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Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« on: 26 March 2011, 12:41:13 »
Essentially a brief timeline for a Clan Invasion coming from the Rim rather than the Core.

3049
   Jan   Advance forces set out from the Clan Homeworlds.
   Aug   Clan Smoke Jaguar begins attacks on Taurian Concordat
   Sep   Clan Jade Falcon begins attacks on Magistracy of Canopus
      Clan Ghost Bear takes Portland, Rockwellawan and Herotitus as a staging grounds
      Clan Wolf takes Addasaur, Spencer and Detroit as staging grounds.
   Oct   Reports begin to reach the Inner Sphere of heavy raiding in the Magistracy and of massive and brutal battles taking place in the Concordat.
   Nov   Clan Jade Falcon reaches Canopus and the border with the Free Worlds League.
      The Grand Council suggest assigning the Steel Vipers to finish off the Magistracy in order to provide them with a staging ground but IlKhan Showers persuades them not to.
   Dec   ComStar makes first contact with the Clans.

3050
   Feb   A Grand Kurultai convenes to make final adjustments to the strategy
   Mar   Clans Ghost Bear, Wolf and Jade Falcon launch their first waves
      Clan Smoke Jaguar succeed in taking several more Taurian worlds but have still not managed  to take the core.
   Apr   Clan Smoke Jaguars failure is revealed to the Grand Council. IlKhan Showers is forced to accept the use of the Steel Vipers to take over the Smoke Jaguar corridor until the Taurians are beaten. Clan Diamond Shark and Clan Nova Cat are authorised to bring their reserves forwards.
   May   Clans Ghost Bear, Wolf, Jade Falcon and Steel Viper launch the second wave of the invasion.
      Clan Smoke Jaguar take several more Taurian Worlds but have still not penetrated the coreworlds. They also take two worlds bypassed by the Steel Vipers.
   June   The Grand Council is alerted to major atrocities being carried out by the Smoke Jaguars. Showers is barely able to avert censure by proving the Taurian use of Nuclear and Chemical weapons.
      Clan Wolf begins its third wave ahead of schedule.
      Clans Ghost Bear, Jade Falcon and Steel Viper begin their third waves.
   July   Clan Wolf wins bidding to take Furud and Shiro III, forcing Clan Jade Falcon to alter their axis of advance deeper into the FWL.
   Aug   Clan Smoke Jaguar declare victory over the Taurian Concordat. However they have done so by such heavy use of orbital bombardment and weapons of mass destruction that several core worlds of the Concordat have been rendered lifeless. An estimated 50% of the Taurians are dead.
      Clan Wolf and Clan Jade Falcon launch their fourth waves.
   Sep   Clan Ghost Bear and Clan Steel Viper launch their fourth waves.
      ComStar uncovers the extent of damage done to the Taurians. IlKhan Showers is accused of hiding the evidence and killed in a Trial of Greivance by Khan Ulric Kerensky. Home Clans call for a Trial of Absorption and Clan Star Adder secures the right to fight them in the Homeworlds while Clan Nova Cat secures the right to fight the remaining Touman in the Inner Sphere.
   Oct   The Grand Council depart for Strana Mechty to elect a new IlKhan.

3051
   Jan   Outreach Conference convenes.
   May   Theodore Kurita is ordered home from Outreach by his father. He agrees to reduce garrisons  abutting the Draconis March to ease the redeployment of the AFFC but cannot offer substantial aid.
   Jun   Ulric Kerensky is elected ilKhan. He appoints Clan Diamond Shark to reinforce the still
      Steel Viper/Smoke Jaguar corridor.
   Oct   The fifth wave of the invasion is launched.
      Clan Diamond Shark seize several worlds from the Federated Suns

3052
   Jan   ComStar provides Clan Diamond Shark with information on the defenses of New Syrtis.
      The sixth wave of the invasion is launched.
   Feb   Clan Diamond Shark takes New Syrtis
   April   ComStar bids to fight the Clans on New Sagan
   May   Battle of New Sagan: the Clans lose and the Invasion ends.
      

State of Combatant Clans and States, July 3052

Clan Diamond Shark - controlling only ten worlds taken from the Federated Commonwealthl, the Diamond Sharks may appear to be the weakest of the invaders but their Touman is recoevering swiftly and several worlds in their occupation zone are wealthy. They are also exploring the possibility of trade with the Inner Sphere, particularly the impoverished worlds of the Federated Commonwealth's outback.

Clan Ghost Bear - having set themselves moderate goals in each wave of attacks, the Ghost Bears succeeded in having the lowest casualty rates out of all the Clans. They did fight and win two of the toughest battles of the early stages: on Menke and Grand Base; but after reorganising during the lull they proved their might by bringing down most of the St Ives Compact with relative ease during the Fifth and Sixth Waves.

