I live in the city of Gulf, on the shores of Lake Water. This fun fact has nothing to do with this badge you're pointing at.
I played Escape from Hoth Mission H1 yesterday and the same question came up. A quick look at several official rule and faq supplements from Fantasy Flight Games answered this. In fact the GR-74 starts the game with full energy.
See the official Epic Tournament rules. Setup, step Nr.8:
Players assign Energy tokens to each of their Huge ships up to its
Otherwise this first mission would have been a disaster for the GR-75. Nevertheless I lost this match btw despite having full energy at the beginning. The Rebel Transport was easily shot to pieces.
Nope. That rule is ONLY for Epic dogfights. It does NOT apply to missions.