- "Yes, Lord Vader. I've reached the main power generators. The shield will be down in moments. You may start your landing."
- ―General Maximillian Veers to Darth Vader, regarding the Echo Base shield generator.
Blizzard Force was an elite Imperial Army armored unit within the 501st Legion that specialized in cold-weather operations. It utilized multiple AT-AT walkers in which dozens of cold weather assault stormtroopers could be stationed inside of along with numerous armaments. The force itself was led by the ruthless General Maximillian Veers, who had personally selected every AT-AT pilot in the unit. Blizzard Force spearheaded the assault of Echo Base on the ice world of Hoth while the Imperial Death Squadron loomed overhead.
Upon discovering the Rebel Alliance's hidden base on the remote world of Hoth, the Galactic Empire quickly mobilized an attack force, with the Death Squadron in orbit above the planet while the elite Blizzard Force led by General Maximillian Veers would spearhead the assault on Echo Base below. Assembling for the battle in the Moorsh Moraine, Blizzard Force promptly assaulted the base, attempting to disable the rebel's shield generator and ultimately destroy the Rebellion once and for all. The battle ended an Imperial victory, however not before Veers' AT-AT walker Blizzard One was destroyed and several rebel GR-75 medium transports and T-65B X-wing starfighters escaped the Hoth system.
Callsigns of Blizzard ForceEdit
- Blizzard One (General Maximillian Veers)
- Blizzard 2 (Brigadier General Nevar)
- Blizzard Four (Colonel Starck)
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Battlefront: Twilight Company
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Battle of Hoth"
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Luke vs. Imperial Walkers - Commander on Hoth"
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back junior novelization
- AT-AT Attack!
- "Tales of Villainy: Invasion of Echo Base"—Star Wars Adventures 1
- Doctor Aphra 1
- "Tales from Wild Space: A Tauntaun Tail"—Star Wars Adventures 22 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (First identified as Blizzard Force)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 6 (Databank A-Z: Jar Jar Binks–B'omarr Order)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 9 (Highlights of the Saga: Ground Assault on Hoth)
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 29 (Helmets: Snowtrooper; Helmets: In Pictures)
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – "Practical"
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Star Wars: Complete Locations
- ↑ Battlefront: Twilight Company
- ↑ Star Wars Helmet Collection 29 (Helmets: Snowtrooper)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Lost Stars
- ↑ Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- ↑ Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Defense