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Yaladar War
Date 1920-1925
Location Yaladar pennisula
Result Yaladar pennisula given to Mirkuleon Empire

Mirkuleon victory

Mirkuleon Empire leaves brotherhood of nations

Belligerents
Second Mirkuleon Empire Yaladar republic
Mirkuleon nationalists New Freeland
Freeland
New Donber
Commanders and leaders
Grand Marshal Qosvgatl President Victor lakeside
Units involved
Yaladar legion

Chresqha volunteers

45th royal paratrooper regiment

22nd New Freelander airborne division

14th New Freelander armoured division

44th New Donberian shock troops regiment

38th New Donberian armoured infantry regiment

Yaladar republican armed forces

Strength
2,000,000 3,000,000
Casualties and losses
750,000 1,000,000
The Yaladar war was an armed conflict in the Yaladar pennisula of the Mirkuleon Empire between originally the newly formed republic of Yaladar led by an ethnic Yaladar human goverment against pro empire mirkuleons who formed the free mirkuleon kingdom in the north. The Free Mirkuleon Kingdom fell due to a lack of support from the Mirkuleon Empire in 1908. The Free Mirkuleon Kingdom abolished its monarchy after its King fled to the Empire. The Mirkuleon state launched a campaign of repression of humans in their territory. Yaladar invaded the Mirkuleon state in 1910 and defeated its military and had its leaders executed. The Yaladar humans afterwards started their own campaigns of terror against the Mirkuleons through massacres and banning the usage of the Yaladar Mirkuleon language. The ultranationalist political movement the Greater Mirkulea union gained interest in the conflict, the Chesqhra paramilitary stared to send volunteers to Yaladar and many Yaladar Mirkuleons joined the paramilitary. The Chesqhra led an uprising in the city of Dzechamber in 1920, with an army fifty thousand strong. The Yaladar army numbered roughly three hundred thousand at the time.

Yaladar independence 1906-1912

Yaladar was a hold of the Mirkuleon empire, it had a population of around 25,000,000 with a large human majority at sixty percent of the population whilst fourty percent of the population were mirkuleon tension was high in the hold especially since the Mirkuleon minority held almost all the power in the island. The male members of the clan ruling Yaladar all died in the great war leaving the hold leaderless. The mirkuleon population waited for their army to simply declare marshal law however the mirkuleon army had suffered from heavy losses and did not have the strength to make it through to Yaladar. The Navy of Yaladar as well was almost decimated by the naval battles with new Freeland. The humans of Yaladar instead formed their own parliment and then decided to create a republic and to vote for indepence. Since Yaladar lacks any resources and has almost no good farmland, the mirkuleon empire did not try to engange in any attempt to invade. The Emperor Kevousalar VII recongised Yaladar independece as long as the new nation did not join the Humanic union. The Mirkuleon population felt as if they had been betrayed by the Emperor and so decided to declare their own independent nation the Free mirkuleon kingdom in which ruled king Felayasakas. This kingdom was unrecongised by Yaladar and so it sent the newly formed Yaladar army to crush the kingdom. The kingdom had its own royal army made up of ex mirkuleon army and navy personal numbering around twenty thousand. The Royal army managed to defeat the large and inexprienced Yaladar army which was defeated twice in its efforts to stop Felaysakas. After a third battle the royal army was defeated and Felayasakas fled to the Empire in 1908. Felaysakas spent his remaining days in White mountain campaigning in favour of an invasion of the pennisula. The free mirkuleon kingdom went through a succession crisis and it was taken over by mirkuleon noblitiy who had their titles abolished, these nobles formed the mirkuleon state which organised a campaign of terror within its own borders against the human population and against mirkuleons who were seen as pro human sympathisers. the goverment of president Yamaghara was pressured by a popular vote invade the mirkuleon state this conflict lasted two years  and it ended with the mirkuleon state being dismantled and its leading members executed in 1910. Yamaghara offered Mirkuleons the vote and gave them political equality with the human population which angered many Yaladar nationalists who feared that the Mirkuleons would vote to rejoin the Empire. The Yaladar humans started their own campaigns of terror against Mirkuleons. President Yamaghara offered the first democratic legislative council elections in 1911 and the first democratic presidential elections in 1912. As it was expected Yaladar humans voted for pro Yaladar human parties and mirkuleons voted for pro mirkuleon parties. 

