The time of Diplomacy is over. The length of the war and differing opinions on what should be done to bring the war to an end has led to a splintering of the groups involved. The controlling powers-that-be have depleted arsenals and seemed to have exhausted all efforts of diplomacy. Trapped in a stalemate, sub-factions have rebelled and broken off the main alignments. Rebellion is upon us.

A full-fledged expansion to the original, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion draws you even deeper into the galactic struggle for supremacy with appealing new factions, terrifyingly cool new ships of all sizes, enhanced lighting and particle effects for increased visual pleasure and all-new victory conditions.

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About Thrawn's Revenge II: Ascendancy with 11 comments by .Corey. on Mar 31st, 2015

1.0 is going to ship with 2 new factions, being the Empire of the Hand which everyone knew, and the Pentastar Alignment which several people guessed. We always said we wouldn't do the Pentastar Alignment in Ascendancy unless we were able to ensure they weren't just the Remnant with a few different units, despite the pretty significant demand for them. While working on them for Imperial Civil War I was able to track down enough unique Imperial and Republic holdovers to fit them, while also contributing to a unique playstyle to make them worth the faction slot, so here they are. This also entails a few changes to the Remnant which are explained below.

...History...

"The New Republic is still merely the Rebellion, thinly disguised as an official entity. They are outlaws, and they will continue to think and do as such. In the Pentastar Alignment, there will be no tolerance for any Rebel insurrection." - Ardus Kaine

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The Pentastar Alignment is one of the many groups which the Empire fractured into after Palpatine's death, and it would prove to be one of the most resilient and powerful. It was established from Bastion in the New Territories by Grand Moff Ardus Kaine four years after the Battle of Yavin, whose political leadership, although not unchallenged, provided a far more stable alternative to that based on Coruscant. When Palpatine returned to temporarily unite Imperial forces against the New Republic, the Pentastar Alignment ran an initially highly successful campaign into the core, although this success proved short lived as both Palpatine and Kaine were ultimately killed in the conflict. After their deaths the Alignment once again returned to isolation from other Imperial groups, until it was formally annexed into Natasi Daala and Gilad Pellaeon's reunited Empire in 12 ABY. The impact of the Alignment on this new Empire was still quite strong, as Kaine's flagship, the Reaper, became the Imperial flagship under Pellaeon until its destruction at the Battle of Celanon. Bastion also became the new Imperial capital, and the Alignment territory was among the last remaining to the Empire by the time it finally made peace with the New Republic in 19ABY and later joined as a member state of the Galactic Alliance against the invading Yuuzhan Vong armada.

...Unit Rosters...
Subject to change as we go, especially capital ships

Imperial Remnant
Fighters: TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber, TIE Defender, Scimitar Assault Bomber
Light Frigates: Sentinel, Lancer, Carrack, Lambda, Escort Carrier, Strike Cruiser
Heavy Frigates: Dreadnaught, Immobilizer-418, MTC, Victory-I, Victory-II
Capitals: Imperial-I, Imperial-II, Allegiance, Altor, World Devastator
Titans: Executor, Sovereign

Pentastar Alignment
Fighters: TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber, Skipray Blastboat, V-19 Torrent
Light Frigates: Sentinel, Arquitens, Star Galleon, Lambda, Acclamator, Gladiator, Munificent
Heavy Frigates: Venator, Enforcer, Vindicator, Victory-I, Procursator
Capitals: Imperial-I, Imperial-II, Dominator, Secutor, Praetor
Titan: Bellator

Pentastar Titan: Bellator

...Playstyle: An Empire Divided...

In trying to make these two factions have different playstyles and feels, we've essentially tried to emphasize two different aspects of the Empire militarily, which is shown by the unit lists. With the Imperial Remnant, we've shifted more towards the Dark Empire style with a higher emphasis on the titans and superweapons, like the World Devastator and using other ships as support for those. With the Pentastar Alignment, we've focused more on the power being with the fleet itself, with a strong emphasis on fighter support and the strength in numbers philosophy.

Culturally and economically, both will still have a similar Imperial oppression style, however the Remnant will have the techs that open the faction more diplomatically, which the Alignment does not. The Alignment has more of a focus on the economic side, getting access to trade earlier and more easily, and with less emphasis on taxation as the primary income source.

