Andurien Secession

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The Andurian Secession Crisis, or more simply the Andurien Crisis, began in September 3030 when the the Duchy of Andurien rebelled against the Free Worlds League, seceding to create a small nation state unto itself and allying with the Magistracy of Canopus to invade the Capellan Confederation. The League's initial response to this secession was stymied by the incapacitation of Captain-General Janos Marik by a sudden stroke, and against a Confederation severely weakened by the Fourth Succession War the Andurien-Canopus alliance made a number of initial gains. However, by 3035 the Confederation had managed to throw back the invaders, and the Free Worlds League Military began its campaign to reconquer the renegade province. It would not be until 3040 before the last resistance was pacified and the crisis ended.[1]

Prelude[edit]

Andurien had been the cause of much trouble for the Free Worlds ever since it was conquered by Allan Marik and given to the Humphreys family to rule. The Age of War began when the Capellan Confederation declared war on the Free Worlds to "liberate" the planet from their rule, and the two powers fought three separate conflicts over the issue. The last lead directly to the creation of the Star League, which declared the matter in favor of House Liao and granted them control over Andurien. The rump Duchy of Andurien remained under the rule of House Humphreys, which relocated to Kanata and (despite the insulting loss of Andurien) continued to serve the Free Worlds and Star League. Melissa Humphreys was appointed governor of the occupied Magistracy of Canopus after the Reunification War, where she helped to rebuild and modernize the Periphery nation and cement a good relationship between her family and the Centrellas. The start of the Succession Wars saw Andurien reconquered by Marik forces, and it would remain part of the Free Worlds throughout the era under the rule of the Humphreys.[2]

The Humphreys' relationship with House Marik had also been contentious, a fact highlighted during the reign of Dame Catherine Humphreys. Since first ascending to her position, Dame Humphreys had taken a strict isolationist stance and invoked the Home Defense Act every year to keep Andurien forces out of federal control.[3] Dame Humphreys refused to take sides during Anton's Revolt, but it is believed the rebellion helped galvanized her own aspirations of independence for Andurien. After being rebuffed by the Principality of Regulus, Catherine sough aid for this dream from outside the League and reached out to her friend, Magestrix Kyalla Centrella, who entered into a secret agreement to create a new nation together.[4][5]

The Fourth Succession War was not nearly as damaging to the Free Worlds League as it was to the Capellan Confederation and Draconis Combine, but it would lay the seeds for Andurien's attempt at secession. While not targeted by the Federated Commonwealth, the League was compelled into the fight as part of the Kapteyn Accords. Janos Marik's feet-dragging on the matter was not to his allies' liking though, and after a half-hearted offensive the FWLM was forced to retreat by a surprise attack from the "Tikonov Free Republic" supported by Lyran forces. Part or all of several provinces were lost, and Parliament was furious.

Amongst the loudest critics was Catherine Humphreys, who argued the Captain-General needed to retake the worlds lost to FedCom and immediately attack the Confederation to, as she put it, "put a sick animal out of its misery." Indeed, during the last years of the war Catherine had ordered the secret bombing of a Capellan hospital on Scarborough and used the CCAF's reactions as justification to occupy Palladaine with Andurien troops for a brief time. However, weeks of furious arguments was apparently leading nowhere, and Catherine's patience had run out. On 11 September 3030, Dame Humphreys declared the Act of Incorporation null and void and formally allied the now-independent Duchy of Andurien with the Magistracy of Canopus. Two days later, the Defenders of Andurien and Magistracy Armed Forces launched their invasion of the Capellan Confederation.[6][5]

Andurien-Canopus Invasion[edit]

3030[edit]

In their opening attacks on the Confederation, the Anduriens and Canopians were pursuing two wildly different strategies. With no reserves and only one regiment held back to defend Andurien, Dame Humphreys' forces targeted key Capellan worlds in an attempt to shatter the defenders' military, economy and fighting spirit before they realized a war was on. Meanwhile, the Magistracy's goal was simply to capture as much territory as possible, and attacked along a broad front. On many planets, the attackers met minimal if any resistance and were able to quickly capture their targets. However, the invasions of worlds vital to the Confederation such as Betelgeuse and Grand Base stalled for lack of adequate forces and stiff resistance by the CCAF.[7]