The 1911 legislative council elections used first past the post system however instead of using counties or boroughs as in mirkuleon imperial elections instead voting based on one man's vote the population was about 52% male and 48% female, sixty percent of the population was over the age of twenty (the voting age). This meant that 7,800,000 people had the vote, of this number around five percent were mirkuleon. The problem of this election is that the Mirkuleon electorate was 390,000 which was dwarfed by the human 7,410,000 electorate.This led to Mirkuleon disatifaction and calls for a seperate Mirkuleon state, the leading party officials of the Mirkuleon league called for a twin parliament to be set up, with a Mirkuleon chamber and a human chamber, which would allow for Mirkuleon parties to have more representative power over their species.

mirkuleon percentage mirkuleon votes human percentage human votes total votes political positions
National Republican party 0% 0 30% 2223000

republicanism

civic nationalism

Mirkuleon league 50% 195,000 0% 0 mirkuleon nationalism
democratic congress  0% 0 20% 1482000 Pan human nationalism
Yaladar indepedence party 0% 0 25% Yaladar ultranationalism
Greater Mirkulea union 40% 156,000 0% Mirkuleon ultra nationalism
Yaladar conservative democracts 10% 39000 5% Democratic conservatism
National liberal party 0% 0 20%

national liberalism

cultural conservatism

consitutionalism

The 1912 presidential elections were done through direct voting, where the electorate would vote on a desired president based upon a majoritarian system, whoever gained the most votes would became the president, with no relations to the votes casted in the legislature election. This seperation of the powers was enshrined in the Yaladar consitution, each party presented their own candidate to run for office.Yamghara of the national republican party won the presidential ticket. The vice presidential election was won by democratic congress leader Xhoyagar.

New Freelander-Yaladar deal 1912-1920

The republic of Yaladar exprienced in fighting between various human rebel groups each with different goals, New Freeland offered the Yaladar goverment run by President Yamaghara support in the civil war effort if he allowed for Yaladar to be used to dock New freelander ships and submarines and aircraft bases and carriers. Yamaghara agreed to this and ten New Freelander aircraft carriers docked at the various Yaladar ports whilst hundreds of destroyers and frigattes and thousands of fighter planes were stationed at Yaladar. Emperor Kevousalar VII wrote to President Victor Lakeside telling him to limit the numbers of New Freelander army personal, however the President ignored his letter and so in 1914, The Vizier of Foreign affairs met the secetary of foreign affairs in the brotherhood of nations head quarters on the Brotherhood island in the lion's rock islands. The two discussed deals to limit New Freelander military expansion in the region, the Mirkuleon Empire would respect the soverignty of Yaladar whilst New Freeland would only keep two aircraft bases and three army bases and four destroyers as well as no aircraft carriers  however the President refused to listen to the treaty. The cheiftain of the Lion's rock islands created a barricade using his large navy to cut Yaladar off from New Freeland.

This led to the eight years of tension as New Freeland did not wish to break the blockade as this would be an act of war whilst the Lion's rock island's navy did not wish to attack Yaladar due to the worry of the strength of the New Freelander Yaladar army which was tasked with protecting New Freelander interests. The 1916 uprising in Tionsach in the Twin islands turned Mirkuleon attention away from Yaladar and to the twin islands. Oil was discovered in Yaladar's land and sea territory which was enough to last centuries.Yaladar sold the oil in barrels to the Mirkuleon Empire which angered New Freeland and many in Yaladar nationalists in 1918. Two years later three Yaladar oil companies; Yaladar sources, Yaladar Petrolumium and Yaladar republic oil had their refineries taken from them by the New Freelander army in Yaladar. The Mirkuleon Empire formed the Yaladar legion during the same time it was comprised of ships and naval personal and aircraft from the Darkmountains legion and the lions rock islands legion. Its high command was headed mainly by senior Samaqatlander officers under the command of Supreme marshal of the legion Qosvagtal. The goverment of president Yamaghara issued various protectionist laws restricting the amount of oil sold abroad and he nationalised large oil refinaries. 

