Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

This article is about the Fourth Succession War operation. For other uses, see Götterdämmerung.


Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG was the invasion by the LCAF into the Draconis Combine during the Fourth Succession War.

Overview[edit]

Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG was different from Operation RAT executed by the AFFS. Because the High Command decided to attack on a broad front and the DCMS were a better prepared than the CCAF. The danger of such an operation was that the rear of the front line could be only defended with small forces which such a long front. The LCAF had only one primary goal: to destroy as many DCMS 'Mech commands as possible. The Archon was personally involved in the planning of the different waves. The overall command lay in the hands of Nondi Steiner and her aides: General Jerry Troka, Kommandant-General Mitch Felspar and General Jack Spine. In late August 3028 several hundred JumpShips, DropShips and their cargo arrived in 23 Combine-controlled systems.[1]

Wave 1[edit]

Harvest[edit]

Attackers: Fourth Donegal Guards, First Lyran Regulars, Third Lyran Regulars, and 40 infantry and tank regiments
Defenders: Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group, Helmut's Hermits, and 20 regiments of infantry and armor.
Outcome: During the landing the 3 Lyran commands sought the disharmony between the two defending units. The defenders retreat off world after several successful attacks from the invaders.[2]

Basiliano[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-fourth Arcturan Guards, Twenty-fifth Arcturan Guards, and Black Hearts
Defenders: McGavin's Regiment of the Night Stalkers
Outcome: The fighting for this planet was fierce. Outnumbered 3 to 1 the veteran defenders ran out of maneuver space after repeated raids of the Lyran forces. The lightning companies of the Guards pinned the DCMS in place, but the Stalkers were able to retreat with the sacrifice of some of their heavier machines.[3]

Wheel[edit]

Attackers: First Narhal's Raiders and Hansen's Roughriders
Defenders: Tooth of Ymir and ten militia regiments
Outcome: The defending mercenaries made a request to the invaders to settle the battle using the old rules of combat. The soldiers fought against each other with no outside help. After 72 hours of continuous fighting the dust settled and the damaged Tooth of Ymir retreated off world having lost 36 machines.[4]

Marfik[edit]

Attackers: Fourth Skye Rangers and 25 infantry and tank regiments
Defenders: Eleventh Legion of Vega and twelve other regiments
Outcome: The Rangers thought they had an easy target, but their overconfidence were a failure for the coming fights. The 'Mech force split from the main force and tried to capture or kill the future Coordinator. Theodore Kurita let them pay dearly for this actions. The conventional forces suffered moderate losses. The Legion captured one Lyran JumpShip and jumped to the Vega system.[5]

Moritz[edit]

Attackers: Eighth Donegal Guards
Defenders: Fifth Sun Zhang Academy Cadre
Outcome: The fighting was fierce and bitter. The cadre suffered horrendous losses through the invaders. Only 50 percent could retreat off world after a final battle near the planetary capital Moritz.[6]

Weingarten[edit]

Attackers: Fifteenth Lyran Regulars
Defenders: First Sun Zhang Training Cadre
Outcome: The defenders were split into 3 equal forces. One by one the defenders suffer defeat after defeat. Only the sacrifice of a conventional unit saved some 'Mechs of the Cadre, which made it back to Combine space.[6]

Kandis[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-sixth Lyran Guards
Defenders: St. Cyr Heavy Assault Group
Outcome: The mercenaries retreated off world after a series of clashes with the invaders. The Second battalion of the Assault Group suffered the greatest damage.[6]

Karbala[edit]

Attackers: Tenth Lyran Guards
Defenders: Vandelay's Valkyries and 12 infantry and armor regiments
Outcome: The CO of the Guards thought that 'Mech forces alone could gain victory against normal mercenaries, but the fight for the planet was brutal. While the defenders left the planet defeated, the Invaders also took heavy damage, because their own conventional forces weren't in range for support.[6]

New Caledonia[edit]

Attackers: Thirtieth Lyran Guards and Tenth Donegal Guards
Defenders: Second An Ting Legion
Outcome: The light machines of the Legion were trapped in near the planetary capital, because the invaders landed south and north of the defenders. The Lyrans gave their best and the Legion left 2 destroyed companies on the planet.[6]

