Tikonov 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates102.838 : -42.217[e]
Spectral classG2IV[1]
Recharge time183 hours[1]
Recharge station(s)Nadir, Zenith (3067)[1]

The Tikonov system was home to at least one habitable world, Tikonov III, and as of 3151 was the capital of the Tikonov Commonality in the Capellan Confederation.[2]

System Description[edit]

Tikonov is located near the Mira and Mesartim systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Tikonov III[edit]

Tikonov III
System positionThird[1]
Jump Point distance6.19 days[1]
Moons3 (Andropov, Andruyev, Ashkilov)[1]
Surface gravity1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature29°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water60%[1]
Highest native lifeMammals[1] (10%)[50]
Landmasses4 (Kazan, Pskov, Ufa, Krasnodar)[1]
History and Culture
Population5,297,000,000 (3025),[50]
6,378,650,000 (3067),[51]
2,725,000,000 (3130)[52][53]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Tikonov
Political LeaderDiem of Tikonov
Planetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Maureen Keating (3130)[52][53]
HPG ClassA[50]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Michael Dietrick (3025)[50]

Planet History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Settlers from Terra established a colony on Tikonov in 2177. Mainly of Asian descent, they named the planet in honor of Oleg Tikonov, the assassinated Soviet Premier.[3][52] By 2220, Tikonov was already acknowledged as being a political leader in the region, and when the fourth Grand Alliance Survey of Populated Worlds was conducted in 2235 it was noted that Tikonov didn't consider itself to be even nominally under the authority of the Terran Alliance.[4] The combination of aggressive political leaders and massive industrialization combined to make Tikonov the most important world in the region by the late twenty-third century, a position that allowed Tikonov to become the leading world of a proto-interstellar nation.[52]

Tikonov quickly became the seat of the Tikonov Grand Union mainly because of its central location in the surrounding systems.

Although the Tikonov Grand Union was subsumed into the Capellan Confederation, the industry present on Tikonov, particularly Earthwerks Limited, continued to remain an important strategic asset.[52] During the time of the Star League Tikonov was a joint holding of the Capellan Confederation and the Terran Hegemony[55] but the Confederation regained full control over Tikonov and its industries during the closing years of the Star League era.[52]

Star League[edit]

After a terrorist attack by the Chesterton Liberation Battalion in the later days of the Star League, the Star League Defense Force redeployed the Sixteenth Fleet to Tikonov. It was hoped that the presence of military might from the SLDF would keep the Federated Suns and Capellan Confederation from coming to blows. During their stay, the commanding officer of the fleet prevented his troops from using accommodations on Tikonov. Instead, he set up alternate living spaces on one of the system's moons to help his sailors and soldiers remain objective during the situation.[56]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2784, Capellan "civic relief forces" arrived on Tikonov and the nearby world of Yangtze, effectively annexing both planets.[57]

Second Succession War[edit]

The First Battle of Tikonov—dubbed Operation LION by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns—began on 4 April 2832 when an AFFS naval flotilla jumped into the system and captured the recharge station at the nadir jump point in a pitched battle conducted wile AFFS WarShips battled a pair of Capellan frigates, the CCS Jiaxing and CCS Zhaoking. With the station seized and the Jiaxing scuttled, the Second Ceti Hussars RCT dropped onto Tikonov under the command of General H. R. "Howler" Greer and fought a maneuver war that saw the Hussars capture most of Tikonov within a few weeks. Unfortunately, the Hussars lightweight, mobile nature wasn't suited to either brutal slugging matches or breaking through massive fortifications—and Tikonov had fortifications in abundance. While the Hussars controlled much of the planet and encircled both the major cities, such as Tikograd, as well as the High Kremlin—a massive former Star League Defense Force fortress—weeks of bombardment by the Hussars' light artillery couldn't breach the defenses. The defenders were unable to break out through the Hussars lines, and began to run short of food and supplies, but after six months the Hussars faced the arrival of CCAF reinforcements in the form of the Chesterton Reserves. With the fortifications on Tikonov potentially acting as an anvil to the Reserves' hammer, Greer chose to withdraw, leaving Tikonov in Capellan hands.[19]

In May 2833, the Second Ceti Hussars returned to Tikonov, supported this time by the Seventeenth Avalon Hussars and the Ninth Deneb Light Cavalry, on Operation LEOPARD—the second major attempt to capture the important industrial world. This time, the AFFS was better prepared, and dropped onto Tikonov with troops, artillery and aircraft suitable for breaking entrenched enemies out of heavy fortifications.[20]

