Battle of Cimtar (TOS alternate reality)

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Battle of Cimtar
Cylon raiders begin the ambush on the battlestars
Cylon raiders begin the ambush on the battlestars
Cylon raiders begin the ambush on the battlestars
Conflict: Thousand-Yahren War
Date: During the Peace Conference
Related Episode(s):
Place: Cimtar, Twelve Colonies of Man
Result: Decisive Cylon victory, destruction of the Twelve Colonies
The Twelve Colonies of Man Cylons
Commander Tigh
President Adama
Imperious Leader
Colonial Fleet Cylon Fleet
Materiel Losses
All battlestars and vessels engaged in defense. Unknown, minimal
All Colonies destroyed Unknown, minimal
Battle Chronology
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Battle of Cimtar Battle of Cache

The bulk of the Colonial military is lured into a trap by the promise of peace, only to find themselves and the Twelve Colonies of Man in a fatal trap (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #3).

After 1000 yahrens of war, the humans of the Twelve Colonies vie for peace with Lord Baltar acting as diplomat. The peace is to become official at Cimtar,[1] a moon believed to be neutral territory. Instead of peace, the Cylons launch their largest onslaught ever against the Colonials. The Cylons use a two-pronged attack, striking at both the peace delegation (including the battlestars) as well as the Twelve Colonies.

Cylon fighter groups of Cylon Raiders hide near the Cimtar moon in wait for their chance at attacking the battlestar fleet. The basestars are left free for bombardment of the Colonies.

In an alternate reality where a battlestar named Galactica was never built, President Adama survives the attack only through the efforts of Commander Tigh, who sacrifices his life in the process (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #3).

Following this event, two noteworthy factions harass the Cylon Empire: a Colonial Resistance lead by Adama himself, and a motley crew of pirates lead by Starbuck (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #3 & #4)


  1. The signing never takes place. In the Re-imagined Series, a peace accord was signed at a place known as Cimtar, but this should not be confused with its Original Series counterpart.