29th Alliance Special Combat Battalion
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|Twenty-ninth Alliance Special Combat Battalion|
|Unit Profile (as of 2238)|
|Parent Formation||Terran Alliance|
The Twenty-ninth Alliance Special Combat Battalion was a Terran Alliance military unit active during the Outer Reaches Rebellion and one of a number of units that fought in the Alliance campaign to recapture the world of Alexandria.
Assigned to recapture Alexandra during the Outer Reaches Rebellion as the Terran Alliance attempted to regain control of it's wayward colonies, the Twenty-ninth and a sister battalion, the Fourteenth Alliance special Combat Battalion, were engaged in combat operations on Alexandria in 2237.
The battle for Alexandria lasted four months, and during the campaign the Twenty-ninth and the Twenty-ninth were involved in the battle to capture the University of Thebes, which was defended by forces from the Third Alexandrian Militia. The battle for Alexandria resulted in the deaths of more than three thousand Alexandrian Militia soldiers, but despite defeating the Militia the Alliance was unable to hold the planet because of critical supply shortages and a lack of reinforcements; as a result, the Twenty-ninth and the other units involved in the campaign were withdrawn in June 2238, effectively giving up control of the planet.
Among those who saw combat against the Twenty-ninth was a sergeant in the Third Alexandrian Militia named Hector Worthington Rowe, who was left permanently embittered and angry from the campaign, and who would eventually found the Periphery nation known as the Rim Worlds Republic.
- The Periphery, First Edition, p. 15-16, "Birth of the Rim Worlds Republic"