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"We didn't anticipate the Outer Rim Sieges would last this long."
"That would be why they call it a siege, Anakin."
―Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala[src]

The Outer Rim Sieges (19 BBY)[6] was the final campaign of the Clone Wars[19] between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, being fought in the third and final year of the conflict. The campaign occurred when the Confederacy was pushed back to the spiral arms of the galaxy. Although the Republic continued to keep the pressure on the Separatists in these territories,[20] the sieges also encompassed when General Grievous,[4] the Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army,[15] launched an offensive, pushing the Republic Military to the brink. In response to the assault, Jedi Generals were deployed to help the Grand Army of the Republic.[4] Although there was a stalemate for a time,[1] the sieges ended up turning the tide of the war in the Republic's favor, making the Confederacy fear they would lose the Clone Wars.[2]

The sieges[]

Though the Confederacy was initially successful in stretching the Jedi and clone armies thin throughout the Outer Rim,[4] the strategy ultimately proved costly to the Separatists as the Republic continued to gain ground. Grievous' offensive resulted in the death of Admiral Trench on Anaxes,[21] and the severe diminishing of the droid army and the Separatist fleet as the war entered into its final days.[13] In addition to continued losses in the sieges, the loss of Count Dooku and much of the Separatist armada at Coruscant[5] would continue to diminish not only the Separatist's ability to wage war in the Outer Rim, but also morale among the Separatist leaders, including Viceroy Nute Gunray, and lead them to doubt the Confederacy's chances of winning the war.[5]

During the campaign, the homeworld of Count Dooku, Serenno, became a focus for the Republic, but multiple attacks against both the D'Astan sector and the Serenno system itself failed to take the world.[22] The sieges continued to take place until the final days of the Clone Wars.[5] Battles that took place during the Sieges included the Battle of Anaxes,[3] Siege of Saleucami,[9] the Fourth Battle of Mygeeto,[10] the Battle of Felucia,[12] Conquest of Kaller, and the Battle of Yerbana.[4] Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker fought in the Outer Rim Sieges before being recalled for the Battle of Coruscant.[5]

Following the rescue of Chancellor Palpatine, Grievous retreated to the Outer Rim world of Utapau, where he deployed the already severely depleted droid army across numerous systems in hopes of pushing the Republic back.[13] However, his eventual defeat on Utapau would bring further destabilization of the Separatist command structure, and following Order 66 and the execution of the Separatist Council on Mustafar and the deactivation of the droid armies, the sieges, and the war as a whole, came to an end.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 SWZ01 logo.png Star Wars: X-Wing Second EditionJango Fett's Slave I Expansion Pack (Card: Separatist Racketeer)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star Wars Book
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Distant Echo"
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Star Wars Book places the beginning of the Outer Rim Sieges to nineteen years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states that A New Hope begins in 0 BBY, the Outer Rim Sieges must have began in 19 BBY.
  7. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Collapse of the Republic
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 StarWars-DatabankII.png Clone Commander Neyo in the Databank (backup link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Mygeeto in the Databank (backup link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 15 (Highlights of the Saga: The Mygeeto Campaign)
  12. 12.0 12.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Felucia in the Databank (backup link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Star Wars Bad Batch.jpg Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Aftermath"
  14. StarWars-DatabankII.png Clone Commander Bacara in the Databank (backup link)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
  17. Kanan 9
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"
  19. Star Wars: On the Front Lines
  20. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"
  21. Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 70 (Guide to the Galaxy: Serenno – Home of Count Dooku)


Clone Wars
(22 BBY19 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Separatist Crisis

Concurrent: Nikardun conquests · Balith civil war · War on Quarzite · Mandalorian civil war · Campaign against the Shadow Collective

Next: Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire · Great Jedi Purge · Ryloth insurgency

Battles of the Clone Wars
22 BBY Geonosis (I) · Geonosis (II) · Hissrich · Antar 4 · Republic transport · Muunilinst · Corvair · Kudo III · Quarmendy · Krystar · Separatist weapons depot · Hisseen · Christophsis (I) · Teth · Jabba's Palace · Ziro's Palace · Ryloth · Rugosa · Malevolence campaign (Phu system · Abregado · Ryndellia system · Kaliida Nebula (I) · Kaliida Nebula (II)) · Mimban · Rishi Moon · Skytop Station campaign (Falleen · Bothawui · Outer corridor · Skytop Station) · Rodia
21 BBY Tranquility · Vassek 3 · Vanqor (I) · Florrum (I) · Quell · Maridun · Orto Plutonia · Naboo (I) · Felucia (I) · Devaron (I) · Felucia Medical Station HCTFF2 · Malastare · Cato Neimoidia (I) · Murkhana · Dorin · Geonosis (III) · Dantooine · Merj · Vallt · Grange · Saleucami system · Saleucami (I) · Republic cruiser · Coronet · Coruscant (I) · Kamino · Pantora
20 BBY Sullust · Devaron (II) · Toydaria · Capture of Even Piell · Lola Sayu · Felucia (II) · Mon Cala · Naboo (II) · Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Umbara · Kiros · Kadavo · Theed · Onderon
19 BBY
(Outer Rim Sieges)
Cato Neimoidia (II) · Ringo Vinda · Batuu · Mokivj · Scipio · Utapau (I) · Mahranee · Raxus Secundus · Haruun Kal · Vizsla Keep 09 · Rescue of Quinlan Vos · Separatist storage base · Vanqor (II) · Christophsis (II) · Jedi Temple · Anaxes · Skako Minor · Kardoa · Mygeeto (I) (Mygeeto (II) · Mygeeto (III)) · Lokori · Geonosis (IV) · Sentinel Flare · Space · Yerbana · Coruscant (III) · Unidentified sector · Cato Neimoidia (III) · Kashyyyk · Bracca · Utapau (II) · Felucia (III) · Castell · Saleucami (II) · Slag's Pit · Kaller · Mustafar
Other Aargonar · Abafar · Agamar · Arkax Station · Aut-O's flagship · Bray · Carida · Clabron · Confederate people · Coruscant (II) · Crombach Nebula · Cularin · Florrum (II) · Horain · Khorm · Kromus · Ledeve Jedi Temple · Mrinzebon · Nal Kapok · Obi-Wan Kenobi's fleet · Oktaro · Quellor sector · Quermia · Ruusan system · Sedratis · Skako · Unidentified planet · Unidentified planet
Related topics and articles
Galactic Republic · Jedi Order · Sith · Confederacy of Independent Systems

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Sundari (II) · Carida · Toydaria

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