Clan Invasion

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The Clan Invasion (known to the Clans as Operation Revival) refers to the massive Clan invasion of the Inner Sphere, commencing with the arrival of Clans Jade Falcon, Wolf, Ghost Bear, and Smoke Jaguar in the near, coreward Periphery (The Rift and The Draconian Drift) in August, 3049. The Clan Invasion would continue for two and a half years, and increase in scope to include three more Invading Clans, but would end with the the Battle of Tukayyid in June, 3052.

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Following the death of ilKhan Leo Showers over Radstadt in 3050, "reserve" Clans Steel Viper and Nova Cat were added ostensibly to "aid" the efforts of Clans Jade Falcon and Smoke Jaguar, while a seventh Clan, Clan Diamond Shark, did not mobilize in time to "aid" Clan Ghost Bear. However, the additions of these reserve Clans were actually meant to hinder the progress by Clan Wolf's rivals, a machination by newly-elected ilKhan Ulric Kerensky of Clan Wolf. In fact, Clans Steel Viper and Nova Cat were intentionally assigned to invasion corridors already assigned to bitter rivals.

Operation Revival was intended to be the great return of General Kerensky's heirs. Ostensibly, the Clans intended to free the people of the Inner Sphere from the greed and corruption of the constantly warring Successor States, and re-create the great Star League. As such, the Clan Invaders focused their attention and their campaigns almost exclusively on units pledged to the Lords of the Great Houses. Only on rare occasions were neutral forces engaged, specifically the Com Guard garrisons. Though ComStar facilities were present on many of the planets conquered during Operation Revival, the Com Guards were ordered to remain neutral - the new Clan Invaders would simply be a different lord to whom ComStar could provide communication services. In an unlikely twist, these neutral Com Guards became the military which stopped the Clan Invasion.

In another machination by ilKhan Ulric, the Clans "revealed" the ultimate goal of the Clan Invasion to ComStar in 3051 - Terra, ComStar's home. The rationale behind the Terran conquest was simple - the Clan capable of successfully conquering mankind's home world would become the ilClan, the Clan which would guide/control the creation of the new Star League. IlKhan Ulric (a Warden) gambled that ComStar would not stand idly while Terra was conquered. While the less sophisticated armies of the Successor Lords could not stop the Clans for some time, Ulric hoped either the more sophisticated Com Guards would halt the Clan invasion (or ensure Clan Wolf would become the ilClan). In either eventuality, Ulric's Warden stance would become ascendant.

IlKhan Ulric Kerensky's gamble worked. His "revelation" prompted Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht to muster the Com Guard in defense of a proxy world - the Com Guards would defend a pair of objectives against each Clan on Tukayyid, a small "backwater" world in the Free Rasalhague Republic. Should the Com Guard fail, ComStar offered to surrender Terra rather than fight. After a month of combat, ComStar emerged victorious, and the ensuing Truce of Tukayyid, signed shortly thereafter between ilKhan Ulric Kerensky and ComStar Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht, stipulating the Clan Invasion could not commence again for 15 years.

Had the Com Guards lost the Battle of Tukayyid, one can only speculate whether or not ComStar would have actually conceded Terra.

Clan Periphery Action
(August-September 3049)
Wave 1
(March-April 3050)
Wave 2
(May-June 3050)
Wave 3
(June 3050)
Wave 4
(July-October 3050)
Wave 5
(November 3051-January 3052)
Clan Wolf Blackstone
Butte Hold
Crellacor
Drask's Den
Ferris
Gustrell
Oberon VI
Paulus Prime
Placida
The Rock
Sigurd
Alleghe
Balsta
Chateau
Icar
New Caledonia
Outpost
St. John
Skallevoll
Svelvik
The Edge
Cyrenaica
Leoben
Lovinac
New Bergen
Rodigo
Verthandi
Bruben
Feltre
Harvest
Hermagor
Kirchbach
Liezen
Mozirje
Planting
Rasalhague
Ridderkerk
Vantaa
Basiliano
Dawn
Dell
Engadin
Ferleiten
Hohenems
Kandis
Kufstein
Moritz
New Oslo
Radstadt
Skokie
Stanzach
Svarstaad
Unzmarkt
Vulcan
Altenmarkt
Bessarabia
Biota
Carse
Cusset
Diosd
Domain
Galuzzo
Gunzburg
Hainfeld
Heiligendreuz
Hyperion
Karston
Kobe
Laurent
Lothan
Maestu
Memmingen
Nox
Ramsau
Rastaban
Satalice
Sevren
Shaula
Skandia
Suk II
Tamar
Thannhausen
Thun
Volders
Vorarlberg
Weingarten
Wheel
Clan Jade Falcon Botany Bay
Erewhon
Gotterdammerung
Lackhove
Last Chance
Von Strang's World
Anywhere
Barcelona
Bensinger
Bone-Norman
Here
Persistence
Steelton
Toland
Trell I
Winfield
Apollo
Black Earth
Butler
Derf
Evciler
Golandrinas
Maxie's Planet
Romulus
Seiduts
Somerset
Twycross
Wotan
Beta VII
Hot Springs
Malibu
Roadside
Waldorff
Antares
Apolakkia
Baker 3
Blackjack
Colmar
Denizli
Devin
Dompaire
Goat Path
Graus
Leskovik
Parakoila
Sudeten
Twycross (Phase II)
Zoetermeer
Alyina
La Grave
Quarell
Clan Ghost Bear Elissa
Manaringaine
Nyserta
Porthos
Constance
Damian
Holmsbu
Pinnacle
Thule
Jarett
Susquehanna
Trondheim
Last Frontier
Polcenigo
Radlje
Casere
Goito
Jezersko
Pomme De Terre
Predlitz
Soverzene
Spittal
Vipaava
Alshain
Ardoz
Eguilles
Halesowen
Kaesong
Kempten
Krenice
Mannedorf
Marawi
Maule
Rubigen
Setubal
Sheliak
Sternwerde
Thessalonika
Tinaca
Toffen
Utrecht
*Clan Smoke Jaguar Santander's World Almunge
Bjarred
Idlewind
Richmond
Rockland
Schwartz
Stapelfeld
Tarnby
Turtle Bay
Virentofta
Brocchi's Cluster[1]
Chupadero
Coudoux
Garstedt
Nykvarm
Sawyer
Albiero
Hanover
Jeanette
Kabah
Savinsville
Schuyler
Bangor
Byesville
Courchevel
Jeronimo
Luzerne
Wolcott (defeated)
Asgard
Avon
Hyner
Kiamba
Labrea
Luthien (defeated)
Marshdale
Outer Volta
Port Arthur
Tarazed
Yamarovka
*Clan Nova Cat Worlds Ceded
to Clan Nova Cat:
Bjarred
Chupadero
Courchevel
Jeanette
Sawyer
Tarnby
Avon
Caripare
Cyrenaica
Irece
Itabaiana
Juazeiro
Kanowit
Luthien (defeated)
Mualang
Teniente
*Clan Steel Viper Worlds Ceded to
Clan Steel Viper:
Twycross
Waldorff
Benfled
Blair Atholl
Jabuka
Montmarault
Orkney

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[edit] See Also

[edit] References

  1. http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,15510.0.html

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[edit] Dates

  • Start Date - 3049
  • End Date - 3052