Jade Falcon Incursion (3064)

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Jade Falcon Incursion (3064)
Part of The Civil War
Start Date 3064
Result As a result the Clan border changed significantly. Every faction had gains and losses.
Territorial
changes
No changes
Factions
Attacker
Clan Jade Falcon
Defender
Lyran Alliance
Conditions
Normal


Overview[edit]

The Falcons began to significantly rebuild after the Coventry Campaign. They created several new Clusters, including Swoop Clusters, new PGC and Eyrie Clusters with new equipment and designs filling the holes in the roster. Khan Marthe Pryde controlled ten new Clusters, six in the Occupation Zone and four from the Homeworlds, preparing for the last ten months. The assault officially started mid-3064, with clear objectives of expanding their existing occupation zone and training the next generation of Falcon warriors against a worthy enemy.

In response, Clan Wolf took advantage of the lightly defended interclan border, as Khan Ward's own Touman included several newly created Clusters as the result of the Harvest Trials. Their objectives were to show the rest of the Clans that the Wolves still had teeth while taking advantage of the weakened Jade Falcon border, all the while testing the new warriors of their Touman.

The Wolves-in-Exile struck at their own in the Occupation Zone after several defenses of Lyran-controlled Worlds. The LAAF had major issues at the time, with the FedCom Civil war raging on which weakened the entire realm. The Jade Falcons saw them as easy prey. In the first phase, the defense was disorganized but skilled leaders like Adam Steiner and Archer Christifori allowed for a reversal of the Lyran fortune. Their efforts went so well that they could start counterraids and assaults in the Falcon Occupation Zone with the LAAF starting Operation Bludgeon to reconquer Lyran worlds attacked by the Falcons, and Operation Audacity, attacking worlds in the Occupation Zone.

As a result, the borders of the various local powers changed significantly, with every faction having gains and losses.

Forces[edit]

  • IS Forces
=> 1st Argyle Lancers
=> 3rd Alliance Guards RCT
=> 15th Arcturan Guards
=> 20th Arcturan Guards
=> Barber's Marauders (Mercenaries)
=> Blue Star Irregulars - 1894th Lt Horse (Mercenaries)
=> Blue Star Irregulars - 21st Rim World (Mercenaries)
=> Brion's Legion 1st Regiment
=> Chahar MTM
=> 8th DLH RCT
=> 2nd Crucis Lancers RCT
=> The Dioscuri (Mercenaries)
=> 39th Com Guard Division
=> 198th Com Guard Division
=> 388th Com Guard Division
=> 6th Donegal Guards
=> 11th Donegal Guards
=> 14th Donegal Guards
=> Roman's Bar Hounds (Fighting Urukhai)
=> Kelenfold PTM
=> Koniz PTM
=> 3rd Lyran Regulars RCT
=> 9th Lyran Regulars
=> 15th Lyran Regulars RCT
=> Neerabup MTM
=> Pandora College Training Battalion
=> Rasalgethi Local Militia
=> Storm's Metal Thunder
=> Thorin FTM (Archer's Avengers)
  • Clan Wolf-in-Exile
=> 1st Wolf Legion
=> 1st Wolf Strike Grenadiers
=> 4th Wolf Guards
  • Clan Jade Falcon
Jade Falcon Command
=> Turkina
=> 1st Falcon Swoop Cluster
=> 3rd Falcon Swoop Cluster
Delta Galaxy
=> 1st Falcon Strike Cluster
=> 7th Talon Cluster
=> 8th Talon Cluster
=> Gyrfalcon Solahma Cluster
Omega Galaxy
=> Sigma Galaxy Command Trinary
=> Turkina Eyrie Cluster
=> Pryde Eyrie Cluster
=> 7th PGC
=> Omega Solahma Cluster
Rho Galaxy
=> 124th Striker Cluster
=> 7th Falcon Regulars
=> 18th Falcon Regulars
=> Jade Falcon Eyrie Cluster
Lambda Galaxy
=> 22nd PGC
=> 74th Battle Cluster
=> 24th PGC
=> Lambda Solahma Cluster
=> 2nd Falcon Swoop Cluster
Gamma Galaxy
=> Jade Falcon Guards
=> 1st Falcon Hussars
=> 3rd Falcon Talon Cluster
=> 9th Falcon Talon Cluster
=> Jade Solahma Cluster
Kappa Galaxy
=> 1st Falcon Strike Cluster
=> 8th PGC
=> 10th PGC
Iota Galaxy
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Phases[edit]

Phase One = Waves 1 to 5 (10th June - 30th September 3064) + Operation Bludgeon and Operation Audacity
Phase Two = Retreat from Melissia and beginning of a counterassault in the Occupation Zone. Clan Wolf-in-Exile takes part in the action. This phase ends on 10th December 3064)
Phase Three= In the end phase all factions stopped fighting slowly and then placed additional forces as garrisons on the conquered planets.