The AFFS forces managed to break into and capture the High Kremlin after a bloody two-week battle, and proceeded to capture the heavily fortified cities on Krasnodar and Pskov in early June, leaving all of the major population and industrial centers under AFFS control. What the AFFS couldn't do was pin down the surviving elements of the CCAF defending units, who faded into the wilderness and used exactly the same mobile tactics against the AFFS that the Ceti Hussars had used against them the year before. The three AFFS regiments broke down into increasingly smaller elements to try and pin down the CCAF units, and distributed supply caches around the world, only to be foxed by the arrival of the Capellan Hussars on the 13th of June. The Capellan Hussars destroyed many of the AFFS caches, a setback that the combined AFFS units could probably have overcome with time, but MIIO passed on intelligence indicating signs of massed CCAF troop movements towards Tikonov, prompting Greer to withdraw the AFFS forces from Tikonov, much to the chagrin of the First Prince, who rewarded Greer with KP duty on New Syrtis until the end of 2834.[20]

Third Succession War[edit]

Elements of Wolf's Dragoons raided Tikonov in 3008.[23]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Tikonov resisted numerous offensives launched by the AFFS during the centuries of warfare that marked the Succession Wars until the Fourth Succession War finally saw the Federated Suns gain control of the planet.[52]

The Davion forces included all eight Regimental Combat Teams of the Crucis Lancers against six 'Mech regiments in addition to Tikonov's eighty-regiment planetary militia.[58]

Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War, Tikonov was a major battleground between the various factions, but the final victor wasn't the Federated Suns or the Lyran Alliance but rather the Capellan Confederation, which successfully recaptured the world.[52]


Following the attack on Wolf's Dragoons and their facilities on Outreach in October 3067, General Maeve Wolf ordered Gamma Regiment to exercise the escape clause in their contract and leave Tikonov in November.[59] Two years later, the Word of Blake launched an offensive against Tikonov through September 3069 in an attempt to conquer the planet; the attackers met fierce resistance from the defending forces, who went so far as to destroy the local HPG facilities during their defense of the planet.[60]

In October 3074, rebels within the Blakist Protectorate hired mercenary units on generous terms to strike at an Earthwerks Limited facility on Tikonov. The combined mercenary and rebel force successfully seized the facility, which was defended by security forces from the Tikonov Protectorate Militia, at which point at least some of the mercenaries were able to depart with their acquired salvage while the rebels ransacked the facility. Additional Blakist forces intent on recapturing the facility arrived soon after the departure of the mercenaries only to be hit with nuclear weapons by the rebels - weapons which may also have engulfed the facility.[61] During the battle, a lance of Firestarters burnt a portion of the city as well.[62]

On 20 July 3075, the hold the Word of Blake had established over Tikonov was broken by an insurrection amongst the planet's population. Despite having their control over the planet shattered, the retreating Blakist forces took the opportunity to level more than half of the planet's factory complexes.[63][64] Having lacked the forces to adequately control Tikonov, the Blakists had subjected the planet to years of destructive warfare.[52]

Following Operation SCOUR and the resulting liberation of Terra, public support for the Capellan Confederation on Tikonov was greatly diminished when pro-Capellan agents detonated a series of thirteen car bombs at a pro–Devlin Stone rally being held in Tikograd on the 22nd of September 3079. The target for the attack may have been Melissa Allard-Liao, daughter of Kai Allard-Liao and a public supporter of Stone, but nearly 200 people at the rally were killed. Melissa Allard-Liao escaped the blast unharmed, as did the other most noteworthy speaker at the event, actress Dasha Trubetskaya. Around six thousand people were attending the rally in the Vyacheslav Kozar Square, of whom 139 were killed immediately in the blast. Melissa Allard-Liao later reacted angrily to attempts by the press to politicize the bombing, and condemned those who attacked the rally and pledged to work hand in hand with the authorities on Tikonov to see the perpetrators caught.[65][66]

Dark Age[edit]

When the Capellan-Republic War broke out in late 3081, Tikonov fell to an assault by five Warrior Houses. The planet was reclaimed by the Republic in 3083 and was the site of the Treaty of Tikonov which ended the war in the Republic's favor two years later.[44]

