Gyrfalcon Eyrie (Clan Jade Falcon)

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Gyrfalcon Eyrie Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Bloody Hatchlings
Parent Formation Iota Galaxy
Formed


History[edit]

The Gyrfalcon Eyrie Cluster was originally attached to Delta Galaxy during Operation Revival [1] and had fought on Tukayyid. [2] It was rebuilt by Marthe Pryde to reinforce the Jade Falcon Touman after the Refusal War with Clan Wolf. [3]

Jade Falcon Incursion (3058)[edit]

They took part in the Coventry Metal Works in the fight for Coventry. Prior to the assault its warriors had never worked together, even in a training exercise. This lack of coordination would hamper them throughout the campaign. In the initial landings for example, the Coventry Aerospace Defense Force was able to force the Gyrfalcon Eyrie's DropShips to land further away from the plant than intended.[4] Early on in the ground fight around the CMW complex, the Gyrfalcon Eyrie and the Coventry DMM both lost their command staff. This led to a chaotic battle that allowed the Lyran unit to escape. The Gyrfalcons spent the rest of the campaign trying to run the Lyran forces to ground, but their inexperience worked against them.[5]

Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

The inexperienced warriors have yet to develop tactical specialities.

Composition History[edit]

3049-3052[edit]

  • Command Star - 5 BattleMechs
  • Alpha Trinary - 15 BattleMechs
  • Bravo Trinary - 15 BattleMechs
  • Charlie Trinary - 30 Aerospace Fighters
  • Support Vessels
  • Veteran status it was equipped with Star League era 'Mechs.

3057[edit]

  • Command Star - 5 BattleMechs
  • Alpha Trinary - 15 BattleMechs
  • Bravo Trinary - 15 BattleMechs
  • Charlie Trinary - 30 Aerospace Fighters
  • Delta Trinary - 15 BattleMechs
  • Epsilon Trinary - 15 BattleMechs [7]

3058-3059[edit]

Rules[edit]

The Cluster automatically loses the initiative on the first round of combat and suffer a -4 initiative penalty for the second turn. This penalty is reduced by 1 during each subsequent turn, after the fifth there is no penalty [9]

Notes[edit]

  • Unit symbol is a blood kite perched on its nest, feeding its brood.

References[edit]

  1. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 49
  2. Battle of Coventry, p. 19
  3. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, p. 13
  4. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, p. 23
  5. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, p. 24
  6. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 104
  7. The Falcon and the Wolf, p. 19
  8. Battle of Coventry, p. 18-19
  9. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 178

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