The so-called Second Battle of Paramar was an engagement of the Horus Heresy that took place in either 008.M31 or 011.M31, depending on the source, following the capture of the Paramar System by the Traitors in the First Battle of Paramar.
Several Terran years later, a mixed force of Loyalists consisting of the Legio Atarus (Firebrands), Legio Ignatum (Fire Wasps), Legio Solaria (Imperial Hunters), with ground assault units from the Blood Angels and White Scars Legions, clashed with the defending Traitors.
The Traitor forces were comprised of god-engines drawn from the Legio Fureans (Tiger Eyes) and Legio Mortis (Death's Heads) Titan Legions that were rearming and resupplying in the system after several Terran years of intensive campaigning, as well as extensive elements of the Sons of Horus and Word Bearers Legions.
The Loyalists conducted a series of diversionary attacks across the Paramar System in order to draw troops away from their true target, before conducting a full scale planetstrike against Paramar V's primary spaceport, the Paramar Nexus. They captured it intact and then pressed outwards to begin the destruction of the mass-provender silos containing wargear and vehicles that sprawled across the plateau beyond.
It was soon revealed, however, that the Traitors had seen through the ploy and prepared a huge counterattack force. Though they inflicted heavy damage on the provender silos before the Traitor counterattack hit home, the vast majority of the Loyalist invasion forces was surrounded and destroyed without mercy.
The Paramar System would remain in Traitor hands for the rest of the Horus Heresy. The servants of Chaos would only be dislodged from the system following the Third Battle of Paramar in 019.M31 during the vengeance campaigns of the Great Scouring.
The Horus Heresy - Book Three: Extermination by Alan Bligh states that the Second Battle of Paramar took place in 008.M31.
The timeline published in the Adeptus Titanicus: The Horus Heresy Rulebook in 2018 states instead that the campaign took place in 011.M31.
- The Horus Heresy - Book Three: Extermination (Forge World Series) by Alan Bligh, pp. 18-31
- Adeptus Titanicus: The Horus Heresy Rulebook (Specialty Game), pp. 14, 16
|Battles of the Horus Heresy|
|004-006.M31||Battle of Prospero • Istvaan III Atrocity • War Within the Webway • Battle of the Somnus Citadel • Unrest on Caliban • Signus Campaign • Schism of Mars • Battle of Diamat • Drop Site Massacre • First Battle of Paramar • Battle of the Coronid Deeps|
|007-008.M31||Battle of Phall • Battle of Ravendelve • Battle of the Alaxxes Nebula • Siege of the Perfect Fortress • Chondax Campaign • Second Battle of Prospero • First Siege of Hydra Cordatus • Battle of the Furious Abyss • Battle of Calth • Battle of Armatura • Shadow Crusade • Percepton Campaign • Battle of Iydris • Thramas Crusade • Fall of Baztel III • Battle of Vannaheim • Second Battle of Paramar • Battle of Constanix II • Siege of Epsilon-Stranivar IX • Treachery at Port Maw • Manachean War • Mezoan Campaign • Battle of Bodt • Battle of Dwell • Battle of Molech|
|009-010.M31||Xana Incursion • Carnage of Morox • Sangraal Campaign • Liberation of Numinal • Battle of Arissak • Battle of Perditus • Battle of Sotha • Scouring of Gilden's Star • Battle of Nyrcon • Battle of Tallarn • Battle of Nocturne • Battle of Pluto|
|011-014.M31||Malagant Conflict • Battle of the Kalium Gate • Battle of Catallus • Battle of Tralsak • Tarren Suppression • Balthor Sigma Intervention • Scouring of the Ollanz Cluster • Battle of Zepath • Battle of Anuari • Battle of Pyrrhan • Second Battle of Davin • Battle of Trisolian • Battle of Yarant • Battle of Krade • Battle of Deluge • Battle of Heta-Gladius • Battle of the Aragna Chain • Battle of Kalleth • Battle of the Diavanos System • Battle of Desperation • Battle of Beta-Garmon • Defence of Ryza • Battle of Thagria • Solar War • Raid on Luna • Siege of Terra • Great Scouring|