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Battle Name : Load Base Equipment [Battle 3 (Battle on the Frontier), Mission 1]
Battle Location : Near planet of Argoon
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 Ritton (Vanguard), Captain Maarek Stele (TIE Bomber Alpha 1), Lieutentant Carith "Grommet", Alimet and Ketcher
Imperial Force Composition : ISD Vanguard (Held in reserve if VSD were to be destroyed), VSD Stalwart, 3 TIE Fighters, 3 TIE Interceptors, 4 TIE Bombers (Have Proton Torpedoes, except for Alpha 1, which has 8 Concussion Missiles), Heavy Lifters Mule 1-5 and Cargo Containers Type A THX-1136A 1 (Station Parts) and 2 (Empty), Containers Type B THX-113BB 1 (Station Parts) and 2 (Empty), Containers Type D THX-1137D 1 (Station Parts) and 2 (Empty), THX-1139D 1 (Empty), 2 (Station Parts) and 3 (Empty), THX-1140D 1 (Station Parts), 2 and 3 (Empty) [Note all containers were neutral and had no shields]
Rebel Personnel : Unknown
Rebel Force Composition : CR90 Corellian Corvettes Dragon and Viper, 6 Y-Wings (Have Proton Torpedoes), 2 B-Wings (Have Proton Torpedoes), 2 X-Wings (Have Proton Torpedoes), 1 A-Wing (Have Concussion Missiles), Stormtrooper Transport Scouter (Have Proton Torpedoes) and Lambda Shuttle Splinter
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Captain Maarek Stele, Commander Ritton and Vice Admiral Thrawn
Surviving Forces : ISD Vanguard, VSD Stalwart, TIE Fighters, TIE Interceptors, TIE Bombers, Heavy Lifters Mule 1-5 and all cargo containers containing station parts
Imperial Loses : Light Losses
Rebel Survivors : None
Surviving Forces : None
Rebel Loses : Entire Force

    An Imperial reconnaissance flight that was sent to the cargo transfer area near the planet of Argoon found the area abandoned. The cargo transfer area contained the materials and parts for the new frontier platform planned in the Pakuuni System. It was believed that the Rebels frightened off the personnel based at the transfer area with the threat of destruction. Stele was sent to inspect the cargo containers to ensure the right ones were loaded aboard the VSD Stalwart. Stele was able to quickly inspect all of the containers. With that a Rebel Y-Wing appeared and began torpedoing the VSD. In response Stele engaged and destroyed the Y-Wing. During this the VSD launched TIE Fighters. After the first Y-Wing was destroyed, another appeared. However instead of engaging it, Stele turned to destroy the empty containers. The Y-Wing went after Stele, even though it was being pursued by TIE Fighters. Stele, in response to this threat, turned around and finished off the threat. After which, another Y-Wing, a Rebel Stormtrooper Transport and the Rebel Corvette Dragon arrived.

    With this new development, the VSD launched TIE Interceptors and shortly after, TIE Bombers. Once Stele destroyed the empty containers, he decided to go after the corvette. By the time he arrived, the Corvette Dragon had lost its shields. After the Rebel Stormtrooper Transport was destroyed, the Rebel Corvette Viper entered the area. Stele let off some concussion missiles at the corvette. With that Stele came under the guns of a Rebel shuttle. The shuttle was able to hit Stele's TIE Bomber, but not destroy it. The damage inflicted knocked out the TIE Bomber's instruments and so Stele had to fight blind. He was within point-blank range when he fired a couple of missiles at the shuttle, in the end he was triumphant. Stele waited for the automatic repair systems to bring his targeting system back online. Meanwhile, the Heavy Lifters were busy collecting the cargo containers. Soon after the Corvette Viper was destroyed. Later, two X-Wings and B-Wings arrived. Stele decided to go after one of the B-Wings and let off four concussion missiles into it. Around this time, Stele was informed that the Heavy Lifters had made it into the hanger of the VSD. And so Stele headed back to the Star Destroyer, just before an A-Wing could catch up to him. In the end, all of the remaining Rebel fighters were destroyed.