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[2582] With the moment of the Reunification War against the Outworlds Alliance beginning to slow, the conduct of its troops began to worsen, with Kuritan warriors taking out their frustrations on the local populations. Matters were not helped by the brutal military governor General Forlough. By winter 2581, the ranks of the Alliance militia had swollen to thousands of individuals who wanted nothing more than to pay back the invaders in their kind.

The first to feel the effects of this new patriotic zeal were the troopers of the 37th Brigade of the 5th Corps, who landed on Haynesville in February 2582. After securing the planets water purification plant, the 37th was suddenly surrounded by hordes of militiamen under the command of Captain Joshua March. A senior officer in Pitcairn's Legion, March had spent the winter months training his charges in anti-'Mech warfare. With mortars and missile launchers, March's group managed to prevent the 37th from expanding its foothold on the planet.

In March 2582, the arrival of the Pitcairn Legion on Haynesville sealed the fate of the 37th. March pressed his advantage by launching a series of attacks to simulate a larger force than he actually had. Though a gamble, His bluff worked. With Brigade losses approaching 25% by the end of the month, with available stores running low, and with no chance of acquiring food from the locals, Brigade Commander Thomas Sexton was convinced that he faced overwhelming odds. Under a flag of truce, he began negotiations with March's representatives. Forty-eight hours later, a scant two days before a relief force headed by Forlough himself arrived on the scene, Sexton capitulated to his Haynesville opponents.

Quickly loading up all the captured 'Mechs and munitions that he could, March departed Haynesville three hours ahead of the arrival of Forlough's advance scouts, leaving Sexton and the now-unarmed 37th to their fate. (Forlough later tried and executed Sexton for his "cowardice under fire.") News of Sexton's surrender sent ripples throughout the Periphery. For the first time, a collection of farmers and merchants had overcome Star League troops.

System Info:

  • System Name: Haynesville
  • Coordinates: 459.27, 80.33

System Owner Eras:

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

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Outworlds Alliance
2585-12-31 Federated Suns
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3081-12-25 Federated Suns

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There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Anguilla 415.72 80.33 2
Broaddus 469.18 56.33 1
Brookeland 444.14 71.20 1
Bryceland 410.24 98.84 2
Crestoblus 455.92 103.50 1
De Berry 450.66 63.11 1
Diboll 479.61 67.81 1
Dormandaine 466.16 101.67 1
Greeley 453.27 40.68 2
Kennard 472.83 89.19 1
Kinkaid II 444.20 123.63 2
Lyceum 432.41 76.68 1
Milligan 479.35 39.12 2
Pajarito 484.04 77.98 1
Pascagoula 433.45 57.90 2
Pitkin 497.08 77.72 2
Ramora 495.44 100.02 2  
Sturgis 420.67 69.37 2
Tancredi IV 433.45 94.41 1  

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