Deep in the back of the gaming closet, I rummaged around and found my old "Battle for Endor" expansion set with a huge AT-ST along with the map for the famous shield generator scene from "Return of the Jedi". Since my last game of Star Wars featured a small group of major characters (Darth Vader and Obi Wan) battling it out, I decided to change up and have a large group of minor characters (plus the AT-ST) in a bigger battle. Here's how things turned out.
|Setup with the Rebel forces outside the Shield Generator building in the tree cover.|
|The Scout Trooper makes a break for the Imperial bunker as nearby Rebels fire at them.|
The first turn involved the Rebels fruitlessly attempting to shoot the Imperial Scout Troopers as they tried to make their way into the Imperial bunker but several shots missed and the Scouts found themselves firing back and killing off two Ewoks in quick succession. The smell of burning fur and shrill annoying cries fills the forest air.
|Another Scout Trooper flees from the Rebel commandos hidden in the forest.|
|Stormtroopers inside the bunker assemble and prepare to repel the Rebel attack|
|The AT-ST gets to work|
|Stormtroopers return fire as a Scout Trooper runs for the safety of the bunker.|
|Rebels make a break for it.|
|Rebel forces about to make a break from the forest cover towards the bunker.|
All hell breaks loose as the AT-ST, the Scout Troopers and the Stormtroopers open fire on the Rebels as they approach the bunker. Although the remaining two Rebels on the left flank are killed (thus the entire flank is gone), they take out both Scout Troopers before being eliminated by the AT-ST's twin lasers. The Rebel Commando takes a well placed shot and kills a Stormtrooper. The remaining Imperials gather inside the bunker and prepare to defend it to the last man against the meager attacking forces. It's anyone's call as to who will win this one.
|Imperial forces get ready to defend the bunker as Rebels attempt to enter.|
|Rebel Commando and his pal, Quarren Assassin make their way inside the bunker as Stormtroopers fire at them.|
|AT-ST fires at the droids near the blast doors and eliminates them|
The Stormtrooper and an Imperial Navy Trooper blast away at the two Rebels, confident of their ultimate victory. Unfortunately, both (!) of them roll a "1"'s on a d20 roll to hit. Both Rebels fire back and kill the Stormtrooper. The Navy Trooper gets off one more shot before succumbing to blaster fire from the Quarren Assassin. Both remaining rebels make their way to the Shield Generator room. The Rebel Commando plants the demolitions and a narrow victory goes to the ragtag group of good guys.
|Rebel Commando plants explosive detonators next to the Shield Generator.|