|Battle of St.Marys|
|Submarine Base St.Marys before the Confederate takeover|
|War||Second American Civil War|
|Previous||The Battle of Washington D.C.|
|Concurrent||Battle of Philadelphia|
|Date||July 23, 1969|
|Place||St.Marys, Georgia, United States|
|Result||Allied Victory, Confederate Submarine base destroyed|
|Allied Nations||Confederate Revolutionaries|
| • Captain Hennrick Sogade
|| •Patricia "Goliad" Jones
|• 7th Allied Task Force
• 14th Allied Peacekeeper Corps
|•Naval Submarine Base St.Marys
•2nd Georgia Coast Guard Squadron
•5th Georgia National Guard Battalion
•11th Confederate Ambush Division
The year is 1969, and the United States is falling. Allied command was scrambling at what many are considering a disaster in Allied planning, politics, and coordination. Left and right, Allied command posts and bases were falling to Rebel forces. From the strongholds of Texas and Idaho, the Rebels, which are beginning to identify as "Confederate Revolutionaries", expand at an ever increasing rate. What is even more frightening to Allied command was seeing how fellow Americans began to turn on the Allies. A national guard unit here, a town's police force there. Suddenly, a growing amount of military personnel are joing the movement. The results were a complete loss of most of the American midwest. Despite the injections of a few thousands Peacekeepers to quell the movement, it was not enough to stop the will of a people. By spring, Allied command aborted plans to continue large scale operations in the US and evacuated to the east coast. Even then, the move was not enough. Confederate Revolutionaries now had armored divisions and aerial forces under their command. The South was volatile enough, and the Allies were kicked out.
Now in the Northeast, the situation has somewhat stabilised. With a master chronosphere in Philadelphia, as well as many other signifigant facilities, the Allies drew a border at the Mason-Dixon line. Of course, what the Allies left behind was a disaster. Not every single Peacekeeper and Reservist made it to the Northeast. Instead, a fullblown civil war broke out across the continent. Outside of Idaho, Texas, and the Northeast, it was practically a brawl between Allied and Confederate forces. The Confederates usually held the advantage. Confederate forces took over many key American and Allied facilities, including naval bases on both coasts. What started out as militia men ended up with Confederates having the naval forces to take on the Allies.
By now, the situation was out of hand. The Allied Nations were already overstretched, and the Confederte forces were harassing Allied positions outside the continental United States. Confederate submarines began to be a menace to Allied shipping. The confederate movement began to threaten the Caribbean as well. Finally, a plan was put into motion. Allied command began to forumlate a plan to respond to this movement. No longer deemed civil disobediance, the Confederates were made a very clear threat. Before tackling the larger problem, the Allies had to end Confederate naval movements. The ACIN discovered that an old American submarine facility at St.Marys, Georgia was reactivated. WIth little to no forces nearby, the Allies brought in various elements of Caribbean forces to participate in a strike against this facility. Various naval units in the area were brought together under the 7th Allied Task force and given to a rising Bahamas Captain, Hennrick Sogade. Various Caribbean men and light armor were brought together under the 14th Allied Peacekeeping Corps and given to a fairly new Trinidadian logistics lieutenant, Kimona Chevelle. This set the stage for one of the oddest and riskiest strikes the Allies have ever commited.
Given the dire circumstances of the mission, the task force assembled was quite varied. Due to the urgency of the operation, Allied units only in the Caribbean were available to be called upon. Troops from the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica for instance made up the large portion of these forces. They were excited to be a part of a real mission as they were never truly called upon during the 3rd World War, but were very inexperienced as a result.
The naval force was a mix of Allied units and local navies. All of the Hydrophoils were from the Dominican Navy. One Assault Destroyer was in the hands of the Jamaican Navy. The rest, however, were from an Allied facility in the Bahamas. That is where the Aircraft Carrier, AVN Athens, was repaired after an attack by Confederate forces. The naval force was put under the command of Hennrick Sogade. He was a captain of a Mitchell Class, but due to various circustances, he was put in charge of the fleet. Despite that, he was very experienced in his position of leading ships. The naval equipment was all in pristine condition when he recieved the ships.
The land force brought together a sense of Caribbean unity. Few of these nations had armored forces available, so Kimona Chevelle brought together what she could under a "Light Armored" Battalion. Kimona joined the Allied Logistics command, and she was the top of her class in Trinidad, so the Allies saw her fit to command ground forces. She always wanted to break into Allied military operations, so the success of this operation would spell the beginning or end of her career. She brought together multiple forces and formed the 14th Peacekeeper Corps as a temporary command structure. While it was new and inexperienced, it was eager and well equiped.
Confederate forces in the area were in a constant state of flux. The recent Confederate drive northward, towards Washington D.C. and the northern states, left the south undefended against roving bands of Allied troops and such. One area that wasn't in flux was Submarine Base St.Marys. It quickly fell to Confederate troops and refurbished to continue its duties housing and supplying the Confederate submarine fleet. The base was equipped with a few base defenses and thankfully had an MCV on standby if more needed to be built. The base itself had two large squadrons of submarines. Not all of them, however, were manned at the time of the attack, and only a few could respond if attack immediatly.
In the surrounding area, the Georgia National Guard was operational. The Georgia National Guard was left to protect coastal Georgia after the main Confederate forces moved north. The Georgia National Guard had ground units stationed nearby in Brunswick, north of St.Marys. These units, however would take a while to arrive due to roads flowing around the various marshlands. The Georgia Coast Guard at the time of the attack had a squadron nearby on a training mission. This squadron would involve itself in the battle.
Unbeknownst to Allied planners, Confederate Commander, Patricia "Goliad" Jones was visiting her native Florida when she began to hear reports of the attack. Due to the proximity of St.Marys being right on the Florida-Georgia line, she gathered what Confederate forces she could in Jacksonville, Florida to counter-attack. Overall the Confederate forces were not under a cetral command and while the units that they had were experienced, they had no means of coordination.