When news of the Andurien secession reached the other League planets it created a backlash in favor of the Marik rulers. Using this mandate, Captain-General Janos Marik took steps to consolidate his power, most significantly with the creation of the Internal Emergency Act of 3030. The primary provision of this act was to strip many of the powers of the Home Defense Act which had limited the power of both the Captain-General and the federal government to demand combat forces from local and regional governments. Opposition to this act from Parliament was browbeaten into submission as being unpatriotic - though notably both the Principality of Regulus and the Duchy of Oriente were not subject to the new Acts restrictions - and it was passed with minimal debate.[8][9]

Unfortunately, on 22 October, Janos Marik suffered a stroke which left him unable to discharge his duties as Captain-General. With no appointed heir, a power struggle broke out between Duggan Marik and Duncan Marik, with Parliament deadlocked over whom should take over. This situation would last for months and leave the League unable to respond to the Anduriens' secession.[9]

Date Location Attacker Defender Outcome
13 September Primus Mercenary CCAF
  • Militia
Andurien Victory
13 September Prix Mercenary
  • Tooth of Ymir
    • 1 battalion
CCAF
  • None
Andurien Victory
  • Planetary government surrenders without fight
19 September Repulse MAF CCAF Stalemate
  • MAF forces control only major population centers
29 September Grand Base Andurien CCAF Stalemate
  • Earthwerks factory partially captured
  • CCAF training facilities captured
October Palladaine Andurien CCAF
  • Militia
Andurien Victory
October Drozan MAF

Mercenary

Capellan Stalemate
  • MAF forces control agricultural infrastructure
  • CCAF forces control mountains, urban centers
October Renown MAF

Mercenary

CCAF
  • Militia
Canopian Victory
October New Roland MAF CCAF
  • Militia
Canopian Victory
November Altorra Mercenary CCAF
  • Militia
Andurien Victory
  • Raiding only
November/December Fronde Mercenary
  • Carson's Renegades
CCAF
  • Militia
Andurien Victory
  • Raiding only
November Gunthar MAF Mercenary Stalemate
2 December Betelgeuse Andurien CCAF Stalemate
12 December Jacomarie MAF CCAF
  • Militia
Canopian Victory
December Sax MAF
  • Canopian Highlanders
    • MacGraw's Marauders
CCAF
  • Militia
Canopian Victory
  • Violent reprisals against guerrilla attacks inflame insurgency
December Andarmax MAF
  • Magistracy Militia

Mercenary

CCAF
  • Militia
Canopian Victory

3031[edit]

With the lack of a military reprisal from the Free Worlds, the Duchy of Andurien continued to build on the gains it had made the previous year. Raiding forces were sent deep into Confederation territory to keep CCAF reinforcements at bay and additional worlds were occupied. Additionally, the worlds of Shiba and Buenos Aires voluntarily agreed to come under Andurien control in October thanks to a campaign of psychological warfare and targeted assassinations carried out by special "Liberation Units" the Anduriens had appropriated when they seceded. Unfortunately, the situation on Betelgeuse remained a quagmire, while Andurien forces were forced to retreat from Grand Base. The Magistracy too was bogged down in heavy fighting on several worlds, forcing them to reconsider expanding their front and instead resupplying ones already invested until they were resolved.[10]

Meanwhile, the succession crisis in the Free Worlds was finally resolved, though not to Duggan's or Duncan's liking. On 11 January Thomas Marik, having served in ComStar for the last few decades, returned to Atreus bearing Verigraph documents proving his claim as the rightful heir to the Captaincy-General. With the backing of several powerful supporters, including Duke Christopher Halas and SAFE Director Jaime Cornel, Thomas was made a regent by Parliament, assuming the title "Warden of the Perimeter Defenses" while his father remained as Captain-General.[11]

Date Location Attacker Defender Outcome
January-December Betelgeuse Andurien
  • 1st Defenders of Andurien

