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Battle Name : Protect Returning Starfighters
Battle Location : Somewhere in the Galaxy
Battle Occurred : Before the Battle of Yavin
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 Terminator and 12 TIE Bombers (Have Concussion Missiles)
Rebel Personnel : Unknown
Rebel Force Composition : MC80a Cathleen, Red Squadron (2 A-Wings with 12 Concussion Missiles and 2 X-Wings), Blue Squadron (3 A-Wings), Gold Squadron (4 X-Wings) and Lambda Shuttles Blue 1 and 2 (Commandos)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : Nebulon-B Frigate Terminator
Imperial Loses : 12 TIE Bombers
Rebel Survivors : Unknown
Surviving Forces : MC80a Cathleen, Red Squadron, Blue Squadron, Gold Squadron and Lambda Shuttles Blue 1 and 2
Rebel Loses : None

    The MC80a Cathleen was recovering Rebel starfighters that were battle weary and damaged, after a successful attack on Imperial shipping in the Corporate Sector. To protect the recovery operation, Red Squadron was deployed, the X-Wings maintained point defence around the MC80a, while the A-Wings watched the perimeter. The Imperial Nebulon-B Frigate Terminator hypered into the area some distance away from the MC80a, a short time after the Rebel recovery operation had begun. The Imperial frigate deployed 6 TIE Bombers before hypering out of the area. With that the Rebel A-Wings raced to engage the TIE Bombers. A short time later, the Imperial frigate reappeared again, this time on the other flank of the MC80a, still quite some distance away. The frigate once again deployed 6 TIE Bombers and hypered out of the area. However, in the end the Rebels were able to destroy the TIE Bombers, without a disruption in their recovery operation. A short time after the destruction of the TIE Bombers, the MC80a and the protecting Rebel starfighters hypered out of the area.
 
 

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