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Spica

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

Spica
Spica neighbouring systems
Spica neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 92.53 : -237.67[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

The Jihad[edit]

Spica was one of ten worlds assaulted by the CCAF during the third week of March 3069, a wave of attacks that formed a part of Operation THUNDERSTRIKE, the Capellan counteroffensive against the Capellan March in defiance of Duke George Hasek's campaign Operation SOVEREIGN JUSTICE.[29] Word of Blake forces from the nearby world of Kittery conquered Spica in the first week of November 3069.[21]

In March 3069 the mercenary unit known as the Federated Freemen were attempting to rebuild on Spica following heavy damage taken during SOVEREIGN JUSTICE when the Capellan First Janissary Brigade assaulted Spica. Colonel Xavier Pelt of the Freemen tried several feints to disrupt the Janissary Brigade, to no avail; with complete aerial supremacy, the Janissaries continually ground the Freemen down while launching devastating low-level attacks with VTOLs and Mechbusters. Colonel Pelt was killed on the 30th of April, at which point the surviving elements of the Freemen - some two mixed companies of combat vehicles and BattleMechs - negotiated a peaceful withdrawal, leaving hundreds of tons of 'Mech salvage behind.[20]

The Dark Age[edit]

Spica was garrisoned by the Eighth Avalon Hussars LCT in 3104 when an attack was launched against the Hussars by the Third McCarron's Armored Cavalry. Knowing that they couldn't win a direct engagement with the Third, the Hussars instead planned and executed an ambush on the Third that saw the Eighth's 'Mechs used as bait. Commanded directly by General Stasi Ivanova, the Eighth's Mechs led the Third into a valley while the Hussars' hovertanks harassed the Armored Cavalry. When the Third's vanguard entered the valley it came under sustained fire from a company of Destrier Seige Vehicles assigned to the Hussars and was swiftly destroyed; the Hussars then counterattacked while the Ballista trailers attached to the Destriers launched missile artillery at the Third, and the Third was driven offworld.[25]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

3061[edit]

3063[edit]

3063 to 3067[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Blackwind Lancers[19]

3067[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the 17th was at full of strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3104[edit]

Notes[edit]

It was confirmed by the Line Developers that the maps used in many of the Handbooks are in error or are misleading, and that Spica was a contested world between 3025-3029, and has been a Federated Suns possession since.

Spica is disputed in 3025-3029. It's Feddie since, it's just the maps are misleading.

The "CC" units on Spica in FM:U are all traitors terrorists being funded by the Haseks, as Free Capella.


  — Øystein, Catalyst Game Labs Ask The Writers Forum

Nearby Planets[edit]

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

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
St. Loris 5.14 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Kittery 17.33 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tantara 17.75 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Gurnet 18.25 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Maladar 19.32 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Weekapaug 19.67 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mentasta 21.90 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ambergrist 22.06 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Indicass 23.36 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC
Denbar 23.86 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC
Quimberton 24.45 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
St. Ives 29.22 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Taga 30.74 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Beid 32.94 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Uravan 33.01 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Warlock 34.53 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Vestallas 34.75 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC
Armaxa 35.03 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Ziliang 36.19 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Milos 37.37 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC
Shoreham 37.40 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Hustaing 38.67 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Purvo 39.43 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Texlos 39.65 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Weatogue 39.87 2 CC CC FS FC FC FC FC
Brighton 39.94 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC
Tallin 40.42 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Immenstadt 42.00 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Haappajarvi 45.22 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Royalston 46.61 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Velhas 47.65 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ikast 47.77 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Teng 49.61 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Decus 50.51 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Necromo 50.65 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Hadnall 51.26 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Capricorn III 51.88 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Corella 51.94 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Gei-Fu 52.44 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Daniels 52.59 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Harloc 52.82 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Redfield 54.12 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Relevow 54.64 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
New Westin 54.95 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Nashuar 55.04 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Alcyone 55.18 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Overton 55.50 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Manapire 56.73 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kafr Silim 57.27 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Sendalor 57.43 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Homestead 58.11 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Monhegan 58.97 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  7. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  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. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  15. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Shattered Sphere, p. 31, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 120, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 34, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 52, "Federated Freemen"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  22. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 140, "13th Division loses control of Spica to Devlin Stone's forces becoming part of the Kittery Prefecture by 3073."
  23. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  24. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - August 3079"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 28, "Destrier Siege Vehicle"
  26. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  27. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  30. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  31. Field Manual: Updates, p. 138 - "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  32. Field Manual: 3085, p. 70, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"

Bibliography[edit]