Epsilon Galaxy (Clan Wolf)

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Epsilon Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Gray Wolves
Parent Formation Clan Wolf Touman
Formed

History[edit]

Operation Revival[edit]

During Operation Revival Epsilon Galaxy was considered the weakest of Clan Wolf's five Galaxies due to the fact it was composed mostly of freeborns and those trueborns too old to continue their service in other units. Given second-rate equipment and assigned garrison duties, those times when the Galaxy was not completely ignored it was often blamed for any troubles to have befallen Clan Wolf, while any success if noticed was chalked up to luck.[1]

However Ulric Kerensky was far more lenient and understanding of Epsilon Galaxy during his service as senior Khan.[1] When it came time for Clan Wolf to increase its pace and be the first to reach Terra, Khan Kerensky utilized Epsilon Galaxy for the first time in front-line combat when the Dorbeng Garrison Cluster was used to simultaneously conquer two worlds, Bruben and Hermagor, during the Third Wave in June 3050.[2] This Cluster was used again along with the Green Keshik to conquer the strategically important world of New Oslo during the Fourth Wave in July.[3] During the Fifth Wave Epsilon Galaxy was far more active and conquered multiple worlds. In November 3051 the Choyer and Gurbeng Clusters took Cusset while the Green Keshik, Nega and Dorbeng Clusters secured Laurent.[4] Two months later in December Hainfeld, Karston and Wheel were taken, the first by the Green Keshik, Nega and Dorbeng Clusters, the second by Choyer and the third by Gurbeng.[5] Finally in April 3052 the Green Keshik and Dorbeng Cluster captured Ramsau, the last world conquered by Clan Wolf before the Battle of Tukayyid.[6]

3054[edit]

In 3054 ComStar made an analysis of the location of all known Clan units operating in the Inner Sphere, however Epsilon Galaxy was misidentified during this time as Sigma Galaxy in their final report.[7]

Refusal War[edit]

The Galaxy survived the initial fighting of the Trial of Refusal to be absorbed by Clan Jade Falcon after the Battle of Wotan and form part of the Jade Wolves.[8] After the Refusal War Epsilon was disbanded. The Green Keshik was transferred to Theta Galaxy. [9]

Republic Era[edit]

Epsilon Galaxy was rebuilt sometime after the Jihad. It had not formed by 3085. During the move of the Wolf Clan from their Occupation Zone to the new location on the Free Worlds League/Lyran Commonwealth border, Epsilon was able to easily take many Lyran supply depots. The Galaxy rebuilt from this isorla and as such became known for its heavy and assault units. Wolf commanders feel that this preponderance of weight makes the Galaxy too slow for offensive operations, so it found itself stationed on the systems at the center of the Wolf Empire as a defensive unit.[10]

Officers[edit]

In 3044 the Galaxy's commanding officer was Galaxy Commander Djuna Kerensky when an accident claimed her life. Her position was then given over to Galaxy Commander Anton Fetladral, who commanded the unit during Operation Revival. His aide-de-camp was Star Captain Bihur.[1]

In 3057 after the end of the Refusal War Epsilon Galaxy was commanded by Galaxy Commander Jared Ch'in.[11]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Galaxy Commander Nils Carns. His aide is Star Colonel Damon Ward.[12]

Tactics[edit]

The unusual composition of Epsilon Galaxy's Clusters came about following the capture of Star Colonel Vlad Dinour of Clan Goliath Scorpion in 3012, who brought with him his Clan's traditions of unique mixed Trinaries. The even number of 'Mech, Elemental and fighter Stars in each Trinary makes them ideal for defensive operations while still providing a potent offensive punch.[13]

Composition History[edit]

3052-3058[edit]


(Epsilon Galaxy also had nominal control over all Provisional Garrison Clusters within the Wolf Clan Occupation Zone)[1]

3145[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The Wolf Clan's Epsilon Galaxy was misidentified as Sigma Galaxy in Objective Raids (see page 32). This misidentification appears to continue into Field Manual: Crusader Clans.
  • Clan Wolf in Exile also has an Epsilon Galaxy in 3058 comprising two understrength Garrison Clusters noted in The Falcon and the Wolf page 57. This Galaxy does not appear in Field Manual: Warden Clans or later sourcebooks.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 105
  2. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 59
  3. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 64
  4. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 64
  5. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 66-67
  6. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 69
  7. Objective Raids, p. 32
  8. The Falcon and the Wolf, p. 42
  9. Field Manual Crusader Clans, p.146
  10. Field Manual: 3145, p. 159
  11. The Falcon and the Wolf, p. 46
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
  13. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 104

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