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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #420 on: 02 January 2021, 02:39:53 »
Keep in mind it doesn't have to be a national operation. If anyone but Morgan was in charge of the Capellan March they'd be my first suspect.
It is a national operation specifically a CC one. The FedCom has no reason and anyone else that might want to do something is either preoccupied or too far and busy dealing with other stuff to do it. This is the Liao's attempt to get some measure of revenge as they slide into irrelevance and get replaced by a Peripherly nation of all things as a Great Power in the Inner Sphere. Especially if the TC reaches out to the MoC to settle and develop the Fronc Reach area in this Timeline. Greater cooperation means a stronger alliance and a more powerful force to face off against the Inner Sphere. Even if the Fronc Reach is left alone the TC is still expanding to new areas and becoming more powerful by the year.
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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #421 on: 03 January 2021, 16:35:33 »
During 3052, the Marian Hegemony launched several raids on Lothian planets. With her defending forces losing power, Dame Lorelei Logan asked in January of 3053 the Taurian Concordat for help, fearing that a full invasion would be soon taking place as the Civil War in the FWL allowed the Marian Hegemony some liberty on that border.

Edward Calderon decided to help in two ways. First, the Taurian Concordat contracted several small mercenary units, company and lance size, in the name of the Lothian League.  These were to delay the Marian forces long enough for the Taurian forces to arrive. Secondly, he sent an expeditionary force, composed of two ’Mechs battalions from the 3rd Taurian Guards Brigade, with their combined arms support, escorted by the TCS Zarantha Calderon, the first Concordat Frigate to go through the latest refit program. That the Zarantha Calderon could easily carry 2 Lee CV with 80 modern ASFs, and 2 Lee PW for this particular mission, to provide aerospace support was also taken into account. The TDF didn’t want to lose any WarShip like the WoB, because of a lack of support.
The equipment of the expeditionary force was obviously up-to-date with the latest Concordat.

With the expeditionary force went also one Leviathan JumpShip carrying 7 Starlifter DropShips, loaded with enough supplies, spares and ammo for an extended campaign, and one loaded with two-way HPG satellites, to create a direct link between the Concordat and the Lothian League. Said satellites, were a relatively recent product of the Concordat HPG research, to supplement the planet based HPG stations and to replace the older Comstar DRUM network in the Concordat area of interest.
The need to don’t cross the Capellan Confederation and Free Worlds League territory, added about ten weeks to the voyage, but even so, the Taurian force arrived on Lothario by the end of 3053, a few weeks before the Marion Hegemony started the invasion.

Meanwhile, in the FWL the Civil War had changed drastically, Oriente, until now a reluctant supporter of Thomas, changed sides in a spectacular way.
A fleet of several JumpShips suddenly appeared at a pirate point in the Gibson system, near the dockyard. Not wasting time, they launched several Assault DropShips, while many CV ones started to launch waves of ASFs.
The dockyard wasn’t left without protection, with several squadrons of ASFs and a lone WarShip, WoBS Blake’s Redemption, a Vincent Mk.39. The defenders did what they could, but the raiders were superior in number and had Assault DropShips supporting them.  The Vincent, like most designs of SLDF origin, was not good at fighting Aerospace Fighters and the attackers were heavily loaded with Alamos. While the more agile fighters dealt with the defending ASFs the heavies attacked the lone WarShip. Hit by several nukes, the Vincent was quickly destroyed but it didn’t go alone having taken dozen of Heavy ASFs with him. Soon, Alamos started to rain on the dockyard, on the docked WarShips, and on the infrastructure that was being built to expand the dockyard to a  full shipyard.
But, the ASFs, Pocket WarShips and Assault DropShips that were based on Gibson managed to intercept the waiting JumpShips before they could jump again, and they did so with a vengeance, letting the Oriente forces trapped in the system. Now, without a place to flee or refuel-and rearm they were easy targets and none escaped alive.

In exchange for seven JumpShips , 4 Star Lords and three Invaders, ten Vengeance DropShips and an unknown number of Assault DropShips and Pocket Warships and a bit over four hundred ASFs, four WarShips had been destroyed – Blake’s Redemption (Vincent), Deliverance (Essex), Divine Command (Naga) and Immortal Spirit (Aegis). The dockyard and all the infrastructure under construction to upgrade it to a full shipyard had been also destroyed. This blow executed by the full space force of the Fusiliers of Oriente had reduced the active Word of Blake Navy to only four WarShips. Without a home base, they were now dependent upon the few shipyards controlled by Thomas Marik, as the order has none left.

