12th Talon (Clan Jade Falcon)

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Twelfth Talon Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3069)
Nickname The Shooting Stars
Parent Formation Sigma Galaxy
Disbanded 3069 (Destroyed)


The Twelfth Talon Cluster was the primary defense force for the Jade Falcon capital world Ironhold.[1] [2] After the Refusal War the Twelfth was spared the reassignment of troops common to other garrison units. Despite their honorable task, the unit was not well equipped for combat outside of Trials, and Falcons assigned to the Inner Sphere held them in contempt.[3]

In November 3069 the Vipers launched assaults against Jade Falcon holdings in the Homeworlds. The Twelfth Talon was destroyed fighting against Alpha Galaxy on Ironhold.[4]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 12th Talon
Star Colonel Andrea Pershaw 3059 - 3067[3][2]


The Cluster were not noted for any specific tactics.

Composition History[edit]


Twelfth Talon Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical [3]


Twelfth Talon Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical [2]

  • 95% full strength with 100% of the force equipped with OmniMechs


The Cluster gains a +1 initiative bonus when fighting on Ironhold. They also gain a +1 initiative bonus if fighting as a Trinary sized unit cumulative with the first bonus. If fighting in units large than a Trinary they receive a -2 initiative penalty.[5]


  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 155
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 73, "Crudader Clans Deployment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 108, "Sigma Galaxy - 12th Talon Cluster"
  4. Wars of Reaving, p. 47
  5. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 179