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pre-star league era
T I M E L I N E
PRE-STAR LEAGUE ERA
2005
• Crippen Station put into orbit
2007
• Crippen Station fitted with construction
platforms
2011
• Tikonov Accords signed
• Second Soviet Civil War begins
2014
• Second Soviet Civil War ends
• Western Alliance formed
2015
• Alliance World Parliament formed
2016
• Western Alliance Space Command formed
2017
• AS Altair launched
2018
• Kearny and Fuchida begin publishing theories
2020
• First self-sustaining fusion reaction developed
2021
• First commercially available fusion power plant
developed
2022
• Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere formed
2024
• Osaka Agreement announced
2026
• First working fusion drive developed
2027
• AS Columbia voyages to Mars
2028
• Magellan Project initiated
2030
• Magellan One launched
2086
• Terran Alliance formed
2102
• Kearny-Fuchida drive proven feasible
ARTIST: BRENT EVANS
PUBLICATION: HANDBOOK: HOUSE DAVION
YEAR: 2007
2103
• Deimos Project authorized
2168
• First Alliance Grand Survey initiated
2107
• First hyperspatial jump made
2172
• First Alliance Grand Survey completed, 108
worlds colonized in a 60 light-year radius
2108
• Raymond Bache becomes first human to
experience hyperspatial jump
• TAS Pathfinder makes jump to Tau Ceti IV (New
Earth)
2110
• First scientific outpost outside Sol system
established
2112
• Research outpost established on New Earth
2116
• TAS Ark launched
2193
• Chesterton Trade League founded
2195
• Second Alliance Grand Survey completed, 204
worlds colonized in a 85 light-year radius
2219
• Third Alliance Grand Survey completed, 316
worlds colonized in a 120 light-year radius
• First interstellar colony established on New
Earth
2225
• Korvin Doctrine established
2120
• Terran Space Navy created
2235
• Tamar Pact formed
2122
• TAS Charger launched
• Fourth Alliance Grand Survey of Inhabited
Planets completed, 628 worlds in a 250 lightyear radius
2128
• TAS Liberator misjumps
• Colonization Procedure Referendum passed
18
2177
• Ryan Cartel formed
BATTLETECH
25 YEARS OF ART & FICTION
T I M E L I N E
TERRAN HEGEMONY ERA
2236
• Denebola and Freedom declare themselves
independent
2295
• Stewart Commonality annexed by FWL
• Outer Reaches Rebellion begins
• James McKenna takes command of Terran
Alliance Navy
2237
• Alliance Liberal Party comes to power
2299
• Federation of Skye formed
• New Avalon Grain Rebellion
2300
• TAS Dreadnought, the first true combat
warship, launched
2238
• Marik declares independence
• Charles Marik forms Republic of Marik
2302
• Alliance of Galedon formed
• Outer Reaches Rebellion ends
2239
• Covenant of New Avalon ratified
2241
• Marik Constitution passed at Constitutional
Convention of Republic of Marik
2305
• Capellan-Supremacy War begins
2335
• Taurian Concordat formed
2306
• Ryerson Accords signed
2338
• TH invasion of Syrma
• FWL allies with Capellan Hegemony
• Federation of Oriente founded
2242
• Terran Alliance makes Demarcation Declaration
2308
• Arboris secedes from Capellan Hegemony
2340
• TH Hegemony Research Alliance Department
created
• FWL withdraws alliance with Capellan Hegemony
• Exodus begins
2309
• Capellan-Supremacy War ends
2243
• Tikonov Grand Union founded
2310
• Capellan Commonality formed
2245
• St. Ives Mercantile Association founded
2311
• Council of One summit meeting
2250
• Sian Supremacy founded
• Rim Worlds Republic formed
• Calderon Flotilla leaves Aix-La-Chappelle
2314
• Terran Alliance dissolved
2255
• Second Covenant of New Avalon ratified
2315
• Terran Hegemony formed
• Duchy of Liao formed
2270
• Capellan Hegemony founded
2341
• Lyran Commonwealth founded
2343
• TH Hegemony Business Information Exchange
formed
2345
• Federated Suns and Capellan Commonality sign
Acala Pact
2346
• Federated Suns and Capellan Commonality sign
Almach Accord
2350
• TH Operation Musclebound takes place
