Omicron Galaxy (Clan Ghost Bear)

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Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname
Parent Formation Clan Ghost Bear Touman
Formed

History[edit]

First Draconis Combine/Ghost Bear War[edit]

During the First Draconis Combine / Ghost Bear War, which began in 3062 with a suicidal attack by three regiments of the Alshain Avengers against Alshain.[1] Omicron Galaxy deployed the Sixth Bear Regulars against Nykvarn,[2] hitting the 5th Sun Zhang Academy Cadre. The first battle destroyed one battalion of the Fifth completely, and their losses continued to mount.[3] The Sixth concentrated assault BattleMechs against the Fifth Sun Zhang Academy Cadre, inflicting heavy damage until the campaign bogged down when the Fifth went to ground and started fighting a guerilla war against the Ghost Bears.[2] Eventually the Fifth had to withdraw to Brocchi's Cluster to rebuild.[4]

The Jihad[edit]

Omicron Galaxy was one of the galaxies that took part in the Clan Ghost Bear campaign against the Word of Blake during the Jihad. One particularly noteable campaign was the battle for control of the former Draconis Combine world of Cebalrai. Omicron Galaxy assigned Sixty-ninth Provisional Garrison Cluster and the First and Seventh Bear Regulars to the battle, with the three units deploying in mid-August 3075.[5]

Having established landing zones, the three units swiftly pushed the defending forces from the Cebalrai Protectorate Militia and their supporting mercenaries off the continent of Lennori and continued to pursue them across Sarrina, a pursuit that culminated in a bloody three-day campaign to seize control of New Wade, the capital city of Cebalrai. New Wade was secured by the Ghost Bears on the 18th of August and the government re-established; concerns about rogue Blakist units and supporters led to the First remaining in place to both act as guards and recuperate from their losses.[5]

The Seventh Bear Regulars and the Sixty-ninth PGC continued to harry the retreating Cebalrai Protectorate Militia and their supporting mercenary forces, pursuing them back to Dragga, where the Blakists still controled the three main cities. The main Blakist strength was at Kamrin, a heavily industrial city, and the Ghost Bear forces were driving deep into the city when the Blakists acted out of desperation and detonated a chain of five neutron bombs that had been concealed under the city. The results were devastating for the Seventh Regulars and the Sixty-ninth PGC, who were collectively reduced to just a handful of survivors.[5][6][7]

With the Ghost Bears still in control of the bulk of Cebalrai the Tenth Provisional Garrison Cluster was deployed to the planet to secure Dragga, a campaign that took until at least the 23rd of August;[5] even with the Blakists annihilated,[8] the casualties inflicted on the Seventh Regulars and the Sixty-ninth PGC were such that Omicron Galaxy halted offensive operations temporarily to reassess the campaign and attempt to recover its strength.[5]

The Republic of the Sphere established a memorial to the Ghost Bears who died liberating Cebalrai; a huge sculpture of a Ghost Bear, carved from obsidian, was placed in the center of Kamrin, the location of the final conflict between the Ghost Bears and the Blakists.[8]

Officers[edit]

As of 3061 the Commanding Officer was Galaxy Commander Kedric Gilmour who continued to command Omicron Galaxy until at least as late as 3067.[9]

Tactics[edit]

Adept at planetary assault.

Composition[edit]

3061[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Sixth Bear Regulars[9]
  • Thirty-third Provisional Garrison Cluster[9]
  • Fifty-fifth Provisional Garrison Cluster[9]
  • Sixty-ninth Provisional Garrison Cluster[9]

3075[edit]

Notes[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

3061[edit]

  • In common with every other unit in the Clan Ghost Bear touman at this point in time, the units within Omicron Galaxy receive a +1 modifier to any dice roll on Random Weight-Class tables to determine Star or Binary/Trinary type.[10]
  • When units from Omicron Galaxy are the defenders, the attacking force has two choices: to bargain for safcon, or to attack, with different rules coming into play based on the chosen option:[11]
  • If the attacker bargains for safcon, the Omicron Galaxy player chooses which edge of the map will be his home edge first.[11]
  • If the attacker bargains for safcon, the Omicron Galaxy player wins Initiative automatically in the first turn, and receives a +1 Bonus to Initiative rolls for the remainder of the game.[11]
  • If the attacker elects to attack, 2d6 is rolled for each attacking unit. On a roll of 12, that unit is destroyed. On a roll of 2, that unit suffers 2d6 damage allocated in 5-point clusters.[11]
  • If the attacker is arriving via a combat drop, he may not request safcon. Instead of rolling for potential damage as described above, the attacker must apply a +2 modifier to the landing roll target number for each dropping unit.[11]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Updates, p. 60, "Overview"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 61, "Omicron Galaxy"
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 112
  4. Field Manual: Updates, p. 112
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 47, "Cebalrai Free, But At What Cost?"
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 6, "Cebalrai World Profile"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Tau Galaxy"
  10. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 180, "Clan Ghost Bear"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 181, "Omicron Galaxy"

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