Al Hillah[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-second Skye Rangers[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Heiligendreuz[edit]

Attackers: Bad Dream[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Camlann[edit]

Attackers: Twentieth Arcturan Guards[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Diosd[edit]

Attackers: Fourteenth Donegal Guards[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Hyperion[edit]

Attackers: Waco Rangers[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: The militia was easily crushed by the mercs.[8]

Jabuka[edit]

Attackers: Nineteenth Arcturan Guards[8]
Defenders: Fifth Rasalhague Regulars[8]
Outcome: The commanding officer of the defenders killed himself, after suffering a minor defeat from the invading forces which were commanded by a woman. His second in command was such a poor tactician that the Rasalhague Regulars had to leave the planet after a short series of battles.[8]

Ko[edit]

Attackers: Third Regiment and Seventh Regiment (Twelfth Star Guards)[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Orestes[edit]

Attackers: Fourth Lyran Regulars
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Ramsau[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-third Arcturan Guards
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Sabik[edit]

Attackers: Barrett's Fusiliers[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Shaula[edit]

Attackers: conventional LCAF forces[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Shionoha[edit]

Attackers: Gray Death Legion
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Volders[edit]

Attackers: Second Narhal's Raiders[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[8]

Buckminster[edit]

Attackers: Third Royal Guards and the 39 regiments of the RCT with Twentieth Arcturan Guards as reinforcements
Defenders: Second Sword of Light regiment and 22 of the best infantry and tank regiments with Sixth Arkab Legion as reinforcements
Outcome: This planet was important for both sides. The DCMS could lost a prefecture world to the enemy and the Lyrans could get an opportunity to catch important people/documents with devastating effect for the dragon.
The defenders include some of the best forces available to the DCMS and the invaders were also carefully selected in form of the Third Royal Guards of the LCAF. The Guards used some unorthodox tactics (including the use of naval vessel) to surprise this elite regiment. The Second Sword was nearly annihilated when they were trapped in a mountain range. 6 Fortress-class DropShips in the back and the Third Guards in the front were too much for many soldiers. The defenders lost during the battle many good soldiers. The effective use of the DropShip squadron was repeated several times. The DCMS learned to fade away with the incoming DropShips. The Sixth Arkab Legion which arrived as reinforcement suffers from the landing constant loses. The Twentieth Arcturan Guards were send to support the Third Guards.
The DCMS retreat back to a large urban center. In preparation of an assault they set traps at every possible place.[9]

Vega[edit]

Attackers: Third Lyran Guards and at least 10 tank and infantry regiments
Defenders: Second Legion of Vega, Fourteenth Legion of Vega, and 40 tank and infantry regiments
Outcome: The battle for Vega changed with the arrival of Theodore Kurita. He led the two Legion of Vega units after a series of victories to that point, where the overall commander of the Lyran Guards make a decision to retreat before completely destroyed by the inspirit defenders.[10]

Follow-Up Invasion[edit]

During the first phase of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG the DCMS were surprised by the ferocity of the invading LCAF. From the initial 23 system 21 were conquered. The Archon decided to use the swing to push further into the Combine with the goal that the Draconian High Command must use their reserve units to hold the line. The forces were exhausted from the continued fighting and old problems rose again. The DCMS had recovered from the initial shock and started also single counterattacks.[11]

Csesztreg[edit]

Attackers: Thirtieth Lyran Guards[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF

Lothan[edit]

Attackers: Tenth Lyran Guards[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF

Tukayyid[edit]

Attackers: Nineteenth Arcturan Guards[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF

Buckminster[edit]

Attackers: Twentieth Arcturan Guards[7]
Defenders:
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[11]

Hohenems[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-fourth Arcturan Guards and Twenty-fifth Arcturan Guards[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[11]

The Edge[edit]

Attackers: Tenth Donegal Guards[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[11]

Aubisson[edit]

Attackers: Gray Death Legion[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[11]

Hainfeld[edit]

Attackers: Hansen's Roughriders[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[11]

Grumium[edit]

Attackers: Third Donegal Guards, Twenty-second Skye Rangers, and Fourth Lyran Regulars[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[11]

