8th Scorpion Uhlans (Clan Goliath Scorpion)

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8th Scorpion Uhlans Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3073)
Nickname The Crimson Legion
Parent Formation Gamma Galaxy
Formed unknown
Disbanded 3073

History[edit]

The Eighth Scorpion Uhlans were stationed on Roche to defend the Scorpion's homeworld.[1] In 3067 however, a small detachment was assigned to Strana Mechty.[2]

The Wars of Reaving[edit]

During the assault against Clan Coyote holdings on Glory in December 3071 the Uhlans along with the rest of Gamma Galaxy accompanied Kindraa Mattila-Carrol of Clan Fire Mandrill in a joint operation.[3]

In March of 3073 the Uhlans as part of Gamma Galaxy landed on Foster in an attempt to relieve the siege of the Scorpion enclave of Pillar Prime. Kyrie Ben-Shimon ordered the Cluster to make a charge on the southern flank of the besieging Clan Coyote forces. While the Sixteenth Scorpion Dragoons and the Third Cuirassiers fought off a Coyote air attack the Uhlans and the rest of Gamma pursued the retreating ground forces. The Coyotes fell back to a terrain of broken forest were they turned to face their pursuers. Close quarter fighting broke out and the Coyotes were reinforced by ProtoMechs and BattleMechs of two additional Clusters. Slowly the Uhlans were whittled down until they found themselves overwhelmed. Kyrie Ben-Shimon was killed in this fighting and the Galaxy was forced to retreat off planet with heavy loss.[4]

The survivors of the Cluster formed up with the remnant of Gamma Galaxy, together with Beta Galaxy and the bulk of the Clan's fleet and were ordered back to Foster in June 3073, however they found it empty except for Clan Steel Viper. A Trial of Possession was launched for two of the Viper holdings and the Scorpions granted Safcon. The trials were fought honorably, but the killing of the Viper's commanding officer sparked all out fighting with no quarter given, which ended when the Scorpions called in orbital bombardment against the Viper positions.[4] The fighting on Foster shattered the Uhlans and they were disbanded along with Gamma Galaxy. The surviving warriors were merged into Beta Galaxy. [5]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Josip Posavatz.[1] He was still in command in 3067.[2]

Tactics[edit]

Like all Gamma Galaxy forces, the Eighth Scorpion Uhlans were skilled in driving the enemy toward pre-positioned defensive emplacements.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3060-3073[edit]

8th Scorpion Uhlans (5 Trinaries/Regular/Fanatical)[1][2]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 113, "8th Scorpion Uhlans Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  3. Wars of Reaving, p. 62
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Wars of Reaving, p.124 "Scorpion Gambit"
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p.125 "Scorpion Gambit"

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