- "This next one goes out to the Mud-Jumpers of the 224th, slugging it out on Mimban. Keep your heads down and your seals tight, boys."
- ―Hologram VJ
During the Clone Wars, it was known as the 224th Division of the Grand Army of the Republic. A detachment of the 224th known as the Mud Jumpers fought on Mimban alongside The 501st Legion under Jedi General Laan Tik. During the fight, General Tik was killed and the clones were forced to fall back. While in combat on Mimban, the 224th's Mud Jumpers were given a song by a Hologram VJ of the Grand Army of the Republic's broadcast.
When the Republic reorganized into the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, the planet once again experienced an incursion from an external enemy: their former brothers-in-arms. The Imperials returned to the once-allied planet as conquerors, seeking to procure the abundant natural resources that existed on the swampy world. The initial invasion began in 10 BBY and consisted of Imperial commanders throwing their subordinates at the enemy lines, hoping to secure what little ground they could, no matter the casualties.
Under the Empire, the 224th Imperial Armored Division utilized All Terrain Defense Turrets as mobile artillery, Y-45 armored transport hauler airborne transports, and both wet-weather gear stormtroopers and swamp troopers as specialized swamp terrain infantry.
Behind the scenesEdit
The 224th was first mentioned in "Rookies," the fifth episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' first season, which originally aired on October 24, 2008. It was later depicted as an Imperial military unit in the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story.
- "501 Plus One"—Age of Republic Special 1
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies" (First mentioned)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition audiobook
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Meet the Crew
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 2
- Star Wars 58: The Escape, Part III (Indirect mention only)
- (First pictured)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide (First identified as 224th Imperial Armored Division)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Solo: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
- ↑ "501 Plus One"—Age of Republic Special 1