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"It was I who allowed the alliance to know the location of the shield generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops await them. Oh...I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive."
―Palpatine to Luke Skywalker, regarding the vulnerability of the Endor shield generator.[src]

Tempest Force was an Imperial Army, Stormtrooper Corps and Navy joint-task unit stationed on Endor's forest moon during 34 ABY. Led by Colonel Dyer, Commander Igar, and Major Hewex, the unit was comprised of some of the Imperial Military's best troops, with the total force strength being comparable to a legion within the Stormtrooper Corps. It was tasked with guarding the shield generator bunker on the Forest Moon from the Alliance to Restore the Republic Endor strike team. To train and prepare for the operation, Tempest Force participated in the subjugation of Kashyyyk.

Battle of EndorEdit

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Tempest Force in action on Endor.

Tempest Force's mission was to defend the Imperial installation, including the shield generator and landing platforms, on the forest moon. Members of this force participated in several duel-sized skirmishes with Rebel forces before the primary engagement in space above Endor.

During the Battle of Endor, the garrison were supplemented by additional legions of stormtroopers. Tempest Force was known to consist of at least one AT-AT, at least 39 AT-STs, stormtroopers, Navy troopers, and many scout trooper patrols. The Galactic Emperor Palpatine also implied, when revealing to Luke Skywalker onboard the Second Death Star that the Rebel forces were walking into a trap, that Tempest Force's overall size was comparable to that of a legion.

Notable membersEdit

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Tempest ScoutsEdit

Navy troopersEdit

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The Endor gambit TCG by David Nash

Tempest Force on Endor

VehiclesEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Although not named in Return of the Jedi, the Endor expansion of the CCG goes into detail regarding Tempest Force. Many of the cards also reference to the subjugation of Kashyyyk. It is possible that an earlier version of Tempest Force was present there.

In one of the deleted scenes for Return of the Jedi, Moff Jerjerrod's dialogue referred to the unit as being composed of "several battalions", even though Palpatine in the movie itself implies that its size was comparable to a legion.

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Imperial Army units
Systems Armies:
Systems Army Alpha
Sector Armies
1st · 2nd · 3rd · 4th · 5th · 6th · 7th Sector · 8th · 9th · 10th · 11th · 12th · 13th · 14th · 15th · 16th · 17th · 18th · 19th · 20th
Corps:
91st Mobile Reconnaissance · 327th · 1249th · Stormtrooper
Divisions/Legions:
41st · 203rd · 291st · 407th · 439th · 501st · 501st Legion (Empire of the Hand) · 908th · Assault Armor · Biowarfare · Maritime
Battalions:
9th Engineering · Battalion 9 · Ghost · Hawkbat · Lightning Battalion · Strategic Insertion
Squadrons:
Alpha · Alvien · Cattena · Drax · Lightning · Shark · Zeta
Companies:
2nd Airborne · 543rd · 19,016th · Able · Aurek · Baker · Baker Company (stormtrooper) · "C" · Draxlor · 125a · Tango
Platoons:
105th Stormtrooper · Negastrike · 243-XT
Squads:
Baung · Bogey · Brantz · Danex · Dangerst · Death from Above · Delta · Explorer · Gamma · Gammat · Green · Grung · Joker
K-Level · Kraeth · Lesan · Mechanized 1134.7 · Mechanized 1134.8 · Parjai · 341 · 1138 · 5274.3 · 34/258 · Squad Four
Squad Five · Squad 5-Aurek · Squad 5-Cresh · Squad 7-Senth · Squad 40 · Squad Aurek · Besh · Dorn-2/323 · Dorn-7/325
Streen · Tharlst · Thent · Triton · Unidentified stormtrooper squad · Zeta Squad
Battlegroups:
1st Tapani · 71st · 88th · 98th · 221st · Turak · Hell's Hammers
Other Units:
37th Detachment · Besh Team · Bissillirus Blaster · Blizzard Force · Dark trooper team two · Desert Sands
Hand of Judgment · Ice Storm · Imperial Commando Special Unit · Keller's Unit · Protectorate · Snow Hawks
Strike Force One · Strike Force Two · Team One · Team Two
Tempest Force · Thundering Herd · Unit 6 · Unit Aurek-Seven · Wind Riders
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