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Battle of Hoth
Part of the Galactic Civil War

A formation of AT-AT walkers approaching Echo Base at Hoth.
Date 3 ABY
Location Echo Base, Hoth
Result Imperial victory, destruction of Echo Base, almost the complete destruction of the rebel base military command
Combatants
Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance
Commanders
Admiral Piett
General Veers
Darth Vader
General Carlist Rieekan
Princess Leia
Luke Skywalker
Strength
9 AT-AT walkers
Several AT-ST walkers
Several AT-AR walkers
Several AT-PT walkers
Snowtroopers
E-Web Repeating blasters
Death Squadron Imperial-class (Mark II) Star Destroyers
Super Star Destroyer Executor
Presumed TIE squadrons
3 Y-85 Titan dropships
total ground strength-12,000
9 Snowspeeders (Rogue Squadron)
Rebel infantry
Several P-Tower Anti-Vehicle Artillery pieces
Several DF.9 Anti-Infantry Batteries (turrets)
Dozens of Repeating Blasters
Gun Sleds
X-Wings
1 KDY v-150 Planetary ion cannon
Theatre Shield
30 GR-45 Medium Transports
Millennium Falcon
total strength-2,000-3000
Casualties
Three AT-ATs plus two Star Destroyers disabled and light infantry casualties 52 KIA, 142 WIA, 0 MIA 17 of 30 starships plus massive infantry losses and all Snowspeeders 1,200-2,000 KIA, 700 - 1,000 captured, about a hundred MIA and several hundred WIA
Major battles of the Galactic Civil War
Yavin - Hoth - Bespin - Endor

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Finse, Norway was used as the location for the fictional Hoth in the movie. Finse is an area in the Ulvik municipality of Hordaland. ...

Contents

Prelude

After the Battle of Yavin, with the Death Star destroyed, Darth Vader became obsessed with finding Luke Skywalker and the hidden Rebel Headquarters Base. One of the later strategies he used was to send probe droids to a number of systems. One of them made its way to Hoth. Upon discovering a structure on the planet, it reported in. In fact, it was the best lead the Imperial Fleet had found at that point, Fleet Admiral Kendal Ozzel dismissed it, believing it might be smugglers or some other group. Vader overruled Ozzel's decision, certain the Rebels were hiding there. Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... Admiral Kendal Ozzel 43 BBY-3 ABY is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ...


The initial assault was met with some misgivings by various Imperial officers. They may have preferred a surprise attack with limited long-range orbital bombardment to destroy any gun emplacement, spacecraft and supplies — and then sweep in to capture the survivors. It was this plan that appeared to have the endorsement of Lord Vader, and seemed to be the original battle strategy. But Admiral Ozzel exited hyperspace too close to the star system, and Rebel early warning sensors detected the fleet. The theatre shield protecting Echo Base was activated, precluding any bombardment. Darth Vader executed Ozzel for his incompetence and promoted Firmus Piett, then-captain of the Executor, to Admiral. Vader then changed the battle plan, and ordered General Veers to begin the surface assault with his elite 501st Legion and Veers Blizzard Force Team. The 501st Legion participated in the ground assault as well as the naval blockade. Veers Blizzard Force Team consisted only of one mechanized division with minimum infantry involvement, but it was this division that pushed the primary assault to destroy the Rebels' primary shield generators. The Rebel Alliance never planned to win the battle. Its strategy was to commence a rearguard action: the battle only intended to buy as much time as possible for evacuation. As soon as the Imperial Fleet was detected, General Rieekan gave the order to raise the shield and begin the evacuation. Evacuation was used by using three transports, it was escorted by a couple of X-wings. Fleet Admiral Firmus Piett is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, played by Kenneth Colley in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ...


This plan had been formulated in advance, with tow-cables outfitted onto the Rebels Snowspeeders due to anticipation that the main portion of the Imperial surface force would consist of 9 AT-ATs. The Blizzard Walkers employed heavy reflective armor that prevented laser shots, missiles, heavy and light turret fire, so the Rebels used their tow cables to wrap up the legs of the AT-ATs and trip them. The first five Blizzard Walkers began the assault in formation, while the remaining walkers were spread out only to provide rear cover for the primary assault force by taking out aircraft, infantry and gun emplacements. Commander Luke Skywalker served as Rogue Leader for the defending squadron of snowspeeders, Rogue Squadron. His aircraft was shot down but he survived the crash.


