Gunzburg

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Gunzburg
Gunzburg neighbouring systems
Gunzburg neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 12.40 : 290.25[e]

The Gunzburg system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Radstadt Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Gunzburg system is located near the Heiligendreuz and Vorarlberg systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Gunzburg system was settled by the Lyran Commonwealth during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Gunzburg was attacked as part of the exploitation phase wave of attacks launched during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG in October and November 3028.[45] Gunzburg was considered a secondary target; the only particular value assigned to the planet by the Lyran Commonwealth was a pair of small terraforming plants dating back to the Star League era - otherwise, Gunzburg was simply a planet with deep tropical rainforests, murky swamps and a garrison in the form of the Twenty-second Rasalhague Regulars.[22] The battle for Gunzburg on into 3029,[46] as the Bad Dream and Mobile Fire mercenary commands spent weeks attempting to ferret the Twenty-second out of their hiding places on the planet. The Regulars had used their extensive knowledge of the local terrain to stay ahead of the two mercenary commands and to slip away each time they came into contact.[22]

In August 3029 the Twenty-second intercepted a communications message from Colonel Quentin Moore, commander of Mobile Fire, requesting assistance from the Bad Dream due to more than half of his command being afflicted with Birnheart's Fever, a debilitating illness common to Gunzburg. Tai-sho Tassen Sorenson, the commanding officer of the Regulars, felt that the time was right for a direct attack on the weakened mercenary command, as the communications intercept showed the Bad Dream to be three hours or more away from being able to offer assistance.[22]

Moving to the coordinates given by Moore, the Twenty-second found the location to be a deserted camp with nothing more than a half-dozen 'Mechs present and no sign of enemy troops. As Sorenson's troops moved into the open, heat traces in the swamp revealed the presence of Mobile Fire forces as the concealed mercenary BattleMechs began emerging from the swamp to attack the Regulars at close range. Even as Moore's forces were revealing themselves the Bad Dream began to attack the Regulars from behind, and Sorenson realised that he and his troops had been deceived. Sorenson ordered the Twenty-second to surrender rather than be destroy - an embarassing defeat for the Combine - before commiting suicide, leaving Gunzburg in Lyran hands.[22]

Operation REVIVAL[edit]

In 3050 Gunzburg was defended by General Tor Miraborg and the Gunzburg Eagles along with the First and Second Gunzburg Mechanized Infantry Regiments and the First Gunzburg Armored Regiment. At this time General Miraborg was also commander of all FRR forces in the Radstadt Province. In December 3051 the planet was attacked by Clan Wolf as part of the Fifth Wave of Operation REVIVAL. In the bid to determine who would conquer the planet were Khan Natasha Kerensky and Star Colonel Marcos Radick. Earlier in the invasion, Star Colonel Radick had fallen prey to Natasha's sharp bidding practices and been forced to conquer Memmingen with a dangerously low number of troops. This time he sought to return the favor by driving her way below the cutdown. To the shock of those in attendance, Khan Kerensky drove her bid down even further and agreed to conquer the planet with just one man: Star Commander Phelan Kell. Thankfully, prior to his capture by Clan Wolf, the Star Commander was on familiar terms with General Miraborg, and after negotiating with him Phelan was able to convince the General to surrender peacefully.[29]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Thirteenth Arcturan Guards[48]

2821[edit]

3029[edit]

3050[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Heiligendreuz 15.4 Vorarlberg 18.0 Memmingen 19.3 Thannhausen 21.0
Muswell 22.9 Lamar 23.7 Stanzach 25.7 Karston 26.3
Kobe 28.8 Satalice 30.2 Weingarten 33.4 Hainfeld 33.8
Hyperion 34.4 Oyevaina 36.4 Volders 36.5 Kandis 37.0
Tamar 37.1 Kempten 37.4 Radstadt 39.2 Skandia 40.1
Bushmill 40.2 Bessarabia 40.3 Thun 43.0 Shardayne 43.8
Halesowen 45.4 Engadin 46.9 Alshain 47.3 Perrot (Shaula) 47.7
Kaesong 47.7 Maestu 47.8 Galuzzo 48.2 Maule 49.0
Wheel 49.8 Nox 50.4 Sheliak 52.0 Moritz 53.4
Goito 53.5 Rastaban 53.6 Suk II 53.8 Utrecht 54.9
Ardoz 55.9 Marawi 56.0 Kufstein 56.3 Laurent 58.0
Carse 58.4

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 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. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 193, "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  20. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 63, "Gunzburg"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 66
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  38. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  39. Field Report: Clans, p. 25, "Ghost Bear Dominion & Kungsarmé/Clan Nova Cat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  40. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  41. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  43. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  44. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  45. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44-45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  46. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 61, "Trellshire and Tamar Theaters"
  47. Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 9, "Regimental Status"
  48. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  49. 49.0 49.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  50. 20 Year Update, p. 51, "KungsArme Deployment Table"
  51. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  52. Field Manual: 3145, p. 173, "Clan Force Deployments - Rasalhague Dominion"

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