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* addition to its territorial aims,
* crippling the Capellan command structure and
* destroying its most powerful units

Operation RAT
Part of Fourth Succession War
Start Date From 3028 to 3029
Result Federated Suns Victory
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Federated Suns
Capellan Confederation

Wave 1Edit


Attackers:4th Deneb Light Cavalry RCT, 4th Davion Guards RCT and Redfield Renegades
Defender:Warrior House Ijori 'Mech regiment and 16 regiments of armor and infantry
Outcome:The 4th Davion Guards, reinforced by armor and infantry regiments, engaged the first battalion of Warrior House Ijori and drove them through the town of Chouchu into their hidden DropShips. Their losses were light, compared to the Light Cavalry's hunt of the second battalion of the Warriors. The Liaos forced the 4th Deneb around the southern continent, until the Warriors intercepted an order to withdraw for the Redfields Renegades. The Warriors CO decided to ambush the retreating Renegades around their DropShips and the plan worked well, until Davion reinforcements arrived on site and got the Warrior House units surrounded. Asked to surrender, the Warriors CO declined and the remaining 2nd battalion of Liao's Warrior House Ijori went down in smoke. The Renegades went shortly offworld, heading to reinforce the invasion of Liao.



Attackers:33rd Avalon Hussars RCT, three regiments of the Blue Star Irregulars and Redfield Renegades (later)
Defender:Two battalions of Warrior House Lu Sann, the 1st Confederation Reserve Cavalry, two battalions of Vincent's Commandos and the Protectorate Guard
Outcome:During the First Wave the unit invaded Liao in support of all 3 Blue Star Irregulars regiments. Their opposing force consisted of veteran CCAF units which includes Warrior House Lu Sann's , 1st Confederation Reserve Cavalry, Vincent's Commandos and the Protectorate Guard.
The 1st Blue Star Irregulars regiment defeated Vincent's Commandos after a short battle.
The 33rd Avalon Hussars forced the 1st Confederation Reserve Cavalry to retreat in face of such an opponent.
The 3rd Blue Star Irregulars regiment was attacked after probing raids from the Reserve Cavalry. The merc unit followed them into a ambush through the Protectorate Guard.
The 2nd Blue Star Irregulars regiment destroyed the 1st Battalion of Warrior House Lu Sann after a fierce fight.
The Avalon Hussars tried to close the gap around the CCAF forces, but were hindered by the Reserve Cavalry. The special forces of the elite Warrior House used the Chaos for a raid behind the lines of the AFFS forces. Only the arriving reinforcements through the Redfield Renegades changed the tide of battle to the FedSun´s side. The mercs entered the forbidden city. These event was the signal for all remaining Liao forces to retreat. Only one Battalion each from the Warrior House and the Reserve Cavalry, together with the Protectorate Guard left the planet.



Attackers:3rd Davion Guards RCT and the Eridani Light Horse (White Horse Regiment)
Defender:1st Ariana Fusiliers
Outcome:The aerospace fighters of the Guards made short work of the defending Liao machines. After rearmed for ground support, two airports were destroyed with all equipment located there. The 2nd battalion of the Fusiliers was destroyed when they tried to assault the ELH from the back on a spaceport. The 3rd Davion Guards caught the 1st battalion of the Fusiliers near a city and slaughtered them without mercy. The remaining battalion of the CCAF forces retreated offworld.


New HessenEdit

Attackers:1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs and 2nd New Ivaarsen Chasseurs
Defender:1st New Hessen Irregulars and 2nd New Hessen Irregulars
Outcome:The 1st Irregulars got pinned in place by the larger air force of the invaders, until the 'Mechs of the 1st Chasseurs came to destroy the Hessen´s units. The 2nd Irregulars chose to fight in the planetary capital against the 2nd Chasseurs. The Davion forces were trained in urban combat and left the defenders no chance. Only one battalion survived, together with some conventional forces, which then left the planet to the invaders.



Attackers: Two mercenary 'Mech Regiments of the Screaming Eagles
Defender: Third Battalion of McCrimmon's Light Cavalry
Outcome: The fighters of the mercs surprised most of the Cavalry´s battalion in the open, but it took a three week long siege of an ancient SLDF base, until the Eagles gained their victory. One Company got destroyed when they tried to leave the base unnoticed. They were surprised by the mercenaries and wiped out. The remaining company surrendered to the invaders.



