In 1999, a North Mirthanese training flight was intercepted and destroyed by South Mirthanese fighters. Tensions had finally boiled over and the South Invaded its northern neighbor. after several failed UN resolutions, both nations declared war on each other.
In 1989, after the collapse of the communist government in the south, the province of Rattack seceded from South Mirthan to form their own socialist state. The south went to great lengths to modernize. they promoted foreign investment, and subsidized industry. in 6 years of capitalist rule, the massive tech boom pioneered by the US reconstruction foloowing ww2 emerged. The south turned their sights North, aiming to retake their lost land from 1984, or possibly unite the island of MirthanDecember 1st 1999
After their victory over the south in 1984, the north went to great lengths fortifying its newly captured territoties, particularly around the large city of Jagarstolz. Bunkers like this dotted the landscape, forming a defensive line along the border.December 4th 1999
After war was officially declared, The south adopted a passive approach to the conflict. The Navy was dispatched along Northern supply routes, and forces put on high alert across the border.The crew of the South Mirthanese cruiser Redeemer batten down the hatches and ready their weapons after pulling over a Northern freighter. A small team of marines is seen preparing for boarding action.December 19th 1999
Both sides attempted several aggressive actions over the first few weeks. Northern troops kept their defenses constantly shifting to avoid weak points.South Mirthanese infantry from the 19th Royal Airborne Regiment drop out of a helicopter to reinforce positions near Japanischeberg, in response to larger North Mirthanese presence. 2 days later, the 19th regiment was pulled out after the northern forces withdrew from the area.December 20th 1999
North Mirthanese troops arm themselves inside one of the many bunkers across the border. Responding to a South Mirthanese mechanized unit moving towards them 15 kilometers away. The attack never came, and the Southern forces pulled back not long after.January 1st 2000
The war finally kicks of with a bang, the southern air force launches a series of savage airstrikes against Northern defenses. effectively paving the way for the ground invasion.Lieutenant Heinrich Schroeder (Senpai 3) takes off from Fort Adler. He and the rest of Senpai Squadron are carrying JDAM guided bombs. which the top brass have been eager to use in real combat.January 1st 2000
The "New year's offensive" was devastating for the North Mirthanese. Modern weapons like JDAMs and cruise missiles obliterated Northern positions, guided bombs descended through air vents, windows and doorways, destroying facilities from the inside. of the over 300 bunker complexes, a third were knocked out of commission by Southern Airstrikes. destroying large stockpiles of ammunition, and inflicting horrific casualties.January 4th 2000
The Southern army begins moving troops into staging areas on January 3rd. The North Mirthanese dig in and ready their defenses. January 10th 2000
The attack finally happens. The Southern Army and Airforce drive forward across the border. The Royal Marine LCAC units land behind enemy lines 10 kilometers north of Jagerstolz, Catching the North off guard.Marines disembark from a Tpz 400 Tiger during the beach landings. The plan was that while the Army engages the frontlines, the North will have to send aircraft to halt the marines advance. Thus leaving the front line vulnerable to Southern air attacks. Luckily, the Navy's SAM umbrella greatly mitigated the damage dealt to the marine landing force.January 10th 2000
Northern reinforcements mobilize after the front lines fall to the Southern army. The strange vehicle behind them is a RaketenPanzer. (Missile Tank) in the late 90s south and latin american countries began selling off their aging Sherman tanks. the North bought hundreds, re fitting them with anti-tank missiles knowing they could not compete with the South's modernized military. They were especially worried about the Champion 1 MBT the South had introduced in 1991.January 11th 2000
A southern tank commander admires his handiwork. despite the massive amounts of Northern Armor, they consisted mostly of outdated american made M60 Pattons and Raketenpanzers. The southern tanks were accurate at 8700 yards, much further than their northern counterparts. what few direct hits Northern tanks managed to inflict, failed to destroy any Southern Champion 1 tanks. however, 3 were immobilized, 1 had its main cannon destroyed, and another suffered a hit to the magazine, ripping a large hole in the turret but killing no one. The tanks were repaired and re-fielded a few weeks later. January 13th 2000
After 2 days of fighting, Northern command declared the battle lost, and pulled out its remaining troops. A group of infanty hitch a ride aboard a Raketenpanzer, one of the last of its kind. The Raketenpanzers were nearly eliminated from Northern inventory in just 2 days.January 13th 2000
The south certainly didn't get through without casualties. Southern losses totaled to 213. tiny compared to 10,000+ in the North.January 22nd 2000
The North Mirthanese army began to reinforce Jagerstolz. They were no longer fighting agaisnt a poor communist army like in 1984. The South was modernized their opponents were the 2nd strongest military in the pacific.February 1st 2000
After more than a week of fighting, Jagerstolz was surrounded by the Southern army to the south, east, and west, and the Royal Marines in the north. they finally surrendered on February 1st.newly liberated North Mirthanese citizens wave to their heroes. Jagerstolz was taken by the north in 1984. Among the crowd partisans can be seen.March 3rd 2000
on February 2nd, The UN requested a 20 day ceasefire. Both sides accepted, but hostilities resumed on the 22nd. on March 3rd, the south launched another offensive. obliterating the second line just as quickly as the first. in less than 72 hours, Southern troops had retaken all of their territory, and were ready to invade North Mirthan proper.March 5th 2000A Tiger IFV goes airborne off a sand dune during the advance to the city of KagoshimaMarch 6th 2000
As the fighting in Kagoshima raged on, Southern armored units formed a perimeter around the area to deal with counterattacks.A South Mirthanese tank crew inspects the damage after hitting an anti tank mine 2 kilometers from the city limits. March 6th 2000
The battle for Kagoshima is dominated by infantry tactics, The old streets are narrow, making it difficult for tanks and other vehicles to maneuver. what few tanks the north were able to bring in were obliterated by modern anti-tank weapons and airstrikes.March 13th 2000
3/5 of the city has fallen to the Southern army. The north desperately fights on, as the UN debates on resolutions to the conflict.April 3rd 2000
The city is under Southern control, but pockets of resistance remain.April 5th 2000North Mirthanese General Herman Braus officially surrenders at the city of Adlerfelsen. He hands his sword to South Mirthanese general Hans Schutenhelm. The UN manage to organize a permanent ceasefire on May 2nd. the two sides officially sign a peace treaty on May 21st 2000.
The UN manage to organize a permanent ceasefire on May 2nd. the two sides officially sign a peace treaty on May 21st. The South emerged victorious without question. Following the loss, the United states began to increase aid to North Mirthan. over the next few years, North Mirthan would recieve up-to-date US equipment including F-18 jets and M1 Abrams tanks.