Alpha Keshik (Clan Hell's Horses)

Alpha Keshik
Nickname Might Before Metal
Affiliation Clan Hell's Horses
Parent Command Alpha Galaxy


Originally the command unit for Alpha Galaxy, Alpha Keshik was split into an independent unit at the start of the Golden Century. Alpha and Omega Keshiks were usually stationed on Strana Mechty or Niles, and would rotate between each posting. The Keshiks engage in a wargame with each other before moving from one garrison post to the other. Alpha Keshik consists of a combined arms unit. Alpha Trinary is a Supernova of 'Mechs and Elementals, Gamma Trinary uses heavy vehicles and Elementals, and Beta Trinary is a AeroSpace unit.[1]

Alpha Keshik accompanied Khan Malavai Fletcher into the Inner Sphere and fought on Predlitz. That fighting didn't go well and Alpha suffered serious losses, particularly in the Elemental ranks.[2]

In 3067 the Keshik is stationed on Niles.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Alpha Keshik
Khan Aaron Cobb 2921[4]
Khan Malavai Fletcher 3059[1]
Khan James Cobb 3067[3]


Alpha Keshik can engage any enemy in any terrain. It can also join any Hell's Horses unit and function as a command unit. In combat, Alpha Keshik typically uses its 'Mechs and vehicles to pin an opponent in place while the Elementals close in for the kill.

Composition History[edit]


Alpha Keshik

  • Trinary Alpha Supernova (3 'Mech, 3 battle armor)
  • Trinary Beta (3 aerospace)
  • Trinary Gamma (3 tank, 3 battle armor)[5]


Alpha Keshik (3 Trinaries/Elite/Fanatical)[1]

  • CO/Alpha Trinary: Khan Malavai Fletcher

- Mixed Supernova of OmniMechs and Elementals

- Support Supernova of heavy vehicles and Elementals using Gnome Battle Armor


Alpha Keshik (Elite/Fanatical)[3]

  • CO: Khan James Cobb



In Alpha Strike games, Alpha Keshik may make use of the Forcing the Initiative, Overrun Combat, and Combined Arms Special Command Abilities.[4]

When rolling on the Random Assignment Table, Alpha Keshik's player can re-roll any 'Mech that isn't an OmniMech. The results of the second roll, even if not an OmniMech, must be taken.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual Crusader Clans, p. 64, "Hell's Keshiks"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 45
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 71, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Turning Points: Tokasha, p. 10
  5. Turning Points: Tokasha, p. 21