The docking of the New Freelander aircraft carriers, RNFS (republican new freeland ship) Landerson and the RNFS new otwarburgh were stationed at the southern coast and eastern coast yaladar. To assert New Freelander air presence over the pennisula. Yamaghara signed the Yaladar protection deal which meant that New Freeland was the sole legal foreign power which was allowed to have its forces based in Yaladar's land or water unless the presidents of New Freeland and Yaladar gave their conent. This action caused the Mirkuleon Grand armies to create the Yaladar legion under the command of the crocodileborn nobleman Qosvagatl. 

1920 Mirkuleon invasion

Chesqhra uprising 1920

The Mirkuleon nationalist paramilitary organisation, the Chesqhra which was the armed wing of the Greater Mirkulea union front's Yaladar branch which numbered 50,000 armed and well trained volunteers and specialists such as engineers, doctors, nurses, logisitcal officers and trading officials. The Chesqhra force in the Darkmountains sent thousands of arms to the cheqshra in Yaladar, through the river of Dzech. The Chesqhra used these arms which included around eight hundred thousand county bashaq rifles, seven hundred thousand light machine guns, ten thousand mortars and fifteen thousand recoiless rocket launchers. The 50,000 Chesqhras took over the mirkuleon majority city of Dzechamber with ony around twenty deaths mainly from the Dzech county constabulary. The city was carved into an mountain which made it ideal to be used by Chesqhra as fort and a base of operations. The Yaladar army 1st mountain infantry regiment and 12th artillery regiment were sent to pacify the Chesqhra. the battle of Dzechamber lasted four weeks, the Chesqhra used the city's fortifications to keep out the Yaldar attack. The Yaladar army only had two hundred and fifty thousand active soldiers however this was more than the Chesqhra however most of the chesqhra fighters had exprience in the Great war fighting as imperial marines. However the Chesqhra were all within the city which allowed for them to be beseiged by the Yaladar army which surronded the city. The Yaladar legion led by Qosvgatl used the on going battle to his advantage as, he sent around four destroyers each two hundred sailors and officers along with one hundred Imperial mines, the four thousand imperial marines were used as a shock force as the ships docked in the eastern coast along the darkmountains. whilst the rest of his naval force surronded the pennisula and blockaded it off from all sides. Qosvagatl sent a regiment of three housand of his own soldiers  and two hundred and fifty to assit the chesqhra in Dzechamber, this show off force was done to present to the goverment of Yamaghara a clear threat. This regiment assisted in the chesqhra's victory against the Yaladar army and the city was used as a base of operations whilst the surronding countryside was placed into Mirkuleon control. 

Yaladar army mobilisation 1920

The Yaladar army mobilised against the Mirkuleon rebels and invaders, it was formed of an army, a navy with a coast guard and an air force. Due to Yaladar's small population there was only thirty five thousand personal in the entire armed forces. The army had roughly twenty thousand personal. The army was made up of two divisions with ten thousand personal each. These were the first and second division. The first division was made up the I light cavalry regiment, II heavy artillery regiment, I tank regiment, II armoured vehicle regiment, I reconnaise regiment, III heavy artillery regiment and the I infantry regiment. The second division was made up of the III, II,IV and V infantry regiments as well as the II light cavalry regiment and I heavy cavalry regiment and I armoured vehicle regiment. Total number of tanks and military vehicles used by the military war roughly 1,500 whilst the number of artillery pieces which ranged from anti air guns, seige artillery, howitzers to mortars numbered only around three thousand. Most of this was left overs from the Great War and thus was almost two decades out of date compared to the equipment of the Yaladar legion. Yamaghara ordered that the II heavy artillery regiment, I tank regiment and V and III infantry regiments would be sent to protect the northern border.  The IV and II infantry as well as the II light cavalry  and I light artillery regiment were stationed to protect the capital of Nazchar. The navy was comprised of roughly four flotillas and two submarines all were relics from the Great War. The airforce only had roughly fifty fighter planes and ten bombers.

