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Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Bad News
Bad News neighbouring systems
Bad News neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 422.11 : 195.36[e]

The Bad News system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was a part of the Raven Alliance.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Bad News system lies near the Brasha and Nexus Ri systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Bad News system had been colonised by the end of the Age of War.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Originally a world within the Outworlds Alliance, Bad News was occupied by forces from the Star League in November 2572 under the terms of Directive 21.[7] Originally, these forces consisted of a battalion of infantry and a battalion of BattleMechs drawn from VI Corps on a rotating basis, with different battalions assigned each year. When General Amos Forlough was put in command of the forces that would be used to conduct Operation UNION HOLD, the Star League invasion of the Outworlds Alliance, he increased the garrison on Bad News by adding another infantry battalion and reducing the rotation time for garrison forces to once every two years[51]

By early to mid 2581, preparations for an invasion of the Alliance had reached the point where Star League Defense Force troops were actively being marshalled on the border, and two full divisions of Star League troops from V Corps, the Thirteenth Royal Division and the Fourteenth Division, were deployed onto Bad News. Aided by the local knowledge gained by the garrison forces from VI Corps, the V Corps divisions rapidly disarmed the local militia and the Star League assumed actual control of Bad News.[51]

Bad News remained quiet during the first year of the war, but in 2582 the redeployment of Star League forces led to the auxiliary Draconis Combine forces which were supporting the SLDF task force taking over responsibility for Bad News from the Star League forces. In 2583, the Bad News DCMS garrison force was the Third Dieron Regulars, who were designated as the reserve force for those Combine forces deployed to invade the nearby worlds of Nexus Ri, Kazanka and Zlatousi.[9]

Although individual battalions of the Third Dieron Regulars were moved forward as garrisons to Nexus Ri, Kazanka and Zlatousi in 2583[9] a battalion of BattleMechs supported by two regiments each of infantry and armor remained as the garrison on Bad News, and had been terrorizing the population since becoming the de facto garrison. Following the battles on Haynesville, the Outworlds Alliance Militia had been able to add two new BattleMech regiments to its strength using salvaged material, and this allowed the Pitcairn Legion to raid into territory occupied by Star League and Draconis Combine forces. Bad News was selected as a target for one of these raids, and the Second Regiment of the Pitcairn Legion under the command of Colonel Samantha Milton-Jones made planetfall on Bad News on the 13th of March 2583.[52]

Milton-Jones immediately focussed her attention on the Third Dieron forces, despite a counter-attack on the 14th of March by a scratch force of Kurita 'Mechs and armor which had been undergoing work in a makeshift depot the Combine forces had established on Bad News. The Pitcairn Legion forces not only saw off this counter-attack and every subsequent attack, but also spent the next three weeks all but destroying the Third Dieron Regulars' Mech battalion and inflicting heavy damage on the supporting armor regiments. The Legion troops only retreated off-world when a Combine WarShip appeared in-system.[52]

On the 1st of August 2585 Bad News was formally ceded to the Draconis Combine along with 13 other worlds as a part of the terms laid out within the Treaty of Cerberus.[10]

Military Deployment[edit]

2572-2577[edit]

Star League Defense Force garrison[51] VI Corps detachment consisting of:

2578-2580[edit]

Star League Defense Force garrison[51] VI Corps detachment consisting of:

2581[edit]

Star League Defense Force garrison[51] VI Corps detachment consisting of:

Star League Outworlds Alliance Task Force[53] VI Corps detachment consisting of:

2582-2585[edit]

Third Dieron Regulars (detachment)[52][54]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • Eighteenth Galedon Regulars[55]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

  • Nineteenth Galedon Regulars[57]

3040[edit]

  • Nineteenth Galedon Regulars[57]

3050[edit]

  • Nineteenth Galedon Regulars[58]

3054[edit]

  • Nineteenth Galedon Regulars[59]

3067[edit]

  • Nineteenth Galedon Regulars[60]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the 5th was operating at 80% of full strength, with 90% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

- At this point in time the unit was operating at 35% of strength.

3145[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Nexus Ri 13.4 Brasha 14.5 Dante 21.0 Zlatousi 24.8
Morthac 29.4 Santiago 30.4 Quantraine 34.9 Milligan's World 35.9
Zalaf 37.8 Dindatari 39.3 Sinope 39.6 Tabayama 40.4
Kazanka 41.1 Ramgarh 42.2 Belacruz 47.0 Pondicherry 48.2
Osset 48.8 Calish 50.4 Quiberas 50.4 Suianheer 51.2
Alegro 51.3 Bob 51.9 Budingen 51.9 Rushaven 53.8
Cerberus 53.9 Chirala 58.3 Valentina 59.0

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 147, "Outworlds Alliance after Age of War (2571) and at the Fall of the Star League (2750)"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns After Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 108, "Something From Nothing"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 106, "Reunification War: Outworlds Alliance Front Deployments (2581) "
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 121, "Kazanka, Nexus Ri and Zlatousi"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 126, "Year Five: Peace In Our Time"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  12. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  13. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  15. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 36, "Outworlds Alliance Militia Deployment Map - [2765]"
  16. Fiel Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 98, "Outworlds Alliance - [2767] Map"
  18. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns After First Succession War - [2822]"
  21. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  22. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  24. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  25. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  30. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  33. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  34. Objective Raids, p.24, "Map of the Draconis Combine"
  35. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Spher - [3057] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  37. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 110, "Outworlds Alliance"
  38. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  39. Inner Sphere, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Map - [3063]"
  40. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  41. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns After FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  42. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 150, "Outworlds Alliance (3067)
  43. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  44. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  45. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21
  46. Field Report: Clans, p. 28, "Clan Snow Raven & Outworlds Alliance Deployment Map [3079]"
  47. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  48. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  49. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  50. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 Historical: Reunification War, p. 110-111, "Fait Accompli(shed)"
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 123, "Pitcairn's Raids"
  53. Historical: Reunification War, p. 140, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  54. Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  55. 55.0 55.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  56. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 134, "Unit Deployment Table"
  57. 57.0 57.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
  58. 20 Year Update, p. 41, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  59. Objective Raids, p. 26, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  60. Field Manual: Updates, p. 118, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  61. Field Report: DCMS, p. 10, "Galedon Regulars Regimental Status"
  62. Field Manual: 3085, p. 51, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  63. 63.0 63.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 173, "Clan Force Deployments - Raven Alliance"

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