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

Clovis
Clovis neighbouring systems
Clovis neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 180.16 : 3.05[e]

The Clovis system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Proserpina Prefecture of the Benjamin Military District within the Draconis Combine.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Clovis system is located near the Exeter and Xhosa VII systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Clovis system was colonised during or shortly before the Age of War and by the end of the era had been incorporated into the Federated Suns.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

In May 2787 the Draconis Combine launched a massive invasion of the Federated Suns. The invasion was so swift and targeted communications and JumpShips so effectively that many border systems didn't have a chance to transmit warnings or alerts, leading to widespread confusion on the part of the AFFS. Three days after the initial attacks another large wave of attacks was launched by the DCMS, based around two salients; one, under the overall command of Coordinator Minoru Kurita, struck into the Clovis Combat Region, beginning with invasions of Cartago, Clovis and Olancha.[14]

Clovis was the location of the headquarters of the Clovis Combat Region, and the Commanding Officer of the Region, Field Marshal Grover Simons, was on Clovis when the Combine invasion forces arrived in-system. The DCMS forces arrived with a formidable WarShip fleet drawn from the Third Fleet, consisting of a pair of Samarkand-class carriers, an Aegis-class heavy cruiser and four Narukami-class destroyers. Despite being heavily outnumbered, the AFFS naval picket in the Clovis system managed to tie up the Combine forces for six hours, crippling the Narukami-class DCS Firewind and inflicting heavy damage on the carrier DCS Hagiwawa, but the loss of the New Syrtis-class carrier FSS Midale and the Davion-class destroyer FSS Reynard Davion effectively ended AFFS resistance in orbit.[14]

On the ground, Simons used the time bought by the naval picket to muster his defenses as best he could, having the First Clovis Guards and the three conventional regiments present dig in around Gorst City as best they could, while sending out urgent messages for reinforcements. The DCMS believed that at least two more BattleMech regiments were present on Clovis, and had brought three 'Mech regiments - the Third Sword of Light, Third Pesht Regulars and Ninth Dieron Regulars - eighteen assorted regiments of armor and infantry and enough aerospace support to ensure air superiority from the outset, but the fierce defense put up by Simons' forces ensured that by the end of the first week, the attackers had seized only a small foothold in Gorst City Valley. The DCMS refrained from using orbital bombardment to destroy the defenders, but Simons' calls for reinforcements went largely unanswered because of the chaos engulfing the local region; those AFFS units not already destroyed were all either in retreat or desperately fighting for survival. The only forces able to respond arrived aboard the Robinson-class carrier FSS New Ivaarsen, and the four DropShips of reinforcements the New Ivaarsen brought from Xhosa VII were nowhere near enough to turn the tide. The arrival of the New Ivaarsen five days into the second week of the invasion did offer the prospect of salvaging some of the troops on Clovis however, and Simons ordered a retreat from the planet.[14]

With the surviving battalion of 'Mechs from the Clovis Guards covering the support and armored forces as they fell back to Gorst City Spaceport and the few surviving intact DropShips there, Simons was among the last to board an escaping craft; his DropShip was the last to leave the surface, but ten kilometers above the surface the Leopard was intercepted by DCMS aerospace fighters. Refusing to surrender, the Leopard attempted to fight its way clear, but was lost with all hands. The fall of Clovis and the loss of Field Marshal Simons resulted in the AFFS defensive line imploding almost immediately, and by the end of May the DCMS had conquered most of the Clovis Combat Region, half of each of the Dahar and Robinson Combat Regions and a chunk of the Fairfax Combat Region.[14]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2787[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Gorst City: the planetary capital.[14]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Xhosa VII 13.0 Exeter 13.9 Olancha 16.1 Doneval II 19.5
Raman 19.6 Chota 25.8 Klamriz V 28.3 Alnadal 28.6
Klathandu IV 28.9 Le Blanc 30.9 Johnsondale 32.5 Layover 33.3
Tallassee 33.4 Dobson 33.4 Kentares IV 34.8 Avawatz 36.0
Rosamond 36.7 Proserpina 38.2 Breed 39.7 Scheat 40.5
Cholame 40.9 Cartago 42.4 David 43.2 Barstow 45.0
Paris 46.0 Rochester 46.8 Waycross 46.8 Lucerne 52.5
Beecher 53.4 Robinson 53.4 Tripoli 53.5 Logandale 53.8
Marlette 54.0 Elbar 54.7 Corydon 55.5 Matar 56.2
New Mendham 56.4 New Ivaarsen 56.4 Fellanin II 56.5 Sadalbari 58.1
Mara 58.7 Royal 59.2 Ballentine 59.3 Homam 59.4
Edwards 59.7 Blandinsville 59.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns Map at their founding - [2317] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
  6. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596]" Map
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 First Succession War, p. 38-39, "The Battle For Clovis"
  15. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 55, "Kentares IV" Date last planet was captured
  16. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 59, "Collapse"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  19. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  23. 23.0 23.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine) p. 84, "Xhosa VII"
  24. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns - [3025] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  26. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  27. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  30. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  36. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  37. ">Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  38. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  39. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  40. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  41. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  42. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46
  43. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  44. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  45. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  46. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  47. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  48. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  49. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 134, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"

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