Kindraa Sainze (Clan Fire Mandrill)
|Unit Profile (as of 3059)|
|Parent Formation||Clan Fire Mandrill Touman|
Kindraa Sainze was the strongest of the Clan Fire Mandrill's Kindraas for many years. They had a long history of conflict with Kindraa Payne. However, in 3066 they had forgiven most of their ancient enmity.
The Kindraa Sainze was founded by a Draconis Combine citizen, and the tradition of seppuku survived for the entire history of the Clan. Any Sainze accepted as a bondsman by another Clan was never accepted back into the Kindraa, and so the captured warrior would commit seppuku to prevent the destruction of their genetic legacy.
Kindraa Sainze was mostly composed of MechWarrior Bloodnames, with the rest split evenly between Elementals and AeroSpace pilots. In 3059 the Kindraa had three front line Clusters and two second line Clusters. In a change from normal Clan practices, freeborns could train as warriors if they could prove they had an acceptable Trueborn warrior within three generations in their lineage (that is, a freeborn who had a trueborn great-grandparent, grandparent, or parent). Rumors suggested that the Sainze scientist caste would occasionally mix in genes from exceptional Sainze freeborn warriors, but nothing was ever proved.
In 3067 a grievance between Kindra Sainze and Kindraa Beyl-Grant exploded. The Sainzes sent three Clusters against Beyl-Grant and inflicted heavy losses. The Sainzes withdrew when Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga and Kindraa Payne joined forces to protect the Beyl-Grants. They then turned their fury on Kindraa Kline, and inflicted so many losses that the Klines had to join Kindraa Mick-Kreese.
These operations reduced their size, but they could still put three front line Clusters into the field.
 Composition History
Each Cluster of the Kindraa Sainze was organized with a Trinary of 'Mechs, Aerospace Fighters, and Elementals, supported by a mixed Trinary of 'Mechs and Elementals.
- Kindraa Command Trinary
- 3rd Sainze Honor Guard Battle
- 7th Sainze Honor Guard Striker
- 53rd Assault
- 14th Sainze Rear Guard Battle
- 19th Sainze Rear Guard Striker
- 1 WarShip
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 43
- ↑ Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 40
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 42
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 46, "Kindraa Sainze Profile"
- ↑ Field Manual: Updates, p. 43
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 70