Xenos' previously sluggish task force spurred into action. The Vics increased to flank speed and began to separate the defender's fleet into individual ships. The Acclamators were well armed for a ship of their time, but now, they were considered to weak to be line ships. The Vics waited for a minute or two for the ISD Xs to engage. Then the manuevered in, drawing to close range beside the Acclamators and pumping turbolaser fire and ion cannons into the shields. Where as the Vics could concentrate their fire and shields, the Acclamators had to cover themselves, diluting their power.
And starfighters were everywhere. Xenos had his fighters swarm around behind the Acclamators and hit them from the aft. Bombers were led in, flanked by AVengers and Defenders. Xenos' overall theme of the attack was to separate and subdue, not destroy. As ships lost their shielding, the turbolaser fire stopped, but the ion cannon fire increase. Every ship they captured was another one for the Empire.
Off to the left flank, three of the warlords ships had turned to green meaning pacified. Assault shuttles were immediately dispatched to those ships to take control of the bridge. The Vics that had been engaged with those ships, joined the attack on the next section. Xenos' smiled. The flank was crumbling quickly and the Imperial fleet was positioning itself as a wedge to push the ships farther from the planet. He knew that once a corridor was set up, the ground assault fleet would arrive, being pulled from hyperspace by the Constrictor.
Seconds later they arrived and used the Vics as shields to get to ground. Right behind them, the Spectre arrived and began to rotate, bringing its superstructure to face down and fire down on the Warlord's command ship. Another 3 ships went pacificied as they surrendered. The battle was already over though the enemy didn't know it. Soon, the planet would be in their hands and any planetary weapon would be turned onto the aft of the ships.
"Lieutenant, inform Starfighter Command that they have 10 minutes and then they need to fall back to secondary positions. We don't want them caught between in the planetary weapons' blasts."
Xenos continued to direct his task force, following the lead of the Grand Admiral. The Titan moved to engage a formation of Acclamators trying to make a break for it. The Titan made a stately turn and then continued to manuver in front of the formation. She slagged the lead ships with heavy turbolaser barrages. The once pristine nose of the Acclamator disappeared under an explosion of debris and energy. The lights flickered and power began to falter. Secondary explosions ripped along her midline. The other two Acclamators had to manuever around it. In doing so, they gave up their protection.
As they passed over the Titan, Xenos engaged them at point blank range, ravaging the ships. They returned fire in kind. The Titan shook as her shields absorbed most, but not all of the destruction. A few of the turbolaser exploded and Xenos could tell by the rumbling in the ship that a power transfer relay station was destroyed.
Still that left the 4 Vics flying in formation with the Titan free to pounce on the Acclamators. Turbolaser fire and projectiles from all 5 ships reduced the once deadly warships to scrap and garbage. Explosions ripped out the bridges and engine areas and continued all the way to down to the heart of the ship.
Xenos allowed the navigator to pull the Titan back until damages could be assesed. Meanwhile the Vics moved around the Titan and pressed their attack.
At ten minutes, all of Xenos' fighter squadrons cut off their attacks on the aft and looped around to screen the capital ships.