|Dates||5243 - 5250|
|Result||Stalemate. Ceasefire reached. Larkstonia is annexed by the Stradans.|
|Esmeraldan Empire||Stradan Regime|
|Commanders and Leaders|
|Emperor Garbháin II (Henry Cullen)||The Stradan Sovereign|
The Quartan Marshal
|Casualties and Losses|
|Battles||Battle of Qarta Minor|
Battle of Mollas
The Stradans and the Esmeraldan had been at peace for over two centuries. While trade and open dialogue was kept at a minimum, there had been no significant military conflicts either.
The Stradans had honoured their long-standing treaty with the Esmeraldans. However, they became increasingly concerned over their growth and influence the Esmeraldans had established over time.
With the Advenans defeated in the third metal war, the Stradans became convinced that they would be the next target of their imperial conquest. In 5243, the Stradan fleet attacked without provocation or warning with the destruction of the HMS Boxall. War broke out immediately between the two sides as the Esmeraldans had longed to discover how the Stradans had advanced over the centuries. The empire quickly realized that the Stradan fleet was technological superior to their own and the Stradans began taking more and more victories in the war.
In 5249, Larkstonia was annexed by the Stradan military forces. A few short months later the Stradans attempted to end the war in a final blow by attacking the imperial capital of Esmeralda Prime. The losses on both sides were devastating, however the Esmeraldan forces proved to be victorious. The battle of Esmeralda Prime resulted in the remaining Stradan forces to retreat into their territory. In early 5250, a ceasefire was established by both sides. Active military exercises and engagement came to a halt; however the war was not officially over and no treaty is in place.
Major Battles and Events Edit
- 5243: Stradan War Begins
- 5243: 'Battle of Qarta Minor'. Imperial 1st Fleet defeated by Stradan 2nd Battalion. Forced to retreat.
- 5245: 'Battle of Mollas'. Imperial 2nd Fleet defeated by Stradan 2nd Battalion. Forced to retreat.
- 5246: 'Battle of Boy's Bay'. Imperial 1st Fleet defeats the Stradan 4th Battalion.
- 5248: 'Battle of Tired Sea'. Imperial 3rd Fleet defeats the Stradan 1st Battalion.
- 5248: 'Battle of Port Bayeux'. Imperial 4th Fleet forces retreat to the Stradan 2nd Battalion.
- 5249: 'Battle of Larkstonia Flats'. HMS Excelsior destroyed. Larkstonia Colony annexed by Stradan Regime
- 5249: 'Battle of Esmeralda Prime'. Imperial 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fleets defeat the Stradan 1st and 2nd Battalions.
- 5250: Stradan War Ceasefire Reached