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Nova Captain

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 Captain is the rank given to the commanding officer of a Clan Supernova. They have little more command authority than a Star Captain.

Most ClansEdit

Basically the Supernova formation is a Binary consisting of two Novas (A Trinary of Novas is called a Supernova Trinary). At this level, the standard OmniMech and Elmental pairing is augmented by other formations. Clan Goliath Scorpion's Specialist Trinary units (Elementals and AeroSpace Fighters) are probably the best example.

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

Clan Nova Captain insignia
Force Composition Insignia
MechWarrior CO w/Elemental  
Elemental CO w/Mechs  
AeroSpace Fighter CO w/Elementals  
Elemental CO w/AeroSpace Fighters  
MechWarrior CO w/AeroSpace Fighters  
AeroSpace Fighter CO w/Mechs  

Two Clans have an official Nova Captain 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 CoyoteEdit

Clan Coyote Military Rank Insignia[2]
Rank Insignia
Nova Captain  

Clan Hell's HorsesEdit

Clan Hell's Horses Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Nova Captain  


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