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#221 reign

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:25 AM

View PostAbivard, on 03 March 2015 - 02:14 PM, said:

We kicked you off Tukayyid, so your fellow clanners ran crying to your PGI Mommy and she TOOK Tukayyid away from the FRR to stop the clan crying fit.



Actually, if you check the planet history, it says Derp more than any other... you guys keep stealing it during the day while we had to work...

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:11 AM

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Edited by Prussian Havoc, 19 March 2015 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 09:44 PM

View PostTrondheim Live Daily Report, on 03 March 2015 - 09:21 PM, said:

If you would like to continue this discussion and all other non-relevant discussions to this thread and its intended use, please press 1.

If you would like the TL,DR to continue posting reports from the battle lines, updates whenever possible, and general CW information in the TL,DR format, please press 2 (and while you're at it, remove all your non-relevant posts).

We will wait.


you forgot
"para espanol prensa numero 3"

View Postreign, on 04 March 2015 - 05:25 AM, said:



Actually, if you check the planet history, it says Derp more than any other... you guys keep stealing it during the day while we had to work...


^what this brilliant son of a ***** said

DERP was kicking ass and taking names on tukayyid you are thinking of our Euro timezone which seems a little dead compared to US and oceanic TZ

Edited by UniquePilotName, 06 March 2015 - 09:45 PM.


#224 Trondheim Live Daily Report

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 09:53 PM

View PostUniquePilotName, on 06 March 2015 - 09:44 PM, said:

^what this brilliant son of a ***** said

DERP was kicking ass and taking names on tukayyid you are thinking of our Euro timezone which seems a little dead compared to US and oceanic TZ


It's to this conversation we were referring to.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 10:39 PM

March 6th, 3050

A Week in Review

With the chaos of one of the hardest-fought weeks around the Inner Sphere, the TL,DR offers a 'Week in Review' to cover the highlights both in the FRR and around the Inner Sphere.

Around the Inner Sphere

Steiner Fending off Falcons, Wolves
--While the Ghost Bear threat has finally been squashed, the Wolves have replaced the Bears as a major threat. With 2 driving Clan fronts, Steiner is completely on the defensive. As one of the few remaining barriers to Terra, the hope for a staunch defensive line looks grim in the Commonwealth.

Marik/Kurita in full-blown War
--Despite popular belief, the New Star League has not declared war on Kurita; Marik, however, is a different story. While the two are often intermingled, the Star League is not a power to fight House vs. House. The Star League - and its members - are dedicated to the defense of Terra, humanity's birthplace, from the Clan Invasion. There is no other objective to the Star League than that. Perhaps it is because of Marik calling for the Star League and leading the charge for its creation and maintenance that the two are often seen as one in the same. However, the inter-house wars of Star League member Houses are an entirely separate affair, and may or may not have the support of other Houses.

Of note inparticular is the Marik/Kurita War, which began after Marik finally punched through the thin Davion wall around Terra, leading to the first Kurita/Marik border since the "wormhole" incident. Marik began the war in earnest, but has since been pushed back by the massive waves of Kuritan warriors who were anticipating the attack. Kurita has been filled recently with mercenaries fleeing the Rasalhague Republic, and as such is able to field far more units than Marik's intel showed. Marik has been fighting hard to regain their lost territory but thus far are on the retreat.

Liao War with Davion Continues
--Nothing has changed on the Liao/Davion front. While Davion has been able to take back the occasional planet, for the most part it's been all Liao as they continue to expand on a large front along the Rimward portion of their shard border.

Davion Struggles Continue
--Davion has given a tough fight to Kurita in recent weeks, holding the line and taking back several worlds including Kentares IV, which holds significant spiritual and moral importance for all of Davion. Even so, Davion still struggles against Liao, which continues their unrelenting assault on Davion worlds. Davion has seen many reinforcements in recent weeks though, which has helped slow the bleeding and allowed them to finally go on the assault - though limited - for the first time in months.

Kurita Pushing Clans, Marik, Davion
--Filled to the breaking point with units and mercenaries from across the DCMS and the Inner Sphere, Kurita is putting up a valiant fight against the Clan invaders. For the first time in months Kurita's attention has been pulled off the Davion line where they now fight to a virtual stalemate most days. With the Clans - initially led by Ghost Bear - pushing dangerously close to Terra, the Kuritans finally turned to defend their rear guard. Reinforced by elements of the KungsArme-in-Exile and mercenaries fleeing the dieing Rasalhague Republic, Kurita has never had more support than they do now. Despite Marik's attempted invasion, Kurita is pushing back against the FWL military and driving them past Terra and deeper into Marik itself; while giving a strong fight to the clans at the same time.

