|Battle Name :||Rescue Sullustan Tech Staff [Tour of Duty 1 (A New Ally Campaign), Mission 8]|
|Battle Location :||Near the planet of Sullust|
|Battle Occurred :||Months before the Battle of Yavin|
|Battle Type :||Rescue 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 :||Nebulon-B Frigates Warspite and Negra Star, 20 TIE Fighters, 8 TIE Interceptors and Stormtrooper Transports Lambda 1-3 (Troopers), 4 (Prisoners), 5 and 6 (Troopers) and Omicron 1-4 (Troopers), 5 (Prisoners) and 6 (Troopers)|
|Rebel Personnel :||Lieutenant Keyan Farlander (Red 1)|
|Rebel Force Composition :||Red 1 (Y-Wing, has 8 Proton Torpedoes) and Stormtrooper Transports Rescue 1 and 2 (Rescue Team)|
|Imperial Survivors :||Unknown|
|Surviving Forces :||Nebulon-B Frigates Warspite and Negra Star, TIE Fighters and 4 TIE Interceptors and Stormtrooper Transports Lambda 1-6 and Omicron 1-6 (Lambda 4 and Omicron 5 were disabled)|
|Imperial Loses :||TIE Fighters and 4 TIE Interceptors|
|Rebel Survivors :||Lieutenant Keyan Farlander|
|Surviving Forces :||Red 1 and Stormtrooper Transports Rescue 1 and 2|
|Rebel Loses :||None|
For some time the Rebel Alliance had been trying to convince the Sullustans to join. With the recent capture of a highly skilled Sullustan Technical Staff by Imperial Stormtroopers, without the knowledge of the Sullustans, the Rebels saw this as their chance to convince the Sullustans to join the Rebellion. The Rebels believed this was part of Operation Strike Fear and believed it was possible that the full scale invasion of Sullust was in the works by the Empire. The Sullustans were being transported to a pair of waiting Imperial Nebulon-B Frigates, by means of a convoy of Stormtrooper Transports. The Rebels decided only to send a lone Y-Wing, in fear that if too many fighters were sent, that Imperial Forces would terminate the Sullustan prisoners. Farlander dropped out of hyperspace behind the convoy. The Nebulon-B Frigates were about 12.5 km away and launched two TIE Fighters nearly 30 seconds after he arrived.
Farlander identified each
of the transports to identify their cargo. After he completed his inspection
run on the transports he was able to find which ones where carrying the
prisoners. Farlander targeted the second transport carrying the prisoners
and fired a proton torpedo and switched to ion cannons to disable the transport,
he repeated this with the first transport carrying the prisoners. Farlander
did his best to disable the transports close to each other. Rebel transports
arrived when the Imperial transports carrying the prisoners were disabled.
Farlander stayed close to the transports eliminating the threats to them.
Farlander used proton torpedoes to destroy the flight leaders of the TIEs
at a distance and then he would close in on the wingmen with his laser
cannons. The Rebel transports docked with the Imperial ones and transferred
the prisoners over, once the transfer was complete they hypered out of
the area, and with that Farlander soon followed.