3rd Falcon Velites (Clan Jade Falcon)

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Third Falcon Velites
Formed Prior to 3059, reformed during Dark Age
Disbanded Destroyed in late 3069[1]
Nickname The Swift Wings
Affiliation Clan Jade Falcon
Parent Command Zeta Galaxy


History[edit]

The Third Falcon Velites garrisoned the Jade Falcon mining enclave on York until shortly after the Burrock Absorption in 3059. The Seventeenth and Seventy-Ninth Crimson Guards of Clan Blood Spirit attacked the Third, which abandoned the near-worthless mine after a token engagement.[2]

By 3067 the Third Velites had been transferred to Eden, where they were destroyed in late 3069 by Clan Steel Viper's Gamma Galaxy.[3] [1]

Dark Age[edit]

By the Jade Falcon Desant of 3134 the Third Falcon Velites had been reformed. Under the personal command of Aleksandr Hazen they took part in Zeta Galaxy's attacks on Porrima and Summer.[4] [5]

Garrisoned on Lyons since at least 3145, the Third was hit by a previously-unknown RAF unit, the Eleventh Hastati Sentinels, during Operation SHOFAR in 3149. The Velites fought hard for three days before being forced off the planet.[6] [7]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Falcon Velites Cluster
Star Colonel Jaunie Zywot 3059[2]
Star Colonel Jaunie Zywot 3067[3]
Star Colonel Magnus Icaza 3134[5]
Star Colonel Keith Buhallin 3134[5]
Star Colonel Sarah Hazen 3145[6]

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

3059[edit]

3rd Falcon Velites (Veteran/Reliable)[2]

3067[edit]

3rd Falcon Velites (Veteran/Reliable)[3]

  • The Velites were at 100% strength at this point.

3134[edit]

3rd Falcon Velites[4] [5]

3145[edit]

3rd Falcon Velites (Veteran/Fanatical)[6]

  • The Velites were at 90% strength at this point.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Wars of Reaving, p. 47, "The Viper Strikes"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 109, "3rd Falcon Velites"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 73
  4. 4.0 4.1 Flight of the Falcon, Chapter 6
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Flight of the Falcon, Chapter 21
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 168
  7. Shattered Fortress, p. 62

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