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"The filthy lies of the enemy describe us as cowards. We will show our ferocity as they suffer. Our heartless droids are unstoppable. Imagine how tenacious we are when guarding our soil and riches."
―Nute Gunray[src]

The Neimoidian Home Defense Legions were a collection of military units assigned to protect[2] the planet Neimoidia and the Neimoidian purse worldsCato Neimoidia, Deko Neimoidia, and Koru Neimoidia[1]—during the final decades of the Galactic Republic. Interestingly, the legions were comprised of Neimoidian conscripts and not battle droids,[2] each carrying an E-5 blaster rifle and wearing a pair of data goggles.[1]

In 21 BBY,[3] the second year of the Clone Wars, the Office of the General of the Separatist Army issued a decree increasing homeworld security, prompted by recent incursions into Neimoidian space by Republic scouting missions. In response, the Neimoidian Home Defense Legions doubled their conscription rate and called up all reservist for active duty[1] to protect Neimoidia and her purse worlds from the war.[4] Nute Gunray made a general address to his people regarding the decree in[1] Neimoidia's capital city of[5] Koto-Si while flanked by a trio of Neimoidian conscripts. On 14:10:05, both the General's decree and Gunray's address were reported on by CIS Shadowfeed in an article entitled "Neimoidians Double Conscription Rate."[1]

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The Neimoidian Home Defense Legions first appeared in the HoloNet News article "CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:10:05 Edition," written by Pablo Hidalgo and published in Star Wars Insider 71 in 2003.[1]

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 SWInsider.png "CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:10:05 Edition"—Star Wars Insider 71
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 368 ("Neimoidian Home Defense Legions")
  3. The Essential Atlas dates the Battle of Yavin, the zero point in the Galactic Standard Calendar, to 35:3 under the Great ReSynchronization dating system. The Essential Atlas also places the Battle of Selaggis on 43:2:28 and the Battle of Dathomir on 43:3:21. The Essential Guide to Warfare and The Essential Atlas both place the Battle of Dathomir in 8 ABY. The Essential Guide to Warfare also places the Battle of Selaggis in 7 ABY, confirming the placement of the division between each Galactic Standard Calendar year as the third month in the Great ReSynchronization year. Thus, there is a two-month gap between the two dating systems, and the first two months of a GrS year are the last two of the preceding Galactic Standard Calendar year. According to HNNsmall.jpg RM&S; Debates Calendar ReformHoloNet News Vol. 531 #45 (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org) , the Great ReSynchronization was instituted 13 years prior to the article's publication on 13:2:28. Using this information and the Battle of Yavin's GRS date allow us to determine that the Great ReSynchronization was instituted in 35 BBY and date the aforementioned article to 22 BBY. Thus, there is a total difference of 35 years and 2 months between the two systems.
    Based on the provided information, 14:10:05 occurred in the year 21 BBY.
  4. Databank title.png Cato Neimoidia in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  5. The Essential Atlas
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