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"You are far more likely to encounter a common tactic used by the Alliance called the space-snipe. [...] I fought against this defense at Gorbah while the Imperial Army tried to gain control of the planet."
Michael Unther[src]

The Battle of Gorbah was an Imperial attack on Rebel forces on Gorbah lead by Michael Unther.

The battleEdit

"I lost two frigates, a cruiser and a full wing of fighters in the first two weeks. This was all from four hidden fighter bases where the largest vessel was a single B-wing. This forced an objective orbit that limited our ability to lend fire support to the Imperial Army troops on the surface. If troops were fighting too far away from Gorbah's capital, we simply could not help them without moving the whole fleet. Small groups of ships deployed in siege orbit were just too vulnerable."
―Michael Unther[src]

While outnumbered considerably, the Rebels managed to cause substantial losses in Unther's ranks, as they used the space-snipe tactic, which consisted in concentrated attacks on isolated ships from various hiding places. Unther lost two frigates, a cruiser, and a full wing of fighters in the first two weeks of the battle. In the ensuing weeks, Unther lost a squadron of fighters while the Moff in charge of the ground assault lost four supply ships. Eventually, the Empire emerged victorious, as the remaining Rebels abandoned their bases and fled the system.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to the The Essential Guide to Warfare (p. 180), B-wing starfighters were introduced in the months after the Battle of Yavin.
  2. SWAJsmall "A World to Conquer"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 2
  3. The New Essential Chronology sets the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY.
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