Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires[edit]

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

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires neighbouring systems
Buenos Aires neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 18.092 : -341.994[e]
Spectral class G8V[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Buenos Aires system was home to at least one habitable world, Buenos Aires III, and as at 2750 was located in the Sian Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2]

System Description[edit]

The Buenos Aires system is located near the Barras and Pell systems.[2]

System History[edit]

The Buenos Aires system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was an independent system prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[3] Buenos Aires was removed from maps after the Jihad,[4][5] indicating that the system had been abandoned or depopulated.

Buenos Aires III[edit]

Buenos Aires
Planetary Flag
Planetary Flag
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
6 days[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Ruler Lady Anthea Vilheminy[1]
Population 2,186,000,000[1]
HPG (Representative) B (Precentor Zontar Kinjuri)[1]

Buenos Aires III - more commonly referred to simply as Buenos Aires - is the third planet in the Buenos Aires system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Buenos Aires is an agricultural world in that provides food to many of the worlds surrounding it. Originally integrated into the Free Worlds League the CCAF took control of the planet in the Second Succession War. Since then the world has hosted a sizable defense force. To keep food production high in the face of constant raids by the Free Worlds League, most of the farms have moved to underground or offshore seagoing farms. This allows the farmers to grow crops without worrying that they'll be destroyed by 'Mechs and vehicles moving across the planet's surface.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

Buenos Aries was one of a number of worlds to be hit by elements of an elite Free Worlds League Miliary strike force codenamed "Red Rover" between 2901 and 2910. Red Rover contained units from both the Defenders of Andurien and the Orloff Grenadiers and launched a series of raids targetting key Capellan Confederation Armed Forces supply depots, although the strong reserve forces established by Chancellor Otto Liao stopped the FWLM forces from remaining on any of the Capellan worlds. Nevertheless, the raid on Buenos Aries was one of Red Rover's most notable successes, with the raiders capturing the Silver Frost - a fully laden iceship - in the Buenos Aries system.[6]

In 2920 two DropShips were found on the world. The Northwind Highlanders fought three engagements against a Marik mercenary unit (Vintain's Vigilantes) for possession of the DropShips and eventually won.[7] In 3025 a large island located in the eastern ocean was declared off limits to non-CCAF personnel. ROM agents suspected that the island was being used for testing a new VTOL, but this remains unconfirmed.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

On the 12th of April 3072 forces from the Word of Blake raided Buenos Aires. The raiders didn't settle for simply raiding the world - they deployed one of the Word's "Magic Bullet" bioweapons as well.[8][9] This was almost certainly responsible for Buenos Aires being subsequently designated a dead or dying world on maps, prior to the removal of the Buenos Aires system from maps completely.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Lady Anthea Vilheminy[1]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Ninth Sian Dragoons[39]



  • Ishara's Grenadiers (First Battalion)[23]


  • Ishara's Grenadiers (First Battalion)[26]



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  — Øystein Tvedten, BattleTech Developer, 19 Sep 2011

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Pell 7.4 Barras 12.5 Amu Darya 15.8 Dicon 16.9
Niomede 19.8 Shiba 20.9 Kurvasa 23.5 Principia 24.1
Prix 24.4 Turin 26.0 Kasdach 29.1 Nukus 29.4
Sigma Mare 29.5 Primus 30.7 Drozan 30.9 Ordino 31.7
Sadurni 33.2 Chennai 33.2 Decatur 36.5 Calseraigne 36.8
Krakatau 36.9 Betelgeuse 37.2 Bellatrix 37.4 Burl 37.8
Sax 38.1 Raphael 38.4 Lurgatan 39.8 Brest 40.5
Nihal 40.5 Jacomarle 41.0 Aomen 41.5 Borden 44.0
Conquista 44.5 Gunthar 46.3 Athna 46.8 Latice 48.8
Andarmax 49.4 Kalindam 50.6 Itsbur 50.6 Grand Base 51.4
Wright 51.8 Dì-fang 52.5 Toch Zu 52.5 Pilpala 53.4
Madras 55.1 Repulse 55.1 Lucknow 55.2 Sumy 56.4
Columbine 57.0 Lopez 57.0 Egress 57.3 Vard 57.6
Palladaine 58.0 Naryn 58.5 Espia 59.2


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  6. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 39, "The Great Compromiser"
  7. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 79
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  9. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
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  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
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  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
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  19. 19.0 19.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 106, "Unit Deployment Table"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  23. 23.0 23.1 20 Year Update, p. 63, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Objective Raids, p. 41, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  28. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  33. Field Report: CCAF, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Map [3079]"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  37. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  38. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 13, "Regimental Status"
  39. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  40. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  41. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 135