|Battle of Denver|
|Part of The Race Invasion of Tosev 3|
|United States||The Race|
|Commanders and leaders|
Unknown to Atvar, this was where the American nuclear project was based. He'd actually had several opportunities to deploy an explosive-metal bomb against the city, but in each instance he opted for a different target he believed more strategic. Prior to this battle, he opted not to bomb it for fear that the fallout would hurt the Race's invasion force.
At first, the Race advanced easily, sweeping aside American opposition and blunting an attack by an American unit lead by Rance Auerbach.
However, General Omar Bradley had predicted that the Race would advance on Denver, and had ordered the city to be heavily fortified. By the time the invaders reached the city, they were faced by a defense in depth, several miles long.
Bradley's fortifications inflicted heavy losses on the Race. However, the Race's superior technology slowly overcame American resistance. Desperate, Bradley and Leslie Groves buried their one explosive-metal in the path of the Lizard advance. Bradley ordered a deliberately clumsy U.S. counterattack that left much of the American line open to attack. When large numbers of the Race's forces moved into the area around the bomb, Bradley detonated it, destroying the southern prong of the Race's advance, and badly damaging those to the center and the north. The unexpected U.S. victory was one more factor in Fleetlord Atvar's decision to call for a ceasefire and negotiate with his enemies in Cairo.