- Wisconsin is raided by a battalion-strong BattleMech force from the pirate band the Hateful Survivors, who are defeated by the mercenary unit Pandora's Box.
- The pirate band known as the Hellion Harpies raid Siendou but face heavy resistance from the indigenous mercenary unit Ogoun's Machete.
- After discovering a Lyran plot against them, Clan Wolf launches an invasion of the Lyran Commonwealth.
- Carvajal is unsuccessfully invaded by pirate forces.
- The 4th Regulan Hussars fail to capture Aitutaki.
- The 2nd Bear Regulars defend Jabuka from elements of the Jade Falcon's Fifty-third Battle Cluster, destroying the attacking Jade Falcon forces.
- The 2nd Falcon Jaegers successfully defend Chahar from invading forces.
- January 15th: Clan Hell's Horses agree to ally with Clan Jade Falcon in a drive for Terra.
- The QSM Quasimodo BattleMech manufactured by Kali Yama and the Alphard Trading Corporation debuts in the Solaris VII arenas.