Lothair

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

Lothair
Lothair neighbouring systems
Lothair neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 266.23 : -337.13[e]

Political Affiliaon[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Lothair first appeared on interstellar maps shortly before the Reunification War, but by that point was already a heavily-populated world with a rapidly growing industrial base. The Taurian Concordat had worked hard to keep Lothair a secret, but intelligence gathered by the Star League Defense Force after the beginning of the war in 2578 pointed to the existence of this important world. By 2580 the SLDF had located Lothair and was ready to launch an assault, with VI Corps in the vanguard of the assault. Major General Harmond Vriss, the VI Corps commanding officer, and his forces were forced to plan the campaign with very little information to go on.

The assault on Lothair rapidly saw Vriss and his forces trapped in the same form of brutal slugging match the SLDF had experienced in the campaign for the Pleiades Cluster, facing dogged and heavy resistance from the 6th Concordat Velites, a part of the Taurian IV Corps, and the inevitable civilian brigades. The progress of the campaign to conquer the planet was often measured in centimeters; the defenders ensured that battles such as those to capture Industrialplexes 2 and 4 and the important city of Satrinos were measured not just in centimeters but by body count. Complicating the SLDF campaign was a resurgent resistance on the nearby world of Anaheim, pulling support for Vriss' forces away; while VI Corps would finally destroy the 6th Concordat Velites in early November, the civilian population continued to resist and it would be well into 2581 before Lothair could be considered to have been pacified.[5]

The Jihad[edit]

In response to the asteroid bombardment of Taurus and evidence that implicated the Federated Suns, the Taurian Concordat launched a second invasion of the Federated Suns during the Jihad. Lothair was an early target, attacked during late June 3074 and secured in July along with the nearby world of Hyalite.[29][30] The Federated Suns launched a counter-offensive in February 3075 using a combination of AFFS and militia units backed up by Hansen's Roughriders, but the Taurian defenders were able to defeat the Federated Suns' first wave, retaining control of Lothair.[30][40]

Military Deployment[edit]

2575-2580[edit]

2580-2582[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Eighth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT[44]

3054[edit]

  • Eighth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT[45]

3061[edit]

  • Eighth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT[46]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the 3rd Taurian Lancers were deployed across Hyalite and Lothair. The 3rd was at 60% of full strength.

Industrial Centres[edit]

  • Lothair Industrialplexes 1-4 (Reunification War era)[5]

Notes[edit]

The Jihad timelines present within various volumes indicate that Lothair was conquered twice, once in June 3074 and then again in July 3074. The actual chain of events was confirmed on the Catalyst Game Labs forum:

3074, June: Taurian mercenaries attacked Lothair, Bromhead, Midale, Brockway and Hyalite.

3074, July: Lothair and Warrenwas finallly secured, while Lindsay, Carmichael and Diefenbaker was attacked.

3075, February: the AFFS strikes back at Lothair and Warren.

  — Øystein Tvedten, BattleTech Developer, 29 Apr 2012

Nearby Systems[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Hyalite 17.42 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Brusett 22.77 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Amber Grove 26.21 1 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Keuterville 26.30 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Warren 33.28 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Die Moot 39.19 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Firgrove 41.95 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Anaheim 42.05 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Perdition 45.36 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Drienfontein 47.46 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mithron 49.97 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Brockway 52.10 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Grossbach 53.16 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Pleiades Cluster 53.36 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Electra 53.48 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Atreus Prime 53.53 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Maia 54.03 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
New Syrtis 54.36 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Euschelus 54.61 2 TC TC TC TC TC TC TC
Merope 55.22 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Enchi 57.35 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Weippe 59.85 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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]"
  3. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns After Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 64
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 73, "Lothair and Anaheim"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37, "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns After First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. The Periphery (Sourcebook), p. 151, "Maps of the Periphery"
  16. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession 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. Handbook: House Davion, p. 74, "Federated Suns After War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  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. 25.0 25.1 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. 29.0 29.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 52, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 53, "The Jihad In Review"
  31. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map - [3075] Map"
  32. Field Report: Periphery, p. 23, "Taurian Concordat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  33. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  36. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  40. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 14, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  41. Historical: Reunification War, p. 142, "Taurian Concordat Front (Jump-Off - 2585)"
  42. Historical: Reunification War, p. 142, "Taurian Concordat Front (Jump-Off - 2585)"
  43. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136, "Deployment Table"
  44. 20 Year Update, p. 22, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  45. Objective Raids, p. 15, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  46. Shattered Sphere, p. 32, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  47. Mercenaries Supplemental , p. 67, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  48. Field Report: Periphery, p. 12, "Taurian Concordat Regimental Status"

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