The 13th Battalion, also known as the "Iron" Battalion, was a battalion[1] of clone troopers led by Jedi General Jaro Tapal in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. They were outfitted with Phase II clone trooper armor—customized with light yellow markings—by the final days of the conflict, at which point the unit had secured the planet Bracca for the Galactic Republic. Their Venator-class Star Destroyer was set to depart for Mygeeto when the unit's Clone Commander received Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine.[2]

The protocol identified the members of the Jedi Order as enemy targets, causing the clones to betray their Jedi officers. Tapal's own unit turned against the general and fatally wounded him, but failed to kill his apprentice, Cal Kestis. Many clone troopers perished when the Jedi fought back during their escape, before which the ship reactor was sabotaged by Tapal in order to cover their tracks.[2]

Military-stub This article is a stub about a military subject. You can help Wookieepedia by expanding it.



Notes and referencesEdit

Grand Army of the Republic units
4th Sector · Twelfth
7th Sky · 21st Nova · 41st Elite · 87th Sentinel · 91st Mobile Reconnaissance · 327th Star · Flame trooper
181st Armor · 212th Recon · 224th
CC-2801's regiment · Unidentified Galactic Republic regiment · Unidentified regiment
Battalions & Legions:
13th "Iron" · 41st Scout · 104th · 212th Attack · 442nd Siege · 481st · 501st · Carnivore · Billaba's battalion · Billaba's new battalion · Execute · Rancor
Ghost · Green · Monnk's company · Tango · Torrent · Unidentified company
41st Ranger · Waxer's platoon · Unidentified platoon
Clone Force 99 · Bravo · Delta · Domino · Fil's squad · First · Ki-Adi-Mundi's squad · Rostu · Rex's squad · Yoda's squad
Lightning · Unidentified tank squadron
Other Units:
322nd · Calm Tree · Clone Youth Brigade · Coruscant Guard · Diplomatic service · Doom's unit · Foxtrot Group · Kamino security · Mud Jumpers · Orto Plutonia clone security force · Outer Rim garrison · Skywalker's team · Snow Wolves · Wildfire
In other languages
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+