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Smolensk

This article is about the planet. For the Robinson-class WarShip, see Smolensk (Vigilant).


Smolensk
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3151
Smolensk nearby systems
Smolensk nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 178.352 : -129.79[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

At some point prior to 2231 Smolensk was the site of the infamous "Smolensk Incident" in which a crowd of protestors were fired on by Colonial Marines.[41] The protests came during a drought,[41] and the order to fire on the protestors was presumably issued by Rear-Admiral Emil Varnay, the Military Commander on Smolensk at the time. However, the exact detail of what happened is unclear; as Military Commander, Varnay would have been subject to the orders of Alliance Colonial Office Representative Heinicke, but Heinicke committed suicide on Smolensk. Varnay was rendered a controversial figure, dubbed the "Sadist of Smolensk" by some, and painted as some kind of monster or beast, but may in fact simply have been a rigid disciplinarian unwilling or unable to see beyond the need to obey orders. Whatever the truth, Varnay was redeployed to serve as Governor-General of New Avalon as a last chance posting, and remains a controversial historical figure today.[1]

Davion Civil War[edit]

During the Davion Civil War, Smolensk was aligned with David and Cassandra Varnay, the rulers of the Capellan March. When Cassandra's forces captured General John Gordon on Jaipur in 2533 and executed him for "war crimes", along with the majority of the troops captured with him,[42][43] it marked the beginning of an escalating cycle of savagery between the various factions involved in the Civil War. Gordon had been one of First Prince Alexander Davion's first supporters and the senior officer on the Capellan front of Alexander's campaign; a battalion of troops on Smolensk loyal to Alexander responded to the news of the massacre by going on a brutal rampage, attacking industries and cities alike.[42][43]

In 2537, as Cassandra Varnay's forces captured numerous Crucis March worlds and moved to within striking distance of New Avalon itself, the Prince of the Terran March, Dmitri Rostov, assembled a large army on Smolensk, which he committed to a joint campaign with forces loyal to Alexander, aimed at cutting off Cassandra's forces in the Crucis March.[42][44]

Era Specific Data[edit]

~2230[edit]

  • Governor: Alliance Colonial Office Representative Heinicke[45]
  • Military Commander: Emil Varnay[45]

Military deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fifth Davion Guards[47]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 44 systems (43 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Emerson 15.8 Boeotia 18.7 Kathil 20.0 Beten Kaitos 20.2
Caria 21.1 Talcott 22.3 Reinhardstein 23.1 Meinhof 25.4
Paches 27.1 Mytilene 27.8 Genf 32.0 Muskegon 33.5
Orbisonia 37.9 Scudder 38.3 Monongahela 38.4 Stockpoll 39.5
Anaea 39.7 Gravensteen 41.5 Salem 42.3 Bahl's Retreat 44.3
Acala 44.5 Lacadon 45.0 McHenry 45.2 Tecumseh 46.2
Oli 47.0 Amiga 47.1 Everett 47.9 Perkasie 49.6
Dirk's Gulf 53.0 Tiskilwa 53.1 Novaya Zemlya 53.6 Branzoll 53.7
Axton 53.8 Noh-wan Hohm 53.9 Chebanse 54.0 Andro 54.7
Versailles 55.9 Goshen 56.1 Gallitzin 57.6 Freisland 57.7
Manteno 58.9 Westphalia 59.2 Herat 60.0 Dol 61.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 10: "Founding of New Avalon"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17: "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366]"
  3. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48: "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25: "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 29: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Field Report 2765: CCAF, p. 23: "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. First Succession War, p. 25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54: "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31: "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War, p. 113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60: "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39: "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. House Davion (The Federated Suns): "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70: "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  19. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation): "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40: "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72: "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49: "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76: "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - [3040]"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78: "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60: "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82: "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68: "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  34. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map [3079]"
  35. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21: "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  40. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  41. 41.0 41.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 10: "Founding of New Avalon"
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 House Davion (The Federated Suns), pp. 46–47: "Rostov's Plan"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 35: "Bringing the War to the Pretenders"
  44. Handbook: House Davion, p. 36: "Rostov Victorious"
  45. 45.0 45.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 10: "Varnay's Folly"
  46. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 14: "Regimental Status"
  47. First Succession War, p. 134: "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"

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