42nd BattleMech (Clan Hell's Horses)

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Forty-second BattleMech Cluster
Nickname ShockForce
Affiliation Clan Hell's Horses
Parent Command Theta Galaxy


The Forty-second BattleMech Cluster has several ad hoc Points of Clan Foot Infantry.[1]

In 3067 the 42nd was stationed on Kirin.[2]

The Forty-second was responsible for killing Khan Vladimir Ward in 3083. This led them to have a very high opinion of themselves, bordering on arrogance. As a result, the Horses' commanders stuck the Forty-second with a series of lower quality recruits and limited their deployments to the Horses' border with The Barrens. When the Forty-second was excluded from the Horses' invasion of the Lyran Commonwealth, Star Colonel Cobb issued a Trial of Grievance against Khan Amirault. The unit was assigned to invade Hesperus II, where they were part of heavy combat with Clan Wolf forces. The Wolves discovered the Forty-second was fighting and increased their efforts to destroy the unit. The Forty-second was able to come through the fighting relatively intact. As they returned to the Hell's Horses occupation zone, they clashed with Clan Jade Falcon forces on Hyperion and Blue Diamond. They then took up a garrison position on Feltre.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 42nd BattleMech
Galaxy Commander Francesca Cooper 3059[4]
Galaxy Commander Tammy DelVillar 3067[2]
Star Colonel Farouk Cobb 3145[3]



Composition History[edit]


42nd BattleMech Cluster (4 Trinaries/Veteran/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Galaxy Commander Francesca Cooper

- Includes over 50 percent Elementals and Clan conventional infantry


42nd BattleMech Cluster (Veteran/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Galaxy Commander Tammy DelVillar

Game Rules[edit]

In the Dark Age era, the Forty-second can use the Force the Initiative special ability and they ignore all Forced Withdrawal rules. To reflect their MechWarrior's arrogance, three out of every five MechWarriors roll their skills on the Inner Sphere table instead of the Clan skills table.


  1. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 210
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 71: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 61
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 72: "42nd BattleMech Cluster Profile"