Clifton's Rangers

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CLIFTON’S RANGERS: PATHFINDERS
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Major Jack “Mad Dawg” Burton
JumpShips no
DropShips yes
Aerospace no
Armor no
Infantry no


History[edit]

The command formed on Galatea in 2990. They worked first for the DCMS, and then later for the FWLM as well. The Word of Blake hired them for an invasion of Keid. The planet was held by the 30th Lyran Guards and with the support of the Hannibal's Hermits the Lyran force was doomed.

The command remains on planet as the garrison force. Supported by a large Militia (3 regiments mechanized infantry, 1 armor regiment, 2 wings of conventional fighters, and a 'Mech regiment) any invader will face fierce resistance.

Jihad[edit]

It is not known when the unit signed for the WoB.

During Operation SCOUR, the Word of Blake responded to the loss of Marcus by dispatching a combination of hired mercenary (in the form of the Canned Heat, Clifton's Rangers, The Furies and the Stealthy Tigers[1] to retake Marcus on the 11th of August; the coalition forces[2] including the 20th Marik Militia[3] had no choice but to retreat to the nearby world of Dieudonne.[2] Two teams of ComStar affiliated Blake's Wrath units destroyed the uranium mines to deny them to the Word of Blake. The mercenaries the Blakists had sent were not concerned with limiting collateral damage, and when word of the Coalition's conquest of Terra reached them, the natives (aided by ComStar) overthrew their mercenary overseers, though some of them had already escaped when the fall of Terra news had arrived.[4][1]

It is not known if the unit fled the planet or died there.

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Able's Aces
Major Jack "Mad Dawg" Burton 3067

Notes[edit]

The officer corps of the command were from all Successor states and that gives them a deep inside look of each military.

Tactics[edit]

The Ranger use the fast units to get the attention of the enemy and lured them in a trap where the heavier units wait to close it.

Support[edit]

They can use their Overlord-class DropShip for transport but can only cover 45% technical support.

Dragoon Ratings[edit]

3067[edit]

Dragoon Rating: F

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

Clifton's Rangers (Green/Questionable)

Contract: FWLM [5]
  • CO: Colonel Elias Clifton[5]

3028[edit]

Clifton's Rangers (Regiment/Green/Questionable)[6]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Epsilon. [6]

3040[edit]

Clifton's Rangers (1 Battalion/Green/Questionable)[7]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Galtor. [7]
Contract: AFFC [7]

3050[edit]

Clifton’s Rangers (Battalion/Green/Questionable) [8]

  • CO: Major Marc Clifton [8]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Abbeville. [8]

3067[edit]

Clifton's Rangers(1 Battalion/Green/Reliable)

  • CO: Major Jack "Mad Dawg" Burton
  • XO/Alpha Company: Captain Benjamin "Hawk" Hunter
  • Bravo Company: Captain James "Grimlock" Grenon
  • Charlie Company: Captain Roland "Ruger" Wilhelm

- 2 light/medium companies, 1 heavy company, 1 independent assault command lance

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Total Chaos, p. 164-165, "MARCUS"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad in Review"
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 59-60, "Chaos Eternal: Blood And Fury"
  4. Total Chaos, p. 165
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p.109
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p.87
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 140
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 20 Year Update, p. 20
  • Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 28 - "Unit Profile"
  • Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 44 - "Unit Profile"

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