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The Cecach Campaign 322 - 329TW
The planet of Cecach (technically, Cecach Prime around the star Cecach) was one of a cluster of planetary
systems which had been colonised by Terran Europeans in the late third century. This included Podel's World
(mostly settled by Romanian people), Novoya Swoboda and Cecach settled by humans from a Czech
background and others.
All vehicle models and figures in 15mm are by Brigade
(EuroFed, Polish, German and Slammers ranges). Many
are also available in 6mm from the same manufacturer.
In 322TW, the Cecach Federal Government based in the
capitol of Praha found themselves in conflict with a
Republican movement and - what had been a political,
ideological and religiously driven struggle - rapidly developed
into a hot war with violent conflict.
Novoya Swoboda - the nearest system - although aligned
politically and culturally, attempted to stay neutral in the
conflict, besides which, shipping to both sides became a lucrative business (and the ore production of Cecach was
both prodigious and highly profitable).
As the war progressed it stalled: the weapon systems of both sides were not designed for long conflict, suited more
to police actions. On top of that, the troops involved - whilst motivated by both religion and a sense of righteousness
- were not highly trained. The battlefield became entrenched with Federal Garrisons maintaining defensive positions
around star bases - usually positioned alongside either mining areas or capital cities - and the Republicans attempted
to attack these with limited success, having little heavy equipment and generally only looted Federal AFVs or those
that had been brought with defecting units.
Around 325TW the Republicans began to use a series of wheeled AFVs supplied by the Forges de Milhaud arms
company based on Trinity. How they found their way to Cecach was difficult to explain, although independent
shippers from Novoya Swoboda were suspected (a claim the Swoboda government vehemently denied). How they
were paid for was even harder to explain but the future mineral wealth of whomsoever ultimately controlled Cecach
was a bargaining chip in any negotiation.