Gamma Galaxy (Clan Steel Viper)

Gamma Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3075)
Nickname Striking Serpent Galaxy
Parent Formation Clan Steel Viper Touman


Operation Revival[edit]

Gamma Galaxy was one of four Galaxies allocated by Clan Steel Viper to the invasion of the Inner Sphere, the others being Alpha, Beta and Zeta. Gamma Galaxy fought on Twycross and captured it during the invasion.[1]


Gamma took massive losses on Tukayyid, firstly against the Sixth Division at Devil's Bath. Taking heavy losses it had to be rescued by Zeta Galaxy. Subsequently it moved against the fresh 321st and 401st Divisions. This time it was shattered holding the ComGuards at bay, it received over 60% casualties. [2] [3]

Post Invasion[edit]

The need to rebuild left Gamma out of most of the post-invasion Trials against the Jade Falcons, although subunits did fight on Parakoila and Trell I.[4]

Ejection from the Inner Sphere[edit]

Gamma took heavy losses against the Falcons during the Vipers' withdrawal from the Inner Sphere. These losses resulted in the 51st and 94th Clusters being merged.[5] After returning to the Clan Home Worlds the Galaxy settled into a garrison posting on Arcadia. [6]

The Reaving[edit]

On Londerholm in 3073 the Galaxy ran up against forces of Clan Coyote and the Society. After a prolonged battle, the Steel Vipers emerged victorious, but at woeful cost. The populace of the planet was found to have been subject to experiments by the scientists, and sometimes showed physical signs of genetic tampering and mutation. [7][8]

IlKhan Andrews' violation of the Council's rules and traditions by shooting Khan N'Buta during the meeting pushed the Cloud Cobra Khan Hollyann Kardaanto condemned the act as evidence of the Steel Vipers' corruption, calling for an Annihilation of the Clan. Unable to fight off the combined home world Clans the Vipers and Gamma Galaxy were wiped out.[9]


Between 3061 and 3067 the Commanding Officer was Galaxy Commander James Andrews.


The individual Clusters combine and work well as a massed unit.

Composition History[edit]



  • Galaxy Command Star
  • 57th Striker Cluster
  • 94th Battle Cluster
  • 423rd Assault Cluster
  • 428th Assault Cluster
  • Gamma Cluster


  • Invading Clans lists a Star Colonel Jim (sic) Andrews as Commander of Gamma in 3055. It is not clear if this is supposed to be the same officer listed in Field Manual: Warden Clans.


  1. Invading Clans, p. 85-91
  2. Invading Clans, p. 86-87
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 145
  4. Invading Clans, p. 90
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 65
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 80
  7. The Wars of Reaving, p. 106-107
  8. The Wars of Reaving, p. 111-112
  9. The Wars of Reaving, p.149-150