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An SI in the Concordat - GhostRider's Revenants (Battletech CYOA)Rev.2

Blade4

Apathetic Marine
Hm not a good death perhaps but still far better than canon where he was disgraced and remembered as a madman. SunTzu must be perplexed that his diplo scheme fell through with other powers not even interested. Probable be a spiteful asshole about it later now that he knows these tools wont work willing for him. Though his predation on Andurian might well mean he is to busy "peace keeping" more systems there to do much though that dead spy is very concerning but who knows who they actually worked with but my gut says they best be careful or yards might suffer a accident perhaps even a nuclear one and would not be surprised the Capellans start building Taurian knockoffs...

And sucks to be clans and welcome to the rice fields motherfuckers. The Weir is more a eh. By the time they can fix it sinking vast sums of resources it might be a obsolete platform and one that sucks more treasure than it provides defense. But we shall see. They could radically change it.

I would have just switched armors and been done with it. Switching to using only one type for naval is a short term high expense that levels out. Better than having to refit a ship yet again just for armor. Also think you mean" start to build the Block II." And "helping the Magistracy expand the shipyards".
 

Paulo Brito

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Hm not a good death perhaps but still far better than canon where he was disgraced and remembered as a madman. SunTzu must be perplexed that his diplo scheme fell through with other powers not even interested. Probable be a spiteful asshole about it later now that he knows these tools wont work willing for him. Though his predation on Andurian might well mean he is to busy "peace keeping" more systems there to do much though that dead spy is very concerning but who knows who they actually worked with but my gut says they best be careful or yards might suffer a accident perhaps even a nuclear one and would not be surprised the Capellans start building Taurian knockoffs...

And sucks to be clans and welcome to the rice fields motherfuckers. The Weir is more a eh. By the time they can fix it sinking vast sums of resources it might be a obsolete platform and one that sucks more treasure than it provides defense. But we shall see. They could radically change it.

I would have just switched armors and been done with it. Switching to using only one type for naval is a short term high expense that levels out. Better than having to refit a ship yet again just for armor. Also think you mean" start to build the Block II." And "helping the Magistracy expand the shipyards".
If the MAF does the same thing the EDF does to the Farragut, the Weir (AKA, trade some cargo space for a lot of anti-ASF / anti-missile weapons) can turn into a scary MoF. At this time nobody knows who penetrate the Taurians. Capellans / Sun Tzu been his normal self.
 

Blade4

Apathetic Marine
If the MAF does the same thing the EDF does to the Farragut, the Weir (AKA, trade some cargo space for a lot of anti-ASF / anti-missile weapons) can turn into a scary MoF. At this time nobody knows who penetrate the Taurians. Capellans / Sun Tzu been his normal self.
Well like a lot of League ships if you dropped a few thousand tons of cargo you can make some fuck off terrifying shit. Fun might be if clans ever find out about the Weir and send forces demanding information. Though not knowing who penetrated them is going to keep a lot of people up at night worrying.

See what Sun-Tzu does but he is a bastard who is going to bastard and will be hilarious to see him overreach eventually. Those mercs who switched sides basically just scuttled their careers because no one sane will ever trust them again and the Cappies are just making themselves targets for when the other powers can turn their forces back their way.
 
Chapter 100 New

Paulo Brito

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In Luthien, discussions regarding the next step to take led to the conclusion that it was best at the moment to concentrate offensive operations against the Smoke Jaguars. Not only had the IlKhan been one of them, but they had also been the Clan that had led the invasion - at least in the Draconis Combine.


It was decided to attack 3 systems, systems that the infiltrated forces had reported were not protected by WarShips and the local defenses were about a Cluster of front line forces strong, already worn down by constant guerrilla and commando attacks.






Jeannete


Defender - Fourth Jaguar Dragoons


Attacker - 5th Taurian Guards, 10th Ghost Regiment, Ryuken-yon and the ex-TCS Ajax, now the DCS Benjamin






Easy victory, not only were the Smoke Jaguars tired and under-resourced due to constant attacks by guerrillas and the various infiltrated DEST teams, but their immense aggressiveness led them to a suicidal frontal assault on the invading forces, pathing the way for their destruction within hours.






Chupadero


Defender - 214th Jaguar Dragoons


Attacker - 2nd Taurian Guards, 7th Ghost Regiment, Ryuken-Go and the ex-TCS Jerome (Pinto class), now the DCS An Ting






Unlike the 4th Jaguar Dragoons, the 214th was more careful and tactically flexible (for a Smoke Jaguar unit), which led that it was only 15 days later the system was considered safe, meaning casualties were also higher.






Jeronimo


Defender - 3rd Jaguar Cavaliers, Nu Galaxy, the CSJ Korat (Liberator Class ) and the CSJ Lioness (York Carrier Class)


Attacker - 3rd Taurian Guards, 6th Ghost, Ryuken-San and the TCS Detroit (Concordat Carrier Class)






By a fluke of bad luck, two days before the invading force arrival, Nu Galaxy escorted by 2 WarShips had appeared in the system. The DEST cell operating the black box that maintained communications with the outside was destroyed, leading to the reinforcements not being reported.


Note - unlike OTL, Nu Galaxy has been reconfigured as a front-line unit, with the most modern equipment the Smoke Jaguars were producing at this time, and was composed of the latest generation of Trueborns that the sibkos had trained.






To further make things worst, the Kuritan and Taurian forces emerged right on top of the Smoke Jaguars' WarShips, with no way to escape.


The Detroit only managed to launch about half of its ASFs before the combined fire of the Korat and the Lioness destroyed it.


