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Battle of Beta-Garmon

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The Battle of Beta-Garmon, also known as the Great Slaughter of Beta-Garmon, was a battle of the Horus Heresy.

The battle was waged towards the end of the Heresy in 013.M31[2] following the infiltration of the Alpha Legion in the Solar System[3] in preparation for Horus's advance on Terra. With the Ruinstorm abating commander of loyalist forces on Terra, Rogal Dorn, decided to muster the majority of his non-Astartes strength to Beta-Garmon to hold the traitor advance until such a time where Roboute Guilliman and Lion El'Jonson could arrive from the rear and crush them. Titans made of the primary strength of the Imperial force, as Dorn feared that their mass use on Terra could destroy the planet forever.[4]

Thus a massive armada consisting of tens of thousands of vessels including hundreds of Collegia Titanica Titan transports were mustered to the strategically important world of Beta-Garmon which was known as the gateway to Sol.[4] Many Imperial Fists joined the loyalist forces, and were confronted by a massive traitor armada led by Horus himself.[1] The subsequent battle became one of the largest of the Heresy.

Ultimately, Horus was victorious and was able to move on the Sol System, culminating in the Siege of Terra.

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