Mandate

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Mandate
Mandate neighbouring systems
Mandate neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 88.39 : -126.22[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following the lull in major offensives in early 3029, a number of new offensives began as the Fourth Succession War entered its second year. The AFFS forces on the Capellan front did their best to rest and resupply during the lull, anticipating a return to combat operations; orders for the fifth wave of Operation RAT were received in late April, and large-scale invasions of the Capellan Confederation began again.[33] Stripped of JumpShips to form a command chain for Operation INTRUDERS COMMUNION, few of the front-line forces within the Sarna Commonality were able to respond to the fresh wave of attacks.[15] Despite the lack of front-line units on Mandate, the Capellan Operations Command of the AFFS was deeply concerned about the invasion of the planet; Mandate had provided more personnel to the Capellan Warrior Houses than any other Confederation world, and the population of the planet were known to be tough individuals as a result of the combination of Capellan society and Mandate's harsh environment.[34]

The COC's concerns proved to be well-founded; when the Sixth Crucis Lancers RCT invaded Mandate, they faced propeller aircraft making ramming attacks against landing DropShips and dropping 'Mechs, as well as suicide bombers on the ground, as the civilian population fought back against the invaders. In what proved an emotionally-sapping campaign, the militia and volunteer regiments defending Mandate proceeded to use similar tactics, but on a much larger scale. In addition to the suicide attacks the various regiments of the RCT found themselves subject to constant sniper attacks, mass charges by militia units and the contamination of water sources. By the time the Lancers had reached the outskirts of Glory of Liao, the planetary capital city, the troops were already emotionally exhausted from having to kill old men, women and children as the fanatical defenders attempted to oust them.[34]

The first elements of the RCT to reach Glory of Liao were a medium 'Mech company, a company of light armor, and two battalions of infantry - one being laser grenadiers, the other helicopter-equipped jump troops. The defenders had concealed themselves in ground positions, and emerged en masse - three companies of Capellan tanks, two battalions of militia infantry and a regiment of civilian volunteers. The volunteers proceeded to rush the Lancers line with improvised weapons and basic firearms, while the militia tanks and soldiers used them as human shields to conceal their advance. The Lancers' efforts to target just the militia elements gave the attackers more time, and despite horrendous casualties the third wave of attackers breached the Lancers' infantry lines. It was only the sudden appearance of two Lancer Firestarters that allowed the Lancers to plug the gap in the line, by which time they'd already lost three platoons of infantry and a tank, as well as one of the two Firestarters.[34]

Barely pausing, the defenders attacked again, and were on the verge of overwhelming the Lancer lines when the Third McHenry Jump Regiment arrived, deploying by helicopter into the middle of the attacking troops; with those members of the Third who survived the drop grouping up back-to-back to try and hold, the Mandate volunteer formation finally broke, exposing the militia elements. Despite strafing runs from helicopters and the the second Firestarter sacrificing itself, the militia nearly overwhelmed the Lancers. The arrival of two more lances of Lancer 'Mechs tipped the battle in favour of the AFFS troops, but the militia tanks continued to fight until they were all destroyed. The battle proved such a horrific bloodbath that, faced with another round of similarly huge and senseless losses, the people of Mandate surrendered.[34]

Military Deployment[edit]

3063[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the 5th Confederation Reserve Cavalry were deployed across Foot Fall, Mandate and Remshield. The 5th was at 75% of full strength, with 80% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the Legion was at 15% of full strength, with 50% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Glory of Liao: the planetary capital city.[34]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
New Macao 11.63 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Menkib 13.35 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Highspire 13.91 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Matsu 14.38 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Remshield 16.56 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Zaurak 16.68 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Foot Fall 17.58 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Shipka 17.73 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Heligoland 19.18 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Moravian 21.79 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bell 22.87 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Wei 25.75 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Foochow 28.95 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Tsingtao 29.63 1 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Sakhalin 31.09 2 TH CC FS FC FC SS SS
Kaifeng 31.18 2 TH CC FS FC FC SS CC
Menkar 34.51 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
St. Andre 34.55 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Ashkum 34.69 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Truth 34.89 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Jonathan 35.56 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Lee 36.26 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Palos 39.51 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Tsitsang 40.82 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Axton 41.24 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
New Aragon 42.80 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Algot 43.89 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Sarna 44.38 2 TH CC FS FC FC SS SS
Ulan Batar 45.15 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Cammal 45.49 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Valexa 45.63 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Acala 46.21 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Minnacora 46.24 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Perkasie 46.30 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ares 48.76 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Shensi 49.05 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Quemoy 51.17 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Sarmaxa 51.66 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Poznan 52.34 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Halloran V 52.46 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
New Sagan 52.61 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Ulan Bator 54.59 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Styk 54.93 2 TH CC FS FC FC SC SC
Second Try 55.49 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Tecumseh 55.65 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Goshen 56.50 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Randar 56.82 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Demeter 57.20 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Gallitzin 57.52 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nashuar 58.44 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Bora 59.33 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Pleione 59.95 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  13. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 38, "Fifth Wave"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  26. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  29. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  32. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 38, "Capellan Front"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 38, "Mandate"
  35. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 120, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  36. Field Report: CCAF, p. 11, "Confederation Reserve Cavalry Regimental Status"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. 34, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Table - 3085"

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