Luneville Guard Station
|Luneville Guard Station|
|Martel class Station|
|Gallic Royal Navy|
In many ways similar to Montpellier Guard Station in Languedoc, Luneville was built to maintain and secure the mines that surround Jump Hole leading into the dangerous Outcast space. By the time the Outcast themselves arrived, the mine field was already in place. Having no means to penetrate it, the Outcast simply avoided the area, establishing a small Base themselves to keep watch over it.
The minefield was breached eventually, in 816 A.S., in a surprise attack by Council forces out of Lorraine. Their method was as crude as it was effective: A large engine salvaged from a derelict Navy Cruiser was grafted onto a dense asteroid in the Sarre nebula, and while Council and Maquis raiders distracted the bulk of the GRN forces with a diversionary attack on Metz, this asteroid was sent straight into the center of the minefield, where the Jump Hole presumably would be. If enough of the asteroid survived, it would then jump to the other side and continue on it's path.
This unconventional attack succeeded, creating a wide path through the mines all the way into Omicron Tau. Cut off from the rest of Gallia, the Luneville defenders have been unable to restore the minefield.