A note of caution however is the appearance of a third Clan front for Kurita; Clan Wolf has arrived on the scene and begun taking Kuritan worlds. Under assault from five fronts, it will be interesting to see which fronts Kurita prioritizes.

Clans Driving Again; Wave 5 of Invasion
--The 5th major push to Terra is under way, as the Clans have ceased their inter-clan conflicts and are once again concentrating solely on the rush for Terra. Clan Ghost Bear initially lead the charge deep into Kuritan territory, but have since floundered in their offensive and been driven back. Now the Smoke Jaguars closely followed by the Wolves are on the offensive, pushing around the Ghost Bear front and driving their own paths directly towards Terra. Jade Falcon still struggles through Steiner, but with the additional firepower of Clan Wolf their offensive has been markedly easier than in previous weeks. With the Clans coming so close, it seems their ferocity has only increased.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 11:29 PM

March 6th, 3050

A Week in Review

With the chaos of one of the hardest-fought weeks around the Inner Sphere, the TL,DR offers a 'Week in Review' to cover the highlights both in the FRR and around the Inner Sphere.

FRR Insider's Report

3 Planets Remain FRR
--Utrecht. Dehgolan. Grumium. These are the last planets outside Fortress Rasalhague that are occupied by the KungsArme. The heroic defenders have fought long and hard to keep the Clans off our worlds, but alas it appears all for nought. And though they may not have succeeded, their fury, passion and vigilance in the face of overwhelming odds and an enemy far stronger and advanced than their hand-me-down mechs have nevertheless earned the admiration of the Inner Sphere, the respect of many Clan Warriors, and a seat at the head table in Valhalla.

We salute the dead, those who will fall in the coming days, and those of us who will go on remembering them.

FRR Refutes News of Star League War on Kurita
--Reports from the local HPG 'Radio' Station known commonly as "Merc News" made an interesting report in the past few days, detailing how the New Star League has declared war on Kurita. These allegations hold serious consequences for both the Star League and the FRR - who is one of the founding members.

We've contacted multiple FRR leaders about this report, and they have been as shocked as we were at the declaration. "That's absolutely insane," was a direct quote from one FRR Ambassador to the Star League.

The FRR is therefore publicly announcing that - from their membership standpoint - the Star League is not at war with Kurita. Marik, a member-state of the Star League, is the House responsible for the war but is not in any way directing the Star League to divert its efforts to fight the DCMS. The FRR reminds all Houses that the Star League's sole purpose is to fight the Clans; inter-house fighting is the responsibility of the Houses involved.

The FRR has gone further in stating that they will continue to honor their ceasefire with Kurita despite their ally Marik's assault. FRR has no stake in a war with Kurita - who have shown immense support for the FRR - and is completely dedicated to the ideals of the Star League. Therefore, in all matters of this conflict, the FRR remains respectively neutral. On a final note, the FRR is also currently discussing the possibility of being a negotiator in any talks between Marik and Kurita, in the hopes of ending the conflict before the Clans rule Terra.

FRR Passed by Wolf; no longer Barrier to Terra
--Clan Wolf has finally out-flanked the FRR, and now drive directly into Kurita and Steiner in their dash for Terra. While several forces continue to "mop-up" the KungsArme on the remaining FRR worlds, the bulk of the Wolves' Galaxies have flown by, intent on using the flailing Bears and Smoke Jaguars to sneak their way straight to Terra before anyone is the wiser. Fortunately there is still a lot of fighting to be had, and Kurita - filled with Mercenaries fleeing Rasalhague - is perhaps the most prepared its ever been for dealing with the Clans.

As this is the first time Kurita has faced 3 Clan fronts at the same time, it's anyone's guess as to how they will fair.

Star League aid to FRR Dwindles
--The aid from the Star League has dwindled to the single digits as inter-house conflicts and the crumbling FRR have dissuaded many from taking a practically-suicidal FRR contract in the face of the Clans. With the slow loss of support, FRR has been unable to hold off the Clans any longer, and the front has virtually crumbled overnight. While they have been unable to provide military units, the Star League has been evacuating civilians and critical infrastructure in mass numbers. While the planets may be lost, at least the people - the spirit of Rasalhague - will live on, thanks to the Star League.