Attackers:Gamma and Delta Regiments of the 12th Vegan Rangers
Defender:Six regiments of lightly armed militia
Outcome: The two mercenary regiments had no difficulties to force the militia to surrender. The Spanish minority put their support behind the invaders and installed a interim government.


St. AndreEdit

Attackers:Davion Light Guards RCT and the Alpha and Beta Regiments of the 12th Vegan Rangers.
Defender:Justinia's Cuirassiers, Cochraine's Goliaths and the First Battalion of the Blackwind Lancers
Outcome:The landing happened without a fight. The Beta Regiment of the Rangers needed support from the Alpha Regiment in the fight against the Blackwind Lancers. This situation was ideal for the elite Cuirassiers, which took the battles to the Rangers. The battered mercs got reinforced through the Guards and the Beta Regiment. The fight was short. After losing much of her equipment the CO surrendered. The Lancers tried to use the chaos, but found the base camp guarded by the Light Guards. The Lancers surrender, after facing such odds and the Guards secured the HQ of the CCAF forces and used false radio transmissions to lure the remaining unit, Cochraine's Goliaths, into a trap. The fight was brutal. Both sides were equal, only the tough fighting of the Delta Company saved the day. All CCAF forces were destroyed or surrendered to the invaders.



Attackers:1st Davion Guards RCT
Defender:Poorly armed planetary militia
Outcome:The fight, the militia put on was fierce, but they could not hope to gain victory against such odds.



Attackers: 20th Avalon Hussars RCT and the Davion Heavy Guards RCT
Defender: 3rd Battalion of the 4th Confederation Reserve Cavalry and Warrior House Fujita
Outcome: With the support of the MIIO, the defenders lost most of their effective space defense. The remaining fighters had no chance against the Davion forces. The Hussars set a trap for the Cavalry, and after two attempts to break the encirclement, the Cavalry surrendered. The elite infantry of the Warrior House was slaughtered by the Heavy Guards. The retreating Capellan forces got onto a waiting DropShip, which was sabotaged by the MIIO. The losses were horrendous among the CCAF. The Tao Mechworks (the Capellan Confederation's third-largest 'Mech manufacturer at this time) was secured without damage.


Wave 2Edit

The second wave focused on Tikonov for four reasons :
1. it was the capital of the Tikonov Commonality
2. it was a vital economic center of the Confederation
3. it was a heavily fortified world that could harbor many 'Mech regiments for counterattacks
4. it was the base for Colonel Pavel Ridzik, commander and driving force of the Capellan military


Attackers:All eight Crucis Lancers RCT´s
Defender:Large Militia, about 80 regiments
Deep-Space Interdiction Forces (The Night Riders)
One Battalion of MacGregor's Armored Scouts
One Battalion of 4th Tau Ceti Rangers
One Battalion of Hamilton's Highlanders
2nd Ariana Fusiliers
One Battalion of Ariana Grenadiers
1st Chesterton Voltigeurs
2nd Chesterton Voltigeurs
3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs
Before the task force could land, they faced the The Night Riders (consisting of a Vengeance Carrier, 2 Union CV DropShips + 70 fighters). The defenders were defeated by the invaders and all DropShips made it to their Dropzones.
The 7th Crucis Lancers fought against the MacGregor's Armored Scouts Battle Group (1 'Mech battalion + 3 armor regiments + 3 infantry regiments [2 regular, 1 mechanized]). The battle was fierce. The defenders met the invaders outside the city wall, but were surprised by a flanking attack of conventional forces from the Davions. The First Battalion of the Scouts were destroyed by the failed attack against the HQ company of the Lancers. The remaining CCAF forces surrendered.
The 8th Crucis Lancers faced the 4th Tau Ceti Rangers Battle Group (1 'Mech battalion + 11 conventional regiments), who defended Kazan. After several days of brutal fighting, the Rangers ignored the order to fight to the last man from Colonel Ridzik, and retreated from Tikonov in their own DropShips. All resistance collapsed without their 'Mech support.
The 6th Crucis Lancers and 8th Crucis Lancers had the task to secure the planet's capital. The defenders were the 1st Battalion of the Hamilton's Highlanders, the HQ Company of Stapleton's Iron Hand and supporting units. The siege began with an intense bombardment. The artillery created several breaches in the walls, which the attackers used, but they were surprised by some minefields. After a short break the fighting continued. The AFFS forces tried to increase their beachhead but they feared their commander would destroy all military industry, so both units put more forces into the city. Unknown to the Lancers their sister regiment, the 7th Crucis Lancers made a combat drop on the industrial sector, where they met the Colonel himself with the Highlanders. The three units surrounded the Capellans. The 7th destroyed the Highlanders, but the Colonel and his company evacuated to their waiting DropShip and met a Scout class JumpShip at a pirate point.
The 1st Crucis Lancers fought against the 2nd Ariana Fusiliers Battle Group at the city of Karaganda. The Fusiliers wouldn't wait until the right moment and attacked the Davions. Losses on both sides were high, but the Davions reached the city, where they broke the back of the defending unit. After losing one battalion, the remaining Fusiliers retreated from the planet.
The 2nd Crucis Lancers secured the city of Gizhiga. The fight with the Ariana Grenadiers was fierce, but the Lancers saved the day. The remaining Grenadiers surrendered after two weeks.
The 3rd Crucis Lancers met heavy resistance through the defending 1st Chesterton Voltigeurs Battle Group at New Moscow. The Voltigeurs were shattered in a fierce battle. Only a few could retreat off world.
The 4th Crucis Lancers fought against the 2nd Chesterton Voltigeurs Battle Group in the dense jungles at Ulan. Two battalions were destroyed during the three week long fighting. Only the 1st battalion of the 2nd Chesterton Voltigeurs was able to retreat.
The 5th Crucis Lancers had the mission to secure Tselinagrad. In their way stood the 3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs Battle Group. The tanks of the Davion's crushed the defenders with ease.
To complete the invasion, the invaders needed more forces and time, but all major goals had been reached.



