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Spica

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

Spica
Spica neighboring systems
Spica neighboring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 92.538 : -237.625[e]

Political AffiliationEdit

Planetary HistoryEdit

The JihadEdit

Spica was one of ten worlds assaulted by the CCAF during the third week of March 3069, a wave of attacks that formed a part of Operation THUNDERSTRIKE, the Capellan counteroffensive against the Capellan March in defiance of Duke George Hasek's campaign Operation SOVEREIGN JUSTICE.[44] Word of Blake forces from the nearby world of Kittery conquered Spica in the first week of November 3069.[33]

In March 3069 the mercenary unit known as the Federated Freemen were attempting to rebuild on Spica following heavy damage taken during SOVEREIGN JUSTICE when the Capellan First Janissary Brigade assaulted Spica. Colonel Xavier Pelt of the Freemen tried several feints to disrupt the Janissary Brigade, to no avail; with complete aerial supremacy, the Janissaries continually ground the Freemen down while launching devastating low-level attacks with VTOLs and Mechbusters. Colonel Pelt was killed on the 30th of April, at which point the surviving elements of the Freemen - some two mixed companies of combat vehicles and BattleMechs - negotiated a peaceful withdrawal, leaving hundreds of tons of 'Mech salvage behind.[32]

In 3069, elements of the 41st Shadow Division augmented by elements of the 13th Division captured Spica, both masquerading as elements of the "House Liao" offensive. The Avatars raides a Protectorate Militia in planet and then retreated to Kittery.[45]

In 3071 AMC affiliated units (the Wild Geese and the 13th Stalking Horse) were battered while attacking Spica by the Protectorate Militia Unit.[46]

The Dark AgeEdit

Spica was garrisoned by the Eighth Avalon Hussars LCT in 3104 when an attack was launched against the Hussars by the Third McCarron's Armored Cavalry. Knowing that they couldn't win a direct engagement with the Third, the Hussars instead planned and executed an ambush on the Third that saw the Eighth's 'Mechs used as bait. Commanded directly by General Stasi Ivanova, the Eighth's Mechs led the Third into a valley while the Hussars' hovertanks harassed the Armored Cavalry. When the Third's vanguard entered the valley it came under sustained fire from a company of Destrier Seige Vehicles assigned to the Hussars and was swiftly destroyed; the Hussars then counterattacked while the Ballista trailers attached to the Destriers launched missile artillery at the Third, and the Third was driven offworld.[39]

Military DeploymentEdit

NotesEdit

It was confirmed by the Line Developers that the maps used in many of the Handbooks are in error or are misleading, and that Spica was a contested world between 3025-3029, and has been a Federated Suns possession since.

Spica is disputed in 3025-3029. It's Feddie since, it's just the maps are misleading.

The "CC" units on Spica in FM:U are all traitors terrorists being funded by the Haseks, as Free Capella.


  — Øystein, Catalyst Game Labs Ask The Writers Forum

Nearby SystemsEdit

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
St. Loris 5.14 Kittery 17.33 Tantara 17.75 Gurnet 18.25
Maladar 19.32 Weekapaug 19.67 Mentasta 21.90 Ambergrist 22.06
Indicass 23.36 Denbar 23.86 Quimberton 24.45 St. Ives 29.22
Taga 30.74 Beid 32.94 Uravan 33.01 Warlock 34.53
Vestallas 34.75 Armaxa 35.03 Ziliang 36.19 Milos 37.37
Shoreham 37.40 Hustaing 38.67 Purvo 39.43 Texlos 39.65
Weatogue 39.87 Brighton 39.94 Tallin 40.42 Immenstadt 42.00
Haappajarvi 45.22 Royalston 46.61 Velhas 47.65 Ikast 47.77
Teng 49.61 Decus 50.51 Necromo 50.65 Hadnall 51.26
Capricorn III 51.88 Corella 51.94 Gei-Fu 52.44 Daniels 52.59
Harloc 52.82 Redfield 54.12 Relevow 54.64 New Westin 54.95
Nashuar 55.04 Alcyone 55.18 Overton 55.50 Manapire 56.73
Kafr Silim 57.27 Sendalor 57.43 Homestead 58.11 Monhegan 58.97

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns 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. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion 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 Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. 32.0 32.1 Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 52, "Federated Freemen"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 140, "13th Division loses control of Spica to Devlin Stone's forces becoming part of the Kittery Prefecture by 3073."
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  36. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 28, "Destrier Siege Vehicle"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  42. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  43. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  44. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  45. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents), p. 95 - "13th Division unit history" - birth to reduced raiding force in Liao space by 3073
  46. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 14
  47. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  48. 48.0 48.1 Shattered Sphere, p. 31, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  49. 49.0 49.1 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 120, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  50. 50.0 50.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 34, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  51. Field Manual: Updates, p. 138 - "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  52. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [17/05/3071]: "AMC Stragglers Shattered on Spica"
  53. Field Manual: 3085, p. 70, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"

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