9th Talon (Clan Jade Falcon)

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9th Talon Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Falcon Lancers
Parent Formation Gamma Galaxy
Formed


History[edit]

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In 3055, elements of the cluster (approximately a Trinary in strength) took part in the invasion of Borghese in the Federated Commonwealth, nominally under the invitation of the Borghese government. (Which had been overthrown in a violent coupe.) This plot was foiled by the mercenary Black Thorns, that surprised the Falcons and ultimately drove them from the planet. [1] Also in 3055, Star Captain Nerran McKenna was prohibited from returning to the Clan Homeworlds to handle some McKenna Bloodname issues. This led to a rupturing of Clan Snow Raven/Clan Jade Falcon relations.[2]

The Ninth was assigned to garrison Butler in 3067.[3]

After the Jihad ended, the Ninth Talon was stationed on Colmar. They spent most of their time there and grew lazy and complacent. They were totally unprepared for an assault on Trell I and the resulting counterattack by Clan Hell's Horses. This failure was exactly the motivation they needed to improve, and two years later they were considered one of the preeminent Clusters in the Falcon touman. During the internal political conflict between Jana Pryde and Malvina Hazen, the Ninth supported Khan Pryde. However, once Malvina defeated Pryde, the Ninth was a loyal unit.[4]

In 3139 the Ninth faced elements of Clan Wolf-in-Exile on Sargasso.[5] They drove the Wolves away, but the fighting cost them many warriors, including Star Colonel Yaroslav.[4] They faced the Second Wolf Guards Grenadiers Cluster. The Ninth lost much of its AeroSpace Fighter support to accurate fire provided by the Second's Aesir AA tanks.[6] Sargasso's population was restive in 3142 and the Ninth was assigned to cow the population. The citizens were supported by Clan Wolf-in-Exile troops, but the Ninth was able to force the Wolves off world and put down the insurrection.[7]

Officers[edit]

As of 3059 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Dev Iler. He was still in command in 3067.[3]

The unit was commanded by Star Colonel Yaroslav, an unblooded warrior, in 3139.[8]

Tactics[edit]

Composition History[edit]

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Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. The Black Thorns pp. 30-32
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 121
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 72
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 65
  5. A Bonfire of Worlds, p. 190
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, p. 22
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, p. 42
  8. A Bonfire of Worlds, p. 190

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