IA - Return to Hoth Campaign (9)
Basic info

First appearance: FFG Imperial Assault - Return to Hoth
Relations: Hoth (planet)

Summary

Prologue
Grim tidings arrive for the Rebellion; their base upon the surface of Hoth has been discovered. Led by the fearsome Darth Vader, the Empire launches a massive assault upon Rebel forces on the ice planet, ready to crush them once and for all. Barely able to withstand the onslaught, the Rebellion scrambles to evacuate the frigid world and escape the clutches of the Empire once again. As transports and fighters frantically prepare their departure, a few brave Rebel soldiers risk their lives against hopeless odds to buy them precious seconds...
Prelude
The massive Imperial forces were approaching Echo Base, the main shield generator was about to be destroyed. Small squads of Imperials already breached defensive lines and were attacking evacuating Rebel personnel. The team of Rebel operatives were defending smaller faltering shield generator which was meant to provide cover for Rebel pilots. The pilots were effectively pinned down by Imperial fire from outside the base, and the only way to cover their run for the ships was to increase shield power. Lead operative quickly assessed shield's status, and it didn't look that bad - if a couple of auxillary power stations will be put online to provide necessary power. The team quickly found the location of all four power stations. They reached first one and activated it. They have ran to the second one, but a thundering blast sent them sprawling to the ground and its source, a fearsome Imperial scout tank, charged in their direction from outside of the base. The operatives dove for cover and started to exchange blast with the tank and supporting snowtroopers. It took them several minutes to finally disable the tank and they ran toward second power station. The reached it, but as soon as one of the operatives keyed the activation sequence, the power station blown up throwing all operatives to the ground. Fortunately for them no one was killed but all sustained minor wounds. The snowtroopers catched up and started the attack, the operatives ducked for cover again and returned fire. They noticed that another soldier in Rebel garb with grim scarred face was running toward them, but they disn't have time to celebrate, because he opened fire not at snowtroopers, but at operatives. Whoever he was, he wasn't definitely on their side. But the reinforcements finally came, a couple of Rebel troopers joined the fray and quickly thrown back the Imperials. The operatives waved their thanks to the troopers and run toward next power stations hoping that it won't blow up into their faces. The base heaters finally gave out and the temperature started to decrease fast. For next several minutes the operatives activated two more power stations and heard reassuing mechanical hum told them that secondary shield was back online. They quickly returned to where they started, noticing that the pilots were already running off toward their fighters and transports protected by fully powered shield generator.
Aftermath
The wave of evacating craft was met on the way to the rendezvous point by TIE fighters and was forced to divert course. The evacuees eventually found refuge in the nearby Ison system, on a planet of the same name. A mostly desolate planet, the evacuees found refuge in a mountain village called Haven, led by a man Zotho Benex, a Rebellion sympathizer.In the weeks following the battle, the situation grows dire. The loss of Captain Solo at Cloud City has devastated morale, and the Empire continues to expand its reach.

Known members or units

IA - Defense of Haven
IA - Return to Echo Base
IA - Rescue Ops
IA - One Step Behind
IA - The Destruction of Haven
IA - Our Last Hope

Related organizations, units, characters and technologies

Dengar

Complete list

Return to Hoth Rulebook (SWI19) Disaster Home Front One Step Behind Our Last Hope Rescue Ops
Imperial Assault Miniature Game : Manuals
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Return to Hoth Rulebook (SWI19)
Disaster
Home Front
One Step Behind
Our Last Hope
Rescue Ops
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IA - Defense of Haven | IA - Return to Echo Base | IA - Rescue Ops | IA - One Step Behind | IA - The Destruction of Haven | IA - Our Last Hope | Know Your Enemy | Constant Vigilance | Preventative Measures

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Rebel Alliance Hoth Trooper | IA - The Destruction of Haven | Ison | DF.9 anti-infantry battery

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Imperial Snowtrooper | IA - Defense of Haven | Ison

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Ithorian | Sullustan | Duro | IA - One Step Behind

IA - Our Last Hope
IA - Rescue Ops
I believe that the art depicts Choza Raabat, Jedi from Old Republic times. To be confirmed later.
[Original art]
Return to Echo Base The Last Line White Noise
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KDY DSS-02 Shield Generator | Hoth (planet) | IA - Return to Echo Base

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AT-AT | IA - The Destruction of Haven | Ison

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Rebel Alliance Hoth Trooper | IA - Defense of Haven | Ison



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