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Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« on: 16 January 2021, 22:16:12 »
So I've been planning to write an article on Sarna about the Republic's first war with the CC, and a couple of questions come to mind. Are there any substantial sources apart from FM:3085, and does the latter conflict have a specific name?

Regarding the latter, while the brushfire with the ex-FWL members all falls under 'Operation Golden Dawn' the Capellan war was longer and larger, and involved two major operations so using just 'Operation Golden Fortress' doesn't quite cover the whole conflict IMHO. I'm thinking of just titling the article 'Capellan-Republic War' but if there's something more specific in canon I'll use that.
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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #1 on: 16 January 2021, 22:20:27 »
Have you checked JHS: Terra or Final Reckoning? Maybe they have some tidbits, especially the latter.
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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #2 on: 17 January 2021, 00:12:07 »
Wars of the republic era

Operational Turning Points: Capellan Crusades

don't know, I've read neither. but there might be something?
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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #3 on: 17 January 2021, 01:52:22 »
Wars of the republic era has some, relating it mainly to later conflicts but does provide some insight.

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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #4 on: 17 January 2021, 01:52:33 »
The Republic offensive was called Operation Vindolanda, if that helps.

But naw, there's not a whole lot of detail on the entire affair. FM:3085 has the most information, from what I can see, with a few more minor details in TR:3085 and OTP:Stone's Trackers. Other sources, at a quick glance, appear to repeat information that can already be found in the Field Manual.
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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #5 on: 18 January 2021, 03:46:29 »
The Capellan attack was dubbed Golden Fortress and it targeted mostly Capellan worlds that the Republic had occupied during the Jihad. There is a small tidbit that Kai Allard Liao defected when the Capellan High Command ordered his Lancers to attack a planet that was never part of the Confederation (Terra Firma). The attack was meant to force the Republic into a weaker baragin position and targeted worlds through a line from Capolla through Acamar, Woodstock and Angol to Tikonov. Tikonov also sw the destruction of Stone's Stalwarts. But Stone refused to even listen to the demands after the Capellans had won their planets back and he ordered a counter strike. Operation Vindolanda was the attack on Tikonov that saw the decimation of 5 Warrior houses. After that the Republic entered Liao space and crushed the last Capellan reserves in the planet Liao. Final Rekoning hints that the Republic was already preparing for an armed conflict with House Liao.

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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #6 on: 18 January 2021, 17:17:52 »
Excellent, thank you all for the help :thumbsup:
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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #7 on: 04 February 2021, 01:47:06 »
All I know is the Republic killed Faith McCarron. Death to the Republic! ;)
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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #8 on: 04 February 2021, 11:30:50 »
(Nod) Death to the Republic.

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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #9 on: 04 February 2021, 21:07:16 »
All I know is the Republic killed Faith McCarron. Death to the Republic! ;)

She died well. Saddened to see her go though. I find Faith and Rahman’s very interesting  characters


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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #10 on: 04 February 2021, 23:34:11 »
I always felt it was bit odd that the wars were never given actual names. I know that you have look from the future to the past to establish a name historians give them.

However, MWDA history is mushed up little bit the way it was written by WizKids.  They were referred to as the Crusades. However the individual name per conflict was not really given a individual name. Which is i think leave people confused. 
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Re: Republic-Capellan war in the 3080s
« Reply #11 on: 04 February 2021, 23:43:00 »
She died well. Saddened to see her go though. I find Faith and Rahman’s very interesting  characters

I was just stoked to find a "Faith McC" (Even if it was McCarron instead of McClosky) in the Battletech universe, but then, alas, she got the axe. :(
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