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First Battle of Paramar V
The traitor assault on the Paramar Nexus Spaceport
Conflict Horus Heresy
Date 673006.M31
Location Paramar V
Outcome Traitor victory
Alpha Legion
Legio Fureans
Dark Mechanicum
Adeptus Mechanicus
Legio Gryphonicus
Loyalist Iron Warriors
Harrowmaster Armillus Dynat
Archmagos Inar Satarael
Princeps Nistru
Archmagos Suyria Nihhon
Princeps Chartain Baldur
Warsmith Kyr Vhalen
18,000+ Alpha Legion
8-10 Titan Maniples
4 Thallax Cohorts
3 Cybernetica Cohorts
3 Knight Houses
2,800 Loyalist Iron Warriors
5,000 Skitarii & Adsecularis
Titan Demi-Legio
1 Secutor Regiment
1 Cybernetica Cohort
2 Knight Houses
Heavy Heavy

The Invasion of Paramar V, also known as the First Battle of Paramar, was a battle during the Horus Heresy.[1]


Paramar V was a strategically important world to Horus. It laid on the northern edge of Segmentum Solar and was a staging area for Expeditionary Fleets. It was positioned in almost direct conjunction between the Isstvan system and Terra.[1]

Horus launched his attack in the opening days of the Heresy after the Dropsite Massacre. The Alpha Legion led the initial assault, followed by the traitorous Legio Fureans and Dark Mechanicum Cybernetica, Knight, Thallax, and Skitarii forces. The defenders of the loyalist Paramar Nexus Mechanicum consisted of 77th Grand Battalion of Iron Warriors still loyal to the Emperor as well as the Legio Gryphonicus and Mechanicus troops of the Taghmata Paramar.[1]

The initial assault of the Alpha Legion and traitor Titans seized most of the planet, but only after bloody battles at Landing Zone Secundus. But when the Traitor Legio Fureans entered the planets primary Spaceport at Paramar Nexus, they were shocked to find the Titans of the loyalist Legio Gryphonicus waiting for them backed up by loyalist Iron Warriors and Mechanicum. A vicious battle erupted that saw the Traitor Titans initially pushed back, but a swift counterattack by the Alpha Legion helped turn the tide. The loyalists were pushed back, until they only held onto the base of Terminus. In a final combined assault, the planet fell to to the forces of Horus.[1] However traitor-allied Titan forces from the Legio Fureans took heavier losses than expected at the hands of the loyalist Iron Warriors and Legio Gryphonicus.[2]


Two more battles were fought over Paramar V during the Heresy. The Second Battle of Paramar took place two years later and saw a massive loyalist counter-invasion. However again the traitors were victorious. Eight years after that however during The Scouring, the Imperium would finally retake Paramar V after the catastrophic Third Battle of Paramar.[1]


Battles of the Horus Heresy
005-006.M31 Battle of Isstvan IIIFirst Battle of ProsperoWar Within the WebwayBattle of the Somnus CitadelUnrest on CalibanSchism of MarsBattle of DiamatDrop Site MassacreBattle of the Rangda SystemFirst Battle of ParamarManachean WarSignus CampaignTreachery at Advex-MorsSiege of CthoniaBattle for Felweather Keep‎
007-008.M31 Battle of PhallBattle of RavendelveRuin of MaerdanBattle of the Alaxxes NebulaPale Stars CampaignBreaking of the Perfect FortressChondax CampaignSecond Battle of ProsperoFirst Siege of Hydra CordatusBattle of the Furious AbyssBattle of CalthBattle of ArmaturaBetrayal at IthracaDeath of CanopusShadow CrusadeCrusade of IronDoom of BorminaDefence of TyrosDefence of the Three PlanetsBattle of UlixisAmbush at EspandorBattle of Aquila AtollBattle of Drooth IIPercepton CampaignBattle of IydrisThramas CrusadeFall of Baztel IIIBattle of VannaheimSecond Battle of ParamarBattle of Constanix IIMezoan CampaignBattle of BodtBattle of DwellErellian SubjugationSiege of Baal
009-010.M31 Battle of MolechBreaking of AnvillusXana IncursionCarnage of MoroxSangraal CampaignBattle of ArissakBattle of PerditusBattle of SothaDrussen AtrocityScouring of Gilden's StarBattle of NyrconBattle of TallarnCataclysm of IronBattle of NocturneWar of DrakesBattle of PlutoSiege of InwitBurning of Ohmn-MatBitter War
011-014.M31 Reaving of the Xibana ReachesLorin Alpha CampaignSubjugation of TyrinthMalagant ConflictBattle of the Kalium GateBattle of CatallusAxandrian IncidentBattle of the Haddon SystemJarrazr IncursionBattle of TralsakTarren SuppressionBalthor Sigma InterventionBattle of AbsolomScouring of the Ollanz ClusterBattle of ZepathSecond Battle of ZaramundBattle of AnuariBattle of PyrrhanSecond Battle of DavinArgolian MassacresBattle of TrisolianBattle of YarantBattle of KradeBattle of DelugeBattle of Heta-GladiusBattle of the Aragna ChainBattle of KallethBattle of the Diavanos SystemBattle of DesperationBattle of Beta-GarmonWar for AgaropsDefence of RyzaBattle of ThagriaPassage of AngelsThassos IncidentBattle of Zhao-ArkhadSerpent's CoilSiege of BarbarusForicaan CampaignBattle of VezdellBurning of VrexorDawn of DesolationDeath of ChemosBattle of Luth TyreYdursk IncidentFall of TenzebarSolar WarRaid on LunaSiege of TerraGreat Scouring