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Battle Name : Defeat Rebel/Airam Counterattack Near Bes [Imperial Campaign: Imperial Task Force Vengeance, Mission 13]
Battle Location : Bes System in the Airam Sector
Battle Occurred : Some time after the Battle of Hoth
Battle Type : Ambush (For the Airam + Rebels)
Force Making Attack : Airam + Rebel Alliance
Opposing Forces : Airam / Rebel Alliance / Galactic Empire
Victorious Force : Galactic Empire
Imperial Personnel : Unknown
Imperial Force Composition : SSD Vengeance, ISD Rage, Avenger Squadron (TIE Advanced have 8 Mag Pulse Torpedoes or 8 Advanced Concussion Missiles [half/half mix] and Decoy Beam) and Talon Squadron (Assault Gunboats have 8 Heavy Rockets and Jamming Beam)
Airam Personnel : Unknown
Airam Force Composition : Dreadnaughts Ack, Isitoq, Okinu, Assassin-class Corvettes Creodont 1-4,  and Virocho and 8 R-41 Starchasers (Armed with Concussion Missiles and Chaff)
Rebel Personnel : Unknown
Rebel Force Composition : MC80a Pembo, MC40a Tiamat, Modified Strike Cruiser Peregrine, 12 A-Wings (Armed with Advanced Concussion Missiles and Flares) and 12 B-Wings (Armed with Proton Torpedoes and Chaff)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : SSD Vengeance, ISD Rage, Avenger Squadron and Talon Squadron
Imperial Loses : Moderate Losses
Airam Survivors : None
Surviving Forces : None
Airam Loses : Entire Force
Rebel Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : Modified Strike Cruiser Peregrine
Rebel Loses : MC80a Pembo, MC40a Tiamat, 12 A-Wings and 12 B-Wings

    The ISD Rage must rejoin the task force for the assault on the Rebel shipyard. The Airam were the ones that initiated the ambush and it was the largest Airam force yet encountered. The Airam Dreadnaughts and Modified Corvettes tried to engage the ISD Rage while their small starfighter force provided little cover for them. Avengers 1 and 2 suppressed the Dreadnaughts with their mag pulse torpedoes while Talon Squadron each picked a Modified Corvette to destroy. And Avengers 3 and 4 engaged the R-41 Starchasers. Moments after the battle started, the Rebel attack force hypered into the area quite some distance away from the ISD Rage. Talon Squadron was successful in destroying all of the Modified Corvettes and Talon Squadron was also able to cause heavy damage to the Dreadnaught force. All Imperial Forces in the area were taken by surprise when the Modified Strike Cruiser Peregrine powered up its gravity wells to prevent the escape of the ISD Rage, thus acting like an Interdictor Cruiser. The Rebels deployed their starfighters, the A-Wings went after Talon Squadron while the B-Wings targeted the ISD Rage and let off their proton torpedoes. During this Talon Squadron was able to disable all of the Dreadnaughts effectively taking them out of the battle, while Avenger Squadron protected Talon Squadron and the ISD Rage. The MC80a and the MC40a engaged the ISD Rage once the last of the Rebel starfighters were destroyed. It wasn't long after that all of the Airam Dreadnaughts were destroyed. Talon Squadron was now free reign in the area, they headed directly towards the Modified Strike Cruiser Peregrine, once in range they fired off a volley of heavy rockets. With heavy damage to its shields, the Modified Strike Cruiser hypered out of the area to prevent itself from being destroyed. With that Talon Squadron turned its attention on the two Mon Calamari Cruisers who were engaged with the ISD Rage. Moments after the Modified Strike Cruiser hypered out of the area, the SSD Vengeance arrived in the area quite some distance away from the battle meaning it was unable to help in the battle. Upon taking severe damage the MC80a Pembo attempted to disengage from the battle, but it was destroyed before it could hyper out of the area. The same thing happened to the MC40a Tiamat. Despite Imperial Forces being outnumbered 10 to 1, the ISD Rage emerged victorious. This was so because the Airam and the Rebels did not coordinate their ambush that well. Imperial Forces were quite lucky this day. With the existence of the Modified Strike Cruiser Peregrine's capability known to the Empire for the first time, since the ISD Rage was the first Imperial Force to ever survive an ambush of this kind, the cruiser became a priority target for the Empire.