Van Diemen IV

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Van Diemen IV
Van Diemen neighbouring systems
Van Diemen neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -32.83 : -41.66[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Second Succession War[edit]

Van Diemen IV was conquered by the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces in September 2838 while the Free Worlds League was under a communications interdiction imposed by ComStar. The loss of Van Diemen - after a battle that saw five battalions of House Marik troops and a regiment from the Fusiliers of Oriente destroyed - was one of the defeats that led to Captain-General Charles Marik being forced to capitulate to ComStar's terms for ending the interdiction.[15]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Goaded by requests from Archon Katrina Steiner and First Prince Hanse Davion, and aided by advice from General Ardan Sortek of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, Supreme Lord Pavel Ridzik of the newly-formed Tikonov Free Republic decided to launch an offensive against the Free Worlds League in the second quarter of 3029. Ridzik's offensive targeted four League worlds, one of which was Van Diemen IV. Van Diemen IV became a target when the Free Worlds League Military redeployed away the Marik Guard for a planned offensive against the Lyran Commonwealth; this redeployment prompted Ridzik to send the Fifth Republican BattleMech Regiment to conquer the world, not anticipating any particular problems. The Fifth was a green regiment formed from survivors and cadets, and had more trouble with the invasion than expected because Ridzik and his advisers were unaware that the FWLM had deployed four front-line armored regiments to Van Diemen IV to replace the Marik Guard. Both the League regiments and the Fifth Republican were unfamiliar with the terrain, but the Republicans eventually overwhelmed the tank regiments and seized the planet for the Republic.[44]

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

Van Diemen IV was invaded in the Free Worlds League's first wave of Operation Guerrero by the Tenth and Twenty-third Marik Militia, the Third Oriente Hussars and the First Sirian Lancers. The defending FedCom forces held out until Free Worlds League Military reinforcements arrived.[45]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake attacked Van Diemen IV in September 3069, breaking the 3rd Oriente Hussars as they did so.[35] Having been occupied by the Word of Blake, Van Dieman IV was targeted for liberation by the allied coalition assembled by Devlin Stone; coalition forces assaulted Van Dieman IV on the 1st of July 3076 as one of four planetary assaults on Protectorate worlds that took place simultaneously, with the other strikes targeting the Al Na'ir, Rio, and Rochelle systems.[46][47]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Third Republican[51]

3054[edit]

  • Third Republican[52]

3059[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Third Oriente Hussars[54]

3069[edit]

  • 3rd Oriente Hussars[35]

Notes[edit]

  • The Tikonov Free Republic invasion of Van Diemen IV during the Fourth Succession War has been dated to June 3030 based on the detail given of the timings of the Republican offensive against Wasat in NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2[55] as the four planetary assaults appear to have been launched concurrently.

Nearby Planets[edit]

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

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Talitha 7.16 1 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Wasat 18.44 1 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Hall 19.22 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Irian 20.29 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Acubens 21.59 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Connaught 21.69 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Castor 25.90 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Pollux 26.37 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Devil's Rock 26.82 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Outreach 30.81 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Bordon 31.64 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Graham IV 32.93 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Miaplacidus 33.71 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alphard 34.48 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Carver V 34.79 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Oliver 34.97 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Berenson 35.45 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Nathan 35.50 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Elgin 35.93 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Zosma 36.08 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Augustine 37.12 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Marcus 37.25 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alula Australis 38.28 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Hamilton (FWL) 40.10 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Callison 40.26 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Remulac 40.76 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Hsien 40.91 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Capolla 41.20 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Zavijava 42.26 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Procyon 42.30 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Tall Trees 42.30 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Menkalinan 44.16 2 TH CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Denebola 44.90 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Dieudonne 45.63 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Wyatt 45.92 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dubhe 46.01 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Sirius 46.18 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Saiph 46.23 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Savannah 47.47 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Avellaneda 47.99 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Keid 48.23 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Lipton 48.52 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chara 48.65 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Phecda 49.57 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Earth 49.60 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Home 49.87 2 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Thorin 50.94 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Canton 52.11 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Wing 52.85 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Terra 53.48 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Rigil Kentarus 53.89 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Bernardo 54.22 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bryant 54.57 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Milton 55.00 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Epsilon Eridani 55.60 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Alchiba 56.21 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Terra Firma 56.39 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Nanking 56.98 2 TH CC TFR FC FC FC FC
Alhena 57.08 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Muphrid 57.64 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zurich 57.68 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Marik 58.12 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL

References[edit]

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  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Capellan Confederation Foundation - [2366] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
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  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
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  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
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  22. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 94, "End Of The War"
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  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
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  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
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  34. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  36. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  37. Field Report: Clans, p. 29, "Terran Corridor/Clans Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
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  43. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  44. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 80, "Free Worlds League Front"
  45. Shattered Sphere, p. 74, "Operation Guerrero, First Wave"
  46. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
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  49. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
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  51. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  52. Objective Raids, p. 18, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  53. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 114, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  54. Field Manual: Updates, p. 161, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  55. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 84, "Wasat"

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