Attackers: 1st Davion Guards RCT
Defender: Local Militia
Outcome: The Guards crushed the defending forces with ease.



Attackers: 33rd Avalon Hussars
Blue Star Irregulars
Defender: Local Militia
Outcome: The operation was like a vacation for the invading forces.


Gan SinghEdit

Attackers: Two Screaming Eagles mercenary regiments
Assisted by the Fourth Garrison Force (six regiments of Davion occupation troops)
Defender: Local Militia
Outcome: The mercenaries had no problems securing the planet for the AFFS. The militia had no chance against them.



Attackers:Gamma and Delta Regiments of the Twelfth Vegan Rangers
Assisted by First Garrison Force
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The mercenaries defeated the militia after a fierce battle.



Attackers:1st Aragon Borderers
Reinforced by the Delta Company of the Davion Light Guards 'Mech regiment
Defender:Freemont's Cuirassiers (1b)
Outcome:The Borderers had difficulties to fight the heavy machines of the defenders, only the supporting Delta Company changed the tide of battle for the invaders.



Attackers: 4th Deneb Light Cavalry RCT
Defender: First Battalion of Trimaldi's Secutors
Outcome: Only one company survived the fight with an entire RCT and was able to retreat off world.



Attackers:3rd Davion Guards RCT
Defender:First battalion of McCrimmon's Light Cavalry
Marion's Highlanders
Outcome:The Cavalry was no opponent for the elite Guards. Only the Highlanders were equal in size and experience. The fight came to a standstill and a truce was negotiated.



Attackers:1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs
Defender:Second battalion of the Hamilton's Highlanders
Second Battalion of MacGregor's Armored Scouts
Outcome: The triumph of the crushing defeat of both CCAF battalions got overshadowed, because a squad of the Death Commandos nearly killed the CO of the Chasseurs.


Wave 3Edit


Attackers: 7th Crucis Lancers RCT
Defender: Local Militia
Outcome: The Lancers crushed the militia with ease.



Attackers:1st Crucis Lancers RCT
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The Lancers made short work of the defenders.



Attackers:Delta Regiment of the Twelfth Vegan Rangers
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:After several days of fighting, the mercenaries accepted the surrender of the militia.



Attackers:1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:That world was secured through the seasoned soldiers of the Chasseurs.



Attackers:Two heavy battalions of Miller's Marauders,
Twelve regiments of the Addicks March Militia
Defender:First battalion of Kerr's Intruders
Outcome:After the rivalry of two officers of the invading force got settled, the invasion became a success. The defending Intruders surrendered to the Davions.



Attackers:4th Crucis Lancers
Defender:Third battalion of Lothar's Fusiliers
Outcome:Bad circumstances by the invaders delayed the invasion, but in the end only one company of the Fusiliers could retreat offworld.