Kirchbach[edit]

Attackers: Fourth Donegal Guards, Third Lyran Guards, Winfield's Brigade, and Tyr Regiment[7]
Defenders: Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group, Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars, and Helmut Hermit's
Outcome: Many of the planet's population revolted, when the Tyr Regiment appeared on the planet. When the Lyrans engaged the DCMS forces, the Tyr Regiment crushed the Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars, leaving the already damaged Fifth Amphigean LAG and Helmut's Hermits in a severe position. Both mercenary commands retreated in short order.[12]

Verthandi[edit]

Attackers: First Lyran Regular[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF

Memmingen[edit]

Attackers: Fifteenth Lyran Regular[7]
Defenders: local militia
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF

Kimball II[edit]

Attackers: Fourth Skye Rangers[7]
Defenders:
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[12]

Atria[edit]

Attackers:
Defenders:
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[12]

Imbros III[edit]

Attackers:
Defenders:
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[12]

Kufstein[edit]

Attackers: Blackhearts
Defenders:
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF

Karbala[edit]

Attackers: Richard's Panzer Brigade
Defenders:
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF

Cebalrai[edit]

Attackers: Second Regiment - Twelfth Star Guards
Defenders:
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF

DCMS Counterattack[edit]

Nondi Steiner was the overall commander during the follow-up invasion and pressed her troops further with the goal to destroy more DCMS command and to conquer more territory from the Dragon. In that situation the LCAF troops could not prepare a possible counterattack. The DCMS started their campaign in the late 3028/early 3029.[13]

The Edge[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-fifth Rasalhague Regulars
Defenders: Tenth Donegal Guards
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[13]

Stanzach[edit]

Attackers: Ninth Pesht Regulars and Thirteenth Rasalhague Regulars
Defenders: Twelfth Donegal Guards
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[13]

Utrecht[edit]

Attackers: Seventh Sword of Light and 20 conventional regiments
Defenders: Fourteenth Donegal Guards
Outcome: Conquered by the LCAF[13]

Komephoros[edit]

Attackers: Seventeenth Benjamin Regulars
Defenders: Fourth Skye Rangers (Second Battalion)
Outcome: The Second Battalion hold their ground even against a superior enemy.[13]

Kimball II[edit]

Attackers: Third Dieron Regulars
Defenders: Fourth Skye Rangers (First and Third Battalions)
Outcome: The Third Dieron Regulars lifted from Kessel with the goal of recapturing Kimball from House Steiner. The inferior Fourth Skye Rangers retreated after some brutal clashes with the DCMS unit.[11]

Sabik[edit]

Attackers: Kingston's Caballeros (DCMS)
Defenders: Barrett's Fusiliers (LCAF)
Outcome: The Caballeros returned to Sabik after a short period of rest and refit on Moore. The defending Fusiliers were surprised about the fighting strength of the Caballeros. After losing two thirds of its initial strength the Fusiliers retreated off world.[13]

La Blon[edit]

Attackers: Fourth Proserpina Hussars and 18 conventional regiments
Defenders: local militia (including 18 'Mech and 20 conventional regiments)
Outcome: The DCMS discover a breach at the LCAF front and exploited it for the successful capture of La Blon. The LCAF was not prepared for defensive operations but could capture Unzmarkt, Ueda, Imbros III, Atria, Morzirje and Skokie, because the DCMS captured Vega, Altenmarkt, La Blon, Cebalrai and Sabik.[13]

Continued Fighting[edit]

During the short break at the war the LCAF correct some of the mistakes. The DCMS defended 7 worlds because the LCAF High Command tried to conquer 5 more worlds.[14]

The Edge continued[edit]

Attackers: Tenth Donegal Guards[13] and First Lyran Guards
Defenders: Twenty-fifth Rasalhague Regulars[13]
Outcome: The invasion of the Tenth Donegal Guards were stopped when the defending Regulars retreated to prepared positions near the planetary capital. The commanding officers of the Tenth Donegal want not to waste his men in the fight for the city. The artillery of the Tenth Guards fired from hills down at the city. The Regulars use the time to laying minefield. With the arrival of the First Lyran Guards the siege turned in favor of the Tenth Guards. The Twenty-fifth Regulars had enough time to send some troops against the First Lyrans. The Kuritan unit used a weak link between the conventional forces and the Tenth Guards to slip through. Both Lyran forces tried to close the trap but it was too late. The two commands fired on each other which killed some soldiers. The Twenty-fifth Regulars retreated off world.[15]

