3rd Sainze Honor Guard Battle (Clan Fire Mandrill)

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Third Sainze Honor Guard Battle Cluster
Disbanded 3071 (Destroyed)
Nickname Banner-Bearers
Affiliation Clan Fire Mandrill
Parent Command Kindraa Sainze


The Third Sainze Honor Guard Battle has existed since the founding of the Kindraa.[1] In 3048 they provided two Stars to Clan Fire Mandrill's Provisional Assault Cluster that competed in the Trials prior to Operation Revival.[2] In 3059 and 3067 the Third was stationed on Shadow.[3][4]

In late 3068 the Third was part of a force that attacked Niles along with warriors from Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline. They gained safcon and issued a batchall for the industrial facility of Industriplex Upsilon. This was defended by the Horses' Eta Galaxy who used the complex's heavy defenses to good use, only a surprise flanking maneuver breached the Horses' line to take the facility. Two weeks later in January 3069 the Horses' Beta Galaxy counterattacked and in a swift action defeated the defending Fire Mandrills. Refusing to call in reinforcements the Third and the Seventh Honor Guard Striker fought on in a meat grinder of a battle that they eventually won.[5]

When Scorpion Khan Ariel Suvorov declared a Trial of Refusal against Garret Sainze's election as ilKhan in February 3071,[6] Sainze met Suvorov's forces on Shadow. In a three-day campaign four Clusters from his Kindraa battled a like number of Goliath Scorpions; by the end of the fighting Sainze had perished, along with the Third.[7]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Sainze Honor Guard Battle Cluster
Star Colonel Ellissa Sainze 3059 - 3067[1][4]


The Cluster had no special tactical traits.

Composition History[edit]


Third Sainze Honor Guard Battle[1]


The Scout/Striker Trinary may use off map movement.[8]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 46: "Unit Profile"
  2. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, pp. 19–20
  3. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 149
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 76: "Clan Fire Mandrill"
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 37: "Politics and Problems"
  6. The Wars of Reaving, pp. 63–64
  7. The Wars of Reaving, pp. 64, 191
  8. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 174