Tactical Operations Briefing: Rebel
BoP Operation 1, Evacuate Rebel Base Near Gelgelar
Skill Level: Hard
Duty Roster: Slot 2, Z-95 Headhunter Rogue
Armament: Mag Pule Torpedoes (6)
The key to this mission is the protection of the medium transports
T-37, T-38, and T-39 as they dock with the Platform ?Hormuuz.? When
the three medium transports come out of hyperspace, roughly 16 seconds
after the beginning of the mission, assign them to your three memory
locations. Shortly afterward, the Victory-class Star Destroyer ?Stormhawk?
will enter the battle. The Stormhawk will then launch three TIE
fighters--T/F Alpha--along with three TIE bombers from flight group
Beta. Once the ?Stormhawk? hypes in send all of your power to engines
and attack the incoming fighters. Take as many ships from Alpha
squadron as you can on the first pass, they should be attacking
a Z-95 from Gold squadron, then proceed to take out a few TIE bombers
from Beta. By this time you will notice that the Imperial-class
Star Destroyer ?Rage? has entered the area, it will soon launch
three ships from TIE Fighter group Delta.
Throughout the course of the mission you will be continually pestered
by both groups of TIE fighters. This threat can be easily dealt
with if you are quick enough in destroying them--there are only
12 ships in each group, including TIE Bomber Beta. Once the first
MTRNS has completed its docking operation, usually T-37, a ship
flight of three shielded TIE interceptors from Avenger squadron
will launch--this group also contains twelve fighters in all. Avenger
group will then proceed to attack the medium transports. You cannot
let one MTRNS be destroyed so you must be quick in driving off the
T/Is. When medium transport T-37 gets within two klicks of the ?Rage,?
you will need to fire one of your Mag Pulse torpedoes at the ISD.
If you do not disable the Star Destroyers weaponry, it will easily
destroy the transports, even if you kept Avenger squad off them.
Continue to escort each transport out to its hyper point using
the same methods as mentioned above. TIE bomber Beta, or Assault
Gunboat group Tau that launches after Beta is destroyed, will inevitably
get the platform?s shields down. After the ?Hormuuz?s shields are
out an assault transport and two escort shuttles will launch to
capture it, ignore them and continue to keep the evacuating ships
from being destroyed. The only other thing to worry about is the
shuttle ?Raven,? that will be holding the command staff. The Raven
launches when the shields go down on the ?Hormuuz,? the shuttle
will usually make it into hyperspace safely if there are any medium
transports that have not yet escaped. If the shuttle is the last
thing to leave, you will need to protect the ?Raven? in the same
manner that you used when escorting the medium transports.
Unless you go all out and finish off every group of Imperial fighters,
which is nearly impossible on hard, you will receive an Excellent
Performance ribbon for this mission.
Author: Tony Marco (Kid - Rogue 6)
Strategy: Tony Marco