Mirkuleon naval assult 1921

The Yaladar legion Imperial navy, launched four assults upon Yaladar's four main ports which were not frozen over during winter. These ports were Yashamaqar, Dasamaqar, Utlaqar and Basamaqar. The port of Yashamaqar was located on the east pennisula and thus  it was within the Darkmountains gulf giving the Mirkuleons the strategic advantage, as the Yaladar imperial legion navy which was harboured in the darkmountains as well the darkmountains Imperial navy which allowed for the easy capture of Yashamaqar in 1920. The ports of Dasamaqar and Basamaqar where both located on the south of the pennisula, which allowed for the Lion's rock navy to launch a blockade of these ports subduing them into submission. The port of Utlaqar located on the western side of the pennisula was the only port where in which a naval force to oppose the Mirkuleons could land. President Yamaghara appealled to the Brotherhood of nations to take action against the Mirkuleon Empire. Kadzaghara the sectary of state met with the Vizier of war Hsrakhoutl at the Brotherhood of nations court to challenge him. The brotherhood of nations suspended both nations memberships whilst refusing to give military aid to Yaladar due to the wide perscution of its mirkuleon population. New Freeland worried about its yaladar oil pipiline project would be threatned by Mirkuleon military activity sent the aircraft carrier The President's Freedom. New Freelanders President Victor Lakeside pleaded with Emperor Kevousalar VII. The aircraft carrier was meant to be stationed in international waters however due to a communication error its Captain, Commodore Richard Edwardson stationed it two nautical miles into Yaladar water officially declaring it a part of the conflict if  New Freeland agreed to join the war or there as an illegal mercenary force if it did not join. Supreme Marshal Hazarahaz ordered for a squadron of four submarines to launch from the lion's rock islands and sink President's freedom which they did with the loss of only submarine killing around all of the crew onboard and destroying all sixty fighter plane, four bombers and six spy planes on board. President Victor Lakeside declared war against the Yaladar legion and the Mirkuleon Empire.

Lakeside seeked a Brotherhood of Nations resolution to attack the Mirkuleon Empire, however this was voted against in a decision which pitted New Donber, Freeland, Pfvarchia, Agomoton Empire, Sataron Empire, TSR and TFR whom's ambassadors to the brotherhood voted No against Plaautania, New Freeland, Akadomo whom's ambassadors all voted yes. However New Donber Princely Minister of Warfare Angaloch proposed a new vote on attacking the Yaladar legion and the Chesqhra rebels as opposed to the Mirkuleon Empire. This would mean that the partisipants of this conflicts could only engage the Mirkuleons in the Yaladar pennisula and around Yaladar's maritime borders. Grand General Nathanial Declarte of New Freeland was given command over the New Freeland expiditionary force which was to capture Utlaqar. Qosvagatl the Supreme Generalissmo of the Yaladar legion deduced that Utlaqar would be the starting point of the New Freelander military intervention and so he attacked it first using lightning war tactics of strategically bombing ships of the Yaladar navy and the port's coastal artillery as it the Yaladar legion could easily have the other ports at their thum. The bombing lasted for around a week and the port itself became completely useless and the city was left in ruins whilst Declarte was still organising his attack. Declarte decided that an attack against the Mirkuleon stronghold of Dezchamber would be the best solution to ending the war as quickly as possible. This would be done by parachuters and mountain infantry, many of whom were Durgian volunteers in the seige of Dzechamber. Roughly thirty thousand parachuters and ten thousand mountain infantry soldiers were sent to attack the city. The city had roughly sixty thousand Yaladar legion soldiers protecitng it along with hundreds of surface to air artillery and feild artillery pieces along with tanks and other armoured vehicles. Outside the city there were roughly eight thousand interceptor planes. Around two thousand New freelander parachuters were blown off into the sea by strong winds. Whilst one hundred and fifty of the New Freelander drop planes were shot down by the surface to air artillery and intercpetors. The invasion was ultimately a failure and an embrassement for the Lakeside adminstration. 

