- For the song, see "Battle at the Big Bridge."
The Clash on Big Bridge is a military engagement between the Dominion of Rubrum and the Militesi Empire at the Big Bridge near the Rubrumite-Militesi border in Final Fantasy Type-0. It comprises the sixth chapter.
- Tem. XVII The Clash on Big Bridge
As Milites prepared to invade Rubrum in consort with its new Concordian allies, the dominion legions initiated their plan to summon their Verboten Eidolon to intercept the imperial assault. In order to secure enough time to complete the summoning, Central Command deployed nearly 300,000 legionaries to the imperial border - approximately 80% of the entire dominion army.
However, with the inclusion of their newly formed 106th and 107th Companies, the imperial forces nearly doubled the dominion legions in size. They easily breached several sections of the dominion's front line, and before long, the entire front was on the verge of collapse.
In a show of military mastery, the commandant devised a new strategy: covertly deploy troops behind the empire's forces to disrupt their rear guard and slow the imperial advance. He assigned a cadet task force to the job and sent it on its way. The cadets arrived to face the enemy's rear guard, destroying the empire's jammer-mounted MAs along the way.
The cadet task force incurred grave losses of its own, but its mission was a success. Lady Caetuna summoned the Verboten Eidolon Alexander, whose devastating power completely obliterated the imperial stronghold and all personnel contained therein, including the 106th and 107th companies. Militesi casualties were staggering, mounting as high as 180,000. Their MAs utterly hopeless against the dominion's Eidolons, the empire was devastated, and morale plummeted throughout the imperial ranks.
"Choosing How to Die" plays during the cutscene where Lady Caetuna and the Bahamut Squad start summoning Alexander. In Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, the theme gets a vocalized arrangement.
"Battle at the Big Bridge -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY V" plays in the battle against Gilgamesh. It is the same track from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.