Siege of Kapu
|Siege of Kapu|
|Conflict:||Sovereign Colonies Conflict|
|Date:||December 10th, 2237 - December 14th, 2237|
|Location:||Kapu, Alendiel System|
|The Initiative||Sovereign Colonies|
|Renegade Civil Defense Force Elements|
|Eighty Killed in Action
One-hundred Wounded in Action
|Nine-hundred Killed in Action|
Two Thousand Captured
Unknown Number Captured
|Concurrent To:||Siege of Tien|
Siege of Arshile
The Siege of Kapu was one of the major battles of the Sovereign Colonies Conflict.
The Siege of Kapu began in the early hours of December 10th, 2237, after the Third Fleet had crippled, destroyed, or captured the renegade portions of the System Defense Force and the Civilian System Patrol in orbit. Four fully-loaded Dragoon-class Assault Transports were called in to deploy members of the 3rd Division to the planet to combat the ill-equipped Sovereign Colonies Militia, backed by portions of the planetary Civil Defense Force. A portion of the division dropped into the governmental plaza, capturing the governmental complex and surrounding area rapidly. The members of 3rd Division dug in, as the division's heavy weapons and vehicles were ferried down. After linking up with loyalist elements in the capitol city, the division began engaging rebel elements around key portions of the city's infrastructure. Because of the nesscecity of these portions of the infrastructure, the on-scene commander was unwilling to turn his unit's artillery against it, preferring to engage in a war of attrition.
Meanwhile, elsewhere on the planet, other portions of the division dropped onto the outskirts of bases held by renegade elements. Using pinpoint bombardments from orbit, the defenses of these sites were quickly overcome, and by the end of the evening many of these sites had fallen to Initiative forces.
Equipment by Force
Civil Defense Force
Sovereign Colonies Militia