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|Part of the "Wars of the Disinherited"|
|Raspur Pact||Eastern Eura Trade Association|
|Trans-Euran Command||Eurani War League|
|Casualties and losses|
Following the disappointing outcome of Operation Jungle Bolo, launched by Trans-Euran Command against the Eastern Eura Trade Association in 1717 AN, the Raspur Pact was obliged to focus on consolidating its limited gains, namely the captured port of Zinjibar, whilst stabilising the frontier as fighting continued around the city of Norasht. The Military of the Suren Confederacy was withdrawn from combat operations in 1718 AN in order to reorganise and re-equip. As this process was expected to take up to three years to complete, the frontier, unsettled by the invasion and the rise of the Confederacy of the Dispossessed, was placed under the charge of the Constancian-led Allied Mission in the Suren Confederacy and a collection of paramilitary forces drawn from across the member-states of the Euran Economic Union.
Whilst the manufacturing capacity and bottomless manpower reserves of the Raspur Pact could eventually crush the piratical Confederacy of the Dispossessed in a deluge of wartime production, there would be an interim period of potentially several years where the Suren Confederacy was vulnerable to a counteroffensive from the Green. Thus the Norasht campaign would have to be fought, at least in its initial stages, as a defensive operation focused upon consolidation and holding.
During the period when the Armed Forces of the Suren Confederacy was focused upon its own reorganisation, and while the allied forces under Trans-Euran Command authority tasked with defending the frontier maintained a defensive posture, the fighting around Norasht City was carried on by an assortment of non-state armed groups, including contingents from the Honourable Company, Humanist Vanguard Divisions, and kul regiments raised from the Green.
Amongst the Dispossessed meanwhile, a warlord had arisen who styled himself as the Khan of Shahpéo. Of this individual it was said that he was,
exceedingly powerful, great in dignity, lofty in station, victor over the Raspurids, whose territories are vast and his cities great, holding his audiences in a golden pavilion, magnificently decorated, constructed of wooden rods, covered in plaques of gold, where he sits in the centre, reclined upon a wooden couch covered in plaques of silver gilt, its legs being pure silver and their base encrusted with precious stones.
The Norasht campaign, as a defensive and attritional battle was generally considered to have concluded with the return of the Military of the Suren Confederacy to offensive military operations during the sixth month of 1722 AN. At which point the allied contingents generally ceased to carry the burden of the fighting and shifted their focus to logistical support and an advisory role.
1718: Retreat and recovery
Opposing forces in 1718
|Gulf of Zinjiba Division||Example||Example|
|Gulf of Vayelon Division||Example||Example|
1719: Action and stalemate
Whilst the Surenid Armed Forces withdrew and reorganised, allied contingents from Constancia and the Benacian Union plugged the gap alongside the Lashkar-e-Yazatá and a motley assortment of private military contractors. Most notably, the infusion of 682,399 from the 1st Reserve of the Constancian Home Guard corrected for the dangerous imbalance of available manpower between the two sides. In spite of this, the allied forces found themselves at a disadvantage across almost all categories, except at sea, obliging the maintenance of a defensive posture.
Opposing forces in 1719
|Nivardom Banner Fleet||
1720: Surenid forces return
Opposing forces in 1720
The Natopian Spacefleet set its sights on the former Bassarid port of Rei in Eura, their target: the decimated First Fleet hiding in the shadows. The First Fleet was originally based in Passas but was severely damaged by Operation Purple Splendor. It was returning from the high seas where it impressed hundreds of escaping Pallisicans into forced service in its ranks. The orbital strike, initiated on 16.VII.1720, was partially successful. They had managed to inflict moderate damage to the First Fleet. The initial assessment indicated that between 25% and 50% of the fleet was damaged or destroyed. The Natopian Spacefleet would regroup, analyze, and learn from this operation too.