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

Van Diemen IV
Van Diemen nearby systems (3151)
Van Diemen nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -32.831 : -41.666[e]

Political AffiliationEdit

Planetary HistoryEdit

Succession WarsEdit

Second Succession WarEdit

Van Diemen IV was conquered by the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces in September 2838 while the Free Worlds League was under a communications interdiction imposed by ComStar. The loss of Van Diemen - after a battle that saw five battalions of House Marik troops and a regiment from the Fusiliers of Oriente destroyed - was one of the defeats that led to Captain-General Charles Marik being forced to capitulate to ComStar's terms for ending the interdiction.[15]

Fourth Succession WarEdit

Goaded by requests from Archon Katrina Steiner and First Prince Hanse Davion, and aided by advice from General Ardan Sortek of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, Supreme Lord Pavel Ridzik of the newly-formed Tikonov Free Republic decided to launch an offensive against the Free Worlds League in the second quarter of 3029. Ridzik's offensive targeted four League worlds, one of which was Van Diemen IV. Van Diemen IV became a target when the Free Worlds League Military redeployed away the Marik Guard for a planned offensive against the Lyran Commonwealth; this redeployment prompted Ridzik to send the Fifth Republican BattleMech Regiment to conquer the world, not anticipating any particular problems. The Fifth was a green regiment formed from survivors and cadets, and had more trouble with the invasion than expected because Ridzik and his advisers were unaware that the FWLM had deployed four front-line armored regiments to Van Diemen IV to replace the Marik Guard. Both the League regiments and the Fifth Republican were unfamiliar with the terrain, but the Republicans eventually overwhelmed the tank regiments and seized the planet for the Republic.[45]

Clan InvasionEdit

Operation GUERREROEdit

Van Diemen IV was invaded in the Free Worlds League's first wave of Operation Guerrero by the Tenth and Twenty-third Marik Militia, the Third Oriente Hussars and the First Sirian Lancers. The defending FedCom forces held out until Free Worlds League Military reinforcements arrived.[46]

The JihadEdit

The Word of Blake attacked Van Diemen IV in September 3069, breaking the 3rd Oriente Hussars as they did so.[35] Having been occupied by the Word of Blake, Van Dieman IV was targeted for liberation by the allied coalition assembled by Devlin Stone; coalition forces assaulted Van Dieman IV on the 1st of July 3076 as one of four planetary assaults on Protectorate worlds that took place simultaneously, with the other strikes targeting the Al Na'ir, Rio, and Rochelle systems.[47][48]

Military DeploymentEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Tikonov Free Republic invasion of Van Diemen IV during the Fourth Succession War has been dated to June 3030 based on the detail given of the timings of the Republican offensive against Wasat in NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2[57] as the four planetary assaults appear to have been launched concurrently.

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 80 systems (79 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Talitha 7.1 Tabit 13.3 Wasat 18.3 Hall 19.0
Irian 20.1 Acubens 21.4 Connaught 21.5 Hechnar 22.3
Blue Sava 25.2 Castor 26.1 Pollux 26.1 Devil's Rock 26.6
New Dallas 27.5 Mandal 28.0 Pliska 28.5 Outreach 30.5
Bordon 31.4 Graham 32.6 Miaplacidus 33.4 Alphard 34.2
Carver 34.5 Oliver 34.7 Berenson 35.1 Nathan 35.2
Chisholm 35.6 Zosma 35.8 Augustine 36.8 Marcus 36.9
Xi Ursae Majoris 37.9 Hamilton 39.7 Callison 39.9 Denebola 40.4
Remulac 40.4 Hsien 40.5 Capolla 40.8 Brownsville 41.1
Procyon 41.3 Zavijava 41.4 Tall Trees 41.9 Afleir 42.9
Elbing 43.7 Menkalinan 43.8 Dieudonné 45.2 Sirius 45.4
Dubhe 45.6 Saiph 45.8 Savannah 47.1 Avellaneda 47.6
Keid 47.8 Wyatt 47.9 Lipton 48.1 Kristiandsund 48.1
Chara 48.2 Tau Ceti 49.2 Myrvoll 49.3 Chertan 49.3
New Home 49.4 Belluevue 50.4 Thorin 50.5 New Canton 51.6
Wing 52.4 Sol 53.0 Rigil Kentarus 53.4 Bryant 54.1
Bernardo 54.2 Milton 54.5 Epsilon Eridani 55.1 Alchiba 55.7
Bonaire 55.9 Terra Firma 55.9 Nanking 56.5 Alhena 56.6
Haddings 56.7 Muphrid 57.1 Zurich 57.2 Aquileia 57.3
Marik 57.6 Phecda 57.8 Catroxx 58.3 Zollikofen 61.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Capellan Confederation Foundation - [2366] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation 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. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 33, "At War With ComStar"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. vii, "Free Worlds League Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 81, "Republican Offensive"
  22. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 94, "End Of The War"
  23. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  36. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  37. Field Report: Clans, p. 29, "Terran Corridor/Clans Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  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. Shattered Fortress, p. 103
  45. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 80, "Free Worlds League Front"
  46. Shattered Sphere, p. 74, "Operation Guerrero, First Wave"
  47. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  48. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  49. 49.0 49.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  50. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  51. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
  52. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  53. Objective Raids, p. 18, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  54. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 114, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  55. Field Manual: Updates, p. 161, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  56. Field Manual: 3145, p. 116, "Free Worlds League and Non-Affiliates Military Forces"
  57. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 84, "Wasat"

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