Ashio

Following their incredible success on Proserpina in the First Wave, the First Robinson Rangers and the attached Robinson Battle Academy Cadre were eager to continue with their Duke's operation and follow up with an attack on Ashio. Unfortunately, the fact that they so rapidly eliminated all oppo sition that faced them actually threw Duke Sandoval's time table into a flux. Remembering well the successes and failures his troops had faced during the War of 3039, the Duke planned for the worst,...

Lyran Alliance Worlds

The following worlds are located in the Lyran Alliance. ALARIQN Star Type (Recharge Time) GOV (181 hours) Atmosphere Pressure Standard (Breathable) Equatorial Temperature 45 C (Warm-Temperate) Settled thirty years after the formation of the Lyran Commonwealth, Alanon became an ecological tragedy that nearly spelled the end for colonization on that world. The first settlers were attracted to Alarion's abundant native life and seemingly llm itless aquatic life. Assuming the world was ideally...

Tharkad

While Prince Victor chose New Avalon as his principal target, Tharkad and Its regent, Nondi Steiner, would have to be neutralized to bring a true end to the Civil War. Archduke Morgan Kell handled the planning and execution ot this operation, undertaking a gambit that sought to resolve the situation peacefully while preparing to fight if needed. The assault on Tharkad began on 18 August 3066, though it was, initially, a peaceful invasion. Accompanied by a detachment of the Twentieth Arcturan...

Looking Back

Officially, the war has been over for scant months and already dozens of so-called historical treatments of the Federated Commonwealth Civil War have been published throughout the Inner Sphere, with literally thousands more articles doc umentaries and other media clamoring for the attention of historians and students alike. As I write this, battles are still waging on more than a dozervof planets in both the Federated Suns and the Lyran Alliance, and that doesn't 6ven begm to lake into account...

Dcms Reprisal

The punitive assault into the Draconis March was not pro greasing quite the way that Coordinator Kurita and his generals had expected. Their regiments were not making the same incredible progress that Duke James Sandoval's own troops had, and in several cases the battles were turning into veritable bloodbaths with as many of his own soldiers dying as FedSuns soldiers were. Yet his duty to his people could not allow him to simply cut his losses and leave the Federated Suns before he lost more...

Kathil

Certainly home to the most vicious fighting of the Civil War Flashpoint, the world of Kathil continued to host a bloodbath throughout 3063 and beyond. While the battle for Kathil reached something of a stalemate in December of 3062, February of '63 saw the arrival of several fresh units to the world and the renewal of unremitting warfare. The first reinforcements to arrive on Kathil in the new year were the Eighth Donegal Guards, under the command of Hauptmann General Tadeusz Pashik. Originally...

Other Actions

The number of secondary battles in the Lyran Alliance soared during Wave Five as wavering units finally committed to one or other side in the conflict (such as the clashes between the Forty-Second Avalon Hussars and the Penobscott CTM on Timbiqui) or came under attack (as on Inarcs and Vendrell). Several other minor operations were spun off of major thrusts, notably the bloody but futile battle on Thorin as the Eleventh Arcturan task force sought to bring Prince Victor low. In early September,...

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Final Thoughts

Moreso than most modern wars, the Civil War provides us the opportunity to examine nearly every movement, every action in excruciating detail. The AFFS and LAAF high commands both provided us almost absolute cartc blanche when it came to the study Of Official (and unofficial) records-and battle ROMs, We received unfettered access to the officers and decision makers involved at all levels of the war. More than that, we were given access to the personal diaries and correspondence of many of the...

Jade falon incursion

Tactics and technology have radically evolved, as have emotions. Now that the Inner Sphere knows how to fight the Clans, Kerensky's children could never hope to achieve the same kind of stunning victories, at least without committing the entirety of the Clans to the assault. Yet, the battles with the Jade Falcons stand in striking contrast to the typical Civil War engagement. The average planetary campaign waged between a Loyalist unit and an Allied unit took months, if not years, to complete....