• Terran Hegemony Charter issued
• Capellan Renaissance begins
2316
• Juliano Marik signs Treaty of Terra
2271
• Republic of Marik, Federation of Oriente, and
Principality of Regulus sign Document of
Incorporation, forming Free Worlds League
• Treaty of Marik passed
2293
• Stewart War takes place
• First New Avalon-built freighter dedicated
2351
• TH Peers List created
• TH invasion of Quentin, Errai, and Helen
2365
• Aris Crisis begins in Capellan Commonality
2317
• Crucis Pact signed, forming Federated Suns
2366
• Capellan Confederation founded
• James McKenna elected TH Director-General
2319
• Draconis Combine founded
• FWL begins occupation of Capellan
Confederation border worlds
2320
• TH invasion of Terra Firma, Capella and Nanking
BATTLETECH
25 YEARS OF ART & FICTION
19
T I M E L I N E
TERRAN HEGEMONY ERA
2367
• Aris Crisis ends
2417
• FS November Conspiracy begins
2455
• Capellan limit on military rank instituted
• FS occupies Capella Prime, Franco Liao orders
orbital bombardment of Capella Prime
• FS Principalities formed
• LC gains BattleMech technology
• Outworlds Alliance Charter ratified
• CC capital moved to Sian
• TH Military Recruitment and Preparedness Bill
passed
2418
• Armistice between LC and FWL concluded
• Rim War begins
2368
• CC Prefectorate established
2373
• FS Board of Magistrates formed
2376
• Lyran Commonwealth Articles of Acceptance
signed
2389
• TH Grand Survey taken
2391
• TH construction of Castles Brian begins
2392
• TH Succession Bill passed
2420
• War between LC and FWL renewed
2457
• FS gains BattleMech technology
2461
• DC gains BattleMech technology
2462
• FWL gains BattleMech technology
2422
• Rim War ends
• Capellan Confederation’s Xanthe operation takes
place
2427
• War between LC and FWL renewed
2463
• LC Long March Campaign launched
• FWL War Powers Act and Parliamentary
Committee disbanded
2431
• TH seizes Kentares system
2432
• TH Nomination laws revised
2470
• First general strike in TH history
2473
• FS Act of Succession passed
2475
• FWL Invasion of TH stalled by coup
• First full-scale BattleMech vs. BattleMech battle
2398
• First Andurien War begins
• Age of War begins
2478
• FWL Treaty with TH signed
2399
• Novaya Zemlya Incident
2480
• CC Decree of Prime Extension issued
2404
• First Andurien War ends
2488
• Loki Incident
• Duchy of Graham-Marik formed in FWL
• RWR becomes hereditary Amaris holding
2407
• Draconis Combine invasion of Tamar Pact
2496
• First DropShip used
• Tharkad named Lyran capital
2408
• LC makes Vega Strike
2412
• Tintavel Massacre
• Ares Conventions adopted
2413
• Lyran Commonwealth Scout Corps formed
2415
• Outworlds Alliance formed
2416
• War between LC and FWL begins
20
2505
• Order of Lorix formed
ARTIST: GERHARD MOSZI
PUBLICATION: HANDBOOK: HOUSE MARIK
YEAR: 2005
2510
• Rasalhague and DC unite
2439
• TH invents BattleMech
2511
• TC and FS sign Omsol Accords
2443
• First use of BattleMechs in combat
2512
• Decree of Retention issued in Capellan
Confederation
2451
• Time of Tribulation begins in Capellan
Confederation
2518
• FS Treason Trials begin
BATTLETECH
25 YEARS OF ART & FICTION
T I M E L I N E
STAR LEAGUE ERA
2520
• FS Treason Trials end
2558
• Tharkan Accords signed
2575
• LC Tax Reform Debate of 2575
• LC agrees to join the Star League
• Pollux Proclamation issued
2521
• CC Court of Philosophical Inquiry established
2566
• FWL instigates economic crisis in FS
• RWR Manchester Directive issued
2523
• Decimation of Capellan House of Scions
2567
• New Avalon Accords signed
• Reunification War begins
• Taurian Campaign begins
2524
• House of Scions closed
• Davion Civil War begins
• FS agrees to join the Star League
2576
• Case Amber adopted
2569
• Treaty of Vega signed
2577
• Canopian Campaign begins
• DC agrees to join the Star League
2527
• FWL Ambassador expelled from CC
2571
• Star League Accords signed
2528
• Second Andurien War begins
