A Draconis Combine Armored Vehicle Company raided the planet Styx, targetting several metal refineries controlled by the Terran Hegemony. Wet weather conditions bogged down the Kuritan tanks, which gave the Hegemony troops sufficient time to ready their new BattleMechs. Outside Barbados City, four Hegemony BattleMechs from the 801st Heavy Armored Regiment faced off against a Combine Armored Vehicle Company with Infantry support. The Terran Hegemony BattleMechs easily defeated the DC force, leaving only one tank and a few Infantry alive. This overwhelming victory proved to most that BattleMech technology would be decisive in future battles.
- Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 41, "Planet Profile"