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|Battle of Ketterslea|
|Conflict: Caspian Annexation Campaign|
|Date: 8 ABY|
|Place: Ketterslea; other points in the Union|
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- HIMS Sanguinary
- CMKS Coventry
Indicative of how the occupation of Caspia was progressing, the Battle of Ketterslea was a single battle representative of four or five smaller skirmishes in Union space on the approaches to Caspia. In each of these insular fights, Caspia employed tactics last used by the Rebel Alliance and achieved some degree of success. They were unable to make any headway at reclaiming territory, however, and only made the Empire more resolved to root out the source of Caspian resistance.
At Ketterslea, several Caspian units coordinated just enough to hamper the Imperial resupply and reinforcement effort before being overpowered by the escorting warships. The action here was fast, direct, and ruthless, but the results of this battle are now considered to be a contributing factor to the outcome of the Siege of Trinumvira.
The very seeds of this battle were sown during the second day of the Campaign, wherein a sizable convoy of nearly two dozen heavily-laden Imperial supply ships arrived in the Kett star guided by several Imperial warships, among them HIMS Sanguinary, HIMS Millinix and HIMS Dark Dispatcher. These ships were carrying the follow-up materials with which to occupy Caspia after the shocking, overwhelming attack the day prior.