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Bryceland

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Bryceland
Bryceland neighbouring systems
Bryceland neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 406.60 : 97.91[e]

The Bryceland system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Kaznejoy Prefecture of the New Samarkand Military District within the Draconis Combine.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Bryceland system is located near the Anguilla and Wittington systems.[3][4]

System History[edit]

The Bryceland system was settled during or shortly before the Age of War, and joined the Outworlds Alliance prior to the Reunification War.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Bryceland was occupied by forces from the Star League Defense Force during the first wave of attacks on the Outworlds Alliance in 2581 as a part of the forcible incorporation of the Periphery States into the Star League following the mass rejection of the Pollux Proclamation. The Star League force responsible for capturing Bryceland was the Fourteenth Brigade of II Corps, under the command of Lieutenant General Kern Peleshenko.[9]

In contrast to later conquests during the war against the Outworlds Alliance, the landings on Bryceland were relatively civilised; Lt. Gen Peleshenko landed forces around the Bryceland capital of Golden Bay on the 26th of July having already announced the presence of his Brigade on arrival within the system, and his landing zones and order of battle as his DropShips entered orbit. The defensive garrison had little chance against a complete Brigade of SLDF troops; after probing attacks on the 27th, the Fourteenth Brigade made a full attack on the 28th, breaking the Alliance lines in 10 minutes and the bulk of the Alliance infantry in 30 minutes, leaving the remaining armor units to be picked apart by Fourteenth Brigade units. The Governor of Bryceland officially surrendered the planet on the 29th of July.[9]

In 2583 the SLDF Thirty-seventh Royal Brigade was transferred to Bryceland at the orders of the SLDF Task Force Outworlds commander, General, Amos Furlough, following events that shattered the brigade on Haynesville, and the Brigade would remain on Bryceland until the end of the campaign.[52]

House Davion forces attempted to annex Bryceland in 2584, following SLDF redeployments removed units from occupied worlds in the Outworlds Alliance to fight against the Taurian Concordat, but the attempt was successfully thwarted by Hehiro Kurita,[53] and on 25 July 2585 Bryceland was formally seceeded to the Draconis Combine as a part of the terms laid out within the Treaty of Cerberus.[10]

The Jihad[edit]

Forces of the Kuritan Black Dragon Society raided Bryceland for supplies on the 4th of June 3075, but their raid was unsuccessful; the AFFS commander on Bryceland had the demolition charges within the underground storage bunkers detonated to prevent the Kokuryu-kai from capturing any of the materiel or weapons contained within them.[54][55] The Black Dragons had apparently managed to land more than two regiments of mixed infantry on Bryceland, including Battle Armor squads equipped with Kanazuchi suits aboard an Overlord-class DropShip that avoided detection by using a civilian Mammoth-class DropShip to obscure its signal. Even before the Black Dragon DropShip landed, the organisation had apparently infiltrated commandos onto Bryceland at least three months earlier, and those commandos struck with devastating results as their fellows landed. The insurgents used a fuel-air bomb on one of the main militia barracks, wiping out half of Alpha Command; General Haig, the commander of the militia, had the option to allow them to retreat with a substantial quantity of salvageable equipment from the Bryceland Mothball Storage fields, but when the Black Dragons found the nuclear weapons that had been stored there, Haig decided he had no choice other than to activate the demolition charges built into the facilities and destroy the equipment stored there. Casualties amongst the Bryceland militia forces at the Storage facilities numbered in the hundreds and included General Haig's son.[56]

Military Deployment[edit]

2581[edit]

Outworlds Alliance garrison[9] (until July only)

  • 7 Companies of mixed light and medium armor
  • 1 Regiment of 600 Bryceland infantry militiamen
  • Several hundred volunteers

SLDF garrison[9] (from August)

2583-2585[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • Twenty-second Galedon Regulars[58]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

  • Bryceland Draconis March Militia[60]

3038[edit]

  • Bryceland Draconis March Militia[61]

3050[edit]

  • Bryceland Draconis March Militia[62]

3054[edit]

  • Bryceland Draconis March Militia[63]

3067[edit]

  • Bryceland Draconis March Militia[64]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

  • Bryceland Draconis March Militia[66]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Golden Bay: the planetary capital city.[9]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Wittington 19.1 Anguilla 19.3 Latexo 22.3 Niles 23.4
Tancredi IV 23.4 Medron 24.1 Groveld III 25.0 Conroe 30.2
Sturgis 31.0 Lyceum 31.1 Kesai IV 37.3 Delacruz 37.4
Saumur 40.7 Kinkaid II 41.9 Brookeland 43.4 Bremond 43.4
Valentina 44.6 Crestoblus 45.8 Cimeron 46.1 Pascagoula 46.6
Weisau 46.7 Brundage 48.7 Haynesville 51.9 Alegro 52.2
Ki Zoban 52.3 De Berry 53.5 Dormandaine 55.8 Colia 58.1

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"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 147, "Outworlds Alliance after Age of War (2571) and at the Fall of the Star League (2750)"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns Founding - [2317] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns After Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Historical: Reunification War, p. 112, "Bryceland"
  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. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  14. Fiel Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
  15. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 36, "Outworlds Alliance Militia Deployment Map - [2765]"
  16. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra, p. 98, "Outworlds Alliance - [2767]] Map
  18. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  19. 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. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  25. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. vii, "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  27. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. vii, "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  28. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  31. Hanbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns After the War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  32. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040]"
  33. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  35. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  37. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns After Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  39. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 110, "Outworlds Alliance"
  40. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  41. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 33, "Federated Suns Map"
  42. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  43. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  44. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  45. Field Report: AFFS, p. 23, "Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  46. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  47. Field Report: Clans, p. 28, "Clan Snow Raven & Outworlds Alliance Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  48. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  49. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  50. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  51. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 123, "Maneuvers Politic... and Military"
  53. Historical: Reunification War, p. 126, "Year Four: Slow Grind"
  54. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  55. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  56. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 38, "Buried Dragon"
  57. Historical: Reunification War, p. 140, "Outworlds Alliance Front (Jump-Off - 2585)"
  58. 58.0 58.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  59. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 133, "Unit Deployment Table"
  60. 60.0 60.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 12, "Operation RAT"
  61. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136, "Deployment Table"
  62. 20 Year Update, p. 20, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  63. Objective Raids, p. 14, "Deployment Table - 3054"
  64. Field Manual: Updates, p. 141, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  65. 65.0 65.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 18, "Regimental Status"
  66. Field Manual: 3085, p. 72, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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