Liezen[edit]

Attackers: Fourth Donegal Guards (reinforcement)[13] and Winfield's Brigade[16]
Defenders: Altenmarkt Militia[13]
Outcome: The Winfield's Brigade forced the Militia go in the underground when the Brigade captured all major cities on the planet. However, Winfield's Brigade lacked the manpower to garrison the cities and still pursue the Altenmarkt Militia. When the Brigade was reinforced by the Fourth Donegal Guards, the Altenmarkt Militia headed off world and the resistance movement collapsed soon after.[16]

Engadin[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-sixth Lyran Guards[13] and Blackhearts (reinforcements)[17]
Defenders: St. Cyr Heavy Assault Group[13] and Fifth Sun Zhang Academy Cadre[13]
Outcome: The Lyran Guards give its best to crush all resistance on this planet, but the ongoing campaign against the defenders took its toll. With fresh troops and badly needed supplies the invaders forced the Fifth Cadre to surrender and the mercs off planet.[17]

Stanzach and Radstadt[edit]

Attackers: Twelfth Donegal Guards,[7] Eighth Donegal Guards,[13] Twelfth Donegal Guards,[13] and 30 conventional regiments
Defenders: Ninth Pesht Regulars, Thirteenth Rasalhague Regulars,[13] and 20 conventional regiments
Outcome: The DCMS defenders fortified their positions but the frontline was over 170 km long. The Combine troops had not enough men to defend all sectors equal good. That was a weak link which was used by the assault Tyr regiment. The Rasalhagian unit crossed a river and defeated the outnumbered DCMS soldiers after a short fight. The LCAF 'Mech forces started their assaults to, where they capture to one important bridge. The Thirteenth Rasalhague Regulars repulsed the attack on their position. The Ninth Pesht Regulars sent some troops as reinforcement but it was too late, the Steiner troops had gained a foothold on the other riverside. Both Kuritan 'Mech forces retreated back to the capital to build another defense line. The CO's get the order from the District Commander to abandon the world. The soldiers followed the order but weren't happy about it. The Tyr rebelled against the LCAF orders to secure their position. The command followed the DCMS troops to Radstadt.
The Ninth Regulars tried to block the advancing Tyr regiment but were pushed by side. When the Rasalhagian citizens get notices of the coming Tyr command they turned their aggression against the remaining Thirteenth Regulars. Both units retreated deeper into Combine territory.

[18]

Tamar[edit]

Attackers: Thirteenth Rasalhague Regulars
Defenders: First Grave Walkers and Second Grave Walkers
Outcome: The Rasalhague Regulars made a suicide assault against this important Lyran world. The CO of the merc command and the Duke of Tamar had a dispute about how the Regulars could rout out. The mercenary send the Duke to sleep with a knockout and destroyed the DCMS unit to the last machine. The Duke demands the execution of the officer but was forced to rethink his decision with the arrival of a higher ranking official.[19]

Gunzburg[edit]

Attackers: Bad Dream (LCAF)[7] and Mobile Fire (LCAF)[13]
Defenders: Twenty-second Rasalhague Regulars[16]
Outcome: The defending Twenty-second Regulars went underground when the 2 Lyran mercenary commands arrived at the planet. For several weeks both sides played hide and seek. The commander of the Mobile Fire unit send a message to the Bad Dream command that some of his solders get sick from a local disease. The Regulars decode the message successful. Then the DCMS unit tried to use the situation to its advantage but it was a trap. The Twenty-second surrendered and the CO killed himself by a cyanide capsule because of the dishonor.[16]

Utrecht[edit]

Attackers: Fourteenth Donegal Guards[7]
Defenders: Seventh Sword of Light[13]
Outcome: The surface of the planet was an obstacle to both forces. The Seventh Sword had reinforced the planetary militia on a plateau. The position was easy to defend. The Fourteenth Donegal Guards tried to try them out when they captured all major cities. But the attempt was partly successful because the DCMS unit used their air superiority to best advantage. The Guards know they had to go after the Sworders. After 35 days the Guards arrived at plateau. The rocky environment made the approach for the Steiner command easy. The air unit of the Combine was surprised in the middle of rearming when the Fourteenth Guard destroyed it. The Seventh Sword of Light regiment retreat under fire back to the awaiting DropShips. The planet belonged to the Commonwealth.

