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Battle Name : Capture Airam Pirates Near Klaatu [Imperial Campaign: Imperial Task Force Vengeance, Mission 6]
Battle Location : Klaatu System in the Airam Sector
Battle Occurred : Some time after the Battle of Hoth, after the Imperial Task Force Vengeance entered the Airam Sector
Battle Type : Capture Operation (For the Empire)
Force Making Attack : Airam Pirates
Opposing Forces : Galactic Empire / Airam Pirates
Victorious Force : Galactic Empire
Imperial Personnel : Unknown
Imperial Force Composition : ISD Rage, Stormtrooper Transports Sigma 1-4 (Stormtroopers) [Have Mag Pulse Torpedoes], ETR Kappa, Bulk Freighter Convoy 1 and 2 (Warheads), Avenger Squadron (TIE Interceptors have shields and Jamming Beam), Gamma Squadron (12 TIE Fighters have 4 Concussion Missiles) and Beta Squadron (12 TIE Bombers have 16 Concussion Missiles) 
Airam Pirate Personnel : Unknown
Airam Pirate Force Composition : Cargo Ferry Lausbee and Nicho, Escort Shuttles Arrow 1-8 (Armed with Proton Torpedoes), 18 R-41 Starchasers (Armed with Proton Torpedoes and Flares), 18 T-Wings (Armed with Concussion Missiles) and Comm Sat 100k/M
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : ISD Rage, Stormtrooper Transports Sigma 1-4, ETR Kappa, Bulk Freighter Convoy 1 and 2, Avenger Squadron, Gamma Squadron, Beta Squadron and Comm Sat 100k/M
Imperial Loses : Moderate Losses
Airam Pirate Survivors : Unknown (Captured)
Surviving Forces : Cargo Ferry Lausbee and Nicho (Captured)
Airam Pirate Loses : Escort Shuttles Arrow 1-8, 18 R-41 Starchasers and 18 T-Wings

    In an attempt to gain more information on the Airam situation, the Empire set out a bait resupply convoy carrying munitions, whose flight plan through the Klaatu Systems was leaked to the Airam. The convoy was only escorted by ETR Kappa, which would make the convoy a tempting target for the pirates. The ISD Rage had been waiting nearby for the pirates to attack. The pirates did not disappoint the Empire, they did attack the convoy as expected and when they did the ISD Rage hypered into the area to spring the trap. The ISD Rage deployed its complement of starfighters into the battle. Avenger Squadron attacked any of the starfighters while Beta and Gamma Squadrons concentrated on the R-41 Starchasers with their concussion missiles. The R-41 Starchasers were concentrating their attacks on the Imperial convoy ships, while the T-Wings provided cover for them. The Empire was able to catch the Pirates before they were able to capture any ships of the convoy. The ISD Rage ordered the Airam Pirate Cargo Ferries to surrender or be destroyed. With sufficient starfighter opposition eliminated Stormtrooper Transports Sigma 1-4 were launched to capture the pirate vessels. The Cargo Ferries surrendered once their shields collapsed or were ready to collapse. ETR Kappa entered the hanger of the ISD Rage. The pirate R-41 Starchasers attacked the ISD Rage with their proton torpedoes, however the greatest threat from the pirates came from their surprise attack using Escort Shuttles armed with proton torpedoes to attack the Star Destroyer. The Stormtroopers were able to capture the pirate Cargo Ferries, which then hypered out of the area. What was left of the pirate force was destroyed. It was learned from the prisoners that Airam losses have been severe and that they were experiencing critical supply shortages, especially munitions. The pirates also revealed the location of their base, which was later destroyed by Imperial Forces.
 
 

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