Delta Galaxy (Clan Goliath Scorpion)
|Unit Profile (as of 3072)|
|Parent Formation||Clan Goliath Scorpion Touman|
Delta Galaxy was considered the best defensive formation available to the Goliath Scorpions. The unit trained extensively to counter the Inner Sphere tactics reported by other Clans. Their mix of Elementals and assault 'Mechs served to destroy any attacker. Delta was stationed in Borodino, a major population center on Dagda in 3061.
Wars of Reaving
With uprisings spreading throughout the lower castes - particularly those lower caste personnel effectively abandoned in the Homeworlds by the Clans attempting to migrate to the Inner Sphere - ilKhan Andrews decreed that any caste members found to be engaging in any form of rebellion or coup would be subject to a Trial of Annihilation for daring to be complicit in an attempt to tear down the Legacy of the Founder. With the Homeworlds awash in a combination of Abjurations, Annihilations and Reavings Andrews was attempting to restore some form of order to the conflicts within the Homeworlds, but his decree was largely ignored. The Goliath Scorpions launched an attack on Brim, foregoing any attempt at issuing a batchall and instead simply dropping two of Delta Galaxy's Clusters directly onto one of the three remaining Snow Raven enclaves.
The Goliath Scorpion warriors who landed were shocked to discover that the enclave - which consisted of a city and a Sylph manufacturing factory - wasn't in fact being protected by Snow Raven warriors, but rather a large Society force, with those Snow Raven warriors who were present most likely either being solahma abandoned by the Snow Ravens during their withdrawal from the Homeworlds or warriors actively recruited by Society members within the Snow Ravens. The Society force demanded a proper batchall, but their demands were ignored by Galaxy Commander Lincoln Dinour and the resulting intense firefight spilled over into a nearby large terraforming research zone. During the battle several of the sealed tanks within the terraforming research area were pierced by stray shots, resulting in a devastating explosion that wiped out half the defending Society forces and the majority of the Goliath Scorpion forces on the ground. An enraged Dinour perceived the explosion as a deliberate trap, and retaliated by ordering the Nightlord-class battleship CGS Atropos to bombard the Snow Raven city from orbit, razing it from the surface of the planet along with the two million people living there.
The devastation inflicted by the Atropos was witnessed by Star Adder forces at a nearby enclave with a mounting sense of horror; Star Colonel Erik Marghar of the Star Adders issued an immediate Trial of Reaving against Galaxy Commander Dinour for his actions, a call to Trial the Dinour accepted. Dinour landed the remainder of Delta Galaxy - the First Eridani Lancers and the Eighth Scorpion Grenadiers - on the Basalt Plans close to the Adder enclave, ready to fight the Trial.
The Goliath Scorpions and the Star Adders fought an intense conflict for an hour before the final victors emerged: the 178th Adder Sentinels, who also managed to claim several Goliath Scorpion warriors as bondsmen. Unbeknown to both Clans, a Society force had gathered nearby, drawn from the forces at the other two Snow Raven enclaves; the Society forces waited for the Goliath Scorpions and Star Adders to exhaust themselves in the trial and begin their battlefield clearup, and then attacked. The Society forces suffered heavy losses, but their advanced equipment and numbers overwhelmed the Star Adders.
Delta Galaxy was destroyed on Brim in 3072, this as well as losses elsewhere convinced Khan Ariel Suvorov to withdraw the Goliath Scorpion forces to their core holdings in the Homeworlds until mid-3073.
As a largely defensive force, Delta Galaxy typically relied on frontal assaults.
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 114, "Delta Galaxy Profile"
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164
- Wars of Reaving, p. 95-96, "Sandbagging the Breach"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 125, "Scorpion Gambit"
- Field Manual: Update, p. 78, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"