• Star League formed
• TC and CC fight Ariana’s War
• Shandra Noruff-Cameron appointed Commanderin-Chief of Star League Defense Force
2530
• Kossandra Centrella founds the Magistracy of
Canopus
2531
• Second Andurien War ends
• Constitution of Magistracy Free States
established
• Ian Cameron named First Lord of the Star
League
2578
• Star League officially declares war
2579
• Star League renounces tenets of Ares
Conventions
2581
• LC Operation Mailed Fist launched
2572
• Star League Directive 21 instituted
• Star League forces orbitally bombard Robsart
• Santiago Massacre
• Outworlds Campaign begins
• United Triumph Military Exercises take place
• Rim Worlds Campaign begins
• OA Consadine Mission launched
• Border Guards Agreement passed
• Executive Order 4 issued
2537
• Davion Civil War ends
2573
• Malagrotta Affair
• FS Principalities disbanded
• RWR Universal Act of Loyalty passed
2543
• Supreme Court of Lyran Commonwealth created
• Bureau of Star League Affairs created
2574
• Harsh Periphery trade laws and taxes passed
2546
• FS and CC sign Bell Accord
2582
• Shippers License Act passed
2583
• TC Case Black enacted
2584
• FWL captures Canopus IV
• Freebooters War begins
2549
• TH September Revolt
2550
• Sarna Mandate developed
2551
• Third Andurien War begins
2556
• Third Andurien War ends
• CC joins Terran League
• Age of War ends
• TH, CC and FWL sign Treaty of Geneva
ARTIST: CHRIS LEWIS
PUBLICATION: HANDBOOK: MAJOR PERIPHERY STATES
YEAR: 2009
BATTLETECH
25 YEARS OF ART & FICTION
21
T I M E L I N E
STAR LEAGUE ERA
2585
• OA Peace of Cerberus negotiated
2640
• First Martial Olympiad
• Outworlds Campaign ends
2588
• FWL gains control of Magistracy of Canopus
• Freebooters War ends
• Canopian Campaign ends
2592
• LC Estates-General disbanded
2596
• TC surrenders
• Rim Provisional Government surrenders
• Taurian Campaign ends
• Rim Worlds Campaign ends
2597
• Reunification War ends
• TC, MC, RWR and OA become Territorial States
of the Star League
2678
• Marik estate bombed by Scourge of Death
• TC passes Education Reform Act
2650
• Good Years end
2651
• Star League levies new taxes against territorial
states
2652
• DC industrial development program initiated
2660
• LC rescinds foreign tariffs
2667
• Scourge of Death makes first appearance in
FWL
2676
• House units allowed to compete in Martial
Olympiads
2598
• Capellan Decree of Succession issued
2681
• Rim Commonality separates from Principality of
Regulus
• First duel involving SLDF MechWarrior fought
2688
• First Land-Air ‘Mech produced
2700
• Aleksandr Kerensky born
2703
• Purge of FWL begins
2711
• Capellan Decree of Expulsion issued
2728
• War of Davion Succession begins
2729
• FWL Parliament dissolved and arrested
• War of Davion Succession ends
2600
• Good Years begin
2734
• FWL Treaty of Verona signed
2604
• Civil government on Canopus restored
• FWL Parliament reconvened
•
• Kerensky family named “Defenders of the First
Lord”
2735
• FWL Intelligence Act passed
• FS Preparedness Act passed
2605
• Last Star League forces leave TC
2736
• Last Martial Olympiad
2606
• Executive Order 34 issued
2607
• Last Star League forces leave OA
2738
• Simon Cameron named First Lord of the Star
League
• Territorial States given Associate-Member
status
• Aleksandr Kerensky named Commander-in-Chief
of SLDF
2611
• LC Estates-General reconvened
2750
• Simon Cameron begins tour of Star League
2617
• DC capital moved to Luthien
2751
• Simon Cameron killed
• Richard Cameron named First Lord of the Star
League
2623
• Star League system of currency adopted
• Aleksandr Kerensky named Star League Regent
• LC Businessman’s Strike of 2623
2630
• First HPG message transmitted
22
ARTIST: DAN SMITH
PUBLICATION: BLOODRIGHT
YEAR: 1992
BATTLETECH
25 YEARS OF ART & FICTION
T I M E L I N E
SUCCESSION WARS ERA
2777
• Operation Liberation launched
2787
• Kenyon Marik declares himself First Lord of the
