Ghost Fleet Offensive

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Ghost Fleet Offensive
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Conflict: First Cylon War
Date: 10th Year of the Cylon War. Approximately 42 years prior to the Fall of the Twelve Colonies.
Related Episode(s):
Place: Cylon/Colonial borders
Result: Colonial victory
  • Major damage to Cylon bases
  • Cylons put on defensive
Combatants
Twelve Colonies of Kobol Cylons
Commanders
Unspecified Unspecified
Strength
At least 5 battlestars
At least 3 heavy cruisers
At least 3 fleet escorts
At least 3 Catamaran types
At least 1 Defender type
Other support ships
Unknown
Materiel Losses
Unknown, minimal Unknown, heavy
Casualties
Unknown, minimal Unknown, heavy
Battle Chronology
Previous Next
Battle of Djerba Ghost Fleet Offensive Eventually Operation Raptor Talon


The Ghost Fleet Offensive[1] was an initiative by the Colonial Fleet to put Cylon forces on the defensive by using ships thought to have been destroyed but were actually hidden away.

The plan involved feeding misinformation about the Ghost Fleet's position to the Cylons, who then scrambled most of the ships defending their bases. However, once the Cylon fleet arrived at the Ghost Fleet's position, they were long gone. With the Cylon bases now undefended, the Colonials struck, inflicting major damage on "every toaster base in five sectors," in the words of Commander Silas Nash. In addition to weakening the strategic position of the Cylons, the offensive provided a much needed morale boost for the beleaguered Colonials (Blood and Chrome).

References

  1. This is a Battlestar Wiki descriptive term.
Re-Imagined Series Colonial battles list
First Cylon War

Battle of Caprica | Fall of Djerba | Operation Clean Sweep | Battle of Sector 12 | Battle of Djerba | Ghost Fleet Offensive | Operation Raptor Talon | Battle of Tauron

Second Cylon War

Fall of the Twelve Colonies | Fall of the Scorpion Fleet Shipyards | Battle of Ragnar Anchorage | Battle of the Communications Relay | Caprica Insurrection | Skirmish over the Red Moon | Battle for the Tylium Asteroid | Battle of Kobol | Skirmish at the Farm | Great Cylon Turkey Shoot | Battle of the Resurrection Ship | Battle of the Asteroid Field | Battle of the Binary Star System | Battle of the Guardian basestar | Rescue on Caprica | Battle of New Caprica | Battle of NCD2539 | Battle of the Algae Planet | Battle of the Ionian Nebula