The Battle of Hoth

Written: 2000.07.10
Last revised: 2000.07.27

Objective: Evacuate valuable Rebel personnel and equipment from Echo Base before it's destroyed.

Walkers advance upon Echo Base

Enemy Assets:

  1. A small Imperial flotilla consisting of one Executor-class starship and several ISD's, complete with their fighter complement.

  2. Ground troops and armoured vehicles.

Friendly Assets:

  1. Heavy ground-based ion cannon.

  2. Theatre energy shield.

  3. Several dozen snowspeeders.

  4. A squadron of X-wing fighters.


Could the Federation have succeeded where the Rebellion failed?

Flip side: how would the Federation fare in the Empire's place?

Conclusions: If the Federation were to replace the Rebellion in this battle, they would largely succeed where the Rebels failed, thanks to their transporters. However, in place of the Empire, they would have arrived to find an empty base. I would give the Federation 1 for 2 in this battle.