Basiliano

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Basiliano
Basiliano neighbouring systems
Basiliano neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -36.96 : 341.42[e]

The Basiliano system was the location of at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Clan Hell's Horses Occupation Zone.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Basiliano system is located close to the Ridderkerk and Skokie systems.[3]

System History[edit]

The Basiliano system was colonised at some point prior to the end of the Reunification War.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Basiliano's location on the border between the Draconis Combine and Lyran Commonwealth gave the small, water-poor world a far greater significance to the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery than any inherent worth in the planet itself. As a consequence the DCMS had assigned the First Nightstalkers regiment to the defense of Basiliano, under the command of Colonel Lloyd McGavin. The Nightstalkers had a notorious reputation amongst the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces because of the many raids on the Commonwealth the Nightstalkers had conducted, and when the Commonwealth and the Federated Suns launched the Fourth Succession War the LCAF regiments deployed to capture Basiliano were eager to inflict some payback on the Nightstalkers. Assigned to the invasion of Basiliano were two regiments of the Arcturan Guards, the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth along with the Blackhearts mercenary command. Despite their superior numbers the Lyran forces were outclassed by the Nightstalkers, although the Lightning Companies of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth allowed the Lyran forces to keep the pressure on the Nightstalkers despite McGavin's efforts to outmaneuver the attackers. After three weeks the Nightstalkers finally ran out of room to maneuver near the city of Padua, after the Lightning Company from the Twenty-fourth managed to distract the Nightstalkers long enough for the Lightning Company from the Twenty-fifth to circle behind them; McGavin made the mistake of getting tied down with the two companies, allowing the heavier elements of the Twenty-fourth and the Blackhearts to encircle his command. With no hope of continuing to hold Basiliano, the Nightstalkers managed to escape, but only through sacrificing a company of heavier 'Mechs during their escape.[20]

Clan Invasion[edit]

As part of Operation REVIVAL Basiliano was attacked during the Fourth Wave of Clan Wolf's advance in August 3050. After having survived their earlier encounter with Clan Wolf the lone remaining battalion of the Third Kavalleri had fled to the planet and linked up with the First Basiliano Mechanized Brigade. When the Wolves came Överste Barrie Fraga believed her troops were better prepared to face the invaders and hoped to avenge herself for their previous defeat. Unfortunately she would be fighting against Galaxy Commander Mikel Furey, one of the best tacticians in Clan Wolf, personally leading the Bronze Keshik alongside the Command, Elemental and Fighter Trinaries of the Seventh Battle Cluster. Galaxy Commander Mikel Furey kept Överste Fraga off-balance by launching small probing attacks at her forces in Green Kurquat while he led the Bronze Keshik in a flanking maneuver through rough terrain into her rear at Padua. In the end the two commanders faced each other in a duel which lasted nearly ten minutes before Fraga's 'Mech was destroyed and the battle ended.[42]

Jihad[edit]

Basiliano was the subject of a second attempted invasion in October 3071 when forces from Clan Hell's Horses invaded the Clan Wolf occupation zone in the Inner Sphere, attempting to annex planets to form their own holding in Spheroid space. Although the Hell's Horses troops assaulted the Wolf forces on Basiliano they only managed to establish a foothold on the world, a distinct contrast to their previous attacks up to this point.[43][44] During the first two weeks of November Clan Wolf managed to force the Hell's Horses off Basiliano, while launching counterattacks against several other worlds nearby that had been captured by the Hell's Horses.[44][45]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

  • First Night Stalkers (until August)[20]

3050[edit]

Geography[edit]

Basiliano is a small, water-poor world.[20]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Padua: a city on Basiliano.[20]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Ridderkerk 13.5 Skokie 19.4 Hohenems 19.9 Mozirje 20.8
Moritz 22.5 Svarstaad 25.2 Kreller 25.6 Kufstein 25.8
Dell 26.5 Feltre 26.6 Planting 28.7 Sevren 29.2
Tamar 34.2 Kandis 36.1 Vulcan 36.4 Vantaa 37.1
Laurent 39.2 Kirchbach 41.4 Bushmill 41.8 Liezen 42.0
Harvest 42.1 Zoetermeer 42.5 Unzmarkt 43.8 Weingarten 44.7
Seiduts 49.3 Lovinac 49.5 Colmar 51.3 Volders 51.3
Maestu 52.5 Leskovik 54.2 Memmingen 54.4 Rodigo 55.5
Dompaire 56.0 Bruben 56.5 Thannhausen 57.0 Engadin 57.1
Verthandi 57.4 Stanzach 57.4 Cusset 59.0 Csesztreg 59.4
Christiania 59.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2317] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 47, "Basiliano"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  36. Field Report: Clans, p. 27, "Clan Wolf/Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Table [August 3079]"
  37. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  42. Clan Wolf Sourcebook, p. 62
  43. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  44. 44.0 44.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
  45. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 20, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  46. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 134, "Unit Deployment Table"
  47. 20 Year Update, p. 51, "KungsArme Deployment Table"

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