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Ford nearby systems
Ford nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates -191.298 : -29.514[e]
Recharge time 186 hours[1]

The Ford system was home to at least one habitable world and as of 3145 was located in the Wolf Empire.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Ford system is located near the Gienah and Giausar systems.[4]

System History[edit]

The Ford system was colonized in the late twenty-third century and was incorporated into the Federation of Skye prior to the formation of the Lyran Commonwealth in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[5][6][7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]


By 2296 Ford marked one edge of the area of space within which the interstellar trade company Skye Traders was the dominant commercial interest, an area which in 2299 would form the basis of the new interstellar nation founding by Ian McQuiston of Skye, the Federation of Skye.[6]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era Ford was notable for the presence of the Ford Military Limited plant on the planet. At least one of the units assigned to garrison the planet and protect the factories, the Twentieth Arcturan Guards, requested a transfer despite the importance of guarding the industrial facilities because of the difficulty the unit personnel had adjusting to Ford's forty-hour day/night cycle.[34]

Succession Wars[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

Ford was one of a number of Lyran Commonwealth border worlds to be struck by a devastating cross-border raids by the Free Worlds League between 2786 and 2790, as the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces began to crack under the pressure of continuing efforts to annex the Bolan Thumb while also attempting to maintain a defensive posture against both the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery and the Free Worlds League Military.[35]

Third Succession War[edit]

At some point during the Third Succession War, the Free Worlds League seized control of Ford. In 3015, Lyran forces retook Ford in response to Marik seizing Megrez.[18]

In April 3022, the Third Sirian Lancers raided Ford. However, the Ford Planetary Militia, or an unknown unit painted and marked as the Planetary Militia, laid several ambushes and prevented any serious damage from taking place. It was theorized that perhaps there has been an intelligence breach which had warned the Lyrans of the attacking Marik forces. The Militia then overran the Lancers drop zone in the Attore Bluff and forced them off world. Days later, one lone Free Worlds League MechWarrior who had been left behind single-handedly raided a munitions plant near the city of Gunster and caused serious damage.[36]

It was noted in 3025 that Ford was a popular port for traders entering the Free Worlds League.[37]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In October 3028 the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces repositioned a number of frontline units as the Free Worlds League Military launched Operation DAGGER. One of the units repositioned was the mercenary unit Gregg's Long Striders, who were relocated from Ford to Gienah; the LCAF strategic intent wasn't to prevent a League invasion, but rather to make invading forces pay more dearly for any gains and slow the progress of any breakthrough.[38]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the invasion of the Free Worlds League by the Skye and Bolan Provinces of the Lyran Alliance in what was termed Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, Marshall Jeremy Brett took command of the local FWLM and launched a counteroffensive, under the name Operation BROKEN FIST. BROKEN FIST went beyond simply attempting to recapture worlds that the Lyrans had seized, striking into Lyran space at numerous worlds. Ford was one of the worlds hit and was attacked by the League forces on the 2nd of September 3068.[28]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Twentieth Arcturan Guards[40]


  • Twentieth Arcturan Guards[40]



  • Fourteenth Lyran Guards[42]
  • Gregg's Long Striders[42] (until October)[38]



  • Fourteenth Lyran Guards RCT[44]


  • Fourteenth Lyran Guards RCT[45]


  • Fourteenth Lyran Guards RCT[46]


- At this point in time the Fourth were operating at 60% of full strength, with 75% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.



Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Hamilton: town[50]
  • Thunderbird Mountains[50]
  • Gunster (city)[36]
  • Cuyahoga River[36]
  • Unnamed munitions plant near Gunster (Circa 3022)[36]
  • Dearborn City[36]
  • The Eastern Expanses (region)[36]
  • The Attore Bluff (plateau)[36]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 36 systems (35 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Giausar 16.8 Gienah 18.5 McAffe 18.7 Togwotee 20.1
Nestor 21.0 Arcadia 22.0 Megrez 23.5 Pressby 28.1
Launam 29.5 Sheridan 30.1 Bondurant 32.5 Cascade 36.6
Pingree 36.9 Thermopolis 37.5 Loric 40.1 Gannett 40.4
Rexburg 41.2 Senftenberg 41.4 Sterling 41.4 Dar-es-Salaam 43.1
Hyde 43.2 Danais 44.6 Aigle 44.7 Concord 44.7
Colfax 46.0 Pardeau 48.3 Zortman 52.4 Preston 52.9
Szepes 53.0 Gallatin 54.4 Uhuru 54.9 Szombathely 55.3
Mariefred 56.2 Eilenburg 56.8 Zwenkau 57.8 Tania Australis 61.7


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