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Battle Name : Evacuate Rebel Base Near Gelgelar  [Rebel Campaign: Spreading the Rebellion, Mission 1]
Battle Location : Gelgelar System in the Airam Sector
Battle Occurred : Some time after the Battle of Hoth and after Imperial Task Force Vengeance was sent into the Airam Sector
Battle Type : Base Evacuation  (For the Rebels)
Force Making Attack : Galactic Empire
Opposing Forces : Galactic Empire / Rebel Alliance
Victorious Force : Rebel Alliance
Imperial Personnel : Unknown
Imperial Force Composition : ISD Rage, VSD Stormhawk, Avenger Squadron (TIE Interceptors), Escort Shuttle Group STS 1-6, ATR Group OP 1-4, 24 TIE Fighters, 24 TIE Interceptors, 12 TIE Bombers (Armed with Proton Torpedoes) and 12 Assault Gunboats
Rebel Personnel : Unknown
Rebel Force Composition : XQ5 Platform Hormuuz, Rogue Squadron (Z-95 Headhunters armed with 6 Mag Pulse Torpedoes), Green Squadron (Z-95 Headhunters armed with 6 Concussion Missiles), Lambda-class Shuttle Raven (Officers), Gallofree Yards Medium Transports T-37, T-38 and T-39 and 4 Containers Type I (Carrying Warheads, Medical Units, Fuel and more Fuel)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : ISD Rage, VSD Stormhawk, Escort Shuttles, ATRs and Avenger Squadron
Imperial Loses : All forces but the ISD and  VSD. Losses to Avenger Squadron, ATRs and Escort Shuttles are unknown
Rebel Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : Rogue Squadron (Z-95 Headhunters armed with Mag Pulse Torpedoes), Green Squadron (Z-95 Headhunters armed with Concussion Missiles), Lambda-class Shuttle Raven (Officers) and Gallofree Yards Medium Transports T-37, T-38 and T-39
Rebel Loses : Most likely some starfighter losses. XQ5 Platform Hormuuz and Containers Type I (Captured by the Empire)

    The Imperial Fleet was scouring the sector for the Rebels, since their retreat into the Airam Sector. Rebel High Command ordered the evacuation of the most vulnerable outposts close to Imperial patrol routes and the outpost at Gelgelar was one of them. Rogue Squadron and its support, Gold Squadron were deployed with Z-95 Headhunters, which were common starfighters in the Gelgelar System to not arouse Imperial suspicions. The two squadrons were to patrol the area around the base and cover the escape of the Medium Transports. The first transport arrived without incident and began its docking operations with the Rebel platform. Without warning the VSD Stormhawk hypered into the area and began deploying its TIEs, just after Medium Transport T-39, the last transport hypered into the area. Rogue and Green Squadrons went to intercept, and then the ISD Rage hypered into the area blocking the Rebels exit vector. The ISD Rage deployed its TIEs with an addition of Avenger Squadron. Avenger Squadron went after the transports while the TIE Bombers went after the platform. During the battle, the TIE Bombers were eliminated and 12 Assault Gunboats hypered in to attack the Rebel platform. The Rebels suffered heavy casualties on all decks on the platform during the heavy bombardment it was subjected to. The Rebel Medium Transports had to pass the ISD Rage to hyper out of the area, Rogue Squadron prevented their destruction by hitting the ISD with mag pulse torpedoes which temporarily disabled all the weapons on the ISD. The Shuttle Raven, which was carrying the command staff for the doomed Rebel outpost hypered into the area, just after Medium Transport T-39 completed its docking operation with the platform. The shuttle hypered out of the area shortly before Medium Transport T-39 did so. After the destruction of the Assault Gunboats and the unfortunate successful Rebel evacuation from the platform Assault Transports and Escort Shuttles were launched to take the platform. The Rebels were able successfully escape destruction by Imperial Forces at this battle and were also able to eliminate all Imperial starfighters that were deployed at the battle.
 
 

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