Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates18.092 : -341.994[e]
Spectral classG8V[1]
Recharge station(s)Nadir[1]

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

System Description[edit]

Buenos Aires 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.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Buenos Aires III[edit]

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Flag.jpg
Also known asBuenos Aires III
System position3rd[1]
Jump Point distance6 days[1]
Atmospheric pressure(breathable)
Highest native lifeReptile[1]
History and Culture
Population2,186,000,000 (3025)[1]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDiem of Buenos Aires
HPG ClassB [1]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Zontar Kinjuri (3025)[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 Capellan Confederation Armed Forces 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 Military 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 targeting key CCAF 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.[35]

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.[36]

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 12 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.[37][38] 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]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Ninth Sian Dragoons[40]



  • Ishara's Grenadiers (First Battalion)[21]


  • Ishara's Grenadiers (First Battalion)[24]


Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Nuevo San Luis: a city[42]


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Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 56 systems (55 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 Shaun 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 Murris 50.6 Hansii 50.6 Grand Base 51.4
Wright 51.8 Dì-fang 52.5 Kirkvåg 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 Jungar Qi 60.2


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  42. Last Man Standing
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