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Re: Kapteyn Universe (KU) Relaunch - Future Sourcebooks Announced
« Reply #60 on: 01 June 2018, 23:23:12 »
nice picture.  Who drew it?

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Re: Kapteyn Universe (KU) Relaunch - Future Sourcebooks Announced
« Reply #61 on: 02 June 2018, 09:44:50 »
Wait COMSTAR handed over Engines or plans for Warships???  What was she thinking?
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« Reply #62 on: 02 June 2018, 17:07:18 »
No, the technology and capacity was developed independently. I always found that bit of canon silly.
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« Reply #63 on: 02 June 2018, 20:22:11 »
nice picture.  Who drew it?

Just checking with him on how he would like to be referred to.

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« Reply #64 on: 09 June 2018, 04:01:31 »
SPOLIER ALERT!!!!!!

Here is a sneak peak of one of the HAF brigades from Field Report: Terran Hegemony.

ALLIANCE REGIMENTS

Forming the core of the new HAF, the Alliance Regiments are often eclipsed by the more prestigious and larger, Hegemony Guards, Altairan Dragoons and Solarian Hussars brigades, but they continue to remain stalwart defenders of the reformed Hegemony. One of the largest corps in the HAF, the army counts no less than fifteen Alliance Regiments in its ranks, and despite their position in the HAF the High Command has made it a priority to supply the Alliance units with adequate supplies and advanced technology. Every single command saw action during the reclamation, with Raymond’s Volunteers—formerly known as the 79th CBG—responsible for the capture of Terra Firma during the Fourth Succession War.

CONDITION

Major General Joannah Ben-Shimol was born in the Federated Suns’ Draconis March and, after graduating from Lombard University of Torrence with a degree in political science, enlisted in the Com Guard where she helped shape the early CBGs of the HAF. A survivor of the brutal fighting on Graham IV, Ben-Shimol was first in line to command the new Alliance Regulars corps.

Assigned to Altair along with the Volunteers, Goreham’s Rangers are a fixture among the massive public and industrial work projects propping up across the planet’s surface. As a result, every BattleMech in the Rangers has hand actuators to facilitate their use in construction. Even new pilots are reissued a ’Mech with hand actuators if none are present.

The Kavvana are currently securing recently uncovered SLDF ruins in the former Quantico Marine Fortifications. Rumor is excavation teams have secured hidden Star League manufacturing equipment.

With the successful reintroduction of some of Caph’s more aggressive native fauna to Caph Prime and the decontamination of Brunnel, the Guardsmen and Foresters have spent the last two years reconstructing new barriers to protect the planet’s growing population. The rebound of Caph’s “dinosaurs” has led to a rise in poaching, and many of the regiments’ troops have taken to the wilderness while off-duty as unofficial park rangers to discourage the practice. Most poachers seem discouraged by the presence of the heavily armed BattleMechs.

The Riders and Alliance Guards are currently heading up garrison duty on Bryant where it is assisting reclamation of some of the planet’s Star League-era cities.

Unencumbered compared to their sister regiment, the McKellan’s Marines has been training hard to become the HAF’s premier blue water unit. While they’re not an SLDF CAAN regiment, some of Colonel McKellan’s troops have been experimenting with prototype UMUs.

Formerly the 79th CBG, Raymond’s Volunteers secured Terra Firma alongside the 208th and 388th CBGs. Now on Altair, the regiment is guarding the new aerospace fighter factories.

The Grenadiers and the Legion were instrumental in finally quelling the Sirian guerillas that have plagued Connaught since the Sirian Lancers defected from the Free Worlds League. Consummate anti-insurgent fighters, both regiments are working with the local militia to ensure no Liberation Units remain on-planet.

Colonel Marquez of the Iron Brigade actually requested assignment to Zollikofen—a descendant of his led one of the SLDF resistance cells during the Civil War—where he and his men help rebuild and protect the planet’s valuable mining industries.

Havelock’s Sharpshooters is currently trying to stem the tide of refugees fleeing to the Hegemony from the former Oriente Protectorate in the wake of the recent fighting. With Terran citizenship a long and arduous process, the Sharpshooters have the unenviable job of corralling and detaining illegal immigrants before deporting them back to League space.

Now garrisoned in the former barracks of the Confederation’s Warrior House Ijori, the Capolla Hussars came into possession of many of Ijori’s training materials.

