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System Information
X:Y Coordinates175.25 : 31.491[e]

System Description[edit]

Klathandu is located close to the Scheat and Xhosa systems and Spinward from Terra.[1]

System History[edit]

The Klathandu system was colonized at some point prior to 2317.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Klathandu IV[edit]

Klathandu IV
System positionFourth[1]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor

Klathandu IV is a sparsely populated world in the Klathandu system with little arable land or industry, described as arid and marginally habitable. The infrastructure of the world is very fragile.[51]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

Klathandu IV was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[13] Klathandu IV was liberated by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns in 28142815 as part of the third and final major AFFS counteroffensive of the First Succession War against the Draconis Combine. The battle for Klathandu IV was marked by the use of significant quantities of weapons of mass destruction.[15]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3024, elements of Wolf's Dragoons would attack Klathandu IV. The attack would play host to a scene of battle between the Black Widow Company and McKendrick's Company from the Third Davion Guards.[52][51]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During the early months of the Fourth Succession War, Coordinator Takashi Kurita was focused on his conflict with the Wolf's Dragoons mercenary brigade, but following pleas for help from Chancellor Maximilian Liao the DCMS planned and launched additional offensives against perceived weak spots on the Federated Suns border. The Galtor Thumb region was one such weak spot, and Klathandu IV was invaded by the Ninth Benjamin Regulars[53] in November 3208.[28] The Ninth presumed that as the militia on Klathandu IV lacked BattleMechs, the planet would be an easy conquest, and their initially sloppy deployment reflected that attitude. In contrast to the Ninth's expectations, the militia forces on Klathandu had been hardened by the many raids conducted against the planet by the DCMS—and had also received additional supplies of quality equipment including Maxim troop transports manufactured in the Lyran Commonwealth, Partisans, and a Sniper Artillery Piece. When the Ninth encountered the First Klathandu Infantry Regiment and Third Klathandu Tank Regiment at Gregory's Hills they were shocked by both the fierce determination of the militia and the firepower available to them.[53]

The initial attacks by the Ninth Benjamin Regulars had focused on efforts to capture the planetary capital, Klanthis, which was also the center of Klathandu IV's industry. When faced with the ferocious response from the planetary militia Tai-sho Denice Eastmoreland moved the Regulars west to regroup, and spent the lull learning the terrain and probing the militia's defenses, turning the campaign into a war of attrition. When the Regulars went back on the offensive they treated the militia as if they were front-line opponents and made better progress, defeating several militia regiments and reaching the outskirts of Klanthis by late July 3029.[28]

The change in the campaign was noted by the AFFS High Command, who grew concerned that if the Regulars were able to capture Klathandu IV, they would be able to launch further attacks deeper into the Federated Suns. Prompted by the encirclement of Klanthis, the AFFS High Command deployed the Raman Draconis March Militia to Klathandu IV in the first week of August. While the Raman DMM's efforts to lift the siege of Klanthis led to horrendous casualties on the part of the Raman DMM, it did frustrate the Regulars' efforts long enough for another wave of reinforcements to arrive, in the form of the First Federated-Commonwealth BattleMech Regiment. The First FedCom had been created by taking cadets from the New Avalon Military Academy and the Albion Military Academy who hadn't been old enough to be assigned to other regiments ahead of the war, along with their academy instructors; a quarter of the cadets were from the Lyran Commonwealth, and the unit had been equipped with a mix of Enforcers, Griffins, and Valkyries. Commanded by Marshal James Sandoval, son of Duke Aaron Sandoval of the Draconis March, the First FedCom had a slow introduction to the realities of combat, as Sandoval had them first assume rear-area responsibilities in areas that had been secured by the Raman DMM. This meant that the first few encounters with the Regulars went well for the First FedCom, and morale skyrocketed - until the First FedCom's First Battalion encountered the Regulars' Third Battalion in the light woods at Pheasant Run, where most of the FedCom's young MechWarriors were killed or injured. Despite the casualties inflicted on them during that battle, the First FedCom survived as a unit, and forced the DCMS to rein back on plans to invade Xhosa VII in favor of securing control of Klathandu IV.[28]

War of 3039[edit]

In the War of 3039, Klathandu IV was taken by the Seventh Crucis Lancers and the Second New Ivaarsen Chasseurs. Unlike most of the worlds targeted, the people of Klathandu IV overthrew the Draconis Combine government and welcomed the Federated Suns forces.[54] Ironically, when the Combine counterattacked, the people of Klathandu IV resisted the AFFS units' efforts to create defensive areas. They simply didn't want war to come to their world. Unfortunately the DCMS had other ideas, and the Third Benjamin Regulars and Second Galedon Regulars arrived. The DCMS troops engaged the AFFS troops quickly, but the AFFS fought a defensive campaign. After three months of relentless combat, the DCMS units had lost three quarters of their strength and managed to turn the local population against them. Despite this, the world remained in Combine hands when the commander of the Crucis Lancers received orders to withdraw from the AFFS High Command.[55]

Military Deployment[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Klanthis: the planetary capital city[28]
  • Throthig Steppes[51]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 44 systems (42 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Scheat 12.3 Xhosa 17.1 Proserpina 17.3 Alnadal 21.2
Breed 21.8 Paris 23.0 Raman 26.1 Matar 28.1
New Mendham 28.2 Clovis 28.9 Dobson 29.4 Tripoli 32.4
Doneval 32.7 Le Blanc 34.4 Homam 35.4 Cussar 35.5
David 37.2 Olancha 38.8 Sadalbari 39.2 Tallassee 39.6
Exeter 41.7 Fellanin 43.2 Marduk 43.6 Galtor 45.7
Ludwig 47.4 New Sumatra 48.7 Royal 49.0 Reisling's Planet 49.1
Klamriz 50.5 Kentares 51.7 New Ivaarsen 51.8 McComb 53.8
Chota 54.6 Cartago 54.6 Johnsondale 56.4 Mara 58.1
Deshler 58.5 Hildaman 59.0 Rochester 59.0 Layover 59.0
Tannil 59.2 Lucerne 59.8 Aldrecht 61.7 Avawatz 61.9


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