Ford

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

Ford
Ford neighbouring systems
Ford neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -191.30 : -29.51[e]

The Ford system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Wolf Empire.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Ford system is located near the Gienah and Giausar systems.[3]

System History[edit]

The Ford system was colonised in the late twenty-third century and was incorporated into the Federation of Skye prior to the formation of the Lyran Commonwealth in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[4][5][6]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Exodus[edit]

By 2296 Ford marked one edge of the area of space within which the interstellar trade company Skye Traders was the dominant commercial interest, an area which in 2299 would form the basis of the new interstellar nation founding by Ian McQuiston of Skye, the Federation of Skye.[5]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era Ford was notable for the presence of the Ford Military Limited plant on the planet. At least one of the units assigned to garrison the planet and protect the factories, the Twentieth Arcturan Guards, requested a transfer despite the importance of guarding the industrial facilities because of the difficulty the unit personnel had adjusting to Ford's forty-hour day/night cycle.[33]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In October 3028 the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces repositioned a number of frontline units as the Free Worlds League Military launched Operation DAGGER. One of the units repositioned was the mercenary unit Gregg's Long Striders, who were relocated from Ford to Gienah; the LCAF strategic intent wasn't to prevent a League invasion, but rather to make invading forces pay more dearly for any gains and slow the progress of any breakthrough.[34]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the invasion of the Free Worlds League by the Skye and Bolan Provinces of the Lyran Alliance in what was termed Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, Marshall Jeremy Brett took command of the local FWLM and launched a counteroffensive, under the name Operation BROKEN FIST. BROKEN FIST went beyond simply attempting to recapture worlds that the Lyrans had seized, striking into Lyran space at numerous worlds. Ford was one of the worlds hit and was attacked by the League forces on the 2nd of September 3068.[26]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Twentieth Arcturan Guards[36]

2821[edit]

  • Twentieth Arcturan Guards[36]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

  • Fourteenth Lyran Guards[38]
  • Gregg's Long Striders[38] (until October)[34]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Fourteenth Lyran Guards RCT[40]

3054[edit]

  • Fourteenth Lyran Guards RCT[41]

3061[edit]

  • Fourteenth Lyran Guards RCT[42]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the Fourth were operating at 60% of full strength, with 75% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Giausar 16.8 Gienah 18.5 McAffe 18.7 Togwotee 20.1
Nestor 21.0 Arcadia 22.0 Megrez 23.5 Pressby 28.1
Launam 29.5 Sheridan 30.1 Bondurant 32.5 Cascade 36.6
Pingree 36.9 Thermopolis 37.5 Loric 40.1 Gannett 40.4
Rexburg 41.2 Senftenberg 41.4 Sterling 41.4 Dar-es-Salaam 43.1
Hyde 43.2 Danais 44.6 Aigle 44.7 Concord 44.7
Colfax 46.0 Pardeau 48.3 Zortman 52.4 Preston 52.9
Szepes 53.0 Gallatin 54.4 Uhuru 54.9 Szombathely 55.3
Mariefred 56.2 Eilenburg 56.8 Zwenkau 57.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Marik Commowwealth world within the Free Worlds League before [2270] and after at their founding in [2271]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 10, "Founding Fathers"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 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]"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  9. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 39 [3040]"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052]"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  28. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table [3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 64, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 9, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 8-9, "Arcturan Guards"
  34. 34.0 34.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 63, "Overview"
  35. Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 9, "Regimental Status"
  36. 36.0 36.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  37. 37.0 37.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117, "Unit Deployment Table"
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.44, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  39. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  40. 20 Year Update, p. 27, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  41. Objective Raids, p. 19, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  42. Shattered Sphere, p. 51, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  43. Field Report: LAAF, p. 13, "Lyran Regulars Regimental Status"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. 107, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  45. Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"

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