New Cambrian soldiers during the conflict.
Estherian Civil Rights Activists
Army of the Republic of New Cambria |
Upper Miscationic National Guard
|Estherian Continental Army|
|Total: 14,568||Total: 31,000 - 40,000|
|Casualties and losses|
Total dead: 185|
Total wounded: 519
Total dead: ~300|
Total wounded: ~900
The Jacobstown Crisis also known as the Jacobstown Standoff occured in 1961 following the escape of 7 Estherian Civil Rights activists from the Aesto-Estherian Liberation Party across the border from Grand Rocher to the Upper Miscatonic. The Activists were wanted for treason in Estheria, and sought refuge within New Cambria. An Estherian paramilitary force of approximately 400 men attempting to capture the fugitives crossed the New Cambrian border at 0612 on the morning of the 18th of April, 1961. They continued to pursue the fugitives until reaching Jacobstown, where they were confronted by one thousand troops from the New Cambrian National Guard. The standoff that ensued culminated in a firefight that left 50 dead on both sides, prompting the Estherian military to invade the region with some 30,000 men and a deployment of about half that from the Army of the Republic of New Cambria.
The Estherian military effort to relieve the beleaguered paramilitary forces ended in disaster as they faced a more well-equipped and well-prepared New Cambrian force. After about two weeks of combat, the President of New Cambria requested a ceasefire before the incident exploded into total war, repatriating the paramilitary personnel and the 7 AELP members who were summarily executed upon returning to Estheria.
The Jacobstown Crisis is considered by contemporary historians to be a key part in prompting the beginning of the Estherian Revolution just a year later.
Course of the war
The Seven activists (also known as the Jacobstown Seven) have been posthumously honoured in Estheria, and have had multiple streets, bridges and even military installations named after them, most notably, the town of Leclair, La Fleur, originally named after a slaveholding former President of Estheria, was renamed after the 1968 revolution to Leblanc, after executed activist Andre Leblanc.