7th Scorpion Grenadiers (Clan Goliath Scorpion)

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7th Scorpion Grenadiers
Unit Profile (as of 3061)
Nickname The Din of Battle
Parent Formation Delta Galaxy
Formed

The Seventh Scorpion Grenadiers formed a key part of the Scorpion's Delta Galaxy.

History[edit]

They were reorganized in 3061 in order to provide a more balanced force on the battlefield. The unit was working to develop effective methods of using mechanized Battle Armor in their duties.[1] They were part of the Dagda garrison between 3060 and 3067.[2][3]

Wars of Reaving[edit]

The Goliath Scorpions launched an attack on Brim in 3072, foregoing any attempt at issuing a batchall and instead simply dropping two of Delta Galaxy's Clusters directly onto one of the three remaining Snow Raven enclaves, which consisted of a city and a Sylph manufacturing factory. The warriors who landed were shocked to discover that the enclave wasn't in fact being protected by Snow Raven warriors, but rather a large Society force.[4]

The Society force demanded a proper batchall, but their demands were ignored by Galaxy Commander Lincoln Dinour and the resulting intense firefight spilled over into a nearby large terraforming research zone. During the battle several of the sealed tanks within the terraforming research area were pierced by stray shots, resulting in a devastating explosion that wiped out half the defending Society forces and the majority of the Goliath Scorpion forces on the ground, including the Seventh Grenadiers.[4]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Tran.[1] He was still in command in 3067[3]

Tactics[edit]

Trained to maintain tactical flexibility at a Trinary level and skilled in defence and assault.[1] By 3067 all of Delta Galaxy including the Seventh Scorpion Grenadiers were trained extensively in defending against Inner Sphere tactics.[3]

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

7th Scorpion Grenadiers (5 Trinaries/Regular/Fanatical)[1]

  • 1 Command Trinary
  • 1 Assault Trinary
  • 3 Guard Trinaries

Notes[edit]

Field Manual: Updates doesn't show the Seventh Scorpion Grenadiers as part of the Goliath Scorpion touman. However, the 8th Scorpion Grenadiers are listed twice on the Deployment Table on page 78. The 8th Scorpion Grenadiers listed in Delta Galaxy is probably the Seventh, as it has the same duty station and commanding officer as the Seventh listed in Field Manual: Warden Clans.

The confusion between the Seventh and Eighth Grenadiers appears to continue in The Wars of Reaving sourcebook. The Eighth are first listed accompanying the First Eridani Lancers, a Cluster later identified as being part of Delta Galaxy, on a mission to the Periphery. It seems strange that the Galaxy Commander of Rho would take a cluster from another Galaxy on such a mission and strange that Eighth that was directly commanded by him appear subordinate to the Lancers (a cluster commanded by a freeborn warrior). More likely would be a mission by two clusters of the same Galaxy (Delta) the lancers and the Seventh Grenadiers. Later the Eighth are listed as being part of four Clusters from Delta Galaxy that attack Brim in 3072, these Clusters also include the First Eridani Lancers. Again it seems strange that the Galaxy Commander of Rho would allow his own unit to be transferred to another Galaxy. A Galaxy that until this attack had not engaged in combat and was at full strength as listed in Field Manual: Updates plus the additional Lancers Cluster for a total of four Clusters. Again it makes more sense that the grenadier Cluster noted was the Seventh and not the Eighth as stated.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 114, "Delta Galaxy" - 7th Scorpion Grenadiers
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 78
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 95-96, "Sandbagging the Breach"

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