Clan Steel Viper Touman

The Clan Steel Viper Touman was the military arm of Clan Steel Viper.

Unit Structure[edit]

Most front-line Clusters conformed to the standard Clan doctrine of three OmniMech, one Elemental and one OmniFighter Trinary. Medium and heavy-weight 'Mechs comprise most of these 'Mech assets, with light and assault 'Mechs restricted to specialist units. However, though they field the same number of aerospace fighters as other Clans, Steel Viper aerospace Points contain only one fighter rather than the standard two, and proportionally a large number are assigned escort duty to WarShips and other spacecraft. This leaves ground units much more vulnerable to air assaults than other Clan units.[1]

Second-line Clusters vary their composition based on their specialist role. Fang Clusters deploy three BattleMech Trinaries and a conventional infantry Trinary while Phalanx Clusters reverse this by deploying three infantry Trinaries and one 'Mech. Legion Clusters deploy two each of 'Mech and conventional infantry, and all three include an aerospace Trinary. This willingness to use non-solahma conventional infantry is unique among the Clans, though for the most part these forces are little seen outside garrison Clusters. While combat vehicles are also used by second-line clusters, they are less common.[1]

Another unique feature is all Steel Viper warriors are trueborn; even second-line units are composed of truebirth warriors who simply did not test well during their final Trial of Position.[1]

The Steel Vipers also maintain specialist Star formations which are almost all "pure" unit types, the exception being Rattler and Molt Stars.[1]

Type Information
Krait Assault Star (Heavy to Assault 'Mechs)
Boa Battle Star (Medium to Heavy 'Mechs)
Mamba Striker Star (Light to Medium 'Mechs)
Rattler Reinforced Star (Five OmniMechs and Five Elemental Points)
Cobra Elemental Star
Adder Aerospace Star
Viper Conventional Infantry Star
Asp Vehicle Star
Molt Ad-hoc Combined-Arms Star
Head Command Star

Touman Structure[edit]

Former Galaxies[edit]

Triasch Kehsik[edit]

Triasch Kehsik
3052-3058
Triasch Keshik
Steel Viper Naval Reserve
3067
Triasch Keshik
Steel Viper Naval Reserve

Alpha Galaxy (Steel Viper Galaxy)[edit]

Alpha Galaxy
Svalpha.png 3051-52
1st Viper Guards
4th Viper Guards
250th Assault Cluster
333rd Combat Assault Cluster
400th Assault Cluster
3060
Triasch Keshik
1st Viper Guards
2nd Viper Guards
4th Viper Guards
400th Assault Cluster
Alpha Solahma Cluster
Alpha Newt Cluster
3067
1st Viper Guards
2nd Viper Guards
400th Assault Cluster
Alpha Newt Cluster

Beta Galaxy (Steel Fangs Galaxy)[edit]

Beta Galaxy
Svbeta.png 3051-3053
Viper Fusiliers
126th Striker Cluster
104th Assault Cluster
3059
Viper Fusiliers
126th Striker Cluster
195th Striker Cluster
233rd Battle Cluster
9th Viper Guards
Beta Newt Trinary
3067
Steel Fang Strike Star
Viper Fusiliers
126th Striker Cluster
195th Striker Cluster
233rd Battle Cluster
Beta Newt Cluster

Gamma Galaxy (Striking Serpent Galaxy)[edit]

Gamma Galaxy
Svgamma.png 3053-3061
423rd Assault Cluster
428th Assault Cluster
51st Battle Cluster
94th Battle Cluster
57th Striker Cluster
3062-3067
423rd Assault Cluster
428th Assault Cluster
94th Battle Cluster
57th Striker Cluster
Gamma Cluster

Delta Galaxy (The Fer-De-Lance Galaxy)[edit]

Delta Galaxy
Svdelta.png 3052
51st Battle
61st Striker Cluster
93rd Assault Cluster
202nd Striker
3059
61st Striker Cluster
93rd Assault Cluster
104th Assault Cluster
3067
61st Striker Cluster
93rd Assault Cluster
104th Assault Cluster
Steel Coil Patrol Star

Nu Galaxy (Buto Galaxy)[edit]

Nu Galaxy
Svnu.png 3059
14th Viper Regulars
17th Viper Regulars
131st Phalanx
29th Fang
33rd Phalanx
3067
14th Viper Regulars
17th Viper Regulars
131st Phalanx
29th Fang
33rd Phalanx


Zeta Galaxy[edit]

Zeta Galaxy
Svzeta.png 3052
2nd Fang
38th Phalanx
71st Phalanx
3054-3067
1st Fang
2nd Fang
38th Phalanx
71st Phalanx

Omicron Galaxy[edit]

Omicron Galaxy
Clan Steel Viper.jpg 3068-3072
Unknown

Rho Galaxy[edit]

Rho Galaxy
Svrho.png 3054-3067
5th Legion
3rd Fang
4th Fang
141st Phalanx
164th Phalanx

Chi Galaxy[edit]

Chi Galaxy
Svchi.png 3054-3067
1st Legion
5th Viper Regulars
11th Viper Regulars

Psi Galaxy[edit]

Psi Galaxy
Svpsi.png 3054
144th Phalanx
165th Phalanx
3059-3065
144th Phalanx
165th Phalanx
83rd Fang

Omega Galaxy[edit]

Omega Galaxy
Svomega.png 3054-3059
9th Fang
10th Fang
80th Fang
167th Phalanx
3067
10th Fang
80th Fang
167th Fang
144th Phalanx
83rd Fang

Naval Assets[edit]

3067[2][edit]

3070[edit]

Uniforms and Rank Insignia[edit]

Military Rank Insignia
Uniform Rank Insignia Point Rank Point Insignia
[[]]
Point Commander SteelViper-PointCommander.png Point 1 SteelViper-Point1.png
Star Commander SteelViper-StarCommander.png Point 2 SteelViper-Point2.png
Star Captain SteelViper-StarCaptain.png Point 3 SteelViper-Point3.png
Star Colonel SteelViper-StarColonel.png Point 4 SteelViper-Point4.png
Galaxy Commander SteelViper-GalaxyCommander.png Point 5 SteelViper-Point5.png
Khan SteelViper-Khan.png

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 138
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 67, "Naval Assets"

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