Impressed with the Warrior House mantra and battlefield acumen, the Hussars have begun to embrace the Ijori philosophies as their own.

Offering little except for large open areas to train in, the Errai Dragoons have little to do except assist with Errai’s on-going reclamation projects. The HID recently launched a covert investigation of the Dragoons’ supply department suspecting that some or all may be involved in illegal smuggling and the sale of counterfeit visas.

Han’s Voltigeurs is another command chaffing for some action. However, compared to the troubled Fourteenth, the Voltigeurs have taken to hard training with Nanking’s other garrison units. Impressed with the regiment, the High Command has recently authorized a complete upgrade of the unit’s BattleMechs.

Goreham’s Rangers - Veteran/Reliable - Current Base: Altair
Storm Riders - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Bryant
Brunnel Foresters - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Caph
Alliance Guards - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Bryant
Kavvana Light Horse - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Carver V
McKellan’s Marines - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Carver V
Raymond’s Volunteers - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Altair
Iron Brigade - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Zollikofen
Errai Dragoons - Elite/Reliable - Current Base: Errai
Capolla Hussars - Veteran/Reliable - Current Base: Aldebaran
Athenry Guardsmen - Veteran/Reliable - Current Base: Caph
Connaught Grenadiers - Veteran/Reliable - Current Base: Connaught
Norfolk Legion - Veteran/Reliable - Current Base: Connaught
Havelock’s Sharpshooters - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Wyatt
Han’s Voltigeurs - Regular/Reliable - Current Base: Nanking


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Re: Kapteyn Universe (KU) Relaunch - Future Sourcebooks Announced
« Reply #65 on: 14 June 2018, 23:10:30 »
SPOLIER ALERT!!!!!!

Here is a sneak peak of one of the the Marian Legions from Field Report: Minor Powers

Marian Hegemony

Overview

Domum Maniplus
With the division of the now numerous Legions into Maniplus, or Brigades, the older Legions became the defence of the core worlds of the Marian Hegemony.  These are the Legions that were raised from the core worlds of the Hegemony and the Niops system and are, apart from the Praetorian Guard, considered the most reliable of the Caesar’s troops.  Each of the five Legions in the Domum Maniplus (Home Brigade) saw extensive service over the course of the 4th Succession War and have become a battle hardened and powerful force.  The Domum Maniplus takes its role and history very seriously, leading to some to label the formation arrogant.  Though this may be the case, the Domum Maniplus has the record to back its claims and swagger.

The Domum Maniplus is led by Imperator Secundus Willhem Arex, former commander of Legio I, who developed a reputation as a ruthless battlefield commander, totally devoted to the ideals of the Hegemony and the rule of the Caesar.  With his example, the five Legions under his command display a similar dedication to the Marian Hegemony and Caesar O’Rielly.

Percute Maniplus
Percute Maniplus (Strike Brigade) is the mobile reaction force of the Marian Legions.  Originally built around the Legions raised from the former mercenary unit the Blackstone Highlanders, the Maniplus was expanded with the addition of the Praetorian Guards.  Although the Praetorians were the bodyguard unit of the Caesar, they were seen as too valuable to be left guarding Alphard and added to the Percute Maniplus.

Led by Imperator Secundus Shaun Lawer, the Percute Maniplus has roved all across Marian space, responding to incursions and pirate raids.  The only formation with permanently attached DropShip and JumpShip assets, the Percute Maniplus is easily deployed to any crisis point in the Hegemony.

Termini Maniplus
The Termini Maniplus (Border Brigade) consist of the latter raised Legions that were put together with the assistance of foreign powers.  With the largess that the Marians received, six Legions were raised, nearly doubling the strength of the Caesar’s forces.  However, though looking good on paper, the new Legions were staffed by very green troops and fared poorly during the campaigns against the Free Worlds League and Principality of Regulus.  Since the end of the 4th Succession War, the Legions of the Termini Maniplus have been the last in line for resupply and replacements.

The Termini Maniplus is led by Imperator Secundus Robert Kron, the man responsible for training and equipping the six Legions.  Imperator Kron has worked hard to do all he can for his Legions, but their record and lack of pedigree stand against all his efforts.

