Star Captain is a midlevel officer rank within the Clan military structure, equivalent to a Captain in the Inner Sphere. A Star Captain may command a Binary, Trinary, or Supernova unit among ground and aerospace forces, command a DropShip or JumpShip, or serve as a senior officer (department head) aboard a WarShip. Some Clans make use of the Nova Captain rank to differentiate commanders of Supernova units. A larger commission would typically include 10 MechWarriors, 50 Elementals, 35+ serviceman for the related equipment, plus additional functionaries (or the equivalent numbers for aerospace fighters, ProtoMechs, etc.).
Star Commanders usually require years of exceptional service before being promoted to Star Captain. Alternatively, a sibko cadet can test into the position by defeating three opponents during his/her Trial of Position, an exceptional and extremely rare event.
Clan Blood Spirit
Clan Cloud Cobra
Like the Hell's Horses, Clan Coyote has an official Nova Captain rank. These officers command a Binary or Trinary of Novas. As they command twice the troops of a regular Binary, they could be considered a Major.
Clan Diamond Shark
Clan Fire Mandrill
Clan Ghost Bear
Clan Goliath Scorpion
Clan Hell's Horses
Unlike most other Clans, there is an official Nova Captain rank available to warriors in the Hell's Horses touman. These officers command a Binary or Trinary of Novas. With the increased number of troops under their command (double that of the typical Star Captain) a Nova Captain could be considered equivalent to an Inner Sphere Major.
Clan Ice Hellion
Clan Jade Falcon
Clan Nova Cat (SLDF)
Clan Smoke Jaguar
Clan Snow Raven
Clan Steel Viper
Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-Exile
- ↑ Explorer Corps, p. 51
- ↑ Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 11
- ↑ Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 14
- ↑ Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 19
- ↑ Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 48
- ↑ Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 45
- ↑ Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 97
- ↑ Field Manual: ComStar, p. 112
- ↑ MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game, Second Edition, color plate section
- ↑ Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 127
- ↑ Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 120