Blackjack Training Battalion

Blackjack Training Battalion
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname none
Parent Formation AFFC
Formed unknown

Destroyed during the Clan Invasion, Blackjack Training Battalion was the training unit of the Blackjack School of Conflict.


Present on Blackjack in August 3050 when the Clan Jade Falcon's Gyrfalcon Galaxy arrived as part of their Clans fourth invasion wave, the cadets of the Blackjack Training Battalion suffering losses of 80% against the elite Falcon warriors. [1]

Despite the low opinion of the Blackjack school held by many in the LCAF, some considering its graduates almost bandits, the Jade Falcon's 2nd Falcon Jaegers were suitably impressed by their performance, considering them among the most honorable Inner Sphere opponents they'd encountered. Their regard was such at one of the Gyrfalcon Star Colonel's was to later remark that the Blackjack cadets had passed their Trial of Position to become warriors, claiming a number of them as bondsman and allowing the remainder of the survivors to evacuate. [1][2]

The most famous of those taken as Bondsman, Cadet Mark Harris earned the Falcon's awe when he launched an impromptu Trial of Possession for his family's home, successfully defeating the opposing OmniMech. Rising quickly through the Falcon's Warrior Caste, by 3062 Star Captain Mark was the highest ranking Inner Sphere adoptee in the Falcons and the third highest ranked of Inner Sphere bondsman among all the Clans in the Clan Invasion era, behind only Ragnar Magnusson and Phelan Kell having risen higher. [1] [3] [4]


In 3050 the Battalion was commanded by Kommandant Dean Bristow.[5]


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Composition History[edit]


Blackjack Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[6]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 41 "Fourth Wave - Blackjack - August 3050"
  2. Double Down
  3. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 107 "Clan Jade Falcon - Epsilon Galaxy - 1st Falcon Jaegers
  4. Era Report: 3062, p. 57 "Factions - Clan Jade Falcon - First Falcon Jaegers (The Golden Wings)
  5. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 41
  6. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138