Rho Galaxy (Clan Jade Falcon)

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Rho Galaxy
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Clan Jade Falcon Touman


Fought in the Refusal War and on Coventry.

As of 3059, Rho Galaxy defended the anti-spinward section of the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.

In June 3069 elements of Rho faced the 1st Kell Hounds on Graceland. The Falcons killed Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Allard in this engagement.[1]

The Dark Age[edit]

By the ending of the Rending, Rho was one of the older second line Galaxies within the Jade Falcon touman and one that Khan Malvina Hazen felt could be trusted with reasonably important goals. As a result Rho was called on to launch themselves into the remains of the Clan Wolf Occupation Zone, just as Epsilon Galaxy was doing; Epsilon struck rimward, while Rho was order to launch themselves spinward.[2]

It took time for Rho to begin moving, but when the Galaxy did move, it was to swiftly occupy the worlds of Laurent and Vulcan, providing a bridgehead to strike at the former Wolf capital world of Tamar. Their conquests were far from unchallenged, however; elements of Clan Hell's Horses Delta Galaxy landed on both worlds, intent on acquiring them for their clan.[2]

The successful use of what had become known as Mongol formations during the Rending gave Rho confidence that they had little to fear from the Hell's Horses forces, and the two occupying units - the Twelfth and Eighteenth Falcon Regulars - deployed in Mongol formations accordingly.[2] Delta Galaxy landed the Fourth Horde on Laurent and the Eighty-second Mechanized Cavalry on Vulcan;[3] unfortunately for both Jade Falcon formations, they were swiftly outperformed by the Hell's Horses light formations,[2] which were better equipped than the Falcons and overwhelmed their opponents.[3] This left the heavier elements of the Jade Falcon forces unprotected and blind, forcing them to retreat.[2]

As a consequence of their poor showing in the face of Delta Galaxy, Rho was left out of Khan Hazen's invasion of the Lyran Commonwealth, relegated instead to the defense of Sudeten in preparation for any sign of the Hell's Horses withdrawing from their alliance with the Falcons.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Rho Galaxy
Galaxy Commander Lizabet Danforth 3059
Galaxy Commander Clarence Pryde 3145[4]




Composition History[edit]




  • unnamed solahma cluster


- At this point in time only the Twelfth Falcon Regulars were equipped with any OmniMechs; the various units within Rho Galaxy were operating at between sixty-five and eighty percent of full strength.

Former Units[edit]



  1. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 75
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 157, "Rho Galaxy"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 153, "Delta Galaxy"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Field Manual: 3145, p. 169, "Rho Galaxy"