Viper Fusiliers (Clan Steel Viper)
|Unit Profile (as of 3061)|
|Parent Formation||Beta Galaxy|
In June 3052, the Viper Fusiliers and the 126th Striker Cluster invaded Goat Path. This was part of a larger operation which also involved elements of Alpha Galaxy attacking Blackjack simultaneously. The operation was believed to have been ordered in retaliation for Jade Falcon raids on Steel Viper merchant traffic.
In April 3055, the Fusiliers attacked Bensinger. An off-target landing meant that the Fusiliers landed within weapons range of the defending Jade Falcon 305th Assault Cluster. This resulted in almost twenty-five percent fatalities among the Fusiliers in the first few minutes of battle.
The Steel Viper Cluster rallied and after this initial setback and exploited a gap in their opponents' lines to get in so close that the 305th had to check their fire for fear of hitting their comrades.
In 3060, the Fusiliers were stationed on Goat Path when it was raided by Warrior House Ijori of the Capellan Confederation. The battle caused serious damage to both forces, but was inconclusive. After two weeks of fighting, the Ijoris lifted off-world. Both the Fusiliers and the Ijoris sustained serious losses.
Ejection from the Inner Sphere
After being removed from the Inner Sphere the Viper Fusiliers and the rest of Beta Galaxy served as the main force that ejected Clan Snow Raven from Homer. After that triumph, they were stationed on Marshall and were still there as of 3067.
The Cluster fights with ferocity and is very experienced in small scale warfare, because they have successfully blocked many raids from other Clans.
- Cluster Command Star (1 OmniMech Star)
- Trinary Alpha (3 OmniMech Stars)
- Trinary Bravo (3 OmniMech Stars)
- Trinary Charlie (1 OmniMech/Elemental Nova, 2 Elemental Stars)
- Trinary Delta (3 OmniMech Stars)
- Trinary Echo (3 OmniFighter Stars)
- 5 Trinaries
- Invading Clans (sourcebook), p. 89, "Fifth Wave" - Goat Path
- Invading Clans (sourcebook), p. 91, "Post Invasion" - Bensinger
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 144, "Viper Fusiliers Profile"
- Era Report: 3062, p. 64
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 67
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 80