Clan Jade Falcon - making the most progress towards Terra, a few light years more advanced than Clan Wolf by the end of the invasion, the Jade Falcons are now alone at the head of the Crusader faction, albeit one tainted by the atrocities of their long-term allies among the Smoke Jaguars. With the longest border open to the Inner Sphere and having suffered among the heaviest losses on New Sagan, the Jade Falcons may be vulnerable in the short term to both the Free Worlds League and their fellow Clans.

Clan Nova Cat - Although they have conquered no worlds directly and only sent a token force to New Sagan, the Nova Cat forces are in parlous state, being bled through a thousand minor attacks as they try to pacify the remaining Taurian worlds. Faced with guerilla warfare, the Cats are attempting restraint to prove that they are different from the Smoke Jaguars. Thus far this has not been a successful policy and garrison units are taking fearful casualties.

Clan Smoke Jaguar - no Clan is as reviled by either side of the Invasion as that of the Smoke Jaguars. Over a course of twelve months, their touman took sixty-percent losses fighting the Taurian Concordat with brutality escalating from nuclear attacks on warships by the Taurians to the point of the Jaguars unleashing orbital bombardment pre-emptively on populated areas. Their homeworld holdings were absorbed by Clan Star Adder but in the Inner Sphere Clan Nova Cat all but eradicated Smoke Jaguar warriors and civilians alike.

Clan Steel Viper - consistently the slowest of the Clans to advance, the Steel Vipers were nonetheless pitted against elements of the strongest military in the Inner Sphere, which seemed largely unable to stop them. With their flanks largely protected, the Steel Vipers main problem is recovering from their losses on New Sagan.

Clan Wolf - undoubtedly the most successful of the invading Clans, having conquered the largest occupation zone and secured the only victory on New Sagan, Clan Wolf stands in a dominant position backed by the Warden Clans. Given their relatively short border with the Inner Sphere, it is likely that the Wolves will seek to expand their invasion zone at the expense of their long term adversaries in Clan Jade Falcon.

Capellan Confederation - shattered by the juggernaut of the Federated Commonwealth twenty years ago, the Capellans could not resist the Clans despite many units fighting bravely. The two worlds that remain independent have joined the St Ives Compact following the demise of Romano Liao.

Federated Commonwealth - a lesser state would be reeling under the loss of more than fifty worlds and a dozen worlds but the Federated Commonwealth has barely shaken and regiments are flooding towards the new border. However, the death of Marshal of Armies Morgan Hasek-Davion and loss of the March Capital New Syrtis has left local military command in no state to contemplate a counteroffensive.

Free Worlds League - the loss of two major provinces, shattering of two others and conquest of dozens of minor provinces has shaken the Free Worlds League. Captain-General Marik requested, and was granted, extraordinary authority to respond to the threat. By stripping other borders, he has reinforced worlds neighbouring the Clans and has authorised a massive military build up, partly financed by aid from the Federated Commonwealth. The unmentioned price for this was the marriage in June 3052 of Isis Marik to Victor Steiner-Davion, heralding a future merger of the Free Worlds League into the Federated Commonwealth.

Magistracy of Canopus - while a shattered fragment of what once was, the Magistracy endures. The Magestrix and her immediate family escaped from the Jade Falcons and the remaining worlds were spared by little more than Leo Showers wish to avoid examination of his own Clan's progress. The remaining worlds are as concerned about beating off pirate attacks and the ambitions of their Marian neighbours as they are about the Clans.

St Ives Compact - the St Ives Compact was almost completely overrun by Clan Ghost Bear and Clan Steel Viper. The remaining worlds are still holding out under the leadership of Candace Liao but their dependence on the Federated Commonwealth has been underscored.

Taurian Concordat - essentially annihilated, the Taurians take no satisfaction in the downfall of their conquerers. They went down fighting and in the process expended a nuclear and chemical arsenal that had few equals. A few colonies have escaped attantion so far and Clan Nova Cat is attemping restoration but the resources required are crippling and hatred for the Clans as a whole is hardly lower than that for Smoke Jaguars.
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #1 on: 27 March 2011, 04:24:31 »
I really wonder where you cook all these ideas. :D

Some questions that arise, though:
* Taurian attitude to FedCom aid?
* C* ROM Operation Scorpion - how did it fare this time? Did it happen, even?
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #2 on: 27 March 2011, 06:43:35 »
Maybe do the same, but on greater scale?  ;)
New place of final battle - Outreach.  What if Dragoons will turn a coat in the middle of battle?
New weapon suppliers and assistans for attacked Great Housies - LC and DC (Yep, Garnd Dragons and DC omnises all the way...)
Sian falls. Sun Tsu become a Wolf Khan...
Atreus under siege... and had a last moment help from skye regiments...
New Syrtis or St.Ives (Kai working?) can be a another Wolkott...




