Bensinger

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Bensinger
Bensinger neighbouring systems
Bensinger neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -128.76:444.56[e]

The Bensinger 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 Bensinger system is located close to the Apollo and New Ålborg systems.[3]

System History[edit]

The Bensinger system was colonised at some point during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Bensinger was settled by a mixture of artists and craftsmen from Kufstein and Predlitz, technicians from St. John and engineers from New Bergen. This eclectic mix of settlers were refugees fleeing from the Rasalhague Principality as a result of Shiro Kurita's campaign to try and annex this nation during the 2330s-2340s.[4]

Rim Worlds Republic[edit]

Bensinger was one of the worlds targetted by Maxwell Rowe during his efforts to build up the Rim Worlds Republic, beginning in 2330; Rowe began by negotiating a series of trade and barter pacts with worlds like Bensinger, carefully avoiding any suggestions of a military alliance, defensive or otherwise. Rowe added offers of social and technological favours including access to new Rim Worlds Republic university facilities over time, and through guile and slow but steady progress persuaded the natives of Bensinger to join the Republic.[5]

Reunification War[edit]

By the end of the Age of War Bensinger was a member of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[6] Civil war erupted in the Rim Worlds Republic in 2575, with the factions polarised around those loyal to First Consul Gregory Amaris and those loyal to the Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.[35]

The Star League eventually decided to intervene in the civil war in support of Gregory Amaris, and in 2579 assembled Task Force MAILED FIST to help secure Amaris' control over the Rim Worlds Republic. A multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force, Task Force MAILED FIST was responsible for executing Operation MAILED FIST, the name given to the military intervention. The first wave of attacks focused on securing significant worlds near Apollo,[36] until a destructive raid on Alarion by the 4th Amaris Fusiliers in retaliation prompted the SLDF to alter its initial strategy for the campaign, the focus shifted to reducing Rim Worlds Army concentrations throughout the Republic and the capture of key worlds.[37]

In late 2584 the SLDF changed tactics again; a number of major RWA units had been destroyed or captured, and the focus for the campaign shifted to capturing worlds of strategic importance, but the campaign was slowed by the greatly increased resistance offered by the RWA and local civilian populations, prompted by atrocities performed by the Draconis Auxiliary Corps when they captured Nightwish in mid-2584.[38]

General Nathan Isaacson assigned a division from VI Corps, the Seventeenth Royal Division, along with three regiments from the 2nd Marik Auxiliary Corps - the Second and Sixth Marik Militias and the First Brigade of the Fusiliers of Oriente - to the conquest of Bensinger in 2594. The Star League forces successfully took control of Bensinger,[39] defeating the local militia forces, and remained in place as the local garrison until the Seventeenth and the FWLM regiments were redeployed for the invasions of Taran's World and Crellacor in 2595.[40]

Star League Era[edit]

Bensinger was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the 2773-2775 Republic-Commonwealth war.[12]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Clan Jade Falcon assaulted Bensinger during Operation REVIVAL. The system was defended by the Seventh Regiment of the Twelfth Star Guards mercenary unit. The mercenaries were engaged in wargames and were unable to participate in the main defense of the world. The Falcons eventually hunted down all the mercenaries and killed them.[41]

On April 3055 Bensinger was invaded by forces from Clan Steel Viper, but the landing was terrible for the Viper Fusiliers. Disorganized and in the crosshairs of the awaiting 305th Assault Cluster, the Vipers were on the edge of the collapse, but managed to turn the fight in their favour, even with nearly 25% loses. The Jade Falcon force was so badly positioned that they had to fire on their on comrades before reaching the enemy.[42]

Jihad[edit]

In 3071 Clan Ice Hellion launched an invasion of the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone, and Bensinger was one of the worlds captured during 3071 by the Hellions. The Hellions wouldn't hold Bensinger for long, however; in early November, forces from Clan Hell's Horses attacked several worlds that had been captured by the Hellions, including Bensinger, forcing the Hellions to give up some of their conquests.[27][28]

Military Deployment[edit]

2594[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Twelfth Star Guards[43]
  • Seventh Regiment[43]

3050[edit]

  • Twelfth Star Guards[19]
  • Seventh Regiment[19]

3061[edit]

3085[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Apollo 12.1 New Ålborg 16.8 Zertarum 17.0 Toland 18.5
Here 21.4 Blackstone 29.4 Steelton 32.0 Butte Hold 33.1
Oberon VI 33.5 Somerset 36.1 Lackhove 37.5 Wotan 38.6
Anywhere 39.4 Iron Land 40.5 Winfield 42.8 Sigurd 43.1
Persistence 44.4 Last Chance 45.0 Star's End 47.2 Placida 47.5
Derf 49.9 Crellacor 52.4 Golandrinas 53.8 Icar 54.7
Gotterdammerung 55.0 Cryfder 55.1 Erewhon 57.1 Trell I 59.5
Bone-Norman 59.9

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Periphery, 1st Edition, p. 17, "Inner Sphere Politics"
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Periphery, 1st Edition, p. 18, "From Rim to Tamar"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War [2571]"
  7. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  9. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF,Map: Inner Sphere 2764
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37, "The Republic-Commonwealth War"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2822]"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 39 [3040]"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 20 Year Update, p. 25, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052]"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 166, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War Map [3067]"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  28. 28.0 28.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
  29. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 31, "Clan Occupation Zones Map [3072]"
  30. Field Report: Clans, p. 26, "Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Table [3079]"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  32. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  33. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  35. Historical: Reunification War, p. 130, "The Spark"
  36. Historical: Reunification War, p. 132, "Case Apollo"
  37. Historical: Reunification War, p. 133, "Island Hopping (2582 - November 2590)"
  38. Historical: Reunification War, p. 134, "Arlina to Viborg (December 2584 - September 2588)"
  39. Historical: Reunification War, p. 139, "Bitter Harvests (2591-2596)"
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 153, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (2588-2596)"
  41. Era Report: 3052, p. 41
  42. Invading Clans (sourcebook), p. 91
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141, "Deployment Table"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. 125, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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