42nd Battle (Clan Fire Mandrill)

Forty-second Battle Cluster
Disbanded 3066 (Destroyed)
Previous Designation(s) Groundfire
Affiliation Clan Fire Mandrill
Parent Command Kindraa Beyl-Grant


The Forty-second Battle Cluster was a front line cluster of Kindraa Beyl-Grant. In 3048 they provided one Star to Clan Fire Mandrill's Provisional Assault Cluster that competed in the Trials prior to Operation Revival.[1] It was stationed on Foster in 3059.[2] A lack of integrated fighters meant it had to rely on the Kindraa Command Binary for air support.[3]

In 3066 Kindraa Beyl-Grant challenged for the position of saKhan within the Clan in an attempt to bring more Warden causes before the Clan Council. Kindraa Sainze, holder of the office, was infuriated and struck at the Beyl-Grant with three Clusters. The fighting was fierce and Beyl-Grant stood a good chance of being annihilated but Kindraa Payne and Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga intervened and forced the Sainze warriors to withdraw. The Forty-second were destroyed in this conflict.[4]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 42nd Battle Cluster
Star Colonel Marjoree Grant 3059[3]


The cluster had no specialist tactics.

Composition History[edit]


Forty-second Battle Cluster - Veteran/Questionable [3]

Two OmniMech Stars were always configured in an anti-aircraft role.



  1. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 19-20
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 150
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 50, "Unit Profile"
  4. Field Manual: Updates, p. 42