Following the formation of the Star League, numerous soldiers were left jobless with the creation of the SLDF and subsequently went rogue. Unfortunately, the rogues had allies within the military forces assigned to Valentina. Unwilling to fight against its own, the SLDF hired the mercenary Illician Lancers to 'solve' their problem.
When the Lancers finally cornered them, the mercenaries faced not only a strong force of rebels, but also a division of SLDF troops. Outnumbered from the beginning, the Lancers' skill kept the battle from moving against them. It wasn't until a risky move by the Lancers commander, however, that the Lancers were able to turn the battle tide.
By concentrating their fire on a single spot and punching through enemy lines, the Lancers 59th Strike Regiment sped deep into the SLDF rear areas. After taking the SLDF division commander prisoner and destroying several key rebel supply dumps, they were able to capture an entire brigade. By staging from the rogue units base and using its equipment, the 59th succeeded in pushing the bulk of the SLDF division into retreat. The Lancers then crushed the rest of the rebel forces, and aided in rounding up the rogue division.
For its actions the 59th Strike Regiment earned the First Lord's Citation, the highest SLDF unit award possible.
- System Name: Valentina
- Coordinates: 401.37, 142.92
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