Theta Galaxy (Clan Ice Hellion)

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Theta Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Caste Saviors
Parent Formation Clan Ice Hellion Touman
Formed

Unit Description[edit]

The Theta Galaxy is a Clan Ice Hellion Second-Line formation used as part of Clan's protection of its Merchant Caste.

History[edit]

Theta and its components have been utilized as part of Clan's less honorable duties of providing protection for its Merchant Caste. The Galaxy and its Clusters have deployed only in Binary and Star size forces to cover its duties of protecting the Clans Merchants and Scientists from banditry and other threats. The unit traditionally deploys on the Clan's DropShips and JumpShip assets, causing it not to be exposed to frontline combat.[1]

By 3067, the Galaxy would Renold would be replaced by a bloodnamed Warrior, Marcus Wick. Taking command of the 180th Attack Cluster, his leading unit would be assigned to Hector. While the 44th sent to Babylon and 43rd to Barcella. The Galaxy's reliablity would improve, with only the 43rd Hector Cavaliers remaining of Questionable loyalty to its Clan's Warrior caste.

Elements of the Galaxy had been rumored to have traveled with the Clan's Merchant caste to the Tanis system as part of a Trade Mission. However, despite rumors of some of its 'Mechs having made landfall, it is strongly suspected they were destroyed by Tanis's defenders.[2]

Officers[edit]

As of 3059 the Commanding Officer was Galaxy Commander Renold. Renold was demoted to Theta after dishonorably killing his superior officer in Delta Galaxy. He fought his way up to command of Theta, and spends most of his time with his command Binary aboard a merchant vessel.

As of 3067, the Commanding Officer was Galaxy Commander Marcus Wick.[3]

Tactics[edit]

Because of their mission role, warriors of Theta Galaxy have developed efficient combat techniques for fighting in zero and low-level gravity environments. However, unit cohesion is practically non-existent, as individual Binaries rarely fight together. Discipline within the unit has also degraded, due in part to constant social contact with subordinate castes. This has led to unacceptable numbers of casualties in their battles, even in victory.

Composition History[edit]

3059-3067[edit]

Notes[edit]

Notes[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

  • Using Field Manual: Crusading Clans' Force Specific Rules, Theta Galaxy suffers from a -2 to its Initiative when it fights with fifteen (Trinary) or more units.[5]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Crusading Clans, p. 89 Theta Galaxy - background / history.
  2. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 47, 72 - Theta Galaxy - minor update on Galaxy's activities as of 3067.
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 72 - Bloodname Galaxy Commander listed as of 3067.
  4. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, pp. 28-30, "Ice Hellion invasion does not include Theta Galaxy in the conflict".
  5. Field Manual: Crusading Clans, p. 117 - Rules Annex/Theta Galaxy - Penalties Theta Galaxy suffers when using Force Specific rules in the sourcebook's Rules Annex.

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