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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #422 on: 03 January 2021, 18:00:56 »
Hooray for the Taurians coming to the rescue of the Lothian League (and just in the nick of time, too)!  :thumbsup:

Things are not looking good for the WoB in FWL space, and to that, I say: "GOOD!"  >:D

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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #423 on: 04 January 2021, 14:34:37 »
This should give the MoC the chance they need to move on the Marian Hegemony. While they are busy being bogged down by the TDF the MAF can come in from the other side. That way both powers can carve up the Marians holding, expand their holdings, their power, and more importantly for the public relations free the many enslaved and oppressed people in the Hegemony.
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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #424 on: 07 January 2021, 17:15:14 »
Lothian League
Lothario System
February 23, 3054
Zenith Jump-Point

Eight JumpShips suddenly emerged, transporting the I Legio of the Mario Hegemony. Caesar Sean O'Reilly believed in going for the jugular, so he had decided to start the invasion of the Lothian League by directly invading the capital world, thinking that after securing Lothario, conquering the rest of the League would be little more than mopping up.
After a year and half of constant raiding, he was confident that the enemy forces were exhausted, even if the number of mercenary units under Lothian colors had been superior to what was expected.
However, less than half an hour of the emergence, just as the DropShips had formed and started to move towards the distant capital planet, the alarms sounded an emergence jump-point was detected almost on top of his forces.
What emerged was a WarShip, one that immediately launched four big spheroid DropShips, easily bigger than the only Overlord of the I Legio, and a continuous number of ASFs.
On all frequencies the same message was heard "This is Space Master Adam Ostergaard of the Taurian Navy. The Lothian League is under our protection. Surrender (pause) or be destroyed."
TCS Zarantha Calderon Bridge
"Don't be stupid, power down.
'You said something Ensign?'
'No Sir. Sir, they are accelerating in our direction!'
'So, you chose Death. So be it. All ships, open fire.'
The first ship hit was the Overlord Maximus, flagship of the Marion  Hegemony Expeditionary Force. Stricken by 3 Naval Lasers 55, it lost power immediately, venting atmosphere from several places. It was quickly followed by two Unions, hit by several NAC/30 shells, while two Triumphs and another Union were hit by several Killer Whale, fired by the two Lee PW.

During this time, the 32 ASFs from the I Legio were targeted by 52 Heavy ASFs, a mix of Hell Duck, Vulcan 6N and Thunderbird D36b, all loaded with AAM. Even before they got in range, the Marian Fighters were all killed, each hit by two or more Arrow IV missiles, while the lighter ASFs, Sabre 27b and Dragonfly MM-3 stayed behind guarding the Taurian Fleet.

'This is not a battle, it is a massacre.'
'You are right, Ensign, but it was their choice, I asked then to surrender. They decided to attack.'
'Sir, the radio. They are asking to surrender.'
'Put me on.'
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'Reduce the relative speed to zero and shutdown your engines. Prepare to be boarded. Any resistance will be dealt with deadly force.'
'Well, I see that our ground-ponders friends are going to be disappointed.'
'Navy Rules, Sir.'
'Navy Rules, indeed.'
« Last Edit: 07 January 2021, 18:51:59 by paulobrito »

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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #425 on: 07 January 2021, 18:21:17 »
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I'm looking forward to seeing what the TC captures and what the defeats effects on the Hegemony will be. Since official Hegemony naval forces attacked a TC warship will we see an official declaration of war? It would be a good opportunity to test the TC's military and acquire jumpships to replace their losses to "pirates".
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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #426 on: 07 January 2021, 20:05:50 »
Well never say that the leaders of Pirate Nations are smart when faced with overwhelming force. With this the Lothian and Canopians can now invade the Marian Hegemony and expand their own power base. The Lothians would also likely get more support from Taurians to make them a better place to live so they become a greater ally for both the TC and MoC.
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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #427 on: 07 January 2021, 20:06:25 »
Keep in mind that the Marian Hegemony only has three Legio right now. The fourth was formed in 3058, 4 years from now. So they've lost a third of their professional military and their head of state in a single action*, and in turn inflicted no damage on their opponents.

So the answer to "what happens now" is basically "whatever the Taurian's want" with the Lothians and Canopian's having some input. Most likely, the Hegemony will either be fed to the Lothians, to solidify them as a relatively powerful Taurian client-state, and a potential check on the Canopians or ceded to the Canopians to make them a more powerful ally. Or split down the middle. Alternatively, the Taurians could make them into a client state directly, without absorbing them into another nation, but I'm not sure why they'd do that. Nobody in the Periphery likes the Hegemony.

*Or at least a third of their battlemech forces. There may be infantry and armored legio, but nobody keeps track of those. And Hegenomy non battlemech forces will just melt against the Taurian Guard anyway, so it doesn't matter.

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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #428 on: 07 January 2021, 20:36:08 »
*snip*
'Navy Rules, indeed.'
Navy Rules INDEED!  8)

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Re: An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants Rev.2
« Reply #429 on: 07 January 2021, 22:48:53 »
Navy Rules INDEED!  8)
seconded please
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