FRR Under Full Civilian Evacuation
--With both the Star League and the remaining KungsArme JumpShips and DropShips, FRR has been under full evacuation for weeks, though only recently has it become open public knowledge. The Star League has been stripping planets bare of all valuable industries (including local and planetary meadery's, brewery's and stills), personnel, and as many civilians as the ships can carry. While not every civilian is evacuated, priority is given to families with children. Children in general are the top priority, as they are the most vulnerable to indoctrination and drafting into the labor force by the Clan Invaders.

On the remaining planets, most of the critical assets have been evacuated long ago, and now just a few dare-devil dropships remain to take the "last call" evacuees to the rally points around the Inner Sphere. Overall the operation has been deemed a success, but it is still a bitter pill to swallow for those who remember loved ones left behind.

KungsArme Sending Remaining Forces to Kurita, Star League
--The KungsArme is in full evacuation as well, and while a few defenders remain to allow the rest to pack up and flee, most forces have already left for safer grounds. The Skjaldborg - the leading FRR Mercenary Unit - has taken temporary residence in Kurita, where it continues to fight to keep an open route for the remaining KungsArme forces to evacuate. While some FRR units have joined the Skjaldborg in Kurita, others take up residence on the other side of the 'Sphere in Houses like Marik and Davion - far away from the threat of the Clans. The KungsArme is looking to gather what forces remain and decide on a full contingency plan for when the last FRR falls.

For while the FRR may be no more, the KungsArme-in-Exile will still fight on.

TL,DR In Kurita
--The Trondheim Live, Daily Report has taken up residence in Kurita as the last pushes from the Clans have made war-reporting far too dangerous in the few remaining FRR planets. Despite being an Inner Sphere-wide and celebrated news agency, Kurita's strict press laws have made publishing difficult and has delayed many of our publications for "excessive propaganda". However, the TL,DR answers to no one government, and if we have to go to prison to write our reports, then so be it. Save Clan takeover or execution by the Coordinator's order, we will not be silenced!

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 06:31 PM

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Edited by Prussian Havoc, 19 March 2015 - 07:03 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:37 AM

March 9th, 3050

KungsArme Holds for Another Day
--The KungsArme held off a weekend drive against the two remaining planets of the FRR in what was intended as a "death blow" by Wolf and Ghost Bear. Fighting on Shirotori and Grumium was intense and destructive as Wolf launched attacks with little ambition than to drown the KungsArme with sheer numbers. Grumium Creations was the most hotly-contested combat area, though both sides chose to fight around the MechWorks rather than in it, sparing the factory from all but a few stray shots which did minimal damage. The KungsArme has removed most hardware and specs from the factory, but the buildings themselves still stand.

2 Worlds Remain FRR
--Grumium and Shirotori are all that's left of the Free Rasalhague Republic. Grumium is the last planet originally owned by the FRR, as Shirotori was captured over the course of the weekend from Ghost Bear, in exchange for the inevitable loss of Dehgolan.

Reinforcements Successfully Reach Rasalhague
--The first objective of Operation: Fresh Start for the FRR has been a resounding success, with refreshed and refitted KungsArme and SLDF forces landing on Fortress Rasalhague late last night. The operation was kept completely secret from all public knowledge until early this morning, when a HPG transmission from Rasalhague read: 'Op:FS - Reinforcements arrived; 3 Regiments landed 6 hrs ago with supplies. More still incoming. Tora, Tora, Tora.' Rasalhague's defenses have proven impenetrable thus far for the Clans, and since the first time Rasalhague was encircled contingency plans have been put in place to make sure that, should the rest of the FRR fall, a rapid counter-assault would still be on the table.

Even in the face of total defeat, the FRR has never stopped planning for victory.

Around the Sphere:

Wolf Offensive meets Kuritan Counter
--Clan Wolf's drive into Kurita met little resistance at first, surprising the DCMS from the other side of the FRR. However that surprise was quickly dissolved and Wolf met with a determined counteroffensive over the weekend, forcing Wolf to play defense, which led to Steiner capturing Ganshoren. Wolf's entry into Kuritan territory gives the DCMS 3 Clan fronts to contend with, leaving an already stretched DCMS very, very thin. Meanwhile, Wolf trades offensives between Steiner and Davion, driving a wedge between the two factions and carving up the weakened border for itself.

