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"To the 212th!"
―Clone troopers at 79's, declaring a toast to the battalion[src]

The 212th Attack Battalion, also known as the 212th Legion, was a military battalion of the Grand Army of the Republic,[24] a clone army engineered to serve the Galactic Republic.[25] Led by Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and his subordinate, Clone Commander CC-2224 "Cody", the 212th fought against the droid forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems throughout the Clone Wars.[24] By the third and last year of the conflict, the 212th led an invasion of the Separatist-controlled world of Utapau, engaging an army of battle droids while Kenobi hunted General Grievous in order to end the war. Although the Jedi Master completed his task by killing Grievous, he was ultimately betrayed by his soldiers upon the activation of Order 66, a protocol that called for the extermination of all Jedi. The clones failed to execute their former leader, however.[1]

Following the proclamation of the New Order, the 212th was absorbed into the armed forces of the Galactic Empire. During their days in service to the new government, the battalion was dispatched to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk where they suppressed an indigenous uprising. By then, their commanding officer was General Kahdah.[2]



The 212th was led by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Clone marshal commander Cody

The 212th Attack Battalion was a military battalion that served within the Grand Army of the Galactic Republic, placed under the command of Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Clone Marshal Commander CC-2224 "Cody", throughout the duration of the three-year pan-galactic Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems,[24] often serving alongside the 501st Legion, which was commanded by Kenobi's former Padawan, Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano.[14][26]

While serving under Master Kenobi, the 212th became known for their successful tactics and involvement in several major and historic engagements, such as the Battle of Christophsis and the following Battle of Teth,[14] the Battle of Ryloth,[6] where they fought alongside the 91st Mobile Reconnaissance Corps led by Jedi General Mace Windu, and helped to secure a Republic victory, successfully liberating Ryloth from Separatist control, capturing Separatist Councillor Emir Wat Tambor, the foreman of the Techno Union,[27] the Second Battle of Geonosis, where they assisted in the destruction of a newly-constructed droid factory on Geonosis,[5] and eventually managed to capture Poggle the Lesser, a member of the Separatist Council,[28] the Battle of Umbara,[17] where they assisted in retaking the planet Umbara, and the Battle of Utapau, one of the final engagements of the Clone Wars, where General Kenobi managed to defeat the infamous Separatist General Grievous.[1]

End Days

The 212th battalion received and followed Order 66.

However, during the Battle of Utapau and following Grievous's defeat, Darth Sidious—after defeating Jedi Masters Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, Saesee Tiin and Agen Kolar, with the help of Anakin Skywalker, who subsequently became Sidious's new apprentice and was given the Sith moniker Darth Vader—contacted Commander Cody, Kenobi's second-in-command, and commanded him to execute Order 66. Complying to his orders, Cody ordered an All Terrain Tactical Enforcer of the 212th to open fire upon his Jedi General, beginning the fall of the Jedi Order in the Great Jedi Purge.[1]

After the end of the Clone Wars and the rise of the New Order in the Republic's stead, the 212th Attack Battalion went on to serve the armed forces of the Galactic Empire. In their service to the Empire, the battalion was dispatched to the planet Kashyyyk where they suppressed an uprising established by the planet's inhabitants.[2]


Christophsis and TethEdit

At some point during the Clone Wars, the 212th and its Foxtrot Group were sent to Sarrish. They lost the battle, which became one of the Republic's most devastating defeats with heavy casualties.[3]

The 212th was sent to Christophsis,[29] where they fought alongside Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and the 501st Legion's Torrent Company under Captain Rex.[14] During the initial start of the battle, the 212th and 501st attempted to ambush the droid army. However, the droids were tipped off by Asajj Ventress' spy, Sergeant Slick and were able to force the Republic to fall back to it's base. Cody and Rex were able to capture Slick, but not before he destroyed the base's gunships and AT-TEs. However, the heavy cannons were saved.[30] Using the cannons, the 212th and the 501st were able to hold out until General Yoda arrived with reinforcements.[14]


Commander Cody deploys gunships to Teth.