Mercenary

  • Tooth of Ymir (2 February)
CCAF Stalemate
January-December Gunthar MAF
  • 3rd Canopian Fusiliers
Mercenary
  • 15th Dracon Regiment
Stalemate
January-April Grand Base Andurien
  • 6th Defenders of Andurien
CCAF
  • Warrior House Fujita
    • 1 battalion
  • Death Commandos
  • Militia
Capellan Victory
  • Andurien forces retreat 17 April
January-July Repulse MAF
  • 2nd Canopian Light Horse
  • 2nd Canopian Cuirassiers
  • 2nd Canopian Fusiliers
CCAF
  • Kincade’s Rangers
Canopian Victory
  • Rangers retreat 9 May
  • Resistance ends 6 August
January-August Drozan MAF
  • 1st Canopian Light Horse
  • Harcourt's Destructors
    • Harcourt's Aliens

Mercenary

  • Caesar's Cohorts
CCAF
  • Warrior House Dai Da Chi
Canopian Victory
  • Warrior House disappears 3 August
February/March Hexare Mercenary
  • Carson's Renegades
CCAF Capellan Victory
  • Raid only
  • Mercenaries retreat 14 March
12 March Ingersoll Andurien CCAF Andurien Victory
  • Raid only
  • Anduriens retreat 23 March
March Palladaine CCAF Andurien
  • 3rd Defenders of Andurien
Andurien Victory
  • Armored Scouts investigated by
    Maskirovka for acting without orders
April Sigma Mare Andurien
  • 4th Defenders of Andurien
CCAF Andurien Victory
  • Second Cavalry effectively destroyed,
    CO prosecuted for negligence
9 May Hustaing Andurien
  • Carson's Renegades
CCAF
  • Home Guard
Andurien Victory
  • Raid only
May Jasmine Andurien
  • 5th Defenders of Andurien
CCAF Andurien Victory
  • Raid only
September Carmen Andurien
  • Carson's Renegades
CCAF
  • Militia
Andurien Victory
  • Raid only
  • Mercenaries escape 23 September

3032[edit]

The war had stalled for the Andurien-Canopus alliance and was threatening to turn against them. Dame Humphreys, having already lost two of her children to the fighting, was growing pessimistic about her chances for victory but knew there was no turning back. She suspected that the sluggish Confederation response to the invasion so far had been part of a Liao trick and kept her troops on high alert. Those fears were realized when the Big MAC showed up at Betelgeuse and ended the Andurien's hopes of capturing the vital manufacturing center. The Magistracy was able to hold on to many of the worlds it'd taken thus far, and Magestrix Centrella ordered her generals to prepare for future offensives, but they too started suffering losses as the Capellans fought back. In the meantime, Thomas Marik was content to allow the Anduriens to spend themselves fighting against the Capellans, using the time not just to gather intelligence but get his own house in order. Secessionist passions had flared up in the time since the crisis began, and many in Parliament still clamored for the Mariks to do something about the FedCom alliance, both of which would force the regent's hand and lead to unfortunate disasters.[12]

Date Location Attacker Defender Outcome
January-May Betelgeuse Andurien
  • 1st Defenders of Andurien
  • 3rd Defenders of Andurien (January)
  • 4th Defenders of Andurien (January)

Mercenary

  • Tooth of Ymir
CCAF
  • Warrior House Kamata
  • Warrior House Hiritsu
  • Prefectorate Guard (Mid-February)

Mercenary

Capellan Victory
  • All Andurien forces retreat by 23 May
January-July Gunthar MAF
  • 3rd Canopian Fusiliers
Mercenary
  • 15th Dracon Regiment
Capellan Victory
  • Fusiliers retreat on 9 July
January/February Bentley Andurien
  • 5th Defenders of Andurien
CCAF
  • None
Andurien Victory
  • Andurien forces depart 2 March
February Tsinghai FWLM Mercenary FedCom Victory
  • 4th Guards effectively destroyed,
    flee to FedCom territory
2 March Drozan CCAF
  • Warrior House Dai Da Chi
  • Kincade's Rangers
MAF
  • 1st Canopian Light Horse
  • Harcourt's Destructors
    • Harcourt's Aliens