As the retreat began Luke and R2-D2 fled to the forgotten swamp world of Dagobah. Meanwhile, Han Solo and his Wookiee friend Chewbacca flew to Cloud City. Dagobah is both a planet and the system in which it resides, in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Cloud City is a fictional floating city on Bespin, a planet in the Star Wars universe which appears in the film The Empire Strikes Back. ...


Battle of Hoth

The Imperial forces consisted of at nine AT-ATs and several AT-STs as well as ground troops. According to the Inside the Worlds of The Original Trilogy factbook, the force also included a number of AT-AR and AT-PT walkers. This Imperial Force was deployed by 3 Y-85 Titan Dropships; though the dropships did not appear in The Empire Strikes Back, they were mentioned in the ITW: OT factbook. The Rebels employed "snowspeeders" (modified T-47 Speeders), led by Luke Skywalker, and they had trench lines of anti-vehicle artillery and anti-personnel batteries (turrets) to fight a delaying action. The All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT), also called the Imperial Walker, was a major part of the Galactic Empires army in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... All Terrain Scout Transports are bipedal war machines used by the Galactic Empire in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars ground vehicles, including tanks, landspeeders, and assault units. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, the AT-PT (All Terrain Personal Transport) is a single seat light anti-infantry walker developed and used during the latter years of the Old Republic era. ... In the fictional Star Wars, the Walker Dropship or the Y-85 Titan dropship and AT Barge was an important vehicle used to deploy AT-ATs and AT-STs into planetary systems. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ...


The Rebel troops discovered that their anti-infantry turrets and anti-vehicle batteries were unable to pierce the Imperial armour. The T-47 snowspeeder squadron, also finding their blasters ineffective, used their rear tow cables to wrap around the AT-ATs' legs, tripping them up and destroying them in the process. Furthermore, in an act that centered out the Emperor's concern of him being a growing potential threat as a Jedi Knight, Luke single-handedly destroyed another by grappling up to the AT-AT's belly and throwing a concussion grenade in its power cells. Despite the escape of all senior personnel, the loss in material and men proved a disaster for the Rebel Alliance and the Empire had won its second major strategic victory after the destruction of the Death Star. This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ...


The elite snowtroopers, part of Lord Vader's elite 501st Legion ("Vader's Fist"), were attached to the Blizzard Force Team, assigned to Major General Maximillian Veers and the Imperial Navy. This stormtrooper battalion was well trained in combat on snow-covered worlds as well to be able to perform their missions as quickly as possible while employing anti-guerrilla tactics, which proved lethal to the Rebellion. A snowtrooper at the Battle of Hoth. ...


The Imperial assault was primarily aimed at destroying the Rebels' primary power generators. This would shut down the theatre shield protecting the base from orbital bombardment. General Maximilian Veers led the assault and crushed the Rebels' defenses, later, he destroyed the power generators. Once that had succeeded, Imperial forces could then deploy snowtroopers into Echo Base itself. Major General Maximilian Veers was the Imperial General who led the assault on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. ...


Approximately thirty GR-45 Medium Transports belonging to the Rebel Alliance, along with the Millennium Falcon, managed to take off but seventeen transports were destroyed by the Imperial naval squadron blockading the planet. The Falcon escaped by hiding in an asteroid field. The Millennium Falcon is a fictional spacecraft in the Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee firstmate, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). ...


The battle was not without loss for the Empire: Imperial-class Star Destroyer Tyrant was disabled and heavily damaged by the planetary ion cannon, three AT-ATs were destroyed, along with some of their troops, by the Rebels and more were lost to the treacherous ice floes giving way. Despite forcing the Rebels to flee, they were unable to destroy all of the fleeing ships and Lord Vader failed in what he considered a primary objective, capturing Luke Skywalker. An icebreaker navigates some through young (1 year) sea ice Sea ice is formed from ocean water that freezes. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ...


