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Battle of Galidraan

Mandalorian Civil War


44 BBY[1]




Destruction of the True Mandalorians


True Mandalorians †


Mandalorian Shocktroopers

  • 11 Jedi killed[1]
"You killed them. You killed them all. We're all dead."
Jango Fett

The Battle of Galidraan was a conflict that led to the destruction of the True Mandalorians by the Jedi.


First conflict

The Governor of Galidraan had secretly been hiding the Mandalorian Death Watch splinter group on his world. He was also facing an insurrection by some of his colonists, so he hired the True Mandalorians under Jango Fett to eliminate the rebels, which they did.

However, under the advice of the Death Watch leader, Vizsla, he also informed the Jedi Council that a group of Mandalorians were murdering "political activists."

Second conflict

The Jedi deflect the first blaster shots from the Mandalorians.

A unit of Jedi under Master Dooku were dispatched to Galidraan; no sooner had the True Mandalorians completed their work for the governor than the Jedi arrived and ordered them to stand down, which Fett refused to do. This resulted in a bloody stand-off.


The casualties on both sides were heavy, with Jango being one of the only two out of at least three hundred surviving Mandalorians. The Jedi handed Jango over to the Governor of Galidraan, and the Mandalorian was sold into slavery.

Dooku would later reflect that "It was a misguided mission from the start and not the first of the Council's poor decisions." About 10 years before the battle of Geonosis, a Mandalorian named Silas was captured by Count Dooku, and tortured when he refused to provide information regarding Jango Fett. Eventually, he broke under the torment. After listening to his story, Dooku ordered Silas's death.


Jango faces the Jedi who killed Myles.




Behind the scenes

The battle was originally placed at 34 BBY in Open Seasons. Later, The New Essential Chronology placed it at 40 BBY, The Cestus Deception gave it an implied placement of around 43 BBY, and Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, The Official Star Wars Fact File and the Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide placed it at 44 BBY. Two different dates (44 BBY and 41 BBY) were given for the battle in the Star Wars Annual 2008. In addition, the databank article on Antidar Williams, written by a fan for a What's The Story? contest, places the battle several years after the 44 BBY Stark Hyperspace War. The Essential Atlas again places it at 44 BBY. This article uses the 44 BBY date because a plurality of recent sources use it. Galaxy at War dates the end of the war (and therefore this battle) to 34 BBY, the first resource to corroborate the original dating.

The New Essential Guide to Characters states that the Jedi outnumbered the Mandalorians and that Jango Fett was not captured after the fight. Both statements are contradicted by other sources on the battle.

While the True Mandalorian Silas offers to tell Dooku about this battle under torture, there's no evidence he was actually there, and circumstantial evidence, (such as a later statement by Dooku that every Mandalorian but Jango died there) that he was not.


  • Jango Fett: Open Seasons (First appearance) (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (Indirect mention only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel (Appears in flashback(s))
  • The Cestus Deception (Indirect mention only)
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel (Mentioned only)
  • Imperial Commando: 501st (Mentioned only)


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

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