103rd Striker (Clan Wolf)

103rd Striker Cluster
Nickname Red Thunder
Affiliation Clan Wolf
Parent Command Gamma Galaxy


The 103rd Striker Cluster was part of Alpha Galaxy in the short-lived Clan Jade Wolf.[1]

The Cluster was stationed on Radstadt in 3059 and assigned to Gamma Galaxy.[2] It had become a dumping ground for second rate warriors and machines, causing it to have very low morale. In 3058 a Trinary of former Clan Ice Hellion warriors was added to the cluster, these had been taken in the Harvest Trials.[3]

In 3060 forces from Clan Ghost Bear attacked Radstadt and after a long, hard-fought battle forced the 103rd Striker Cluster from the planet.[4] This loss prompted Khan Ward to shift Gamma Galaxy away from the Ghost Bear border. A move that the Galaxy Commander took personally and caused her to instigate tough reforms on the Cluster for its failure.[5]

By 3067 the Cluster had taken up a posting on Wheel. It had received new equipment, including OmniMechs and was considered a veteran front line formation.[6]

The Cluster was stationed on the world of Planting in 3085.[7]

By 3145 the Cluster had risen to elite status and was stationed on the Wolf Empire world of Shiloh.[8]

In May 3149 the 103rd assaulted Alhena, conquering that planet for the Wolf Empire. The defending RAF's Eighth Triarii Protectors CO Colonel Oisín Fegan had dug in his forces around the planetary capital of Focci's Point, forming a wall of 'Mechs and armor in front of artillery batteries. Star Colonel Maurice Radick realized that the 103rd would not win in a long-distance duel against artillery and ordered a trinary of Linebackers under Star Captain Rhea to reconfigure for close assault and strike the Triarii's flank, relying on their speed to avoid being targeted by the artillery. Breaching the artillery park, the Linebackers silenced the guns and struck the Protectors from the rear as the rest of the 103rd launched a frontal assault. Mauling the RAF troops, few of the Eighth Triarii survived the 103rd's attack to withdraw off-world.[9] [10] [11]

In June of 3150 the Cluster was deployed to Wing as part of Anastasia Kerensky's force assigned to reclaim the world from a Republic counterattack.[12]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 103rd Striker
Star Colonel Cathleen Jorgensson 3058 - 3067[1][3][6]
Star Colonel Fabian Crow 3085[7]
Star Colonel Maurice Radick 3149[10]



Composition History[edit]


103rd Striker Cluster [1]

  • Command Trinary - 15 BattleMechs
  • Trinary Alpha - 15 BattleMechs and 5 Elemental Points - Star Captain Helen Misjak
  • Trinary Bravo - 5 BattleMechs and 15 Elemental Points - Star Captain Jordi Samis
  • Trinary Charlie - 15 BattleMechs and 5 Elemental Points - Star Captain Frances Acton
  • Trinary Delta - 3 Fighter Stars - Star Captain Nicole Twane


103rd Striker Cluster - Regular/Questionable [3]

Lacking OmniMechs it deploys mixed Trinaries of BattleMechs and Elementals


103rd Striker Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [6]

  • 98% full strength with 96% OmniMechs


103rd Striker Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [7]

  • 30% full strength with 75% OmniMechs


103rd Striker Cluster - Elite/Reliable [8]

  • 65% full strength with 80% OmniMechs


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Falcon and the Wolf, p. 45
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 157, "Clan Wolf Deployment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 144, "Gamma Galaxy - 103rd Striker Cluster"
  4. Field Manual: Updates, p. 52, "The Winter Years"
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 53, "Gamma Galaxy"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 74, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Clan Wolf Deployment Table"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Wolf Deployment Table"
  9. Shattered Fortress, p. 69
  10. 10.0 10.1 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 6, p. 12 "Linebacker"
  11. Shattered Fortress, p. 69 "3149: The Dam Breaks - Reuniting with the Remnant - The Vanishing Remnant"
  12. Shattered Fortress, p. 86