Mercenary

  • Caesar's Cohorts
Capellan Victory
  • MAF survivors retreat early March
March Sigma Mare CCAF Andurien
  • Garrison forces
Capellan Victory
April Turin MAF
  • Canopian Highlanders
    • Long's Light Lancers
CCAF Capellan Victory
March Palladaine CCAF Andurien
  • 3rd Defenders of Andurien
Andurien Victory
  • Armored Scouts investigated by
    Maskirovka for acting without orders
June Latice Andurien
  • Carson’s Renegades
CCAF Andurien Victory
  • Raid only, escape after 36 hours
June Prix Mercenary
  • McCarron's Armored Cavalry
    • 2 regiments
Andurien
  • 3rd Defenders of Andurien
    • 1 battalion
  • Militia
    • 1 battalion
Capellan Victory
June Primus Mercenary
  • McCarron's Armored Cavalry
    • 2 regiments
Andurien
  • Garrison forces
Capellan Victory
  • DropShip accident claims 60 killed,
    largest loss of life for Big MAC
4 September Shiro III FWLM Andurien
  • Garrison forces
League Victory
  • Raid only
September Palladaine FWLM
  • Sixth Marik Militia
Andurien
  • Garrison forces
League Victory
  • Raid only
September Second Try FWLM Andurien
  • Garrison forces
League Victory
  • Raid only
September-October Wallacia FWLM Mercenary
  • Black Widow Battalion
Secessionist Victory
  • Wallacia & Kujari remain independent
    "associates of the Free Worlds"

3033[edit]

With the Capellan counter-attack still ongoing, the Magistracy fared the worst out of the alliance, losing worlds and valuable materiel to Liao forces. Luckily for the Anduriens, "stay-behind" groups were able to slow down the Liao offensive, buying them breathing space to pivot towards the Free Worlds. An attack was launched on Scarborough, base of operations for a number of FWLM raiding and reconnaissance missions into the Duchy of Andurien, but would end in defeat. Thomas Marik, continuing to placate critics in Parliament, launched additional raids into FedCom territory, promising that the territory lost during the 4th Succession War would be returned once the present crisis was resolved.[13]

Date Location Attacker Defender Outcome
April Jacomarie CCAF
  • Warrior House Dai Da Chi
  • Ishara's Grenadiers
MAF
  • Canopian Highlanders
    • Long's Light Lancers
Capellan Victory
May-June Repulse CCAF
  • Kincade's Rangers
  • Warrior House Dai Da Chi (10 June)
MAF
  • Harcourt's Destructors
    • Drummond's Destroyers
Capellan Victory
May Scarborough Andurien
  • 5th Defenders of Andurien
FWLM Free Worlds Victory
October Wasat FWLM FedCom
  • Garrison forces
Free Worlds Victory
  • Raid only
October Oliver FWLM FedCom
  • Garrison forces
Free Worlds Victory
  • Raid only

3034[edit]

The MAF retreat all line units back to bolster their defense.

The Anduriens fought their own battles against the FWLM.

Shiba[edit]

FWLM Forces:Fourth Defenders of Andurien
CCAF Forces:Nightriders + Wild Ones (both MAC)
Outcome:Only the sacrifice of some sub units saved the Defenders from total annihilation.[14]

Renown[edit]

MAF Forces:Drummond’s Destroyers + Jenkin’s Armored Cavalry
CCAF Forces:Ishara’s Grenadiers + Kincade’s Rangers
Outcome:With the arrival of the CCAF taskforce both units retreat back to Canopian space.[15]

Buenos Aires[edit]

Andurien Forces:Fifth Defenders of Andurien
CCAF Forces:Leo’s Demons + Barton’s Regiment (both MAC)
Outcome:The Defenders fight several weeks and abandon the planet after the news reached them that all conquered world were lost.[15]

Andarmax[edit]

MAF Forces:MacGraw’s Marauders + Killer Bees + Magistracy Militia
CCAF Forces:Kamakura’s Hussars + 5th MAC
Outcome:The Killer Bee's retreat and used their contract clausal to avoid unnecessary damage. The Marauders paid a high price for their defense and the militia was destroyed to the last man.[15]

