The Reclamation War 2012-2013

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The Reclamation War 2012-2013

Postby militaryfreak » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:52 am

After North Mirthan annexed the island of Narische in October of 2011. resistance groups sprang up almost overnight. The South wasted no time in supplying the rebels, but a massive problem arose. Narische was majority Muslim, brought over by Indonesian traders in the 1800's. It wasn’t long before Al-Qaeda linked groups began to spring up, to avoid being labeled as a terrorist supporter, South Mirthan was forced to withdraw aid.
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February 4th 2012
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Crackdown was brutal. both rebels and protesters alike were targeted by the North Mirthanese. who treated the operation like martial law as opposed to peacekeeping.

March 10th 2012
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in 2012 North Mirthanese president Valerie Hess was gunned down in in front of a theater along with her husband, chauffeur and several bystanders. Narische based extremists take credit. reactionary-minded vice-president Joachim Basinger takes up leadership. Basinger condemns the south of instigating the attack. an accusation the south denied.

April 2nd 2012
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Angered by the March 10th attack, and inspired by president Basinger, Northern nationalists attack the Royal Palace in South Mirthan. The Royal guard repel the attack. 3 Guards were killed and 10 other wounded. 13 nationalists were killed along with 56 wounded. In the following days 38 more are arrested. the total force was revealed to be 127 strong. around 20 managed to evade capture.

April 21st 2012
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Rebels pose for a photo. social media became a powerful tool for the rebels to lean on. using it to garner support and publicize the oppressive conditions of North Mirthanese occupation.

May 13th 2012
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When an opportunity arises, Al-Qaeda linked militants capture the lightly garrisoned city of Landsen with Southern supplied weaponry. The South launches an air campaign and occupies a portion of the city, sending a mechanized infantry division and 2 airborne brigades along with a gunship wing. When pressured, the South claim their goal is to fight terrorists, making it politically impossible for North Mirthan and the International community to object to their presence.

May 17th 2012
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South Mirthanese KLSK Operators consult with rebel forces in a village outside Landsen.

May 30th 2012
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Airmen cheer the first succesful strike on Al-Qaeda forces. the attack carried out by 2 gunships destroyed 5 vehicles and killed a top Al-Qaeda lieutenant.

The South carries out a few token strikes and raids on Al-Qaeda forces but by and large does little to halt the rebel advance, even occupying the territory taken by rebels, preventing Northern counterattacks on such areas.

June 4th 2012
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Rebel forces in a captured Humvee recover a crashed South Mirthanese recon drone. South Mirthan had placed hefty bounties for the recovery of personnel and equipment.

July 25th 2012
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South Mirthan usurps control of Landsen, and residents rejoice. Many journey to the mainland to see family they had been isolated from, many also join rebel groups, to take up the cause. The sparsely populated Narische countryside is unquestionably rebel. The biggest obstacle remains Joint-Base Narische, a former South Mirthanese combined Air and Army base, the islands main defense installation. Rebels surround it, and begin combined artillery strikes.

August 10th 2012
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Rebel forces charge over a berm are met by heavy machine gun fire. The rebels were outmatched in every way. with only weight of numbers swinging in their favor.

August 24th 2012
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North Mirthanese troops abandon their Bradley fighting vehicle after being struck by recoilless rifle fire.

September 9th 2012
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Rebels fire artillery into Joint-Base Narische. the rebel artillery inventory was varied, ranging from mortars, to captured northern guns, and of course, the Zis-3 gun pictured above. supplied from South Mirthan's cold war stockpiles

October 10th 2012
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Completely surrounded, besieged North Mirthanese forces could only receive supplies from the air. Aerial resupply proved unreliable, and the operation soon turned to evacuation.

October 22nd 2012
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After a siege of nearly 3 months the base surrenders in October. 416 North Mirthanese troops are left behind and taken prisoner. It is thought that the biggest failure of the North Mirthanese commanders was underestimating the rebel capability.

November 1st 2012
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North Mirthanese troops are released from rebel custody. their joy quckly turns back to fear when the see they are being give to the South Mirthanese.

