"You've met Thrawn. Any true warrior would have given up whatever was necessary for the chance to serve under him."
Voss Parck to Mara Jade[src]

Thrawn's confederation, sometimes referred as Thrawn's Empire, was the reformed Galactic Empire created by Grand Admiral Thrawn in 8 ABY in order to restore the Empire to it former glory. This confederacy reunited both the loyalists to the Empire and several independent Imperial factions, including warlords.

Member factionsEdit

"The New Order has never fallen. Only the Emperor. … The Emperor may be dead, but the Empire lives on!"
Ardus Kaine[src]



In 8 ABY, four years after the Battle of Endor, Grand Admiral Thrawn finally returned from the Unknown Regions to the Empire. Thrawn formed his personal armada of six Imperial-class Star Destroyers and gathered other Imperial warships. With this fleet, he launched a series of successful raids against pirate nests and the border regions of the New Republic.


Grand Admiral Thrawn and his fleet.

By demonstrating his tactical and strategic genius, he impressed Empire's Moffs and earned the support of many Imperial officers and the powerful D'Asta family. He was quickly given control of all Imperial armed forces by the Imperial Ruling Council, making him Supreme Commander of the Empire.

Fearing coups, Grand Moff Ardus Kaine and Prince-Admiral Delak Krennel agreed to give Thrawn command of a temporary military confederation. To keep this unity, Thrawn never acknowledged that this empire was a single political entity and let all the Imperial leaders and warlords rule their territory in their own way.

Thrawn campaignEdit



Thrawn's death.

After Grand Admiral Thrawn's death in 9 ABY, the Imperial leaders dispersed and returned to their personal empires. The Imperial Ruling Council retook control of the Empire, more extended than ever.

Despite this failure, many Imperial officers began to think that a unified and victorious Empire was possible. This would happen next year with the return of Emperor Palpatine and later in 12 ABY with the Imperial Reunification.


During his campaign, Thrawn exclusively used the remnant forces of the Empire. The other factions of the confederation supported the Grand Admiral almost only financially.


Imperial-class Star Destroyers,[1] Victory-class Star Destroyers,[2] Carrack-class light cruisers,[1] Strike-medium class cruisers,[1] Immobilizer 418 cruisers,[1] Lancer-class frigate[1] and Interdictor-class Star Destroyers[3] served as primary warships for the fleet.

After the Battle for the Katana Fleet, Dreadnought-class heavy cruisers (179) were added to the fleet.[2]

At least four Golan II Space Defense Platforms were used by the fleet. More could have been used as well. Thrawn did at least have another one the was equipped with cloaking technology.[3]

TIE L/N starfighters,[1] TIE/sa bombers,[2] TIE/IN interceptors[1] were the primary starfighters used by the fleet. Scimitar assault bombers would later be used in the fleet.[2]

F7 "Landing Brick" Drop-Ships[2] would be used notably, along side Lambda-class T-4a shuttles and Assault Shuttles.[1]

Imperial Naval troopers would be used as well, notably guarding, maintaining military bases, and Star Destroyers.[2]

The 181st Imperial Fighter Wing, Black Wing Squadron, and Scimitar Assault Wing served within the armada, with the 181st Wing and Black Wing serving at the Battle of Bilibringi.[4]


With Thrawn being Supreme Commander, Thrawn was able to gather up a large armed force of Imperial Army.

All Terrain Armored Transports,[2] All Terrain Scout Transports,[2] and All Terrain Personal Transports[2] served as primary walkers for the fleet. LAVr QH-7 Chariots, HAVr A9 Floating Fortresses, and Swift Assaults 5 were also used.[1]

Imperial Army troopers would be used to guard planets underneath Thawn's control.[3]

With Thrawn commanding the Stormtrooper Corps, he was able to command the remnants of the 501st Legion during his campaign.

Stormtroopers, Imperial Assault Troopers and Biker Scouts were used for conquests, and guarding planets.[1] During the attack on Sluis Van Shipyards, Zero-G Assault Stormtroopers were used to board the battleships.[1] Imperial Radiation Troopers were used to attack the radioactive surface of Qat Chrystac.[5]


Although Imperial Intelligence was disbanded, with the supposed death of Director of Imperial Intelligence Ysanne Isard, Imperial Intelligence still existed, and was used heavily by Thrawn.[3]

Major Molo Himron was handpicked by Thrawn to go to Coruscant with his Imperial commandos to capture Leia Organa Solo's twins. Their secondary objective was the neutralize Mara Jade who defected to the New Republic.[3]

Before Thrawn began striking at New Republic bases, Thrawn learned of Delta Source, an audio intelligence recording devices installed with the trees within the Imperial Palace on Coruscant.[1]


After discovering the Mount Tantiss on Wayland, Thrawn made use of the cloaking technology, and spaarti cloning cylinders.[1]

The cloning cylinders made use for building up Thrawn's army, since his fleet was short on soldiers.[1]

The cloaking devices at Thrawn's disposal were used heavily, at least several starships were cloaked, and Thrawn would use the cloak on asteroids in order to use them as a siege weapon for his retaking of Coruscant.[3]

During the Thrawn Crisis, Thrawn's fleet utilized several siege platforms stationed above the planet Qat Chrystac. It deployed Imperial Radiation Troopers down below the planet's surface in order to destroy the secret New Republic base.[5]

Torpedo Spheres were used within the fleet.[5]

During the Battle of Woostri, Thrawn used attack cruisers with cloaking devices to do a surprise attack on the planet.[3]

At the Imperial shipyards at Bilbringi system, crystal gravfield trap was kept there by Thrawn. Shield barriers were also kept there as well for defense purposes.[3]

Ysalamir was used heavily by Thrawn's forces to combat force-sensitives.[3]

During Raid on Nomad City, Plasma-Jet Mole Miners (51) were stolen, they would be used to hijack New Republic ships at Sluis Van Shipyards.[1]


Thrawn's campaign

Thrawn's confederation in 9 ABY.

At the end of his campaign, Grand Admiral Thrawn controlled more than a third of the galaxy, an equivalent territory to that of the New Republic. The Empire would never be as large until the Fel Empire.


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