16th Assault (Clan Fire Mandrill)

Sixteenth Assault Cluster
Disbanded 3072 (Destroyed)[1]
Nickname Silent Sentinels
Affiliation Clan Fire Mandrill
Parent Command Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga


The Sixteenth Assault Cluster was front line unit often deployed defensively.[2] Between 3059 and 3067 it was stationed on the world of Atreus.[3][4]

The Black Lion-class battlecruiser Streaking Mist arrived at the Atreus system in early 3072. The former flagship of Clan Smoke Jaguar launched two DropShips containing a raiding party led by the Bandit Caste leader known as The Jaguar and then proceeded to blockade the planet, destroying several merchant vessels in the following weeks. The Jaguar's forces began by landing near Firebase Gamma, destroying the defending Sixteenth Assault Cluster.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 16th Assault Cluster
Star Colonel Jerald Danforth 3059[5]


Typically used to hold terrain recently taken by the First and Third Battle Clusters.[5]

Composition History[edit]



The unit gains +1 to initiative when they are the defending.[6]


The warriors of the cluster leaned toward the Crusader philosophy.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 138, "Death of a Kindraa"
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 47
  3. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 149, "The Crusader Clans - Deployment Table"
  4. Field Manual: Updates, p. 70, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 47, "Unit Profile"
  6. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 174