The captured North Mirthanese troops were detained in horrific conditions, and subject to war crimes by angry rebels and terrorists. South Mirthan sent columns of armored infantry out, recovering hundreds of Northern soldiers from rebel hands, killing any Al-Qaeda groups in the way. The Northern troops were released back to North Mirthan, the act of clemency further cemented international support for South Mirthans cause. South Mirthan retook Joint-Base Narische by strong arming rebel forces to leave. Troop presence was ramped up, and more infantry and support, along with an armored brigade is flown into Joint-Base Narische.

November 7th 2012
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South Mirthanese KMSK Operators set up a coastal listening post to spy on Northern naval transmissions.

It was now clear that the South was not there to fight rebels, but to retake control. The North offers an ultimatum. South Mirthan will leave its presence in Narische, or face an open war along the border. The last border war in 1999 was a clear Southern victory, but the North was on equal terms now, the idea of large scale war was horrifying. The North dispatched its navy into the Sea of Dragons, in a show of force.

November 12th.
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A rebel convoy speed to their next target, the city of Crestin.

The International community steps in. The Russian Pacific Fleet arrives and blockades the large ports of New Berln and Schutenhelm. forcing the North Mirthanese to rely on cargo planes to bring in supplies. Not long after, the Southern Navy joined in and designated No-Fly zones for any nations aircraft. limiting Northern resupply to a few air corridors. and greatly reducing airstrike potential. With the Russians present, North Mirthan was forced to comply, especially since the US had began to cut ties and normalize relations with the South.

December 25th 2012
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Rebel forces spend Saturnalia day hiding from North Mirthanese gunships patrolling the area.

January 3rd 2013
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Fighting for Crestin raged on. North Mirthan was forced to rely on light vehicles and equipment due to aerial mobility restrictions. Greatly limiting firepower. rebels were slowly gaining ground in Crestin.

January 15th 2013
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A humorous photo. Rebel soldiers attempt to enlist the help of civilian mechanics to fix one of their broken down technicals

February 28th 2013
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The crew of SMS Admiral Claus Von Schrader wave to their families as they leave port.

In February a South Mirthanese submarine receives warning shots for drifting too close to a North Mirthanese flotilla. Confusing the warning for actual fire, the Captain ordered to dive, launched all 69 torpedoes and then retreated. One of the Torpedoes strikes the Northern frigate NNS Ubelrecht, killing 18 sailors and ultimately sinking the ship. It was official, war was on.

March 3rd 2013
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A South Mirthanese Marine is reunited with his wife in the city of Crestin after they were separated in the 2011 Conflict

in Narische, South Mirthanese forces spring into action, ripping across the island. The Northern troops, without heavy weapons, and with equipment better suited for occupation, retreat en masse to Schutenhelm

March 5th 2013
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A North Mirthanese ATGM team disembarks from a LAV-25 attmpting to get some shots off at advancing Southern Forces.

March 12th 2013
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A North Mirthanese maritime patrol aircraft spotted South Mirthanese ships off the coast of Narische and engaged firing 4 anti-ship missiles. unfortunately, the targeted ship was in fact the Russian Slava-Class Cruiser RFS Varyag. The missiles were defeated by the ships countermeasures and the Northern plane shot down. its crew bailed out and were taken prisoner by the Russian navy. The international incident drew attention to the conflict. South Mirthan insisted the Russians pull out of danger, and Southern victory on Narische was imminent. The Russians agreed, and their fleet returned to Vladivostok.

March 24th 2013
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South Mirthanese marines take a photo with a captured LAV-25. The LAV was an effective North Mirthanese vehicle made in the US. however they suffered from lack of ammo and fuel, causing many to be abandoned.

March 27th 2013
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SMS Imperator fires Sea Rapier-3 missiles to intercept incoming anti-ship missiles.

April 3rd 2013
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Crew aboard the SMS Liberator recieve the first batch of injured sailors from the sinking frigate SMS Markus Lenz, where 24 sailors were killed, and 82 injured.

by April, South Mirthan had mostly won the battle for naval supremacy around Narische. The South lost 2 destroyers and a frigate. with a cost of 76 sailors. North Mirthan lost 3 submarines and 4 Frigates.

April 10th 2013
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Marine motorized units on foot advance behind the main battle line as they advance on postions outside Shutenhelm.

April 29th 2013
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Schutenhelm officially surrenders to the South Mirthanese. the South claims victory in Narische and extends an offer of peace, confident North Mirthan will cut their losses before thing get to bloody.

