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SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED CONTRACT
Unit Assigned Date Commenced Date Concluded Processed By Confirmed By
Great White Fleet 8th of August, 2017 12th of November, 2017 Raymond Freeman MacCreary Remington von Wolffe
Registered Contract: CC-DC-12-01
Region: 
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System: 
Elgin
Galactic Coordinates: 
X: 1.56 Y: -51.38
Days to Jump Point: 
4 days
Planet: 
Elgin
Primary Planetary Climate: 
Oceanic
Approximate Population: 
5.528 Billion People
Capital City: 
Sochalladan
 
Contract Type: 
Defensive Campaign
Primary Operational Terrain: 
Oceanic
Contract Duration: 
12 Months (180 Days in REAL TIME) negotiable
Employer: 
Free Worlds League
Employer Contact: 
Force Commander Archibald Chattum
Command Rights: 
Liaison Assigned
Forces Recommended: 
A Company Strength Detachment
Supporting Forces: 
Fifth Atreus Armored Brigade, Thirty-First Oriente Infantry Division, Lucius Zhao-class Escort Carrier ENS Men Hou and escorts
Enemy Forces: 
Guerrillas (surviving members of the Elgin Militias who have not laid down arms)
Supplement Contracts Offered: 
Relief Duty
Bounty Per Word: 
1,300 C-Bills
Minimum Bounty: 
42,000 Word Transcript
Bonus Salvage Bounty Target: 
102,000 Word Transcript
Bonus Salvage Category: 
Type-C Salvage

PLANETARY DETAILS:
Originally founded as the planet Chisholm, Elgin was renamed in honor of the heroic actions of Captain Edward T. Elgin, who defended the planet against Marik attackers in 2878. Originally a commercial trading center for Terra and the various independent worlds of the Capellan Zone, Elgin was absorbed into the Tikonov Grand Union prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation. The large islands that comprise the main landmasses of the planet Elgin support a wide variety of lifestyles, ranging from manufacturing to farming to service industries. The destruction of the Succession Wars dramatically reduced the world\'s manufacturing capabilities, but a substantial investment by the Capellan government for water purification facilities revitalized the agricultural sector prior to the Forth Succession War. Individual noble families control what industries remain, along with feudal landholdings, some of which date back to pre-Confederation times. Elgin is homeworld for Marion's Highlanders and McCormack's Fusiliers, two veteran units of the Northwind Highlanders.

When the Federated Commonwealth took over the administration of Elgin, it wisely chose to limit its interference in the daily lives of the noble families who owned most of the planet's wealth. The government's primary contribution to keeping the populace happy was to station only a single battalion of AFFC troops on Elgin and allowing the most prominent families to contribute their own troops to complete the regiment of the Fifth Republican for the planet's protection.

It fell to the Fifth to counter the terrorist activities led by Liao agents on Elgin, but the unit's efforts to protect the holdings of the nobles were largely unsuccessful. The family heads could find no explanation for their elite troops performing so poorly, until Baron Men Hou of the island of New Ceram captured a Liaoist rebel and learned that the AFFC commander of the Fifth was a Maskirovka spy. What had appeared to be incompetent command was, in fact, deliberate collusion by Leftenant General Abder-Rahman Barton with the Capellan government.

When Baron Hou exposed Barton as a spy to the other nobles, they immediately ordered their troops to obliterate the AFFC companies. As soon as the FedCom troops were neutralized, the companies loyal to each baron turned on the others. The brutal free-for-all that ensued on the island of Jolo ended within an hour, as all seven barons chose to withdraw and save their strength to fight another day.

Only a handful of soldiers loyal to the Federated Commonwealth remain on Elgin. They devote considerable, successful effort to misdirecting the nobles\' troops so that they fight against each other. They have also surrounded the light industries on Jolo with elaborate traps and mazes to keep infiltrators away from the vast warehouses of personnel weapons stored there. They must also contend with increasingly frequent attacks by pirates bands that raid the island\'s many small communities for supplies. These soldiers can take comfort in the fact that the pirates have also begun targeting the holdings of the nobles on their raids.

Socio-Industrial Levels:
Technological Development
World of moderate advancement; average educational systems and medical care; microelectronics can not be manufactured.
Industrialization Level
Basic heavy industry at level of 22nd century; fusion engines possible but no complex products (including BattleMechs).
Raw Material Dependence
World/system produces all the raw materials needed and occasionally exports a small surplus.
Industrial Output
World has a moderate industrial base that produces a few different categories of products, exporting some of the output.
Agricultural Dependence
World has abundant environment producing enough to sustain the population using agriculture technologies; limited exports.

EMPLOYER SITUATION REPORT:
Elgin was one of the first Confederated Magistracy worlds to fall when this war began. The planetary government’s fractured state made it fairly easy to defeat the island militias one a time, usually through aerial attacks and surgical orbital bombardment. After the few of the world’s most capable units were destroyed or surrendered, the rest of the world began to lay down arms. A lot of this occurred before ground troops had even begun to secure the world.

We seem to be paying for that lack of ground security now. Elements of the Elgin Militias have gone to ground and are fighting a guerrilla war with some of Elgin’s citizens. Their raids and ambushes have begun to take a toll and have prompted us to send more and more troopers to Elgin to pacify it.

With the FWLM and SAFE increasing their grip on the largest islands and population centers, we have begun to see guerrilla activity in more remote areas, on the smaller islands and on attacks on ocean-going commercial vessels. We are also seeing the guerrilla engage in strategic movement of personnel and equipment across long distances. Military intelligence has concluded that the rebels are using the oceans to move troops and equipment and to avoid our ground forces. We are beginning to suspect that we have overlooked ships and boats belonging to the Elgin Militias that we thought were scuttled when we arrived.

Elgin’s nobles have taken a public stance against the guerrillas and their militias are working with us. They are walking the knife’s edge between their old loyalties to House Liao and their new masters. Respect their position and authority but do not get too trusting. If any of the nobles publicly become involved with the guerrillas they will represent a real threat to our continued rule over this world.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
1) Locate and destroy the guerrilla forces
2) Secure the commercial trade routes

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:
1) Destroy any Elgin Militia vessels vessels under guerrilla control
2) Search the smaller islands for guerrilla bases and caches