Zulu sat on a low hill and was protected by numerous bunkers. It was connected to a north-south highway and was located north of Hobber's Gap and Burr's Crossing and northwest of the Snakeback Mountains, which marked the western edge of the disputed zone with the Kel-Morian Combine.
During the confusion, a convoy of four trucks carrying three hundreds newly-graduated marines was attacked by Kel-Morian Hellhounds on the highway. The green troops dispersed but, falling under the leadership of Private Jim Raynor, assisted the Confederate military in fighting the Kel-Morians. The Confederacy achieved victory, but at high cost. For his leadership qualities, Raynor was immediately promoted to lance corporal.