May 5th 2013
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The offer of peace is rejected by the infuriated Northern government. Still having the element of surprise and knowing Southern fear of a fullscale border war, the North attacks across the border. starting with all out missile, rocket and artillery barrage on Southern Positions.

May 7th 2013
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While the surprise was not total, it was a shock enough to force the South to fallback to their 2nd defense lines after only 2 days of fighting.

May 11th 2013
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A second retreat was ordered as Southern Air superiority had not achieved its goals yet. and South Mirthan fell back the the 3rd defense lines.

May 12th 2013
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A Crusader vehicle caught in bombardment is heavily damaged and immobile, but the crew of special forces managed to survive and flagged down another vehicle to get a ride back.

May 15th 2013
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Both sides now took up positions on the 3rd defense line. preparing for another offensive. In the action the city of Markuslandung fell to the North Mirthanese, and they now had Polis in their sights. Southern Air Force General  Franz Kruger came up with a plan. The Air Force would use its planes defensively letting the army move in troops without having to worry about airstrikes. however it would also mean the North could do the same. the hope was it would allow time for more fighters to be rebased to the front. Then, when the attack came. Southern planes would surge in large numbers and wrest control of the skies and strike Northern troops.

May 17th 2013
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an ATGM squad offloads their equipment into a fighting position. on the front line.

May 18th 2013
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A Northern mechanized convoy makes for the front line. Some historians and theorists speculate the North's advance was a bit too quick, causing unnecessary strain on supply lines.

May 20th 2013
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South Mirthanese tanks thunder through a checkpoint on their way to their positions near the city of Japanischeberg.

May 23rd 2013
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North Mirthanese Cavalry scouts scan for any signs of Southern counterattack in the Rattack region.

May 26th 2013
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A South Mirthanese tank destroyer settles into postion, hiding amidst buildings and farmland.

June 1st 2013
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an Abrams tank fires at South Mirthanese tanks. note the grass has been set on fire by the heat of the muzzle flash.

Northern Forces surge towards the defense line. Fighting is fierce, but North makes small breakthroughs in some areas.

June 2nd 2013
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A south Mirthanese mechanized formation is set upon by Northern gunship helicopters. a Flakpanzer-72 engages. Flakpanzer-72's also saw some action in an anti-infantry role. mulching enemy troops exposed in the open.

June 3rd 2013
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General Krugers air plan saw success, not quite what was hoped, but effective enough nevertheless. Northern casualties doubled practically overnight.

June 4th 2013
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North Mirthanese infantry disembark to take a village after South Mirthanese vehicles were suppressed. Brutal door-to-door combat ensued.

June 7th 2013
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North Mirthanese troops cheer as their president announces victory over the radio.

The Northern offensive made some gains, but ultimatley stalled out. horrific casualties on both sides. with the North losing nearly 3 times as much as the South Mirthanese. A ceasefire was agreed. South Mirthan would keep Narische, and the North would keep 98% of the territory gained on the mainland.

June 7th 2013
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"Der Albtraum ist vorbei..."
"The nightmare is over..."
South Mirthanese leadership announces the ceasefire to the battle weary troops on the frontlines.

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The Peace treaty was treated as a victory by the North Mirthanese despite the loss of Narische. It proved the North was capable of facing the South on a largescale war (provided the retained the element of surprise). Unfortunately, loss of US financial aid and the massive amount spent on the war began to damage North Mirthans already fragile position. A heavy tax hike brought huge unrest. to quell things, North Mirthan permitted its poorer provinces to secede, and the nations of Korban, Tartania, and Vagar were born. later a 4th province was released forming the Free City of Okinashima. The victory came at a cost for the North Mirthanese. which would culminate in the 3-day war in 2014 and the Blood War in 2016. despite economic woes, North Mirthan is more united than ever under its reactionary and nationalistic government. this will only cause problems for the south in the future.
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Re: The Reclamation War 2012-2013

Postby Duerer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:09 am

Those German police cars from 2005 have a special place in my heart. Gladly I still have some of the stickers intact.
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Re: The Reclamation War 2012-2013

Postby Omega Prime » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:38 pm

Great work as usual. Bravo.
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