It consists of 162 cards (81 Dark Side and 81 Light Side cards) and was introduced in July of 1996. This set consists of 54 rare, 54 uncommon, and 54 common cards. This set introduced many of the classic characters from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back that were involved with the Battle of Hoth. Some of the notable cards included in this set are Commander Luke Skywalker, General Veers, Blizzard 1 (Veers' AT-AT), Rogue 1 (Luke Skywalker's snowspeeder), Admiral Ozzel, and Anakin's Lightsaber (Luke Skywalker's lightsaber which used to belong to Anakin Skywalker).
Because this is an expansion set, it bears an expansion-set symbol, which is located near the top right corner of the card to the right of the lore and below the destiny number. The symbol for this set is the planet Hoth.
This set was sold in 9-card expansion packs and 30-pack expansion boxes. Each pack include one rare card, three uncommon cards, and five common cards. Starter decks were never produced for this set. This set is almost identical to the Hoth Limited expansion set except for some minor game text revisions and the fact that the cards have white borders instead of black.