Attackers:3rd Davion Guards RCT
Defender:Second battalion of McCrimmon's Light Cavalry
Outcome:The Guards landing happened unopposed. The defenders thought the invaders were afraid and began with an assault, but the Davions had other ideas, beat the Capellans and secured the planet. One company of Liaos survived and retreated offworld.


New CantonEdit

Attackers:Screaming Eagles
Ten garrison Regiments
Defender:First battalion of the 4th Confederation Reserve Cavalry
Third Battalion of Trimaldi's Secutors
Outcome:The task force formed two equal battle-groups. The 1st Regiment sought after the Battalion of the Cavalry. The Capellans retreated in the forest, where they got surprised by the invaders and pinned at the river side. The CO of the Eagles began to slaughter the Liao soldiers after they surrendered, but the arriving AFFS forces forced the CO to put all weapons down for an investigation.
:The 2nd Regiment tried to catch the Battalion of the Secutors. Two attached infantry regiments made an air assault in front of the retreating Capellans. The fight costed the invaders four battalions, but the arrival of the 2nd Regiment secured the victory for the Davion forces.



Attackers: 33rd Avalon Hussars RCT
Two Regiments of Blue Star Irregulars
Defender: First Regiment of McCarron's Armored Cavalry
Outcome: The invaders had an open bill to pay with the mercenaries. The Hussars got surprised by a rear attack from the Armored Cavalry and made life difficult for them. Because the supporting air wing got destroyed by Davion fighters, the invading forces had now air superiority. The 1st Mac met the Avalon Hussars in close combat and got shattered by the two Blue Star Irregular-Regiments. Only one battalion survived and retreated back to Capellan space.



Attackers:4th Deneb Light Cavalry RCT
Defender:Third battalion of Justine's Grenadiers
Outcome:The harsh environment worked for the defenders. Blizzards and bad weather hindered the Light Cavalry to catch the Grenadiers. Only bad luck secured the victory for the 4th Deneb, because the Grenadier´s Techs filled the cooling system with the wrong lubricant, which slowed the machines down.



Attackers: 2nd Crucis Lancers and 3rd Crucis Lancers
Defender: Warrior House Hiritsu 'Mech Regiment
Second battalion of Kerr's Intruders
Laurel's Legion, a battalion
Outcome: The Intruders got surprised and crushed by the 2nd Crucis Lancers in a jungle fight. The 3rd Crucis Lancers only made slow progress because of the successful mobile defense of the Warrior House and the elite Infantry. Both RCT's tried a final assault with no result. The chaos after the assault was used by the joint CCAF forces of the Warrior house and Laurel's Legion and the fight went fierce. The overall commander of the CCAF then ordered an entire retreat. The Legion had no other choice but to leave a whole company behind. That sacrifice allowed the remaining House battalion to retreat offworld.



Attackers:5th Crucis Lancers and 6th Crucis Lancers
Defender:2nd Kearny Highlanders
Second battalion of Freemont's Cuirassiers
Outcome:The 6th Crucis Lancers captured the supplies of the Highlanders and with them the families of the unit. The Highlander began an counterattack to free their members, but without success, so both sides separated from each other to reorganize. Negotiations were held and all Highlander units changed sides, in exchange for their home planet Northwind. The Cuirassiers then tried a surprise assault, but that attempt got uncovered and the Lancers destroyed the Capellans when they tried to retreat.


Wave 4Edit

Fourth Wave focused on isolated Capellan worlds near Terra and the eventual linking of the Federated Suns and the Lyran Commonwealth


Attackers: Both regiments of the Screaming Eagles
Defender: Menkalinan Militia and the 2nd battalion of the 1st Free Worlds Guards
Outcome: The mercenaries received insufficient supplies as punishment for their behavior on New Canton. Their morale was low and the soldiers discussed about the possibility to join another realm with better handling for their hired guns. Only hard negotiations between the Eagles and the AFFS delivered results: The command would receive their supplies, and the Eagles would conquer Menkalinan. The Capellans, like the Marik forces, had an equal influence over the planetary government. On both sides the militia had a strength of twenty conventional regiments. On the surface of the planet occurred sometimes border clashes, with no significant changes. The FWLM secretly deployed three companies of the 1st Free World Guards on the planet, to conquer it completely. During the march onto the capital, the Davion mercenaries landed and gave the Guards a show of force. The Eagles fought the Capellan militia and the Guards received an order to help the beleaguered CCAF units. The Mariks made a rear area assault and seeded chaos, so the Eagles had to fall back to regroup. But the superior numbers of the invaders secured the victory. The Guards received orders to leave the planet, and without the support of their allies, the Capellan militia had no chance to survive.


