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Battle Name : Guard Vital Supply Depot [Tour of Duty 3 (The Gathering Storm Campaign), Mission 10]
Battle Location : Somewhere in the Galaxy
Battle Occurred : Just before time before the Battle of Yavin. Just before the Death Star destroyed Alderaan. After Farlander came back from this battle and was climbing out of his A-Wing, Alderaan was destroyed
Battle Type : Defence (For the Rebels)
Force Making Attack : Galactic Empire
Opposing Forces : Galactic Empire / Rebel Alliance
Victorious Force : Rebel Alliance
Imperial Personnel : Unknown
Imperial Force Composition : Nebulon-B Frigate Retsub and 32 TIE Bombers (Have Concussion Missiles)
Rebel Personnel : Captain Keyan Farlander (Red 1)
Rebel Force Composition : BFF-1 Freighters Zep 1 and 2, Red Squadron (3 A-Wings, have 12 Concussion Missiles), Blue Squadron (3 A-Wings) and Space Containers XZ 1-4 (Food Supplies), ZL 1-4 (Power Supplies) and LT 1-4 (Weapons)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : Nebulon-B Frigate Retsub
Imperial Loses : 32 TIE Bombers
Rebel Survivors : Captain Keyan Farlander
Surviving Forces : BFF-1 Freighters Zep 1 and 2, Red Squadron, Blue Squadron and 11 Space Containers
Rebel Loses : 1 Space Container and 1 A-Wing

    With the Death Star complete and on its campaign of striking terror to keep the systems in line, Imperial Forces were on the attack in all sectors. With that Rebel High Command sent out a priority alert to all Rebel bases that Imperial Forces were on the move. Red Squadron was ordered to protect a hidden military supply cache from an Imperial attack until they were relieved by Blue Squadron. Red Squadron was on patrol for less than two minutes when the Imperial Nebulon-B Frigate Retsub dropped out of hyperspace right in the middle of the Rebel depot. Since the Rebels were in range, the Imperial frigate immediately opened fire on the Rebels. As the Rebels moved to get out of range, four TIE Bombers were launched by the Imperial frigate.

    Farlander switched to concussion missiles and targeted the nearest TIE Bomber, which was Alpha 3 and ordered his wingmen to attack. Then Farlander launched a head-on attack on Alpha 4. However, Alpha 3 turned into the concussion missile's path and was destroyed instead. However that did not save Alpha 4, since Farlander launched another concussion missile at it, which this time it found its mark. At the mid point of the battle two Rebel freighters arrived, but soon after they hypered out of the area. Farlander's wingmen destroyed Alpha 2, while Farlander destroyed Alpha 1 using a concussion missile. With the destruction of those TIE Bombers, brought about a replacement wave for them and with that the Rebels just repeated their previous tactic.

    This time however, the TIE Bombers were able to evade Farlander's first three missiles. However the missiles caught all of them but one. About then four more TIE Bombers were launched. And on top of that another four more TIE Bombers were launched. Their was an exchange of concussion missiles and laser blasts between the Rebels and Imperial Forces, until the last of the TIE Bombers were destroyed. The Rebels also managed to destroy another 16 TIE Bombers that were launched by the Imperial frigate. Red Three was destroyed by two quick successive concussion missile hits. Unfortunately Imperial Forces were only able to destroy one of the space container in the depot. The Nebulon-B Frigate Retsub hypered out of the area before the battle had ended. Red Squadron hypered out of the area when Blue Squadron arrived.