Clan Star Adder Touman

The Clan Star Adder Touman is the military arm of Clan Star Adder.

Unit Structure[edit]

Clan Star Adder nominally follows the standard Cluster formation, with three OmniMech, one OmniFighter and one Elemental Trinary. However the Star Adders have long favored the type of mobile warfare embodied by 'Mechs, especially heavy and assault 'Mechs configured to inflict maximum damage, with the result being that little thought was usually given to infantry or air assets. Depending on their unit type then some Clusters will have only an Elemental Binary or a Supernova instead, and/or be supported by only a Binary or even just a single Star of fighters. The exact composition of a Cluster then varies between units, though every Cluster includes a Command Star, usually a Nova formation from which the Star Commander can direct his troops. At the Galaxy level each Galaxy Commander has their own Command Trinary with two to three Support Trinaries, mostly conventional artillery.[1]

Second-line Clusters have fewer OmniMechs, which are generally assigned to commanding officers, with the standard heavy BattleMech as the main fighting machine, though some of these will be as old as the Star League itself. On average second-line Clusters will have only a Star or two of fighters and a Binary or Trinary of Elementals. Garrison Clusters have even fewer 'Mech assets and are instead composed largely of conventional armor and infantry, with two to three of these making up a Provisional Galaxy.[1]

Cluster Type Information
Armored Cavalry Squadrons These Clusters consist mostly of medium and heavy OmniMechs, with a few Stars of light scouts. Four Stars of aerospace support is the norm.
Assault Clusters The backbone of each front-line Galaxy, these units contain heavy and assault OmniMechs. At least one Trinary is made up of faster heavy Omnis such as the Timber Wolf and the Gargoyle.
Dragoon Clusters These Clusters are "jack of all trades", equipped for maximum flexibility with a variety of units.
Cavalier Clusters OmniMechs of every type are assigned to these Clusters, which balance speed with hitting power.
Hussar Clusters Warriors and equipment captured from Clan Burrock mostly populate these Clusters. Fast light and medium OmniMechs are standard, along with a few Stars of fast heavies.
Guards Clusters Heavy in weight and moderate in speed, these Clusters have been among the last to receive armored infantry. Several have yet to receive any.
Gatekeeper Clusters These are Clan Star Adder's solahma units. Seven currently operate with BattleMechs in the Provisional Galaxies. Additional Clusters operate with vehicles or standard infantry. These Clusters do not contain any Elementals, though aerospace fighters are usually present in standard numbers.
Sentinel Clusters These Clusters are standard second line formations. Composition varies widely, though most include a Binary of aerospace fighters. Elementals have recently been assigned to some Clusters.

Touman Structure[edit]

Current Galaxies[edit]

The touman in 3085[2], [3]

Command[edit]

Command
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Adder Command Keshik
(The Light of Command)
Adder Quasar Keshik
(Iron Will)
3067
Adder Command Keshik
Adder Quasar Keshik
Alpha Naval Reserve Star
Beta Naval Reserve Star
Gamma Naval Reserve Star[4]

Alpha Galaxy (Old Blood and Guts)[edit]

Alpha Galaxy
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5th Assault Cluster (Georgie's Gorillas)
11th Armored Cavalry Squadron (Messina Missionaries)
85th Adder Cavaliers (Gallant Steeds)
87th Dragoon Cluster (Ivory Six-Shooters)
191st Adder Guards (Saar Cavaliers)
3067
5th Assault Cluster
11th Armored Cavalry Squadron
85th Adder Cavaliers
87th Dragoon Cluster
191st Adder Guards [5]

Beta Galaxy[edit]

Beta Galaxy
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4th Assault Cluster
10th Armored Cavalry Squadron
15th Armored Cavalry Squadron
73rd Adder Cavaliers
80th Adder Cavaliers

Re-formed in 3062.[6]

Gamma Galaxy (Blood Feud)[edit]