Tall TreesEdit

Attackers:4th Deneb Light Cavalry RCT
Defender:Thirty regiments (most of them infantry)
Outcome:The landing went with an attempt of three defending regiments to repel the invaders. The Capellans got pushed aside with only few casualties. The Cavalry got the order to secure the secret research facilities on the planet. The large population was another obstacle during the invasion, and the resistance movement created chaos when ever possible (blowing bridges up, sniper attacks and so on). Ten militia regiments made a desperate attempt to stop the invaders, but the Davions crushed them during the occurring fights. The Cavalry found the facility they were ordered to secure in ruins and the bodies of Death Commandos on site. The troops which secured the facility, died through an unknown virus. The assigned Hazmat Team isolated all ill soldiers for further studies.



Attackers:Gamma and Delta regiments of the Twelfth Vegan Rangers
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The experienced invaders brushed the defenders aside with ease. The mercenaries secured in this progress a cache with spare parts for space vessels.



Attackers:7th Crucis Lancers RCT
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The Lancers broke all resistance with the capture of the political and industrial heart of the planet.


Foot FallEdit

Attackers:5th Crucis Lancers + 6th Crucis Lancers RCTs
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The High Command assigned two commands to the invasion force. They believed the invading forces would engage Warrior house units, but after the landing, the situation showed that there were no defending 'Mech forces. The Lancers secured the planetary capital after one day of battle.



Attackers:33rd Avalon Hussars
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The invading Hussars had no difficulties in securing this breadbasket for the Federated Suns.



Attackers: 1st Crucis Lancers
Defender: Local Militia
Outcome : The only loss during the invasion occurred when a Union DropShip suffered mechanical problems and broke apart in the atmosphere of the planet.



Attackers:1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The light 'Mechs of the Chasseurs beat the experienced desert fighters of the militia and all resistance calmed down.



Attackers:Bell Capellan March Militia RCT
Defender:1st Kearny Highlanders and Local Militia regiments
Outcome: The secret negotiations with the AFFS gave the Highlanders their home planet Northwind, in exchange to stand down in all clashes with AFFS forces. The 1st Kearny then abandoned the planet. The invading Bell Capellan March Militia had no problems with the defending militias.



Attackers:3rd Davion Guards
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The militia was larger than normal, because the planet was important to the CCAF. The defenders did their best to block the invading Guards, but had no chance against one of the best units of the AFFS.


Second TryEdit

Attackers:20th Avalon Hussars
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome: The cold environment was a heavy burden for the invading Hussars. The invading forces needed eight longs weeks to secure the planet for the AFFS.


Wave 5Edit

The overall objective was the same as it had always been, to conquer the Confederation and destroy as many Liao regiments as possible


Attackers:20th Avalon Hussars
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The militia had never a chance for victory.



Attackers:One battalion from the Gamma Regiment of the Twelfth Vegan Rangers
Two regiments of Davion armor and four regiments of infantry
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The defenders had the weather on their side. The climatic conditions of this planet are extreme. The attacking rangers were not ready for such an environment, and the defenders used the quickly changing weather to their advantage. Only with the securing of the Militia-HQ, the mercs had a chance to win. It took several attempts to reach this goal.



Attackers:5th Crucis Lancers.
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The reservists of the local militia was no match for the regular units of the Davions.


New MacaoEdit

Attackers:7th Crucis Lancers
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:The militia got defeated during a brief battle.



Attackers:6th Crucis Lancers
Defender:Local Militia
Outcome:Because of being a harvest ground for new Warriors House aspirants, the common people of this planet were fierce loyal to house Liao. The civilian casualties ran high and the moral of the Lancers ran low, because they had to kill women, and even children, to complete their mission. The defending militia used the volunteers as human shields. In regard of the devastating losses, the government surrendered before another bloodbath to happen.



