Tau Galaxy (Escorpión Imperio)

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Tau Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3086)
Nickname Alexandretta Garrison
Parent Formation Imperio Militar Del Escorpión
Formed 3026


Clan Goliath Scorpion[edit]

Tau Galaxy was formed in 3026 to act as a garrison to protect Scorpion holdings on Tokasha and nicknamed the Fort Fairchild Garrison after their posting. The Galaxy's Clusters are mostly equipped with light and medium 'Mechs and AeroSpace units so they can quickly move from one area to another. In 3061 the unit was debating the wisdom of taking advantage of the confusion caused by the Great Refusal and the Ghost Bear's departure for the Inner Sphere.

Clan Hell's Horses launched a strike at Fort Fairchild and the surrounding territory that included the Alpha Mechworks in 3065. Tau was subjected to a crushing defeat by the Horse's Beta Galaxy[1] that reduced the Clan's holding on the planet by almost one third.[2] The loss of the fort forced the Galaxy to take up garrison at Alexendretta, and also change its nickname to the Alexandretta Garrison.

Although primarily the garrison force of Tokasha the full Galaxy does not appear to have been on planet when Clan Steel Viper assaulted it in September 3074. The Scorpion holdings were described as weak and Clan Blood Spirit stood its forces as proxy for all Clan holdings against the Vipers. The Spirts lost the Trial and the Scorpion warriors on planet along with all the civilians were executed.[3] After the Steel Viper Annihilation, in December 3075, Tokasha was undefended. [4]

Tau Galaxy appears to have seen limited fighting in the Wars of Reaving remaining a defensive formation. It is likely that it had taken up position again on Tokasha when Clan Stone Lion moved against the Scorpion holdings in 3079, before being recalled to Roche by the Khan. From here Tau Galaxy moved to Waypoint 531, before attacking Granada, the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate in January 3080. The world was captured within a week, but it saw the death of Galaxy Commander Evelyn Buhallin. [5]

Escorpión Imperio[edit]

Tau survived the Abjuration of the Clan relatively intact. Galaxy Commander Orvin Kirov took over after Evelyn Buhallin's death.[6]


As of 3061 to 3080 the commanding officer was Galaxy Commander Evelyn Buhallin.[7][8] Galaxy Commander Buhallin is the only Galaxy Commander in the Scorpion touman to come from another Clan's bloodline. This former Jade Falcon has used her experience in Operation REVIVAL to sharpen Tau's tactics.

In 3086 the Galaxy Commander is Orvin Kirov.[6]


Composition History[edit]

Ground Forces[edit]


Naval Assets[edit]



  1. Field Manual: Updates, p. 44, "Beta Galaxy Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 62, "Overview"
  3. Wars of Reaving, p. 138-139, "Fall of Tokasha"
  4. Wars of Reaving, p. 151, "Focussed Aggression"
  5. Wars of Reaving, p. 157-158, "Escorpión Imperio (Periphery Nation)"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 160-161, "Imperio Militar del Escorpión (as of 3086)"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 116, "Tau Galaxy Profile"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"