5th Raven Stoop (Clan Snow Raven)

CSR Beta Galaxy Insignia
Fifth Raven Stoop Cluster
Nickname The Wind Riders
Affiliation Clan Snow Raven
Parent Command Beta Galaxy

Unit Description[edit]

The 5th Raven Stoop is an elite frontline BattleMech Cluster serving in the Touman of Clan Snow Raven.


Deployed to Bearclaw in the wake of Clan Ghost Bear's abandonment of their enclaves on that world. Clashed with Clan Hell's Horses' Eleventh Mechanized Cavalry for control of the enclave, before the Hell's Horses settled for taking the former Nova Cat enclave on the same world.[1]

Into the 3060s, the 5th along with the rest of its fellow components of the slightly diminished Beta Galaxy would remain stationed on Bearclaw. By 3067, its galaxy would become the main frontline unit of the Snow Raven's Homeworld assets. The unit would continue fight Trials of Possession on the planet against the Hell's Horses.[2]

The unit was stationed on Risin after the Jihad ended and pirates quickly learned to leave the system alone. Later the Fifth took the Tabayama, Kazanka, and Ramgarh systems from the Draconis Combine. The Fifth spent the next two decades garrisoning Ramgarh. They were later assigned to protect the Bad News, Sinope, and Zalaf systems after those systems were peacefully transferred to the Raven Alliance. The Fifth may have been involved in exploratory raids of the Chinmen Tao, Mizunami, and Ban Na San systems in the mid-3140s.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Raven Stoop
Star Colonel Lewis Magnus 3061[1]
Star Colonel Markus Cooper 3145[4]


The Fifth uses its mainly Light and Medium class OmniMechs to outmaneuver enemies.[1]

Composition History[edit]


Game Rules[edit]

Dark Age[edit]

The Fifth's ground forces can use the Off-Map Movement special ability.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 129, "5th Raven Stoop Cluster Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 65 - Beta Galaxy update.
  3. Era Report: 3145, p. 75
  4. Era Report: 3145, p. 75
  5. Era Report: 3145, p. 166