Menke

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(References to Menke)

Menke
Menke neighbouring systems
Menke neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 90.66:-333.25[e]
Spectral class K7V[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

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

Menke

Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
3 days[1]
Highest native life Plant[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lord Thomas McCarron[1]
Population 4,514,000,000[1]
HPG (Representative) A (Precentor Eliot MacIntosh)[1]


Contents

[edit] Owner History

[edit] Planetary Info

Menke has long been the baseworld for McCarron's Armored Cavalry. This world of lush jungles is mostly populated by civilians who support the "Big Mac" in some way. The world also has a great deal of BattleMech repair facilities and one of the highest concentration of Techs in the Confederation. The CCAF also maintains a jungle warfare training facility on the southern continent. Menke is usually protected by at least one regiment from McCarron's Armored Cavalry, and it's not unusual for there to be more than one regiment on the world.[1]

[edit] Planetary History

[edit] War of 3039

Seeking to take advantage of of the Federated Suns preoccupation with invasion of the Draconis Combine during the War of 3039, McCarron's Armored Cavalry launched a series of deep raids into Davion space, leaving the newly formed and untested 6th McCarron's Armored Cavalry behind to defend Menke. [22]

Upon realizing the MAC were solely responsible for the incursion into FedSuns space, Duke Morgan Hasek-Davion ordered a strike against Menke be included as part of Case JULIET, the AFFS's retaliatory attack for the MAC's raids, selecting the mercenary regiments of the Illician Lancers and elements of the Sirdar Capellan March Militia for the task. [23]

While the defending AeroSpace Fighters of the Sixth fought hard to prevent the Davion taskforce from landing, the FedSun fighters successfully fending off the bulk at the cost of half its fighters, the combined mercenary-CMM force grounding near Johenessburg less than a hundred kilometers from the Big Mac's main base at Fort McCarron. While the drop now left the Sixth with superior aerospace power, the Davion taskforce heavily outnumbered them with regards BattleMechs, the Sixth's chances were further hampered when Colonel Baxter refused to order the planet's powerful milita to mobilize until after the FedSun troops landed.[23]

Realizing that while the Sixth countered a number of Cavalry veterans, the bulk were green unblooded trainees, the taskforce commander General Panos Fujikawa of the Illician Lancers ordered his troops to strike the defenders hard. As he assumed in the face of the blitzkrieg the Sixth did nothing but give ground, nearly breaking twice, though Baxter narrowly managed to maintain his unit's cohesion and pull his troops back to Fort McCarron. The Sirdar CMM placed the encircled Fort under siege while the 59th Strike Regiment promptly captured the facilities of McCarron's Trading Company, sending the Sixth into a frenzy.[23]

Baxter's enraged MechWarriors left Fort McCarron and hit the 59th Striker's rear, but the more experienced and agile Illcians brushed off the attack and retaliated, trapping the Sixth between them and the Sirdar CMM. The Sixth were forced to call upon their fighter squadrons to extricate themselves, but not before significant damage was inflicted on MTC's shipping yards and warehouses. The Davion forces instead focused on Fort McCarron, launching two weeks of minor probing raids which the MAC fighters forced back until heavy rain began the blanket the region.[23]

With the enemy fighters now grounded, the Lancers struck in force, effortlessly barreling through the planet's militia forces and smashing Baxter's forces. In those two days of severe weather the FedCom troops utterly destroyed the Sixth MAC and laid waste to Fort McCarron, plundering what supplies they could before CCAF reinforcements in the form of Warrior House LuSann landed on August 23rd, pulling out two days later.[23]

The FedSun strike on Menke would prove devastating to the planet, MTC and especially the Sixth McCarron's Armored Cavalry. While the mercenaries would retain the Sixth as a provisional battalion on its rolls and even include as part of the MAC's famed assault on Marlette in 3044[24], the Sixth would never formally receive combat ready status and was ultimately disbanded in 3049.[23]

[edit] Planetary Garrison

[edit] 3025 to 3054

[edit] 3050

[edit] 3062 to 3067

[edit] 3079 to 3085

- At this point in time the 3rd is operating at 50% of full strength, with 70% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- In 3085 the unit is operating at 20% of full strength.

[edit] 3085

- The 5th is operating at 10% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

[edit] Manufacturing Centers

[edit] Nearby Planets

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062 3067
Victoria 17.35 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Mitchel 18.44 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Xieng Khouang 20.06 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Madras 21.13 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Columbine 21.96 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Jacson 25.46 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Vard 29.45 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Verlo 29.85 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Decatur 37.14 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Glentworth 37.88 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Frazer 38.95 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Manapire 39.23 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Holloway 39.55 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Jonzac 41.78 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Bellatrix 42.28 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Sirdar 42.67 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Zanzibar 44.95 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Egress 45.81 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Pojos 47.04 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Ikast 48.40 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Yuris 48.57 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Raphael 49.49 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Nihal 51.40 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Kafr Silim 51.65 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Primus 52.79 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Prix 53.00 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Muridox 54.04 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Immenstadt 54.15 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Courcellete 55.26 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Weatogue 55.35 2 CC CC FS FC FC FC FC FS
Grand Base 55.51 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Kurvasa 55.70 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Borden 56.44 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Velhas 56.96 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Homestead 58.09 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Mendham 59.34 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC FS

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 136, "Menke"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 107, "Unit Deployment Table"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  13. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  14. 14.0 14.1 20 Year Update, p. 70, "Com Guards Deployment Tabel"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Objective Raids, p. 144, "Unit Note"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  18. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Map"
  19. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  20. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  21. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  22. Historial: War of 3039, p. 123 "Capellan Operations - The Mac Attack"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 Historial: War of 3039, pp. 128-129 "Countering the Big Mac - Menke (August-September)"
  24. McCarron's Armored Cavalry (scenario pack), p. 6
  25. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  26. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  27. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  28. Field Report: CCAF, p. 15, "McCarron's Armored Cavalry Regimental Status"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Table - 3085"

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