|Battle Name :||Guard Space Station NL-1 [Battle 3 (Battle on the Frontier), Mission 4]|
|Battle Location :||Near planet of Pakuuni, in the Pakuuni System, in the Outer Rim Territories|
|Battle Occurred :||After the Battle of Hoth|
|Battle Type :||Defence (For the Empire)|
|Force Making Attack :||Rebel Alliance|
|Opposing Forces :||Rebel Alliance / Galactic Empire|
|Victorious Force :||Galactic Empire|
|Imperial Personnel :||Vice Admiral Thrawn (Stalwart), Commander Buckeye (Ludwick), Commander Scott (NL-1) and Captain Maarek Stele (Assault Gunboat Tau 1)|
|Imperial Force Composition :||XQ3 Platform NL-1 (Shields at 50%), VSD Stalwart, Nebulon-B2 Frigate Ludwick, Bulk Freighters Layter 1 and 2 (Base Supplies), 4 TIE Interceptors, 6 TIE Bombers (Have Proton Torpedoes), 3 Assault Gunboats (Have 12 Proton Torpedoes, except Stele who had Concussion Missiles), Stormtrooper Transport Soryi, Utility Tug Hord (Reloads), Cargo Containers Type B SI-78 (Base Supplies) and SI-79 (Base Supplies) and Cargo Container Type D DI-49 (Base Supplies)|
|Rebel Personnel :||High Ranking Rebel Officers|
|Rebel Force Composition :||Modified Corvettes Moori 1 and 2, 3 X-Wings (Have Proton Torpedoes), 2 Y-Wings (Have Proton Torpedoes), 2 A-Wings (Have Concussion Missiles), Lambda Shuttle Shakker (Officers) and Stormtrooper Transports Del 1-3 (Have Proton Torpedoes)|
|Imperial Survivors :||Vice Admiral Thrawn, Commander Buckeye, Commander Scott and Captain Maarek Stele|
|Surviving Forces :||XQ3 Platform NL-1, VSD Stalwart, Nebulon-B2 Frigate Ludwick, Bulk Freighters Layter 1 and 2, TIE Interceptors, TIE Bombers, Assault Gunboats, Stormtrooper Transport Soryi, Utility Tug Hord, Cargo Containers Type B SI-78 and SI-79 and Cargo Container Type D DI-49|
|Imperial Loses :||Moderate Losses|
|Rebel Survivors :||High Ranking Rebel Officers (Captured)|
|Surviving Forces :||None|
|Rebel Loses :||Entire Force, except Lambda Shuttle Shakker (Captured)|
The construction of the new frontier platform NL-1 was proceeding well and all of its systems were operational except the shields. The shields were only operating at 50% of their normal level. The final work on the platform was to be finished shortly. To prevent the Rebels and the Pakuuni Pirates from disrupting construction of this new platform which would allow intergalactic commerce to flourish again under a strong Imperial presence, 2 TIE Interceptors, 3 TIE Bombers and 3 Assault Gunboats were deployed to protect the station. The Secret Order made it aware to Stele that they wanted to capture a craft carrying high ranking Rebels, so that they could obtain more information on Rebel plans in this sector. Before Stele launched, he had his weapons load switched from the assigned proton torpedoes to concussion missiles.
Some moments after the start of the battle, the Imperial Bulk Freighters that were in the area, hypered out. Some moments after the freighters had hypered out of the area, the Rebels made their attack. It was a pair of A-Wings which led the attack against Imperial Forces. After destroying them with his concussion missiles, Stele went after the Y-Wings. After which the Rebel Modified Corvettes arrived. With that, Stele ordered his wingmen to destroy the modified corvettes. At this point in the battle, the combat between Imperial Forces and the Rebel Forces intensified. Just before the Rebel corvettes were destroyed, the Rebel Lambda Shuttle Shakker was launched from Rebel Modified Corvette Moori 1.
Stele took the initiative
and inspected the shuttle, upon Stele's discovery of Rebel Officers, the
Stormtrooper Transports Soryi was launched to capture it. The station
convoy was to arrive 5 standard minutes and 15 standard seconds into the
battle. Stele used his last concussion missile on the escaping Rebel shuttle.
He then switched to ion cannons and disabled it. While Stele was in the
process of disabling the Rebel shuttle, Rebel Stormtrooper Transports arrived,
which were quickly destroyed by other Imperial fighters. After all of the
remaining Rebels had been destroyed, the VSD Stalwart dropped out
of hyperspace. Due to the Rebels' attack, the platform suffered minor damage,
however repairs and the last of the construction were well under way. This
platform was intended to become a major Imperial Outpost in this sector.
With his success in this battle, Stele was promoted to Commander.