1922 Brotherhood of Nation's action

The Brotherhood of Nations met in the early spring of 1922 to discuss the issue of Yaladar. The Mirkuleon Empire's Vizier of War Ekhartl opposed the meeting and said that it was purley a matter between the Mirkuleon and Yaladar goverments. Declarte proposed that the Empire be temporaly suspended until the war could be resolved. Foreign Minster Helmburrow of Freeland supported the idea. The Brotherhood voted to place sanctions upon the Empire and to send a military force to end the violence in Yaladar. The Mirkuleon Empire left the brotherhood in response to this action. The Mirkuleon Empire declared war upon the Yaladar republic and New Freeland after this decision. The Yaladar legion's main land forces consisting of intially 450,000 soldiers along with thousands of tanks, fighter planes and armoured fighting vehicles were sent from border between Yaladar and the Mirkuleon Empire. This force of well trained soldiers quickly secured the Mirkuleon majority north of the pennisula using Dzechamber as a base for military operations.  New Freeland would send thirty seven thousand soldiers, along with Freeland which sent twenty five thousand soldiers and New Donber which sent thirty thousand, as the official reports from the Mirkuleon Empire stated that only 45,000 soldiers had been sent to Yaladar. The New Freelander led troops would land at Ultaqur, however most of the earlier months of 1922 would be focused upon rebuilding the port to allowing the large number of soldiers to be able to land there. The intial force sent by New Freeland was only two thousand five hundred, however up until the end of the year the full thirty seven thousand had arrived. The New Freeland forces made up of mechanised and infantry regiments along with some tank regiments as well were far better equiped than their Yaladar allies. However the Yaladar military leaders and officers were far more exprienced in terms of knowledge of the land and thus Yaladar officers commanded or were partnered with New Freelander officers. Many of the New Freelander soldiers were unprepared for the brutality of the conflict as both sides targeted civilians for attempted ethnic cleansing. A common strategy for the Mirkuleon forces during the conflict was to shell civilian populated areas being protected by Human alliance troops to drive out their defenders so that the Mirkuleon paramilitary units could massacre the civilian population. Similary practise was also conducted by the Yaladar forces on Mirkuleon civilians however for the most part Mirkuleon civilians were better protected due to Mirkuleon numerical superiority and air dominance. Air superiorty enabled the Mirkuleons too easily overwhelm the Human alliance forces, as the only support the human troops had were from New Freelander and New Donberian aircraft carriers, seventy eight were sunk in 1922 alone by Imperial Suicide Submarines and manned flying bombs. President Lakeside did consider making peace with the Mirkuleon Empire and withdrawing his troops however a failed Mirkuleon naval invasion of the Port of Ultaqar completely destroyed the majority of transport ships being used by the New Freelanders trapping his forces on the pennisula. By this time roughly sixteen thousand New Freelander soldiers had been killed or injured whilst a further eight thousand had either been captured or surrendered whilst twelve thousand Donberian soldiers were had also been killed and five thousand were captured as pows.

Operation Exodus

The joint New Donberian-New Freelander military command decided to enact Operation Exodus to withdraw their troops from Yaladar. The plan was to make a tempory peace with the Mirkuleon Empire and to denouce their support for the Yaladar Republic. At the end of 1922, the New Donberian Supremo of War Julius Chywnd would travel to White Mountain and enact peace talks with the Mirkuleon Vizier of War Altakar of clan Eagleborn. The plan would ultimately fail as extreme nationalists within the Yaladar army saw this as a betrayal and started to turn against their New Freelander and New Donberian allies. The Yaladar goverment would effectively keep the Alliance forces stationed on Yaladar for ransom until New Donber and New Freeland would rejoin the war. 