Adding to the difficulties, these Clan WarShips had good defenses against ASFs, and a higher number of ASFs than usual. The first wave of ASFs, could only do limited damage to both WarShips, which by now were beginning to pound down the DropShips that were speeding at full power towards Jeronimo, trying to escape.


Only the use of all the ASFs of the 3 regiments, and the fact that the 3rd Taurian Guards carried nuclear weapons , allowed both WarShips to be destroyed, although 2 Lee (Taurian), 3 Overlord and 1 Triumph (Kurita) were destroyed, as well as a considerable part of the ASF component of the 3 regiments.


While these new classes of Warships (both the Liberator and York classes being post-SL Clan designs, not previously seen in the Inner Sphere until now)had considerable anti-ASF weaponry, they still lacked dedicated AMS systems, making them vulnerable to Alamos salvos.






Unaware that a Galaxy was present on the planet, the attacking forces decided to continue the mission to liberate Jeronimo in spite of the losses suffered, that amounted to 4 ’Mech battalions and 2 vehicle battalions, during the run towards the planet.


Unfortunately, when they landed, they were confronted by the full might of the Nu Galaxy, 3 brand new, fully equipped, front-line Clan Clusters, reinforced by the Cavaliers (Cluster size force), all the while with the Clans enjoying a comfortable superiority in ASFs, which was a total reversal of the usual situation


A week later, one of the Mriya arrived at Jeanette, making use of its LF, with news of the disaster, prompting a quick rescue force including the WarShip present (the DCS Benjamin, Ajax class Destroyer) and the 5th​ Taurian Guards (that used Mriya JumpShips with LF) to be launched. During this time, the forces on the planet were trying to survive, executing a continuous running battle, and denying, if possible, the decisive battle the Jaguars wanted so badly. While they had lost much of their ASFs, they still had many of the Flak/SAM units, thus negating partially the Clan air superiority, even if that meant they had to concentrate some of their forces, making them vulnerable to ground forces.






When the relief forces arrived, the plan was only to extract the allied forces. However since the majority of the Smoke Jaguars had decided to press on their attack after the detection of the incoming forces, with the hope that they could destroy the survivors before having to face a new battle, they offered an easy target for orbital bombardments before being finished with a daring combat drop of the Taurian brigade on top of those still fighting the allied forces. Around one battalion strong was rescued just before collapsing, the only remains from two DCMS regiments and a Taurian brigade (equivalent to a full RCT).


The few forces that dispersed, were later tracked and destroyed, thanks to the use of the Taurian high altitude drones with neutrino emission detectors, that were able to find even the most well hidden units, as long as they had their Fusion reactor activated. Unfortunately for the Clanners, they didn’t have much experience in ‘going underground’ and two weeks later the planet was declared safe.






Note.: The Taurian high altitude drone with passive neutrino sensors was already shown in chapter 68 - first used against the Wolf’s Dragoons (in training).






In the last quarter of 3057, the infiltrated DEST teams started to report that Clan Ghost Bear and Clan Hell Horses units were invading worlds that until now were under control of the Smoke Jaguars. By the end of the year, no force of the Smoke Jaguars could be found on the worlds where the Draconis Combine had eyes on.


Only much later was it learned that because of the severe losses this Clan suffered (3 Galaxies in Luthien, another in Jeronimo and enough front-line Clusters to amount for another Galaxy), the death of the IlKhan and the Khan, the other Clans, sensing a weakness, decided to take advantage of it. By February 3058, the Smoke Jaguars were no more, having been absorbed/destroyed by the other Clans.
 

Blade4

Apathetic Marine
Painful loses but frankly the clans can afford them less. They warship losses are something they can only replace by activating more units from a limited mothball caches and those lost units? Well it would have been better if they been lost against other clans fighting the absorption. Still the clans dont have them either so the Jaguars are functionally a straight loss with the warrior caste die fighting and the lower castes mostly useless because of the warriors antics.

And the real repercussion is a major clan is dead.

The invasion is not just fun anymore it is deadly serious. The invading clans are winning great "honor" and resources but they fuck up they die either by the houses hands or their own kin and that will cause some major stress.
 

Paulo Brito

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The clans at this time have much less warship (and jumpship) construction capability than the IS - heck, even less than the taurians alone.
And part of that capability is tied to refiting old warships from the SLDF times.
On top of that already exist a clear division between invading clans and clans that stayed home. The chaos about the election (or not) of a new IlKhan is a good example of that.
 

Blade4

Apathetic Marine
Societies based around tiny numbers of gladiators do not make great industrial anything. They can produce them but they dont use warships much and still have caches to play with for now but those will empty fast if they are in actual combat. The divide should not be that big yet since the initial invasion is still happening but the home clans are just looking for a excuse and the invaders have to balance everything against that risk. Any clan warrior with a brain will look at the Jaguars and wonder if they are next if they run into a catastrophic loss or several grinding battles.
 

Paulo Brito

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The Home clans want the election of the IlKhan to be in Strana Mechty, the Invading clans don't want to send their Khans (and all the blood named warriors) on a long voyage, during the actual conflict.
The Home clans 'loved' to capture the SJ holdings and assets, taking on one of the invading clans - one particularly detested.
Some divisions already exist.
 

Blade4

Apathetic Marine
Going home in canon was fucking stupid and should have cost them ever captured world or at least gave the houses time to build a defensive wall the clans would have bleed hard breaking and i bet they did love fighting the jaguars as they died screaming taking as many as they could with them but then as hated as they should have been a lot of old grudges got settled as well.
 
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