Saturday, November 15, 2014

Star Wars: Raid on Polis Massa (Galactic Civil War 0 BBY)

The raid on Polis Massa was a large skirmish between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic on the mining asteroid colony of Polis Massa. This colony was being used by the Rebels in the early days of the Galactic Civil War in 0 BBY.

During the first days of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, a movement that started in 2 BBY, the Rebel command mounted a secret base on Polis Massa. The Alliance launched many operations from their Polis Massan base, although the Rebel Alliance did their best not to disturb the nearby Kallidahin excavations. The Empire raided this base repeatedly but the base survived these attacks. In 0 BBY, the Polis Massan Rebel base received an important transmission from other Rebels: the plans of the Empire's new armored battle station. Knowing that the transmission had been made, Darth Vader ordered his agents of the 501st Legion to recover the plans and destroy the Rebel outpost. The Bothan spies, knowing that the Empire would have tracked the transmission, secretly forwarded the plans to another Rebel outpost, the Tantive IV starship, and prepared a forgery to trick the Imperial forces as much as they could. The Empire discovered the deception during the attack but was slow in issuing new orders to the 501st.  Eventually, the 501st obliterated the Rebel presence on Polis Massa and found a new trail to follow, tracking Princess Leia Organa's corvette orbiting over Tatooine.

This game begins after the Imperial troops have taken control of the hover tank hanger and launch a final assault deep into the heart of the base to destroy the data bank. 

We used the Star Wars Miniature Rules from WOTC.

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