Desert Sands (19)
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
Events: The Hunt for the Droids, Escape from Mos Eisley
Known Facts (5)
The Hunt for the Droids (5)
Summary
Desert Sands was an Imperial sandtroopers unit that served during the Galactic Civil War. The unit was a specialized desert stormtrooper variant with modified armor and equipment to withstand the harsh climates of desert planets like Tatooine, along with heavy weapons, survival gear, and shoulder pauldrons denoting rank. The unit included mounted Dewback troopers with its regular contingent. In 0 BBY, the unit was ordered to land on Tatooine in a Sentinel-class landing craft, tasked with locating Tantive IV's ejected escape pod to recover the stolen Death Star plans. When Desert Sands located and searched the escape pod, the plans were gone. They did however discover a trail leading away from the crashed pod, as well as evidence that the pod's occupants were droids. The troopers followed the trail through the desert, and discovered that one droid had been intercepted by a Jawa sandcrawler. They eventually tracked down the sandcrawler, where they learned that the droids had been sold to moisture farmers. Desert Sands then attacked the sandcrawler, leaving no survivors. Desert Sands proceeded on to the moisture farm that had purchased the droids. On arrival, the unit failed to find the droids yet again. They blasted the homestead, and murdered its only inhabitants - Owen and Beru Lars.

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Sandtrooper Search Sandtrooper, Sergeant : Tatooone Sandtrooper, Squad Leader : Tatooine Sandtrooper, Corporal : Tatooine Sandtrooper : Desert Sands Detachment A New Hope : Tatooine Desert Set
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Sandcrawler | SoroSuub X-34 Landspeeder | Imperial Sandtrooper | Luke Skywalker

Events (2)

The Hunt for the Droids | Escape from Mos Eisley

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The Hunt for the Droids | Escape from Mos Eisley

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The Hunt for the Droids | Escape from Mos Eisley

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The Hunt for the Droids | Escape from Mos Eisley

Escape from Mos Eisley
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Droid Messengers | Runaway Droid | The Hunt for the Droids

Sandtrooper (69601) Sandtrooper (69808) Sandtrooper (Tatooine Patrol) (84579) Sandtrooper : Tatooine Search (05-12) Sandtrooper (SAGA037) Sandtrooper (Lance, clean) (86830)
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Sandtrooper (69601)
Sandtrooper (69808)
Sandtrooper (Tatooine Patrol) (84579)
Sandtrooper : Tatooine Search (05-12)
Sandtrooper (SAGA037)
Sandtrooper (Lance, clean) (86830)
69601 / 69570
69808 / 69705
84579 / 84445
85492 / 85172
86830 / 85770
86830 / 85770
Imperial Sandtrooper
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Imperial Sandtrooper
Imperial Sandtrooper
Imperial Sandtrooper
Imperial Sandtrooper
Escape from Mos Eisley
Escape from Mos Eisley
The Hunt for the Droids
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The Hunt for the Droids | Escape from Mos Eisley

The Hunt for the Droids
Escape from Mos Eisley
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Sandtrooper (Rifle, dirty) (86830)
Sandtrooper (LCDF)
Sandtrooper (#03)
Sandtrooper (#01)
Sentinel-class Imperial Landing Craft (V.SEN1)
Doubt
86830 / 85770
A6729
A4305 / A4301
A7982 / A4301
V.SEN1
UID00010464
Imperial Sandtrooper
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Imperial Sandtrooper | Mark IV Sentry Droid

Imperial Sandtrooper
Imperial Sandtrooper
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Sentinel-class Landing Craft | Imperial Sandtrooper | Tatooine

Tags (9)

Imperial Sandtrooper | R2-D2 | R2-series Astromech Droid | C-3PO | 3PO-series Protocol Droid | SoroSuub X-34 Landspeeder | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Luke Skywalker | Tatooine

Escape from Mos Eisley
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The Hunt for the Droids | Escape from Mos Eisley

Escape from Mos Eisley
The Hunt for the Droids
The Hunt for the Droids
Escape from Mos Eisley
0798 : Objective : Breaking the Blockade
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0798 : Objective : Breaking the Blockade
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Tags (4)

Imperial Sandtrooper | Millennium Falcon | YT-1300 Light Freighter | Tatooine

Escape from Mos Eisley

Last updated: 07.11.2021 22:18:57