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The siege of Carver V effectively began in [[2766]], when forces from the [[Rim Worlds Republic]] were deployed onto the planet under the orders of [[First Lord]] [[Richard Cameron|Richard Cameron II]]. The Republican forces were under the command of [[General]] [[Noriko Milton-Davis]] and were expected to work their way into control of the major military bases and facilities on Carver V, as well as putting themselves in a position to attack the [[SLDF]] units present both directly and via pre-placed booby traps and bombs. However, the Republican deployment was hampered by the senior SLDF officer on Carver V, General [[Saul van der Kolk]], who was both the senior officer on world and the overall commander of all of the SLDF's Cavalry, Armored, Aerospace and Naval Regiments, commonly referred to as CAAN Regiments. Van der Kolk ordered the Republicans deployed to Quantico to store all of their nuclear weapons within the main nuclear weapons locker within the facility, as well as only allowing limited numbers of Republican personnel to be deployed within the Quantico facility in the first place; the bulk of Milton-Davis' forces were instead deployed in tiny encampments around the various islands on Carver V.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82">''Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1'', p. 82, "The Marines Of Carver V"</ref>
 
The siege of Carver V effectively began in [[2766]], when forces from the [[Rim Worlds Republic]] were deployed onto the planet under the orders of [[First Lord]] [[Richard Cameron|Richard Cameron II]]. The Republican forces were under the command of [[General]] [[Noriko Milton-Davis]] and were expected to work their way into control of the major military bases and facilities on Carver V, as well as putting themselves in a position to attack the [[SLDF]] units present both directly and via pre-placed booby traps and bombs. However, the Republican deployment was hampered by the senior SLDF officer on Carver V, General [[Saul van der Kolk]], who was both the senior officer on world and the overall commander of all of the SLDF's Cavalry, Armored, Aerospace and Naval Regiments, commonly referred to as CAAN Regiments. Van der Kolk ordered the Republicans deployed to Quantico to store all of their nuclear weapons within the main nuclear weapons locker within the facility, as well as only allowing limited numbers of Republican personnel to be deployed within the Quantico facility in the first place; the bulk of Milton-Davis' forces were instead deployed in tiny encampments around the various islands on Carver V.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82">''Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1'', p. 82, "The Marines Of Carver V"</ref>
  
Despite the various setbacks to the Republican plans imposed by Van der Kolk, Milton-Davis' forces successfully seized the planetary [[HPG]] on the 27th of December 2766, beginning their part of [[Operation APOTHEOSIS]]. With no access to the nuclear devices she'd planned to use to decimate the remaining SLDF units on Quantico, Milton-Davis was forced to rely on those nuclear weapons available on more distant squadrons deployed to minor islands, and ordered her [[AeroSpace Fighter]]s on Quantico to launch and engage the SLDF fighters to buy time for the nuclear-equipped fighters to strike.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82"/>
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Despite the various setbacks to the Republican plans imposed by Van der Kolk, Milton-Davis' forces successfully seized the planetary [[HPG]] on the 27th of December 2766, beginning their part of [[Operation APOTHESIS]]. With no access to the nuclear devices she'd planned to use to decimate the remaining SLDF units on Quantico, Milton-Davis was forced to rely on those nuclear weapons available on more distant squadrons deployed to minor islands, and ordered her [[AeroSpace Fighter]]s on Quantico to launch and engage the SLDF fighters to buy time for the nuclear-equipped fighters to strike.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82"/>
  
 
Thanks to the alert operators at Carver V's Space Traffic Control reporting quickly that even as the Republican fighters at Quantico were filing last-minute training flight plans, numerous squadrons deployed on remote islands had launched on sub-orbital courses that would bring them to Quantico, [[Colonel]] [[Koji Icho]], manager of the STC, ordered all Republican fighters on Quantico grounded. He also ordered the SLDF fighter squadrons to scramble and flagged an alert to Van der Kolk.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82"/>
 
Thanks to the alert operators at Carver V's Space Traffic Control reporting quickly that even as the Republican fighters at Quantico were filing last-minute training flight plans, numerous squadrons deployed on remote islands had launched on sub-orbital courses that would bring them to Quantico, [[Colonel]] [[Koji Icho]], manager of the STC, ordered all Republican fighters on Quantico grounded. He also ordered the SLDF fighter squadrons to scramble and flagged an alert to Van der Kolk.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82"/>
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The SLDF pilots fared far better than their Republican opponents; a few flights of Republican fighters from Quantico managed to make it into the air, but the SLDF pilots had been extensively trained to operate under fire at forward combat areas, equipping them well for the need to launch, land and resupply under heavy fire; the more skilled SLDF pilots quickly downed those Republican fighters that had made it into the air, as well as engaging the Republican squadrons arriving from more distant locations. Only a handful of Republican fighters made it through the defending SLDF forces to launch their nukes, and the damage was far less than it could have been; the Republicans failed to update their plans to reflect events, and each Republican pilot launched at the target he or she had originally been assigned, rather than more important targets of opportunity. Four nuclear weapons actually detonated, damaging a part of the city of Bellacqu as well as local infrastructure and a number of large defensive batteries, but leaving the main SLDF bases on Quantico intact and undamaged.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82"/>
 
The SLDF pilots fared far better than their Republican opponents; a few flights of Republican fighters from Quantico managed to make it into the air, but the SLDF pilots had been extensively trained to operate under fire at forward combat areas, equipping them well for the need to launch, land and resupply under heavy fire; the more skilled SLDF pilots quickly downed those Republican fighters that had made it into the air, as well as engaging the Republican squadrons arriving from more distant locations. Only a handful of Republican fighters made it through the defending SLDF forces to launch their nukes, and the damage was far less than it could have been; the Republicans failed to update their plans to reflect events, and each Republican pilot launched at the target he or she had originally been assigned, rather than more important targets of opportunity. Four nuclear weapons actually detonated, damaging a part of the city of Bellacqu as well as local infrastructure and a number of large defensive batteries, but leaving the main SLDF bases on Quantico intact and undamaged.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82"/>
  
Van der Kolk quickly mustered the defending SLDF personnel available to eliminate the remaining Republican forces on Quentin, even as Milton-Davis consolidated her hold over the various other islands on Carver V, including the capital, Korce, and the Reinhardt island chain. Van der Kolk's forces included three full CAAN Regiments, each one of which was a training regiment consisting of personnel working towards their CAAN rating led by experienced veteran CAAN trainers. The large SLDF contingent on Quentin and the lack of any Republican foothold or access to the island left Milton-Davis stymied; lacking the overwhelming numbers or force needed to crack the defenses, the Republicans were forced to resort to probing attacks and waiting for reinforcements, the first of which wouldn't arrive until April, four months after Operation APOTHEOSIS had begun.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82"/>
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Van der Kolk quickly mustered the defending SLDF personnel available to eliminate the remaining Republican forces on Quentin, even as Milton-Davis consolidated her hold over the various other islands on Carver V, including the capital, Korce, and the Reinhardt island chain. Van der Kolk's forces included three full CAAN Regiments, each one of which was a training regiment consisting of personnel working towards their CAAN rating led by experienced veteran CAAN trainers. The large SLDF contingent on Quentin and the lack of any Republican foothold or access to the island left Milton-Davis stymied; lacking the overwhelming numbers or force needed to crack the defenses, the Republicans were forced to resort to probing attacks and waiting for reinforcements, the first of which wouldn't arrive until April, four months after Operation APOTHESIS had begun.<ref name="H:LoTV1p82"/>
  
 
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