Bucklands

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Bucklands[edit]

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

Bucklands
Bucklands neighbouring systems
Bucklands neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -326.20:330.56[e]
Spectral class K3V[1]
Recharge time 194 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Bucklands system was home to at least one habitable world, Bucklands IV, and as at 3145 was the administrative capital of the Bucklands Province within the Lyran Commonwealth.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Bucklands system is located near the Neerabup and Willunga systems[2][3] and consists of a class K3V primary orbited by at least four planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Bucklands system was at some point during or prior to the Age of War and was a member of the Rim Worlds Republic prior to the Reunification War.[4]

Bucklands IV[edit]

Bucklands
Planetary flag of Bucklands
Planetary flag of Bucklands
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
4.62 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.03[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 32°C (Mild)[1]
Surface water 50%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3058[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Archon Katherine Steiner-Davion[1]
Duke Nicole Thompson (Appointed Ruler)[1]
Population 86,970,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-D-C-D-A[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Bucklands IV - more commonly known simply as Bucklands - is the fourth planet in the Bucklands system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Already a part of the Finmark Province of the Rim Worlds Republic, during the Reunification War Bucklands was targetted by Task Force MAILED FIST, the Star League Defense Force task force created to intervene in the civil war raging within the Republic. By 2582 the Rim Worlds Republic had been in a state of civil war for seven years, and Bucklands was garrisoned by the Second Amaris Fusiliers, a formation that had remained loyal to First Consul Gregory Amaris. The Star League had initiated Operation MAILED FIST in mid-2581, but the SLDF plans had been forced to change after a deep raid by the one of the Second's sister regiments, the Fourth Amaris Fusiliers, had managed to strike at the Lyran Commonwealth interior world of Alarion.[5][5]

The result was the reorganisation of the SLDF forces and their auxiliaries into three battlegroups, each responsible for the pacification of one of the three provinces that made up the Rim Worlds Republic.[6] Bucklands and the Second Fusiliers were the first targets of the battlegroup assigned to pacifying the Finmark Province, and the SLDF deployed VIII Corps - which actually consisted of two divisions, the Thirty-First Armor Division and the Thirty-Second Division at the time, but was still predominantly an infantry corps - to the battle for Bucklands.[7]

VIII Corps planners thought that Buckland's broad plains would give them an advantage over the Rim Worlds Republic military forces stationed on the world. This proved incorrect, as the light armor forces within the Second Fusiliers proved very adept at evading SLDF patrols, repeatedly slipping past patrols and pickets to strike at weak points within the SLDF positions. The sheer tenacity displayed by the Rim Worlds defenders - a unit the SLDF was notionally supporting with their campaign to restore Gregory Amaris to power - was a shock for VIII Corps, whose infantry-heavy forces frequently found themselves on the retreat despite the numerical advantage the SLDF enjoyed on paper. The net result was an indication of what the SLDF would find happening on numerous other worlds within the Republic - an extended seven month campaign before Bucklands was pacified and the defending forces finally broken.[6]

Star League[edit]

In the closing years of the Star League Bucklands was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the 2773-2775 Republic-Commonwealth War.[8] After it was absorbed by the Lyran Commonwealth, Bucklands became an important agricultural world. The farms and agricultural businesses on the planet exported food to many surrounding systems. The downside of this was that most farms were owned by families organized into small clans that constantly bickered over the best land, water rights, and harvests. These arguments could often be negotiated peacefully, but in several cases negotiations broke down. In order to prevent damage to the farmlands, the two parties in the dispute would take their security teams and fight to solve the problem. Taking place in designated free-fire zones, these conflicts often involved converted AgroMechs. Though many people in the Inner Sphere though these duels were far too much like Clan behavior, the duels were used to settle issues on Bucklands since 2900. Unlike Solaris, there wasn't really any market for holovids of these fights.[1]

Bucklands was also noteworthy for its other major export: soldiers. Looking at the back end of an AgroMech or horse and plowing fields wasn't exactly a thrilling life, so many young people joined the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces to see the rest of the universe. After serving their enrollment terms, many of these retired soldiers returned to Bucklands and joined one of the many retirement clubs on the world.[1]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

When word of the Falcon Incursion reached Bucklands, many of those retired soldiers welded armor plate onto their IndustrialMechs and announced their intention to face the Falcons. Unfortunately an up-gunned Uni or AgroMech was no match for a Summoner or Hellbringer and the volunteers were destroyed by the Third Falcon Talon Cluster.[9]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3058[edit]

  • Duke Nicole Thompson[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2581[edit]

2582-2585[edit]

2765[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Neerabup 13.4 Willunga 16.6 Baggville 18.0 Trentham 19.8
Howick 23.0 Jerangle 26.1 Strandfontein 29.0 Mandaoaaru 31.3
Inarcs 31.8 Winter 33.4 Swartklip 33.6 Engadine 34.9
Tsarahavana 39.6 Wypoute 39.7 Anembo 40.7 Ewanrigg 43.4
Arluna 44.8 Elume 46.3 Australia 46.6 Millerton 48.3
Kowloon 49.6 Miquelon 50.1 Sweet Water 50.9 Main Street 55.8
Moriguchi 56.1 Arlanda 56.3 Canal 56.5 Khartoum 56.7
Luanda 58.1 Abushiri 58.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, p. 5, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 132-133, "Alarion (December 2581)"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 133, "Island Hopping (2582-2590)"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 132-133, "Alarion (December 2581)"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37, "The Republic-Commonwealth War"
  9. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, p. 20
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  12. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  13. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  14. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  16. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  17. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  20. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  22. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii, "Lyran Comonwealth Map - [3025]"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  32. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 75, "Lyran Alliance Map"
  33. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  36. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  41. Historical: Reunifcation War, p. 128, "Reunification War: Rim Worlds Republic Front Deployments (2581)"
  42. Historical: Reunifcation War, p. 152, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (Jump-off - 2587)"
  43. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 19, "Republican Guards - Divisional Status"

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