New Caledonia

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

New Caledonia
New Caledonia neighbouring systems
New Caledonia neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -59.19 : 405.53[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

New Caledonia was one of the worlds attacked in the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. Defending New Caledonia was the Second An Ting Legion, along with a large contingent of aerospace fighters. Desite the heavier than anticipated aerospace presence, the Tenth Donegal Guards RCT and the Thirtieth Lyran Guards RCT arrived in the New Caledonia system on the 22nd of August 3028, achieving total surprise over the defending forces. The Thirtieth dropped north of Redfev, the planetary capital city and major industrial center, while the Tenth dropped to the south of the city. The Second An Ting Legion managed to withdraw from New Caledonia, but the two Lyran RCTs inflicting enough damage on the Legion that more than a fifth of its equipment had been lost before the Legion escaped.[19]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In March 3050 the planet was invaded by the Command Nova, Trinary Assault and Binary Fighter of Clan Wolf's 328th Assault Cluster. The 2nd Drakøns, supported by the 1st and 4th Militia Tank Regiments and 8th Militia Infantry Regiment, initially resisted the attackers at Avesta and Kumla but were forced to retreat. While the Drakøns made an orderly withdrawal it was at the cost of two battalions. When they reached the continental capital of Redfev the Drakøns fled New Caledonia for Rasalhague, ceding the planet to Clan Wolf.[45]

Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad, Clan Hell's Horses launched a invasion of the Clan Wolf holdings in the Inner Sphere, acquiring holdings for their own relocation to Spheroid space. New Caledonia was one of the first worlds targeted, and was attacked in the opening wave of attacks that fell between the 21st and 28th of February 3071.[33]

Military Deployment[edit]

2743-2750[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

  • Second An Ting Legion[19]

3050[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Redfev: the planetary capital city.[19]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Verthandi 10.62 1 LC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Csesztreg 17.59 1 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Chateau 19.55 1 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
The Edge 25.87 1 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Icar 25.90 1 RWR LC LC FC CW CW CW
Harvest 30.65 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Kirchbach 30.67 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Lovinac 33.94 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Star's End 36.19 2 RWR P P P CW CW CW
Romulus 40.52 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Maxie's Planet 40.89 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Planting 41.57 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Rodigo 43.99 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Liezen 46.30 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
St. John 46.40 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Persistence 47.48 2 RWR LC LC FC CJF CSV CJF
Mozirje 48.42 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Alleghe 49.81 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Steelton 49.92 2 RWR LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Seiduts 49.93 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Winfield 52.95 2 RWR LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Vantaa 56.17 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Ridderkerk 56.30 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Bruben 56.66 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Trell I 58.39 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CSV CJF
Feltre 58.92 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map - [2596]"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] ;aü"
  8. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
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  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 50, "Other Early Action"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 12, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 31, "Clan Occupation Zones - [3072] Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] ;aü"
  36. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Field Report: DCMS, p. 23, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Field Report: Clans, p. 27, "Clan Wolf/Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  41. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  42. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  43. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  44. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  45. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 58, "First Wave"
  46. Era Report: 2750, p. 79-80, "Paul Steiner"
  47. 47.0 47.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  48. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 134, "Unit Deployment Table"
  49. 20 Year Update, p. 51, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  50. Field Report: Clans, p. 13, "Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Status"
  51. Field Manual: 3085, p. 125, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  52. Field Manual: 3145, p. 167, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Hell's Horses"

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