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"I have chosen a system that will provide us with the raw materials and work force necessary for the project. I suspect the Geonosians won't see the benefit in this."
Grand Moff Tarkin[src]

The Subjugation of Geonosis was an early battle in the Galactic Civil War.


"While you have been off chasing pirates, Vader, I've been informed the Death Star construction project has run low on certain resources and "labor assets"."
―Tarkin to Darth Vader[src]

With the Death Star project running out of construction slaves, Grand Moff Tarkin ordered Darth Vader to go to Geonosis and round up the natives to use as slave labor.

Unfortunately for Vader, the Geonosians had secretly aligned themselves with the growing Rebel Alliance and the Geonosians already used as slaves revolted against their Imperial masters.

The battleEdit

"Assemble your forces and lead the attack personally, Lord Vader."
―Tarkin to Darth Vader[src]

A Rebel fleet orbited the planet to prevent the system from being conquered by the Empire. As the Imperial Navy entered the system, the resistance force ambushed the attackers. Concentrated fire from assault ships eventually brought down the Rebel space station. The survivors were routed out and destroyed by TIE squadrons.

Geonosis ground

AT-STs fighting Rebels and Geonosians.

The Imperial Army landed on the planet, put down the slave revolt, by destroying some of the hives that the Geonosians resided in, and scattered the remaining rebel resistance. The Rebellion had established a base on Geonosis to support the Geonosians. Vader's troops defeated the Rebel units stationed on Geonosis as well and destroyed the Rebel base.


"Though the Death Star project is of utmost importance, ensure you do not neglect the rest of the Empire. Rebel and pirate uprisings are becoming more frequent. This contagious behavior must be suppressed!"
―Tarkin to Darth Vader[src]

As result of the battle, the Empire then gained a valuable source of slaves to assist in the construction of the first Death Star.

Behind the scenesEdit

This battle was the fourth mission of the Imperial campaign in the 2006 video game Star Wars: Empire at War.

The composition of the Imperial force and its casualties vary, depending on the player's actions. However, the presence of Darth Vader (who pilots the TIE Advanced) and Black Squadron is mandatory in the space battle.



Notes and referencesEdit

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  2. The Battle of Turkana is the first time X-wing starfighters are used by the Rebellion, so Turkana must precede the Subjugation.

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