the fighter provide ground support, because the second wave consists the mech/elemental formations which attack next. This cycle is repeated until the enemy is broken. The warrior tend to run their machines hot.[3]




They took minor losses during their redeployment. They were reduced to 94% of their nominal strength in 3067.[2]



  1. Field Manual: Updates, p. 59
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 77
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 74, "79th Strike Cluster Profile"