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  • The Terran Confederation attempts an amphibious assault against a fortified Kilrathi colony. The attack is repelled by unexpected fighter support, forcing the human transports to reform and retreat while pursued by enemy warships. The TCS Tiger's Claw is unexpectedly detached from its previous duty station to cover the path of the retreating force. In a hard-fought delaying action which is later known as Custer's Carnival the carrier occupies enemy fighters long enough for the transports to escape. The Tiger's Claw suffers heavy damage, with three quarters of her engines destroyed and half her pilots listed as casualties. Her crewmen are awarded two Gold Stars and numerous other medals and she spends the next six months in spacedock.