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First Battle of Vulcanis
Part of Dominion War
Date: 2374
Location: Vulcanis system
Result: Federation Alliance victory
COMBATANTS
Federation Alliance Dominion/Cardassian Alliance
COMMANDERS
Admiral Salok unknown
STRENGTH
Fifth reinforced by the Thirteenth and Thirty-First Fleets Jem'Hadar fleet with the Nineteenth and Twenty-Fourth Orders in support
MATERIAL LOSSES
127 ~127
CASUALTIES
~20,000 ~20,000
CONFLICT CHRONOLOGY
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The First Battle of Vulcanis was the first major engagement between the Federation Alliance and Dominion forces in the Vulcanis system in 2374.

The Dominion's advance into Federation territory brought its forces to within striking distance of the planet Vulcan and uncomfortably close to Earth itself. A fleet comprised of mostly Jem'Hadar warships along with the Cardassian Nineteenth and Twenty-Fourth Orders in support managed to the Vulcanis system before the Fifth Fleet was able to stop them, thanks to the tactics of Captain Bendok Vithsoomparul who used his Akira wing's heavy torpedo firepower to keep the enemy at a distance, destroying or crippling many enemy ships.

With the Dominion forces at bay Starfleet reinforced the system's defences with the Thirteenth and Thirty-First Fleets. With these extra forces they were able to strike back at the Dominion and following eight weeks of heavy fighting, Starfleet pushed the Dominion back from the sixth planet to a point two light years away.

The two month battle cost both sides dearly. Starfleet lost 127 ship along with nearly 20,000 personnel but managed to inflict an equal number of casualties on the Dominion and Cardassian forces. (LUG RPG: The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

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