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Subject: Stealing the Death Star Plans rss

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Map: Residential Area/Cantina from ArmoredCartographer’s Map Pack 3: Desert Invasion



Scenario: Capture the plans. Empire (150 points) sets up within 6 squares of the center of the map. Rebels (200 points) set up on either the east or west edge. Imperial player places the plans on a computer within 6 squares of the center of the map. Plans can be downloaded by landing on the square and using a "replaces attacks" action. Rebels must capture the plans and exit the map with them within 6 rounds. If the character carrying the plans is defeated, the plans are dropped and any other character can pick them up by landing on them. If the Imperial player loses more than half of his characters, 10 points of reinforcements will arrive whenever there is an odd initiative roll. Reinforcements are placed on the side of the map opposite the Rebels.

Rebel Squad:

Kyle Katarn, Rebel Operative 39
Princess Leia 20
General Dodonna 9
General Crix Madine 16
General Rieekan 14
Elite Rebel Commando x2 32
Bothan Commando 16
Rebel Trooper x4
Ugnaught Demolitionist 3
Mouse Droid 3
Rebel Commando Strike Leader 18
R2-D2 with Extended Sensor 9

Imperial Squad:
Imperial Security Officer 20
Admiral Ozzel 11
Arica 31 (Mara Jade)
Elite Scout Trooper x2 26
Stormtrooper x3 15
Shock Trooper 13
Noghri Commando 23
R7 Astromech Droid 8
Ugnaught Demolitionist 3

Rebel informants reported that the Imperial Security Officer on a remote desert planet was bragging to a local that he had read a complete technical readout of the Empire’s rumored Death Star Space Station. Whether he was supposed to have such information or not was irrelevant. What was important was that he simply ran a small office with only a token force, since it was in a small city on a peaceful planet that the Empire did not see as a threat. This provided a prime opportunity for the Rebellion to get its hands on the plans.

For such an important mission, three high-ranking Rebel officers (Madine, Rieekan, and Dodonna) went along. They planned the assault in a small building near the Imperial security post. The Imperial post had been set up in an abandoned warehouse right across the street from the local cantina. The Rebel Commando Strike Leader was the head of a unit consisting of 3 commandos, 4 troopers, and the soon-to-be famous Kyle Katarn. (Plus a communications droid and an ugnaught demolitions expert who provided some technical help, but they mostly tried to avoid the combat.) Princess Leia was supposed to hang back with the officers in the planning room, but she always finds herself in the middle of the action.

The strike force approached the security outpost from the east through an alley just south of the building. As the commandos opened fire on the stormtroopers, missiles flew back at them. Soon a Shock Trooper and a Stormtrooper lay in the streets. An Elite Rebel Commando sliced his way into the door system of the security outpost, temporarily locking in whoever was inside. When the people inside eventually opened the door, it was only open long enough for a commando to gun down the Imperial Security Officer. By that time, the Imperial patrol from the other side of the building (consisting of two Elite Scout Troopers) had engaged the approaching Rebel strike force as well. A Rebel Trooper and more Stormtroopers soon lay in the streets. An Imperial Noghri Commando worked his way through the back alleys looking for the Rebel war room, killing a Bothan Commando along the way, but R2-D2 locked the door to keep the officers safe.

The Rebels got to the door of the outpost and opened it. The Strike Force Leader himself went in to download the data they were looking for. At the same time, the Rebels were surprised to see a red-haired woman who was not in uniform come out the east door of the outpost. They were even more surprised when she bulls-eyed their small MSE communications support droid without even looking at it. It was apparent that she would be more trouble than the Stormtroopers who had already fallen or the Scout Troopers who were hiding in the shadows shooting at them. Fortunately, Kyle Katarn had her in his sights from a doorway. After 3 shots, she fell to the ground unconscious before she could cause any real problems for the Rebels.

The Strike Leader announced over the comlink that the download was done and everyone moved to provide him cover. The Scout Troopers continued to shoot from their hidden positions, to no avail. The Noghri Commando snuck up on Kyle Katarn and drew blood, but ultimately it was a mistake, as Kyle walked away but the Noghri did not. Two more Stormtroopers from across town arrived on the scene late and gave chase as the Rebel strike force made its way back to its ship, which was off the planet as soon as everyone was aboard.

Epilogue: The hologram of a displeased Emperor spoke harshly to Mara Jade. He had foreseen the Rebel attack in meditation, but decided the deployment of the Emperor’s Hand would suffice, and the small force would be less likely to scare off the Rebels, thus resulting in the capture of any high-ranking Rebels that might be part of the assault.

Mara Jade said, "The Imperial Security Officer denied having the plans and in a search of the computer systems we were not able to locate them. However, after the assault, we were able to see that they were in fact there... well-hidden and now stolen. As for an explanation of what happened - quite frankly, Lieutenant Ozzel slowed down our forces. As soon as the ranking officer was killed, Ozzel panicked and our troopers lacked leadership. I put the blame squarely on his shoulders."

"Regardless, my young apprentice, you have demonstrated that you are not ready. You will return for additional training at once, and it will be some time before you receive additional responsibility."

Ozzel began to plot revenge against Mara Jade.
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Nice

Glad to see that the rumor that many bothans died to get the deathstar plans is overstated
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LeZerp wrote:
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Glad to see that the rumor that many bothans died to get the deathstar plans is overstated


I felt obligated to take at least one along with me... he was the only commando that died. Go figure.
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Cool...this is a much more interesting scenario that found in the ultimate missions book. I'll have to try it out.

Was the stealing of the plans expanded upon in any of the EU books/games/comics? Asking mainly to figure out the disposition of the forces and any hero appearances for reenactment/fluff purposes.
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grimbergen wrote:
Cool...this is a much more interesting scenario that found in the ultimate missions book. I'll have to try it out.

Was the stealing of the plans expanded upon in any of the EU books/games/comics? Asking mainly to figure out the disposition of the forces and any hero appearances for reenactment/fluff purposes.


Yes - Kyle Katarn was the star of the Dark Forces video game (1995) and he stole the plans. Interestingly, he stole them from Danuta, which is described as a "barren, brown planet" on wookieepedia. The fact that we played on a desert map was just a coincidence, since I just found that out about Danuta when I looked it up a couple minutes ago. I included Kyle and the Bothan based on canon, but that wasn't mandatory according to the rules we drew up for the mission.

We based this mission on the "generic" missions at the back of the Rebel Storm Ultimate Missions book. It's a 'capture' mission except easier, since the Rebel player had to capture plans instead of an enemy character. The Imperial player selected 3 candidate maps and then the Rebel player selected one of them to 'attack', with the only stipulation being that there had to be a computer pictured within 6 squares of the center of the map.

(Note: Kyle Katarn, Rebel Operative and the Elite Scout Troopers come from the Vsets.)
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Cool, thanks for the details!
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Second part of the campaign (4 planned scenarios):

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/734121/escape-with-the-decry...
 
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