Grimmelshausen Fleet

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The Grimmelshausen Fleet was an Imperial Navy unit under the command of Admiral Richard von Grimmelshausen, who led it from the battleship Ostfalen.


It was formed sometime prior to 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE), by which point it was under the command of then-Vice Admiral Grimmelshausen. Reinhard von Lohengramm, who was a commodore at that time, was transferred to the Grimmelshausen Fleet to lead a sub-unit of about 2000 ships. (HBSHBL: 'The Battle of Van-Fleet Starzone')

During the Battle of Van-Fleet between March and April 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE), Grimmelshausen's fleet barely saw any action in space and was instead ordered by Gregor von Mückenberger, the Imperial Commander of the Space Fleet, to reorganise itself in the second satellite of the fourth planet orbiting Van-Fleet. However, his fleet chanced upon a Free Planets Alliance rear support base located on that satellite, and thus it landed on the surface for an assault on the base. With the efforts of Reinhard and another of Grimmelshausen's subordinates, Commodore Hermann von Lüneburg, the Alliance base was heavily damaged and its commander captured alive. The ground engagement also resulted in both the Alliance and Imperial fleets battling in the starzone to divert attention to that satellite and the later stages of the Battle of Van-Fleet involved a chaotic but ultimately inconclusive mêlée between Alliance and Imperial forces above Van-Fleet 4-2. (HBSHBL: 'Drei Rot', 'Bloodshed in April', 'A Dangerous Man', 'Chronicle of the Aftermath of the Chaotic War')

Following the battle, Grimmelshausen became an admiral, but did not take part in any more combat due to his failing health. It was most likely disbanded after the death of Grimmelshausen in late 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE). (HBSHBL: 'Chronicle of the Aftermath of the Chaotic War')

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