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The Resistance army was the land-based branch of the Resistance, an independent paramilitary group founded by General Leia Organa to defend the New Republic after said organization refused to take the threat of the First Order seriously forcing her to take matters into her own hands. The Resistance army saw action during the Battle of Crait.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Resistance army was the ground forces of the Resistance, an independent paramilitary outfit dedicated to defending the New Republic. It was based at the Resistance base on D'Qar. Officer ranks within the army were Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Commander, Colonel, and General. Ranking members of the Resistance army could be identified by a badge with red markings. Due to the limited manpower and resources of the Resistance, personnel in both the Resistance army and Resistance navy sometimes rotated roles.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The remnants of the Resistance army at the Battle of Crait.

Following the Hosnian Cataclysm,[7] soldiers of the Resistance army accompanied General Leia Organa in a Resistance transport towards the end of the Battle of Takodana.[1] The Resistance sustained heavy casualties during the Evacuation of D'Qar and the subsequent pursuit through hyperspace by the First Order Navy. After evacuating the Resistance MC85 Star Cruiser Raddus, the surviving members of the Resistance fled to the former Rebel Alliance outpost on the planet Crait in five U-55 orbital loadlifters.[2]

When First Order ground forces led by the new Supreme Leader Kylo Ren landed on Crait to destroy the Resistance, Resistance soldiers under General Caluan Ematt manned the trenches outside the Resistance outpost. During the Battle of Crait, the Resistance also deployed V-4X-D ski speeders against the First Order's walkers but were forced to retreat by the First Order's superlaser siege cannon. While the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker distracted Ren, the surviving members of the Resistance military escaped aboard the Millennium Falcon with the last Jedi Rey and Chewbacca.[2]

Following the escape from Crait, the Resistance eventually established a new base on the planet Ajan Kloss. Poe Dameron and Finn also reached the rank of Generals in the Resistance military. During the Battle of Exegol, General Finn led a landing party consisting of Resistance soldiers, Company 77, and orbaks during an attack on the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer Steadfast, which was guiding the Sith Eternal's fleet, the Final Order. Their efforts contributed to the defeat of Darth Sidious' plans to establish a new Sith Empire.[3]

Organization[edit | edit source]

The core of the Resistance army were the Resistance troopers,[6] the army also counted with specialized units such as the rocket-jumpers, Wookiee Warriors,[5] medics[7] and scouts.[2] Commonly during the battle the army was led by military officers[7] The rarity of skilled personal lead to army and navy often switching service branches. One example was the doing evacuation of D'Qar,[4] where the soldiers present on the MC85 Star Cruiser Raddus was assigned to shipboard security as bridge guard.[4] A short time later, the navy repaid the favor, when the pilots flew army V-4X-D ski speeder during the Battle of Crait.[2]

Vehicles and machinery[edit | edit source]

Artillery emplacement on Crait.

The Resistance army was equipped with several artillery emplacements, including the V-120 artillery emplacement, the V-232 artillery emplacement,[4] and the DF.12 Com Turret.[9]

The army was also equipped with planetary shield generators.[2] The Resistance army had several vehicles in their possession, including V-4X-D ski speeders,[10] Gian-211 patrol speeders.[1] and old Imperial All Terrain Scout Transports.[5]

Weapons and equipment[edit | edit source]

Resistance army personnel were equipped with blaster pistols and blaster rifles. Blaster pistol models used by the army included DT-15 blaster pistols,[4] Glie-44 blaster pistols, and DH-17 blaster pistols.[7] Rifles used were EL-16 blaster rifles, EL-16HFE blaster rifles,[1] DH-17 blaster rifles,[2] and M-45 repeating ion blasters.[5]

Members of the Resistance army were also outfitted with thermal detonators,[7] comlinks,[2] TE4.4 field quadnoculars, and RM-45 ammunition and tool pouches.[4]

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