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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #3 on: 27 March 2011, 08:08:57 »
Not sure the DC omnis would be developed by DC, really. They're on the back-end, so they'd not have that much 'loot' to work from.

On the otehr hand, the CapCon/St Ives... Think they'd go for Stealth Armor even earlier to offset the range advantages of Clans? :D
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #4 on: 27 March 2011, 12:12:50 »
Wouldn't coming in from that direction reek havoc on supply lines already way too long?

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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #5 on: 27 March 2011, 12:22:56 »
Wouldn't coming in from that direction reek havoc on supply lines already way too long?


The Snow Ravens are really in the driver's seat now. All of the invading Clans are fighting for their profit, who says pimping isn't easy?
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #6 on: 27 March 2011, 12:25:28 »
Wouldn't coming in from that direction reek havoc on supply lines already way too long?
Look closer on title, please ;) "Kerensky Turns Right"
in this AU Kerensky's Cluster lie "below" of CapCon on map.

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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #7 on: 27 March 2011, 12:31:09 »
Aha, that's what you meant. The clans are at the bottom of the map instead of the top.

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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #8 on: 27 March 2011, 13:07:17 »
There wouldn't be any DC Omnis i think. Its not just the salvage they lack, one of their biggest reengeniering boosts were those fully intact Omnis from Wolcott.
OTOH, the NAIS sits much closer to the frontlines now...

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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #9 on: 27 March 2011, 17:59:57 »
I really wonder where you cook all these ideas. :D

Some questions that arise, though:
* Taurian attitude to FedCom aid?
* C* ROM Operation Scorpion - how did it fare this time? Did it happen, even?
By the time the FedCom grasped what was going on, it had problems of its own. For the most part, they've been relatively generous to Taurian refugees and frantically preparing in  case the Steel Vipers or Ghost Bears start acting the same way as the Smoke Jaguars.

I imagine that something like Operation Scorpion did happen. Probably it was just as much of a damp squib though.
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #10 on: 28 March 2011, 02:26:02 »
How is the DC's relationship with the FWL and what is the FRR up to?

I'd think the FRR is probably watching the Dragon rather nervously at the moment.
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #11 on: 02 April 2011, 23:39:12 »
In all honesty, i'd expect to be seeing military investment in the FRR from the Fed Com and FWL in this scenario. The FRR are largely neutral, and can arguably be trusted to act as a supplier with little objection particularly if military investment went in their direction. It may also be possible for the FRR to be the ones focused on Omnimech construction, given that the NAIS would likely do the footwork and as the Lyrans would be supplying the majority of military supplies to the FWL, SIC and FS (and thus may react adversely to the loss of quick profits from retooling their factories) the FRR could get a good deal pouring foreign investment into experiment weaponry based on NAIS blueprints.

I don't feel that the DC has the military industry to really support other states due to their focus on Luthien Armour Works,  as their major military supplier, may reduce the amount of available output that could be sent to the front. Not to mention that the Dracs are likely to send Light Mechs and Chargers. (not to mention the fact that the Dracs under Takashi may just rebuild their military and invade the Draconis March if New Avalon was threatened (the reverse of the Battle of Luthien situation).
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #12 on: 03 April 2011, 03:23:45 »
The Combine would probably offer no aid to the rest of the Inner Sphere but would bolster their armies to take on the Federated Commonwealth should it collapse in the face of the Clans.

The FRR would probably want examples of the advanced tech and be glad to trade their production for it. Not on such 'generous' terms as those the FWL worked under in canon though.
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #13 on: 03 April 2011, 17:10:00 »
I wonder if Takashi would have the opportunity to challenge Jaime Wolf for a duel in 3054, and create the chain of events that would lead to his seppuku.

While Takashi would order Theodore to not give further aid, I don't think Teddy the K would wholly withhold his support. It's an opportunity that could be exploited after all, with the potential to attract foreign investors in the relatively secure section of Combine space.

Also, some regiments could be lent out to the FWL, say on mutual maneuvers or cross-training. Clan salvage can be split, DCMS units would get some experience (preferably after being sufficiently upgraded), and either way the Combine wins. It's not very samurai, after all, to let others fight a superior foe. I don't think Kurita pride would allow them to remain inactive for long.


Will you be developing this into a story?

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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #14 on: 04 April 2011, 03:58:06 »
Probably not.
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #15 on: 07 April 2011, 01:43:15 »
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Re: Kerensky Turns Right (AU)
« Reply #16 on: 07 April 2011, 07:58:37 »
Probably not.

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