It is not surprising the Battle of Hoth was the last in which Luke Skywalker would serve the Rebel Alliance as squad-leader. Many of the casualties suffered by the Alliance, particularly pilots from Rogue Group, were sustained as a result of Skywalker's ill-considered attack strategy of sending his aircraft directly against the front of the AT-AT formation, from which position the Rebel pilots were exposed to massed firepower from the Imperial AFVs. Considering the lack of aft-facing armaments and slow speed of AT-ATs, it would have made better tactical sense for the Rebel squadron to rally around - and attack from - the rear of the Imperial forces. Skywalker apparently never realised his tactical blunder since, even after several Alliance aircraft were lost and he himself was shot down during repeated frontal attacks against AT-ATs, he gave no orders to the remaining aircraft to change their direction of approach. In fact, during the last stages of the battle, combat footage shows an AT-AT shooting down one of the few remaining aircraft from Rogue Group, which was attempting yet another head-on attack run. It is likely, then, that Skywalker's detour to Dagobah immediately after the battle was as much a way for him to avoid the ire of Rebel commanders as it was to locate Yoda.


Other media

The novelization of The Empire Strikes Back had an alternate conclusion to the battle where the mortally wounded Hobbie Klivian rams his speeder into Veers's AT-AT, "killing" them both. In later Expanded Universe titles, both Veers and Hobbie appear post-Hoth alive and well. A novelization (or novelisation in British English) is a work of fiction that is written based on some other media story form rather than as an original work. ... The Rogue Squadron crest Rogue Squadron is a fictional starfighter squadron in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The full Battle of Hoth explained here showed much more devastating losses for the Rebel Alliance than what was seen in the movie The Empire Strikes Back; particularly since the movie showed none of the evacuating transports getting destroyed.


In the Expanded Universe timeline of battles, the Battle of Hoth occurred before Gall and after Thyferra. The Battle of Gall was a conflict initiated by members of the Rebel Alliance in 3 ABY, during the search for Boba Fett and his carbon-frozen prisoner, Han Solo. ... The Battle of Thyferra was a fictional battle in the videogame Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. ...


In the video game Star Wars Battlefront II, the very last level of the campaign is called Our Finest Hour. The level allows the player to take control of the Empire in the Battle of Hoth. In this level, the Empire destroys the Rebels' last transport, and finally the Rebels did not retreat. Later then, the Rebellion is destroyed once and for all. The only Rebels that escaped were the ones in the Millennium Falcon, but that was not enough to start a second Rebellion. While this is the apparent ending of the game, it should be noted that during opening montage for the level the storyteller says that the vision for victory "might only have been mirage." This could be interpreted in the way that the stormtroopers only thought they had crushed the Rebellion and believed that order had been restored to the galaxy once and for all. Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Star Wars: Battlefront II is a video game set to be released in November of 2005 for PC, Xbox, PSP, and PlayStation 2. ... The Millennium Falcon is a fictional spacecraft in the Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee firstmate, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). ...


The online film site atomfilms.com has a video entitled "Starwars: Battle for Hoth"[1], which tells the story of the Hoth battle in the style of a real historical documentary, complete with historic quotes, pictures, interviews with "experts" on the subject, and writings from participants on both sides. Despite the comedic and parody intent of the authors, the video is an accurate depiction of events that took place in the film.


In "Tales of the Bounty Hunters", a compilation of stories of the galaxy's most dangerous Hunters in their search for Han Solo and Chewbacca,4-Lom and Zuckuss damaged an escaping Rebel transport, bringing the total of captured ships to 17. After their meeting onboard the Executor with Darth Vader, the two used their ship, the Mist Hunter, to originally capture Rebel Controller Toryn Farr, her sister, and several other highly sought-after Rebel bounties, but because of Zuckuss' weak lungs were forced to transport the 100+ survivors to a Rebel sympathetic planet. This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are bounty hunters. ...


Trivia

In an issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, a reporter asked one of the makers of Battlefront 2 if it were "possible to make a Star Wars game without a Hoth level." Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American video game magazine. ... Star Wars: Battlefront II is a video game released in North America on November 1, 2005 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, and the PlayStation 2. ...


References

  • Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

External links

  • Official Star Wars Website

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The battle was not without loss for the Empire: at least one Star Destroyer was damaged, several AT-ATs were destroyed by Rebel defenders and more lost to the treacherous ice floes giving way.
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