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8th Falcon Regulars (Clan Jade Falcon)

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Eighth Falcon Regulars
Nickname The Scarlet Scythes
Affiliation Clan Jade Falcon
Parent Command Epsilon Galaxy


Operation Revival[edit]

During the Clan Invasion, the Eighth Falcon Regulars were among leading invading units the Clan Jade Falcon invasion corridor. During Operation Revival the Eighth Falcons were assigned to Peregrine Galaxy, Vau Galaxy.

First Wave[edit]

During the First Wave, the Regulars split up to strike against two worlds in March 3050. The 8th Falcons' first assigned target was the FedCom world of Anywhere. There they fought the newly arrived 2nd New Ivaarsen Chasseurs, in a Trial of Possession. Unfamiliar with the terrain, the 8th Falcons' quickness in their assault caused the Chasseurs to make mistakes that led to their defeat at Brigham Rollo.[1]

Elements of the 8th Regulars also struck Bone-Norman with the Turkina Keshik. During the initial assault, the planet's defenders aerospace forces attacked the Falcons' landing troops. Where in this battle, the Falcon forces dropped on top of the 1st Grave Walkers Regiment's defensive positions help the Turkina maul the mercenaries.[2]

In April, the 8th was dispatched to Steelton, where it and the 12th Falcon Regulars were assigned to take the planet. Leading the planet's defense forces was Colonel Francis "Crab" Carranza, who was the relative of a warrior who was part of the Exodus Fleet and died defending General Aleksandr Kerensky in some action. The Vau Galaxy's Galaxy Commander Angeline Mattlov offer a bid to Trial of Possession in way honor Colonel Carranza's heritage. The Colonel, inflated size and skill of his defending force in return bid for the planet. This forced Galaxy Commander Mattlov to dispatch two Clusters worth of forces fight for control of the planetary capital of Cregan's Bluff and mining facility south of the city. In the course of the battle, the 8th Regulars disrupted its sister cluster's efforts in achieving victory before it could. The enemy was ultimately forced withdraw from the planet.[3]

After this, the Eighth Falcon Regulars found themselves with limited opportunities for combat. After helping their Peregrine Galaxy comrades take Apolakkia in 3050 they were put on garrison duty.[4]

Truce of Tukayyid[edit]

During the battle of Tukayyid, the Eighth Falcon Regulars only played a minor role. Their participation was limited to providing security details for other units. As part of the reorganization that followed they were permanently assigned to Iota Galaxy for garrison duties.[4] Due to the attitudes of its commanders towards freeborns, the Eighth Regulars had the largest numbers of freeborn warriors of any front-line unit in the Falcon touman during the 3050s.[4]

Camelot Command[edit]

After the loss of the Dark Wing Cluster at the hands of Snord's Irregulars for Camelot Command, saKhan Vandervahn Chistu ordered the "bandits Snord" be destroyed, and two Clusters (the 8th Falcon Regulars and the 124th Striker) were sent to recapture Camelot Command in May of 3054. Rhonda Snord was warned in time by Wolfnet and her preparations allowed the Irregulars to beat off the attackers who did not cooperate between them but tried to beat Snord individually. Both Star Colonels were sent to solahma units after that.[5]

Raid on Sudeten[edit]

In the aftermath of the Invasion, the AFFC sent the 5th and 12th Deneb Light Cavalry to raid Sudeten. The Eighth Falcon Regulars and Twelfth Falcon Regulars inflicted massive losses on the 12th DLC: Barely a third of the attacking 12th DLC was able to withdraw.[6]

Refusal War[edit]

During the Refusal War, the unit fought against Clan Wolf forces commanded by Phelan Ward on Sudeten. Although the Eighth outnumbered and outmassed the Wolf force, Khan Ward was able to shatter the Eighth, inflicting eighty-five percent casualties.[7]

The shattered Cluster was transferred to Epsilon Galaxy and rebuilt in 3058,[7] and in 3059 was stationed on Devin.[8] By 3067 the Cluster had moved to Wotan.[9]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 8th Falcon Regulars
Star Colonel Brikai Buhallin ???? - 3054[4][10]
Star Colonel Terrence 3059 - 3067[9]
Star Colonel Katherine Gurdel 3085[11]
Galaxy Commander Earl Helmer 3145[12]


The Cluster was not known for any specific tactics.

Composition History[edit]


Eighth Falcon Regulars - Veteran[13]

  • Command Star
  • Alpha Trinary (15 OmniMechs)
  • Bravo Trinary (15 OmniMechs)
  • Charlie Trinary (15 OmniMechs)
  • Delta Trinary (5 OmniMechs and 75 Elementals)
  • Echo Trinary (30 OmniFighters)

The Aegis-class heavy cruiser Lord Death was assigned as an escort for the Cluster.


Eighth Falcon Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[7]


Eighth Falcon Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[9]

Note: 90% full strength with 60% of the force equipped with OmniMechs. At this time the unit was stationed on Wotan.[14]


8th Falcon Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Bessarabia.[11]


  1. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 36: Anywhere - Falcons clash with 2nd New Ivaarsen Chasseurs in early 3050.
  2. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 36: Bone-Norman - 8th Falcon Regulars noted as being part invasion of Bone-Norman in March 3050.
  3. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 36: Steelton - 8th and the 12th Falcon Regulars attempt to be first to win the planet.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Era Report: 3052, p. 48
  5. Mercenary's Handbook 3055, pp. 67–68
  6. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 88
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 105
  8. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 154
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 73
  10. Mercenary's Handbook: 3055, p. 68
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 125: "Clan Military Forces"
  12. Field Manual: 3145, p. 169: "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Jade Falcon"
  13. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, pp. 83–85
  14. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 72–73