Delta Galaxy (Clan Ice Hellion)

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Delta Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3072)
Nickname Dauntless Hunters
Parent Formation Clan Ice Hellion Touman
Formed
Disbanded 3072 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

Delta Galaxy deploys the largest number of freeborn warriors of all the Hellion front line Galaxies, even allowing them into command trinaries. This practice has caused some friction within the unit.[1]

After Clan Smoke Jaguar's annihilation in 3060 by the new Star League Defense Force's Task Force Serpent and elements that had participated in Operation Bulldog, Delta Galaxy was assigned the task of assaulting Huntress in order to claim the dead Clan's technology for Clan Ice Hellion.[2]

Delta successfully took control of the Path of the Warrior Peninsula. There the unit secured Clan Smoke Jaguar's ProtoMech technology.[2] The Galaxy thus became the only formation in the Hellion Touman to field ProtoMechs in significant numbers. Combined with the attachment of two Flurry Clusters by 3067, Delta was considered equal in strength to Alpha Galaxy at this point.[2]

In 3070 the Galaxy move to Nouveaux Paris, arriving in September. Upon arrival Galaxy Commander Damon Haskins faced Clan Hell's Horses Khan James Cobb in an arm-wrestling contest for the provisions stored on Nouveaux Paris. Cobb won but proposed a combined strategy with the Hellions.[3] While still on Nouveaux Paris it began preparations for the Hellion assault on the Inner Sphere, along with Alpha Galaxy, Beta Galaxy, and Zeta Galaxy. By October all the forces were in place for the operation to commence.[4] A Naval Star had been attached to the Galaxy for the assault.[5]

By the middle of 3071, Delta Galaxy was attacking industrial worlds held by Clan Jade Falcon, as part of Khan Montrose's Primary Force. The Galaxy captured Golandrinas and Persistence.[6]

The Falcons' counter attack retook several systems including Golandrinas.[7] Delta Galaxy landed on Wotan to recapture it, but instead found itself dragged into a two month conflict. After two months, Delta left Wotan in Falcon hands. Delta then attacked Steelton, finding the system defended by Hell's Horses warriors. The Horse's aerospace units inflicted some losses on Delta as it grounded, but enough forces remained to defeat the defending 21st and 22nd Mechanized Assault Clusters. Steelton was also a supply point for the Horses. Capturing the supply stockpiles helped Delta rebuild, although Galaxy Commander Hawkins was killed in the fighting.[5] In early 3072 Delta pulled back to Evciler along with other Ice Hellion units. The Jade Falcons landed three Galaxies on the world and Delta Galaxy was destroyed in the fighting.[8]

Officers[edit]

As of 3059 the commanding officer was Galaxy Commander Drew Norizuchi. He was the oldest warrior still in front-line service, and his accumulated wisdom led to an appreciation of his Freeborn warriors.[1]

As of 3067 the commanding officer was Galaxy Commander Damon Hawkins, a former Clan Ghost Bear warrior who is widely credited with turning Delta into the Ice Hellions' most capable Galaxy. He was aided by Star Colonel Jude Hildenrath.[2][9]

Tactics[edit]

Delta Galaxy was trained to fight in extreme conditions on some of the most inhospitable environments of the Pentagon Worlds. This led to the adoption of Jump Jets on most of the Galaxy's BattleMechs.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3059-3067[edit]

Delta Galaxy

3068[edit]

Delta Galaxy [10]

  • 2nd Assault Cavaliers
  • 33rd Striker Irregulars
  • 53rd Striker Irregulars

Rules[edit]

All units in Delta gain +1 to initiative in hostile environments as well as woods or mountains. If none of these terrains are present then the units receive a -1 penalty. Warriors also receive a -1 to pilot rolls in hostile environments.[11]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Manual: Crusading Clans, p. 86, "Delta Galaxy Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 47, "Delta Galaxy Profile"
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 55
  4. Wars of Reaving, p. 55-6
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 71
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 69
  7. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 28
  8. The Wars of Reaving, p. 84
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 72, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table - 3067"
  10. Wars of Reaving, p. 36
  11. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 177

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