New Caledonia

New Caledonia
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New Caledonia nearby systems
New Caledonia nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates −59.198 : 405.533[e]
Recharge time 182 hours[1]

The New Caledonia system was home to at least one habitable world or construct, and as of June 3152 was located in the Clan Hell's Horses Occupation Zone.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Succession Wars[edit]

Second Succession War[edit]

New Caledonia was the site of one of the most protracted conflicts of the Second Succession War. From 2841 to 2848, the Lyran Fourth Royal Guards, led by Colonel Hinders, defended the world against multiple DCMS regiments, including the Combine Fourth Sword of Light, the Sixth Rasalhague Regulars and the Seventh Rasalhague Regulars. Deprived of reinforcements and resources, the Fourth Royal Guards campaign went from open resistance to a guerrilla war. Against any other Combine commander, the losses they inflicted would have driven would have driven the invaders off world. However, the invading Combine force was led by Hugai Kurita, the Coordinator's eldest son. So the Combine forced held on to take the world from the Lyran Commonwealth after a protracted and devastating campaign.[47]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

New Caledonia was one of the worlds attacked in the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. Defending New Caledonia was the Second An Ting Legion, along with a large contingent of aerospace fighters. Despite the heavier than anticipated aerospace presence, the Tenth Donegal Guards RCT and the Thirtieth Lyran Guards RCT arrived in the New Caledonia system on the 22nd of August 3028, achieving total surprise over the defending forces. The Thirtieth dropped north of Redfev, the planetary capital city and major industrial center, while the Tenth dropped to the south of the city. The Second An Ting Legion managed to withdraw from New Caledonia, but the two Lyran RCTs inflicting enough damage on the Legion that more than a fifth of its equipment had been lost before the Legion escaped.[21]

Free Rasalhague Republic[edit]

New Caledonia became part of the Free Rasalhague Republic when the new state was created in 3034. Theodore Kurita had allowed the Republic's inception in part because it would force the Lyran Commonwealth to release the worlds they had just captured from the Draconis Combine to the Republic, and New Caledonia was one of these worlds.

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Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

According to the storyline from the MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries computer game, pirate forces from the Oberon Confederation murdered the inhabitants of Last Hope on New Caledonia, likely in October 3048. This earned the Oberon Confederation the ire of the Free Rasalhague Republic, who hired mercenaries to hunt down the pirates involved in the attack, which they duly achieved on December 10. Later, when a DropShip from the Oberon Confederation–the FireStalion–escaped the Clan onslaught to New Caledonia in late 3049, the JumpShip was boarded and the crew of the ships executed for piracy.

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Clan Invasion[edit]

Operation Revival[edit]

In March 3050 the planet was invaded by the Command Nova, Trinary Assault and Binary Fighter of Clan Wolf's 328th Assault Cluster. The 2nd Drakøns, supported by the 1st and 4th Militia Tank Regiments and 8th Militia Infantry Regiment, initially resisted the attackers at Avesta and Kumla but were forced to retreat. While the Drakøns made an orderly withdrawal it was at the cost of two battalions. When they reached the continental capital of Redfev the Drakøns fled New Caledonia for Rasalhague, conceding the planet to Clan Wolf.[48]


During the Jihad, Clan Hell's Horses launched an invasion of Clan Wolf holdings in the Inner Sphere, acquiring holdings for their own relocation to Spheroid space. New Caledonia was one of the first worlds targeted, and was attacked in the opening wave of attacks that fell between the 21st and 28th of February 3071.[35]

ilClan era[edit]

In mid-3152 New Caledonia was one of several Hell's Horses worlds raided by Abdoun Ricol's ragtag army from the nearby Periphery.[49]

Military Deployment[edit]






  • Second An Ting Legion[21]





Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Redfev: the planetary capital city.[21] The site of a major battle during Operation REVIVAL.[59]
  • Avesta: city known for its agricultural shipping industries.[47] The site of a major battle during Operation REVIVAL.[59]
  • New Berwick: city near Avesta.[47]
  • Kumla: city near Redcastle.[47] The site of a major battle during Operation REVIVAL.[59]
  • Kumla Mountain: part of a mountain range north of Kumla and the site of a Lyran military base.[47]
  • Auldhame: city.[47]
  • Rait: city.[47]
  • Calvay Shoals: city.[47]
  • Hebridean Sea: local sea with many atolls which were used as an air base.[47]
  • Redcastle: former SLDF facility used during the Rim Worlds Campaign during the Star League Civil War.[47]
  • Northumberland Plains: area near the city of Avesta.[47]
  • Sterling River: River near the city of Avesta.[47]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 28 systems (28 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Norn 10.5 Csesztreg 17.4 Chateau 19.4 The Edge 25.6
Icar 25.7 Harvest 30.4 Kirchbach 30.4 Lovinac 33.6
Star's End 35.9 Romulus 40.2 Maxie's Planet 40.5 Planting 41.2
Alsace 43.6 Liezen 45.9 St. John 46.0 Persistence 47.1
Mozirje 48.0 Alleghe 49.4 Seiduts 49.5 Iron Land 49.5
Steelton 49.5 Treeline 52.5 Kreller 52.6 Vantaa 55.7
Ridderkerk 55.8 Bruben 56.1 Trell 57.8 Feltre 58.4


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