March 3025

LEAGUE – COMMONWEALTH FRONT

The offensive on the League front seemed to have been designed to push across the Cavanaugh and Ford Theatre borders on a broad front as well as target the Provincial Capital of Bolan.

The initial FWLM strikes appeared to have a two four timetable for completion, however, several worlds have been taken already, including Pecander, Dixie, Loric and Giausar.

FWLM forces are also battling the LCAF on Poulsbo, Bolan and Ford. The loss of any three of these worlds will result in a general advance into the Bolan Province by the FWLM.

CURRENT BATTLES

Battles are currently underway on the worlds of Poulsbo, Bolan and Ford.

The fighting on Bolan has been hard, but the forces there have held up well so far. Despite this, unless heavy reinforcements are soon sent, the world will be in real danger of falling.

Poulsbo has been a light on a dark front, with the mercenary group Narhal’s Raiders, showing the way for the line units and making a grand example of themselves to the other force on world and across the front. Still, additional forces may well be needed if the FWLM directs more forces to Poulsbo from Pecander.

Ford is looking like it may well be a disaster in the making. Although there are not many supplies on world, the loss of ford will create many issue along the front, as well as releasing the FWLM units on world for operations elsewhere.

CONCLUSIONS

The FWLM offensive has seen moderate success so far, with the potential for greater success to come, however, the threat of heavy LCAF counter-attack should curb any greater gains they may wish for and allow for the reacquisition of lost worlds.

LYRAN – COMBINE FRONT

The offensive on the Combine front seemed to have been designed to isolate, but not strike at Tamar, however, an LCAF miscalculation, saw the Commonwealth withdraw many of the defenders and open the world up for a large assault.

The initial DCMS strikes appeared to have a two month timetable for completion, but as yet only two of our worlds have fallen, due to the LCAF reinforcing from Tamar. However, out current deployments mean that less resistance will be encountered on second wave targets.

DCMS forces have been withdrawn from the first wave target of Laurent and sent to Severn, however, Laurent and other worlds will soon come under renewed assault as forces from Kobe, Tamar and Severn become available.

CURRENT BATTLES

Battles are currently underway on the worlds of Severn, Tamar and Suk II.

The fighting on Tamar will likely last through to June, with LCAF forces refusing to surrender and several units on nearby Skokie, Laurent and Vulcan available for reinforcement of the world. However, the DCMS units on Tamar hold a huge advantage and will likely not be in danger of defeat, even if the LCAF reinforces.

Suk II is all but taken, with the conventional and aerospace DCMS forces there soon to have victory. Should the LCAF move forces up the front, additional DCMS Mech units near Orestes can move in support. The units on Suk II will have to remain on world to garrison it and will likely need support from additional conventional units to ensure the world’s pacification.

Severn has become a huge battle, but the DCMS currently holds the advantage, however, with some LCAF reinforcements available, consideration to routing at least one Mech Regiment and it support forces from other areas may be a wise move.

CONCLUSIONS

The DCMS offensive has seen moderate success so far, with the potential for greater success to come, however, the threat of heavy LCAF counter-attack should curb any greater gains they may wish for and allow for the reacquisition of lost worlds.

COMBINE – FEDSUNS FRONT

The offensive on the FedSuns front was designed to isolate, cut of and reduce the Galtor Thumb in order to draw AFFS forces into combat in the area and damage them, thus preventing their use in the Terran Corridor.

The initial strikes were expected to take three months to complete, but as yet only two of the initial targets have been taken, due to the AFFS reinforcing from both the Draconis and Crucis Marches. However, this means that less resistance will be encountered on second wave targets.

The DCMS has taken Bennett III, Glenmora and Harrow’s Sun, freeing up additional forces for use on the major battles of Marduk and Deshler, or for use in hitting other targets.

CURRENT BATTLES

Battles are currently underway on the worlds of Deshler, Marduk, Eldiere IV and New Aberdeen.

The fighting on Deshler, led by the indomitable Wolf’s Dragoons, will likely last through to May, with AFFS forces on world consisting of Davion Guards RCT’s. However, the DCMS units on Deshler hold a huge advantage and will likely not be in danger of defeat, even if the AFFS reinforces.

Marduk is a hard fight, but should fall, as the DCMS has managed to gain a strong position on world. Marduk will likely be the last major target to fall, as the AFFS forces have been well led and supported here.

Eldiere IV, New Aberdeen and Bergman’s Planet were his be the DCMS in February, with limited but sufficient force. As the AFFS retreated of Glenmora, it sent units to all three world gaining a large advantage on two and driving us off Bergman’s Planet with heavy losses. However, our own forces from Glenmora will be able to re-establish dominance on those worlds. It must also be realised that AFFS forces on these worlds may jump out in April and all DCMS units must be made ready for battles in space above these worlds.

CONCLUSIONS

Operation SHIRO has seen moderate success so far, with the potential for greater success to come, however, the threat of heavy AFFS counter-attack should not only be expected, but encouraged, as the focus of SHIRO was always to draw in LCAF troops to prevent their use in the Terran region

FEDSUNS – CAPELLAN FRONT

The fighting on the Capellan front of the Federated Suns has seen the Confederation gain more worlds in three months, than it has in over a century of warfare. The alliance with the Free Worlds League, though destined not to last indefinitely, has allowed a concentration of force that Capellan commanders have always dreamed of. Nevertheless, the strength of the AFFS and its greater transport capacity has allowed the Federated Suns to score some notable victories and severely damage several of the Confederation’s best formations.

That all said, the fact remains that the Ziliang salient is currently collapsing, with the Kittery Salient looking likely to follow it over the next few months into Capellan hands. What is worse for the Federated Suns was the fall of Northwind and the potential severing of their connection to their Lyran allies through the Terran Corridor.

CURRENT BATTLES

Battles are currently underway on the worlds of Necromo, Beid, Sirdar, Tybalt and Jonzac, with the CCAF expected to hit additional targets in April.

The fighting on Necromo, although limited to Davion supported militia, was enough to handily unbalance the defending CCAF forces and cause some consternation amongst the CCAF high command. If Davion is able to cause such trouble so quickly, the rear areas of the Confederation may well be wide open to a high degree of destabilisation.

Beid is now one of the two focal battle of the front, with the AFFS forces, led by the elite 7th Crucis Lancers RCT, dealing heavy damage to the Capellan forces in March and stabilising the situation on world. However, the loss of Alcyone will likely see the CCAF drop additional forces on world to recover the situation.

Sirdar is also becoming the key to the Capellan right flank, as it capture will leave the Ziliang Salient and world across to Taygeta and Ridgebrook open to assault. The AFFS is in a deteriorating situation on world and will need to soon decide whether to reinforce or retreat from the world.

Tybalt looked to be an easy conquest, like Ronel, but quick Capellan reactions have saved the world. It is not clear if the AFFS will withdraw the Crater Cobras or send in additional forces, but another victory here will allow the AFFS some latitude in operation in the Terran region.

Jonzac, part of the Ziliang Salient should fall in April, as the unsupported Militia on world do not have any hope of support and there are many Capellan Regiments moving down the Salient towards the world.

CONCLUSIONS

The CCAF could well snatch at least 10 more worlds by June, possibly more, as the Federated suns reals under a two, now possibly three front war. The potential of the Taurians to get acquisitive along their border became a strong possibility when the abandoned world of Merlin was absorbed into the Concordat in March. As such, the Federated Suns faces a long hard road for the foreseeable future.

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