Gamma Galaxy
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9th Armored Cavalry Squadron (Spirit Crushers)
69th Dragoon Cluster (Fighting Gurkhas)
73rd Adder Cavaliers (Scourge of the Highlands)
133rd Hussar Cluster (Tigermen)
3067
3rd Assault Cluster
9th Armored Cavalry Squadron
69th Dragoon Cluster
79th Dragoon Cluster
133rd Hussar Cluster[7]

Delta Galaxy (Thunderstrike)[edit]

Delta Galaxy
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6th Adder Assault Cluster (Vladivostok Flames)
17th Cavalier Cluster (Dreamweavers)
18th Armored Cavalry Squadron (Allah's Will)
132nd Adder Guards (Raleigh Rifles)
206th Hussar Cluster (New Sensation)
3067
6th Adder Assault Cluster
17th Strike Cluster
18th Armored Cavalry Squadron
132nd Adder Guards
206th Hussar Cluster[8]

Epsilon Galaxy (Night Terrors)[edit]

Epsilon Galaxy
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13th Adder Assault Cluster (Arcadian Devils)
42nd Adder Cavaliers (The Answer)
193rd Dragoon Cluster (Restless Spirit)
212th Battle Cluster (Sheet Lightning)
471st Adder Guards (Serpent's Squires)
3067
13th Adder Assault Cluster
42nd Adder Cavaliers
193rd Dragoon Cluster
212th Battle Cluster
471st Adder Guards[9]

Kappa Provisional Galaxy[edit]

Kappa Provisional Galaxy
Sakappa.png 3059
300th Adder Sentinels
417th Adder Sentinels
421st Adder Sentinels
884th Gatekeeper Cluster
1009th Adder Sentinels
3067
1st Star Sentinels
300th Adder Sentinels
417th Adder Sentinels
421st Adder Sentinels
884th Gatekeeper Cluster[10]

Mu Provisional Galaxy[edit]

Mu Provisional Galaxy
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178th Adder Sentinels
383rd Adder Sentinels
935th Gatekeeper Cluster
1001st Adder Sentinels
3067
178th Adder Sentinels
383rd Adder Sentinels
935th Gatekeeper Cluster
1001st Adder Sentinels[11]

Xi Provisional Galaxy[edit]

Xi Provisional Galaxy
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97th Adder Sentinels
235th Adder Sentinels
522nd Adder Sentinels
1015th Adder Sentinels
3067
97th Adder Sentinels
235th Adder Sentinels
522nd Adder Sentinels
1015th Adder Sentinels [12]

Omicron Provisional Galaxy[edit]

Omicron Provisional Galaxy
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271st Adder Sentinels
312th Adder Sentinels
460th Adder Sentinels
983rd Adder Sentinels
1008th Adder Sentinels
3067
271st Adder Sentinels
312th Adder Sentinels
460th Adder Sentinels
983rd Adder Sentinels
1008th Adder Sentinels[13]

Rho Provisional Galaxy[edit]

Rho Provisional Galaxy
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152nd Adder Sentinels
362nd Adder Sentinels
714th Adder Sentinels
1129th Gatekeeper Cluster
3067
152nd Adder Sentinels
362nd Adder Sentinels
714th Adder Sentinels
1129th Gatekeeper Cluster [14]

Sigma Provisional Galaxy[edit]

Sigma Provisional
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428th Adder Sentinels
471st Adder Sentinels
504th Adder Sentinels
822nd Gatekeeper Cluster
1143rd Gatekeeper Cluster
3067
428th Adder Sentinels
471st Adder Sentinels
504th Adder Sentinels
822nd Gatekeeper Cluster
1143rd Gatekeeper Cluster[15]

Tau Provisional Galaxy[edit]

Tau Provisional Galaxy
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286th Adder Sentinels
343rd Adder Sentinels
899th Gatekeeper Cluster
1114th Gatekeeper Cluster
3067
286th Adder Sentinels
343rd Adder Sentinels
899th Gatekeeper Cluster
1114th Gatekeeper Cluster[16]

Former Galaxies[edit]

