Grossbach

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Grossbach
Grossbach neighbouring systems
Grossbach neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 514.08 : -487.59[e]

The Grossbach system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was an independent system in the Periphery in the border region between the Calderon Protectorate, Federated Suns and Taurian Concordat.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Grossbach system is located near the Logan's Land and Perdition systems.[3][4]

System History[edit]

The Grossbach system was either colonised by the Taurian Concordat at some point during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War, or was an already-inhabited world that became significant enough during this era to merit being recorded on maps.[5][3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

The Jihad[edit]

Grossbach was the target of a destructive raid by the mercenary unit Hansen's Roughriders on the 7th of September 3075; the Roughriders attacked numerous Taurian Concordat worlds as part of a Federated Suns counter-offensive in response to the recent Taurian invasion of the Federated Suns.[36][37]

The Dark Age[edit]

In the aftermath of the Jihad Grossbach was one of the Taurian worlds suffering badly from a lack of funding to assist in rebuilding after the damage inflicted by the Roughriders. As with Macleod's Land, Sterope and Taurus itself, rebuilding was going woefully slowly in the decade after the Jihad ended, as a consequence of the Taurian government diverting so much effort and resources to the war effort.[38] During Operation MATADOR the First MacLeod's Regiment retreated to Grossbach from Perdition, having held out against the First Davion Guards until the arrival of the Twenty-second Avalon Hussars LCT made their position indefensible.[39]

The Concordat Commandos were relocated to Grossbach after MATADOR, having requested a border posting so that they could launch attacks into the Federated Suns. In the first half of the 3080s the Commandos launched numerous raids against Logan's Land, Norman's World and Perdition from the Grossbach, with their efforts to insert cover operatives onto the three worlds to undermine the Federated Suns governments in place proving a dismal failure because of the experience and training the local garrisons had in ferreting out insurgents.[40]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3085[edit]

  • Concordat Commandos [42]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Crawford's Delight 17.4 Eagle Rest 33.3 Weistheimer 35.4 Helvetica 40.0
Bye's Ship 56.4 Novo Tressida 59.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 121, "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the 3rd Succession War [3025]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37, "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Taurian Concordat - [2767] Map"
  11. First Succession War, p. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786]"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War, p. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  16. The Periphery (Sourcebook), p. 151, "Maps of the Periphery"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 127, "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040]"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  26. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111, "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  30. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  31. Field Report: Periphery, p. 23, "Taurian Concordat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  36. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. 132, "Taurian Concordat"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 142, "III Corps"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 141, "Taurian Guard Brigade"
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 The Periphery, First Edition, p. 81, "BattleMech Regiment Deployment Table (as of 3025)"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 150, "Taurian Guard"

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