|Halladi-Shessaran War Summary|
|Date:||16th December 1985 - 10th January 1986|
|Outcome:||Shessaran forces retreat from Hallad (Hallad claims victory), Fenris regime collapses (Shessara claims victory)|
|Halladi Forces||Shessaran Forces|
| Federated Directorate
Fenris Government Loyalists
The New Roman Empire
A brief if intense conflict, the Halladi-Shessaran War or Conflict, as it is more rightly known, is a prime example of just how fragile the bonds are that hold together the government in Eldidd.
The Shessaran Maelgad (Commander-in-Chief) and Prince Braedd Laeryn was sent to Hallad as leader of a force drawn from his own fiefdoms and designed to support Hallad against the incursion of the Hattians and their allies.
When rioting in Erse, the capital of Hallad, reached a certain point, Laeryn declared martial law upon the city, of which he technically had no authority over. The local Halladi forces took this as an act of aggression and attacked the Shessaran army. Faced with terrorists and Halladi soldiers of both factions, Laeryn turned his own artillery upon the city. Shessaran troops marched through the streets killing all who opposed them. The toll was great upon the Halladi militants and civilians alike.
Hallad and her allies reacted quickly. Bypassing Erse, which was held and fortified by Laeryn, they marched for the Shessaran border, where a stalemate ensued. The Roman authorities stepped in, and the Praetorium debated the issue at length. Shessaran legal defense pushed to allow them to try Laeryn as a war criminal in their own courts, Halladis wanting to either kill him outright or try him themsleves. In the meantime, Laeryn quietly slipped out of the besieged city and returned to Crastiroedd, in southern Shessara.
Finally, the case was given to Shessaran authorities to try. The Council, comprised of the five great rulers of Shessara, met and debated Laeryn's case. Strangely enough, as one of those rulers, Laeryn tried himself.
According to Shessaran law, a man who feels himself grieved has the right to challenge another to combat. Through intricacies of that law and a little stretching, Laeryn was acquitted of any charge despit objection from the Halladi government.
All that remained was the issue of damages. Shessara paid a fee to Hallad and withdrew the majority of her troops, leaving some behind to aid in Halladi reconstruction.
Approximatly 5,620 Halladi soldiers were killed by Shessaran forces, along with 1,177 Halladi civilians. Shessaran cassualties in the war were never released by the Shessaran government, Halladi estimates say atleast 6,000 Shessarans were killed. The Halladi government has since created a memorial for those who lived through and died in the Erse Massacre.
Order of Battle
Three fronts: Erse, Central, and Shessaran.
The Erse front was a humiliation for Halladi forces, who were forced to seige their own capital. The city was devastated on levels not seen since the First Halladi Civil War.
- 1st, 6th, 4th Republican Guard Divisions
- 12th, 5th, 9th, 3rd Infantry Divisions
- 2nd, 3rd Red Marine Divisions
- 4th, 5th, 6th Airborne Infantry Divisions
- Total troops: 110,000 Combatants, 800,000+ Logistics
The Central front was the most successful of the three fronts. Halladi military formations successfully destroyed and routed Shessaran supply lines and worked in co-ordination with the formations on the Shessara front.
- 7th, 8th, 2nd Republican Guard
- 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 13th Infantry Divisions
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Airborne Infatry Divisions
- Total troops: 120,000 Combatants, 800,000+ Logistics
The Shessaran front was unsuccessful in its secondary goal -- pushing deep into Shessaran territory. It did, however, create a dangerous no-mans-land for Shessaran supply convoys, which then faced a monumental task in making it accross the Halladi desert, to its south coast in order to resupply the Shessaran army at Erse.
- 3rd, 5th Republican Guard Divisions
- 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th Infatry Divisions
- 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Red Marine Divisions
- 7th, 8th Airborne Infantry Divisions
- Total troops: 160,000 Combatants, 800,000+ Logistics
|The Workers’ Republic of Hallad|
|Main article: Hallad|
|Characters: Hasan Muhammad, Rashid Hassan, Mustafa Fenris, Musab al Sadr, James Cross|
|History: History of Hallad, First Halladi Civil War, Federated Directorate (defunct), Halladi-Hattian Conflict, Halladi-Shessaran War|
|Government and politics: Government, Bill of rights, National Workers' Assembly, Arab Socialist Union, True Directorate, Collectivist Party, Halladi Socialism, Homat el Diyar|
|Economy: Halladi Nationalized Arms Manufacturing, Tamil-Ukana, Agriculture in Hallad, Public Sector of Hallad|
|Military: Halladi Red Army, Halladi Red Navy, Halladi Red Air Force, Republican Guard, W.P.A., Frontier Corps, Workers' and Peasants' Army, HAP-1 Automatic Pistol, HAR-1A Assault Rifle|
|Miscellaneous: Buraydah, Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera International, Halladi Desert, Education in Hallad|