Shirotori[edit]

Attackers: Third Donegal Guards[13]
Defenders: First Proserpina Hussars[13]
Outcome: The fight for the planet was fierce. During the lull the High Command recalls the CO and sends the unit a new commander. The Hussars held the urban center on the surface because the Guards had control over the landscape. Every time the Guards tried to secure one of the cities the Hussars arrived with superior numbers and defeat the Lyrans. The new CO chose to strike at the head of the Hussars. The Lyrans captured an enemy convoy. The Guards sent 8 'Mechs together with the vehicles near the estimated position of the enemy HQ. At night the 2 lances strike at the base. All 'Mechs were destroyed but the tai-sa and many high-ranking officers were killed, too. The Hussars retreated after 7 day off world.[20]

Buckminster continued[edit]

Attackers: Third Royal Guards[13] and Twentieth Arcturan Guards[13]
Defenders: Second Sword of Light[13] and Sixth Arkab Legion[13]
Outcome: The Third Guards make a final assault at Buckminster City. The DCMS defenders had over 16 weeks to prepare their defenses properly. The Twentieth Arcturan blocked at this time a possible link between the two Kuritan troops. From the first battles within the city the Third Guards had problems to get the upper hand. The infantry and the conventional forces of the Second Sword attack on every opportunity. The Twentieth Guards get order to reinforce the Royal Guards with additional troops. Only a small force was left behind to block every breakthrough attempt of the Sixth Legion. The Legion used the situation to destroy the small forces and assaulted the main force of the Twentieth Guards. The Commanding Officer from the LCAF decided to pull troops back from the assault to reinforce the Twentieth Guards. The seasoned Second Sword went from the defense to the offense. The fight continued for 72 hours. The LCAF withdrew from that world.

Csesztreg[edit]

Attackers: Thirtieth Lyran Guards[7]
Defenders: only militia[21]
Outcome:

Feltre[edit]

Attackers: conventional forces[7]
Defenders: only militia
Outcome: captured by the LCAF[21]

Galuzzo[edit]

Attackers: conventional forces[7]
Defenders: only militia
Outcome: captured by the LCAF[21]

Nox[edit]

Attackers: conventional forces[7]
Defenders: only militia
Outcome: captured by the LCAF[21]

Quarell[edit]

Attackers: conventional forces[7]
Defenders: only militia
Outcome: captured by the LCAF[21]

Satalice IV[edit]

Attackers: Waco Rangers and Hansen's Roughriders
Defenders: Ninth Rasalhague Regulars
Outcome: The fight for the planet continued for several months. The DCMS unit retreats every time when the LCAF mercenaries built a local superiority. The Ninth Regulars were trapped in a small valley. The Commanding Officer decided to abandon the planet.[21]

Altenmarkt[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-third Arcturan Guards
Defenders: Fifth Rasalhague Regulars
Outcome: The Fifth Rasalhague Regular had their difficulties on the planet. The anti-Combine movement Tyr started a terrorist campaign in May. With the arrival of the Twenty-third Arcturan Guards the attacks getting stronger. After several months both sides were equal strong. Without a winner, the Coordinator gave the order to retreat from the world.[21]

Kimball II[edit]

Attackers: Third Dieron Regulars
Defenders: Fourth Skye Rangers (First and Third Battalions)
Outcome: The Fourth Skye Rangers defended the planet even against a superior enemy successful. After the lull the Rangers were resupplied and repaired. In that condition it was easy for the LCAF command to harass the Thirteenth Dieron Regulars which had lost their commanding officer and 36 'Mechs during the failed assault on Lyons. The DCMS retreat from the world under such circumstances.[21]

Komephoros[edit]

