Beta Galaxy (Escorpión Imperio)

Gs beta galaxy.png
Beta Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3086)
Nickname The Sand Runners
Parent Formation Imperio Militar Del Escorpión


Clan Goliath Scorpion[edit]

Beta Galaxy is traditionally the most mobile unit in the Scorpion touman. Most of their component units use light and medium weight equipment. As the most mobile unit available, the units of the Galaxy are found on their DropShips, ready to deploy to any trouble spot.[1]

During and after the Great Refusal, Beta Galaxy served as a test-bed for new combined arms techniques that incorporated more extensive AeroSpace support. These tactics were later sent out to other units of the Clan's touman. Beta also tested the Undine battle armor suit.[2]

The Wars of Reaving[edit]

Galaxy Commander Colin Yeh led Beta Naval Star against Clan Snow Raven's naval facilities at Lum in 3069. The Ravens had just beaten off one assault by Clan Star Adder and when Yeh announced a Trial of Possession for the naval yards the exasperated Raven commander bid the entire system's assets. After the yards opened fire they too were considered a fair target. During the three day Trial the Scorpions hunted down every Raven asset shattering the Lum yards. The Ravens asked for Hegira and Colin Yeh ordered the yards salvaged and transported to Roche.[3]

In February 3072 saKhan Nelson Elam led Beta in a Trial of Refusal against Clan Fire Mandrill on Shadow over the election of Garret Sainze to ilKhan. During the three-day campaign the SaKhan was killed and the Sixth Scorpion Hussars and the Twenty-third Scorpion Cuirassiers were destroyed; although the Scorpion force was victorious. [4]

Beta Galaxy and the remnant of Gamma Galaxy together with the bulk of the Clan's fleet were ordered to Foster in June 3073, after Delta had earlier been forced to retreat in the face of stiff resistance from Clan Coyote. Arriving in system 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 by an abtakha warrior of the Twenty-second Uhlans sparked all out fighting with no quarter given. The Vipers declared the Scorpion warriors Dezgra and attacked the Uhlans with overwhelming force crushing them completely. The Third Cuirassiers from Delta Galaxy supported the First Cateran Cluster in the assault on Firebase Nu. The battle ended when the Scorpions called in orbital bombardment against the Viper positions.[5] In the aftermath of this battle the shattered remnant of Gamma Galaxy was merged into Beta Galaxy. [6]

Under the command of saKhan Myers Beta moved to Glory in September 3073 and found their allies Kindraa Mattilla-Carrol under heavy attack from Steel Viper forces. A naval battle erupted as Beta attempted to land on the planet that destroyed three of the escorting WarShips. Beta landed near the city of Portage. Fighters from the 3rd Scorpion Cuirassiers bombed the Viper positions allowing the 10th Scorpion Dragoons to sweep in behind the Vipers' 93rd Assault Cluster and crush them against the Mandrill forces.[6] A dispute broke out between the allied Clan forces, but as they were settling their differences in a Trial of Refusal the Vipers counter-attacked. The 10th Scorpion Dragoons were caught off guard but managed to rally in defence of the wounded saKhan. Orbital bombardment from the Atropos allowed the Galaxy to pull off planet.[7]

In June 3074 the recently elected saKhan Connor Rood took Beta Galaxy to Waypoint 531 and then on a reconnaissance mission in the Deep Periphery.[8]

In 3081 Beta Galaxy landed on Valencia as the Scorpions fled their Abjuration. The planetary defenders, the Fourth Brigada, surrendered as the first Scorpion Star landed.[9]


From 3061 to 3067 the commanding officer was Galaxy Commander Colin Yeh.[1][10]


Beta Galaxy's units often employ hit and run techniques that sucker enemy units out of formation. Once their enemies are drawn out of place, Beta's units surround them and destroy them in detail.[1]

Composition Histoy[edit]

Ground Forces[edit]



  • 1st Cateran Cluster
  • 22nd Scorpion Uhlans



Naval Assets[edit]



  • Beta Naval Star [3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 112, "Beta Galaxy"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 63
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Wars of Reaving, p. 40, "Lamentations And The Raven"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p.64 "Machinations and Manipulations"
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p.124 "Scorpion Gambit"
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Wars of Reaving, p.125 "Scorpion Gambit"
  7. Wars of Reaving, p. 127, "Scorpion Gambit"
  8. Wars of Reaving, p. 130, "The Goliath Deception"
  9. Wars of Reaving, p. 158, "Escorpión Imperio (Periphery Nation)"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: Update, p. 78, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"