Van Diemen IV

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

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.[12]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

Van Diemen IV was invaded in the Free Worlds League's first wave of Operation Guerrero by the 10th Marik Militia, 23rd Marik Militia, 3rd Oriente Hussars, and the 1st Sirian Lancers. The defending FedCom forces held out until Free Worlds League Military reinforcements arrived.[17]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake attacked Van Diemen IV in September 3069, breaking the 3rd Oriente Hussars as they did so.[15] 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.[18][19]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Third Republican[23]

3054[edit]

  • Third Republican[24]

3059[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Third Oriente Hussars[14]

3069[edit]

  • 3rd Oriente Hussars[15]

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]

  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  4. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 33, "At War With ComStar"
  13. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 161, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  16. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  17. Shattered Sphere, p. 74, "Operation Guerrero, First Wave"
  18. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  19. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  20. 20.0 20.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  21. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
  23. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  24. Objective Raids, p. 18, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  25. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 114, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"

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