Battle of Hoth

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Battle of Hoth
Hoth ATATs.jpg
Conflict:

Galactic Civil War

Date:

3 ABY

Location:

Hoth

Result:

Imperial victory

Combatants

Galactic Empire

Commanders
  • General Rieekan
Forces
Losses
  • Most Rebel ground forces killed
  • Many assets captured
  • One Star Destroyer damaged
  • Two AT-ATs destroyed
  [Source]

The battle of Hoth was a major defeat for the Rebel Alliance in the Galactic Civil War.

History

Following the destruction of the first Death Star, the Rebel Alliance relocated their base of operations from Yavin IV to the uninhabited planet Hoth.

Imperial probe droids eventually located the base, and a fleet led by Darth Vader -- composed of several Imperial Star Destroyers led by the Executor -- moved in to destroy the base. The Rebels activated a planetary shield system that prevented the Imperial fleet from directly bombarding the base, forcing the Empire to deploy Stormtroopers and AT-AT Walkers to approach under the shield to eliminate that defense.

The battle was a major defeat for the Rebellion, costing them a great deal in equipment and manpower in their hasty evacuation of the base.

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