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[3039] Cartago was not originally included in the list of targets that Kanrei Kurita approved for Operation Orochi, but as the counter-invasion progressed, it became obvious that Prince Davion was not yet willing to put an end to the war. Kurita’s war planners were not willing to give up just yet, though. They proposed that perhaps a wider base of targets just might convince Prince Davion that New Avalon was the ultimate goal of the counter-invasion and thus force him to call off his own invasion. The invasion of Cartago didn’t quite have that effect, but the fact that Davion ultimately recalled his units is all that mattered to Kurita.

The only significant problem with targeting Cartago was the fact that the DCMS didn’t have any “extra” ’Mech units that it could task to strike at the world. The great majority of the Combine military had been mobilized to respond to the “Davion aggression” and given combat assignments. Other than the Ghost and Ryuken regiments already involved in Operation OROCHI, along with what mercenary units Tai-sa Tomoe Sakade could hire on Le Blanc, the only “uncommitted” units anywhere close to Cartago were those assigned to the defense of Proserpina. And while Kurita had instructed his generals to “damn the defensive lines” and mobilize everything along the front, even he couldn’t go so far as to leave the important world of Proserpina undefended.

Nevertheless, there were no other units available, and so Kanrei Kurita authorized the Ninth Benjamin Regulars — the only ’Mech unit remaining on Proserpina — to detach a battalion of volunteers for a strike at Cartago. Chu-sa Hohijo Bradbury had no shortage of volunteers, and left Proserpina in late August, grounding on 21 September. Just as on Breed, these Combine MechWarriors remained on the move and often reorganized, making Cartago’s defenders — three conventional infantry and light armor regiments left behind when the Clovis DMM left to respond to the Ryuken strike on Clovis — believe there was an entire ’Mech regiment on the world. Chu-sa Bradbury’s ’Mechs struck what few military targets they could find, stealing away with consumable supplies enough to keep a full regiment fighting for a month, and likewise struck at significant communications, industrial and commerce targets before they left a week later.

The frantic battle reports from Cartago’s people, along with unconfirmed sightings of Combine ships in the Johnsondale and Barstow Systems were convincing enough to the AFFS High Command that the DCMS could be following a second axis of attack, aimed right at New Avalon. In reality, Bradbury’s volunteers returned to Proserpina, their jobs done.

System Info:

  • System Name: Cartago
  • Coordinates: 141.09, -10.17

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 FS
2750 FS
3025 FS
3030 FS
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 FC
3062 FC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Federated Suns
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3081-12-25 Federated Suns

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Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Avawatz 166.39 -29.73 2
Barstow 172.13 -41.21 2
Caselton 117.36 -35.99 2
Clovis 181.78 3.13 2
Cylene 106.93 25.30 2
David 140.57 19.30 1
Edwards 133.27 -32.60 1
Elbar 127.79 -8.08 1
Exeter 190.12 -8.08 2
Fellanin II 133.27 33.12 2
Goderich 145.79 -49.81 2
Johnsondale 162.22 -23.21 1  
Kentares IV 150.74 -13.30 1
Klathandu IV 176.82 31.82 2
Logandale 144.48 -36.25 1
Mallory's World 112.40 6.00 2
Mara 122.84 8.87 1
Markab 98.58 23.47 2
Marlette 155.96 -44.86 2
Mirach 109.80 -27.12 2
New Rhodes III 103.28 -15.91 2
Olancha 168.74 -6.52 1
Proserpina 161.17 34.16 2  
Raman 163.00 9.39 1
Rio 96.24 -28.95 2
Ronel 96.50 -2.61 2
Rosamond 180.21 -33.90 2
Sadalbari 139.01 43.29 2
Sanilac 148.66 -59.46 2
Schedar 118.92 -21.39 1  
Sonnia 124.66 -42.25 2
Tawas 136.92 -56.33 2
Tikonov 103.80 -42.51 2  
Tybalt 90.76 -20.60 2
Xhosa VII 175.52 14.60 2

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