The Battles[edit]

Planet: Adelaide
Phase one (23rd November)
Attacker: 1st Falcon Swoop Cluster
Defender: planetary Militia
Outcome: The militia was defeated in short order. The Falcon Swoop Cluster was left as a garrison force.
Phase Two (30th March)
Attacker: 15th Lyran Regulars
'Defender:1st Falcon Swoop Cluster
Outcome: The attacking Lyrans left the Cluster no chance and the heavy 'Mechs forced them to retreat from the planet on 29th May.
Source:
Planet: Babaeski
Attackers: 5th Talon Cluster and Gyrfalcon Eyrie Clusters
Defenders: Grave Walkers (took earlier damage during the invasion)
Outcome: Only one mercenary DropShip left the planet after 3 days of fighting.
Source:
Planet: Ballynure
Attackers: complete Lambda Galaxy
Defenders: Roman's Bar Hounds (Fighting Urukhai)
Outcome: 2nd Falcon Swoop Cluster and 24th PGC searched for 16 weeks for the mercenaries and finally, after losing more than two battalions, left the planet in August.
Source:
Planet: Barcelona
Attackers: Turkina Keshik + Pryde Eyrie Cluster + 7th PGC
Defenders: mixed demi-brigade of 14th Donegal Guards
Outcome: After bidding to conquer the planet, the 7th PGC defeated the Lyran forces in under two weeks.
Source:
Planet: Blue Hole
Phase One
Attackers: 1st Falcon Swoop Cluster + Turkina Eyrie Cluster + Sigma Galaxy Command
Defenders: 8th Deneb Light Cavalry (Allies) + 3rd Alliance Guard (Royalist) + Storm's Metal Thunder (as support for the 3rd Alliance) + one battalion of the 6th Donegal Guards
Outcome: The 8th DLC do their best to fight against the Falcons, but the Lyran units did not learn from the Davion forces. Both commands suffered horrendous losses (only 48 'Mechs lifted off planet) and the mercenaries were crushed by the combined might of the Falcon forces. The 6th Donegal Guards were defeated as well. The 8th DLC became a shadow of their former self.
Source:
Phase Two
Attacker: 1st Wolf Legion (WoE) with support from 8th DLC
Defenders: 7th Talon Cluster
Outcome: The initial assault and the ongoing battles were too much for the Falcons, who retreated off-world. As a result of the fighting, the 8th DLC was destroyed:
Source:
Planet: Chahar
Attackers: 5 Clusters
Defenders: Chahar MTM
Outcome: The Militia stood no chance against such an overwhelming force.
Source:
Planet: Chapultepec
Phase One:
Attackers: Omega Galaxy (Turkina Eyrie Cluster + Pridy Eyrie Cluster + 7th PGC)
Defenders: 2nd Crucis Lancers (2 combat commands) + Archer's Avengers + 7th Crucis Lancers (1 combat commands) + 15th Arcturan Guards + 20th Arcturan Guards + 14th Donegal Guards (H) + Cucrux FTM (M) + 9th Lyran Regulars (M) + Neerabup MTM (D)
Outcome: The Lyrans suffered heavy losses, but the Commanding Officers could left the planet before their commands were completely destroyed.
Phase Two:
Attackers: 7th Crucis Lancers
Defenders: Turkina Eyrie Cluster
Outcome: Only 3 trinaries reached the DropShip for liftoff and the rest were an easy prey for the Lancers.
Source:
Planet: Clermont
Attackers: 1st Falcon Strike Cluster + 8th Talon Cluster
Defenders: planetary militia
Outcome: The defending units had no chance and the planet was later used for strategic movements.
Source:
Planet: Crimond
Phase One:
Attackers: Lambda Solahma Cluster
Defenders: 1st Argyle Lancers
Outcome: After nearly 50 days the Lancers were wiped out.
Phase Two:
Attackers: WoE forces and 39th Com Guard Division
Defenders: 74th Battle Cluster
Outcome: The defending Cluster had no chance and were destroyed to the last man
Source:
Planet: Dustball
Phase One
Attackers: 7th Falcon Regulars + Jade Falcon Eyrie Cluster
Defenders: a militia brigade (2 armor regiments + 1 wing)
Outcome: The fight took the normal way and the defenders were destroyed.
Phase Two:
Attackers: 4th Wolf Guards (WoE) + 388th Com Guard Division
Defenders: 7th Falcon Regulars
Outcome: The Falcons fought hard and give the attackers a hard day but the number counts for the Lyran/Wolf...
