- "Alright boys, keep tight now."
- ―Luke Skywalker, to Hosh Hune and the other members of Rogue Group
Hosh Hune was a grim, bald Human male from the planet Fondor who served in the Battle of Hoth as a rear gunner for the Rebel Alliance's Rogue Group. Hune came from a low-caste family and originally worked as an apprentice in the Fondor Guild of Starshipwrights, but he joined the Alliance after discovering that he was working on weapons systems for the Galactic Empire's massive warship, the Executor. When the Empire attacked the Rebels' Echo Base on Hoth in 3 ABY, Hune and pilot Tarrin Datch flew as Rogue Ten in the makeshift Rogue Group of T-47 airspeeders, but their vehicle was shot down in the battle, killing Hune.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Hosh Hune was a male Human from the planet Fondor who lived during the Galactic Civil War. Coming from a low-caste Fondorian family, he was given an apprenticeship in the Fondor Guild of Starshipwrights due to his family's years of service to the guild. Hune was put to work on weapons systems, but when he realized that they were for the Galactic Empire's massive Executor warship, he deserted his post and joined the Rebel Alliance, the Empire's opponent in the war. In the year 3 ABY, Hune was stationed at the Alliance's Echo Base on the icy world of Hoth. He was part of the base's starfighter complement, which was composed of Rogue Flight, Blue Squadron, and Green Squadron.
When an Imperial probe droid discovered the base, the Alliance's General Rieekan ordered an evacuation. The Imperial Navy arrived in the Hoth system, and various members of the Rebel starfighter complement were pressed into service as the makeshift Rogue Group, flying T-47 airspeeders that had been adapted to cold weather use. Hune served as the rear gunner for pilot Tarrin Datch; together, the two were Rogue Ten of twelve. While Alliance personnel evacuated the planet in GR-75 medium transports, Commander Luke Skywalker led Rogue Group into the Battle of Hoth, hoping to delay the Imperial AT-AT walkers of Blizzard Force that were trying to destroy Echo Base's deflector shield generator. Datch and Hune made a strafing run at Blizzard 1, the enemy force's lead walker, but caused little damage to its armor. Their airspeeder was later shot down during the battle, and although Datch survived and the vehicle was salvaged, Hune was killed. However, the Rebels' evacuation was ultimately a success.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
Hosh Hune was a grim, bald man from a family of low status. When he discovered that he was working on weapons systems for the Executor, he agonized over wasting the efforts of his family, and then joined the Rebel Alliance.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Hosh Hune was first mentioned in The Essential Guide to Warfare, a 2012 reference book written by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart. He was established as being a member of Rogue Group, an airspeeder squadron that was first seen in the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. However, a card titled "Snowspeeder Rogue Ten" that was released in the Star Wars Trading Card Game's 2003 "The Empire Strikes Back" expansion revealed that one of the airspeeders seen attacking General Veers's AT-AT in the film is Rogue Ten. The film can thus technically be said to be an indirect appearance of Hune, as can the first issue of Empire's 1999 manga adaptation, which features a shot of all twelve of Rogue Group's airspeeders. Similarly, the 1998 video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron depicts Hune and Datch's airspeeder after it has crashed to the ground.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance) (Indirect appearance, airspeeder only)
- Star Wars Manga: The Empire Strikes Back 1 (Indirect appearance, airspeeder only)
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (Indirect appearance, airspeeder only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Trading Card Game – The Empire Strikes Back (TCG) (Card: ) (Indirect mention only) (as Rogue Ten)
- The Essential Guide to Warfare (First identified as Hosh Hune)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- The Essential Guide to Warfare, p. 171
- The New Essential Chronology, p. 118
- The Essential Guide to Warfare, p. 170
- The Essential Guide to Warfare, p. 169
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Hoth Limited (Card: Blizzard Scout 1)
- Star Wars Trading Card Game – The Empire Strikes Back (TCG) (Card: )
- The Essential Guide to Warfare, pp. III–IV
- Star Wars Manga: The Empire Strikes Back 1
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- In X-Wing Rogue Squadron 24: In the Empire's Service, Part 4, both Dar Keyis and Rogue Twelve, Standro Jcir, die. Soontir Fel joins Rogue Squadron in X-Wing Rogue Squadron 26: Family Ties, Part 1, and X-Wing Rogue Squadron 35: Mandatory Retirement, Part 4 confirms that he is Rogue Ten. Since Fel is not Rogue Twelve, this article assumes that he replaced Dar Keyis, who therefore must have been Rogue Ten.
- Star Wars Omnibus: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Volume 3 dates the events of Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire's Service to nine months into 4 ABY.