9th Raven Striker (Clan Snow Raven)

Clan Snow Raven Insignia.png
Unit Profile (as of 3061)
Nickname The Snow Hunters
Parent Formation Alpha Galaxy
Formed

History[edit]

The Great Refusal[edit]

In the aftermath of the Great Refusal the Ninth Raven Striker Cluster was among the forces deployed to Circe to secure the former Nova Cat and Smoke Jaguar enclaves, facing off against forces from Clan Wolf. One of the ironies of the battles on Circe was that the Ninth was at the command of Star Colonel Marilena Reinhold at the time - Marilena being an abtakha captured from the Wolves in 3043, and trusted to command the Ninth because of how well she'd integrated into the Snow Ravens in the following years. As of 3061 the Ninth was the unit holding the Kerensky Pennant.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

After relocating to the Inner Sphere the Ninth was used mostly to hunt bandits and pirates. This duty, though important to the Raven's allies, wasn't something the Ninth took pride in.[2]

The Dark Age[edit]

In the mid-3140s the Ninth and the other elements within Alpha Galaxy replaced Beta Galaxy in the systems obtained from the Draconis Combine following the Palmyra Debacle. Viewed as being given Beta Galaxy's leavings, the assignment went poorly for the Ninth, particularly following Alpha Galaxy's earlier embarrassing defeats. Accustomed to displaying a highbrow attitude towards the population of the Raven Alliance, the Ninth's attempts to take the same approach with the population of Sinope resulted in a combination of violent protests and industrial strikes. The inhabitants of Sinope were convinced that it was only a matter of time before the Combine reasserted control over the planet, and had no wish to be identified as collaborating with an enemy of the Dragon. Similar problems were rife on Bad News and Zalaf, and massacres were reported on all three worlds, with all of Alpha Galaxy ill-equipped to deal with civilian protests.[3]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Marilena Reinhold.[4] She was still in command in 3067.[2] By3085 Star Colonel Krystal Siegel was commanding the Ninth.[5] In 3145 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Lloyd Harper.[6]

Tactics[edit]

The Ninth was skilled in arctic operations, but less well suited to desert operations.[2]

Unit Insignia[edit]

The unit insignia of the Ninth was white disc with a pair of avian eyes set upon it.[1]

Composition[edit]

3061[edit]

Ninth Raven Striker Cluster (Elite/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Star Colonel Marilena Reinhold[1]
- At this point in time the Ninth was stationed on Circe.[4] The Ninth consisted of the OmniMech Trinaries, one Elemental Trinary and one OmniFighter Trinary.[citation needed]

3067[edit]

Ninth Raven Striker Cluster (Elite/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Star Colonel Cain Harper
- At this point in time the Ninth was stationed on Farstar and was operating at full strength. The Ninth was fully equipped with Omni-technology.[7]

3085[edit]

Ninth Raven Striker Cluster (Elite/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Khan Krystal Siegel
- At this point in time the Ninth was stationed on Weisau and was still fully equipped with Omni-technology, but was operating at less than ninety percent of full strength.[5]

3145[edit]

Ninth Raven Striker Cluster (Veteran/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Star Colonel Lloyd Harper
- At this point in time the Ninth was stationed on Sinope alongside the First Raven Phalanx. The Ninth was operating at less than ninety percent of full strength and a little more than half of the Cluster was equipped with Omni-technology.[6]

Notes[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

3085[edit]

  • The elements of Alpha Galaxy including the Ninth Raven Striker may deploy a maximum of three Stars of OmniMechs in any given scenario.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 128, "Alpha Galaxy: Swift Wing Galaxy"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Historical Turning Points: Antallos, p. 9
  3. Field Manual: 3145, p. 165, "Alpha Galaxy"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165, "Alpha Galaxy (Swift Wing Galaxy)"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 128, "Alpha Galaxy (Swift Wing Galaxy)"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 173, "Alpha Galaxy (Swift Wing Galaxy)"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 79, "Corvus Keshik"
  8. Field Manual: 3085, p. 191, "Alpha Galaxy (Raven Alliance)"

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