Alpha Galaxy (Escorpión Imperio)

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Alpha Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3086)
Nickname The Rock Minders
Parent Formation Imperio Militar Del Escorpión
Formed

History[edit]

Clan Goliath Scorpion[edit]

Alpha Galaxy has been used in nearly every Goliath Scorpion planetary assault. The unit is traditionally assigned honor guard duty to protect Moreau's Dagger, a rock formation sacred to the Scorpions.

Following the Great Refusal, Alpha Galaxy, then commanded by Galaxy Commander Rik Myers, engaged in a successful Trial of Possession in August 3060 for a 200-kilometer enclave on the continent Abysmal on Huntress against a mixed SLDF force of ComStar and Eridani Light Horse units. As specified in Myers' batchall to the Star League, Alpha Galaxy captured the Abysmal Manufacturing Complex at Rakt-Jabada, warehouses filled with Inner Sphere Isorla, and a spaceport previously owned by the former Smoke Jaguars.[1] Further, the Eighth Dragoons were able to capture a small holding around Moreau's Dagger from Clan Ice Hellion.[2] In the aftermath Alpha Galaxy remained on Huntress to garrison the Goliath Scorpions' new enclave and to protect its valuable isorla from the other Clans. [3]

When some 3,000 former Smoke Jaguars escaped from Huntress under the leadership of former Star Colonel Paul Moon in August 3060, Myers detached his personal Cluster, the 35th Scorpion Cuirassiers (Escorpión Imperio), from Alpha Galaxy and pursued the refugees down the Exodus Road to Wayside V, the isolated location of a former Smoke Jaguar resupply depot.[4] The rest of Alpha Galaxy remained in garrison on Huntress under the command of Myers' subordinates. Myers' unauthorized pursuit of the former Jaguars ended in a debacle, and after he and the survivors of the Thirty-fifth were forced to work as laborers to grow enough food for the return trip to Clan space, he returned to Huntress in March 3064 in disgrace. After Myers explained that he had learned a great deal about himself, that he had been broken and remade as a new man, and had paid a heavy price for his arrogance, Goliath Scorpion Khan Ariel Suvorov left him in command of the Thirty-fifth to give him the chance to redeem himself but required him to retest for his position as Alpha Galaxy commander.[5]

In November 3074 Khan Suvarov took at least one Cluster from Alpha Galaxy, the Twenty-fourth Cuirassiers, to Shadow on a mission to meet Clan Fire Mandrill. However a full naval star from Clan Coyote prevented their landing on the planet and the Khan moved her force on to Dagda instead. [6] Here they found the planet in decline, its ecosystem had become unstable. The few Mandrill survivors still on the planet were rescued and absorbed into the Clan after a brief Trial of Possession which saw Khan Suvarov knocked out Star Colonel Hampton Schroeder in a boxing match.[7]

In mid December 3075 during the Wars of Reaving, Alpha Galaxy dropped onto New Kent as part of the multi-Clan force tasked with annihilating Clan Steel Viper. Alpha secured its main objective of the Shandrake Massif research facility by the end of the second day. Fighting continued for a least a further week before orbital bombardment reduced the last Viper strong point to dust. [8]

Alpha Galaxy survived the Wars of Reaving, the Goliath Scorpions' Trial of Abjuration in 3079, and the invasion and conquest of Nueva Castille and the Umayyad Caliphate in 3080, and became an integral front line force of the Imperio Militar Del Escorpión under the direct command of Khan Colin Yeh.[9]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Alpha Galaxy (Clan Goliath Scorpion)
Galaxy Commander Rik Myers 3060 - 3070s
Khan Colin Yeh 3079
Commanding Officers of Alpha Galaxy (Escorpión Imperio)

Tactics[edit]

Alpha Galaxy is trained in combined arms tactics. It operates by using its four Clusters in various combinations to destroy enemy forces. Hold-and-flank tactics are its specialty.

Composition History[edit]

Ground Forces[edit]

3061-3070[edit]

3086[edit]

  • 14th Scorpion Hussars
  • 24th Scorpion Cuirassiers
  • 35th Scorpion Cuirassiers

Naval Assets[edit]

3060-3073[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Forever Faithful, pp. 143
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 63
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 111, "35th Scorpion Cuirassiers"
  4. Forever Faithful, p. 251
  5. Forever Faithful, pp. 272-274
  6. Wars of Reaving, p. 127, "Scorpion Gambit"
  7. Wars of Reaving, p. 129, "Scorpion Gambit"
  8. Wars of Reaving, p. 150-151, "Focused Aggression"
  9. Wars of Reaving, p. 160
  10. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 111
  11. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 111
  12. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 111
  13. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 111
  14. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 108, "Naval Assets"

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