3rd Claw (Clan Ghost Bear)

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Third Claw
Affiliation Clan Ghost Bear
Parent Command Zeta Galaxy


First Draconis Combine/Ghost Bear War[edit]

Two of the Claws from Zeta Galaxy were actively involved in the First Draconis Combine / Ghost Bear War, which began in 3062 with a suicidal attack by three regiments of the Alshain Avengers against Alshain.[1] The Third Claw were called into action when the Ghost Bears responded to the Clan Hell's Horses invasion of the Ghost Bear Dominion during the Combine-Dominion War; the Third played a significant role in the battle on Predlitz, where the Third incapacitated the Hell's Horses' Khan during the battle for New Denver, the planetary capital, and were recognized as having performed particularly well. The Third took heavy losses and were still awaiting an influx of new recruits in 3067.[2]


The Third Claw was among the Ghost Bear forces to engage the Word of Blake on Radstadt in early 3074.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Claw
Star Colonel Layne Vong 3061[4]
Star Colonel Emeril DelVillar 3067[5]


Trained to fight without 'Mech support. Make excellent marines and urban defense troops. Also proficient at working with armored vehicles. As one show case unit for battlearmor warfare the cluster is highly skilled in the use of infantry tactics.[4]

Composition History[edit]


Third Claw


Third Claw (Veteran/Fanatical)[5]

- At this point in time the Third Claw was stationed on Rasalhague and was at two-thirds of full strength with thirty percent of the Cluster using advanced technology.[5]



  1. Field Manual: Updates, p. 60, "Overview"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 61, "Zeta Galaxy (Claws of the Ghost)"
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 94, "3rd Claw Profile"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 78, "Zeta Galaxy (Claws of the Ghost)"