Palladaine[edit]

Andurien Forces:none
CCAF Forces:Blandford’s Grenadiers
Outcome:The Grenadiers re-establish Capellan reign once more.[15]

New Roland[edit]

Forces:Clayborne’s Commandos + survivors of Task Force Duo
CCAF Forces:House Dai Da Chi + Kamakura’s Hussar
Outcome:The Canopian were disillusioned and their morale were low. The CCAF give all troops a final punishment, before all MAF forces retreat back to their home space.[15]

3035[edit]

The Strategios awnsered with a clear message to the invasion attempts of these two factions.

Andurien[edit]

Andurien Forces:N/A
CCAF Forces:Death Commandos (small unit)
Outcome:The Commandos were sent to kill the Duchess but had no success, but the message were clear.[16]

Canopus IV[edit]

MAF Forces:Raventhir’s Iron Hand + Canopian Cuirassiers
CCAF Forces:Leo’s Demons (MAC)
Outcome:The CCAF unit showed the Centrella family that their capital planet was in range of a reprisal attack. After that message deliver the raiders retreated back.[16]
The Captain General was assassinated through a bomb attack. The new Leader, Duncan Marik declare after a investigation the involvement of House Humphreys and declare war against Andurien.

Conquista[edit]

FWLM Forces:First Atrean Dragoons (1 Bat)
Andurien Forces:conventional forces
Outcome:The raid were executed to gather as many information as possible.[17]

Shiro III[edit]

FWLM Forces:First Atrean Dragoons (1 Bat)
Andurien Forces:First Defenders of Andurien + Fifth Defenders of Andurien
Outcome:The raiding forces retreat after probing the readiness of the defenders offworld. [17]

Milton[edit]

FLWM Forces:Fifth Regulan Hussars
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:The defending Hussars suffer some loses but could repel the invaders.[17]

Nestor[edit]

Forces:Second Republicans
FWLM Forces:Fifth Fusiliers of Oriente
Outcome:Both units make probing attacks against the Hussars and retreated offworld afterwards.[17]

Harsefeld[edit]

FWLM Forces:First Sirian Lancers
CCAF Forces:Third Republicans
Outcome:The Lancers show the raiders their strength which were satisfied with the engagement and headed back to Fed-Com-space.[18]

Sierra[edit]

Forces:Circinian forces
FWLM Forces:Fifth Oriente Hussars
Outcome:First they defended the local citizens against the pirates and second make a short counter raid against Clayborne II. [18]

Palladaine[edit]

FWLM Forces:Sixth Marik Militia
CCAF Forces:unknown
Outcome:The Militia had only one goal to destroy as much they can, for the assault on Scarborough.[18]

3036[edit]

Duncan selected seven worlds for the first reintegration in the League.


Ingomish[edit]

FWLM Forces:Third Free Worlds Guard + Thirteenth Marik Militia + Iron Guard
Andurien Forces:militia
Outcome:These 3 combat commands had no difficulty to show their superiority against the defenders.[18]

Leyda[edit]

FWLM Forces:First Oriente Hussars + 18th Marik
Andurien Forces:militia
Outcome:The defenders surrender after they see the meaningless effort of a defense.[18]

McAffe[edit]

Forces:Fifth Fusiliers of Orients + Ninth Regulan Hussars
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:The raiding force began immediately with their retreat with the arrival of the second Marik command on the planet.[18]

Shiro III[edit]

FWLM Forces:Atrean Hussars + First Marik Militia + First Fusiliers of Oriente
Andurien Forces:First Defenders of Andurien + Fifth Defenders of Andurien
Outcome:The 5th Andurien retreat offworld while the First held the line of defense. They had fortified their position and make an frontal assault to get their awaiting dropship and flee deeper in the Duchy. All 3 regiments suffer some casualties during the fight.[19]

Villanueva[edit]

FWLM Forces:First Oriente Hussars + Second Oriente Hussars
Andurien Forces: conventional units
Outcome:The defenders fought with fury and damaged the invaders a little. The counter attack break the morale of the defending unit which surrender after 14 days of battle.[20]