1923

In 1923 New Freeland and New Donber both redeclared war upon the Mirkuleon Empire, whilst also sending more ships to defend the port of Ultaqar as it was rebuilt to allow for one hundred fifty five thousand New Freelander, one hundred and eighty thousand New Donberian soldiers to be transported to the pennisula as a way to even out the numbers. However supply lines were almost non existant and the existing barracks could not house such a large number of soldiers. The Alliance soldiers effectively had to sleep rough and forage for food by stealing or using their ammunition as currency with the local population. Freeland and Salsia would also join the war later that year. Salisia would promise several thousand soldiers whilst Freeland sent fifteen thousand soldiers to help in the war effort. This number was enough to match the strength of the Yaladar Legion however due to language differences there were various logisitical errors which weakened the alliance in contrast to the Yaladar Legion which was uniform fighting force. Despite the professional armies being somewhat evenly matched the Chesqhra enabled the Mirkuleon Empire to have twice as many soldiers although the Chesqhra were mostly light infantry and poorly trained they could still be used to fill in the ranks if the Yaladar Legion gained heavy casualities. To counter this Yaladar Republican goverment under President Yamaghara created the Militia act of 1923 which made every Yaladarian with a firearm a member of this miliita and eligible to fight. Encouraged by this law various Yaladar nationalist militias were formed which either fought alongside the Yaladar Republic Army and its allies or were used as reserves. The war at this stage was fairly static with both sides preferring to use artillery and bombers to weaken their opponents. Self propelled artillery and armoured fighting vehicles were used but in limited numbers due to supply issues. The Yaladar Legion organised their armoured divisions into three spear heads composed of a mixture of light tanks, heavy tanks, self propelled artillery guns and self propelled anti air guns. This spear head was able to penetrate through the Alliance line however the armoured divisions had become too far from the Yaladar Legion line, this forced a mass motorisation of the Yaladar legion, due to problems with such a mammouth logisitical task many Mirkuleon units were forced to use civilian vehicles and bicycles to join up with the armoured spear head. The war ministers of the allied human nations met with each other in the city of Ultaqur to discuss a possibility of pursueing peace talks with the Mirkuleon Empire. Yaladar goverment agreed to the suggestion that it would give the Mirkuleon Empire the northern part of the pennisula were the majority of Yaladar Mirkuleons lived. The Mirkuleon Empire declined this offer and continued the war. The Alliance opted for a static defence plan which emphasied usage of towed artillery and defensive bunkers and forts to slow down the Mirkuleon advance. The territory controlled by the Alliance also had a few more air bases than the Mirkuleon controlled territory giving the Alliance an ariel advantage, however this air advantage was instead used at it sea to prevent a Mirkuleon naval invasion of southern Yaladar.  The Human Alliance's defensive measures succesfully halted the Mirkuleon onslaught which is slowed down even further by a lack of fuel and the heavy rain fall which caused the Legion's AFVS and Tanks to become stuck in the mud. Yaladar Imperial Submarine Fleet Admiral Vakhraqr requested to the Cheiftain of the Dark Mountains Borrazakar VIII for the Elite Death's Fin Submarine Flotilla to attach itself to the Yaladar Imperial submarine Fleet. Borrazakar granted this request and the Death Submarine  Flotilla under the command of Commodore Uxaqhar was given to Vakhraqr. The Death's Fin was tasked under the command of Vakhraqr to launch stealth assualts against the Fourty eight aircraft carries from the end of 1923 to the spring of 1924 sinking roughly fourty two of them. The destruction rate of the carriers by the Death's Fin was far greater than New Freeland's rate of construction of carriers.  The weakening of the Alliance's naval strength enabled for the 2nd Surface Fleet of the Yaladar Legion Navy to launch an attack upon the the Alliance's naval forces. This resulted the in the Battle for Southern Yaladar which concluded with the 2nd Surface Fleet being victorius over the Alliance Fleet. The Combined Alliance Fleet Admiral James Maughton ordered for a tactical retreat however over eighty percent of their battleships and large cruisers were sunk either by submarines or naval aircraft. Maughton planned to invade the Lion's Rock Islands to seize refueling ports. However this would be essentially attacking the Mirkuleon Empire outside of Yaladar which could provoke full out war against the Mirkuleon Empire and risk of Freeland and Donber being attacked as well as loss over the freedom and neutrality of the Grand Central Canal System.