Upsilon Provisional Galaxy[edit]

Upsilon Provisional Galaxy
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3067
1018th Adder Sentinels
1021st Adder Sentinels
1155th Gatekeeper Cluster[17]

Formed in 3060s, sent to recon the Inner Sphere in 3066.[18]


Naval Assets[edit]

Attached to/Status Ships
Command Keshik Nygaard Sovetskii Soyuz-class Heavy Cruiser
Quasar Keshik Stellar Serpent Aegis-class Heavy Cruiser
Alpha Galaxy Sovereign Right McKenna-class Battleship
Gamma Galaxy Admiral William S. Preston Black Lion-class Battle Cruiser
Delta Galaxy Constantineau Liberator-class Cruiser
Epsilon Galaxy Ares's Might Aegis-class Heavy Cruiser
Alpha Naval Reserve Absolute Truth Nightlord-class Battleship

Exodus Ranger York Class Destroyer
Hagar Lola III-class Destroyer
Vritra Vincent Mk.42-class Corvette
Centaur Vincent Mk.42-class Corvette

Beta Naval Reserve Divine Conquest Sovetskii Soyuz-class Heavy Cruiser

Star Fire York-class Destroyer
Eagle Essex-class Destroyer
Vicious Fang Fredasa-class Corvette
Black Adder Carrack-class Transport

Ready Reserve Exodus Sentinel Yorkclass Destroyer

Warlock Lola III-class Destroyer
Yodan Lola III-class Destroyer
Tehuantepec Essex-class Destroyer
Arcadian Asp Fredasa-class Corvette

On Patrol Exodus Crusader York-class Destroyer

Exodus Avenger York-class Destroyer
Pegasus Vincent Mk.42-class Corvette
Cho Polu Volga-class Transport
Pompeii Volga-class Transport

In Drydock Renown Potemkin-class Troop Cruiser

Cameron's Flame Lola III-class Destroyer

Uniforms and Rank Insignia[edit]

Clan Star Adder Military Rank Insignia
Point positions
Point 1 Point 2 Point 3 Point 4 Point 5
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Clan Star Adder Rank Insignia by service branch[19]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew
Star Commander Star-Adder-StarCommander-MW.png Star-Adder-StarCommander-ASF.png Star-Adder-StarCommander-Elemental.png Star-Adder-StarCommander-Naval.png
Star Captain Star-Adder-StarCaptain-MW.png Star-Adder-StarCaptain-ASF.png Star-Adder-StarCaptain-Elemental.png Star-Adder-StarCaptain-Naval.png
Star Colonel Star-Adder-StarColonel-MW.png Star-Adder-StarColonel-ASF.png Star-Adder-StarColonel-Elemental.png Star-Adder-StarColonel-Naval.png
Galaxy Commander Star-Adder-GalaxyCommander-MW.png Star-Adder-GalaxyCommander-ASF.png Star-Adder-GalaxyCommander-Elemental.png Star-Adder-GalaxyCommander-Naval.png
saKhan Star-Adder-saKahn-MW.png Star-Adder-saKhan-ASF.png Star-Adder-saKahn-Elemental.png Star-Adder-saKahn-Naval.png
Khan Star-Adder-Kahn-MW.png Star-Adder-Khan-ASF.png Star-Adder-Khan-Elemental.png Star-Adder-Kahn-Naval.png

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 118
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, pp. 122-133
  3. Wars of Reaving, p. 168-169
  4. Field Manual Update p. 73
  5. Field Manual Update p. 73
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 51
  7. Field Manual Update p. 73
  8. Field Manual Update p. 73
  9. Field Manual Update p. 73
  10. Field Manual Update p. 74
  11. Field Manual Update p. 74
  12. Field Manual Update p. 74
  13. Field Manual Update p. 73
  14. Field Manual Update p. 74
  15. Field Manual Update p. 74
  16. Field Manual Update p. 74
  17. Field Manual Update p. 74
  18. Field Manual: Updates, p. 51
  19. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 120

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