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Klendathu Invasion is the largest combined fleet and Mobile Infantry operation of the Arachnid War to date. Within these covers: Invasion: The story of Starship. An invasion force is deployed to Klendathu, the Arachnids’ home planet, but the operation is a total disaster. Movie Info. Credits and Contents. KLENDATHU INVASION CREDITS Author Matthew Sprange. Additional Text Matt Keefe. Editor Christopher Allen. Cover Art.

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The planet has many Warriors and Workers all over its surface. It has two moons and borders an asteroid belt that has an unlimited surplus of asteroids that are presumably the remains of Klendathu’s twin world. Many of the ships that participated in the battle were non-operational and had to be towed to safety. Invasipn overground troops were killed in the battle, withkilled in the first hour alone.

In the months following the Meteor Attack on Buenos Airesthe United Citizen Federation sped across the galaxy in a campaign against Klendathuwhich klendayhu thought was just a single Arachnid planet.

The battle eventually became a slugging match with neither the Federation or the Arachnids gaining a decisive winning edge. For a list of other meanings, see Klendathh of Klendathu disambiguation.

Contents [ show ]. This would follow the classic routine of heavy aerial bombing runs by F Thunderboltsfollowed by sending in the Mobile Infantry to mop up the survivors and clear out subterranean Bug holes.

Despite the battle being vastly more successful than the ijvasion one it lasted for over three years with the Arachnids fighting fiercely to defend their home planet.

It is located in the Klendathu System. The unit was disbanded, and the aforementioned three were transferred to the Roughnecks. Rico’s Roughnecks participated the Second Battle of Klendathu. Retrieved from ” http: The invasion began with Athena class starships launching F Thunderbolts and Dropships from orbit whilst under Arachnid plasma bolt fire from the planet’s surface.

The Federation was confident of an easy victory and sent a correspondent to report live from the surface of the planet during the invasion. The Rodger Young and a few other ships bearing scars of battle as they retreat to Ticonderoga.


By any measure, the battle was an unmitigated disaster. After securing the initial beachhead, the forces would fan out and eradicate any bugs they came across.

However, Warrior Bugs presence turned out to be in far greater quantity than predicted by Military Intelligence and the Mobile Infantry were quickly overwhelmed by vast numbers of bugs.

The Terran Navy was cut to ribbons when so many of its ships were massed in Klendathu’s lower orbit, limiting the operational deployment of Federation forces in Arachnids space for some time. The squad engages the Warriors losing several soldiers such as Shujumi klemdathu, who ran out in front of the squad and klendathi easy prey, and Katrina McIntirewho fled before falling into a Bug hole and being dragged into a tunnel to her doom by a Warrior.

Battle of New Kansas concurrent. The Mobile Infantry suffered far overcasualties in the Klendathu Invasion,of which died in the first hour. It was believed that the plasma was just random light; however, this intelligence was quickly discovered to be wrong when several well-placed barrages of bug plasma damaged and destroyed several ships.

Battle of Klendathu

Johnny Rico was, however, rescued after the battle, possibly by Roughnecks The second and third waves were able to return to their drop ships as they did not have enough time to get far from the drop zones. Mobile Infantry forces faught alongside the Neodog Corps in tracking down and destroying Bug holeswhilst Fleet ships from orbit provided support.

It is covered with massive protophyte jungle. Despite the Federations space and air superiority throughout the battle the Arachnids were still capable of firing large quantities of plasma against the Fleet.

Later in the battle the bulk of the the fleet became Corvette Transports including the new Rodger Young which replaced the previous ship of its name that had been destroyed during the Invasion of Invason P. After the surviving Mobile Infantry troopers were recovered by dropships and brought back aboard the Corvette Transports, the remaining ships in the fleet retreated to Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga. At the same time, this would provide more opportunities to observe and research the Arachnids to examine them for tactical weaknesses.


Contents [ show ]. When the general retreat was called, with troops around them already in retreat, the Wildcats retreat in some disorder with many stragglers becoming easy picking for Warrior Bugs. The remaining troopers, under Squad Leader Ace Levyilendathu that Warrior but soon hordes of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of Warriors appear.

When a general retreat was ordered, however, the reporter was killed by a Warrior Bug caught live on camera shortly after the broadcast began, and the cameraman koendathu retreated after Rico tells him to get out of there. Lieutenant Willy led a invazion charge dividing the company into squads.

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Sky Marshal Tehat Meru options to fight the bugs by eliminating bug colonies on the other worlds within Klendathu’s planetary system first. You can help the Starship Troopers Wiki by expanding it.

The surface of the planet contains a breathable atmosphere but is arid and extremely mountainous. Running around a large rock, a surprise attack by a Warrior Bug tears Lieutenant Willy to bits in a matter of seconds. Bug defenses began almost immediately in the form of plasma bursts from the surface. Johnny Rico, seeing jnvasion friend die, fired upon the Warrior, knocking it to the ground. A general retreat was ordered within the first half hour after the first drop and the Mobile Infantry retreat that followed nearly became a full blown rout.

Unknown, possibly light compare to the UCF. The Warrior Bug responsible, then attacked the camerman, impaling the unfortunate man through the chest, and causing him to throw the camera near Rico, just as the mandible of the Warrior stabbed invasin through the leg.