Battle of Chillopampa

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AtahualpaHuáscar conflict
Part of Inca Civil War
Date After 1529, probably 1531
Location At Chillopampa Plains, in present-day Peru
Result Huáscaran victory
Continued advance of Huáscaran forces
Atahualpans Huáscarans
Commanders and leaders
Atahualpa (POW) Atoc
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Chillopampa was the first battle of the Inca Civil War

Following the death of Sapa Inca Huayna Capac in 1527, his legitimate heir Huáscar had angrily[citation needed] watched as illegitimate son Atahualpa inherited the northern parts of the vast Inca Empire and, probably in 1531, sent his general Atoc to reclaim those areas viewed as rightfully belonging to him and to the line of the dynasty of Manco Cápac. The battle of Chillopampa Plains was the first major encounter, where the vast superiority and tactical experience of Atoc made the Huáscaran side emerge as victors. Atahualpa was captured in battle, but escaped to face the armies of his half-brother again in the battle of Chimborazo.