The Free Skye Revolt

The fifth wave of the Civil War saw the first major moves by the Free Skye forces that had occupied numerous worlds in the preceding months. With Skye in their hands (albeit unofficially for several more months) and numerous key agricultural worlds declaring for the rebellion, the key to victory lay in dominating the military and industrial centers. That meant Free Skye had to capture two worlds to be sure of survival as a viable nation the military command world of Freedom, and the factory...

Tsamma

Baron lancred Sandoval left Woodbine at the head of a task force that included the surviving elements of the Mayetta DMM, reinforced by a combat command of the Third Crucis Lancers a force of approximately two reinforced combat com mands and a full combined-arms brigade from Marshal Mordecai Rand Davion's First Crucis Lancers. Having repaired and refitted from supplies taken from the Woodbine supply centers. Baron Sandoval's troops were eager to continue on, bringing the fight to the Arehon's...

Mech Warrior Integration

The MechWarrior, Third Edition (MW3) RPG offers a host of options for games set in the Civil War. It can be used in tandem with BattleTech, AeroTech and BattleForce to provide more detailed characters for those games, it can be used In a combined MechWarrior-wargamc campaign, or it can be used for a purely MechWarrior campaign. Rules for integrated games may be found in the. core rulebook and the MechWarrior's Guide to Solaris VII. The Mechwarrior's Guide to the Clans may also be appropriate...

Rasalgethi

Loudon, Rasalgethi likewise sits in a precarious position at the tip of the Clan Occupation Zones, though unlike its sister world, Rasalgethi is located above the Tukayyid Truce Line and thus remained threatened by the Clan menace. For these two reasons, the world had been heavily garrisoned for more than a decade. Concerned more with the defense of the Lyran Alliance than the partisan politics gripping the Federated Commonwealth, the senior officers of the...

Jade Falcon Incursion Table

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Jade Falcon Oz Worlds

Operation Audacity, conceived by Major General Archer Christifori and implemented by General Adam Steiner, went on to assault ten worlds within the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone. Khan Pryde had never expected the Lyrans to launch such a bold operation, but she maintained four galaxies within her OZ as insurance against just such a happenstance. General Anne Sung's Second Crucis Lancers set off on their own In wave six, hitting the world of Beta VII on the 2nd of October, while Generals Adam...

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Okay, so you wanna run your own games set during the Civil War After all. you wouldn't be reading this section if you weren't at least interested in running or playing in a Civil War-based game. Well, the first thing you need to know Is that we're not going to tell you how to run your games, That's up to you to decide. All we can do is give you some tools that will make your life easier. That said, you might find that we haven't given you all of the information that you want, at least in this...

Inarcs

Having secured the world's factories for Prince Victor, the elements of the Seventh Crucis Lancers assigned to Inarcs dug-in in anticipation of a concerted Loyalist attempt to dislodge them. They did not have long to wait as the Ninth Lyran Regulars, based on Main Street, were ordered into action against them on October 12. Leutnant-General Jeanette Scarlett was led to believe that her troops would face only a battalion of 'Mechs and the crippled RCT's armor regiment. Though she knew the...

Dcms Troop Movements

Tribution point for military equipment with origins from the old Sarna March, the Lyran Alliance and other points within a hundred light-year radius of Terra. Marshal Terlecki was a long-serving officer, a man whose father had likewise commanded the Deneb Light Cavalry and whose son was a senior officer within the Fourth DLC, but he refused to give outright aid to Field Marshal Sortek. At the same time, however, he also did not prevent Sortek from contacting those under his command, and did...

Other Federated Suns Actions

Fighting to one degree or another erupted on worlds throughout the Federated Suns as soon as word of the fighting on Kathil, Kentares and Nanking made its way out on the news webs and Victor Steiner-Davion made his broadcast on December 8th. While fighting to the degree seen on Kathil broke out on only a handful of worlds, many more saw brief flur ries of engagements between regular army units followed by a tense peace. Pro-Katherine and pro-Victor regimes on a few worlds toppled following...

