23rd Air Assault Force (Clan Fire Mandrill)

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Twenty-third Air Assault Force
Formed
Disbanded 3071 (Destroyed)
Nickname Amber Fire
Affiliation Clan Fire Mandrill
Parent Command Kindraa Mick-Kreese

History[edit]

Kindra Mick-Kreese[edit]

One of three second-line Clusters within Kindra Mick-Kreese in 3059, the Twenty-third Air Assault Force consistently had a quarter of its fighters out of action for maintenance at any given time. The unit insignia of the Twenty-third was a fightercraft frozen in amber, and in common with other Kindraa Mick-Kreese units the Cluster painted its equipment black with red accents, while personnel wore black uniforms with a touch of red. The flaming fireball standard of Kindraa Mick-Kreese was present on each war machine, either painted as streaking across a fighter fuselage or across the torso of a BattleMech.

Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline[edit]

The Blood Spirits and the Star Adders had been fighting on Circe for some time before saKhan Kline brought Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline to the planet in January 3071. She offered aid to the allied Blood Spirits but this was refused, after this she issued a Trial of Possession for two former Snow Raven enclaves that the Adders had recently taken. Galaxy Commander Daniels refused as fighting was ongoing. Kline landed her forces anyway which the Star Adders took as a breach of trial and declared both Clans dezgra and lifted zellbrigen against them.[1] The Spirits and the Mandrills called for hegira but were refused. In the fighting the Twenty-third was wiped out.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 23rd Air Assault Force
Star Colonel Richard Kreese 3059[3]-3067[4]

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

3059[edit]

Twenty-third Air Assault Force - Veteran/Reliable[3]

3067[edit]

Twenty-third Air Assault Force - Veteran/Reliable[4]

- At this point in time the Twenty-third was based on Atreus and was at four-fifths of full-strength, but while fully-equipped with Clan technology, the Cluster used no Omni-technology.

Notes[edit]

SaKhan Kelton Meyers of Clan Goliath Scorpion placed the battle that wiped out the cluster on Albion and not Circe as in other sources. [2]

References[edit]

  1. Wars of Reaving, p. 54-5, "Fuel for the Blood Feud"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Wars of Reaving, p.50
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 52, "Kindraa Mick-Kreese: The Unfriendly Skies"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: Update, p. 70, "Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline"

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