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Battle Name : Rescue on Kessel
Battle Location : On the planet of Kessel, near the Central Station and along the Armoured Hovertrain tracks
Battle Occurred : Well after the Battle of Yavin, after the Assault on Kile II
Battle Type : Rescue Mission (For the Rebels)
Force Making Attack : Rebel Alliance
Opposing Forces : Rebel Alliance / Galactic Empire
Victorious Force : Rebel Alliance
Imperial Personnel : ?
Imperial Force Composition : 1 Armoured Hovertrain, 1 TIE Interceptor, 6 AT-STs, 7 Turbolasers, 6 Missile Turrets and 3 Imperial Cargo Vehicles
Rebel Personnel : Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles (Imprisoned on Imperial Armoured Hovertrain) and Kasan Moor
Rebel Force Composition : 7 X-Wings from Rogue Squadron (Replaced Proton Torpedo Launchers with Ion Cannons)
Battle Outcome
Battle Outcome
Imperial Survivors : ?
Surviving Forces : Good sum, 3 Imperial Cargo Vehicles
Imperial Loses : 1 Armoured Hovertrain (Disabled), 1 TIE Interceptor, several planetary defences, and most likely couple of AT-STs
Rebel Survivors : Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles (Freed by the Rebels) and Kasan Moor
Surviving Forces : 6 X-Wings and 1 X-Wing for Wedge Antilles from Rogue Squadron
Rebel Loses : Most likely none

    When Wedge Antilles of Rogue Squadron was shot down in the canyons of Kile II, he was captured by Imperial Forces and then transferred to the spice mines of Kessel. Once on Kessel, the Rebels had to disable the Imperial Armoured Hovertrain before it reach and passed through the Central Station which would lead to the prison. It was Kasan Moor who provided the likely location of Wedge Antilles and provided information that an Imperial Armoured Hovertrain would be transporting captured Rebels to the Central Station before moving on to the prison. When Rogue Squadron arrived one of the pilots of Rogue Squadron informed Skywalker that a 3 Imperial Cargo Vehicle convoy was carrying a lot of human-life readings, that could indicate where Antilles could be. However, Commander Skywalker listened to Kasan Moor. The Imperial Armoured Hovertrain was passing nearby from the 3 transport convoy and it was located by the Rebels. One of the pilots of Rogue Squadron did a long-range scan and found Antilles on the Hovertrain. The Rebels began their Ion Cannon attacks on the Hovertrain, destroyed some of the fixed defences, an intercepting TIE Interceptor and most likely a couple of AT-STs during their rescue of Antilles. Unfortunately in the end Rogue Squadron was successful, however it was a close call for them, since they almost lost Antilles to the Empire. Once the Rebels disabled the Armoured Hovertrain, they brought Wedge Antilles's X-Wing to the Hovertrain so Antilles could escape with the rest of Rogue Squadron off of Kessel.
 
 

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