Brentaal Campaign (4ABY) (6)
Basic info
First appearance: Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron : In the Empire's Service
Relations: Brentaal IV
Summary
The Battle of Brentaal IV, also known as the Battle of Brentaal, the siege of Brentaal, and the Battle for Brentaal, was one of the first major engagements between the New Republic and the Galactic Empire, approximately nine months after the Battle of Endor. With the Core Worlds Recopia and Ralltiir supporting the New Republic, the Provisional Council began to look toward liberating more of the Core, with an eye toward eventually taking Coruscant itself. Following a reconnaissance by Rogue Squadron, the planet Brentaal IV was chosen as a target of the Republic's offensive. The Empire, headed by Imperial Grand Vizier Sate Pestage, struggled to hold itself together, threatened both by internal discontent and the fragmenting of their military force into individual warlord holdings. To appease the Cabal, a wealthy and politically connected faction whose members all had investments on the world, Pestage vowed to hold Brentaal IV at all costs.
The New Republic hit the world in force, with Admiral Ackbar in command of the task force, supported by Rogue Squadron and Aggressor Wing. Due to tactical ineptness on the part of Imperial Admiral Lon Isoto, the Republic forces were able to successfully take the Brentaal IV moonbase. Further operations allowed the Republic forces to establish a presence on the planet itself, in the city of Oradin, although at a cost - the 181st Imperial Fighter Group, led by Colonel Baron Soontir Fel, had reinforced Brentaal IV. Despite their presence, however, it became clear that Brentaal IV was lost to the New Republic. Director of Imperial Intelligence Ysanne Isard ordered an evacuation of Brentaal IV, sending ships from Coruscant to rescue the wealthy and influential citizens. Fearing that the evacuation would strip Brentaal of its wealth, New Republic forces mobilized to stop the escape. During the battle, Baron Fel was captured by New Republic forces, and Brentaal IV came under firm New Republic control with the withdrawal of Imperial forces.
The fallout from the loss of Brentaal IV further split the political leaders of the Empire, mainly due to the plotting of Director Isard. During the course of the Brentaal campaign, she had successfully isolated Pestage and the Cabal from one another, and convinced each party that the other was ultimately to blame for the loss of the planet. Pestage, aware that Isard coveted the throne for herself, began to seek ways to save himself - including dealing with the New Republic - while the Cabal began to plot Pestage's overthrow. For the New Republic, the liberation of the planet was a significant tactical victory that strengthened their foothold in the Core, and even enlisted the services of Baron Fel, who defected to the New Republic in exchange for assistance in locating his wife.

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See also
Known members or units
Reconnaissance of Brentaal IV (4AVY)
Establishing A Beachhead (4 ABY)
Evacuation of Brentaal IV (4ABY)
Related organizations
181st Imperial Fighter Wing
Alpha Squadron (181st)
Rogue Squadron
Aggressor Wing
Related units, characters and technologies
Antilles, Wedge
Isard, Ysanne
Celchu, Tycho
Estillo, Isplourrdacartha
Fel, Soontir
Janson, Wes
Phennir, Turr
Salm, Horton
Lorrir
Complete list
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Star Wars Omnibus
The Official Star Wars Fact File
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The Official Star Wars Fact File
The Official Star Wars Fact File
X-Wing Rogue Squadron, Volume 3
TIE Interceptor (V.TIE7)
TIE Flight Manoeuvres (V.TIE15)
T-65 X-Wing (V.XWI3)
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Incom T-65 X-Wing Starfighter | R2-series Astromech Droid | Rebel Alliance Pilot | TIE Fighter | Rogue Squadron | TIE Interceptor | Antilles, Wedge | 181st Imperial Fighter Wing | Fel, Soontir | Red Squadron | Skywalker, Luke | R2-D2

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BTL Y-Wing Starfighter | Aggressor Wing | Ciutric IV | Salm, Horton | Rebel Alliance Pilot | TIE Interceptor | 181st Imperial Fighter Wing | Brentaal IV | R2-series Astromech Droid | Fel, Soontir | Gold Squadron (Rebel Alliance) | Vander, Jon 'Dutch' | Gray Squadron

Events (5)

Reconnaissance of Brentaal IV (4AVY) | Evacuation of Brentaal IV (4ABY) | Establishing A Beachhead (4 ABY) | Evacuation of Ciutric (5ABY) | Meeting of Provisional Council (5ABY)

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Battle of Phaeda | Evacuation of Brentaal IV (4ABY)

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Strike at Incom Facility | Evacuation of Brentaal IV (4ABY)

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Evacuation of Brentaal IV (4ABY) | Battle of Yavin

Events (3)

Battle of Yavin | Evacuation of Brentaal IV (4ABY) | Reconnaissance of Brentaal IV (4AVY)

Events (6)

Evacuation of Ciutric (5ABY) | Evacuation of Brentaal IV (4ABY) | Establishing A Beachhead (4 ABY) | Battle of Yavin | Battle over Endor | Endor Campaign (ROTJ)

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