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Redfield

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Redfield
Redfield neighbouring systems
Redfield neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 139.99 : -214.27[e]
Spectral class K5V[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

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

Redfield

Geophysical
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
distance
3 days[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Jerfferson Talbot, Duke of Redfield[1]
Colonel Isolde Denefer (Military Governor)
Population 1,004,000,000 (apocryphal)[2]
HPG (Representative) B (Precentor Michael Opser)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Redfield boasts several large plains well-suited to growing crops and raising herd animals. In addition there are also several native lifeforms that are good sources of food. Unfortunately the most important aspect of Redfield is strategic: the system's star is so small that raiders can arrive at a jump point and be on the ground in a few hours, before the defenders have a chance to react. The wide open plains are also perfect for 'Mech and tank combat. This explains why Redfield has been subject to so many raids by the Capellan Confederation. [1]

Early History[edit]

As a border world within the Capellan Hegemony, Redfield was subject to heavy attacks from Kluanian pirates in 2305 and 2306. Hired by the Sarna Supremacy during the Capellan-Supremacy War, the pirates inflicted heavy damage on a number of Capellan border worlds, forcing the Hegemony to constantly redeploy troops to defend its worlds rather than continuing to stage attacks on Sarna.[3]

The Federated Suns had formed in 2317,[6] and when the Muskegon Empire joined the Federated Suns in 2318, the Federated Suns inherited a dispute with the Chesterton Trade Federation along with a border with at least one Capellan state[46] - and when the Marlette Association joined the Federated Suns in 2324, the Federated Suns shared a border with almost every major nation in the Capellan Zone.[47] That led to numerous border skirmishes and contested worlds, including Redfield.[7] As Terra's power began to rise after James McKenna overthrew the Terran Alliance government and installed the Terran Hegemony, the Redfield system was taken away from the Capellan Hegemony. The Terran Hegemony seized 11 independent worlds within the Capellan Zone between 2316 and 2335, as well as siding with the Federated Suns and Free Worlds League when it came to any disputed sytems - systems which included Redfield and the nearby system of Stein's Folly, as well as several other systems in the area.[5]

Despite the support the Terran Hegemony gave the Federated Suns' attempts to annex and keep Redfield, the apparent military weakness displayed by the Federated Suns during the conflict between the Suns and the Chesterton Trade Federation during three years of warfare during the late 2010s and early 2220s encouraged the various major nations of the Capellan Zone to launch attacks against Federated Suns forces on several worlds in and around the region of space dominated by the St. Ives Mercantile League. Despite suffering from growing morale problems and inferior supply lines, Redfield was recaptured and the Federated Suns seemed incapable of retaking the world.[8]

That changed after an alliance of Capellan Commonality, St. Ives Mercantile League and Tikonov Grand Union forces were defeated on Lee in 2363; under the command of Reynard Davion, the Federated Suns military recaptured Refield and held it.[48]

Star League Era[edit]

During the border conflict between the Capellan Confederation and Federated Suns in the latter years of the Star League, Redfield was contested again; in 2762 Redfield was retaken by the AFFS when forces from the Avalon Hussars used Vampire DropShips to deploy elite infantry in company strength on and around the various CCAF headquarters on the planet. The infantry promptly broke into the various headquarters and through seizing those facilities, secured control of the system.[15] At the forefront of the Federated Suns campaign to seize Redfield were the Seventeenth Avalon Hussars, who had been acting as a training cadre to units within the Royalston thumb; the Seventeenth's campaign was supported by the Twenty-second Avalon Hussars, a regiment reactivated in 2752 after having been deactivated a century before as a result of the Council Edict of 2650. The Twentieth put in a solid performance, which the AFFS recognised by authorising the regiment to muster a fourth battalion, equipped primarily with materiel captured from the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces.[49]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Second Redfield Regulars[51]

2821[edit]

  • Second Redfield Regulars[51]

3145[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

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

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Royalston 11.96 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Shoreham 17.16 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Alcyone 18.59 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Quittacas 19.33 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Daniels 22.68 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Stein's Folly 23.44 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Haappajarvi 28.31 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bethel 28.95 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
St. Ives 29.09 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Armaxa 34.62 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Beid 34.98 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Weekapaug 35.02 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mentasta 35.97 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Atlas 36.08 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Monhegan 37.76 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Corella 38.92 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Wappingers 40.01 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Andro 40.43 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Necromo 44.85 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Maladar 47.28 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Warlock 49.62 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Carmacks 50.31 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Hadnall 50.44 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Gallitzin 50.55 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Novaya Zemlya 50.60 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Narellan 51.64 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nashuar 51.87 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Taga 51.92 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Monongahela 53.67 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Fortymile 54.01 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Spica 54.12 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Tantara 56.25 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Cammal 56.27 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kluane 58.20 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tallin 58.52 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
St. Loris 58.55 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Orbisonia 59.04 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Capricorn III 59.25 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Kittery 59.49 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ogilvie 59.64 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ares 59.71 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 197, "Redfield"
  2. MechWarrior (1989 Video Game) (apocryphal)
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 14-15, "The Capellan-Supremacy War"
  4. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding [2317] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 19, "Terra Resurgent"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 19, "Timeline: New Avalon and Federation"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 20, "Capellan Zone Border Wars"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 24, "Muskegon"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns After Age of War [2571]"
  13. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  14. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 234, "Vampire"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  17. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns After First Succession War [2822]"
  20. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War [2864]"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War [3030]"
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  28. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  32. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  33. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  35. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  36. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns After FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  38. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  39. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - August 3079"
  40. Field Report: CCAF, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces - August 3079"
  41. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  43. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  44. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  45. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  46. Handbook: House Davion, p. 19-20, "Muskegon and Chesterton"
  47. Handbook: House Davion, p. 20, "Marlette and Tikonov"
  48. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 27, "The War Leader"
  49. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 8-9, "Avalon Hussars"
  50. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 14, "Regimental Status"
  51. 51.0 51.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  52. Field Manual: 3145, p. 89, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns"

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