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Coriendal

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Free Worlds League in 3014
« on: 04 October 2021, 07:25:02 »
Free Worlds League in 3014

The Free Worlds League is a nation of contrasts.  Per the house book they have the following production.

325 ASF per year from 10 facilities.  With an 8% loss ratio that means they can easily support 4000 aerospace fighters.
80 Drop ships per year.
30 Jump ships per year.

Asuncion:  Flea(no numbers and Wolf Dragoon exclusive builds at the time), Crusader(no numbers listed).
Bernardo:  Flea(no numbers and Wolf Dragoon exclusive builds at the time), Crusader(no numbers listed).
Calloway VI:  15 Stinger, 14 Shadow Hawk, 15 Archer, Phoenix Hawk(listed as being built but no numbers).
Emris IV:  Fought over during the soon to start Marik civil war.  Companies on planet make the Warhammer, Longbow, Emperor.  No idea of numbers or if they built anything else.
Gibson:  16 Locust, 6 Cicada, 18 Wolverine-M, 8 Marauder-M.
Irian:  Plant damaged during civil war.  In 3025 they make 14 Hermes II and 7 Awesome.  Other mechs listed as being built are the Hermes, Wasp, Archer, Guillotine.
Kalidasa:  20 Wasp, 14 Hunchback, 8 Trebuchet, 17 Orion.
Kendall:  25 Orion.
Keystone:  18 Griffin, 12 Battlemaster, 13 Phoenix Hawk, 27 Stinger, 12 Thug(from the TRO).
Oliver:  23 Griffin, 7 Crusader.  Scorpion BM and Goliath are listed but no other info.
Procyon:  Listed as a target for Anton’s forces in Brush Wars.  Industrial mechs and in the Jihad a Primitive Griffin.
Savannah:  9 Quickdraw, Awesome(no info on numbers).
Shiro III:  31 Wasp, 20 Hermes II, 11 Stalker, Quickdraw(no info on numbers).
Stewart:  16 Locust, 8 Trebuchet, 4 Goliath.
Thermopolis:  18 Wolverine-M, 8 Rifleman.
Tematagi:  16 Spider, 13 Vulcan, 17 Warhammer.
Wallis:  5 Warhammer, 13 Marauder-M, Ostwar(discontinued but maybe not).

For tanks they produce the Galleon and Harasser in three places, the Hetzer, Main Gauche(they could make it), LRM carrier, SRM carrier and Thumper(downgraded) in two places while also building the Partisan, Ontos, Vedette Pegasus, AC 2 carrier and laser carrier in one place.

Free Worlds Guard:  3 Regiments
Atrean Hussars:  1 Regiment
Atrean Dragoons:  3 Regiments
Marik Militia:  14 Regiments
Marik Guard:  1 Regiment
Fusiliers of Orient:  6 Regiments
Oriente Hussars:  6 Regiments
Orloff Grenadiers:  4 Regiments
Defenders of Andurien:  5 Regiments
Regulan Hussars:  5 Regiments
Protectorate Guard:  2 Regiments
Sirian Lancers:  3 Regiments
Silver Hawk Irregulars:  2 Regiments
Stewart Dragoons:  2 Regiments
Ducal Guard:  4 Demi-Regiments

57 regiments plus 4 battalion size combined arms regiments.

Less than 7000 battlemechs to fully staff them.  At an 8% loss ratio they need to produce at least 560 battlemechs per year.  That is a shortage of 72, see below.

488(with the 12 Thugs listed in a TRO) mechs/year produced by factories where numbers are listed.

Flea(Wolf Dragoon only), Crusader(Asuncion and Bernardo)
Emris IV unknown production, plant destroyed during the war.
Irian production additions as the plant was damaged during the civil war.
Calloway VI:  Unknown Phoenix Hawk numbers.
Oliver:  Possibly Scorpion and Goliath being produced.
Savannah:  Awesome may have been produced.
Shiro III:  Unknown Quickdraw numbers.
Wallis:  Ostwar, discontinued line, but it is a late arrival and could have been still in production except they didn’t want to retcon it in.

