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Nova Commander

Clan Rank Insignias
(Jade Falcon as example)
JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png Khan
JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png saKhan
JadeFalcon-TBGalaxyCommander.png Galaxy Commander
JadeFalcon-TBStarColonel.png Star Colonel
JadeFalcon-TBStarCaptain.png Star Captain
JadeFalcon-TBStarCommander.png Star Commander
JadeFalcon-TBPointCommander.png Point Commander

A Nova Commander is the rank given to the commanding officer of a Clan Nova. They have more command authority than a Star Commander.

Most Clans[edit]

A Nova is a combined arms force, usually consisting of a Star each of OmniMechs and Elementals. Other combinations are possible, including Clan Goliath Scorpion's Specialist units (Elementals and aerospace fighters) and the vehicle heavy Novas of Clan Hell's Horses.

The rank insignia for a Nova Commander in most Clans is the same as a Star Commander's insignia. To show that they have more command responsibility, the Nova Commander will use a modified daggerstar which has the smaller points enameled in the color of the supporting branch.[1] A Nova Commander who is an Elemental will have the green elemental daggerstar, but the background tines will be red, for example.

Clan Nova Commander insignia
Force Composition Insignia
MechWarrior CO w/Elemental Daggerstar-NovaMWElemental.png
Elemental CO w/Mechs Daggerstar-NovaElementalMW.png
Aerospace fighter CO w/Elementals Daggerstar-NovaASFElemental.png
Elemental CO w/aerospace fighters Daggerstar-NovaElementalASF.png
MechWarrior CO w/aerospace fighters Daggerstar-NovaMWASF.png
Aerospace fighter CO w/Mechs Daggerstar-NovaASFMW.png

Two Clans have an official Nova Commander rank. This provides warriors of the Coyotes and Hell's Horses with more chances to test up into a new position. These two Clans do not use the multicolored daggerstar common to other Clans; They instead use the dedicated rank insignia shown below.

Clan Coyote[edit]

Clan Coyote Military Rank Insignia[2]
Rank Insignia
Nova Commander Coyote-NovaCommander.png

Clan Hell's Horses[edit]

Clan Hell's Horses Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Nova Commander HellsHorses-NovaCommander.png


  1. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 14
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 48