7th Attack (Clan Ice Hellion)

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7th Attack Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3072)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Alpha Galaxy
Formed Before Operation Klondike
Disbanded 3072 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

The Seventh Attack Cluster was the flagship Cluster of Alpha Galaxy [1]

During the Trials that preceded Operation REVIVAL the Seventh represented Clan Ice Hellion.[2] They faced Clan Goliath Scorpion and Clan Fire Mandrill, losing both times.[3] Later, in June 3050, the Seventh Attack Cluster joined with 150th Hellion Lancers to attack Londerholm as part of the Hellion's Fury campaign. They faced Clan Coyote's Sixty-seventh Assault Cluster and Clan Smoke Jaguar's 212th Jaguar Reserve Cluster. The Hellions were initially successful, but the other two Clans joined forces and inflicted heavy losses on the Hellions.[4]

Stationed in 3067 on Strana Mechty.[5]

In 3070 the Cluster moved to Nouveaux Paris with the rest of Alpha Galaxy, arriving in September.[6] Mid 3071 saw Alpha together with Delta Galaxy and the newly arrived Zeta Prime Galaxy form the primary attack force under Khan Montrose. This force moved against Clan Jade Falcon industrial worlds of the Falcon Occupation Zone, fighting in multiple systems.[7]

The exact fate of the Cluster is not recorded, but in 3072 Alpha Galaxy retreated to Vantaa, here along with the remnant of Zeta Prime Galaxy they were assaulted by Clan Jade Falcon's Alpha and Delta Galaxies as well as Clan Hell's Horses's Iota Galaxy. The two understrength Hellion Galaxies took up a defensive position in an industrial complex, as the Hell's Horses advanced the Hellions called in an orbital bombardment from the Cage's Pride. This tore apart the Horse front line but also shattered much of the industrial complex resulting in a toxic spillage of chemicals in the air. Alpha was left in a state of confusion when Khan Montrose was killed during a Falcon flank attack. The Galaxy, including the Seventh, was effective destroyed by combat and toxic fumes.[8]

Officers[edit]

As of 3059 the commanding officer was Khan Asa Taney.[1]

As of 3067 the commanding officer was Khan Raina Montose.[5]

Tactics[edit]

The unit embodied the type of rapid assaults favored by Clan Ice Hellion. Because of this, the Seventh contained nothing heavier than a Medium BattleMech.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3059[edit]

7th Attack Cluster (5 Trinaries/Elite/Fanatical)[1]

  • CO: Khan Asa Taney

3067[edit]

7th Attack Cluster (Elite/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Khan Raina Montose

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 84, "Clan Ice Hellion - Alpha Galaxy".
  2. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 20
  3. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 15
  4. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 38
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 71, "Crudader Clans Deployment Table"
  6. Wars of Reaving, p. 55-6
  7. Wars of Reaving, p. 69
  8. Wars of Reaving, p. 85

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