Flea:  12-24 for Wolf Dragoons only.
Crusader:  6 at each plant for 12 total.
Irian plant:  12 Hermes, 12 Wasp, 6 Archer, 6 Guillotine.
Emris IV:  6 Warhammer, 6 Longbow, 6 Emperor.
Calloway VI:  12 Phoenix Hawk.
Oliver:  6 Scorpion, 4 Goliath.
Savannah:  4 Awesome.
Shiro III:  12 Quickdraw.
Wallis:  12 Ostwar.

116 total added to the 488 they make gives us a total of 604 battlemechs/year.  They need at least 560 for current units giving them 44 extra.  That is about 12 extra battalions or 4 regiments.

I will address vehicle production next along with ASF assignment.

Thoughts? 
« Last Edit: 05 October 2021, 09:05:09 by Coriendal »

Shadow_Wraith

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #1 on: 04 October 2021, 08:48:22 »
Interesting so far

cawest

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #2 on: 04 October 2021, 09:03:48 »
also the FWL has a shortage of PPCs.  they like moding mechs and tanks to pack things like LL in the place of the PPC

Coriendal

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #3 on: 05 October 2021, 07:40:46 »
The 3025 Free Worlds League book lists 22 Federal regiments with 40 supporting armor regiments and 40 divisions(5 regiments each) of infantry.  There are also 50-75 specialty battalions of artillery, special forces and engineers.  There is no list or mention of supporting units for provincial units.  Heavy tank regiments are 60-80 tanks, light/scout tank regiments are 100-120 tanks.  Artillery/mobile artillery battalion are listed as 3 batteries of 4-6 long toms and/or 8-12 Snipers.

Let’s assume provincial units have a regiment of tanks and 3 regiments of infantry.  Most federal regiments would then have 2 regiments of armor and 10 of infantry.  Let’s make it easy and have the 3 Atrean Dragoons and the Marik Guard with 1 regiment of armor and 5 of infantry.

Looking at the tanks they produce they are missing a main battle tank in the 60-ton range. 

Right now the heavy tank regiments would be the Ontos backed up by Vedettes and LRM/SRM/AC 2/Laser carriers and Partisans. 

Light regiments are pretty good.  Lots of Galleons and Harassers backed up by the Hetzer and Main Gauche for slower support.

Infantry would be at least a third mechanized.  That is 30 heavy APC’s per regiment plus regiment command units to move 3 normal infantry battalions.

Full accounting is 40 armor regiments for federal units plus 35 more for provincial units plus 4 battalions for the Ducal Guard demi-regiments.  76.33 regiments.  Of these, given production, less than 20% would be heavy units.  So, 15 regiments at 80 tanks per regiment is 1200 tanks.  8% loss ration means we need 100 per year.  61.33 regiments for light tanks at 120 tanks per regiment means 7360 tanks.  8% loss means 600 per year. 

For Infantry we have a total of 309 regiments, 200 for federal, 105 for provincial and 4 for the Ducal Guard.  It is reasonable to expect 103 regiments to be mechanized at 30 heavy APC’s minimum per unit means 3090 heavy APC’s are needed.  That is a total of just under 320 per year.

The heavy regiments, 80 tanks, can’t be carried by fragile Vedette’s, weapon carriers and slow Ontos tanks.  Let’s give them a main battle tank.

League tank
60 tons, 4/6 movement(240 ICE engine), 176 armor, AC 5(1) and LRM 5(1) in a turret.  SRM 4(1) and MG(1/2) in the front.

Three companies of these in each heavy regiments lets us fill out the rest of the regiment with one company of Ontos, one company of Vedette’s and the rest weapon carriers and Partisans.

540 League:  45/year
180 Ontos:  15/year
180 Vedette:  15/year
225 Weapon Carriers:  20/year
75 Partisan:  6/year

Light regiments are 120 tanks.  80 Galleon/Harrasser/Pegasus/Vedette and 24 Hetzer/Main Gauche plus 16 support weapon carriers, and Partisans.

30 Galleon, 30 Harasser, 10 Pegasus, 10 Vedette, 16 Hetzer, 8 Main Gauche(fusion tank), 12 weapon carriers and 4 Partisans per regiment.  Each of the Ducal Guard units would most likely be a Galleon/Harasser type battalion.  60 regiments plus 4 battalions of Galleon/Harrassers for a total of….