Uhuru[edit]

FWLM Forces:Twentieth Marik
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:The raid become in a longer engagement. The raiders could only lifted of world after 21 day one planet.[21]

Cursa[edit]

FWLM Forces:Twenty-fifth Marik Militia + First Free Worlds Guards
Andurien Forces:Fourth Defenders of Andurien
Outcome:The landing were uncontested. In a false feeling of security a bomb attack changed this immediatley. The Defenders strike from their hidden position and deliver high damage. The Guards had only one Battalion for the fight and the 25th were incapable to fight (both CO's were killed during the explosion). The ongoing battle ended only with the withdrew of the Defenders.[21]
The heir of the throne, Thomas Marik, reappeared in front of the gathered assembly. Duncan Marik must prove his worth as a commander/leader of the nation. His decision was his doom.

Xanthe III[edit]

FWLM Forces:Tenth Marik Militias + Fifteenth Marik Militias + Head Hunters + reinforcement (First Fusiliers of Oriente + Fifth Marik Militia + 12th Atrean Dragoons + Iron Guards)
Andurien Forces:Third Defenders of Andurien + 5th Defenders of Andurien + reinforcement (Tooth of Ymir)
Outcome:
Part 1:The prize for this planet was high for the royal forced. The Marik troops tried to pin the Defenders in a place to deliver the final blow, but an engagement cost Duncan Marik his life. The 15th faltered under the pressure of the Defenders and only the 10th continued to fight.
Part Two:The Tooth defend the retreating defenders but lost their CO during these action. The new CO's does not renew the contract and headed of world. Both Defenders command retreated also offworld.[22]

Sadurni[edit]

FWLM Forces:Eleventh Atrean Dragoons + Eighth Orloff Grenadiers
Andurien Forces:Third Defenders of Andurien (1 Bat)
Outcome:The experienced Defenders split in small sub-unit and began to raid the invaders. The Grenadiers in response destroy all possible supplies without regard of the civilian casualties. The 3rd retreated off world.[23]

Lopez[edit]

FWLM Forces:Fourth Oriente Hussars + First Free Worlds Guards + Thirtieth Marik Militia
Andurien Forces:Sixth Defenders of Andurien
Outcome:The Hussars together with the Guards lead the attack against the Defenders. The militia had rear guard duty. The ongoing campaign were in favor of the invaders. The 6th surrender after running out of supplies to the FWLM.[23]

Ryerson[edit]

Forces:Second Marik Militias + Fourth Marik Militias
Andurien Forces:First Defenders of Andurien
Outcome:The 1st was called back to Andurien was the last battle. On the planet only militia remained, which was easily overwhelmed by the two mech forces.[24]

Conquista[edit]

FWLM Forces:Sixth Marik Militia + Second Free Worlds Guards + Atrean Hussars
CCAF Forces:Fifth Defenders of Andurien
Outcome:The 6th were charged with a fury to avenge their fallen comrades were blind. The 5th Defenders discovered a weak spot and break through the defense cocoon. The Rebels lifted offworld, but the world was pacified by the 3 commands.[24]

Nestor[edit]

FWLM Forces:Fifth Fusiliers of Oriente
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:A probing raid without loses.[24]

Epsilon[edit]

Forces:Third Fusiliers of Oriente
CCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:A probing raid with some loses.[24]

Galisteo[edit]

FWLM Forces:Swann’s Cavaliers
CCAF Forces:Thumpers
Outcome:The Thumpers invaded the planet. The Cavaliers scattered and fought the Steiner unit on several occasions. The battle was without a clear winner.[24]

3039[edit]

Lurgatan[edit]

FWLM Forces:Eighth Orloff Grenadier
Forces:none
Outcome:The planet surrender without a shot fired.[24]

Les Halles[edit]

FWLM Forces:Fifth Marik Militia
CCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:The militia pushed the raiders by side[25]

War of 3039[edit]

Menkalinan[edit]

FWLM Forces:Fifteenth Marik Militia + Thirtieth Marik Militia
FCAF Forces:none
Outcome:The planet was secured without a fight.[25]

