35th Scorpion Cuirassiers (Escorpión Imperio)
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|35th Scorpion Cuirassiers|
|Unit Profile (as of 3086)|
|Nickname||Scorpions of the Veil|
|Parent Formation||Alpha Galaxy|
Clan Goliath Scorpion
The elite Thirty-Fifth Scorpion Cuirassiers (the "Scorpions of the Veil") is a component Cluster of Clan Goliath Scorpion's Alpha Galaxy (Escorpión Imperio) (the "Rock Minders"), under the personal command of Galaxy Commander Rik Myers.
Following the Great Refusal, the Thirty-Fifth spearheaded Myers' successful Trial of Possession in August 3060 for a 200-kilometer enclave on the continent Abysmal on Huntress against a mixed SLDF force of ComStar and Eridani Light Horse units, capturing the Abysmal Manufacturing Complex at Rakt-Jabada, warehouses filled with Inner Sphere Isorla, and a spaceport previously owned by the former Smoke Jaguars. This action took two hours and in the aftermath the Cuirassiers remained on Huntress to garrison their new conquest. 
After some 3,000 former Smoke Jaguars escaped from Huntress under the leadership of former Star Colonel Paul Moon in August 3060, Myers led the Thirty-fifth in pursuit down the Exodus Road to Wayside V, the isolated location of a former Smoke Jaguar resupply depot. There, the Thirty-fifth was defeated by a rough, adhoc cluster comprised of the trinary of former Jaguar troops which had accompanied Moon to the new colony and the 47th Garrison Cluster of the Smoke Jaguars Zeta Galaxy, a binary of older warriors and their poorly maintained BattleMechs which had been abandoned and forgotten by their Clan seven years earlier. As Myers had not counted on losing the Trial and had planned to replenish his food provisions after harvesting the colony, the Thirty-fifth did not have enough food to make the year-long trip home. Moon therefore forced him and the surviving personnel of the Thirty-fifth, including the jumpship crews, to work as laborers growing foodstuffs and tending livestock so that they could return home to Clan space. Those who wanted to stay could, but those who returned would have to purge their ships' maps of the location of Wayside V and never reveal its location. The Thirty-fifth's survivors did their duty as prisoners of war and finally returned to Huntress in March 3064. But a few, feeling that their honor was hopelessly lost during "Myers' Folly," deserted the galaxy commander and joined Moon's colonists on Wayside V, becoming part of his new Fidelis. Despite Myers' disgrace, Khan Ariel Suvorov left him in command of the Thirty-fifth to give him the chance to redeem himself but required him to retest for his position as Alpha Galaxy commander.
The Thirty-fifth was still garrisoning Huntress in 3067.
In mid December 3075 during the Wars of Reaving, Alpha Galaxy--including the Thirty-fifth Cuirassiers--dropped onto New Kent as part of the multi-Clan force tasked with the annihilation of Clan Steel Viper. Alpha secured its main objective of the Shandrake Massif research facility by the end of day two. Fighting continued for a least a further week before orbital bombardment reduced the last Viper strong point to dust. 
Having survived the Wars of Reaving, the Goliath Scorpion's Trial of Abjuration in 3079, and the invasion and conquest of Nueva Castile and the Umayyad Caliphate in 3080, the Thirty-fifth remained part of Alpha Galaxy and became a Cluster of the Imperio Militar Del Escorpión under the overall command of Khan Colin Yeh. By 3086, Myers had been succeeded in command of the Thirty-fifth by Star Colonel Ires Coddington.
|Commanding Officers of the 35th Scorpion Cuirassiers Cluster (Clan Goliath Scorpion)|
|Galaxy Commander||Rik Myers||3061 - 3067|
|Commanding Officers of the 35th Scorpion Cuirassiers Cluster (Escorpión Imperio)|
|Star Colonel||Ires Coddington||3086|
Under Clan Goliath Scorpion's traditional military organization, the Thirty-fifth Scorpion Cuirassiers Cluster is comprised of two battle trinaries and two assault trinaries, and serves as a mobile ground-assault force in Alpha Galaxy of the Imperio Militar Del Escorpión. Hold-and-flank tactics are the Cluster's specialty.
5 Trinaries - rated Elite and Fanatical
The Cluster was at 85% full strength - rated Elite and Fanatical.
The Cluster was at 50% full strength - rated Elite.
- Forever Faithful, pp. 143
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 111, "35th Scorpion Cuirassiers"
- Forever Faithful, p. 251
- Forever Faithful, pp. 272-274
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 150-151, "Focused Aggression"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 160
- Wars of Reaving, p. 160-161, "Imperio Militar del Escorpión (as of 3086)"