1920 Galleon:  160/year
1920 Harasser:  160/year
600 Pegasus:  50/year
600 Vedette:  50/year
960 Hetzer:  80/year
480 Main Gauche:  40/year
720 Weapon Carriers:  60/year
240 Partisans:  20/year

So, our totals per year are:

Galleon, 3 sites:  50, 50, 60.
Harasser, 3 sites:  50, 50, 60.
Pegasus, 1 site:  50.
Vedette, 21 sites:  65.
Hetzer, 2 sites:  40, 40.
Main Gauche, 2 sites:  20, 20.
League:  1 site, location TBD:  45.
Ontos:  1 site:  15
SRM carrier, 2 sites:  15, 15.
LRM carrier, 2 sites:  15, 15.
Laser carrier, 1 site:  10.
AC 2 carrier, 1 site:  10.
Partisan, 1 site:  26.
Heavy APC’s for mechanized regiments only:  320.

The Main Gauche in this AU is a 30-ton tank, using a 120 fusion engine and moving at 4/6.  It has 88 points of armor, a PPC and a SRM 4(1) in a turret.

Thoughts?

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #4 on: 05 October 2021, 08:52:34 »
Emris IV:  Fought over during the soon to start Marik civil war.  Companies on planet make the Warhammer, Longbow, Battlemaster and Highlander.  No idea of numbers or if they built anything else.

Emris has a Star Corps factory but I thought they built the Emperor, not the Highlander there.

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #5 on: 05 October 2021, 09:07:01 »
Good catch, the Battlemaster and Highlander were not built there.  They were built in a StarCorp facility on Corey that the Marik's destroyed during the succession wars.

Changed the units produced to add the Emperor in, same number of mechs, same number of assaults.

Thanks, Dan

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #6 on: 07 October 2021, 10:47:05 »
The Free Worlds League produces enough mechs to support 12 extra battalions.  Later, the two Regulan regiments that would have joined Anton will, instead, be called home while Regulus ponders succession.  To make up for that I am going to do the following.

Anton, in 3012, before the loss of Janos's family, convinced his brother to allow him to expand the Ducal Guard and activate additional units to launch an attack on the Capellans.  With Janos's withdrawal and depression Anton expanded each Ducal Guard to two battalions of battlemechs and activated four more regiments. 

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #7 on: 09 October 2021, 18:39:37 »
Not sure how I missed this thread before.  With all that infantry, I'm surprised there aren't any Goblins in the Marik order of battle.

Coriendal

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #8 on: 10 October 2021, 09:31:09 »
Drop Ships:  Holy crap!  Light military transports and lots of ASF transports.  At least the ASF transports make sense given what should be their dominance of all things aerospace.  Good thing they make so many jump ships, try and move a couple of regiments with those transports.  They do have a nice selection of civilian drop ships.

6 Gazelle
10 Leopard
8 Leopard CV
10 Fury
5 Condor
2 Stork
7 Union
7 Intruder
4 Mammoth
7 Buccaneer
7 Monarch
4 Vengeance

Jump Ships:  The Star Lords, Scouts and about half the Invaders would be held for the military, both federal and provincial.  The rest would be for the civilian market and that makes sense for a nation of merchants.

4 Scout
24 Invader
2 Star Lord

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #9 on: 10 October 2021, 10:11:38 »
"All things aerospace FIGHTER", I daresay.  The Intruder being their only "assault" ship says something, I think.

Can't wait to see your takes on the LC and FS!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Free Worlds League in 3014
« Reply #10 on: 10 October 2021, 13:01:05 »
I discovered a mistake.

Layover is in the Federated Suns, not the Free World League.

So, in order to keep the drop ships correct I have reduced the Vengeance DS by 1 and added 1 to the Unions.

Oliver SRM and LRM carriers up to 40 each at Oliver.  No laser or AC 2 carriers.  No production at Layover.  No Vedettes, production Hetzer to 80 at Kalidasa.  League tank at Kendall 95/year.