Crowsilver Mobilisation

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Crowsilver Mobilisation

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Northern Sea (International Waters)

Eastern Armada (Imperial Navy):

TASK FORCE 41

ZNS Yarad I Kalir Class Carrier-Cruiser 3,500 pts
ZNS Antica Duchy Class Destroyer 1,000 pts
ZNS Arminy Duchy Class Destroyer 1,000 pts
ZNS Jaris Duchy Class Destroyer 1,000 pts
Carrier Aviation Group 9 10 MiG-29K Carrier-based multirole fighters 5,000 pts
Munitions Group 100 BGM-109 Tomahawk, 200 AGM-84 Harpoon 2,000 pts
Carrier Aviation Group 103 18 Multi-Purpose Merlin Helicopters 1,080 pts
Carrier Aviation Group 104 18 Multi-Purpose Merlin Helicopters 1,080 pts
1st Naval Infantry Legion 3 Regiments (2,250 Marines) 6,750 pts



Goldshire Regulars:

DET. 5th NAVAL FLOTILLA, MARITIME DIVISION

12th Submarine Squadron: 6 Type 2400 U-Boats (3000 pts)
U-21 Diminuendor
U-22 Perdendor
U-23 Calandor
U-24 Morendor
U-25 Smorzandor
U-26 Alnientor

Natopian Navy

3rd Exploratory Group - Fort Nider (15,100)

NDS Frenzy, Ziegeland Class Light Carrier (1000)
--- 2 N-1 fighters; 2 HB-3 bombers (3000)
NDS Chancellor, Eisboyle Class Assault Ship (1000)
--- 18 troop transports (1800)
NDS Kaiomai, Vista de Nada-class destroyer (1000)
--- 24 cruise missiles; 1 passenger aircraft (300)
NDS Arrow, Skyfire Class Cruiser (2500)
906th Air Squadron: 30 Covrigi Jump Jets (4500)

Northern Sea (Hammish Territorial Waters)

Sxiro-Hammish Agricultural Mission

5th Division (Flotilla)
9th Vexillatio
Command Regiment
1,200 men: 1,200 pts
Independent commands
8,400 men in 70 squadron detachments (8,400 pts)
27 floating gun-platforms (108 field guns) (1,080 pts)
680 small boats (n/a pts)
14 merchant vessels (n/a pts)

Fort Fabon (Hjartahom, Crowsilver)

Goldshire Regulars:

10TH BRIGADE, APOLLONIAN DIVISION

1st Area Defence Regiment: 1,000 Infantry (1000 pts)
100 L118, towed 105mm light gun (1000 pts)
15 Armoured Personnel Carriers (225 pts)
5 9K37 Buk mobile SAM batteries (500 pts)

Respite Aerodrome (Kaldrsky, Crowsilver)


Goldshire Regulars:

DET. 5th NAVAL FLOTILLA, MARITIME DIVISION

18th Naval Flight: 3 ESB Nimrod MRA4 (1500 pts)
6 ESB159 Wildcat ASW helicopters (450 pts)


11th AIR WING, APOLLONIAN DIVISION
101st Fighter Squadron: 20 AV-8B Harrier II (10,000 pts)
34th Transport Squadron: 40 helicopter transports (2400 pts)
44th Attack Squadron: 30 helicopter gunships (2250 pts)

DETACHMENT C, 9TH BRIGADE, APOLLONIAN DIVISION
Accordion Battery, 2nd Area Defence Regiment: 5 9K37 Buk mobile SAM batteries (500 pts)
Hotel Company, 2nd Area Defence Regiment: 250 Infantry (250 pts)
21st Artillery Battalion: 50 Moraquine SRBMs (cruise missile equivalents, 500 pts)

Fort Camoleo (Neo Patrova)

Sxiro-Hammish Agricultural Mission

6th Division (Fort Camoleo Reserve & Depot)
10th Vexillatio
Command Regiment: 1,200 men (1,200 pts)
Supply Regiment: 360 men + 6,500 wounded (3,610 pts)
17 armed trawlers (1,700 pts)
140 80mm field guns (1,400 pts)

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Re: Crowsilver Mobilisation

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A new banner has been unfurled in Crowsilver. The Steward, with his wife, has arrived in Hjartahom to oversee the coming battle for supremacy in Northern Apollonia. After weeks of preparation, the deployment of forces and the requisitioning of boats, the time has finally come to break the Jingdaoese blockade of Neo Patrova.

But the relief convoys coming by sea would be but one part of the coming struggle. It was time to rally the barbarians, the primitive tribesmen of Crowsilver who had hitherto enjoyed the protection of Shireroth and Goldshire but contributed nothing to its defence. Now their turn had come to perform a duty for the Imperial Republic.

Sermons had been preached on the previous Semisaday that fixated upon the cruelty, the wealth and the weakness of the Jingdaoese. Imperial Vicars assisted by handsomely remunerated local druids and shamans, had spread the word that the Jingdaoese were still weak from Jexit and ripe for plundering.

Lured by the promise of easy plunder, an army of 35,000 local savages, including militiamen, light infantry, skirmishers and woad dyed warriors from tribes, the name of whom no-one could pronounce had rallied to banners planted in Hjartahom and Fyrstavilltr.

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The the notionally ruling Yfrmathr, Merthen Cadag, had been meant to give his pleasing to the expedition before its departure, but with the gold and gold coloured metal of Regina Ravaillac's personal fortune being generous distributed amongst the ranks, no-one seemed to much mind his absence.

The ESB Group meanwhile had sent commissioners out into the countryside in the weeks leading up to the departure, ordering the tribes and the peoples of Crowsilver to gather together their herds and all the provisions they would need for the long march across the ungoverned expanse of the Green to Neo Patrova. Other supplies were gathered, draught animals and wagons, and the encampments and villages of those whose men were pledged to the march were burned before thousands of wagons, carrying precious grain for Neo Patrova, started south-westwards from Fyrstavilltr.

In return for their part in rescuing Neo Patrova from famine, the tribes of Crowsilver had been promised the rights to the plunder of the Jingdaoese province of Jinkeai.

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Re: Crowsilver Mobilisation

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Escorting the wagons, the Krufnsilfr warriors were an odd assortment of cavalrymen riding an assortment of mules and hardy steppe ponies. These light cavalrymen were armed with a variety of ancient rifles and muskets and each one in addition carried at least one bow, and a quiver or two of arrows. These were mainly for hunting out in the green, for bullets were too valuable to be wasted on anything other than enemies. They wore little armour, a helmet, a rectangular leather-covered wickerwork shield painted vividly and a padded, quilted coat, that was surprisingly resilient. A Krufnsilfr warrior's most precious possession however was his sword, a long and straight double-edged blade used for slashing rather than thrusting, wielded with both hands it could split an unarmoured man in twain as though a knife paring the rind of a cheese.

Warfare was a central part of life in Crowsilver, and prowess in raiding was an important part of gaining and maintaining status amongst the tribal elites. For most of the tribes of Crowsilver, raiding neighbours was the warrior's principal means of acquiring that wealth and position, and the tribes sought to extend their influence over weaker neighbours. This lawlessness was normally a bane of the Goldshirian authorities, but now it would prove to be strangely useful, as the lure of foreign gold and Jingdaoese plunder that induced the tribes into an alliance to increase their own military prowess. If these warbands were led away to the south, they would become somebody else's problem - for a time at least.

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