Ghost Bear Pushed Hard
--The drive for Terra ended abruptly for Ghost Bear after the loss of one of their most prized Galaxies, the turncoat Mercs known as MercStar. Since the loss they've been solely on the defensive, fending off a resolute DCMS and a desperate KungsArme. Ghost Bear has lost planets to both and have forfeited much of their seat as the leading Clan in the race for Terra. Though still on par with the other Clans, in just a short week they're now the furthest from Terra; and between the Wolves and Jaguars, are threatened to have their corridor to Terra completely cut off.

Jade Falcon Continues Drive
--As the most successful invading Clan in terms of planets captured, Jade Falcon has always struggled with organizing their drive towards Terra. Faced with Lyran counters to the flanks and the constant divergent strikes at significant Lyran infrastructure, Jade Falcon has made much headway in whittling down the offensive capabilities of Steiner. However, this has lead to the other Clans leading the drive to Terra every step of the way, while the Falcons have been largely regulated to protecting the flank of Clan Wolf. With the Invasion nearing its final phases, Jade Falcon has sprung into action, taking many worlds in rapid succession to catch up to Clan Wolf - who just two months earlier, was completely cut off from the Inner Sphere. Jade Falcons earlier systematic dissection of the Lyran defenses have allowed them to plow through almost unimpeded, and quickly catch up to Wolf and become competitive for the first time in the drive to Terra.

Smoke Jaguars trade Worlds, make little Headway
--While not losing to Kurita like Ghost Bear, Smoke Jaguar has failed to make significant headway against the DCMS since their return to the Clan front. With Ghost Bear being pushed back a more direct route to Terra has opened up for the Jaguars, but up until this point they have failed to capitalize on it.

Kurita Encircles Terra, Fends off Clans
--Kurita has pushed Marik back to the point where they encircle Terra on three sides, all while fending off three Clan fronts determined to reach it. The support received from so many Mercenary Units fleeing the FRR has helped reinforce an otherwise depleted DCMS, allowing them to fight on 4 very hot fronts. Kurita is rapidly exhausting these reinforcements however, and it may only be a matter of time before the attrition starts to show in the face of this many enemies.

Regardless of the pressure, Kurita managed to send representatives to the latest meeting of the New Star League. While not members, Kurita was happy to provide updates from their perspective of the Clan front and offer advice to the members present. Kurita is still on "shaky" terms with many nSL members, but their appearance at all has lead to hope of better relations down the road.

Liao Quietly Continues Expansion
--In three months, Liao has reconquered all their lost territory, and shows no signs of stopping. With so little to report on the front, the only note is their absence at the Star League meetings, where collectively they have resigned the fate of the Coreward Houses to the Clans and instead concentrate on Davion, which ceased to be anything close to threatening quite some time ago.

Kuritan War goes Poorly for Marik; Not Seen at Star League
--While the New Star League continues to meet, one of its key members was surprisingly absent. Marik failed to show at the nSL, the closest representative a leader from Black Widow Company - a Merc Corp not directly associated with Marik. It could be thanks to the presence of Kuritan leaders at the meeting, or just the war with Kurita going as poorly as it has in general. Marik has been pulling resources sent to the front lines along the FRR for a few weeks now, preparing them for the invasion of Kurita only to find themselves quickly repelled and driven back. Marik has been desperately trying to turn the war around, and has since stalled much of the initial push by the DCMS.

Marik has dedicated a lot of effort into the Star League, so their absence is particularly worrisome. The FRR inparticular has benefited greatly from the assistance of Marik, and the FRR's leaders laud the effort Marik has given to stem the Clans thus far. It will be dependent on the stalwart FWL Military if Marik is to turn their circumstances around, and vault Marik back into the forefront of the repulsion of the Clans.

Davion Focuses on Liao, Slows Offensive
--With Kurita focusing on other threats, Davion has been free to fight back against Liao. While Liao still makes headway against Davion, the unstoppable onslaught has been greatly diminished in the past week. Davion has managed to exchange worlds with Liao, something that hasn't been seen since early January. The AFFS may still be in chaos, but their numbers are standing against the tide.

