Xi Galaxy (Clan Nova Cat)
|Unit Profile (as of 3072)|
|Parent Formation||Clan Nova Cat Touman|
Combine-Ghost Bear War
In December 3062, the remains of Zeta Provisional Galaxy's 1st Dragoncat Cluster was sent to the unit and was absorbed prior to the Combine-Ghost Bear War. Included in this transfer was future Xi commanding officer Jal Steiner.
On July 14th, 3072, Xi Galaxy arrived over Luthien via a pirate point and declared a Trial of Annihilation against the Forty-second Shadow Division, in retaliation for the attack on Irece in June. Protecting the Galaxy were three Aegis-class WarShips - the Blade, Chronicle, and Vision Quest - supported by a cluster of aerospace fighters. This aerospace force punched a hole through a heavy Blakist aerospace presence, which included two WarShips and a dozen BattleSats.
The Galaxy's five clusters managed to drop amidst the nasty air battle being fought above the Kado-Guchi Valley to land on top of the Forty-second Shadow Division. Here, the clusters systematically tore into the Word of Blake force. The Nova Cats' aerospace fighters joined in the attack on the Blakist ground elements, until the arrival of additional Blakist fighters from a secret base. One of the clusters managed to break the Blakist's battle lines and enter the Imperial City. There, they doubled their efforts to annihilate all enemy units they came across. However, in the process, the Xi units began to take heavy causalities.
In the city, Blakist reinforcements forced Galaxy Commander Jal Steiner to lead his Rossei Keshik and cluster Nova Cat troops out of the city. Steiner rallied his troops in the Waseda Hills for a second push into the city, when six nuclear missiles struck, leaving only between a cluster and a cluster-and-a-half surviving the operation. Those surviving troops withdrew to their DropShips and left for orbit, leaving the nearly destroyed 42nd and 9th Division screening forces to defend Imperial City.
On 23 August 3072, the Xi Galaxy - in a concerted effort alongside the DCMS-aligned Otomo and Izanagi Warriors - assaulted a large Blakist supply base defended by the Forty-second Shadow Division, in the Battle of the Kyoto Zen Arcology Project. The DCMS flanking attack was intended to sow confusion within the Blakist defenses, and though deflected, did just that. A Star was able to breach the rear of the base and set off an enormous chemical explosion, resulting in the destruction of multiple units on both sides and a significant loss to the Blakist ammunition supply.
- Rossei Keshik Supernova Trinary - Stationed on Yamarovka
- 1st Nova Cat Carabinieri Cluster - Stationed on Yamarovka
- 2nd Nova Cat Carabinieri Cluster - Stationed on Yamarovka
- Nova Cat Irregulars - Stationed on Port Arthur
- Nova Cat Renegades - Stationed on Tarazed
- Dragonscales Cluster - Station on Port Arthur
The Xi Galaxy's disorienting unit colors cause a significant loss in modified Initiative rolls at the beginning of any battle. To-hit modifiers against the galaxy are reduced in fog, dusk or smokey conditions.
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 96, "Drake News Flash – 24 July 3072"
- Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 7, "Xi Galaxy [Clan Nova Cat]"
- Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 7, "42nd Shadow Division [Word of Blake]"
- Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 9, "Feline Ferocity"
- Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 7, "Xi Galaxy [Clan Nova Cat] (Jul 3072-Aug 3072"
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 120, "Xi Galaxy Profile"
- Field Manual: Update, p. 100, "Star League Defense Force Deployment Table"