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Battle Name : Protect a Disabled X-Wing [Tour of Duty 2 (The Great Search Campaign), Mission 7]
Battle Location : Near the Cron Drift (Asteroid Field)
Battle Occurred : Short time before the Battle of Yavin
Battle Type : Rescue Operation (For the Rebels)
Force Making Attack : Galactic Empire
Opposing Forces : Galactic Empire / Rebel Alliance
Victorious Force : Rebel Alliance
Imperial Personnel : Unknown
Imperial Force Composition : 12 Assault Gunboats (Have Concussion Missiles) and Lambda Shuttles ATK 253 (Troopers), ATK 592 (Troopers) and ATK 664 (Troopers)
Rebel Personnel : Captain Keyan Farlander (Red 1) and Biggs Darklighter (Blue 1)
Rebel Force Composition : CR90 Corellian Corvettes Tantive I, II and III, Red Squadron (3 A-Wings, have 12 Concussion Missiles), Blue 1 (X-Wing) [Disabled] and Lambda Shuttle Rescue 1 (Power Generator)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : Assault Gunboats
Imperial Loses : Assault Gunboats and Lambda Shuttles ATK 253, ATK 592 and ATK 664
Rebel Survivors : Captain Keyan Farlander and Biggs Darklighter
Surviving Forces : CR90 Corellian Corvettes Tantive I, II and III, Red Squadron, Blue 1 and Lambda Shuttle Rescue 1
Rebel Loses : 1 A-Wing

    A Rebel X-Wing, carrying a detailed readout of the technical specifications of the Death Star broke down near the Cron Drift. The data was intercepted by the Rebel listening post that was set up in the Cron Drift to eavesdrop on Imperial communications. The data was considered so valuable to the Rebels that it could not be transmitted but had to be delivered by courier. However, with the X-Wing broken down, it was stranded in space. Red Squadron was sent to watch over the X-Wing until help arrived. Just over minute passed before 6 Assault Gunboats dropped out of hyperspace about 3 km away. The Rebels turned to engage the nearest Assault Gunboats. Farlander managed to destroy one when the Lambda Shuttle ATK 253 came out of hyperspace less than 1 km away. The Lambda Shuttle was headed towards the disabled X-Wing, so Farlander ordered his wingmen to attack the shuttle.

    Farlander noticed that his wingman Red Three was taking a beating from the Assault Gunboat Nu 1. So Farlander came to his wingman's assistance, while Red Two finished off the shuttle. The Lambda Shuttle ATK 592 arrived and once again Farlander ordered his wingmen to attack it. The dogfight with the Assault Gunboats was getting furious, the Assault Gunboats were constantly letting off concussion missiles. A few of them hit Farlander and Red Three caught one, but Red Two was doing pretty well on his own.

    As soon as Lambda Shuttle ATK 592 was destroyed, Lambda Shuttle ATK 664 arrived to replace it. Red Three finally was destroyed by another concussion missile, unfortunately Farlander and Red Two were able to destroy the last Lambda Shuttle. Just after the destruction of the Imperial shuttle, the Rebel Shuttle Rescue 1 arrived being escorted by three Rebel Corellian Corvettes. With that Red Squadron re-engaged the Assault Gunboats. The destroyed Assault Gunboats were constantly being replaced by replacement waves. Eventually, the X-Wing was repaired and hypered out of the area. Soon after the Rebel corvettes and the Rebel shuttle hypered out of the area. After they were gone Red Squadron also hypered out of the area.