Thursday, May 19, 2011

Faction: Clan Nova Cat

Name:  Clan Nova Cat

In 3058, Inner Sphere leaders cooperated to form what would become known as the Second Star League. While the other Clans saw this new Star League as a sham, the Nova Cats saw it as fulfillment of destiny.

The Second Star League decided that the complete elimination of a Clan was necessary to end the war between the Inner Sphere and Clans. Due in part to the Nova Cat talks with the Draconis Combine, the new Star League decided that this target Clan would be Clan Smoke Jaguar. This operation was known as Operation Bulldog. In a series of mock trials, Clan Nova Cat forces would become abtakha to the Star League forces and themselves join in the fight against the Smoke Jaguars.

In 3060, with the goal of removing the Smoke Jaguars complete, the Star League would issue a Trial of Refusal against the entire Clan invasion. Now called the Great Refusal, it pitted the best of the Inner Sphere forces against the might of the Crusader Clans. To the surprise of everybody, the Clan Nova Cat Khans fought directly on the side of the Inner Sphere rather the sit on the sidelines with the other Warden Clans. Clan Nova Cat forces, lead by their two Khans, defeated Clan Ice Hellion to secure another victory for the Inner Sphere, at the cost of the lives of Khan Severen Leroux and saKhan Lucian Carns. While the Inner Sphere won the Great Refusal, this did not shield the Nova Cats from retribution.
  • Total (Inhabited) Systems: 14
  • Dominant Language(s): English
Political: During the subsequent Grand Council meeting, Clan Star Adder called for a Trial of Annihilation against the Nova Cats. While this was voted down by the Warden Clans, a subsequent call for the Nova Cat's abjuration passed without contest. The Nova Cats were given three months to vacate their holdings in the Home Worlds.

Many of the Crusader Clans attacked prematurely, catching Nova Cat forces off guard. In a series of desperate holding actions, Nova Cat forces held off attacking Crusader forces to allow time for their civilian castes to escape. While several Clans, notably Clan Diamond Shark and Clan Snow Raven, would help in the evacuation, the Nova Cats were mostly left to fend for themselves. Less then three clusters of troops would manage to escape the Homeworlds and reach the Nova Cat's Inner Sphere holdings, but their actions allowed numerous civilians to survive.

In the Inner Sphere, the Nova Cats were granted control of the Irece Prefecture by the Draconis Combine. In exchange for helping to defend the Draconis Combine against attack, they would be allowed to govern these planets in the Combine's name. Once again, the Nova Cats would be forced to rebuild, this time with the open support of the Draconis Combine.

Military: Clan Nova Cat's touman remains in a state a flux. Hampered by resource shortages, front line Galaxies are increasingly replacing losses with non-Omnimech Clan designs, mothballed Star League Defense Force units, and even Inner Sphere units. The Nova Cats still maintain standard Clan rank and unit structure, even if unit composition is less uniform then it has been in the past.

Clan Nova Cat Mech Acquisition Table

Honor Levels:
Zellbrigen (Dueling): 1
Physical Attacks: No
Retreat: 1

Current Players: Jeff

1)  2nd Nova Cat Guards (Elite) 
  • Khan Severn Leroux (2) - Supernova
2)  1st Nova Cat Lancers (Elite) [Ammo 1] (Fought Battle #2)
  • Khan Lucian Carns (2) - Timberwolf A
  • No Elementals

3) 12th Nova Cat Cavaliers (Veteran)  Destroyed, Battle #1
  • No Assault Mechs

4) 4th Nova Cat Lancers (Veteran) [Ammo 1] (Fought Battle #4)
  • No Elementals
5) 44th Nova Cat Cavaliers (Regular) [Ammo 1] (Fought Battle #3)
  • No Assault Mechs

Special Rules:  
  • All Cavalier and Lancer Clusters May only take 1 ENE mech per star
  • Guard clusters may take no more than 2 ENE mechs per star
  • Aggressive Bidding.  In an effort to be the first to land on Tukayyid,, the Nova Cats bid away one cluster of their landing force.  They were underbid by the Smoke Jaguars and are limited to 5 clusters for the battle.

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