Steiner Takes Fight to Wolf, Cannot Hold Falcons
--With a front against two Clans, Steiner has elected to take the fight to Wolf, who have been far more interested in their Kuritan attacks than Steiner. While it has given Steiner some much-needed victories and hampered Wolf's Kuritan Corridor, it has left Steiner completely open to Jade Falcon, who have taken the opportunity to push the Lyrans at every turn. Steiner responded as best as it can with its units, but with the lack of overall organized Command, the "roving warbands" have been altogether ineffective at stopping, let alone countering the Jade Falcons. The few times Steiner has managed to organize in a short-term offensive, Jade Falcon has faced a much larger threat.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:23 PM

Can't wait for TLDR report about CCAF parade in New Avalon)

#230 Paul GadlinG

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:55 AM

TCAF position in Star League

Our policy in CW based on this document
Spoiler


As You see we cant to stop fight against Davion, but in our free time (after we capture more 56% of current avalible planet) we sends 1 or 2 dropships to protect IS from Clan menace. We also send many ships on Tukayyid and Luthien. It was one of our priority tasks to defend this key planets.

We have a lot of people (more than 200) and some commanders. Fighting vs Davions - part of our traning process.

After opening direct passage throught Terra to territory was occepied by Clans we strike Clans main forces as hard as we can by full power of IS.

Want to know more about us

Edited by Paul GadlinG, 11 March 2015 - 12:06 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 03:45 PM

View PostPaul GadlinG, on 11 March 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:



Sorry pal, but the TL,DR is not a recruitment thread. And if you think you will make friends here by trying to get FRR pilots to leave, you better think again.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:16 AM

View PostKlappspaten, on 11 March 2015 - 03:45 PM, said:


Sorry pal, but the TL,DR is not a recruitment thread. And if you think you will make friends here by trying to get FRR pilots to leave, you better think again.


Sorry, i just want to tell about TCAF position in CW and Star League. Because We think what iformation about Liao is not always true. We are highly glad to support FRR in our free time.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:21 AM

View PostKlappspaten, on 11 March 2015 - 03:45 PM, said:


Sorry pal, but the TL,DR is not a recruitment thread. And if you think you will make friends here by trying to get FRR pilots to leave, you better think again.


Roger that. Will no longer direct Liao pilots to defend FRR worlds.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:57 AM

We do appreciate seeing help from you Liao fellas, never forget that :) Both our factions need all the man/lady power we can get.
And seems you still are wrecking havoc after the dreadful punishment you got in the beginning, grats! We are indeed... not so lucky :P No body/ territory, no problem. Spirit everlasting!

BTW...In general, without pointing names , what is it with some folks on these forums, being so thin - skinned and dreadly serious? Cheer up people!

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 09:41 AM

March 12th, 3050

Grumium Holds On
--Wave after wave of Clan attackers have fallen at Grumium, where much effort has been given by both sides to take or hold on to the world. Aside from its Mechworks, Grumium is strategically important as one of the last obstacles to Clan advancement through the Inner Sphere to Terra. Should Grumium fall, only Steiner and Kurita stand in the way of the Clans.

2 Worlds Remain FRR
--Grumium and recently recaptured Hermagor (near Rasalhague) are all that remains of the FRR. While Shiratori fell to Ghost Bear, Grumium has held on while actions on Hermagor have distracted Wolf enough that they cannot commit resources to take the planet. The question remains as to how long such a distraction will last.

FRR Surrounded Entirely
--With the capture of Camlann, All parts of the FRR are now surrounded by Clan invaders. Completely cut off, if they cannot sneak reinforcements in by other means, the result will be the slow but inevitable death of the FRR.

Around the Sphere:

Clans Pushed Hard in New CounterOffensive
--The Clans have made headway but are facing heavy resistance and more than a few planetary losses as the Coreward Houses renew attacks on the Clan frontlines. Kurita has fiercely held off the lines of Wolf, Bear and Jaguar (and most recently, pushed against Falcon), either forcing stalemates or taking back lost worlds. Meanwhile, Steiner has been giving better than they've got in a long time, succeeding in strikes across Falcon's border and even punching through to harass Wolf. For now the offensive is stalled somewhere along the Phalan-Rukbat Line, though if history repeats, this line won't last for very long.

