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Unit Assigned Date Commenced Date Concluded Processed By Confirmed By
Deuces Wild 10th of February, 2018 8th of May, 2018 Raymond Freeman MacCreary Timothy Joshua Reid
Registered Contract: PY-RR-04-06
New Vandenberg
Galactic Coordinates: 
X: 157.26 Y: -409.2
Days to Jump Point: 
15 days
New Vandenberg
Primary Planetary Climate: 
Approximate Population: 
1.312 Billion People
Capital City: 
Contract Type: 
Recon Raid
Primary Operational Terrain: 
Urban, Heavy
Contract Duration: 
4 Months (60 Days in REAL TIME) negotiable
Taurian Concordat
Employer Contact: 
Subaltern Jaleena Kamir
Command Rights: 
Independent Command
Forces Recommended: 
A Company Strength Detachment
Supporting Forces: 
Enemy Forces: 
Capellan garrison (strength unknown but believed considerable)
Supplement Contracts Offered: 
Planetary Assault
Bounty Per Word: 
1,100 C-Bills
Minimum Bounty: 
14,000 Word Transcript
Bonus Salvage Bounty Target: 
54,000 Word Transcript
Bonus Salvage Category: 
Type-C Salvage

Next to the Taurian capital itself, New Vandenburg is the most important world in the Concordat. The site of bitter fighting during the Reunification War and center of a harsh post-war occupation, its inhabitants have sworn to prevent their world from ever being occupied again. Accordingly, the Taurians have established a large permanent garrison backed by an extensive array of fortifications on the planet.

At present, New Vandenburg supports a population of well over a billion and the largest Taurian war material industry outside the Hyades Cluster. In addition, the planet is known for its rich variety of rare and exotic avian life-forms, many of which remain protected in secure nature reserves in the planet's southern hemisphere.

[3025] Alone of all the Periphery states, the Taurian Concordat maintains large military training academies. At present, there is one academy for each major combat branch: the Army, Navy, and AeroSpace Arms. The army training academy is the cole Militaire, located on Taurus. The Taurian Naval Institute and the Concordat AeroSpace Flight School are located on New Vandenburg and Samantha, respectively. Each has a well-developed training program for both NCOs and officers and can accommodate upward of five hundred personnel.

The Concordat has also retained the highest literacy rate in the Periphery. Indeed, the Taurian educational system has served as a model for other states, including those of the Inner Sphere. Despite losing many educational institutions during the Reunification War, the Taurians have rebuilt their schools to pre-Star League levels, since regaining their independence. They can now boast no fewer than six universities. Located on Taurus, Samantha, Pinard, New Vandenburg, MacLeod's Land, and Euschelus, these universities graduate an average of over forty thousand students annually.

Socio-Industrial Levels:
Technological Development
High-tech world with advanced research centers and universities; best medical care available; cutting-edge microelectronics industry.
Industrialization Level
Heavily industrialized world capable of manufacturing any and all complex output.
Raw Material Dependence
World/system produces some of the raw materials needed and imports the rest.
Industrial Output
World has a wide industrial base that produces many different types of products and exports most of its output.
Agricultural Dependence
World has abundant environment producing enough to sustain the population using agriculture technologies; limited exports.

House Davion is up to something, but this time it appears it could work in our favor.

Intelligence operatives in the Federated Suns have uncovered evidence of a build up of supplies and forces along the Suns/Confederation border. The moves have been secret and carefully carried out over time but they point at offensive operations against the Confederation, soon.

By contrast, reports from the Confederation indicate they have no idea an attack is coming. Concordat high command sees an opportunity here to reclaim what is rightfully ours; New Vandenberg.

The recon element of the Deuces Wild battalion will covertly land on New Vandenberg. Once there, they will establish contact with operatives there and begin checking the state of readiness on world as well as identifying targets to strike if an invasion is authorized. It is strictly a scouting all costs avoid combat, as your discovery could top of the Confederation to our operations.

A number of spy satellites will be provided to be strewn through system on the arrival of the recon forces. This will aid in operations.

If our intelligence is correct, when the Federated Suns carries out the raids we know are coming, the Confederation will be compelled to pull troops from other worlds to reinforce their border. The recon company will be in position to report if defenses are weakened and to what extent.

The rest of the Deuces Wild battalion will be transferred to Landsmark where it will train with other forces for a possible invasion of New Vandenberg.

Due to the sensitive nature of this operation, only limited BattleMech use is authorized.

Of particular interest:
- Current state of New Vandenberg Taurian Academy
- Defenses on and around Aerie Butte
- Status of base at Zathus
- Morale and climate of the people
- Defenses of Amstel
- Feasibility of using Almatuff City as a staging base
- Defenses of the Vandenberg Mechanized Industries power plant on South Holme

1) Determine strength of Confederation forces on New Vandenberg
2) Avoid notice of Confederation forces

1) identify targets to be eliminated if invasion is launched
2) Observe and report on reaction to Davion attacks