Star League
2779
• Terra liberated
• Neutrality of ComStar outlined by
Communications Protocol of 2787
• Stefan Amaris executed
• Federated Suns War Zone Actions become law
2780
• Jerome Blake appointed Minister of
Communications
2788
• Operation Silver Shield amended to include Terra
only
• Aleksandr Kerensky stripped of title of Protector
• All HPGs shut down
2781
• Star League disbanded
2782
• Each Lord of the High Council individually
gives Jerome Blake responsibility for the
reconstruction of Terra
ARTIST: CHRIS LEWIS
PUBLICATION: HANDBOOK: MAJOR PERIPHERY STATES
YEAR: 2009
2752
• Laws imposing heavy taxes on Periphery passed
2783
• Court of the Star League sealed
2784
• FWL Resolution 288 passed
2755
• Birthday Proclamations passed
• FWL Rule of 75 repealed
2760
• FS invades CC in Border War
• 80 percent of SLDF undertakes Operation
Exodus, the remainder pledging assistance to
the Terran reconstruction effort
2762
• Border War ends
• Department of Communications First Circuit
reestablished
• Richard Cameron comes of age
• Prinz Eugen Incident
• Executive Order 156 issued and retracted
• General Order 137 issued
2763
• Taxation Edict passed, but rejected by the
Periphery nations
2785
• Conrad Toyama appointed Chief Administrator of
Dieron HPG
• ComStar Letter of Credit instituted
2765
• 18 Periphery worlds secede from Star League
2766
• Stefan Amaris kills all known Camerons, seizes
95 TH worlds, and gains control of 70
percent of TH HPGs
2767
• Amaris-Kerensky Civil War begins
• Federated Suns suffers Towne Debacle
2786
• First Succession War begins
• Department of Communications changes its
name to ComStar
• ComStar’s Operation Silver Shield approved and
begun
• Minoru Kurita proclaims himself First Lord of
the Star League
• RWR invaded
• Stefan Amaris declares himself First Lord of the
Star League
• Magistracy of Canopus issues Declaration of
Independence
• Pentagon Worlds settled
2769
• RWR destroyed
• Military portion of Operation Silver Shield takes
place
• ComStar takes Terra
2789
• New Delos Massacre
• ComStar Mercenary Review Board formed
2791
• ComStar Archives Branch formed
2796
• Kentares IV Massacre
2798
• First FS offensive against DC
• FS Reformation begins
2801
• FS Reformation ends
• DeChavilier Massacre
• Aleksandr Kerensky dies
• Nicholas Kerensky leads second Exodus
• Exodus Civil Wars begin
2802
• ComStar makes its first true profit
2808
• Ilsa Liao renounces claim to First Lordship
• Second FS offensive against DC
2811
• ComStar ROM formed
• Third FS offensive against DC
2812
• LC Estates-General disbanded
2813
• Taurian-Canopian War begins
2814
• Taurian-Canopian War ends
2772
• SLDF TH Campaign begins
BATTLETECH
25 YEARS OF ART & FICTION
23
T I M E L I N E
SUCCESSION WARS ERA
2815
• Nicholas Kerensky proclaims himself first ilKhan
of the Clans
2842
• FWL Parliament votes to resume all military
funding
2818
• Capellan Science Foundation founded
2843
• Operation Holy Shroud ends
2819
• Jerome Blake dies
2845
• LC Estates-General disbanded
• Conrad Toyama named Prime Administrator of
CS
• ROM purge initiated
2849
• LC Estates- General reconvened
• ComStar Order formed
• LC Triumvirate formed
2820
• Conrad Toyama visits House leaders and raises
HPG rates
2853
• LCS Invincible, last known operational WarShip
in the Inner Sphere, misjumps and is lost
2821
• First Succession War ends
2854
• DC launches second offensive against LC
• LC and FWL sign Peace Accords of Bella I
• FS Marathon Offensive begins
• Clans return to Pentagon Worlds
• Clan Coyote invents the OmniMech
2822
• Exodus Civil Wars end
2860
• TC undergoes Constitutional Crisis of 2860
• DC institutes new mercenary payment plan
2861
• ComStar’s Doctrinal Edict of 2861 formalizes
process of naming Primus
• LC Estates-General reconvened
2823
• LC taxes ComStar and is Interdicted
• ComStar logo created
• Clan Wolverine annihilation begins