Kurita Becomes 2nd House to face 4 Clans
--With the addition of the Jade Falcon border, Kurita became the second House after the FRR to face threats from all four Clans simultaneously. Steiner has faced up to three, with Ghost Bear and either Wolf or Jaguar threatening their worlds. Like the FRR, Kurita holds strong for the moment against overwhelming odds. However, earlier worries about thinning supply lines are becoming exceedingly alarming.

Liao Declares Top Priorities: Clans Not One of Them
--In response to recent TL,DR postings, representatives of Liao directly contacted the TL,DR and refuted their abandonment of the FRR and the Inner Sphere to the fate of the Clans. While no evidence of such claims were produced highlighting the continuation of efforts (or lack thereof) to support the FRR and nSL, a charter was supplied to the TL,DR. Said charter comes from Capellan High Command, and is standard-issue direct orders to Liao Field Commanders. Upon reviewing the contents, the TL,DR is pleased to report that yes, in fact, the returning of FRR planets and repulsion of the Clans is on the priority list of Liao.

Way, way at the bottom.

Naturally, this has set off a firestorm with several of our contributors and writers, who were present at the time this charter was delivered to us in person. While the TL,DR does not condone the colorful language used (or not used, but heavily implied) by our staff, it does lead us to the following point.

The TL,DR prides itself on providing facts above all - and a good story to go along with it. Sometimes information is misguided or wrong. Sometimes important details are left out, or forgotten - like the initial fierce support from the Gate Keepers, one of Liao's elite units, after FRR's initial cry for help. The TL,DR does not refute or hide that Liao, on occasion, has come to the defense of the FRR. In the first week of the nSL, Liao was one of the first to jump to the FRR's defense. But some, like the TCAF, who boldly claim to be helping the FRR even now, have never shown the dedicated support needed by the defenders of Rasalhague to hold on to what little they have left. They have come only when the timing is convenient for them, when there is no threat to their borders, and then come only to fight their fights, take their salvage and leave - contributing little in the long run. To be fair to the TCAF, this is not unlike many other units - too many to name - who have done the same: fight the Clans when convenient, leave when the fight gets tough.

But to claim 'support' while contributing only the barest-minimum to feel worthy of the word is pompous. Units a quarter the size of the TCAF have contributed far more, some going so far as to break long-term contracts to come and fight for worlds far away from home. Worlds they themselves have no personal stake over, and have thousands of generations between them and any familial relations. Those are the units, the warriors, who can claim they support the FRR - no, the entire Inner Sphere - in repelling the Clans from Terra. Anyone else who tries to claim the same is lying to themselves. Because the rest of the 'Sphere already knows their claims are false.

We hope the Liao leaders who read this article see it for what it is: a challenge, not an insult. A challenge to put aside your petty gains for the glory of salvation of not just the CapCon, but the entire Inner Sphere from an enemy far more dangerous than the Federated Commonwealth. Rest assured, if the Clans take Terra, taking Tikonov will be the least of Liao's worries.

Marik Fights on in War with Kurita
--The war shows no signs of stopping, even as Marik has continued to lose ground to Kurita. Marik has been strangely silent on the matter so far, but have still continued the fight in spite of the mounting losses. Marik may be losing, but their history shows they can rally as well as any House once pushed far enough. The question becomes, how far they will push if and when the counterattack comes.

Davion Taking Back Worlds
--Fighting now a one-front war, Davion has started giving as well as it's been getting in the war with Liao. While no significant progress has been made yet, for the first time Davion is not only repelling Liao attacks but has reclaimed several worlds. While Liao has been pressing hard for some time, Davion has been busy reinforcing its elite units, training up fresh reinforcements to throw at the fronts at the drop of a whistle. Now that Kurita is backing off to focus on the Clans, the time is as good as any to throw the full weight of the largest House in the Inner Sphere behind the war effort. Progress is slow for now, but it is progress.

Steiner Counters Hard; Works with FRR/Kurita Against Clans
--Efforts to coordinate between the CoreWard Houses has started bearing fruit, as Steiner has been able to take back several worlds from both Falcon and Wolf. Perhaps its the ever-growing threat of the Clans and their aesthetic invincibility that has forced the Steiner Commands to organize and coordinate, or perhaps the call of the nSL has brought them together in a unified effort. Regardless, with the support of the under-powered (but effectively coordinated) FRR and the powerhouse Kurita, Steiner has coalesced into a loose Command Structure for coordinating on fronts. And its fruit has already started to pay off. Jade Falcon has lost several worlds along its border, and even Clan Wolf is finding the persistent Steiner attacks to be hugely distracting and taxing. As Steiner starts to come together, its only a question of how much power is hidden behind the sleeping giant of the Inner Sphere.

