Battle of Lügen

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Battle of Lügen
(First Alliance-Imperial War)
Last moments of the flagship Bang-goo 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE)
Date: 796 UC
Location: Lügen
Result: Imperial victory
Free Planets AllianceGalactic Empire
10th FleetBlack Lancers
Commanders / leaders
UlanhuFritz Joseph Bittenfeld
Casualties / losses
~70% of fleetLight

The Battle of Lügen was a battle of the Alliance–Imperial War which took place around the planet Lügen in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE). The battle occurred within the scope of a larger campaign which included the Battle of Jafnhár, the Battle of Dverger, the Battle of Alviss, and the Battle of Amritsar. (LOGH: 'The Battle of Amritsar Starzone')


The battle occurred as part of the Imperial counterattack against the invading Alliance fleets. With the Alliance supply line severed, the Alliance forces were short of supplies. Attempts to forage triggered revolts in the local population, further sapping the strength of the Alliance forces. Ulanhu commanding the 10th Fleet was in orbit around the planet Lügen when the Black Lancers encircled and trapped them. Although initially casualties on both sides were equal, the 10th Fleet could not sustain such an equal exchange as it was short of supplies and was demoralised. When the fleet had lost 40% of its ships, Ulanhu massed the survivors into a tight spindle formation and broke through the Black Lancers' formation. Ulanhu, aboard the flagship Bang-goo, stayed at the very rear to ensure as many other Alliance ships escaped as possible. As he was about to make his own escape, he ordered all ships to fire their remaining missiles. The Bang-goo was firing its missiles when its launcher was hit by enemy fire, resulting in a massive explosion and the destruction of the ship and the death of Ulanhu. About 30% of the 10th Fleet managed to escape the Black Lancers' encirclement. ('The Battle of Amritsar Starzone')

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