Epsilon Galaxy (Clan Coyote)

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Epsilon Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3074)
Nickname The Stalking Coyotes
Parent Formation Clan Coyote Touman
Formed
Disbanded 3074 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

Epsilon Galaxy was considered below strength in the early 3050s, but was boosted by the relocation of forces after Khan Sullivan Koga's decommissioning of Gamma Galaxy. Initially, many warriors fought the changes that were occurring, in spite of Galaxy Commander Raven Clearwater's efforts at fighting the opposition. Star Colonel Silas Kufahl, a primary focus of dissent, would eventually put aside his differences with Clan Coyote leadership, working to unite the Galaxy and avoid a larger internal conflict.[1]

In 3062 Epsilon Galaxy raided Huntress for ProtoMech samples, although largely successful Khan Sullivan Koga was killed during the Trial of Possession. Epsilon would go on to attempt to capture an enclave on Atreus [1][2] Sometime after 3065 Epsilon Galaxy received three Stars of ProtoMechs and assigned them to the Twelfth Battle Cluster.[2]

The Society Revolt[edit]

Epsilon was one of six Coyote Galaxies to join the Society revolt.[3] In January 3072 Epsilon and Delta Galaxy launched a devastating assault from the Coyote enclave on Babylon against the holdings of Clan Ice Hellion, Clan Diamond Shark and Clan Cloud Cobra. The two Stars of defending Hellions were cut down to a warrior. The Diamond Shark Alpha Galaxy put up the stiffest resistance. The Sharks eventually witdrew but not before the 39th Strike Cluster had been destroyed.[4]

In August 3073 Epsilon along with Delta and Rho Galaxies arrived in the Vinton system. A short naval engagement followed against the defending Diamond Shark fleet. The Coyotes transmitted a "Network Virus" that disabled the Shark SDS.The Coyote Galaxies dropped onto the planet accompanied by three clusters of Society troops. The Shark's Fifteen Cruiser Cluster’s Attack Squadron strafed the Coyote DropShips as they came in to land, prompting to Coyote naval assets to bombard the planet. The Sharks threw everything they had against the invaders including ten of the newly raised Vinton Defense Clusters. The Ninety-fifth Strike Cluster was destroyed in the fighting which drew on for many months. In January 3074 the Shark launched a counter-attack at Pearl City devastating the 58th Battle Cluster, the 49th Battle Cluster and much of Epsilon's Silver Keshik. Although none of the Shark warriors of this attack survived the Clan continued to resist the Coyote advance, however by March 3074 the Coyotes had won the war of attrition and captured every major city. The Coyotes stripped the planet of valuable material and bombarded what was left when they withdrew in July 3074.[5]

In December 3074 the Steel Vipers launched a massive assault on against Clan Coyote on Tamaron with six Galaxies and a large naval force. Epsilon Galaxy was part of the Coyote defending force. The Viper warships opened up holes in the Coyote SDS allowing the DropShips a path through. The Vipers Alpha Galaxy led the way but it wasn't long until all six Galaxies had made planetfall despite the fierce aerospace attacks. After a week fighting the Vipers finally forced the remnant of the Coyote navy to flee. The ground forces made for their objectives, several major factory complexes in the Apache Mountains. The fighting to defend these saw both Epsilon and Lambda Galaxies destroyed.[6]

Officers[edit]

Between 3055 and 3067 the commanding officer was Galaxy Commander Raven Clearwater.[1][7][2]

Tactics[edit]

Use terrain and weather to maneuver around the enemy to prod their flanks and assess their strength before launching a final assault when they assess the time is right.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3055-3062[edit]

Epsilon Galaxy [1]

3062-3067[edit]

Epsilon Galaxy

Rules[edit]

Epsilon may make off-board movement at any point or alternatively set up half its force under hidden unit rules at the start of a battle. All 'Mechs mount searchlights.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 51, "Epsilon Galaxy Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 57
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 95
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 94
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 130-131
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 142-143
  7. Field Manual: Update, p. 51, "Clan Coyote Deployment Table"
  8. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 178

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