Finsterwalde

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Finsterwalde
Finsterwalde neighbouring systems
Finsterwalde neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -289.83 : 17.80[e]

The Finsterwalde system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Buena Province of the Lyran Commonwealth.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Finsterwalde system is located near the Bolan and Gypsum systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Finsterwalde system was colonised by the Free Worlds League during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

Finsterwalde was one of the last of the worlds in the region known as the Bolan Thumb to be captured by the Lyran Commonwealth during the First Succession War. Command of the conflict in the Bolan theatre had passed to Kommandant-General Aric Hasseldorf in 2790, who was keenly aware that the main focus of the Commonwealth High Command lay elsewhere. Hasseldorf's campaign relied on maintaining a regular tempo of objective raids against the embittered defenders, intended to force the FWLM commands to remain at high readiness constantly, sapping their strength, while scouts worked to identify weak points in the defenders lines and highlighted worlds ready to be conquered.[32] Despite the disruption caused by the death of Archon Jennifer Steiner and a reduction in the number of available JumpShips and WarShips to support his campaign, Hasseldorf continued to grind away at the FWLM forces within the Bolan Thumb.[33]

The Bolan Thumb campaign slowed significantly in 2780, but resumed apace in late 2801, and in 2803 Hasseldorf struck at Finsterwalde,[34] which was defended by the Ninth Bolan Defenders and the Thirty-third Marik Militia. Hassledorf had been forced to rely on mercenary units to augment his forces for several years, and he deployed three regiments - the Second Lyran Guards, Eleventh Arcturan Guards and the mercenary Twelfth Heavy Assault Regiment - in the assault on Finsterwalde.[13] The defending FWLM forces were heavily dug in and had reserves of both tactical nuclear and chemical weapons they were more than ready to use, as Hassledorf's forces found when the FWLM hit the Lyran landing zones with both flavours of weapon, as well as launching a surprise aerospace fighter attack against the LCAF escorts. The fighter attack stripped Hasseldorf of what little naval power left to him after fourteen years of combat, and the bitter defence put up on Finsterwalde saw both the Ninth Bolan Defenders and the Second Lyran Guards destroyed. The defense mounted on Finsterwalde was fierce enough that it forced Hasseldorf to postpone his campaign for Acrux and Marsalle, the last of the Bolan Thumb systems still under League control.[34]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Ninth Bolan Defenders[36]

2803[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Gypsum 11.7 Bolan 17.3 Herzberg 20.4 Sierpc 26.2
Kamenz 30.8 Radostov 31.9 Tylarzka 34.9 Rochers 35.6
Loburg 35.7 Rosice 36.7 Drosendorf 38.8 Altoona 41.0
Aquavita 42.6 Marsalle 44.8 Medzev 45.0 Ellijay 45.3
Ilion 46.8 Zdice 47.6 Czarvowo 51.7 Dixie 53.1
Annwyn 54.0 Zvolen 55.9 Zwenkau 56.7 Bobruisk 57.1
Nichol's Rest 57.1 Danxian 57.6 Maisons 57.9

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 38-39, "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 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Marik Commowwealth world within the Free Worlds League before [2270] and after at their founding in [2271]"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  7. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 First Succession War, p. 71, "The Bolan Thumb Campaign (Continued)"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2822]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040]"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052]"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  27. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Table - [August 3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  32. First Succession War, p. 68-69, "League Retaliations"
  33. First Succession War, p. 69-70, "Stall and Recovery"
  34. 34.0 34.1 First Succession War, p. 72, "Losing Steam: Phase Three"
  35. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 12, "Regimental Status"
  36. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"

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