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Default How did Lucan fail to defeat Dulinor?

Corridor Fleet, Lishun Fleet, Old Expanses Fleet. He had those three Sector Fleets, in addition to whatever forces were inherently available. That is, whatever fleets were within his sphere of influence without having to move ships from other parts of the Imperium.

Against that, what does Dulinor have? We know he doesn't have the Daibei Sector Fleet, because Duke Craig secedes rather than allow it to deploy externally.

If we assume he has all the other Ileilsh Domain fleets, that leaves Reaver's Deep, Verge, Ileilsh and Zarushagar Sector Fleets. That's barely more forces than Lucan summoned from outside his faction.

Perhaps he has enough adherents between Gushemege, Dagudashaag and Massila to account for another Sector Fleet between them. And, there are of course the Reserve Fleets and the fact that he was mostly on the defensive, so he could count on local planetary navies and SDBs.

Since we know Lucan failed, obviously Dulinor must, by definition, had enough ships to defend his territory. My question is how do you see that having happened?

1) Were Lucan's admirals incompetent? Did they squander their superior material resoruces?

2) Was Dulinor a defensive military genius (or did he have one on his command staff)? A Traveller Robert E. Lee, smashing Imperial fleets time and time again on the defensive?

3) Did Lucan's other enemies dissipate his strength? That seems like an obvious answer, but if you look at the timeline, Dulinor fights Lucan to a standstill for quite a while. Many of the other factions, like Vland and Daibei, only arise because Lucan demands additional reinforcements.

What do you think were the causes that led to Lucan's failure to defeat Dulinor?
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