9th Viper Guards (Clan Steel Viper)

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Ninth Viper Guards
Disbanded Yes
Nickname The Anacondas
Affiliation Clan Steel Viper
Parent Command Beta Galaxy


In 3060 the Ninth Viper Guards was the garrison of the Ramsey way-station, very much considered a backwater posting within the Deep Periphery.[1]

Due to their posting on Ramsey, it is unlikely the Ninth was involved in the fighting that saw the Steel Vipers ejected from their Inner Sphere holdings in 3061. It was Beta Galaxy that provided the main assault force against the Snow Ravens on Homer and it is likely that the Ninth was destroyed fighting against the Ravens, as the cluster had dropped from the Viper roster by 3067.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 9th Viper Guards
Star Colonel Kathryn Hartford 3059 - 3061[3][1]


In 3060 the Cluster was noted for fighting with ferocity and was very experienced at small scale tactics, because it had countered many raids by other Clans. [1]



  • Ninth Viper Guards - Regular/Reliable[4][5]
3 BattleMech Trinaries
1 Elemental Trinary
1 Aerospace Trinary



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 144, "9th Viper Guards Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Update, p. 67
  3. Explorer Corps, p. 53, "Known Steel Viper Facilities"
  4. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 136"
  5. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165"