As a part of the Republic of the Sphere, Tikonov recovered somewhat from the damage inflicted during the Succession Wars and the Jihad; during this era the Earthwerks factories on Tikonov retooled to produce IndustrialMechs, rather than BattleMechs.[52] In June 3132, Earthwerks expanded its operations on Tikonov, opening a new ConstructionMech plant in Lynchburg.[45]

Following the Blackout Tikonov was under Federated Suns control by 3135. A decade later it was conquered by the Capellan Confederation during Operation CELESTIAL REWARD.[48][67] At some time between 3136 and CELESTIAL REWARD, a Capellan raid hit Tikonov. A company of evaluation Prey Seekers were stationed in Tukwila and sallied forth to provide reconnaissance against the raiding party. Fortunately for those MechWarriors, the Capellan forces went in the opposite direction, saving them a likely disastrous direct confrontation.[68]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Marshals of Tikonov[71]
  • First Tikonov Lancers[72]



  • Marshals of Tikonov[73]


  • Second Chesterton Voltigeurs[73]
  • Third Chesterton Voltigeurs[73]




  • Second Crucis Lancers RCT[80]


  • Tikonov Martial Academy Training Group[80][81]




- At this time, the unit was at 95% of full strength with a "C" equipment rating.
- At this time, the unit was at 80% of full strength with an "A" equipment rating.


Tikonov III has four major continents: Kazan, Krasnodar, Pskov, and Ufa. Of the four continents Kazan is located in the northwest, Krasnodar in the southeast, Pskov in the southwest, and Ufa in the northeast.[52]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

In the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Kestrel Lancers Missions, the city of Gizhiga depicted as a summer forest biome with reduced visibility, and the Kazan mountain range is depicted as a tourmaline desert biome with reduced visibility.[88]

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Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Arkhangelsk[89]
  • Arano Bay: the site of the Ceres Metals Industries facility[90]
  • Asura: a coastal city with huge graving docks along the harbor; also location of a spaceport[91]
  • Hang-Than[90]
  • Herosoma Mountains[92]
  • Jurai Foothills[93]
  • Kai Lampur[94]
  • Kolcha: a city[95]
  • Lynchburg: a city, population approximately 80,000 in June 3132; the location of an Earthwerks Limited ConstructionMech manufacturing plant from that date[45]
    • Synasco: an Earthwerks-owned oil refinery[45]
  • Retsin River Valley[96]
  • Rockland: a city[92]
  • Tikograd: capital city[54]
  • Tukwila Valley: the location of Tukwila city[97]
  • Ulan: city[58]
  • Volobus[97]
  • White Volga River: a river near the primary Earthwerks Limited BattleMech facility, splitting the city[62]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Image Gallery[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 72 systems (69 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Mira 9.8 Mesartim 12.4 Angol 15.3 Rio 15.4
Caselton 15.8 Mirach 16.4 Almach 19.5 Alrescha 19.7
Sonnia 20.7 New Hessen 24.0 Tybalt 25.3 Schedar 25.8
New Rhodes 26.4 Alpha Eridani 27.4 Yangtze 27.4 Demeter 29.6
Tedibyhr 30.5 Edwards 30.9 Tigress 30.9 Chesterton 31.5
New Florence 32.9 Tawas 35.6 Hamal 38.0 Conwy 38.5
Basalt 39.0 Kansu 39.3 Hean 39.5 Ulan Batar 40.0
Ronel 40.2 Logandale 40.8 Elbar 41.6 Tianamon 41.8
Buchlau 42.2 Goderich 42.3 Waycross 42.9 Ankaa 43.3
Bharat 43.9 Algot 44.0 Algol 45.8 Slocum 45.8
Halloran 45.9 Valexa 45.9 Nopah 46.5 Sanilac 47.6
Deneb Kaitos 48.1 Ozawa 48.5 Mallory's World 48.9 Cartago 49.0
Ruchbah 49.4 Azha 49.9 Kawich 50.7 Angelsey 50.7
Jonathan 50.9 Menkar 51.3 Marlette 51.8 Addicks 52.1
Farwell 53.2 Listowel 53.7 Mara 54.4 Ningpo 54.4
Kentares 54.8 Poznan 56.1 New Aragon 56.8 Foochow 57.0
Galatia 57.7 Ingress 58.2 Woodstock 58.9 Fletcher 59.1
Ashkum 59.6 Towne 60.4 Arboris 60.4 Johnsondale 61.0


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