Although only battalion strength and lacking combat experience, Clayborne’s Commandoes were assigned New Roland as a target in the Andurien Canopus invasion of the Capellan Confederation, as part of the first wave in October 3030. The Commandoes overran the garrison forces on New Roland in little under sixteen hours, smashing the armor and infantry force for the loss of one ’Mech (and that to a mechanical breakdown). Two days after her troops landed on the world, Major Pali Fitzengraber received New Roland’s surrender and officially declared it part of the Magistracy of Canopus.
 The final battle of the Andurien war on Capellan soil took place on New Roland in November 3034, with the much-lauded House Dai Da Chi and Kamakura’s Hussars facing off against Clayborne’s Commandoes and the battered remnants of Task Force Duo. The brutal and devastating attack by the CCAF troops was almost too effective — the Cuirassiers cohesion disintegrated, and only a valiant rearguard action by the Second Fusiliers and the core of the Cuirassiers (including Emma Centrella) allowed the Canopian force to escape. It would take three months of operations before the last of the Canopians were driven off-world, effectively ending the war.