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Evacuation of Yavin
[1]
Conflict

Galactic Civil War[1]

Date

0.5 ABY[1] (35:9 GrS)[5]

Place

Yavin 4[1]

Outcome
  • Destruction of Rebel base[1]
  • Most Rebel forces evacuated successfully[1]
Combatants

Alliance to Restore the Republic[1]

Galactic Empire[1]

Commanders
Strength
Casualties
  • Many Rebel ships, their crews, and their complements
  • Heavy infantry losses
  • Heavy ground casualties
  • Griff[1]

[Hide][Source]::"Luke Skywalker had done the impossible; the Death Star was destroyed. But the Empire would not take such a blow lightly. The counter attack on Yavin 4 hit us like lightning. The Alliance would have to evacuate, or be wiped out. "

X2[src]

The Evacuation of Yavin was a battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire that took place six months after the Battle of Yavin in 0 ABY. It was to be the final clash of the long siege of the moon before the Alliance base was evacuated.

ContentsEdit

[show] :*1 The battle


"Luke Skywalker had done the impossible; the Death Star was destroyed. But the Empire would not take such a blow lightly. The counter attack on Yavin 4 hit us like lightning. The Alliance would have to evacuate, or be wiped out. "
X2[src]

The Evacuation of Yavin was a battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire that took place six months after the Battle of Yavin in 0 ABY. It was to be the final clash of the long siege of the moon before the Alliance base was evacuated.

ContentsEdit

[show] *1 The battle

The battleEditEdit

"The surprise is mine, bucketheads!"
Jan Dodonna before the destruction of the main base[src]

<img src="http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070318191061/starwars/images/thumb/3/3f/Yavin_base_destroyed.jpg/180px-Yavin_base_destroyed.jpg" width="180" height="187" class="thumbimage" />A Rebel base destroyed.Rebel forces under Admiral Gial Ackbar engaged Imperial ships at three locationsKil'aar, Pinoora, and the Vallusk Cluster—in order to trick the Imperial blockade into diverting ships to reinforce the attacked positions, leaving a space open for the Rebel fleet to go into hyperspace.

However, the completed Executor finally arrived at Yavin 4 with Lord Vader's Death Squadron fleet, as well as elements of the personal fleet of Baron Tagge, and the battle began. During the assault, the Empire launched an array of vehicles including A5 Juggernauts and AT-STs. TIE Fighters and TIE/sa Bombers would shell the jungle area. <img src="http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081219173209/starwars/images/thumb/0/09/Griffschase.jpg/180px-Griffschase.jpg" width="180" height="71" class="thumbimage" />Griff chases the Rebel fleet.Dodonna evacuated the base's fighters and transports though he refused to evacuate himself until everyone had left. Lord Vader personally led an attack on the main Rebel base, but he was caught in a fight with the Rebel forces from two other bases, Falcon base and Raven base. However, with the assistance of TIE Bombers, he managed to destroy them both. A smaller Imperial force had pushed their way through to the Massassi Temple. However, Commander Col Serra and his newly created fighting force, Renegade Squadron, pushed back the Imperials and set up a perimeter. During this offensive, however, an Imperial scout trooper infiltrated the temple and stole Alliance communications logs. Renegade Squadron hunted down the unlucky trooper, and brought the logs back to the temple. They then proceeded to destroy databanks with sensitive information to prevent them from falling into Imperial hands. Then, the main Imperial forces approached the Massassi Base. Darth Vader and his troops destroyed all outer defenses, including anti-air turrets, allowing TIE bombers to make a run on the Great Temple. Meanwhile, the general planted several concussion charges that decimated a whole squadron of TIE/sa Bombers. It was believed that he had died in action, though it was later revealed he had been captured and imprisoned in the Star Dreadnought Lusankya. <img src="http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090222062829/starwars/images/thumb/a/a0/Griffs%27sdeath.jpg/250px-Griffs%27sdeath.jpg" width="250" height="101" class="thumbimage" />Griff's fateMany of the surviving Rebels eventually made their way to a trio of bases, including Tak Base on Talay, Ring Base on an asteroid belt, and Thila Command on Thila. Shortly afterward Luke discovered an ice world called Hoth. He suggested that a command center for the Alliance, could be established there if necessary[6]. One year later, the Rebels where forced to evacuate the three worlds, taking refuge on Hoth, beginning the construction of a new base.

Behind the scenesEditEdit

"The destruction of the Death Star is a tremendous victory, but several Imperial garrisons escaped the blast and their escape pods have crashed on the planet. They have combined their ranks and are moving on our base to attack. We must finish off the Imperials before our celebration can truly begin."
―Admiral Ackbar briefing the player before the mission

In the 2001 video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Mara Jade can be spotted on the game map during the battle. After she is spotted, Vader exclaims "What's this?!" and Jade leaves on a Sentinel-class landing craft. However, since it is required to use cheat codes to see her, her appearance is likely an easter-egg and it's canon status is dubious.

A seeming continuity error was created by Imperial Spy, which placed Q-7N at the Evacuation of Yavin and the preceding evacuation preparation. This clashes with Star Wars Missions 20: Total Destruction, which shows Q-7N's destruction, and, subsequently, the Rebels returning to Yavin Four. However, in Imperial Spy, Q-7N does not appear in the last set of frames, which show the Rebels after the evacuation. It is possible that the events of the final Missions arc took place during the events of Imperial Spy, though this has not been confirmed. However, it is also possible that Imperial Spy shows an entirely different event, after which the Rebels returned to Yavin.

AppearancesEditEdit

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