New Canton

Emblem-important.svg Update Needed
This article needs to be updated with material from First Succession War (Source Book). Once this title clears the Moratorium period, or if it already has, please consider revisiting this article and updating it with the new material, removing this tag once all information has been added.
This article is undergoing revision as part of Project: Planets, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets and systems. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can add your name to the list of volunteers.

This article has completed Phase 2 of the Overhaul effort.

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

New Canton
New Canton neighbouring systems
New Canton neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 8.26 : -72.94[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

The Capellan Confederation annexed New Canton in 2784, part of a series of annexations that added fifteen former Terran Hegemony worlds to the Confederation while the Hegemony was collapsing immediately before the First Succession War erupted.[10] In late 2787 Captain-General Kenyon Marik launched an invasion of the Confederation, intent on capturing a corridor of worlds leading to Sarna. Having quickly seized Corey and Wazan, the Free Worlds League faced a two-year struggle to hold both worlds as the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces attempted to get reinforcements to both worlds. Chancellor Barbara Liao ordered an attack on New Delos, a major Free Worlds League Military staging ground, which disrupted supply lines, communications and repair facilities and killed twenty thousand civilians. In retaliation - and in an attempt to disrupt the flow of reinforcements to Corey and Wazan - Kenyon Marik ordered attacks on a number of Capellan worlds including New Canton that saw the planets firebombed, with the attacks continuing until the Capellans were forced on the defensive following a failed attack on Calloway VI in 2789.[36]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake annexed New Canton early in the Jihad and declared the planet to be a part of the Word of Blake Protectorate under their total control in August 3071. Data recovered late in the Jihad showed that the Blakist's proclamation was somewhat precipitous; Stalwart Support, a conventional infantry regiment under the command of Colonel Sanders, went to ground on New Canton and offered stiff and continued resistance for two years until the last of the unit was destroyed in 3073. The infantry platoons within Stalwart Support were particularly fond of using TAG Spotter Infantry and Heavy Foot LRM Infantry in combination with heavy cover to inflict disproportionate amounts of damage on the Blakist units garrisonning the world.[37]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • First Kestrel Grenadiers[22]

3058[edit]

3067[edit]

3071[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the VI Principes was at 55% of full strength, with 71% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Saiph 8.53 Menkalinan 9.88 Tall Trees 13.69 Belluevue 15.31 Zion 17.33
Hsien 21.19 Zurich 21.67 Bhaktapur 21.78 Berenson 23.77 Aldebaran 25.04
Kyrkbacken 26.24 Kristiandsund 28.08 Elgin 28.69 Liao 30.35 Capolla 31.79
Asuncion 31.83 Mandal 33.86 Nanking 35.64 Manennaia 35.98 Gan Singh 40.08
Snailzar 41.25 Myrvoll 41.59 Genoa 43.91 Brownsville 44.88 Wasat 46.52
Ilmachna 47.18 Blue Sava 47.53 Suzano 48.09 Outreach 49.63 Pleione 49.89
Bex 50.69 Bernardo 50.70 Hall 50.91 Ningpo 52.18 Hamilton 52.35
Terra Firma 53.48 Ventabren 55.35 Augustine 55.88 Arboris 56.31 Jilin 56.53
Ibstock 58.25 Styk 58.42

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume Two, p. 118, "Digesting the Hegemony"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  22. 22.0 22.1 Objective Raids, p. 17, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  29. Field Manual: Clans, p. 29, "Terran Corridor/Clans Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  36. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 28-29, "The Collapse of Terra"
  37. 37.0 37.1 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 6, "Key Infantry"
  38. 38.0 38.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"
  39. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Chaos March (sourcebook), p. 16, "Unit Note"
  41. Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 66, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  42. Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 69, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  43. Field Manual: 3085, p. 187, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"

Bibliography[edit]