83rd Combined Strike (Clan Diamond Shark)

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Eighty third Combined Strike Cluster
Disbanded 3071[1]
Nickname Cutting Pace
Affiliation Clan Diamond Shark
Parent Command Zeta Galaxy


History[edit]

The Cluster was stationed on Strana Mechty in 3061[2] but moved to Paxon by 3067.[3]

In December 3071 fighting between Clan Blood Spirit and Clan Coyote on Paxon spilled over into the Diamond Shark city of Thermopolis. During the fight over 600 shark civilians lost their lives. The Eighty-third Combined Strike Cluster moved against the Blood Spirits to enact revenge, however during this assault the Coyotes slipped past them and captured their undefended Firebase. During a fierce three-way battle over two days the Eighty-third was destroyed.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 83rd Combined Strike Cluster
Star Colonel Ravell 3061 - 3067[4][3]
Star Colonel Megan Clarke 3071[5]

Tactics[edit]

The warriors of the Cluster were experts at gaining ground and holding it at any cost. The command use the terrain to its full advantage. The mix of branches within the Cluster allowed the commander to react adequately to any situation on the battlefield.[4]

Composition History[edit]

One of only two Diamond Shark Clusters to employ vehicles, the other is the 13th Cruiser Cluster

3060-3067[edit]

83rd Combined Strike Cluster - Veteran/Fanatical rising to Elite by 3067[4][3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 82-3
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 163
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 77
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 75, "83rd Combined Strike Cluster Profile"
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 82, "The Wolf At The Door"

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