Source:
Planet: Graceland
Attackers: 74th Battle Cluster + 22nd PGC
Defenders: 11th Donegal Guards and 388th Com Guard Division => later Archer's Avengers + elements of 20th Arcturan Guards
Outcome: The Falcons concentrated their forces first on the 11th DG who folded after two weeks and the Com Guards were saved by the arrival of the Archer's Avengers. The Falcons retreated after losing a Trial of Position.
Source:
Planet: Kikuyu
Attackers: entire Delta Galaxy
Defenders: 6th Donegal Guards + The Dioscuri (Mercenaries)
Outcome: After fierce battles and a won trial the 6th left the planet. The mercs hold the lines not much longer. They take of with only a regiment of mixed forces.
Source:
Planet: Koniz
Attackers: entire Rho Galaxy
Defenders: Barber's Marauder II's + Konitz PTM
Outcome: As a surprise the elite merc command get in to a trap laid by the Falcons. The unit was destroyed within three days. The militia hold the Falcons 3 months longer in charge but had no change.
Source:
Planet: Kooken's Pleasure Pit
Attackers: Turkina Keshik + 3rd Falcon Swoop Cluster
Defenders: Grave Walkers
Outcome: The Clan warriors change the fighting to a hunting party. The mercs were the prey how has to be hunted down. The hunting last two weeks.
Source:
Planet: Machida
Phase One:
Attackers: Turkina Keshik + 3 additional Clusters
Defenders: equal Lyran Forces
Outcome: The units retreat of world and left only token garrison forces.
Phase Two:
Attackers: 14th Donegal Guards
Defenders: 7th PGC
Outcome: The Lyrans fought with fury against the falcons and only two Binaries reached their DropShips.
Source:
Planet:*Medellin
Phase One
Attackers: 1st Falcon Striker + 8th Talon Cluster
Defenders: Chahar MTM
Outcome: The command suffered heavy losses early in the invasion and were no equal force against the Falcons:
Phase Two
Attackers: 15th Lyran Regulars
Defenders: Pryde Eyrie Cluster
Outcome: The training Cluster had no chance against the experienced Lyran command.
Source:
Planet: Melissia
Phase One
Attackers: 7 Clusters
Defenders: Third Alliance Guards (D) + 6th Donegal Guards (D) + 14th Donegal Guards+ 15th Arcturan Guards (2 CC) + elements of Neerabup MTM/Gacrux MTM
Outcome: The Falcons delivered a full assault and gave the defenders no chance for rest and refit.
Phase Two
Attackers: First Wolf Legion + First Wolf Strike Grenadiers (both WoE)
Defenders: Turkina Eyrie Cluster + Pryde Eyrie Cluster
Outcome: The Wolf-in-Exile forces fought the Falcons to a standstill and the Lyrans gained control of the planet again.
Source:
Planet: Newtown Square
Attackers: Pryde Eyrie Cluster + Omega Solahma Cluster + 7th PGC
Defenders: 14th Donegal Guards
Outcome: After fierce fighting Adam Steiner retreat his troops and left the planet to the Falcons.
Source:
Planet: Pandora
Attackers: 124th Striker Cluster + Jade Falcon Eyrie Cluster
Defenders: Pandora College Training Battalion + planetary militia
Outcome: The defenders were destroyed in a three-week fight.
Source:
Planet: Rasalgethi
Phase One
Attackers: Rho Galaxy (4 veteran Clusters)
Defenders: Brion's Legion 1st Regiment (Merc) + Kelenfold PTM
Outcome: The PTM were destroyed in the initial month of fighting and the mercenaries undertook a guerrilla campaign.
Phase Two:
Attackers: Snord's Irregulars (Mercenaries) supported by Brion's Legions
Defenders: Rho Galaxy (3 Clusters) reinforced by 2nd Falcon Swoop Clusters
Outcome: Snord's Irregulars retreated in the face of the superior numbers of the Clan forces.
Source:
Planet: Zhongshan
Attackers: Turkina Keshik + 1st Falcon Swoop Cluster
Defenders: Chahar MTM
Outcome: After a series of short, brutal battles the MTM left the planet in the hand of the Falcons.
Source:

Jade Falcon OZ[edit]

Khan Marthe Pryde left wisely 4 galaxies as guardians of the Falcon OZ. The Lyrans attacked ten planets.

