|Bismarck class Battleship|
Commissioned in 806 A.S., the Battleship Altenburg was initially assigned to patrol the Stuttgart system along with the Battleship Karlsruhe. However, due to the ever increasing Red Hessian raids on the Leipzig and Bautzen Stations in the Dresden system, the Rheinland Military high command were forced to station the Altenburg in Dresden in order to discourage further attacks. Despite their best efforts, Hessian attacks continued to be a problem, especially inside the dense asteroid fields where the Altenburg could not go.
Having been present during the fall of the Dresden system into the hands of the Red Hessians, the Altenburg's battle-hardened crew was unable to prevent its inevitable defeat and retreated back into the New Berlin system. Relatively undamaged due to numerous field repairs, the Rheinland Military sent the Altenburg into the Omega-7 system in order protect the precious few mining operations that Rheinland still had under its direct influence after the collapse of the red giant in the Omega-11 system.