|Battle Name :||Intercept and Capture [Tour of Duty 3 (The Gathering Storm Campaign), Mission 5]|
|Battle Location :||Near the planet of Coruscant|
|Battle Occurred :||Very short time before the Battle of Yavin, after Princess Leia is arrested by Darth Vader over Tatooine|
|Battle Type :||Capture Operation (For the Rebels)|
|Force Making Attack :||Rebel Alliance|
|Opposing Forces :||Rebel Alliance / Galactic Empire|
|Victorious Force :||Rebel Alliance|
|Imperial Personnel :||Unknown|
|Imperial Force Composition :||ISD Immortal, CR90 Corellian Corvette Godar (Design Team), 6 TIE Fighters, 6 TIE Interceptors and 4 Assault Gunboats (Have Concussion Missiles)|
|Rebel Personnel :||Captain Keyan Farlander (Red 1)|
|Rebel Force Composition :||Red 1 (Y-Wing, have 8 Proton Torpedoes), Blue Squadron (2 X-Wings) and Lambda Shuttle Rescue 1 (Attack Team)|
|Imperial Survivors :||Unknown|
|Surviving Forces :||ISD Immortal|
|Imperial Loses :||CR90 Corellian Corvette Godar, 6 TIE Fighters, 6 TIE Interceptors and 4 Assault Gunboats|
|Rebel Survivors :||Captain Keyan Farlander|
|Surviving Forces :||Red 1, Blue Squadron and Lambda Shuttle Rescue 1|
|Rebel Loses :||Possibly some of the Rebel Attack Team|
The Imperial Military Advisors that the Rebels captured in the Corellian System were fortunately unable to provide many details about the Death Star project, except that the design team was being led by Bevel Lemelisk. And that part of the design team had recently travelled to Coruscant to meet with Grand Moff Tarkin. Rebel High Command believed it was important for them to try to capture the design team. Since their loss could only slow down the progress on the Death Star. And more importantly they could be used to help the Rebels interpret the technical readouts en route to them by Princess Leia. The Rebels learned that part of the design team was on their way to a rendezvous with the ISD Immortal. Red 1 was to lead this capture operation and was to disable the corvette carrying the design staff, which were being protected by a squad of Stormtroopers. While Blue Squadron would draw off the escorting TIE Fighters and Assault Gunboats.
When Farlander arrived, he immediately targeted the Imperial corvette and launched two salvos (4 proton torpedoes) at the Corellian Corvette as soon as he had a solid lock. Then he targeted the nearest Assault Gunboat, Tau 2 and hit him with a pair of proton torpedoes and he did this again on Tau 1. With that Farlander targeted and destroyed the nearest TIE Fighter to him, which was Beta 2. After which Farlander started to weave towards the Imperial corvette, whose shields had collapsed due to Farlander's torpedo attack. The ISD Immortal had launched 6 TIE Interceptors by this time. When Farlander was less than 1 km away from the Imperial corvette, he let loose his ion cannons on the vessel, while trying to stay in its blind spot. Soon after the Imperial Corvette Godar was disabled. Soon after the Rebel shuttle arrived to make the capture attempt on the Rebel corvette.
By now the battle had lasted
for three minutes. Farlander targeted one of the remaining Assault Gunboats.
Blue Squadron was doing well against the TIE Fighters unfortunately. Farlander
was able to destroy the Assault Gunboat, which was Rho 2 and afterwards
he destroyed Rho 1. By now the Rebel shuttle had docked with the Imperial
corvette. To help him fight better against the TIE Interceptors, Farlander
had redirected his shield power to the engines and set the cannon recharge
rate to maximum. The Rebel Attack Team had captured the design team and
had them aboard their shuttle. A little while after, the Rebel shuttle
had hypered out of the area. With that Farlander disengaged from the dogfight
and headed back toward the Corvette Godar. Farlander wanted to destroy
it before he left. However a persistent TIE Interceptor delayed Farlander,
but it was not able to stop him. With the TIE Interceptor destroyed, Farlander
destroyed the Imperial corvette and hypered out of the area.