Rho Galaxy (Clan Coyote)

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Rho Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3074)
Nickname Sentinel Coyotes
Parent Formation Clan Coyote Touman
Formed Late 2800s
Disbanded 3074 (Destroyed)

History[edit]

Rho Galaxy is a second-line formation. It was guarding the Coyote enclave on Priori in 2994 when it was defeated by Clan Star Adder's Beta Galaxy, who took the enclave in retaliation for Coyote raids.[1]

About fifty years later, Rho Galaxy again lost a Coyote enclave - this time to Clan Burrock, whose Alpha Galaxy ejected it from Albion.[1]

As part of Khan Sullivan Koga's reorganization of the Coyote Touman in the 3050s, Rho's best warriors were transferred out, and the worst of the Clan's troublemakers and freeborns were transferred in.[1]

In 3060 the majority of the Galaxy was defending Tamaron the Coyote Capital.[1] Clan Jade Falcon saw the Coyotes as easy picking and in 3063 they launched an attack against Tamaron. Initially the Coyotes were in disarray and Rho was easily pushed aside, but were soon rallied. The Jade Falcons were eventually forced off world after two short but decisive battles led by Khan Silas Kufahl and Galaxy Commander Raven Clearwater of Epsilon Galaxy. Many of the Galaxies trouble makers were killed in combat, and in the aftermath many more dismissed from service for their failure to protect the planet.[2]

By 3067 Rho had concentrated all its clusters on Tamaron.[1][3] However, by 3071 the Galaxy had moved off the planet to other positions leaving Tamaron almost defenceless.[4]

The Society Revolt[edit]

Rho was one of six Coyote Galaxies to join the Society revolt.[5] In August 3073 Rho along with Delta and Epsilon Galaxies arrived in the Vinton system. A short naval engagement followed against the defending Diamond Shark fleet. The Coyotes transmitted a "Network Virus" that disabled the Shark SDS.The Coyote Galaxies dropped onto the planet accompanied by three clusters of Society troops. The Shark's Fifteen Cruiser Cluster’s Attack Squadron strafed the Coyote DropShips as they came in to land, prompting to Coyote naval assets to bombard the planet. The Sharks threw everything they had against the invaders including ten of the newly raised Vinton Defense Clusters. The Ninety-fifth Strike Cluster was destroyed in the fighting which drew on for many months. In January 3074 the Shark launched a counter-attack at Pearl City devastating the 58th Battle Cluster, the 49th Battle Cluster and much of Epsilon's Silver Keshik. Although none of the Shark warriors of this attack survived the Clan continued to resist the Coyote advance, however by March 3074 the Coyotes had won the war of attrition and captured every major city. The Coyotes stripped the planet of valuable material and bombarded what was left when they withdrew in July 3074.[6]

In December 3074 the Steel Vipers launched a massive assault on against Clan Coyote on Tamaron with six Galaxies and a large naval force. Rho Galaxy was part of the Coyote defending force. The Viper warships opened up holes in the Coyote SDS allowing the DropShips a path through. The Vipers Alpha Galaxy led the way but it wasn't long until all six Galaxies had made planetfall despite the fierce aerospace attacks. After a week fighting the Vipers finally forced the remnant of the Coyote navy to flee. The ground forces made for their objectives, several major factory complexes in the Apache Mountains. The fighting to defend these saw both Epsilon and Lambda Galaxies destroyed. The Vipers then moved against the Coyote capital city of San Mateo. By 16th December the Vipers had the city surrounded and most of Rho had been destroyed along side Delta Galaxy. [7]

Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

Rho Galaxy's warriors tended to ignore zellbrigen.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Rho Galaxy[1]

3067[edit]

Rho Galaxy[3]

Rules[edit]

When fighting under honor rules the warriors of Rho receive a -4 initiative modifiers, when they break zellbrigen their opponent receive a -2 modifier. If any Coyote Khan is present on the battlefield alongside Rho the warriors receive a +1 to hit modifier.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 56, "Rho Galaxy Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Update, p. 56-57
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 76, "Clan Coyote Deployment Table"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 70
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 95
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 130-131
  7. The Wars of Reaving, p. 142-143
  8. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 178

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