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Operation Broken Blade
Part of First Succession War
Start Date 2787 - January 2788
Planet Hesperus II
Result House Steiner Victory
Draconis Combine Lyran Commonwealth
Forces involved
18th Algedi Regulars
5th Sword of Light
8th Sword of Light
Naval forces
30th Lyran Guards
Naval Forces
Space and Zones Near Hesperus II factories

Operation Broken Blade, commonly known as the first Battle of Hesperus II, was a major assault launched by the Draconis Combine in 2787.


Broken Blade's objective was to hamper the Lyran Commonwealth's ability to manufacture war materials by destroying as much of the production facilities on Hesperus II as possible. Though the Combine WarShips managed to destroy some orbiting factories they were unable to support the ground assault because of the strong Lyran defense fleet. But since the attackers plan presupposed orbital support, the ground attack failed to overcome the defenders. The DCMS withdrew in January of 2788, having suffered more casualties than they had dealt.[1]

Units involved[edit]

Draconis Combine[edit]

Lyran Commonwealth[edit]


  1. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 50