|Battle of Aldebaran|
|Part of the Midwayan Civil War|
Midwayan soldiers fighting in the Battle of Aldebaran.
|Union of Midway||Red Front|
| Zabuza Hashimoto |
|10,000 Midwayan infantry||7,800 Red Front soldiers|
|Casualties and losses|
| 5021 killed |
| 1464 killed |
The Battle of Aldebaran is one of the first battles of the Midwayan Civil War. It began in the morning when the Red Front issued a declaration of war against the Union of Midway, and attacked Aldebaran, Eastern City, Sand Islet City, and Kure City simultaneously. The Red Front had the element of surprise on their side, temporarily giving them the upper hand. The commander of the Red Front forces was identified as George Taketa, the chairman of the Communist Party of Midway. Civilians were immediately evacuated, but in the battle that ensued many Midwayan soldiers were killed, while dealing almost no damage to the Red Front. Then Zabuza Hashimoto, Zhou Guofeng, Hua Enlai, and Franz Seidler took command of Midwayan troops and the tide of the battle began to turn. The Red Front began losing ground, and the Midwayan military began winning. Then the Red Front turned to a new more defensive tactic, and the battle came to another stalemate. On April 9, 2011, at around 2:00 PM Red Front reinforcements arrived, and forced the Midwayan forces onto the defensive. By 7:20 PM the same day, the Midwayan troops lost much of the city. On 9:27 PM the order was given to retreat, and 1,500 Midwayan soldiers took part in a Banzai charge in order to have the retreat be successful. All of these soldiers died, but those that retreated survived. The Red Front then declared the territory they controlled as the Midwayan Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Midwayan SFSR).