Following General Kenobi's negotiations with Jabba the Hutt, the 212th went to Teth to assist General Skywalker, Commander Ahsoka Tano and Torrent Company in rescuing Jabba's son, Rotta. The 212th were able to rescue the survivors on Teth and picked up General Skywalker and Commander Tano on Tatooine.[14]


During the Ryloth campaign, the 212th's Ghost Company was sent to Nabat to secure the landing area. Upon their landing, Ghost Company moved into Nabat to take out a battery of 5 J-1 proton cannons. Despite an attack by a pack of starving Gutkurrs, Ghost Company was able to distract the battle droids while General Kenobi destroyed the cannons. After General Windu and the rest of the Republic's forces landed,[6] Kenobi and the 212th were able to take the Jixuan desert and secure Ryloth's southern hemisphere.[27]


During the First battle of Felucia, the 212th and the 501st were surrounded by battle droids. They were able to hold out until General Plo Koon and the Wolf Pack evacuated them from Felucia.[15]



A 212th trooper on AT-TE 636 during the Second Battle of Geonosis

The 212th was sent, along with the 501st, CC-1993's battalion, the 41st Elite Corps, and General Ki-Adi-Mundi to retake Geonosis. Kenobi and Cody's force of the 212th were first to land on Geonosis, while Skywalker's and Mundi's forces were forced to crash-land before reaching their landing zone. The 212th were able to use their gunships and AT-TE's to create a circle to protect them from the Geonosians' forces until Skywalker's and Mundi's forces arrived.[5] After the destruction of the primary droid foundry, a platoon of the 212th accompanied Cody, Skywalker and Kenobi as they searched for General Luminara Unduli and Lord Poggle in the catacombs beneath the Progate Temple. They came under attack by Geonosian zombies under Queen Karina the Great. Together, they were able to rescue Unduli, capture Poggle, and bury the queen alive during their escape.[28]


The 212th later assisted Kenobi aboard his Arquitens-class light cruiser in distracting General Grievous while Skywalker and General Adi Gallia rescued General Eeth Koth. Cody and his troopers were able to take Grievous' commando droids, but were unable to prevent Grievous from escaping to Saleucami's surface.[16] The 212th inspected the crash site and were able to pinpoint the locations of landing ship's escape pods. They were able to find Grievous, but lost him when he escaped.[8]

Lola SayuEdit

Several members of the 212th went with Cody, Kenobi, Skywalker and Captain Rex to Lola Sayu. Their mission to rescue General Even Piell and Captain Wilhuff Tarkin from the Citadel.[10] They were successful in escaping the Citadel[31] and the planet despite the death of General Piell.[32]


TCW Waxer platoon stops firing

The 212th at the Battle of Umbara

The 212th, along with the 501st went to Umbara. Its mission was capture the Capital while the 501st dealt with the local militia.[17] During the battle, a platoon under Waxer were informed by General Pong Krell that the Umbarans were disguised as clones. Waxer's platoon fought the 501st until Rex stopped the fighting. After Waxer died, the remaining members of his platoon assisted the 501st in arresting Dogma and capturing General Krell. Despite Krell's betrayal, the 212th were able to take the capital.[7] The 212th then went to Kiros where they surrounded the Governor's tower and received a message from the Separatist Commander, Darts D'Nar.[18]

The final daysEdit

Near the end of the war, during the Outer Rim Sieges, the 212th were joined by the 501st in attacking a Separatist stronghold on Yerbana.[22]

Clone Troops Utapau

The 212th fought in the Battle of Utapau

Later, the 212th took part in the Battle of Utapau, during which Kenobi killed General Grievous. However, it was not long before the Great Jedi Purge began and Commander Cody received Order 66. He ordered an AT-TE to fire upon their Jedi General, Obi-Wan Kenobi, though he survived falling a great distance, and evaded probes sent by the clones for confirmation of death.[1]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 New HNN HoloNet News Report: Wookiee Revolt Quelled on Kashyyyk (link) (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Missing in Action"
  4. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Carnage of Krell" exhibits Waxer as being the platoon leader of a platoon. According to Star Wars: Complete Locations, platoons in the Grand Army of the Republic were led by a Clone Lieutenant. Therefore, Waxer must have been a lieutenant during the events of the episode.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  7. 7.0 7.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Carnage of Krell"
  8. 8.0 8.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
  9. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Citadel"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle 2
  12. 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  13. Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales 1
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  15. 15.0 15.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
  16. 16.0 16.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Darkness on Umbara"
  18. 18.0 18.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Kidnapped"
  19. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
  20. Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir 3
  21. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
  22. 22.0 22.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
  23. Ultimate Star Wars
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 StarWars-DatabankII Clone Commander Cody in the Databank (backup link)
  25. StarWars-DatabankII Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  26. 27.0 27.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
  27. 28.0 28.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
  28. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cat and Mouse"
  29. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Hidden Enemy"
  30. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Counterattack"
  31. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
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