69th Dragoon (Clan Star Adder)

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69th Dragoon Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Fighting Gurkhas
Parent Formation Gamma Galaxy
Formed unknown

History[edit]

The Sixty-ninth Dragoon Cluster was a former Clan Burrock unit known as the Fifteenth Rapier Cluster.[1].

Clan Burrock[edit]

The Fifteenth Rapier Cluster, were part of Clan Burrock's Beta Galaxy.[2] They fought against the Wolf Clan's Third Battle Cluster in the Trial of Refusal Ulric Kerensky demanded against the Grand Council and the authorization for Operation REVIVAL. They fought alongside the Fourth Jaguar Dragoons of Clan Smoke Jaguar. During that Trial, the Cluster was led by Khan Jocelyn Siddiq.[3]

Clan Star Adder[edit]

The Star Adder leaders chose to use them as a Dragoon unit, their light equipment giving them the flexibility that they needed for their new task.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Fifteenth Rapier Cluster (Clan Burrock)
Star Colonel Torrance Marghar 3048[2]
Commanding Officers of the 69th Dragoon (Clan Star Adder)
Star Colonel Yves 3059[1]
Star Colonel Iniko Cannon 3067[4]

Tactics[edit]

Unlike most light mobile units, the Burrock Fifteenth Rapier Cluster was known to flaunt accepted military doctrine. Rather than use hit and run tactics, they would continue to push through defenses, preferring moving forward more than falling back and regrouping. Their attacks bled many opposing forces dry before they realized their mistake.[2]

As a rather unique specialty the warriors of the cluster used Light and Medium 'Mechs for brawling. The unit showed a preference to urban combat and engagement in limited areas.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3048[edit]

  • Fifteenth Rapier Cluster (Veteran)[2]

3059[edit]

  • 69th Dragoon Cluster 4 Binaries (Veteran/Questionable)[5]

3067[edit]

  • 69th Dragoon Cluster (Veteran/Reliable/100% strength)[6]

Game Rules[edit]

3048[edit]

A maximum of one fourth of the Fifteenth’s units may be heavy OmniMechs; no assault ’Mechs may be fielded. The Fifteenth may use the Brawlers special ability (see p. 193, TO).[7].

3059[edit]

As a member of Clan Star Adder Gamma Galaxy, the Fighting Gurkhas receive a -2 modifier to Initiative if fighting in groups of more than one Binary or Trinary.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 124
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 22
  3. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 33
  4. Field Manual: Updates, p.73
  5. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 124
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p.73
  7. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 22
  8. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 179

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