ARTIST: DES HANLEY
PUBLICATION: INNER SPHERE
YEAR: 2000
2837
• Oriente HPG destroyed
2864
• Successor States meet in failed peace talks
• Second Succession War ends
2824
• LC taxes and ComStar Interdiction lifted
• FWL Interdicted
• Conrad Toyama begins recruitment trip in
Periphery
• Conrad Toyama dies and is named a saint
2866
• Third Succession War begins
2838
• FWL Interdiction lifted
• DC Shadow War ends
• ComStar War ends
2868
• Clans first use Elementals
• Clan Wolverine annihilated
2825
• Minnesota Tribe attacks Svelvik, Jarrett,
Richmond and Trondheim
• DC Shadow War begins
• ComStar War begins
• Organizational Edict 3056 expands ROM
• ComStar’s Operation Holy Shroud begins
2826
• ComStar News Bureau formed
• ISF attached to Draconis Combine Mustered
Soldiery
2830
• Second Succession War begins
2840
• Chesterton Decree issued by Capellan
Confederation
2834
• Nicholas Kerensky killed
• DC launches first offensive against LC
• Clan Wolf absorbs Clan Widowmaker
2841
• Oriente HPG rebuilt
• FS launches major offensive against DC
24
• Federated Suns St. Ives Raid takes place
BATTLETECH
25 YEARS OF ART & FICTION
• Clan Smoke Jaguar absorbs Clan Mongoose
2870
• FS Cutthroat Fiasco
2877
• ComStar ROM stages Black December incident
2888
• Sian University founded
T I M E L I N E
SUCCESSION WARS ERA
2901
• Andrea Marteen dies
• Dwight Kurstin named Primus of CS
3000
• ComStar begins extensive recruitment in the
Periphery
• First Circuit revolts and leaves Terra
• Wolf’s Dragoons Compromise
• ComStar “Witch-Hunt” transmission sent
3001
• ComStar begins supplying Bandit Kings
• Terra Interdicted
• Court of the Star League unsealed
• ComStar’s Operation Winged Crusader begins
3002
• LC Operation Concentrated Weakness begins
2902
• ComStar Civil War covered up by ROM
3004
• ComStar Jolly Roger Affair takes place
• Court of the Star League resealed
• Wolf’s Dragoons leave for the Inner Sphere
2905
• FS and CC sign Armistice of Van Diemen IV
3005
• Capellan Ministry of Development reorganized
2906
• FWL Home Defense Act passed
• Wolf’s Dragoons appear in FS
3009
• Wolf’s Dragoons return to Clan Wolf for refitting
2908
• LC Military Services Acts modified
3010
• ComStar instigates Marik Civil War
2911
• DC Gray Dragons formed
2912
• Clan Smoke Jaguar puts down the Londerholm
Revolt
2913
• LC Operation Freedom begins
3014
• Anton Marik begins Marik Civil War
2964
• CC Decree of Martial Unity issued
2966
• FWL Concord of Danais signed
2920
• ComStar Periphery Communications Link begun
• Johann O’Reilly forms Marian Hegemony
2979
• ComStar Tripitz affair
3015
• Marik Civil War ends
• New Avalon Institute of Science created
3019
• Wolf’s Dragoons return to Clan Wolf again for
refitting
• Operation Holy Shroud II begins
2921
• DC Davarapala Accords signed
2985
• Clan Sea Fox becomes Clan Diamond Shark
2933
• ComStar Guards and Militia formed
2987
• LC Deep Raid of 2987
2952
• Federated Suns Great Lee Turkey Shoot
2988
• Capellan Death Commandos formed
• Federated Suns Warrior’s Cabal formed
2955
• Some MC Elector positions become hereditary
2959
• Adrienne Sims begins having nightmares about
an invasion from beyond the Periphery
• ComStar Explorer Corps formed
2961
• First Explorer Corps ships enter the Periphery
3020
• OA Educational Exchange Program begins
3022
• Concord of Kapteyn signed
• McCarron’s War begins
• Federated-Commonwealth Alliance Document
signed
• First Circuit reorganized to include Tharkad,
Atreus, Sian and New Avalon
3024
• Concord of Kapteyn ratified by all members
2989
• FWL Special Resolution 512 passed
3025
• Third Succession War ends
• DC Strike of 2989
• McCarron’s War ends
2996
• FWL Accountability Edict issued
• FWL Logistics Act passed
BATTLETECH
25 YEARS OF ART & FICTION
• Capellan Confederation’s Operation
Doppelganger takes place
3026
• Federated Suns’ Operation Galahad 3026 takes
place
25