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First Battle of Geonosis
Information
Date:

22 BBY

Location:

Geonosis

Result:

Republic

Next:
  • Attack on a Republic troop transport[1]
  • Battle of Christophsis
Era(s):

Clone Wars

Sides:
Confederacy of Independent Systems
Leaders:
  • Jedi General Yoda
  • Jedi General Mace Windu
  • Jedi General Adi Gallia
  • Jedi General Echuu Shen-Jon
  • Jedi General Ur-Sema Du
  • Commander CRC-09/571
  • Colonel Meebur Gascon
  • RC-1138
  • Count Dooku
  • Archduke Poggle the Lesser
  • General Grievous
  • General Sev'rance Tann
  • General Sun Fac
  • Captain Cavik Toth
Strength:
  • 1 Sith Lord
    • Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus

1 Mandalorian warrior

    • Jango Fett

1 Kaleesh cyborg General

    • Grievous
  • Geonosians
  • Geonosian elites
  • Approx 1 million B1 battle droids deployed
  • Approx 3.96 million B1 battle droids stored on Lucrehulk-class battleships

8Assault battle droids

  • Battle droid assassins
  • Engineer battle droids
  • One 3PO-series protocol droid (Unwittingly)
  • IG-100 MagnaGuards
  • OOM security battle droids
  • 100,000 B2 super battle droids
  • At least 1 B2-HA series super battle droid
  • Heavy super battle droids
  • Mortar Super Battle Droids
  • Repeater super battle droids
  • D-60 assault droids
  • 3,000 W-series droidekas
  • 15,000 DSD1 dwarf spider droids
  • A-DSD advanced dwarf spider droids
  • Armored Assault Tanks
  • Persuader-class droid enforcers
  • 7,500 OG-9 homing spider droids
  • 4,100 Hailfire-class droid tanks
  • Ground Armored Tanks
  • Corporate Alliance Artillery Regular
  • 3 Sith Enforcers
  • Single Trooper Aerial Platforms
  • 1 Flitknot speeder
  • At least 4 LR1K sonic cannons
  • Vulture-class droid starfighters
  • Geonosian transports
  • 4 Dark Acolytes
    • Dark Acolyte Trio
  • Thousands of Nantex-class starfighters
  • Sabaoth Squadron
  • 3 Sabaoth destroyers
    • Reaver
  • Sabaoth Fighters
  • Sabaoth Defenders
  • 12 Hex Bombers
  • 8 Hex Deployers
  • Cavik Toth's starfighter
  • 41 Diamond-class cruisers
  • Banking Clan Transports
  • 286 Hardcell-class transports
  • 60 Core ships
  • Lucrehulk-class battleships
  • C-9979 landing craft
  • Lupus-class missile frigates
  • 1 Belbullab-22 starfighter
  • Soulless One
  • Sheathipede-class transport shuttles
  • Lapiz Cutter
  • 1 Punworcca 116-class interstellar sloop
  • Dooku's solar sailer
  • 1 Separatist cruiser
  • 3 Chameleon droids
  • Geonosian-trained acklays and nexus
  • 3 Anti-orbital cannons
Losses:
  • 212 Jedi
  • Thousands of clone troopers
  • Approximately 20,000 clones injured
  • Many vehicles
  • Jango Fett
  • Sun Fac
  • Cavin Toth
  • 3 Dark Acolytes
  • 5 Diamond-class cruisers
  • 14 Lucrehulk-class Core Ships
  • 117 Hardcell-class transports
  • Many Geonosian warriors
  • Heavy droid casualties
  • A majority of the Separatist navy
    • Sabaoth Squadron
"My first day as a member of the 501st... it was hot, sandy, chaotic and nothing at all like the simulations on Kamino. Of course that's pretty much the way it was for all of us, wasn't it? All that breeding, all those years of training... it doesn't really prepare you for the all the screaming, all the blood, does it? Frankly I'm still amazed we ever made it past the first hour, nevermind the first day."
Retired clone trooper
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The Battle of Geonosis, also referred to as the First Battle of Geonosis, was the first major battle fought between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems and the debut battle of the Clone Wars.

