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Great White Fleet

Postby Remington von Wolffe » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:25 am

Unit: Great White Fleet
Registry: CC-DC-12-01
Status: SUCCESSFUL
5th of September, 3096

SUMMARY:
The Great White Fleet arrived on Elgin and reassembled their Rapier-class Patrol Destroyer in time to participate in the retaking of Buala Atoll from Capellan rebels led by a former Capellan government employee named Pierre Neuval. The destroyer Van Vaal's jump infantry company secured a field gun battery and the Van Vaal herself provided fire support for a FWLM hover APC infantry regiment as it landed. Later Pierre Neuval's forces tried destroy the Van Vaal herself with a sneak attack by Gongga-class torpedo boats, a local variation of the Mauna Kea class boat. The Van Vaal was damaged and a hit to her number 2 turret caused an explosion that killed several crewmen in an adjacent power amplifier room. As the Van Vaal put in to dock for repairs and the rebel threat seemed greatly reduced, a new threat emerged. The son of Baron Yui, inspired by covert offers from the Confederated Magistracy that would make him the new ruler of Elgin, rose up in revolt. Backed by much of the palace guard he overpowered his father and took the northern parts of the Jolo continent, Elgin's largest landmass. His forces put the starport city of Anguar under siege. The FWLM forces on-world were caught unprepared by this betrayal and are struggling to regain the initiative. The crisis has prompted the Free Worlds League to offer the Great White Fleet a supplemental contract to assist.

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Great White Fleet

Postby Remington von Wolffe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:47 pm

Unit: Great White Fleet
Registry: CC-RE-12-01
Status: SUCCESSFUL
From 22 February 3097 to 10 April 3097

SUMMARY:
The Great White Fleet's land-based BattleMech force participated in a forced march through the frozen Jolo continent to relieve the besieged city of Anguar. They were successful, but at great cost in lives and equipment. Afterward the remaining "Saber Rakes" decided to take their personally owned machines and strike out on their own at the conclusion of the contract. At sea the price was even higher. The Rapier-class Patrol Destroyer Van Vaal spearheaded an amphibious assault to liberate Anguar's ports. In the aftermath of that assault the Van Vaal came under surprise attack from land-based Arrow IV batteries, gunboats and an air bombing surprise attack by a group of militia pilots who had quietly joined the rebels after takeoff. Overwhelmed on all sides, the Van Vaal was left burning and adrift from multiple bomb and missile hits. Captain Samuel Toll and many of the Van Vaal's crew were killed. The crew that remained managed to beach the burning wreck in shallow waters and then abandoned ship. In part because of the Great White Fleet's sacrifices, the city of Anguar was liberated and the false Baron Yui arrested and his forces dispersed before they could threaten the Free World League's rule over Elgin. At the same time, Pierre Neuval's rebels lost even more control and Pierre Neuval himself was killed while trying to escape Elgin with classified information he had obtained through a traitor in the Great White Fleet. The Great White Fleet looked like it was destined to become another statistic. Another mercenary command that was destroyed and disbanded early in its life. In the aftermath of the campaign Captain Niobe Bey, only a partial owner of the unit, was confronted by unit members, shareholders of the command or their beneficiaries, who demanded that the unit disband and pay off all shareholders with equipment sales, contract proceeds and all other assets. At the eleventh hour it was SAFE who rescued the Great White Fleet. Various individuals and groups, all SAFE fronts, bought out all the shareholders and bestowed those shares to Captain Niobe Bey. In the process, giving her full operational control of the unit and the opportunity to keep the Great White Fleet alive. SAFE's price for this dramatic intervention has not been made public, though the deal itself has through the public documentation at the MRBC. What has been made public is that the Great White Fleet is transforming itself into a space combat force with an emphasis on combat dropships, space marines and aerospace fighters.

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Great White Fleet

Postby Remington von Wolffe » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:51 pm

Unit: Great White Fleet
Registry: PY-DC-06-07
Status: SUCCESSFUL
From October 1 3097 to August 3 3098

SUMMARY:
The Great White Fleet and the Rabid Wolves took up a joint contract offer and came to Rockwellawan to help put down the pirate band known as Stansill's Bastards. The Bastards had all but cut commerce through the system and were raiding local colonies. The Great White Fleet's Lung Wang P2 dropship "Meadowvale" destroyed a pirate Avenger-class dropship and captured their Invader-class Jumpship. On the ground the Rabid Wolves engaged in a clash that captured some of Stansill's lieutenants. Between the operations in space and on the ground, Stansill's influence over the Rockwellawan System was left greatly diminished.

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Great White Fleet

Postby Remington von Wolffe » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:45 pm

Unit: Great White Fleet
Registry: FR-OR-06-01
Status: SUCCESSFUL
From June 15, 3098 to December 24, 3098

SUMMARY:
In their supplemental contract on Rockwellawan, the Great White Fleet and the Rabid Wolves focused on finally bringing down the pirate and warlord Tobias Stansill. The pirate group, sensing that they were floundering, focused on a renewed counterattack on Rockwellawan and on its shipping traffic in to restore a sense of fear and panic to the populace. Both efforts were defeated in battle and Stansill's Bastards were crushed. Interstellar Agriculture Concerns is finally free and able to pursue their agenda of expanding their corporate enterprise on Rockwellawan.


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