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Deshler neighbouring systems
Deshler neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 215.07:74.40[e]

The Deshler system is the location of at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Matsuida Prefecture of the New Samarkand Military District within the Draconis Combine.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Deshler system is located near the Harpster and Marduk systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Deshler system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Third Succession War[edit]

In January 3025 the Draconis Combine launched an attack on Deshler to distract the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns from the upcoming campaign for Galtor III. Stationed on Deshler at the time were the Fourth Davion Guards RCT and the Raman Draconis March Militia; Deshler was a key border world and the site of a damaged but still valuable former BattleMech factory, Aghama 'Mechworks. The Combine deployed several commands from the noted mercenary unit Wolf's Dragoons to capture Deshler. The Dragoons landed Beta and Gamma Regiments and the heavyweight Zeta Battalion on Deshler, with Colonel Wilhelmina Korsht leading Gamma regiment against the Raman DMM at Valerian Bay whilst Beta regiment moved to capture the 'Mechworks.[31]

Expecting relatively light resistance, Beta instead found themselves up against the elite Fourth Davion Guards. Shostokovitch and Beta were forced to land far to northwest of Aghama valley, in the barrens. Beta Regiment was ambushed by Davion armor during their advance, throwing them behind schedule. As the whole regiment advanced into the valley, the Guards appeared to have fallen back. The Fourth, nicknamed "Dragon’s Bane", launched a massive ambush from hidden positions, using their combined-arms tactics to cut off Beta's heavier elements from their light recon companies. Captain Ramon Magdaleno's Baker-Third company was nearly overwhelmed, surrounded by Davion infantry and unable to withdraw or advance. The Betas would rally, however, around Major Anton Ivanovitch's Charlie Battalion, the "Red Guard", one of the most disciplined units within the Dragoons. The Red Guard formed a perimeter, giving Shostokovitch time to regroup and rescue the remnants of Magdaleno's company. The Dragoons slowly advanced, facing heavy resistance the entire way. With the support of Zeta Battalion, they were finally able to take the factories in early April, only to find that they'd been stripped of all valuable equipment. Two weeks later, with the aid of elements of the Seventh Kommando, Gamma Regiment was able to force a cessation of hostilities in Valerian Bay, inflicting serious damage on the Fourth Davions' conventional assets. Deshler briefly fell into House Kurita's hands. However, as the Combine attack on Marduk had failed and the Galtor campaign itself was headed towards disaster, Deshler was at risk of being cutoff. Takashi Kurita reluctantly ordered the Dragoons to withdraw. Although they had taken heavy damage and were unable to hold the planet, the Dragoons had succeeded in their primary task of preventing the Fourth Guards from joining in the defense of Galtor, although the Raman DMM would later see action in that campaign.[31][32][33][34]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During the Fourth Succession War, the 1st Chisholm's Raiders RCT was assigned to defend Deshler, which was targeted by Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery taskforce consisting of the Sixth and Third Benjamin Regulars, backed up by twenty infantry and tank regiments. While the Raiders consistently outmaneuvered the invaders, the Kurita taskforce had superior numbers, slowly but progressively wearing the Davion unit down. When the Combine offensive swept past Deshler the AFFS attempted to pull their unit out, but the Raiders chose to stay and fight, sending the DropShips and JumpShips assigned to carry them to safety back empty. The Raiders held out for months before being effectively destroyed, tying up the Combine forces on planet for as long as possible at the cost of their lives. [35] [36] [37]

Military Deployment[edit]





  • Eighth Galedon Regulars[40]


  • Eighth Galedon Regulars[41]


oceans cover eighty percent of the surface of Deshler. These oceans are frequently filled with red algae that reminds observers of blood. The few continents are rugged, covered in rocky mountains and thick jungles. High winds also sweep through the mountains. Sinkholes and hot springs are also common, particularly on the continent of Gaugain.[42]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Aghama Valley: the location of Aghama 'Mechworks on Gaugain.[43]
  • Valerian Bay: the site of a major battle between elements of Wolf's Dragoons and the Raman DMM in 3025.[12]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Harpster 8.2 Marduk 16.0 McComb 18.3 Donenac 20.7
Galtor III 21.0 Marlowe's Rift 23.8 Wapakoneta 23.8 Arlington 25.4
Tripoli 26.5 Lima 29.1 Royal 30.9 Paris 35.6
Irurzun 36.3 New Mendham 38.9 Westfield 39.1 Gandy's Luck 39.8
Reisling's Planet 39.8 Breed 39.8 New Ivaarsen 41.5 New Aberdeen 42.0
Barlow's Folly 42.5 Crossing 46.9 Harrow's Sun 46.9 Hildaman 47.3
Yufu 48.3 Ljugarn 49.1 Dobson 49.3 Benet III 50.5
Bergman's Planet 50.9 Ludwig 53.1 Koping Chian 53.9 Matar 56.0
Le Blanc 56.7 Scheat 56.8 Ballentine 57.0 Klathandu IV 58.5
Shaul Khala 59.1


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
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  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook) pp. 33-34
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  15. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - 3030"
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  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
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  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map [3075]"
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  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  29. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  31. 31.0 31.1 Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 33, "Wolf in the Fold", Beta and Gamma are chosen to attack Deshler
  32. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 33, "Battle of Deshler", Beta is pushed back by the Fourth Davion Guards
  33. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 34, "Bloody Aghama", the resists Beta's advance at every step of the way
  34. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 34, "Diversion", despite their victory on Deshler the Dragoons are forced to withdraw
  35. Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Vol 1, p. 80
  36. Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Vol 2, p. 28
  37. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 60, "Chisholm's Raiders - 1st Chisholm's Raiders"
  38. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 133, "Unit Deployment Table"
  39. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11, "Operation RAT"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
  41. 20 Year Update, p. 41, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  42. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 33
  43. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 33