Attackers: Seventeenth Benjamin Regulars
Defenders: Fourth Skye Rangers (Second Battalion)
Outcome: The other half of the Skye Rangers used also the time for rest and refit. With the start of the hostilities again the Ranger chased the defending Seventeenth Rasalhague Regular. The DCMS unit lifted off for Combine space.[21]

Operation HOLDUR[edit]

The LCAF decided to use reserve units to expand the invasion in to the combine further. Even planetary militia was used on some occasion to capture these worlds. The end goal was to capture 8 more worlds from the Dragon.[22]

Dromini VI[edit]

Attackers: Ten Commonwealth armored and infantry regiments aided by three militia infantry regiments
Defenders: eleven Kurita militia regiments Dromini VI
Outcome: The planetary defenders were unprepared for any invasion. The conventional LCAF forces secured the world for Commonwealth.[22]

Yorii[edit]

Attackers: conventional LCAF forces
Defenders: 16 infantry and conventional regiments
Outcome: The conventional defenders were better prepared to meet the Lyran invaders but the DCMS lost the world to House Steiner.[22]

Lambrecht[edit]

Attackers: Third Regiment - Twelfth Star Guards
Defenders: planetary militia
Outcome: The Lyran mercenaries destroyed the entrenched defenders and conquered the world.[22]

Asta[edit]

Attackers: Seventh Regiment - Twelfth Star Guards
Defenders: planetary militia
Outcome: Like its sister regiment the Seventh destroyed all Kuritan 'Mech forces on the planet with ease.[22]

Altair[edit]

Attackers: Always Faithful and Seventeenth Skye Rangers with their RCTs
Defenders: Eighteenth Dieron Regulars
Outcome: The planet was important to the Dragon because of the minerals on the surface. The world was defended by the elite Eighteenth Dieron Regulars. The initial landing was uncontested. The Lyrans could encircle the Regulars after several minor skirmishes. The Second Battalion of the Regulars tried to use a valley to get behind the defense perimeter of the LCAF forces. A patrol discovers the enemy and called for reinforcement. In the following fight the Battalion was destroyed but allowed the remaining to get into the desert. The LCAF tried to catch them over the next several weeks but without success. The Lyran High Command give order to retreat back to Commonwealth space.[23]

Dyev[edit]

Attackers: Seventeenth Donegal Guards and Gray Death Legion (reinforcement)
Defenders: Twenty-second Dieron Regulars
Outcome: The battle for the planet was undecided. The Dieron Regulars had control over a strategic point and the Seventeenth Donegal Guards found no way to break through. Both Commanders request for additional forces but only the LCAF send some. With the arrival of the Legion the Regulars were outnumbered. The CO of the Twenty-second gives order to break out. The Guards were unprepared for such a move and the Twenty-second Dieron Regular Guards could escape from the world.[24]

La Blon[edit]

Attackers: First Royal Guards and two companies of Barrett's Fusiliers
Defenders: Fourth Proserpina Hussars
Outcome: The LCAF had on mind to recover the world again from the Dragon. The First Royal Guards together with 6 lances of Barrett's Fusiliers landed on the planet. Within 24 hours the DCMS defenders lost over 36 'Mechs in combat. The Fort Minotaur, the main base of the defenders, was captured after fierce fighting. The main body of the Hussars retreat to countryside. For several days the Lyrans tried to find the Proserpina Hussars, but nothing happen. The commanding officer of the Royal Guards set a trap. The Hussars believed a false transmission that the Fort Minotaur was underdefended. In a bold attack the Hussars charged to the Fort and the Guards awaited them. The DCMS survivors retreat after 3 hours but in the meantime the Fusiliers had set a trap in the back of the Hussars to. Only a few Lances were in the conditions to get to the waiting DropShip for liftoff.[25]

Sabik[edit]

Attackers: Twenty-fourth Lyran Guards RCT
Defenders: Kingston Caballeros
Outcome: The local weather conditions were in favor of the defenders. The Twenty-fourth Lyran Guards landed far away from its initial drop zone. Then the planetary militia began to harass the flanks of the invaders. The Caballeros chose to fight the enemy in open terrain and lost. After suffering serious losses the mercenaries retreated off world.[26]

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