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Battle Name : Destroy Imperial Supply Base [Tour of Duty 3 (The Gathering Storm Campaign), Mission 6]
Battle Location : Near Kalla VII
Battle Occurred : Very short time before the Battle of Yavin, after Princess Leia is arrested by Darth Vader over Tatooine
Battle Type : Assault (For the Rebels)
Force Making Attack : Rebel Alliance
Opposing Forces : Rebel Alliance / Galactic Empire
Victorious Force : Rebel Alliance
Imperial Personnel : Unknown
Imperial Force Composition : Nebulon-B Frigate Priam, BFF-1 Freighters Diputs 1 (Technicians) and 2 (Repair Equipment), Space Containers Pi 1 (Launchers), 2 and 3 (Weapons), Psi 1 (Tools), 2-4 (Machinery) and Chi 1 (Power Supply), 2-4 (Equipment) and 32 Space Mines
Rebel Personnel : Captain Keyan Farlander (Red 1) and Flight Cadet Gart (Unknown position in Red Squadron)
Rebel Force Composition : Red Squadron (3 X-Wings, have 6 Proton Torpedoes)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : Nebulon-B Frigate Priam
Imperial Loses : BFF-1 Freighters Diputs 1 and 2, Space Containers Pi 1-3, Psi 1-4 and Chi 1-4 and 32 Space Mines
Rebel Survivors : Captain Keyan Farlander
Surviving Forces : Red Squadron
Rebel Loses : 1 X-Wing

    Rebel High Command had demanded that all Rebel units search for evidence where the Death Star was being constructed. Rebel Intelligence was able to identify a key Imperial supply and repair base which was being used by ships going to and from where the Death Star project. Rebel General Dodonna devised a plan to learn where the Death Star project was located by rendering the Imperial supply repair base unusable so when the next Imperial ship arrived for repairs it would become stranded so it could be captured intact. Red Squadron was given X-Wings for this battle since Red Squadron's Y-Wing group had recently taken some bad losses. The X-Wings came out of hyperspace less than 4 km from the Imperial base. Before reaching the base, Farlander ordered Red Squadron to a full stop so they could charge their shields fully while they planning their initial attack run.

    The space containers that made up the base were arranged in the outline of an arrowhead, with four space containers along the sides and three space containers at the base. Farlander ordered his wingmen to attack the space containers at the base of the formation. Meanwhile he would take out the space mines. As Farlander proceeded through the minefield, he constantly kept transferring power from the lasers to the shields and every so often he would rebalance his shields. When ever his wingmen destroyed their target, Farlander's R2 would inform him, so he could assign his wingmen new targets. As soon as Farlander had destroyed all of the mines, he brought his throttle down to a third and started to destroy the space containers himself.

    The BFF-1 Freighters Diputs 1 and Diputs 2 arrived by the time the Rebel had destroyed over half of the base. Farlander ordered his wingmen to destroy one while he would destroy the other. He fired all of his proton torpedoes at the freighter he targeted as soon as he had a lock. After which he switched back to lasers and helped out his wingmen finish off the first freighter. The Rebels had just finished destroying the Imperial base when the Imperial Nebulon-B Frigate Priam dropped out of hyperspace. Gart was killed when he was rammed by the Imperial frigate as it was decelerating from its hyperspace jump. With nothing he could do, Farlander and his remaining wingman hypered out of the area to safety.
 
 

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