A caltrop field was a field of large spikes that protruded from the ground on the planet Geonosis. In 21 BBY, during the Second Battle of Geonosis of the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi and the battalion of his Clone Commander, CC-1993, otherwise known as "Jet," were stymied by a massive caltrop field which prevented the movement of their All Terrain Tactical Enforcers from reaching the Galactic Republic's rendevzous point for the battle. However, while passing through the caltrop field, Mundi used his lightsaber to cut through several of the spikes, which allowed the walkers to move forward.
Behind the scenes
A caltrop field first appeared in "Landing at Point Rain," the fifth episode of the second season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on November 4, 2009. It was identified in the corresponding episode guide on StarWars.com.
- (First identified as caltrop field)