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The Stewart Regiment during the 2nd Kalan Civil War - 329TW
In 329TW, the planetary governments of Hiroseke and Stewart, re-ignited their feud on Kalan, an iridium-
mining colony they had founded together decades before hand, and over which they had already fought one
bitter struggle. Japanese and Scots were again in open warfare over production rights and were shooting at
each other for another five years...
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(British and NeoSov ranges).
This time they had reached a stalemate of entrenched
positions as, unlike during the the previous conflict,
by 329TW both sides had taken the opportunity to
spend some of their vast, iridium derived wealth on
superior weapons of war. The government of Hiroseke
decided to produce all of their war materiel on-planet
and set about a crash-building programme, however
the Stewart Colonists took a rather different approach.
They already had a very highly motivated, almost fanatical force led by the charismatic, though politically wily,
planetary governor Lord Alex of Lothian (a small town in the mountains of the Stewart home world) and, in light of
the previous hostilities, they had raised a standing, permanently armed militia prior to the conflict of 329TW.
That civil war saw the Stewart peoples faced with two problems. Firstly, military leadership: they did have the
occasional, talented, experienced military leader - like Major FitzAlan - who had previously served with the
Thunderbolt Division mercenary company and, such was his ability and personality, his men would follow him almost
anywhere. But he was the exception: generally the Stewart leaders, whilst politically canny, were lacking in real
military training, with mostly inexperienced officers with just the odd capable sergeant. However, their fighting force
made up for this lack of effective leadership with both flair and great familiarity with their personal weapons and also
the rigours of hunting game (a national sport - almost an obsession) and this stood them in some stead.
Secondly, their problem was one of simple manufacturing capacity. The Stewart cities had only one Heavy Plant
manufacturing complex in Hardgate, which made both small space ships and heavy transport vehicles but they
quickly converted this over into making armoured fighting vehicles. From plans supplied to them from an undisclosed
source (although almost certainly via connections on old Terra), they began to manufacture both a heavy MBT called
the Apollo and an MICV called Artemis.