Top 5 Countdown - Battles of the Clone Wars
#1 - The Battle of Coruscant
The Battle of Coruscant occurred in 19BBY as Chancellor Palpatine faked his kidnapping at the hands of General Grievous. To the outside, the battle was a desperate attempt for the Separatists to push for an end to the Clone Wars. However, the true purpose was for Sidious to test his apprentice Count Dooku and his ideal apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. After Palpatine ordered Dooku to kidnap him, a large Separatist fleet arrived at Coruscant, taking the Republic by surprise. The Republic warships that were initially present were quickly destroyed, and Grievous eventually captured Palpatine on the ground level, leaving a trail of dead Jedi and clone troopers behind. After taking the Chancellor onto Grievous' flagship, the Invisible Hand, the Separatist fleet found that it was unable to escape, as Republic reinforcements in the form of the Coruscant Defence Fleet had arrived. The two huge fleets engaged in a massive battle over the Republic's capital, and involved many thousands of starfighters and potentially hundreds of capital ships (although many Venator Class Star Destroyers were dedicated to the Outer Rim sieges at the time). Battles were also being fought on the ground, involving many clone forces including the 501st legion and the 212th attack battalion. After the death of Count Dooku and escape of General Grievous, the Separatist forces eventually fled, having lost a third of their fleet. 》I know a few people might be a little disappointed that certain battles weren't included on this list, so if I missed out on any obvious ones comment to let me know and I'll post about them in another format in the future. I just love this battle, the scale of it is pretty mindblowing and all of it was just another game by Palpatine.