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17th Scorpion Cuirassiers (Clan Goliath Scorpion)

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17th Scorpion Cuirassiers
Unit Profile (as of 3072)
Nickname The Golden Horde
Parent Formation Delta Galaxy
Formed
Disbanded 3072

HistoryEdit

Like all Delta Galaxy units, the Seventeenth Scorpion Cuirassiers uses a mix of Elementals and Assault 'Mechs to defend its garrison. They favor designs that are fast and heavy, like the Cauldron-Born and Executioner. The Cluster is considered to be the lead unit of Delta Galaxy.[1]

They were stationed on Dagda in 3060[2], a position they retained in 3067[3]

Wars of ReavingEdit

The Goliath Scorpions launched an attack on Brim in 3072, foregoing any attempt at issuing a batchall and instead simply dropping two of Delta Galaxy's Clusters directly onto one of the three remaining Snow Raven enclaves, which consisted of a city and a Sylph manufacturing factory. The warriors who landed were shocked to discover that the enclave wasn't in fact being protected by Snow Raven warriors, but rather a large Society force.[4]

The Society force demanded a proper batchall, but their demands were ignored by Galaxy Commander Lincoln Dinour and the resulting intense firefight spilled over into a nearby large terraforming research zone. During the battle several of the sealed tanks within the terraforming research area were pierced by stray shots, resulting in a devastating explosion that wiped out half the defending Society forces and the majority of the Goliath Scorpion forces on the ground, including the Seventeenth Cuirassiers.[4]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 17th Scorpion Cuirassiers
Galaxy Commander Lincoln Dinour 3061 - 3067[1][3]

TacticsEdit

The unit used Blitzkrieg tactics.[1]

Composition HistoryEdit

3060-3072Edit

17th Scorpion Cuirassiers (5 Trinaries/Veteran/Fanatical)[1][3]

  • CO: Galaxy Commander Lincoln Dinour

Game RulesEdit

The Seventeenth Scorpion Cuirassiers can use Overrun Combat and also reduce the targeting modifier for secondary targets by 1 point. If there are two branches of service on the field (Mechs, Infantry, AeroSpace, etc.) they get a 1 point Initiative bonus.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 114, "17th Scorpion Cuirassiers Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 78, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 95-96, "Sandbagging the Breach"
  5. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 183

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