Iota Galaxy (Clan Jade Falcon)
|Unit Profile (as of 3145)|
|Parent Formation||Clan Jade Falcon Touman|
As of 3059, Iota Galaxy holds the Spinward section of the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone. They weren't able to meet all of their defensive needs in 3067, as several Clusters were understrength. Another, the Seventy-third Striker Cluster, was soundly defeated by the Blue Star Irregulars and found itself demoted to second-line status for its poor performance, including the loss of a WarShip.
In 3074 or early 3075 Iota Galaxy launched an attack on the Lyran Alliance world of Zanderij. Zanderij was garrisoned by mercenary units at the time: Greenburg's Godzillas, the Tooth of Ymir and Thor's Hammers. The Thor's Hammers mercenary unit, commanded by Major Napoleon Hobart, had recently taken receipt of a battery of newly-manufactured Helepolis 'Mechs which had been organized into a battery of Artillery 'Mechs commanded by Captain Gustav Colt. Colt was a veteran artilleryman from the 12th Star Guards, a multi-regiment mercenary unit destroyed during the initial Clan invasion. Colt and the motley collection of 'Mechs armed with artillery weapons known as "Hobart's Funnies" proved hugely effective against the Jade Falcon forces, pinning Iota Galaxy down with a constant artillery barrage and preventing the Falcon forces from breaking out of their initial landing zone. Iota Galaxy attempted to remove Colt's forces by launching a head-hunting attack using Elementals, only to discover that the Hammers had predicted the attack and screened the Funnies extensively with conventional forces; the Elementals were wiped out by the Hammers, leaving the surviving elements of Iota Galaxy little option but to withdraw.
The warriors of Iota Galaxy were not affected by the Rending, and so in 3140 they were ordered to assault Melissia. Shocking observers, Iota actually took the world and secured the new border with the Lyran Commonwealth. After taking Melissia, Iota became a favorite target of raids by LCAF mercenaries. Iota was unable to respond quickly to these raids, and chose to vent their frustration on local civilian towns and infrastructure. This only hurt Iota more, as civilians began to create a resistance movement.
- Second Falcon Jaegers
- Fifth Talon
- Fifty-first Garrison
- Seventy-third Striker
- 305th Assault
- Gyrfalcon Eyrie
- Third Falcon Swoop Cluster
- Fifth Talon
- Fifty-first Garrison Cluster
- Seventh Mixed Cluster
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 104, "Iota Galaxy - Clan Jade Falcon"
- Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 75
- Technical Readout: 3075, p. 182, "HEP-2H Helepolis"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 157
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 169, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Jade Falcon"