The Battle of Astarte (DNT episode)

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This article is about the Die Neue These episode. For the similarly titled OVA episode, see The Battle of Astarte (episode).

'The Battle of Astarte'
DNT: series 1, episode 2
released 2018/04/10
Yang and Lao observing ring formation (DNT).jpg
January 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE)
2nd of 15 released in DNT
167th of 180 released in all

The Battle of Astarte (Japanese: アスターテ会戦) is the 2nd episode of Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Encounter.



The Battle of Astarte is retold from the Alliance perspective. Commodore Yang Wen-li advises his superior, 2nd Fleet commander Vice Admiral Paetta, to abandon the Alliance's encirclement strategy and rendezvous with the 4th Fleet and the 6th Fleet immediately, fearing that the Imperial fleet under Reinhard von Lohengramm will counter it by picking off the fleets individually. Paetta, confident of the encirclement strategy, rejects Yang's proposal. The events then transpire exactly as Yang fears. As the Imperial fleet is routing the 4th Fleet, Yang tries to convince Paetta once again to rendezvous with the 6th Fleet but is rebuffed. His friend Jean Robert Lapp, a staff officer of the 6th Fleet commander Vice Admiral Moore, tries to convince the same to his superior, but to no avail as well. The 6th Fleet is then attacked and is quickly obliterated. Yang, fearing the worst, quickly draws up a plan and transmits it to the computers of all ships in the 2nd Fleet. After dispatching the 4th and 6th Fleets, the Imperial fleet turns towards the 2nd Fleet, and damages its flagship Patoroklos in the initial salvo. Paetta is gravely injured as a result, and he transfers command to Yang before losing consciousness. Yang then instructs the rest of the 2nd Fleet to follow his plan. When Reinhard tries to finish off the 2nd Fleet with a central breakthrough, the 2nd Fleet gives way to the charging Imperial fleet. The 2nd Fleet then converges at the rear of the Imperial fleet and counterattacks. The Imperial fleet is forced to continue its advance while trying to catch the rear of the 2nd Fleet. Eventually, both sides are entangled in an awkward ring formation. Unwilling to waste time and lives in a pointless battle of attrition, Reinhard retreats from the Astarte Starzone, allowing Yang to do the same.

Upon his return to the Imperial capital Odin, Reinhard is promoted to the rank of Fleet Admiral.



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