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#236 wanderer

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 10:00 AM

It would be appreciated if any more CCAF infomercials are broadcast on FRR newsfeeds, said infomercial get approval first.

Threats of withdrawing aid from the FRR for maintaining their own state's primary communication channel are inappropriate and counter to the philosophy of the Confederation.


Further, in response to the TLDR's recent editorial:
Units like the Gatekeepers often represent the total large-scale military formations available to the Confederation- and we won't send dribs and drabs, as random,disorganized forces are more a liability than aid against Clan armies. Where Kuritan or Marik forces can and do field multiple full-force units, Liao is frequently stuck with one (plus a few smaller groups) or perhaps two in any given ceasefire cycle. Given that most mercenary units have also moved towards heavier fighting (and away from the Confederation), this limits us to sending House units when we can,as we can spare.

It's not that we don't like you- there's just fewer of us, period than the other Houses sending aid, and by a very large margin at that. Had the FWL decided to be as aggressive as Davion was, we would likely be gathered around Sian much as you are about Rasalhague.

Edited by wanderer, 12 March 2015 - 10:34 AM.


#237 Zvolimir the Blackhand

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 12:35 PM

I wish we could contribute more. In CW, HLGK does not field units smaller than 8.

So I wouldn't expect to see us when we are defending, but I know a few of you have.

Even when we have a large group, lance formations typically form small groups and wait to muster before leaving for the front and act as the main groups' reserve.

The most we have ever been able to field at once has been 2 full companies and reserve.

We do not like to contribute the smaller forces, as that limits our effectiveness and in many cases can aid the enemy.

We're small (about a quarter the stated size of the TCAF), but we're consistent.

Frankly speaking, we're here on the FRR front far more than on the Davion front. Our own faction bemoans us as fools for our lack of planets. It is something I feel that this is often overlooked by TL,DR and the nSL - how much flak we have taken from our own House in response to our efforts to make this work.

Also, I'm interested in who is claiming to be Capellan High Command.

Edited by Zvolimir the Blackhand, 12 March 2015 - 12:41 PM.


#238 Prussian Havoc

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 07:01 PM

Spoiler

Edited by Prussian Havoc, 19 March 2015 - 07:03 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 07:46 PM

For a 200-plus member Unit to break a PERMCON to House Liao and come to Kurita, FRR or Steiner for a seven-day "Temporary Duty Rotation" along the Clan Front in order to ATTACK and TAG Clan worlds, would cost TCAF the following - 220-members, let us estimate (times) 23-day-penalty (times) 50k C-bills (equals) a total estimated cost to TCAF of 253m C-bills in order to ATTACK along the Clan Front.

Even implying that TCAF should shoulder such a hefty penalty for the "privilege" of defending the FRR, borders on arrogance.



...for myself, I have already approached TCAF in PM and offered to defray that 253m C-bill cost by a modest percentage. While I cannot defray the entire 253m, I would be willing to donate to the TCAF Unit fund as much as 25% (63m C-bills) if TCAF were to take a "Grand Tour" of the Clan Front (starting in Kurita Space of course.)

Many a Clan world could be TAG'ed by TCAF if they were to take succeeding 7-day contracts with Houses Kurita, Steiner and FRR...





...who knows?!? Maybe a breakout FROM Rasalhague would be possible IF TCAF could be enticed/expenses-defrayed to come and ATTACK on the Clan Front?

Yes, it is HIGH TIME the Inner Sphere's Premier World-Tagging Loyalist/PERMCON Unit gets a shot at ATTACKING the Clans. Who among YOU would help me defray the remaining 75% of TCAF breaking a PERMCON to take three successive 7- day contracts first with Kurita, then Steiner followed by FRR?

Edited by Connor Sellock, 13 March 2015 - 02:55 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:54 PM

While entertaining this discussion may be,
Pray taketh thy debate elsewhere please.

But to ye who bring questions to light,
Know that the TL,DR intends no strife.

Edited by Trondheim Live Daily Report, 12 March 2015 - 09:04 PM.






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