9th Strike (Clan Coyote)

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9th Strike Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3074)
Nickname The Pack
Parent Formation Delta Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3074 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

The Ninth Strike Cluster defeated a Ice Hellion Flurry Cluster defending the former Smoke Jaguar Beta Industriplex on Londerholm in 3060, suffering over forty percent casualties in the process.[1] The Cluster remained on the plant garrisoning it in 3061.[2] By 3067 they had taken up station on Foster.[3]

Wars of Reaving[edit]

The Ninth along with the rest of Delta Galaxy had laid siege to the Clan Goliath Scorpion enclave on Foster. Delta had slowly been devastating the industrial areas with long range artillery barrages from positions on the hills overlooking the area. In March 3073 Scorpion reinforcements landed on to the planet and led a flanking charge of Delta, quickly overrunning one artillery position. The Sixty-seventh Assault Cluster steadied the Coyotes retreating lines, allowing the Ninth and Thirty-fourth Strike Clusters to counterattack the Scorpion's Gamma Galaxy destroying it. By June 3073 Delta had pulled off planet.[4]

The Ninth was part of the force that assaulted Vinton in August 3073 after months of hard fighting they withdrew in July 3074.[5] In December 3074 the Steel Vipers launched a massive assault on against Clan Coyote on Tamaron with six Galaxies and a large naval force. Delta Galaxy including the Ninth was part of the Coyote defending force. The Vipers made planetfall despite the fierce aerospace attacks. After a week fighting the Viper forces made for their objectives, several major factory complexes in the Apache Mountains before moving on to the capital. The fighting to defend the capital city saw Delta Galaxy and the Ninth destroyed.[6]

Officers[edit]

Between 3061 and 3067 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Ranford Tchernovkov.[1][3]

Tactics[edit]

The ninth form picket lines to engage the enemy.

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Ninth Strike Cluster - Regular/Reliable [1]

3067[edit]

Ninth Strike Cluster - Regular/Reliable [3]

  • 100% full strength with 85% of the force equipped with OmniMechs.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 50, "9th Strike Cluster Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 161
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 76, "Clan Coyote Deployment Table"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 124
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 130-131
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 142-143

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