Coloniae Maniplus
The Coloniae Maniplus (Colonial Brigade) is the latest addition to the forces of the Marian Hegemony.  As the small realm’s territory continued to expand through colonization, the Legions became over stretched and unable to effectively police the realm’s long borders.

In order to lighten the load on the more established Legions, the Colonial Brigade was raised, mainly from settlers of the new worlds and equipped with equipment discarded or mothballed by the more senior Legions.  Though a good idea on paper, the lack of proper attention which was paid to these Legion’s formation has meant that they are disorganized, poorly equipped, and suffering from morale problems.

Commanded by Imperator Secundus Ether Khan, the Coloniae Maniplus has already gained a reputation as a posting for those on the way out.  Imperator Khan has not helped matters by desending into the bottle a regularly degrading performance for her own troops.
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« Reply #66 on: 21 June 2018, 22:30:51 »
SPOLIER ALERT!!!!!!

Here is a sneak peak at the defining Trial of the Clans of the KU, the one that changes much of what you think you know of the Clans. from The Clans: Volume I.

Rite and Trial of Supplication
When invoked by the Grand Council or ilKhan, any accused Clan could refute the charges of a passing vote with a Trial of Supplication. Organized like a typical Trial of Grievance, a losing Clan ran the risk of being placed under the personal administration of the ilKhan for ten years and forfeit their Khans’ right to vote or attend Grand Council meetings. In addition, the loser would have to distribute 19% of their resources (as calculated by the Free Guilds) to be evenly distributed to the other Clans as surkai for their deviation.

However, should a Clan self-invoke the Rite of Supplication before the ilKhan and Grand Council no trial would be fought, and only 9.5% of their total resources would be forfeited to the other Clans. Andery believed a lesser punishment would be a Clan’s reward for freely admitting their honor debt to all of the Clans. While a Rite Clan was still placed under the ilKhan’s jurisdiction for ten years their Khans were still allowed to attend Grand Council meetings.

Regardless of how a Clan entered Supplication, however, the Clan’s Khans were forced to step down from office. Since responsibility of a Clan rested with its leaders, Khans bore full responsibility for their Clan’s deviant ways. In addition, a supplicating Clan was forced to adhere to a two-year moratorium on inter-Clan Trials. While this component of Supplication would cause the most controversy and angst among the martial-drive Clans, it was a necessary part of the healing process. Not to be denied the right to some form of honourable combat, many supplicating Clans would use the time to reorganize and rebuild. Since Supplication did not affect the execution of internal trials, supplicating Clans often fought a large number of internal trials to maintain their fighting edge.

During the ilKhan’s administration, he would be responsible for providing regular status reports to the Grand Council on the supplicating Clan’s progress. Status reports and administration were enforced by the Clan Watch, which became the preferred tool to ensure Supplicants were progressing and adhering to the ilKhan’s tenets.
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Re: Kapteyn Universe (KU) Relaunch - Future Sourcebooks Announced
« Reply #67 on: 22 June 2018, 02:48:22 »
Very very very interesting stuff!  And as always, damn well written.  And it seems in the KU that Andrey survived, hopefully tempering his quite clearly loony brothers excesses.
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« Reply #68 on: 22 June 2018, 04:44:33 »
I like that rite.
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Re: Kapteyn Universe (KU) Relaunch - Future Sourcebooks Announced
« Reply #69 on: 22 March 2019, 02:35:27 »
SPOLIER ALERT!!!!!!

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Termini Maniplus
The Termini Maniplus (Border Brigade) consist of the latter raised Legions that were put together with the assistance of foreign powers.  With the largess that the Marians received, six Legions were raised, nearly doubling the strength of the Caesar’s forces.  However, though looking good on paper, the new Legions were staffed by very green troops and fared poorly during the campaigns against the Free Worlds League and Principality of Regulus.  Since the end of the 4th Succession War, the Legions of the Termini Maniplus have been the last in line for resupply and replacements.

The Termini Maniplus is led by Imperator Secundus Robert Kron, the man responsible for training and equipping the six Legions.  Imperator Kron has worked hard to do all he can for his Legions, but their record and lack of pedigree stand against all his efforts.

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In the Late Roman Empire, the troops that were along the borders of the Empire were called "Limitanei".

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« Reply #70 on: 06 April 2019, 11:40:38 »
Are the novels available in PDF, or just posted on the OBT forums?

