The Rebel feet assembled at its southernmost base of operations. The Imperials were soon aware of their presence and sent a unit of 9 frigates and destroyers to the Western End rig.
A strike force of 3 divers, a medium cruiser and 9 destroyers (plus an engineering ship) attacked the rig in hope of capturing it.
Rebel strike force.
Imperial Fleet Yellow's destroyers divided to three squadrons.
One of the bigger destroyers is soon sunk...
The dice gods are cruel and the rest of the squadron flees.
The remaining two squadrons lose another 3 ships. This is how it ends.
Conclusion: Battle of the Western End rig
I: 4 destroyers lost/captured
R: 1 destroyer lost
The Imperial Fleet Yellow did not move out of its base. The main Rebel fleet with the heavy units, however, launched northwards, removed a mine field and captured the rig which was the connection between Fleet Yellow and the Imperial main base.
Meanwhile at the Western End the Rebel crews managed to repair the four enemy destroyers and sent them on a recon mission towards Fleet Yellow's base. They successfully mapped the mine field and noted the enemy ships' situation and their power.
The Rebel main strike force proceeded to capture another rig, completely cutting off communication lines with the Imperial main base.