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Storm's Metal Thunder is a mercenary regiment created in 3024 by former LCAF Captain Griff Storm.[1]

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Storm's Metal Thunder
Unit Profile (as of 3063)
CO Colonel Griff Storm

HistoryEdit

Late Succession Wars EraEdit

In 3034 while garrisoning the planet Loxley Griff Storm discovered a Star League era mech factory. In 3046 Griff Storm with his business partner Sammuel Norse and substantial loans from the Lyran goverment brought the factory on-line creating Norse-Storm BattleMechs Inc. Storm's Metal Thunder remained loyal to House Steiner following the disolution of the Federated Commonwealth and persuaded his partners in Norse-Storm to provide the Lyran Alliance exclusively with the Devastator assault 'Mech.

FedCom Civil War and DestructionEdit

Going into the FedCom Civil War, the unit was firmly loyal to Katherine Steiner-Davion. Based on Kikuyu, they were soon sent into action along with the 6th Donegal Guards against the 8th Deneb Light Cavalry in January of 3063. The Loyalists were ultimately successful in driving a heavily damaged Cavalry from the planet. Later, the unit was moved to Blue Hole where they faced the Clan Jade Falcon incursion. They were considered effectively destroyed on that planet and their command was wiped out. His leader, Colonel Storm was killed. Only two Mechwarriors, the brothers Lieutenant Timothy Rivenberg and Sergeant Andrew Rivenberg, both assigned to command company, managed to board the group's three DropShips with their 'Mechs, a battered Stalker and a Salamander and evacuate, with the techs and regiment families. The unit remnants link up with Marshall Sharon Bryan on Melissia. These two warriors survived the fighting on that planet to join with Adam Steiner's task force during Operation AUDACITY.[2][3]

OfficersEdit

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Storm's Metal Thunder
Colonel Griff Storm 3059[4]

TacticsEdit

Unknown.

Composition HistoryEdit

3059Edit

Storm’s Metal Thunder (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical) [4]

  • CO: Colonel Griff Storm) [4]
    • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Griff Storm
    • XO: Lt. Colonel Gale Storm-Tarackion
    • 2nd Battalion: Major Christine Steele
    • 3rd Battalion: Major Joe Prahl
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Kikuyu. [4]

Aerospace

Infantry

  • The Mud Rats (Two Battalions)
    • Infantry Commander: Major Jason Tyler
    • 2nd Battalion: Major Maggie Elliot

ReferencesEdit

  1. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 84
  2. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook)
  3. Operation Audacity
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 109

BibliographyEdit