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« Reply #71 on: 05 May 2019, 07:00:19 »
SPOLIER ALERT!!!!!!

Here is a sneak peak of one of the the Marian Legions from Field Report: Minor Powers

Marian Hegemony

Overview

Domum Maniplus
With the division of the now numerous Legions into Maniplus, or Brigades, the older Legions became the defence of the core worlds of the Marian Hegemony.  These are the Legions that were raised from the core worlds of the Hegemony and the Niops system and are, apart from the Praetorian Guard, considered the most reliable of the Caesar’s troops.  Each of the five Legions in the Domum Maniplus (Home Brigade) saw extensive service over the course of the 4th Succession War and have become a battle hardened and powerful force.  The Domum Maniplus takes its role and history very seriously, leading to some to label the formation arrogant.  Though this may be the case, the Domum Maniplus has the record to back its claims and swagger.

The Domum Maniplus is led by Imperator Secundus Willhem Arex, former commander of Legio I, who developed a reputation as a ruthless battlefield commander, totally devoted to the ideals of the Hegemony and the rule of the Caesar.  With his example, the five Legions under his command display a similar dedication to the Marian Hegemony and Caesar O’Rielly.

Percute Maniplus
Percute Maniplus (Strike Brigade) is the mobile reaction force of the Marian Legions.  Originally built around the Legions raised from the former mercenary unit the Blackstone Highlanders, the Maniplus was expanded with the addition of the Praetorian Guards.  Although the Praetorians were the bodyguard unit of the Caesar, they were seen as too valuable to be left guarding Alphard and added to the Percute Maniplus.

Led by Imperator Secundus Shaun Lawer, the Percute Maniplus has roved all across Marian space, responding to incursions and pirate raids.  The only formation with permanently attached DropShip and JumpShip assets, the Percute Maniplus is easily deployed to any crisis point in the Hegemony.

Termini Maniplus
The Termini Maniplus (Border Brigade) consist of the latter raised Legions that were put together with the assistance of foreign powers.  With the largess that the Marians received, six Legions were raised, nearly doubling the strength of the Caesar’s forces.  However, though looking good on paper, the new Legions were staffed by very green troops and fared poorly during the campaigns against the Free Worlds League and Principality of Regulus.  Since the end of the 4th Succession War, the Legions of the Termini Maniplus have been the last in line for resupply and replacements.

The Termini Maniplus is led by Imperator Secundus Robert Kron, the man responsible for training and equipping the six Legions.  Imperator Kron has worked hard to do all he can for his Legions, but their record and lack of pedigree stand against all his efforts.

Coloniae Maniplus
The Coloniae Maniplus (Colonial Brigade) is the latest addition to the forces of the Marian Hegemony.  As the small realm’s territory continued to expand through colonization, the Legions became over stretched and unable to effectively police the realm’s long borders.

In order to lighten the load on the more established Legions, the Colonial Brigade was raised, mainly from settlers of the new worlds and equipped with equipment discarded or mothballed by the more senior Legions.  Though a good idea on paper, the lack of proper attention which was paid to these Legion’s formation has meant that they are disorganized, poorly equipped, and suffering from morale problems.

Commanded by Imperator Secundus Ether Khan, the Coloniae Maniplus has already gained a reputation as a posting for those on the way out.  Imperator Khan has not helped matters by desending into the bottle a regularly degrading performance for her own troops.

Domum Maniplus  correct in Latin is Custodi Domus
Percute Maniplus correct in Latin is Percutiens Legio
Termini Maniplus correct in Latin is Terminus Cohortis, Limitanei from Limes
Coloniae Maniplus correct in Latin is Coloni Legio

Roman Army Structure:
Maniples = 120 men
Cohors = 480 men (4 maniples)
Legio = ~5.000 men (10 cohorts)

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« Reply #72 on: 05 May 2019, 12:02:44 »
nice to see this back

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« Reply #73 on: 05 May 2019, 14:08:23 »
afternoon , black , just 1 quick question  , when will more be available ....


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« Reply #75 on: 18 May 2019, 23:24:17 »
evening folks , just going through my files , had miss filed all the old kapteyn stuff of blacknovas' . if anyone still would like their own copies of these files give me a pm . hairbear541

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« Reply #76 on: 19 May 2019, 06:35:19 »
 :thumbsup:
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