45th Striker Irregulars (Clan Hell's Horses)

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45th Striker Irregulars
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Delta Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3067

History[edit]

Clan Ice Hellion[edit]

The Forty-fifth Striker Irregulars Cluster was one of the few Ice Hellion Clusters completely staffed by freeborn warriors in 3049. The only trueborn was their commanding officer, Star Colonel Karlotte. The warriors of the unit were determined to prove themselves, and they frequently fought on past the point other warriors would quit.[1]

During the Hellion's Fury campaign of 3050, the Forty-fifth landed on Hoard and challenged the Clan Hell's Horses Fifty-third BattleMech Cluster. The Forty-fifth landed in the middle of a Horse Circle of Equals, which promptly scattered and regrouped. Despite their early successes, the Fifty-third's new warriors were able to drive the Hellions from Hoard.[2]

In 3060 elements of the Forty-fifth were on Hoard and intervened in the First Wolf Lancers pursuit the Fourth Provisional Garrison Cluster of Clan Nova Cat during the Nova Cat Abjuration. Attacking the Wolves and allowing the Nova Cats a chance to escape. It was not done for any friendship to the Nova Cats, but hatred for the Wolves. [3]

By 3067 the Forty-fifth was stationed on Barcella.[4] In 3068 the Irregulars were engaged in a Harvest Trial by Clan Hell's Horses on Hoard, the Cluster was defeated and taken as isorla.[5]

The Forty-fifth was evidently rebuilt by Clan Ice Hellion after the Harvest Trial, and deployed on Operation ICE STORM, the Ice Hellion invasion of the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone in 3071. As the invasion faltered and the jade Falcons launched heavy counter-attacks, the Forty-fifth found itself facing the Falcon Guards on Trellwan late in the year, and by January 3072 had been defeated and captured by the Falcons.[6]

Clan Hell's Horses[edit]

In January 3069 they joined up with Alpha Galaxy on Niles to reinforce against a Clan Fire Mandrill assault. Their counter attack took back the industrial facilities.[7] The Cluster is not mentioned again and it appears that it was disbanded and the warriors were used as replacements in Alpha after the high losses suffered on Tranquil in 3068.

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 45th Striker Irregulars (Clan Ice Hellion)
Star Colonel Karlotte 3050[1]
Star Colonel Scott Moore 3059 - 3067[8][4]
Commanding Officers of the 45th Striker Irregulars (Clan Hell's Horses)

Tactics[edit]

The Cluster was not noted for specific tactics.

Composition History[edit]

3059-3067[edit]

45th Striker Irregulars - Regular/Questionable[8][4]

Notes[edit]

The personnel were almost entirely freeborn in 3060.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 24
  2. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 37
  3. Path of Glory, p. 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 72, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 36
  6. Operation ICE STORM Part Two: Winds of Spring, p. 55-56
  7. The Wars of Reaving, p. 36-7
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Field Manual Crusader Clans, p. 86, "45th Striker Irregulars Profile"

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