Operation Massive Wedge
|Operation Massive Wedge|
|Part of Kalirion Fracture|
Initial fleet movements at the outset of the operation.
|Drak-Modan||Republic of Yardistan||Lords Appellant of the Isles|
|Commanders and leaders|
|/ Nathan II|
Commander in Chief
Adm. Pierre Francois
| Natopian Defense Force
Drak-Modani Defense Force
|Casualties and losses|
Operation Massive Wedge was an operation of the Natopian Defense Force and the Drak-Modani Defense Force, and Raspur Pact forces to secure the islands of So-Sara and the naval base Sabatini.
Prompted by the Republic of Yardistan sudden resurgence of its thirst for annexation, and combined with the same Republic's repudiation of the Raspur Pact and proclaiming pacifism, the interested Raspur Pact parties in the area became concerned about the logistical troubles of allowing the entire Benacian Chain Islands to fall under one regime, and an anti-Pact one at that. The Bovic Kingdom of Drak-Modan was able to quickly and without much struggle establish itself in the former county of Lachmodan and lodge a disputed claim to the So-Saran islands, on grounds of those islands being within the former ducal domain of Nathan II, some nebulous ancestral claims of the Line of Drak and tactical, logistical, and economic requirements for Drak-Modan. Various other vulture states (mostly Raspur Pact inheritors) supported the Drak-Modani claim. To bolster the claim of his new kingdom, Nathan II ordered the 2nd Exploratory Group of the Natopian Navy out of Angus Space-Naval Port, towards Dracoheim, So-Sara, to restore order in the name of Bovic Kingdom of Drak-Modan, provide support for the Drak-Modani Defense Force, and eventually cement the Drak-Modani claim over every So-Saran island.
The 2nd Exploratory Group of the Natopian Navy is a light carrier group with a versatile mission profile.
- NDS Bagelcratican II, Ziegeland Class Light Carrier (1,000)
- 2 N-1 fighters; 2 HB-3 bombers (3,000)
- NDS Eisboyle, Eisboyle Class Assault Ship (1,000)
- 18 troop transports (1,800)
- NDS Chion, Vista de Nada Class Destroyer (1,000)
- 24 cruise missiles; 1 passenger aircraft (300)
- NDS Darkness, Unterdu Class Submarine (1,000)
- NDS Thunder, Skyfire Class Cruiser (2,500)
- 905th Air Squadron: 20 Covrigi Jump Jets (3,000)