Planet: Beta VII
Attackers: 2nd Crucis Lancers
Defenders: Jade Solahma Cluster
Outcome: The defenders had no chance and were wiped out.
Source:
Planet: Black Earth
Attackers: 14th Donegal Guards + 15th Arcturan Guards + 9th Lyran Regulars + later First Wolf Strike Cluster (WoE)
Defenders: 3rd Talon Cluster
Outcome: The 3rd Talon delivered fierce resistance to the attackers and only the combined might of four commands broke the Falcon force.
Source:
Planet: Blackjack
Attackers: Archer's Avengers (with Black Paw - WarShip) + later reinforced by Adam Steiner task force
Defenders: 8th PGC + 10th PGC (with White Talon - WarShip) + arrival of two additional Clusters
Outcome: Both sides delivered strikes with no significant sign of progress. Later saKhan Samantha Clees arrived with more forces as support. As a surprise she invited the Lyrans to follow her to Blair Atholl.
Source:
Planet: Blair Atholl
Phase One
Attacker: 388th Com Guard Division
Defender: 9th PGC
Outcome: The PGC started a fierce defense and beat the Com Guards whenever possible.
Phase Two
Outcome: Both sides received reinforcements, but a general ceasefire was announced. It was created the Blair Atholl agreement. The world is in joint control of Lyrans and Falcons. The planet is a chance to prove untested warriors against Lyran troops. The Lyrans were safe for the next years.
Source:
Planet: Butler
Phase One
Attackers: Archer's Arvengers
Defenders: 9th Talon CLuster
Outcome: A Black Lion-class cruiser was captured early in the operation, which was transferred to the WoE. The defenders on planet were no match for the invaders.
Phase Two
Attackers: elements of 5th Battle Cluster + 18th Falcon Regulars Cluster
Defenders: conventional forces and elements of Blue Star Irregulars
Outcome: In response to the capture of Twycross through Clan Diamond Shark, the Falcons reconquer the planet again to have an unbroken line of defense.
Planet: Graus
Attackers: 3rd Lyran Guards
Defenders: 10th PGC
Outcome: The PGC had no chance to regroup after the initial assault and were doomed after two days of battle.
Source:
Planet: Hot Springs
Attackers: 14th Lyran Guards
Defenders: 5th Battle Cluster
Outcome: The Steiner troops retreat off world frustrated after a two-week battle without any sign of success.
Source:

Clan Wolf Attacks[edit]

  • Khan Ward attacked during wave 9
Planet: Colmar (fight continued)
Attackers: 21st Wolf Regulars (Wolf)
Defenders: 51st Garrison Cluster + 1st Falcon Strike Cluster + 8th Talon Cluster + Pryde Eyrie Cluster (Jade Falcons)
Outcome:
Source:
Planet:La Grave (fight continued)
Attackers: 20th Wolf Regulars (Wolf)
Defenders: 1st Falcon Velites + 5th PGC + 74th Battle Cluster + 22nd PGC (Jade Falcons)
Outcome:
Source:
Planet:Quarell (conquered)
Attackers: Beta Galaxy Command + 18th Battle Cluster (Wolf)
Defenders: 5th Falcon Regulars (Jade Falcons)
Outcome:
Source:
  • expand its operation in wave 10:
Planet:Steelton
Attackers: 13th Wolf Regulars (Wolf)
Defenders: 1st Falcon Jaegers + 1st Falcon Strike Cluster + 8th Talon Cluster (Jade Falcons)
Outcome:
Source:
Planet:Zoetenmeer
Attackers:
Defenders:
Outcome:
Source:
Planet:Seiduts
Attackers:
Defenders:
Outcome:
Source:
  • Clan Jade Falcon won the following planets from Clan Wolf
Planet:La Grave
Attackers:
Defenders: 20th Wolf Regulars
Outcome:
Source:
Planet:Domain
Attackers:
Defenders:
Outcome:
Source:
  • The Jade Falcon counterassault includes
Planet:Bessarabia
Attackers:
Defenders: 1st Wolf Garrison Cluster
Outcome:
Source:
Planet:Biota
Attackers:
Defenders: 1st Wolf Garrison Cluster + 20th Wolf Regulars
Outcome:
Source:
Planet:Cusset
Attackers:
Defenders: 20th Wolf Regulars
Outcome:
Source:
Planet:Colmar (recaptured)
Attackers:
Defenders:
Outcome:
Source:

Maps[edit]

References[edit]

  • FedCom Civil War, p.110, 121, 181, 186

Bibliography[edit]