The Engagement on the Armistice Line, or more commonly known as "The First Toaster Brawl" by the Colonial Fleet, was the first engagement between the Cylons and the Colonials during the 2nd Cylon War. It was notable for being the first battle in which the Cylons were massively defeated. It was also the first use of Heavy Raiders as a boarding ship by the Cylons, and would be the starting point for a series of conflicts between Battlestar Group 11 and the Cylons.
The battle began after Battlestar Group 11, on a recon mission, was ambushed by two Cylon Basestars. Thinking that they could hack into CNP using the backdoors provided by Caprica-Six, the virus was somehow diverted just seconds before it paralysed the Group, thanks to the technical crew onboard the Phoenix. The two Basestars then proceeded to open fire. A Nuclear Raider guaranteed the destruction of Gunstar Sentinel while Firestar Snake and Strikestar Rebel also fell to superior Raider numbers. However, a pair of nukes finished off one Basestar and the other went down shortly after, along with the Mini Basestars and almost all of the Cylon Fighter craft present.
Cylon forces present:
2X Advanced Cylon Basestars + Raider and Heavy Raider complements
4X Mini Basestar Frigates + Raider complements
Centurion Raiding Parties Nuclear Raiders
Colonial forces present:
2X Mercury Class Battlestars (Phoenix, Athena)
1X Jupiter/Columbia Class Battlestar (Taurus)
2X Gunstars (Sentinel, Reaper)
2X Firestars (Snake, Bombardier)
2X Strikestars (Rebel, Pacifica)
Cylon material loss and casualties:
2X Advanced Cylon Basestars
4X Mini Basestar Frigates
All Nuclear Raiders
Total destruction of Cylon boarding parties
Numerous Humanoid Cylons
Unknown but extremely high number of Cylon Raiders
Unkown but very high number of Heavy Raiders
Hundreds/Thousands of Cylons onboard Basestars and Mini Basestars
Overall: Near total loss of Cylon Force
Colonial material loss and casualties:
Moderate damage to Battlestar Taurus
Light damage to Battlestars Phoenix and Athena
39 Viper MK VII space superiority fighter craft destroyed, 5 damaged
12 Raptors destroyed, 2 damaged
Total of 43 Pilots and 13 ECO's.
45 crewmen onboard Athena
58 marines onboard Athena
1,098 crewmen onboard destroyed capital ships
Total of 1,257 humans dead.
Overall: Loss of many crewmen but survival of the majority of the group.