During the Outer Rim Sieges of the Clone Wars, a battle broke out in space between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems in 19 BBY. The battle occurred following the outbreak of a massive offense across the Outer Rim Territories by the Kaleesh Separatist Supreme Commander, General Grievous, which led to the sieges.
During the battle, a Separatist fleet of at least six Providence-class Dreadnoughts under Grievous's command engaged a Republic fleet of at least six Venator-class Star Destroyers. As Grievous watched from one of the Providence's bridge, which was crewed by several B1-series battle droids, Separatist droid tri-fighters and Clone Z-95 Headhunters engaged one another in dogfights around the capital ships, while at least two of the dreadnoughts sustained extensive damage to their hulls.
Behind the scenes
The battle between a Republic and Separatist fleet appeared in the opening newsreel of "Old Friends Not Forgotten," the ninth episode of the seventh season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on April 17, 2020.
Notes and references
- "Brain Invaders" establishes that the second occupation of Geonosis began after the Second Battle of Geonosis, while it was additionally established by Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel that it continued throughout the rest of the Clone Wars. As The Star Wars Book places the beginning of the Clone Wars' Outer Rim Sieges to nineteen years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 19 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, and the battle between two Galactic Republic and Separatist fleets was part of the sieges and the war, of which also took place in 19 BBY, the battle must have occurred concurrently with the second occupation.
- The Star Wars Book places the beginning of the Clone Wars' Outer Rim Sieges to nineteen years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 19 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. As the battle between two Galactic Republic and Separatist fleets was part of the sieges, the event took place in 19 BBY as well. Since Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 45 (Guide to the Galaxy: The Riches of Mygeeto) states that the Mygeeto Campaign was fought from 21 BBY until the end of the Clone Wars, the fleet battle was concurrent to the campaign.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"