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

Dobson
Dobson neighbouring systems
Dobson neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 204.20 : 26.32[e]

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

System Description[edit]

The Dobson system is located near the Breed and Le Blanc systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Dobson system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra[3] and was a member of the Federated Suns by the end of the Age of War.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The world of Dobson was known for the Yucatan Jungle located in its equatorial regions. Prior to the Fall of the Star League, the 128th Jump Infantry Division practiced constantly within the jungle to master every aspect of jungle warfare.[48]

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. A second wave followed three days after the first, led personally by Coordinator Minoru Kurita and his son, Warlord Jinjiro Kurita, striking through the Clovis Combat Region and Dahar Combat Region in two thrusts, and proved devastatingly effective. The death of Field Marshal Grover Simons on Clovis caused the AFFS defensive line to collapse,[49] and the DCMS adopted a strategy of leapfrogging worlds, smashing some AFFS units while leaving others isolated and cut-off, to be subsequently destroyed later.[14]

The majority of the AFFS units left behind enemy lines had been destroyed by mid-2789, but the Doughboys battalion of the Thirteenth Robinson Chevaliers was one of a handful of commands that managed to survive longer, through a combination of good luck, resourcefulness and sheer resilience. Made up from remnants of the Thirteenth and those supporting units that had managed to escape destruction, the Doughboys went to ground for years after Dobson fell, causing as much havoc as they could for the DCMS garrison and raiding for supplies to survive.[14]

Although the naval battle at Cholame fought in March and April 2790 had cost the AFFS a huge price, it bought the Federated Suns something badly needed - time. For fourteen months, the invasion forces from the Combine were unable to make significant gains, and the AFFS used that opportunity to provide whatever aid it could to those forces still fighting in systems such as Dobson, Galtor, Kentares IV and New Rhodes III.[50]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Thirteenth Robinson Chevaliers[53]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Second Chisholm's Raiders[55]

3067[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Le Blanc 8.5 Breed 16.1 Doneval II 18.4 New Ivaarsen 24.2
Paris 24.6 Royal 25.8 Tripoli 27.0 Klathandu IV 29.4
Lucerne 31.0 Xhosa VII 32.5 Rochester 32.5 Ballentine 32.7
Clovis 33.4 Marduk 33.9 Klamriz V 34.9 McComb 36.1
Exeter 37.8 Scheat 38.9 New Mendham 41.5 Lima 42.0
Robinson 43.5 Raman 45.9 Layover 46.3 Proserpina 46.7
Alnadal 47.3 Galtor III 47.9 Franklin 49.1 Deshler 49.3
Olancha 49.4 Cussar (Barlow's Folly) 51.1 Chota 51.4 Matar 51.7
Crossing 53.4 Wapakoneta 54.8 Harpster 56.8 Cholame 57.7
Carnac 58.4

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [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 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 First Succession War, p. 40, "Rout"
  15. First Succession War, p. 44, "Draconis Combine-Federated Suns Front 2786-2796"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  22. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. vii, "Federated Suns - [3025] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  24. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  25. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  28. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  35. ">Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  36. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  37. Innder Sphere (sourcebook), p. 32, "Federated Suns Map"
  38. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  39. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  40. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  41. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  42. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  43. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  44. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  45. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  46. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  47. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  48. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 51, "128th Jump Infantry Division"
  49. First Succession War, p. 38-39, "The Battle For Clovis"
  50. First Succession War, p. 43, "On The Brink"
  51. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  52. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  53. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  54. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136, "Deployment Table"
  55. 20 Year Update, p. 19, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  56. Field Manual: Updates, p. 140, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"

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