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Battle of the Grove
For other Battles of the Grove, see Battle of the Grove (disambiguation).
|Battle of the Grove (2010)|
|Part of the Austenasian Civil War|
The Plain of Copan on the day of the battle
|Esmondian foreign supporters||Carolinian foreign supporters|
|Lt. Sir A. Hayes, KOM||Unknown|
The Second Battle of the Grove, usually known simply as the Battle of the Grove, was the second physical battle in the Austenasian Civil War. It took place on 2 May 2010 in Grove Park in the United Kingdom (present day Copan). A force of the Emperor's British supporters were attacked by some of Princess Caroline's when they mobilised for training despite rainfall. The Esmondians, under Lieutenant Sir A. Hayes, KOM, managed to defeat the Carolinians without bloodshed on either side (presumably using intimidation tactics). The defeated Carolinian supporters were then expelled from the park.
As Lieutenant Sir A. Hayes was the only enlisted Austenasian soldier on the Esmondian side, he was the only one to automatically be granted the status of a Subject after fighting in defence of the Empire. The other Esmondians were British volunteers.
After the Carolinians were made to leave, the Esmondians attempted to continue traning but were forced to stop due to heavy rain. Before leaving, they claimed the park in the name of the Emperor against any Carolinian rebels.
The then Crown Prince Jonathan of Austenasia raised a point in 2012 about a possible outcome of the battle - both he and Esmond III himself had been planning to meet in the Grove that morning to discuss a certain matter, but the meeting had been cancelled due to the rain, with the Emperor not arriving and the Crown Prince leaving as soon as the rain started, just before the Esmondians arrived for training. Should there had not been any rain, it is plausible that both the Emperor and Prime Minister could have been captured and forced to surrender by the Carolinians - such an occurrence would have resulted in almost certain victory for Princess Caroline.