"The 88th Armor battalion is on its way. The 301st Infantry is being rotated back to Coruscant."
―General Callan Grayne[src]

The 88th Armor was a battalion in the Republic Military that served during the early days of the Galactic War with the Sith Empire.[1] In 3642 BBY,[2] the 301st Infantry unit was rotated off of the embattled planet of Hoth after aiding the Jedi Knight known as the Hero of Tython in recovering the plans for the Sith Emperor's space station. While the 301st was sent back to the Republic capital of Coruscant, the 88th Armor was assigned to Hoth in their place by General Callan Grayne.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The 88th Armor was first mentioned in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, as the replacement for the 301st Infantry during the Jedi Knight mission "The Price of Victory."[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "The Price of Victory" on Hoth
  2. SWTOR mini.png STAR WARS: The Old Republic - Question ! :) - Page 3 on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) places Star Wars: The Old Republic about ten to twelve years after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, which is dated to 3653 BBY by Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia. The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2 takes place ten years after the treaty, one week after the mission to Nar Shaddaa, and around the time of the SpecForce Incident. Since the mission and the incident are respectively part of Act I of the Jedi Knight and Republic Trooper's storylines, and the Trooper's Act I occurs concurrent to Act I of the Smuggler storyline, the general events of Act I for all classes can be assumed to occur in 3643 BBY. The Prologue for each class immediately precedes Act I, and Act III for all classes begins with the start of the Galactic War, which Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia places around 3640 BBY. Assuming that in-universe chronology of the Star Wars: The Old Republic events roughly aligns with the release of story content in real-life as with SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link), the Act III Epilogue must take place near the end of 3640 BBY since it was the chronologically latest story of the The Old Republic base game, which was released toward the end of 2011. Therefore, assuming that The Old Republic takes place over the course of three years per the former of the two aforementioned swtor.com posts, Act I takes place near the end of 3643 BBY.
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