Battle of Freya - 2669

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Battle of Freya
Part of Terran-Kilrathi War
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Date 2669.261
Location Freya System
Result Confederation Victory
Belligerents
Terran Confederation Empire of Kilrah
Commanders and leaders
Confederation Admiral
Units involved
Victory Battle Group
DesRon 67
Kilrathi carrier battle group
Strength
TCS Victory
TCS Ajax
TCS Sheffield
TCS Coventry
Bhantkara-Class Carrier (1)
Ralaxath-Class Heavy Destroyer (1)
Kamrani-Class Corvette (2)
Additional ships from Kilrah System
Kamrani-Class Corvette (1)
Twenty assorted fighters
Casualties and losses
Bhantkara-Class Carrier (1)
Ralaxath-Class Heavy Destroyer (1)
Kamrani-Class Corvette (3)
Dozens of fighters
Planetary-based Shield Generator



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The Battle of Freya was a Confederation raid at the end of the Terran-Kilrathi War. It opened the way for the Temblor Bomb strike on Kilrah that ended the conflict.

Prelude

In 2669, the Terran Confederation found itself on the brink of defeat in the thirty-five year Terran-Kilrathi War. Following the False Armistice in 2668 the Confederation was reeling from the pyrrhic victory won during the Battle of Earth. The Kilrathi Empire was preparing a grand fleet as the Confederation prepared its own war ending operation. The Kilrathi aim was to conquer Earth by year's end, knowing full well that the destruction of the Terran homeworld would lead to the collapse of humanity. The Confederation was able to strike first even after the destruction of the TCS Behemoth on 2669. After this defeat, Brigadier General James Taggart of the Special Operations Division approached High Command with the Temblor Bomb, a weapon that could destroy an entire planet by literally causing planet-shattering earthquakes. The plan was authorized but in order for it to succeed, the route to Kilrah had to be cleared.

The Battle

Confederation High Command ordered that the most direct route to Kilrah, a jump point located in the Freya System, was to be used for the Temblor bomb mission. A Planetary-based Shield Generator prevented easy access to the jump point to Kilrah. The TCS Victory and her battle group destroyed a Kilrathi carrier battle group on 2669.261 in the first strike of the engagement. (Freya 1) Colonel Christopher Blair and Major Todd Marshall then destroyed the shield generator while piloting F-103 Excalibur heavy fighters that had been recently transfered onboard the Victory. (Freya 2) Confederation forces then had to defend their newly won position by intercepting twenty fighters and a Kamrani-class corvette that jumped in from the Kilrah system. (Freya 3) The door was now open for Lancelot Flight to strike Kilrah.