Galtor III

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Galtor III
Galtor III neighboring systems
Galtor III neighboring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 194.12 : 73.10[e]
Spectral class F8V[1][2][3][4]
Recharge time 179 hours[1][2][3]
Planets 6

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

Galtor III
World Map
World Map
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1][2][3][4]
Jump point
distance
12.01 days[1][2][3]
Moons 2 (Temos and Froma)[1][2][3]
Surface gravity 1.0[1][2][3]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2][3]
Equatorial temperature 45°C (Jungle)[1][2][3]
Surface water 70%[1][2][3]
Highest native life Mammal[1][2][3]
Reference Year 3025[1][4] - 3067[2] - 3079[3]
Infrastructure
Ruler Governor Skyles O'Hanlon (3025)[1][4]
Planetary Chairman Eustace Pevensy (3067)[2]
Population 33,000,000 (3025)[1]
54,700,000 (3067)[2]
63,500,000 (3079)[3]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-B-C-B[1][2][3]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2][3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Geography[edit]

Galtor III is an agricultural world on the border between the Federated Suns and the Draconis Combine.

Galtor has three main continents. Eire, the largest continent, has a spine of vast mountains and a broad fertile plain cut by numerous rivers. The Wagnall Plain, as it is known, is an immensely large area, well-watered and eminently suitable for cultivation. The other two continents consist mostly of desert or mountains, except for coastal flood plains and tropical jungles along the equator. Galtor's capital of New Derry is situated on Eire.

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

Galtor III was captured by the DCMS May of 2787 during the first wave of a surprise attack.[15] The massive invasion of the Federated Suns 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. This led to conflicting orders being issued, including orders for the mercenary unit Tyson's Troublemakers - formerly the SLDF Twenty-third Heavy Assault Regiment - to withdraw from Marduk, whilst the First Syrtis Hussars on Galtor III and the Thirty-eighth Avalon Hussars on Cussar were both ordered to hold firm.[52] The defending Hussars were trapped on the planet, and put up a resistance as long as 2792.[15]

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.[53]

Third Succession War[edit]

The inhabitants of Galtor III were suffering under the strict draconian rule and hoped for liberation by the Federated Suns. However, they had to wait until 3022 when after over a century the Federated Suns finally reconquered the world in a bloody campaign in which more than one third of the population lost their lives.[24]

In 3025 Galtor III was the stage of one of the largest battles of the Third Succession War. The AFFS lured the DCMS into a trap and almost lost the world to them. Only the disunity of the invading forces and finally arriving Davion reinforcements prevented a Kurita victory.[54]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During the early months of the Fourth Succession War Coordinator Takashi Kurita was focused on his conflict with the Wolf's Dragoons mercenary brigade, but following pleas for help from Chancellor Maximilian Liao the DCMS planned and launched additional offensives against perceived weak spots on the Federated Suns border. The Galtor Thumb region was one such weak spot, and Galtor III was invaded by the First Amphigean Light Assault Group. The planetary militia on Galtor III consisted of aging 'Mechs piloted by old pilots and a few regiments of conventional forces, which were swiftly defeated by the LAG. Despite the militia being easily beaten, an extensive guerrilla resistance campaign began on Galtor III that would continue to dog the DCMS forces on the planet, even though the Combine officially considered the planet to have been annexed in early January 3029.[29]

War of 3039[edit]

The planet was the symbol of a great loss of Combine honor against the Fox in the early 31st century and Hanse Davion knew how important it was to support the local resistance movement with material and men. Dozens of intelligence operatives and a 150-strong Special Forces team prepared the world for the coming liberation, and several months before the War of 3039 started the FedCom-backed insurgents attacked important Combine locations and personalities. The DCMS reacted with an increase of the local military presence, increasing the garrison force to five conventional regiments and placing the world under martial law. The resistance reduced their level of activity to lure the Dragon into a sense of false security by early 3039. That changed with the arrival of the Clifton's Rangers on 26 February, bringing in tow with them two regiments of "mercenary" mechanized infantry which had removed all evidence of their FedCom affiliation. The rebellion immediately struck every DCMS target, taking many high-ranking leaders prisoners and killing others, including Governor Hiroshi Tuu. The remaining DCMS forces, bereft of leadership, chose to engage in suicidal charges or hunkered down in their encampments. They were systematically destroyed over the next two weeks, and by the end of March the last holdouts had been wiped out and the planet secured.[55]

Jihad[edit]

The world wasn't affected by the Jihad, which allowed the population to rebound from the losses sustained in the early 31st century.[3]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fourth Davion Guards[57]

2787[edit]

2821[edit]

3050[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 2822 2864 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Donenac 17.10 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Marduk 19.56 1 FS DC DC FS DC DC DC DC DC
Reisling's Planet 20.00 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
New Mendham 20.50 1 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Tripoli 21.07 1 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Deshler 21.17 1 DC DC DC FS DC DC DC DC DC
Harpster 21.46 1 DC DC DC FS DC DC DC DC DC
Barlow's Folly 22.03 1 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Irurzun 25.82 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Paris 25.93 1 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
McComb 32.45 2 DC DC DC FS DC FC FC FC FC
Ludwig 32.58 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Arlington 32.77 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Breed 33.68 2 FS FS DC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Matar 36.52 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Royal 40.76 2 FS FS DC FS DC FC FC FC FC
Scheat 40.78 2 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Marlowe's Rift 43.56 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Wapakoneta 44.77 2 DC DC DC FS DC DC DC DC DC
Koping Chian 45.46 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Klathandu IV 46.11 2 FS FS DC FS DC DC DC DC DC
Lima 46.21 2 DC DC DC FS DC FC FC FC FC
Ljugarn 47.88 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dobson 48.29 2 FS FS DC FS FS FC FC FC FC
New Ivaarsen 51.06 2 FS FS DC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Proserpina 52.68 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Homam 52.78 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Apriki 53.15 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Le Blanc 56.81 2 FS FS FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Valmiera 59.69 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Junction 59.99 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Historical Turning Points: Galtor, pp. 3-4, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 86, "Galtor III"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 20, "Industrial Worlds"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The Galtor Campaign, p. 6
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - [2319] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment - [2765] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine) p. 54, "The Dragon Strikes"
  16. First Succession War, p. 44, "Draconis Combine-Federated Suns Front 2786-2796"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - 2822"
  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 Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  23. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 90, "The Continuing Alliance"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 5, "Planet History"
  25. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 209, "Federated Suns - Map"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  27. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  28. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  29. 29.0 29.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 80, "Other Actions"
  30. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"
  33. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  35. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  37. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  38. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  39. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  40. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  41. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns After FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  42. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  43. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  44. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - August 3079"
  45. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - August 3079"
  46. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  47. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  48. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  49. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  50. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  51. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  52. 52.0 52.1 First Succession War, p. 38, "The Dragon's Reckoning: The Combine-Suns Front"
  53. First Succession War, p. 43, "On The Brink"
  54. The Galtor Campaign
  55. Historical: War of 3039 p.48
  56. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 14, "Regimental Status"
  57. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 134, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  58. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  59. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  60. 20 Year Update, p. 42, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"

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