Tsingtao

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Tsingtao
Tsingtao neighbouring systems
Tsingtao neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 93.13 : -155.16[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following the lull in major offensives in early 3029, a number of new offensives began as the Fourth Succession War entered its second year. The AFFS forces on the Capellan front did their best to rest and resupply during the lull, anticipating a return to combat operations; orders for the fifth wave of Operation RAT were received in late April, and large-scale invasions of the Capellan Confederation began again.[33] Stripped of JumpShips to form a command chain for Operation INTRUDERS COMMUNION, few of the front-line forces within the Sarna Commonality were able to respond to the fresh wave of attacks.[15] The AFFS deployed the Davion Heavy Guards RCT to capture Tsingtao, which was defended by the Second Battalion of Hurloc's Hussars and a number of poorly-equipped militia regiments.[34]

Major George Hartzig, the Hussars' battalion commander, knew that there was no way his battalion could directly challenge the Heavy Guards RCT, so he elected to shadow the Guards as they moved from their landings on the eastern coast of Tsingtao's main continent. The Guards moved westwards, into the Hevson Hills, capturing both of the Hussars' transport DropShips in the first few days after their landings and making good time towards the planetary capital city, Tsing City. With little he could do to stop the Guards, Hartzig favored surrendering, as did most of his officers, but a number within the Hussars were violently opposed to the idea of surrendering. The disagreement erupted into open combat between elements of the Hussars in what became known as the Battle of Traitor's Grove, with nineteen Hussars 'Mechs being destroyed before Hartzig's faction was victorious. After the Battle, the surviving members of the Hussars negotiated an equitable surrender for both themeselves and the militia units that had survived the Guards' campaign.[34]

The Jihad[edit]

Tsingtao was one of the worlds hit during Duke George Hasek's Operation Sovereign Justice in 3068. Captured with little resistance by the 59th Strike Regiment of the Illician Lancers, as the Capellan Confederation began a counterattack Vong's Grenadiers landed on Tsingtao and established a beachhead from which General Bradley and the 59th Strike couldn't displace them. The Grenadiers then locked the Illician Lancers forces into a war of attrition. With both commands reduced to half-strength through the constant fighting, the AFFS supply lines to Tsingtao dried up, leaving the 59th with little choice but to retreat to Redfield, leaving Tsingtao in Capellan hands once more.[35]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3029[edit]

  • Hurloc's Hussars (Second Battalion) (until June)[34]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards RCT[38]

3063[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the 3rd Confederation Reserve Cavalry were deployed across Tsingtao, Ares and Capricorn III. The 3rd was at 75% of full strength, with 85% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Nearby Planets[edit]

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

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Heligoland 12.52 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Truth 15.69 1 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Remshield 15.94 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Ares 19.15 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Cammal 20.77 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kaifeng 21.84 1 TH CC FS FC FC SS CC
Minnacora 22.50 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Matsu 24.32 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Lee 24.75 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
New Sagan 26.43 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Moravian 27.93 1 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nashuar 28.81 1 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Mandate 29.63 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Menkib 31.90 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Capricorn III 32.08 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Sakhalin 34.59 2 TH CC FS FC FC SS SS
Necromo 35.00 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
New Macao 36.74 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Highspire 36.93 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Monhegan 37.15 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Randar 38.05 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Zaurak 38.56 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Sarna 38.60 2 TH CC FS FC FC SS SS
Gallitzin 39.49 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Perkasie 39.51 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Relevow 40.66 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Sarmaxa 41.28 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
No Return 43.52 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Foot Fall 45.66 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Palos 46.30 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Shipka 46.79 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Wei 46.88 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Bell 46.94 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Brighton 47.84 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC
Quemoy 49.42 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Acala 51.59 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Daniels 52.32 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Armaxa 52.82 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Taga 52.87 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC
Axton 54.33 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Andro 54.93 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bora 55.09 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Bethel 55.96 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Alcyone 56.40 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Gei-Fu 57.11 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Orbisonia 57.37 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ashkum 57.65 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Foochow 58.33 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Capella 58.39 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  13. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 38, "Fifth Wave"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  26. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  29. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  32. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 38, "Capellan Front"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 40, "Tsingtao"
  35. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 73, "Illician Lancers"
  36. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 106, "Unit Deployment Table"
  37. 20 Year Update, p. 23, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  38. Objective Raids, p. 17 - "FedCom Deployment Table"
  39. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  40. Field Report: CCAF, p. 11, "Confederation Reserve Cavalry Regimental Status"

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