Attackers:12th Vegan Rangers, Delta regiment and two battalions from Gamma
Three regiments of armor and four regiments of infantry
Defender:Sung's Cuirassiers and many local militia regiments
Outcome:The unit assigned to the Rangers were the best Hazard Teams available, because of rumors of a nerve gas. The Rangers attacked three times during their approach to the planetary capital and the casualties ran high, but the medtechs and mechanics adopted new ways to counter the gas. The defenders blocked the way to the target with barricades. The supporting artillery of the defenders got destroyed through the Rangers air support. When the CCAF saw their chance, they began a charge, but the mercs saw this as a way to win the battle, too. The fight lasted several hours and the mercenaries left six companies of fallen comrades on the field, but the defenders suffered horrendous losses and abandoned the planet.



Attackers:Davion Light Guards] RCT
Defender:First battalion Hurloc's Hussars and First battalion of the 4th Tau Ceti Rangers
Outcome:The defending units stood on two different locations. One part of the Light Guards was tasked with reconnaissance, and the main body attacked the Rangers. The defenders had heavier machines and used this to their advantage, but after the command gained a early success, the superior numbers of the Guards began to count. The Rangers retreated and left the planet to the Davions. The Hussars had not enough support and, after a few days of battle, they surrendered to the Guards.



Attackers:Davion Heavy Guards RCT
Defender:Second battalion of Hurloc's Hussars
Outcome:The command of the Hussars suffered of a bad supply situation. The Guards met no resistance at their landing on planet. The reason for this was a fight between the CCAF defenders, which erupted after a heated discussion. After loosing nineteen 'Mechs, the surviving soldiers surrender without another fight to the Guards.



Attackers:5th Syrtis Fusiliers RCT and two regiments of the Crater Cobras, 2nd regiment of the Screaming Eagles, 15 conventional regiments and as reinforcement the Davion Heavy Guards RCT and the Davion Light Guards RCT
Defender:Sarna Militia and the McCarron's Armored Cavalry (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Regiment)
Outcome:The Davions landed on four drop zones (On Nova and Supernova = Crater Cobras, the 2nd Screaming Eagles = on Blackhole, the 5th Fusiliers = on Pulsar).
The Fusiliers used a higher acceleration rate to land first on the planet. The unit was blinded because they want to avenge their murdered Duke.
The 2nd Battalion faced the 4th MAC and suffered heavy losses. The 3rd tried to get out of the attacks of Capellan aerospace fighters, who strafed their positions, but were soon engaged in battle with the arriving 3rd MAC. The losses on the Davion side run high: 93 mechs destroyed, with 15 salvaged by the MAC. 10 Dropships destroyed and 80 percent of the supporting units got annihilated.
The remaining invasion force landed in one group. Both sides waited the following month who would take the first step. When no reinforcement came, the MAC met the invaders near the dropzone and, after several probing attacks, started a final assault. The Davion high command send badly needed reinforcements. The MAC discovered, that they faced fresh troops, the arriving Davion Heavy and Light Guards, and attempted to flee the battlefield. The retreat to their dropships costed them nearly three full battalions.


Wave 6Edit


Attackers: Davion Heavy Guards
Defender: Local Militia
Outcome:The defending forces had no chance against the invading forces.



Attackers: Davion Light Guards RCT
Defender: Local Militia
Outcome:The fight for this planet was a bloody campaign, because the CO of the defenders was fanatically loyal to Liao and lead his troops into death.



Attackers: 7th Crucis Lancers RCT
Defender: Local Militia
Outcome:An internal fight between equal forces of the local militia left many dead, and the Lancers had nothing to do after their landing.



Attackers: 6th Crucis Lancers RCT
Defender: Kingston's Legionnaires
Outcome:The Lancers secured the water supply for the planetary capital where the Legionnaires waited for them. After fourteen days under the burning sun, the CCAF unit ran out of water and choose to attack the invaders, but the Lancers were ready for the desperate defenders. During the ongoing battle, the CO of the Legionnaires asked for a cease fire, in which they retreated to capellan space.



Attackers: Gamma and Delta regiments of the Twelfth Vegan Rangers and twelve conventional regiments
Defender: 2nd Confederation Reserve Cavalry and twenty veteran tank and infantry regiments
Outcome: The Vegan Rangers landed far out of the site of the cCpellan defenders. The invaders were repeatedly attacked by fighters of the Cavalry. The Rangers headed to the planetary capital only with minor skirmishes. When the mercenaries split their forces in three parts, two smaller ones for flanking maneuvers, and one as the main body, the defenders charged and didn't realise the remaining smaller forces of the Davion invaders. The CO of the Rangers ordered his troops back to close the trap and, after the Capellan commanding officer refused to surrender, the battle for this battalion was over the hard way. The other Cavalry units lifted offworld without another fight.



