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13th Battalion
13th Battalion

Other names:

Iron Battalion




Jedi General Jaro Tapal
Jedi Commander Cal Kestis
Unidentified 13th Battalion clone commander


Clone troopers


DC-15S blaster carbines

Notable battles:

Bracca System


Clone Wars

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13th Battalion, also known as the Iron Battalion, was a battalion that was a unit within the Grand Army of the Republic. The battalion served in the Clone Wars under the command of Jedi General Jaro Tapal.[1]


13th Battalion or the Iron Battalion was a unit within the Grand Army of the Republic. The unit was deployed to fight in the Clone Wars and fell under the command of Jedi General Jaro Tapal and Jedi Commander Cal Kestis.[1]

In 19 BBY, at the time of the Battle of Coruscant, the 13th Battalion fought in the Bracca Campaign and managed to secure the planet. The battalion was housed on the Albedo Brave, a Venator-class Star Destroyer.[1]

After the planet of Bracca was completely secured, Tapal ordered Kestis to train in the Jedi's designated training area. While en-route, Kestis spoke to some of the clones of his battalion, who treated him as a friend and spoke about games and rematches.[1] A lot of the men were ready to leave Bracca, as they believed it to be a dump. Another trooper gave Kestis a high-five on his way to training.

The commander would meet with Kestis and Tapal and began discussing their next deployment, which was set to be at Mygeeto. However, soon after speaking with Kestis, the commander received Order 66. Tapal and Kestis both felt the death of their fellow Jedi and reacted to it, with Tapal killing the commander after he drew his blaster on him.[1]

Kestis managed to escape in the ventilation system, while Tapal tore through the renegade forces. Kestis and Tapal reunited at the escape pods, where they were again were ambushed by several units of the 13th Battalion, killing Tapal, but Kestis escaping.[1]

Armor and Equipment[]

13th Battalion possessed Phase II clone trooper armor and had lighly yellow coated armor, very similar to the 327th Star Corps. The armor also had the same scheme as Jedi General Chiata's unit.[1] The unit predominately used the DC-15S blaster carbines.[1]


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