7th Sainze Honor Guard Striker (Clan Fire Mandrill)

7th Sainze Honor Guard Striker Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Fire-Eaters
Parent Formation Kindraa Sainze
Disbanded 3071


The Seventh Sainze Honor Guard Striker has existed since the founding of the Kindraa.[1]

The cluster was nearly broken in the in-fighting between Crusaders and Wardens in the late 3040s.[1]

In 3067 the Seventh was stationed on Dagda.[2]

In late 3068 the Third was part of a force that attacked Niles along with warriors from Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline. They gained Safcon and issued a Batchall for the industrial facility of Industriplex Upsilon. This was defended by the Hells Horse's Eta Galaxy who used the complex's heavy defences to good use, only a surprise flanking maneuver by the Seventh breached the Horse's line to take the facility. Two weeks later in January 3069 the Horse's Beta Galaxy counter attacked and in a swift action defeated the defending Fire Mandrills. Refusing to call in reinforcements the Seventh and the Third Honor Guard Battle fought on in a meat-grinder of a battle that they eventually won. The eventual counter attack overwhelmed the Seventh, although the bulk of the Mandrill on planet escaped.[3]

When Scorpion Khan Ariel Suvorov declared a Trial of Refusal against Garret Sainze's election as ilKhan in February 3071,[4] Sainze met Suvorov's forces on Shadow. In a three-day campaign four Clusters from his Kindraa battled a like number of Goliath Scorpions; by the end of the fighting Sainze had perished, along with most of his warriors.[5] The Clusters involved are not recorded but as a front line it is highly likely the Seventh was in this force and destroyed.


In 3059 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Enraku Sainze.[1] However, by 3067 Hampton Schroeder had taken command.[2]


Composition History[edit]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 46, "Unit Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 76, "Clan Fire Mandrill"
  3. Wars of Reaving, p. 37, "Politics and Problems"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 63-64
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 64, 191