The BattleEdit

The ArenaEdit

In the arena, the Geonosians held Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Commander Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padme Amidala for execution.[2] In the crowds were 200 Jedi Masters and Padawans. In the initial battle in the arena, many Jedi were lost, until it was down to a little over a dozen. The Jedi were surrounded by droids until the clone troopers arrived, alongside Jedi General Yoda.[2] Upon landing, the clones evacuated the Jedi, losing a few men in the arena.

DesertEdit

"If Dooku escapes, rally more systems to his cause, he will."
―Yoda

Following the arena battle, the clones and Jedi fought outside, in the desolate wasteland of Geonosis' desert.[2] Minutes after the arena, there were clone troopers fighting battle droids with both sides suffering heavy casualties. A gunship was shot down, taking two Jedi out of the fight briefly, and killing Jedi General Trantos Gon. Commander Ponds assembled 5 commando units and was able to inform Jedi General Mace Windu when he landed.[2]

During the battle, CT-1226's regiment was deployed and attacked by Separatist forces. A Republic walker fired towards the droids attacking them, which knocked CT-1226 into the crater it created.[17] CT-1226 stayed low. As he watched, a Super Battle Droid swatted droids out of the way and began to target one of the Republic's walkers. CT-1226 sabotaged the droid with an EMP, sending the missile into a Hailfire droid instead. Soon afterwards, the clone was helped into the walker, where he was able to rest.[17]

Battalion Commander CRC-09/571 participated in the battle as one of the Airborne Infantry and led the frontal assault on the Separatist Core Ships.[18] At another point of the battle, Commander Deviss led K Company, a division of Hawkbat Battalion, who were ordered into the direct line of fire of Spider Droids. Deviss' quick reactions saved the Battalion as well as two critically injured troopers.[4] ARC trooper Jangotat also provided heroic actions, annihilating a Hailfire droid and saving his unit.[19]

Several clone commandos fought in the battle, including Delta, Theta, Lambda, Prudii, Teroch, Gamma, Aiwha-3, and Bravo.[9] Over the course of the battle, Lambda, Theta, Prudii, Teroch, Gamma and Aiwha-3 Squads lost all of their members but one.[9] Delta, however, was able to sustain all of their members and were able to complete their mission, executing Sun Fac and destroying a Core Ship.[8]

The 501st Legion was sent in to take Checkpoint Alpha.[5] Several varieties of troops were sent in, to complete the task. General Windu arrived to assist and, with his assistance, the 501st were able to take the Checkpoint.[5]

AftermathEdit

The clones of the Republic were able to win the day, but at a cost. Several of them, felt as though their brother's deaths were meaningless. The loss of the commandos hit the survivors hard, and especially their training sergeants.[9] Many of the several commandos and their training sergeants reflected on the poor choices of sending commandos in on a ground assault.[9] Even some Jedi thought that by bombing the arena, they could have prevented a war and the deaths of millions.[18]

The battle sparked the Clone Wars, with Dooku and General Grievous leading the Separatist forces. Boba Fett, the cloned son of Jango Fett, buried his father who died on the planet.

After the battle, CT-1226 was awarded a medal at the insistence of Republic Generals.[17]

5 days after the battle, the Null ARC troopers - Ordo, Mereel, Jaing, Kom'rk, Prudii, and A'den - were scheduled for chilldown, when they overtook the Arca Company Barracks on Coruscant, which required several commando units to be called. However, the situation would be resolved peacefully.[20]

Two years after the battle, a monument was made, with the names of all the clone troopers [21]

Identified ParticipantsEdit

SurvivorsEdit

CasualtiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Star Wars: Battlefront II
  6. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Secret Weapons"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 Star Wars: Republic Commando
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  10. The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
  11. 11.0 11.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game)
  12. [1] AT-TE Walker 23X
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  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Shatterpoint
  19. 19.0 19.1 The Cestus Deception
  20. Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  21. The monument at the center of the...
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 Republic Commando: True Colors
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  25. 25.0 25.1 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids (Decoded)"
  26. Clone Commander Ponds - Info, Pictures, and Videos
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