1924

Qosvagatl took advantage of the stranded Human Aliiance forces by ordering the Yaladar Legion to massacre all Alliance soldiers including POWs already in their custody. The sheer brutality of the actions of the Legion created great fear amongst the Aliiance soldier's lower ranks causing many to defect and mutiny becoming roaming bands. Nethanial Declarte ordered for all deserters to be shot resulting in tens of thousands of executions. Declarte had become universal hated by the Alliance's military and so Lakeside ordered for him to be replaced with General Joseph Barrington however Barrington was killed in air strike during his transfer from the garrison at Domnob to Ultaqur. President Yamaghara and the Yaladarian goverment at Nazchar were unpleased at New Freeland's  dominance of the war and wished for the Yaladarian General Staff to have a greater role however Lakeside refused this demand. The Count of the Donderlands Arthur who was the General in command of the Freelander forces in Yaladar decided to launch Operation Jumping Jacks which would see the usage of paratrooper and exprimental helicopters for transporting light infantry soldiers into hard to reach mountain areas. This soldiers code named collectively as the Jumping Jacks would be primarly Freelanders and would work in small tight knit groups which would use assymetric warfare as well as the mountainous enviroment to combat Mirkuleon armoured and heavy artillery units. The Operation was a success as it resulted in high Mirkuleon casualities enabling for a mass advance for the Alliance forces however the Jumping Jacks would also suffer heavy casualities as many ended up being encircled and having their supplies of food cut off and being killed and hunted by the Elite Imperial Hand Commandoes.



Beligirants

Mirkuleon Empire

The Yaladar legion was created in 1920 from forces made up of the Smaqatlanders and lion rock islanders which served as the Mirkuleon invasion force of Yaladar. It was principally commanded by Smaqatlander officers, in particular Qosvagatl who was one of the sons of Yamahakatul cheiftain of Smaqatland. The Yaladar legion is not to be confused with the previous Yaladar legion which was destroyed during the Great War by the Princely navy of New Donber. The Yaladar legion was primarily a rapid invasion force which would use lightining tactics during bombing raids and it made usage of shock troops to destroy Yaladar military installations and to occupy towns and farms. The yaladar legion druing the invasion recruited mirkuleon volunteers and it merged with various mirkuleon insurgent groups in the north. The Yaladar legion had roughly at his creation 1,500,000 later 500,000 mirkuleon Yaladarian volunteers would join. The Yaladar legion's navy was made up of six aircraft carries, 20 battle ships two hundred destroyers and thousands of river gun boats donated by the lion's rock navy, with most of the  Yaladar Legion's naval personal also coming from the Lion's rock islands and the Dark Mountains. The Yaladar airforce had around 200,000 fighter planes and 4000 bombers, it also had over hundreds of thousands of anti aircraft mobile artillery and various AA guns captured from Yaladarian forces during the war. The Chresqha volunteers were the main auxillary force of the Yaladar legion, this was force of Greater Mirkulea union front militant nationalists who joined forces with the Yaladar legion, its size during the war was roughly fifty thousand. 

Yaladar Republic

The Armed forces of the Yaladar republic before the war numbered at roughly at 47,500 this consisited of 2.5% of the Yaladar's human population and only 0.1% of Yaladar's Mirkuleon population. The largest branch of the military was the army which made up sixty percent of the armed forces personal, the navy had 35% of personal and the airforce being the smallest branch had 5%. The Yaladar army consisted of three infantry regiments each with six thousand five hundred personal. There was also a nine thousand man strong mechanised regiment which consisted of two battalions of motorised infantry and a battalion of tanks. The Yaladar Navy had 16,625 personal, it had only one Battleship the YR Liberty, it also had fourty destroyers, thirty submaines and various coastal patrol boats and amphibious landing boats. The airforce only had one hundred fighter planes and fifty heavy bombers along with two hundred and thirty training aircraft. After the Chesqhra uprising the Yaladar goverment introduced conscription to all men both mirkuleons and humans however most mirkuleons refused to sign up to the draft and the majority of Mirkuleons already serving in the military defected to the Chesqhra. During the war the size of the army itself went up to 2.5 million soldiers although most of these were ill trained and poorly equipped