Woodbine

After the bloody fight on Mayetta that had seen the destruction of nearly half of the Mayetta DMM at the hands of two of the unit's fellow March Militia RCTs, Baron Tancred Sandoval lead his hodge-podge unit made up of the remains of the Mayetta DMM and a combat command of the Third Crucis Lancers to Woodbine. The Third Lyran Regulars had already taken up position on the world, ordered there by the Archon herself in an attempt to cut Baron Sandoval and his growing Draconis March Loyalist...

War Within The Lyran Alliance

In stark contrast to the fights that blossomed within the Federated Suns, the action that took place during the Flashpoint of the Civil War within the Lyran Alliance was less about emotion than it was about blind adherence to orders, or at the very least about officers doing what they felt would most curry the favor of their Archon. With so many old Lyran and FedSuns units spread between the two realms, and after so many years of military alliance, tensions were just as high within the Lyran...

The Secret Ujrr

To most people, the Civil War involved regiments of 'Mechs, armor and infantry clashing on bloody plains, or fighters and WarShips dealing death in the dark reaches of space. They recall the big, showy events that made the media. Few know that a second, much more secretive war, took place alongside the brash displays. Even before the war began, Katherine was using the Lyran Intelligence Corps' Propaganda Division to sway puhlic opinion in her favor, and as the conflict heated up, she called...

Draconis Combine

The war with the Draconis Combine, like the entire Civil War, was obviously drawing to a close. Coordinator Kurita had more resources to draw upon than either the Federated Suns or the Lyran Alliance, but he had just ended a costly war against the Ghost Dears, and as much as his people wanted vengeance for Duke James Sandoval's assault into the Combine, they simply could not afford another lengthy war. Of course, that war with the Federated Suns came to a startling end in mid-March, following...

Federated Suns

As Wave Four began, the progress of the war within the Federated Suns moved to a different stage. Marshal of the Armies Jackson Davion was still experiencing a shortage of Loyalist troops with which to prosecute the war. At the same time, Reld Marshal Ardan Sortek was doing his best to fight the war within the Federated Suns without overly weakening the Suns to outside attack. Of course, both Davion and Sortek fought bitter political battles against Dukes Sandoval and Hasek. who still laid...

Genesis

The people ot the Federated Suns and the Lyran Alliance never can or will forget the pain of the Civil War. The time for mourning is now over, though. April of 3067 brought with it peace in the former Federated Commonwealth, with the battle for Tharkad ending on 2 April, with Peter Steiner-Davion's victory on the world over General of the Armies Nondi Steiner, and the struggle for New Avalon finally concluding on 20 April, with Archon Katherine's surrender to Victor Steiner-Davion. Instead, it...

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Aerotech 2 Force Composition

Though intended for the generation of ground forces in BattleTech games, it is possible to use the Force Composition rules on p. 108-110 of BMR to generate Aerospace forces for use In AeroTech 2 or combined games. After determining the size and nature Clan or IS of the forces involved, the following tables can be used to generate the weight class or each aero-lance point, either rolling per lance point or rolling on the squadron or Star tables. After determining the weight class of each lance...

Ft Loudon

The neutralization of the Fourth Davion Guards' agents on Ft. Loudon should have ended the conflict on the strategic border world, but while it did bring peace for several months, the situation on-planet remained tense as the remaining Davion terrorists were brought to heel. James Ito's harsh actions in tracking down the saboteurs suspects were summarily rounded up and interred pending a full investigation did not earn the general any friends among the local populace. Only a small minority...

Mat5uida

Hauptmann General Kev Evans remained on An Ting only long enough for conventional reinforcements from Duke Sandoval to reach the world and take up positions in strategic locations around the world. Once those regiments were secure on the world, Evans mobilized his entire RCT and jumped out of the system for their next target the capital of the Combine's Matsulda Prefecture. Armed with intelligence gained on Proserpina, as well as from An Ting and Marduk, General Evans knew that he would be...

