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Montour

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Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Montour
Montour neighboring systems
Montour neighboring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 348.702 : -328.614[e]

Political AffiliationEdit

System HistoryEdit

Reunification WarEdit

In late 2587 the remaining elements of the Taurian Defense Force navy fought their final battle of the Reunification War in the Montour system. The Star League Defense Force was rolling over the best elements of the TDF on various worlds, while millions of Taurian citizens were being killed wantonly and indiscriminately by the SLDF. In desperate need of some kind of victory, Protector Michael Cameron tasked Marshal David Santos, the senior naval officer in the TDF and the architect of several successful major fleet actions, to try and bring about the impossible. Santos had reports that the four corps of SLDF troops were all engaged in systems around the Hyades Cluster, and gathered his remaining naval forces and sortied out to the Montour system, taking the Eighth Provisional Corps with him. The Eighth was a newly-formed formation, based around two BattleMech regiments, three armored regiments and a half-dozen infantry regiments.[37] The two 'Mech regiments, the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-ninth Concordat Chasseurs, had only mustered in 2584-2585.[38]

Montour was only intended to be a first stop on the way to a number of worlds occupied by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, which Santos hoped to inflict heavy casualties on and spark insurgencies and uprisings among the Taurian loyalists on each world. Unfortunately for the TDF, Santos hadn't taken into account the many intelligence-gathering ships that were in place around the Hyades Cluster, monitoring Taurian movements. When reports of Santos' expedition reached Admiral Yukiko Pequeno, the commander of the SLDF Fourth Fleet, she was supporting SLDF operations in the New Ganymede system. She set off in pursuit with two-thirds of the Fourth Fleet, sending messages via the political offices established on occupied worlds to General Amos Forlough to update him on her plans. As the Taurian intelligence services weren't monitoring the SLDF political offices, her messages went undetected by the Taurians, and she gathered up additional SLDF patrol squadrons as she pursued Santos' forces.[37]

Santos' forces arrived at Montour in October, easily blew through the small AFFS naval pickets located in the system, and proceeded to blockade the main world. As he was preparing to dispatch the Eighth Provisional Corps to capture the world, Pequeno appeared at a pirate point with her forces. Hot on the heels of Pequeno's SLDF naval forces, an AFFS naval task force under the command of Admiral Helden van der Geest arrived at the system zenith jump point, having encountered Pequeno's forces a week before and eagerly accepted her invitation to join the attempt to bring the Taurian navy to heel. Santos knew his forces were outclassed, and attempted to evade the SLDF and AFFS forces within the system while his ships recharged, in the hope that he could lead his forces out of the system. Despite Santos' best efforts, the forces led by Pequeno and van der Geest intercepted the retreating Taurians, and between the 11th and 16th of October there was a flurry of battles around the fifth and seventh planets in the system, as well as around numerous moons, a rogue planetoid and a number of asteroids. Santos tried repeatedly to break contact with his pursuers, but was unable to fend off the attackers for more than brief periods of time. Santos died along with his crew when the TCS Samantha Calderon was destroyed in battle; the Taurian naval forces were defeated comprehensively by their opponents, and the Eight Provisional Corps died in space without ever making planetfall.[37]

Military DeploymentEdit

2765Edit

2786Edit

  • Second Dragonlords[40]

2821Edit

  • Second Dragonlords[40]

3038Edit

  • DeMaestri's Sluggers

3040Edit

  • Fighting Urukhai[41]
  • DeMaestri's Sluggers

3079Edit

3085Edit

Nearby SystemsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 121, "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the 3rd Succession War [3025]"
  3. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 64
  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: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 127, "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  29. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Field Report: Periphery, p. 21, "Taurian Concordat Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  32. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  33. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 88-89, "The Final Hurrah"
  38. Historical: Reunification War, p. 146-147, "Taurian Concordat Front"
  39. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 15, "Regimental Status"
  40. 40.0 40.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  41. 41.0 41.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Deployment Table"
  42. Field Report: AFFS, p. 20
  43. Field Manual: 3085, p. 160, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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