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|Skirmish on Equestria|
|Conflict||Universal Generation Conquest of Equestria and UEF Liberation of Equestria|
|Campaign||The Eagle Falls|
|Date||January 3, 2176|
|Place||Southwest of Canterlot, Equestria|
- See also: Raid on Second Gunghollow
After losing a major battle against Universal Generation forces near Equestria's outskirts, the Equestrians and the United Equestria not only lost a significant portion of its military arsenal and equipment on the planet, but also the defenses of its capital city were exposed to further attack.
Moreover, with United Equestrian outlying garrisons engaged in battles elsewhere and the bulk of the UED fleet present in the battle against the Universal Generation, the New Lunar Republic High Command was able to bring up any reinforcements in time for the upcoming assault on the castle.
Still, Equestrian deployed defenses and strength in the capital was still substantial, and Universal Generation officials recommended its ground commanders to advance with caution.
After Universal Generation forces had established a forward operating base on the outskirts of the city, the Dominion attempted a limited counterattack with whatever remaining resources it still possessed. However, while initially impressive in scope, the N:R strike was ultimately unable to prevent the arrival of even more Universal Generation reinforcements to the area. Universal Generation forces weathered the counterattack and made their advance to the capital city of Korhal.
However, although the Universal Generation forces were outnumbered, the skills and forces of Dark Sparkle did relatively easily overcome the most powerful NLR defenses. After a heated and intense battle, Universal Generation forces reached the Canterlot Castle perimeter and destroyed it.
Desperate, They tried to flee in their flagship, the Iron Star, when he was intercepted by Roran's own flagship, the Highland Roran. They prepared to surrender in exchange for his life, but Highland affirmed he would arrest and publicly execute Mengsk and his ranking officers.
However, before the Universal Generation could proceed to the arrest, a small UEF fleet led by the rebel/loyalist battlecruiser DSS Aleksander, DSS Ramstein, and DSS Destroyer, appeared and intercepted the Universal Generation flotilla. Admiral Gerard DuGalle contacted Princess Celestia, who was shocked by this sudden turn of events. Mengsk assured Princess Luna that they still wants revenge against him, but at the moment, they was to be brought to some "old friends" of both of them.
The successful assault on Canterlot resulted in the (at least temporarily) collapse of the Equestrian and the Armed Forces after a swift campaign, with the FS7 achieving a major tactical victory and establishing its base of operations on Equestria However, their escape meant that the FS7 failed in its primary strategic objective of capturing the Equestrian leaders, who was still free and thus still posed a threat to FS7 schemes.