Hsien[edit]

FWLM Forces:Third Free Worlds Guards
FCAF Forces:Wolf’s Dragoons (2 regiments)
Outcome:The Guards withdrew with no additional forces at hand and knew that 2 elite merc units were underway to re-liberate the planet from the Fec-Com curse.[25]

Callison[edit]

FWLM Forces:Thirty-first Marik Militia
FCAF Forces:Davion Assault Guards
Outcome:The invaders retreat in face off such odds after a short engagement.[25]

Marcus[edit]

FWLM Forces:Twenty-fifth Marik Militia
FCAF Forces:Third Crucis Lancers RCT
Outcome:The Lancers damaged the Militia badly and only 5 companies could get offplanet.[25]

Hall[edit]

FWLM Forces:Eighteenth Marik Militia
FCAF Forces:Black Widow Battalion (WD)
Outcome:After losing 3 companies to the Black Widow, the CO of the Militia surrender and retreated offworld.[25]

Alioth[edit]

FWLM Forces:Gryphons
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:The raiders get what they want and withdrew.[25]

Cor Caroli[edit]

FWLM Forces:Gryphons
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:The raiders get what they want and withdrew.[25]

The Phact Finding Mission[edit]

Capella[edit]

FWLM Forces:Ninth Marik Militia
CCAF Forces:Blandford’s Grenadiers
Outcome:They landed and secured what ever possible and retreated offworld before the counterassault happen.[26]

Chamdo[edit]

FWLM Forces:Second Oriente Hussars
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:Probing Raid[25]

Old Kentucky[edit]

FWLM Forces:Second Oriente Hussars
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:Probing Raid[25]

Raballa[edit]

FWLM Forces:Second Oriente Hussars
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:Probing Raid[25]

Phact[edit]

FWLM Forces:Second Oriente Hussars
FCAF Forces:N/A
Outcome:Probing Raid[25]

Andurien[edit]

Forces:First Marik Militia + First Free Worlds Guards + Eleventh Atrean Dragoons + First Regulan Hussars + First Fusiliers of Oriente + Second Fusiliers of Oriente + reinforcement (Eight Orloff Grenadiers + Third Free Worlds Guards + Home Guard + Tenth Marik Militia + Always Faithful)
Andurien Forces:1st Defenders of Andurien + 3rd Defenders of Andurien + 4th Defenders of Andurien + 5th Defenders of Andurien + 6th Defenders of Andurien
Outcome:The naval battle cost both sides. The defenders lost 6 dropships and 50 fighters; the invaders lost only 36 fighters together with 3 dropships.
The landing was contested from the beginning. The First Regulan Hussars pinned the 3rd Defenders of Andurien in place, where the Eleventh Atrean Dragoons destroyed the command to the last man.
The First Defenders of Andurien met the FWL Guards near a large city. The 4th Defenders came to their relief. The FWL Guards destroyed the 4th but suffered horrendous losses as well.
The next battle was extended with the arrival of new troops from the FWLM. The Sixth Defenders gave their best, but could not stop the siege. The 1st Defenders released the shattered 6th after heavy fighting with the invaders. With the capture of Dame Humphreys the fight ended erupted anew, but she called all Anduriens to stand down and accept the new order from the FWLM. The Defenders were disbanded. Their machines comprised the core of the newly-formed Free World Legionnaires and Clan Humphreys lost all privileges and the right to rule over Andurien.[27]

Aftermath[edit]

The Andurien Secession Crisis set the stage for many changes in the governmental policies of the Free Worlds League. The adoption of Thomas Marik's Addendum to the Incorporation can be directly related to this and the other conflicts that engulfed the Inner Sphere during this period. The Addendum formalized and made permanent many of the emergency laws and policy changes that were enacted in response to the Crisis. Another change which can be linked to the Crisis is the enactment of the Military Reorganization Act which standardized military education and the structure of the Free Worlds League Military, making a body of soldiers that was loyal to the Free Worlds League as a whole rather than being loyal to any regional, world or local governmental body.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: Free Worlds League pp. 9 and 10
  2. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 40-42
  3. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 149
  4. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 44
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