14th Scorpion Grenadiers (Clan Goliath Scorpion)

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Fourteenth Scorpion Grenadiers
Disbanded 3073 (disbanded)
Nickname The Dark Sting
Affiliation Clan Goliath Scorpion
Parent Command Gamma Galaxy


The Fourteenth Scorpion Grenadiers formed the honor guard for the Goliath Scorpions' bloodname chapels on Strana Mechty in 3061.[1] The balance of the Cluster was assigned to garrison Roche,[2] and were still in position in 3067.[3]

The Wars of Reaving[edit]

During the assault against Clan Coyote holdings on Glory in December 3071 the Grenadiers broke the defenders lines and swarmed through helping to ensure victory. [4]

In March of 3073 the Grenadiers as part of Gamma Galaxy landed on Foster in an attempt to relieve the siege of the Scorpion enclave of Pillar Prime. Kyrie Ben-Shimon ordered the Cluster to make a charge on the southern flank of the besieging Clan Coyote forces. While the Sixteenth Scorpion Dragoons and the Third Cuirassiers fought off a Coyote air attack the Grenadiers and the rest of Gamma pursued the retreating ground forces. The Coyotes fell back to a terrain of broken forest were they turned to face their pursuers. Close quarter fighting broke out and the Coyotes were reinforced by ProtoMechs and BattleMechs of two additional Clusters. Slowly the Grenadiers were whittled down until they found themselves overwhelmed. Kyrie Ben-Shimon was killed in this fighting and the Galaxy was forced to retreat off planet with heavy loss.[5]

The survivors of the Cluster formed up with the remnant of Gamma Galaxy, together with Beta Galaxy and the bulk of the Clan's fleet and were ordered back to Foster in June 3073, however they found it empty except for Clan Steel Viper. A Trial of Possession was launched for two of the Viper holdings and the Scorpions were granted Safcon. The trials were fought honorably, but the killing of the Viper's commanding officer sparked all out fighting with no quarter given, which ended when the Scorpions called in orbital bombardment against the Viper positions.[5] The fighting on Foster shattered the Grenadiers and they were disbanded along with Gamma Galaxy. The surviving warriors were merged into Beta Galaxy. [6]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 14th Scorpion Grenadiers Cluster
Star Colonel Marko Shaffer 3061-3067[1][3]


Specialize in assaulting fortified positions.[1]

Composition History[edit]


14th Scorpion Grenadiers (5 Trinaries/Elite/Fanatical)[1][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 113, "14th Scorpion Grenadiers Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  4. Wars of Reaving, p. 62
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Wars of Reaving, p.124 "Scorpion Gambit"
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p.125 "Scorpion Gambit"