Westphalia

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Westphalia
System information
X:Y Coordinates 125.24:-103.71[e]

The Westphalia system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 2750 was located in the Sarna Commonality within the Capellan Confederation.[1]

System Description[edit]

The Westphalia system is located near the Axton and Goshen systems.[1]

System History[edit]

The Westphalia system was settled during the Star League era at some point after the Reunification War.[2][1] The Westphalia system was conquered by the Federated Suns during the Second Succession War,[3] and vanished from maps during the Third Succession War,[3][4] indicating that the system had been abandoned or depopulated.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2815 during the First Succession War, Capellan controlled Westphalia came under attack from an entirely unexpected foe: House Steiner. The Lyran employed Freeman's Fanatics mercenary unit arrived to raid the planet, but the slower and heavier Lyran 'Mechs were at disadvantage against the more mobile First Chesterton Voltigeurs, with the Voltigeurs forcing the Fanatics to withdraw after an "island hopping" campaign that lasted for weeks.[32] [33]

Second Succession War[edit]

During Operation RAIN, one of two counter-offensives launched by the Federated Suns against the Capellan Confederation in late October 2829, Westphalia was invaded by the Twenty-second Avalon Hussars. Defending Westphalia was the responsibility of the First Chesterton Voltigeurs, who were supported by a pair of marine regiments and five companies of hovercraft, suited to Westphalia's water-rich environment. The Hussars had planned for this though, and had brought a substantial contingent of conventional forces suitable for blue-water operations with them - including hovercraft, hydrofoils and even a pair of submarines. While BattleMechs fought battles on the islands and littoral areas, naval battles in the deeper waters of the ocean saw hundreds dying, either lost with their ships or lost to starvation and thirst after being cast adrift. The Hussars eventually proved the more skilled of the two 'Mech commands, and after eleven weeks of combat the survivors of the Voltiguers surrendered, and were shipped off to POW camps deeper in the Capellan March.[13]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • First Confederation Reserve Cavalry[35]

Geography[edit]

Westphalia is a water-rich world, with deep oceans and numerous scattered islands.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Axton 9.7 Goshen 13.0 Ashkum 13.5 Tecumseh 14.1
Angelsey 15.5 Undra 17.0 Anaea 19.9 Valexa 20.4
Bell 21.9 Plataea 22.3 Acala 22.4 Jonathan 26.8
Everett 27.4 Farwell 28.5 Genf 29.1 Highspire 29.3
Ulan Batar 29.3 Foot Fall 31.2 Lacadon 32.9 Moravian 32.9
Tianamon 33.2 Chesterton 34.0 Menkar 36.4 Foochow 36.8
Caria 38.8 Aosia 39.5 Muskegon 39.5 Tedibyhr 40.3
Perkasie 40.4 Mytilene 41.1 Beten Kaitos 42.9 Mandate 43.1
Listowel 43.9 Amiga 44.2 Algot 44.6 Lee 45.2
Remshield 45.6 Shipka 45.6 Emerson 47.8 Demeter 47.9
Boeotia 48.1 Almach 48.7 Oli 48.8 Paches 48.8
Tawas 48.9 Sanilac 49.8 New Macao 51.2 Kek 53.4
Mesartim 53.9 Hunan 54.5 Menkib 55.8 Zaurak 56.0
Mira 56.1 Vintru 56.5 Heligoland 56.9 Matsu 57.1
McHenry 57.4 Conwy 57.5 Goderich 57.6 New Aragon 57.8
Halloran V 58.7 Smolensk 59.1 St. Andre 59.6 Gallitzin 60.0

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Second Succession War, p. 28, "The Suns-Confederation Front"
  14. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  23. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  24. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  25. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  27. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  28. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  29. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  32. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 83
  33. First Succession War, pp. 108-109 "Oddities of the Succession War - Why, Westphalia?"
  34. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 16, "Regimental Status"
  35. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"

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