Battle at Proteus's Orbit

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Battle at Proteus's Orbit
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Conflict: Escape from the Cylons
Related Episode(s):
Place: Proteus's Orbit
Result: Blue Squadron Victory
Blue Squadron Cylons
Captain Apollo Command Centurion
2 Vipers & Starchaser Cylon Raiders
Materiel Losses
none At least 3 Raiders
none At least 9 Cylons
Battle Chronology
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Battle at Hatari Sector Battle at Proteus's Orbit Mission to Destroy the Cylon Pulsar and Battle at Sector Sigma (concurrent)

Boomer and Apollo are appalled that all Starbuck can talk about when they arrive is the Ambrosa. They reveal that Galactica has altered course, and they cannot locate her. The Cylon raiders were picked up by on the scanners of the Vipers. Croad leads a cheer of "Death to the Cylons" as the prisoners head back into the safety of the prison to wait out the fight. Starbuck, Apollo, and Boomer take off in their Vipers to face the raiders. Starbuck uses CORA to help act as a diversion to distract the Cylons. The Cylons chase him, allowing the other two Vipers to get in position. After the Cylons split up, Starbuck instructs CORA to get ready to execute a maximum-G climb. CORA protests that he'll black out, but Starbuck points out that she will not. Starbuck initiates the maneuver, leaving the Cylon that followed to crash into the ground. Boomer and Apollo dispatch the other two raiders, and Starbuck recovers from the blackout. CORA reveals that the Raider that had chased them crashed into a building containing highly volatile fluids. Starbuck is distraught, as that is his fortune in Ambrosa burning up.

(The Long Patrol)