Attackers: 5th Crucis Lancers RCT
Defender: First battalion of Kamakura's Hussars
Outcome: The Lancers were only ready to meet regular militia, but no large mech force during the landing progress. The invaders had a difficult task to secure the planet without sufficient mech support. The ongoing fight lasted for the next twenty-one days and were too much for the Hussars. They retreated offworld and traveled back to confederation space.


Kathil (counterattack) + Sian (surprise attack)Edit

Attackers: 1st Kathil Uhlans
Defender: Death Commandos
Second battalion of the 4th Tau Ceti Rangers
Warrior House Imarra (on Sian)
Part 1:
Maximillan Liao prepared an ambitious plan. The ComStar interdiction gave the Chancellor the opportunity he needed. The bold plan was to assault Kathil with its jump drive engine manufacturing center. Liao thought without the center and its repair capacities, the AFFS would be affected greatly. He thought it would stop any further invasion, because their JumpShips could get no more needed maintenance. In a next step, the plan had the goal to reconquer all lost territory and to destroy all invading forces in that progress. The high command got information from a spy in the staff of the CCAF, that Hanse Davion gave orders to form a new unit from different parts of regular commands and on planet militia. The 1st Kathil Uhlans were born from the double strength company of the Light Davion Gurads, the survivors of the 5th Syrtis Fusiliers on Sarna and companies of the standing militia.
Tasked with the raid were two experienced, fanatical units: the 2nd battalion of the 4th Tau Ceti Rangers and the Death Commandos. The raiders split in two equal forces. The Commandos lost one company during the first landing phase, and the surviving twenty-four machines got destroyed by a well-arranged ambush of the defenders. The Rangers lost 'Mechs to a minefield and surrendered after a series of attacks, which left only eight machines functional. Morgan Hasek-Davion guaranteed the Rangers save passage back to capellan space, when the spy on Sian would be rescued by a camouflaged Ranger-Dropship.
Part 2:
The Uhlans used the ID of the Rangers to get to Sian. They reported, that they caught Morgan Hasek-Davion. The Chancellor had bold dreams with the Davion prisoner, but during the last phase of the landing, the Dropship fired at the waiting machines of House Imarra. The 'Mechs were only ready for ceremonial duties, and the gas of the missiles burned the newly invented Triple Strength Myomer of the House 'Mechs with ease. The Kathil Uhlans landed and waited long enough for Justin Xiang Allard, the spy, to get to the spaceport and make it save home, back to the Federated Suns. This event was too much for the ruler of the Capellan Confederation and he descended into madness.

NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2

  • Creation of the St. Ives Compact (formerly the St. Ives Commonality) as a buffer state between the Capellan Confederation and Federated Suns

Wave 7Edit

Goal: to gain as much territory as possible before a truce. The following planets surrendered without a fight:

Sarna (continued)Edit


Attackers: 20th Avalon Hussars RCT and the Gamma and Delta regiments of the Twelfth Vegan Rangers
Defenders: A battalion of the 5th Confederation Reserve Cavalry and a battalion of Preston's Lancers
Outcome: The Rangers met the Cavalry in a valley. The defenders made a fighting retreat and lost four lances, before reaching their DropShip and making it offworld. The Lancers made it harder for the invaders to gain their victory. After several successful ambushes, the Hussars used their numerical superiority to secure the planet. After a few days of fighting, only twelve Lancer 'Mechs made it back to Capellan space.



  1. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1 , p.15 + 16
  2. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1 , p. 16
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1 , p. 18
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1 , p. 19
  5. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1 , p. 20 - 21
  6. 6.0 6.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1 , p.22
  7. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 24 - 30
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 32
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1 ,p. 33
  10. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1p. 35
  11. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1p. 36
  12. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1p. 37
  13. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1p. 38-39
  14. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1p. 40
  15. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p. 85
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p. 86
  17. 17.0 17.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p.44
  18. 18.0 18.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p.38
  19. 19.0 19.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p.39
  20. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p.43
  21. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p.42
  22. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p.44-51
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p. 53
  24. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p. 54
  25. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p. 55
  26. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p. 56
  27. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2 p. 60