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Tsingtao

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

Tsingtao
Tsingtao nearby systems (3151)
Tsingtao nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 93.311 : -155.163[e]

Political AffiliationEdit


TsingtaoEdit

Tsingtao
Geophysical
Infrastructure
Capital Tsing City[21]

Planetary HistoryEdit

Fourth Succession WarEdit

Following the lull in major offensives in early 3029, a number of new offensives began as the Fourth Succession War entered its second year. The AFFS forces on the Capellan front did their best to rest and resupply during the lull, anticipating a return to combat operations; orders for the fifth wave of Operation RAT were received in late April, and large-scale invasions of the Capellan Confederation began again.[34] Stripped of JumpShips to form a command chain for Operation INTRUDERS COMMUNION, few of the front-line forces within the Sarna Commonality were able to respond to the fresh wave of attacks.[15] The AFFS deployed the Davion Heavy Guards RCT to capture Tsingtao, which was defended by the Second Battalion of Hurloc's Hussars and a number of poorly-equipped militia regiments.[35]

Major George Hartzig, the Hussars' battalion commander, knew that there was no way his battalion could directly challenge the Heavy Guards RCT, so he elected to shadow the Guards as they moved from their landings on the eastern coast of Tsingtao's main continent. The Guards moved westwards, into the Hevson Hills, capturing both of the Hussars' transport DropShips in the first few days after their landings and making good time towards the planetary capital city, Tsing City. With little he could do to stop the Guards, Hartzig favored surrendering, as did most of his officers, but a number within the Hussars were violently opposed to the idea of surrendering. The disagreement erupted into open combat between elements of the Hussars in what became known as the Battle of Traitor's Grove, with nineteen Hussars 'Mechs being destroyed before Hartzig's faction was victorious. After the Battle, the surviving members of the Hussars negotiated an equitable surrender for both themeselves and the militia units that had survived the Guards' campaign.[35]

The JihadEdit

Tsingtao was one of the worlds hit during Duke George Hasek's Operation SOVEREIGN JUSTICE in 3068. Captured with little resistance by the 59th Strike Regiment of the Illician Lancers, as the Capellan Confederation began a counterattack Vong's Grenadiers landed on Tsingtao and established a beachhead from which General Bradley and the 59th Strike couldn't displace them. The Grenadiers then locked the Illician Lancers forces into a war of attrition. With both commands reduced to half-strength through the constant fighting, the AFFS supply lines to Tsingtao dried up, leaving the 59th with little choice but to retreat to Redfield, leaving Tsingtao in Capellan hands once more.[36]

Military DeploymentEdit

3025Edit

3029Edit

3050Edit

3054Edit

  • Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards RCT[39]

3057Edit

3063Edit

3079Edit

- At this point in time, the 3rd Confederation Reserve Cavalry were deployed across Tsingtao, Ares and Capricorn III. The 3rd was at 75% of full strength, with 85% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Planetary LocationsEdit

  • Burlington: [21]
  • Cairo: The site of a major oil refinery.[21]
  • Dalian:[21]
  • Fairmont:[42][21]
  • Tsing City: Capital city[21]

Industrial CentersEdit

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 68 systems (68 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Lhasa 9.9 Kek 11.9 Heligoland 12.4 Truth 15.6
Remshield 15.8 Ares 18.9 Cammal 20.6 Kaifeng 21.7
Minnacora 22.3 Vintru 23.4 Aosia 23.8 Matsu 24.2
Lee 24.6 Staffin 26.1 New Sagan 26.2 Moravian 27.7
Mandate 29.4 Menkib 31.7 Capricorn 31.7 Sakhalin 34.3
Necromo 34.6 Gahral 34.7 New Macao 36.4 Highspire 36.6
Monhegan 36.8 Randar 37.7 Zaurak 37.9 Plataea 38.2
Sarna 38.3 Hurgh 39.1 Gallitzin 39.1 Perkasie 39.2
Relevow 40.3 Sarmaxa 40.9 Alto 41.2 New Athens 42.0
No Return 43.1 Oli 43.4 Undra 44.0 Lacadon 44.9
Foot Fall 45.3 Shipka 46.4 Wei 46.5 Bell 46.6
Ilmar 47.1 Nashuar 47.1 Brighton 47.4 Quemoy 49.0
Aer 50.1 Acala 51.2 Daniels 51.8 Armaxa 52.3
Palos 52.4 Taga 52.4 Achilles 53.7 Axton 53.9
Andro 54.4 Bora 54.6 Bethel 55.5 Alcyone 55.9
Gei-Fu 56.6 Orbisonia 56.9 Bahl's Retreat 57.1 Ashkum 57.1
Dowles 57.4 Capella 57.7 Foochow 57.8 Ulan Bator 59.5

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. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  13. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 38, "Fifth Wave"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 Legacy anthology - The Third Pillar
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  27. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  34. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 38, "Capellan Front"
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 40, "Tsingtao"
  36. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 73, "Illician Lancers"
  37. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 106, "Unit Deployment Table"
  38. 20 Year Update, p. 23, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  39. Objective Raids, p. 17 - "FedCom Deployment Table"
  40. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  41. Field Report: CCAF, p. 11, "Confederation Reserve Cavalry Regimental Status"
  42. 42.0 42.1 BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [08/07/3068]: "Davion Troops Pillage WMD Cemetery on Tsingtao"
  43. Total Chaos, pp. 61-62 "GOLDEN GOOSE"

BibliographyEdit