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Battle Name : Capture Platform [Battle 9 (TIE Defender Technology Campaign), Mission 1]
Battle Location : Parmel System
Battle Occurred : Well after the Battle of Hoth, well before "Shadows of the Empire"
Battle Type : Capture Operation (For the Empire)
Force Making Attack : Galactic Empire
Opposing Forces : Galactic Empire / Admiral Zaarin's Forces / Rebel Alliance
Victorious Force : Galactic Empire
Imperial Personnel : Maarek Stele (Delta 1, Delta Leader)
Imperial Force Composition : 3 TIE Defenders (Have 8 Advanced Concussion Missiles and the new Improved Tractor Beam) from Delta Group, 4 ATR Assault Transports with Stormtroopers (Have Heavy Rockets) from Omega Group plus any replacements, ISD Adarga, Stormtrooper Transports Omicron 1,2,3 and Heavy Lifter Pacho 1 and 2.
Zaarin's Personnel : Unknown
Zaarin's Force Composition : Platform XQ3 R+D Lab, Escort Carrier Jitte, 12 TIE Bombers, 12 TIE Fighters, 3 Utility Tugs (U-3f6, U-3f7, U-3f11), Lambda-class Shuttle Upsilon 1 (Staff) and Upsilon 2 (Techs), Lambda-class Shuttle Lambda 1 and 2 (Officers), Lambda-class Shuttle Sigma 1 (Officers), 3 Cargo Container Type Bs (TIE Defender Prototypes) and 1 Cargo Container Type C (Test Equipment)  [TIE Fighters and TIE Bombers are armed with Advanced Concussion Missiles, however the TIE Fighters were also armed with Shields].
Rebel Personnel : Unknown
Rebel Force Composition : 5 A-Wings (Red Group), 4 X-Wings (Gold Group) and 4 B-Wings (Blue Group)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Maarek Stele
Surviving Forces : Most likely 2 TIE Defenders, 4 ATR Assault Transports (Stormtroopers) from Omega group.
Imperial Loses : Most likely several ATR Transports with their Stormtroopers and 1 TIE Defender.
Zaarin's Survivors : Platform Crew (Captured), Officers, Technicians and Staff [From Lambda-class Shuttles] (Captured)
Surviving Forces : Cargo Ferry Sakin 1 and Cargo Container Type C (Carrying TIE Defender Prototypes)
Zaarin's Loses : Escort Carrier Jitte, all TIE Fighters, TIE Bombers, Utility Tugs, all Lambda-class Shuttles (Captured), Cargo Ferries  Sakin 2,3 and 4, 2 Cargo Container Type Bs (TIE Defender Prototypes) (Captured), 1 Cargo Container Type C (Test Equipment), Platform XQ3 R+D Lab (Captured)
Rebel Survivors : None
Surviving Forces : None
Rebel Loses : 5 A-Wings (Red Group), 4 X-Wings (Gold Group) and 4 B-Wings (Blue Group)

    Zaarin's Forces were stripping the research platform where the TIE Defender was developed. Loyalist Imperial Forces hypered into the area, to prevent Zaarin's forces from sabotaging or escaping with any critical technology. The Empire sent 3 TIE Defenders to clear out the initial defences of the platform, which were 12 TIE Bombers. These TIE Bombers came in 4 waves of 3, in an attempt to destroy Loyal Imperial starfighters. During the brawl, Cargo Ferry Sakin 1 was able to escape. However, the other 2 Cargo Ferries that hypered into the area, were not as fortunate and they were destroyed by the TIE Defenders before they could pick up and take the containers containing TIE Defender Prototypes. During all of this combat, TIE Defender Prototypes were being flown from the platform to the containers for Zaarin's forces to pick up. Once all of the TIE Bombers were destroyed, Zaarin sent reinforcements into the area. Escort Carrier Jitte launched 12 TIE Fighters in 3 waves of 4 to combat Loyal Imperial forces. When Imperial forces engaged the traitor forces, the TIE Defender pilots were surprised to find out that Zaarin had equipped his TIE Fighters with shields! The Platform then launched 3 Utility Tugs to recover the TIE Defender Prototypes and soon after the launching of the Tugs, Cargo Ferry Sakin 4 hypered into the area. This is when ATR Assault Transports Omega 1 through 4 arrived, they quickly dealt with the Cargo Ferry and then they engaged the Escort Carrier. In the ensuing fight, several ATRs were lost, but Imperial replacements soon arrived. It wasn't long after the Empire destroyed Zaarin's reinforcements. With Zaarin's reinforcements dealt with, all Loyal Imperial forces set their sights on the platform. The TIE Defenders were able to eliminate the Utility Tugs before they were able to haul the cargo containers to the safety of the platform. The combined attack from ATR Assault Transports and TIE Defenders quickly brought down the shields of the platform and disabled it. One of the ATRs boarded the platform, unleashing its Stormtrooper detachment who quickly seized control of the facility. Throughout the battle, Zaarin's Lambda-class Shuttles were trying to escape the area, but they were all disabled before they could do so by Maarek Stele. The ISD Adarga was en route to the platform and arrived there after the area was secured. The ISD launched Heavy Lifters to pick up the Type C containers and Stormtrooper Transports to board and capture the disabled shuttles, while the ATRs promptly left the area. Without warning, a Rebel A-Wing Red 5 came out of hyperspace 1 km from the platform, but Maarek Stele destroyed the A-Wing before it could get away. As if on queue 4 A-Wings came out of hyperspace many km from the platform, the TIE Defenders engaged the A-Wings. When the A-Wings were nearing total destruction 4 X-Wings and shortly after the X-Wings appearance 4 B-Wings appeared, both starfighter groups came out of different hyperjump vectors and several km from the TIE Defenders. Once the A-Wings were destroyed, the X-Wings engaged the TIE Defenders in an attempt to keep them occupied while the B-Wings would make their attack run on the platform. The Rebels were ultimately unsuccessful and were destroyed. Both the traitor Zaarin and the Rebels were defeated at this battle.