101st Jaguar Attack (Clan Smoke Jaguar)

Clan Smoke Jaguar logo
101st Jaguar Attack Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3058)
Nickname The Blooded Claws
Parent Formation Tau Galaxy
Formed 3056

Overview[edit]

The 101st Jaguar Attack Cluster was a front line military formation of Clan Smoke Jaguar.

History[edit]

Post Tukayyid[edit]

The 101st Jaguar Attack Cluster was formed between 3056 and 3058 from the finest new warriors the Clan could muster. [1] The Cluster was destroyed fighting forces of mercenaries and later Clan Nova Cat on Wayside V in August 3058.[2]

Star Colonel Roberta won the bidding to engage the Inner Sphere forces that had dropped on to the planet. Two Stars of OmniMechs probed the defenses of the landing zone, but were destroyed when mercenary forces targeted the fuel tanks of a downed DropShip causing a massive explosion. [3] Another Two partial Trinaries were also assigned to this attack. [4] After the failure of this attack, Roberta unleashed two light Stars of headhunters, but this attack was also countered. [5]

The fighters of Stalker Star were wasted in a futile attack against a mercenary DropShip. [6] After this the mercenaries advanced towards the Jaguar base of Waydide Station, the 101st Attack Cluster moved to intercept, sending an Assault Star with Elemental support on a flanking maneuver.[7] During the fighting the Cluster was flanked and struck in the rear, but at the same time a lone Star broke through to threaten the enemy command unit. [8] The Cluster by this point had taken heavy casualties and Galaxy Commander Osis ordered its retreat, during which Roberta was killed.[9]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 101st Jaguar Attack Cluster
Star Colonel Roberta c.a. 3056 - 2 June 3058[10]

Other Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

Roberta, and by extension the Cluster, specialized in Headhunter missions. [15]

Composition History[edit]

3058[edit]

(partial) [16]

  • Alpha Command Star (5 OmniMechs)
  • Beta Battle Star (5 OmniMechs) - Star Captain Kerndon
  • Charlie Recon Star (5 OmniMechs) - Star Commander Jeles

Notes[edit]

  • The unit symbol was a black outstretched paw, its claws dripping red blood. [19]

References[edit]

  1. Impetus of War, p. 65
  2. Impetus of War, p. 285
  3. Impetus of War, p. 100
  4. Impetus of War, p. 109
  5. Impetus of War, p. 127
  6. Impetus of War, p. 127
  7. Impetus of War, p. 172
  8. Impetus of War, p. 181
  9. Impetus of War, p. 184
  10. Impetus of War, p. 65 & 82
  11. 11.0 11.1 Northwind Highlanders (scenario pack), p. 45-46 "Attacker"
  12. Impetus of War, p. 123
  13. Impetus of War, p. 96
  14. Northwind Highlanders (scenario pack), p. 34 "BattleTech Forces"
  15. Impetus of War, p. 114
  16. Nothwind Highlanders, p. 32-46
  17. Impetus of War, p. 180
  18. Impetus of War, p. 145
  19. Impetus of War, p. 68 & 82
  20. Impetus of War, p. 82

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