53rd Assault (Clan Fire Mandrill)

Fifty-third Assault Cluster
Disbanded 3071 (Destroyed)
Nickname Stalwarts
Affiliation Clan Fire Mandrill
Parent Command Kindraa Sainze


The Fifty-third Assault Cluster was a front line Cluster of Kindraa Sainze, one of the Kindraa within Clan Fire Mandrill. In 3059 and 3067 the Cluster was stationed on Shadow.[1][2]

In April 3070 the Cluster had moved to Arcadia where it lost half its warriors during an attack by Clan Star Adder's Delta Galaxy.[3] In 3070, Clan Blood Spirit completed a number of beneficial trades with Clan Snow Raven, gaining the Blood Spirits resources, enclaves and thousands of lower caste personnel. The Blood Spirits and their allies in Kindraa Sainze then proceeded to launch a number of opportunistic attacks on Clan Star Adder holdings; while their gains were relatively quickly lost to Clan Cloud Cobra in turn, the combined offensive succeeded in stalling the Star Adder attacks on the Snow Ravens. The Blood Spirits then supported the Fifty-third Assault Cluster in action against the Ice Hellions on Barcella in August 3070.[4]

When Scorpion Khan Ariel Suvorov declared a Trial of Refusal against Garret Sainze's election as ilKhan in February 3071,[5] 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 warriors of the Fifty-third.[6]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 53rd Assault
Star Colonel Taki Sainze 3059 - 3067[7][2]


The Cluster had no special tactical traits.

Composition History[edit]


Fifty-third Assault Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical [7]


Fifty-third Assault Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical [2]

  • 3 Trinaries [8]
60% full strength with 100% of the force equipped with OmniMechs.


  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 149
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 76, "Clan Fire Mandrill"
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 51
  4. Wars of Reaving, p. 54-55, "Fuel For The Blood Feud"
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 63-64
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 64, 191
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 46, "Unit Profile"
  8. Field Manual: Updates, p. 43, "Clan Fire Mandrill"