27th Strike (Clan Coyote)

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Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster
Disbanded 3072 (Destroyed)
Previous Designation(s) Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster
Nickname Free Air (previous)
Affiliation Clan Coyote
Clan Diamond Shark (previous)
Parent Command Gamma Galaxy
Zeta Galaxy (previous)


Overview[edit]

The Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster was a second line military formation of Clan Diamond Shark, that was later captured and incorporated into the Touman of Clan Coyote as the Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster.

History[edit]

Clan Diamond Shark[edit]

The Cluster was part of Zeta Galaxy and was stationed on Tathis between 3060 and 3067.[1][2]

Clan Coyote[edit]

In Mid 3070 Clan Coyote moved against Diamond Shark holdings in Clan space with limited trials of possession, capturing the Cluster intact and adding it to their Touman. [3]

The Steel Viper Rho Galaxy deployed to Eden to engaged the garrison of Clan Wolf during their Abjuration in 3071. The Viper clusters had surrounded the Wolf enclave when they were hit by surprise by the Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster in the rear and then by the Wolves from the front. In the confusion Galaxy Commander Varga of the Steel Vipers was killed along with half his force.[4]

In 3072 the Twenty-seventh and the Forty-fourth Battle Cluster hit the Steel Viper's Beta Galaxy positions on Londerholm destroying the 195th Striker Cluster in the early stages of the fighting. As the battle progressed the Viper's Gamma Galaxy caught the Coyote force in a flank attack. The Assault Clusters rolled over the Coyotes destroying them. Only a few survived to be taken bondsmen.[5]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 27th Combined Strike (Clan Diamond Shark)
Star Colonel Isabelle 3060 - 3067[6][2]
Commanding Officers of the 27th Combined Strike (Clan Coyote)

Tactics[edit]

The warriors of the Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster were experts at gaining ground and holding it at any cost. They commanded the terrain to their full advantage. The ground units were well supported by the six stars of fighters. Their pilots prefered engagements in the atmosphere.[6]

Composition History[edit]

3061[edit]

Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster - Regular/Questionable [6]

3067[edit]

Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster - Veteran/Reliable [2]

  • The Twenty-seventh was at 98% of Full Strength, equipped completely with second line Clan 'Mechs.

3070[edit]

Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster

Rules[edit]

When defending the Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster can force the initiative.[7]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual:: Warden Clans, p. 163, "Clan Diamond Shark - Deployment Table "
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 77, "Warden Clans - Deployment Table"
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 53, "The Coyote Prowls"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p.96
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p.106
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 75, "27th Combined Strike Cluster"
  7. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 179

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