Marpuk

Star Type Recharge Time G8II 185 hours Atmosphere Pressure Standard Breathable Equatorial Temperature 4b C Warm Temperate Surface Water Coverage 60 percent Highest Native Life Reptile Recharging Station None HPG Class Type B Population 2,475,000,000 SoClo-lndustrlal Levels A-A-A-A-B An Incredibly important world on the Davion-Kurita border, Marduk is a center of attention for both houses. Marduk was a valued prize as the home to a BattleMech factory. Originally col onized for its agricultural...

Launam

A distant relative of Katherine and Victor, Leutnant-General Daniel Voss-Steiner of the Seventh Donegal Guards chose to back the incumbent Archon while keeping his troops out of the Civil War between his cousin . This decision served to keep the peace on Launam for almost a year, though the officers of the Seventh did not universally approve of it. The RCT's ambitious XO. Adrian McCready, was particularly vocal in advocating a more pro-active role in the conflict but had his suggestions...

New Sybtis

Following the trouncing that Duke Hasek's forces had delivered to the Loyalists, Including the death of Hauptmann General Justin Leabo, the Duke continued to push forward to drive the Archon's invaders from his home world. Hauptmann General Victor Amelio launched his own plan at the outset of Wave Six to halt the Duke and crush one of Hasek's units. Amelio took command of the last surviving elements of the Eleventh Avalon Hussars after he learned of Leabo's death and redeployed the unit to the...

Axton

Though the world of Axton is home to Wangker Aerospace, one of the Federated Suns' few producers of aerospace fighters, the action on the world had not yet involved that factory. Having slipped through the Keilant Mountains and onto the Kel-Dan Plateau, Leftenant General Annette Leyland and her Fifth F-C were on the run from the overpowering Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers. Having already sustained heavy casualties in six months of hit-and-run fighting, General Leyland's troops were holding out for...

Lyran Alliance

After the battles of the Rashpoint wave, the Lyran Alliance was remarkably quiet, with only the worlds within Prince Victor's initial thrust along the edge of the Periphery and those experiencing the aftershocks of the Flashpoint seeing armed conflict. Looking at the military situation in the Alliance, this was unsurprising many of the units in the Alliance were solidly behind the Archon or else faced foes who they regarded as a greater threat than Katherine. The Arc-Royal Defensive Cordon...

Wave three

Abandoning much of its strength, something Victor refused to sanction, and within six hours of leaving the city the retreat turned into a fighting withdrawal, the rearguard of the Prince's Men In almost constant contact with the vanguard of the Arcturans. What followed was nineteen hours of hell as the two forces battered each other, the constant pressure of the Arcturan 'Mech regiment and its impressive fighter support costing the 244th almost a third of its strength. In a desperate attempt to...

New Syrtis

Star Type Recharge Tim KbIV 197 hours Number of Satellites 1 Vamey's Star Atmosphere Pressure Standard Breathable Surface Water Coverage 50 percent Equatorial Temperature 35 C Mlld-Temperatc Highest Native Life Plant Recharging Station Zenith HPG Class Type A Population Size 258,654,000 Socio-lndustrlal Levels A-A-B-A C A world stuck in a perpetual ice age, New Syrtis is all but completely covcred in huge sheets of ice. New Syrtis was discovered during the days of the Terran Alliance but was...

Military Alliance

From the moment they had begun negotiations for the Federated-Commonwealth Alliance treaty. Prince Davion and Archon Steiner envisioned a united nation, governed by the progeny of Hanse and Melissa Davion and protected by the most powerful military the Inner Sphere had seen in centuries. Their first actions in support of the military alliance were to sponsor wargames between the two militaries, followed shortly thereafter by the formation of the Federated Commonwealth Corps, an organization of...