The battle wasn't planned by either side. It began when Atlanteans captured a British lookout post on Redwood Hill, which was located not far outside of Hanover. The British fed more units into the fight to recapture the site, and the Atlanteans did the same. The British almost drove the Atlanteans off the hill when a timely arrival of an Atlantean field gun drove the attackers off with two rounds of canister. The British lost the will to fight, and retreated from the region, leaving Hanover alone for the time being. The battle allowed Radcliff to travel to French Atlantis to accompany the French expeditionary Force to the north.