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Mar 26, 2015 Thrawn's Revenge II: Ascendancy Patch 4 comments

Fixes a source of the Imperial credit issue, as well as a few other minor issues.

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Mar 26, 2015 Sins of New Eden Patch 0 comments

I broke the dreads between versions and didnt see em.. heres the fixed versions... Ships affected are both the Revelations and the short range Moros.

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This is the March 25th release of Sins of New Eden, containing the Amarr empire and the very early beginning of Gallente. Many changes made which are...

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Mar 23, 2015 Thrawn's Revenge II: Ascendancy Full Version 20 comments

The Emperor has fallen, and the Empire is in shambles after their defeat at Endor. Can the Rebel Alliance, now reformed as the fledgling New Republic...

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Mar 19, 2015 Star Trek - Reign of Empires Script 6 comments

In den News beschrieb ich eine Lösung Modelle für Rebellion zu exportieren, ohne das zugehörige Maxscript zu nutzen. Hier sind die nötigen Tools dazu-

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GrandAdmiralUehara
GrandAdmiralUehara Feb 15 2013, 3:52am says:

Never played Sins of a Solar Empire, but am an insane fan of EAW. I am a huge fan of RTS strategy games (some of my favorites are EAW, C&C and TPW), and was wondering if you guys think this game is a good buy.

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AUS_Doug Online
AUS_Doug Feb 27 2013, 12:18am replied:

Without a doubt, worth every cent (or pence, or penny, or whatever depending on where you are from)

I often describe this game as everything that EAW could have been.
(And the team behind the EAW mod 'Thrawn's Revenge' are doing a mod for this game. - It's called Ascendancy)
Moddb.com

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GrandAdmiralUehara
GrandAdmiralUehara Mar 18 2013, 1:51pm replied:

Would I have to buy Trinity and Rebellion to have all Sins of a Solar Empire content, or is it all contained in Rebellion?

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AUS_Doug Online
AUS_Doug Mar 20 2013, 10:57pm replied:

Its all included in Rebellion.

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GrandAdmiralUehara
GrandAdmiralUehara Mar 23 2013, 3:30am replied:

Is there any way to get a physical copy of Rebellion? Because I have a very slow internet with a limited bandwidth, so downloading the game directly to my computer is likely not an option for me...

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AUS_Doug Online
AUS_Doug Mar 23 2013, 5:43am replied:

Yep, depending where you live might make a difference though.
I'm in Australia, so I popped into EB Games not long after it came out and bought an actual disc.
(You still have to set up a Steam account which sucks)

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GrandAdmiralUehara
GrandAdmiralUehara Mar 23 2013, 7:30pm replied:

I'm currently in the US, do you know of any stores that sell a physical disk of Rebellion in the US? I already have a Steam account, so that part isn't too bad.

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AUS_Doug Online
AUS_Doug Mar 23 2013, 9:06pm replied:

I'm afraid I don't.
From what I've been able to gather off of various forums around the place, Walmart would be your best bet, but that's just a guess unfortunately.

I'm in the same boat as you (slow internet, poor bandwidth) so I find it really frustrating not being able to play a lot of today's games as so many of them focus only on multi-player.

I wish you luck in finding a copy though, it is a truly brilliant game.

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GrandAdmiralUehara
GrandAdmiralUehara Mar 23 2013, 9:58pm replied:

Figured out that a physical copy of Rebellion is not available in the US (in fact, I think that Australia is the only place to obtain a physical copy). However, I've heard that JB HI-FI both carries a physical copy of Rebellion and ships it internationally, so this might be my answer.

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AUS_Doug Online
AUS_Doug Mar 23 2013, 10:16pm replied:

Excellent news!

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GrandAdmiralUehara
GrandAdmiralUehara Mar 23 2013, 10:28pm replied:

By the way, thank you for the help. I ordered Trinity about a week ago, and it is due Tuesday. The price of Rebellion is a bit steep (with the international shipping), but with my birthday coming soon, I'll probably get it as a present, so no worries. :)

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AUS_Doug Online
AUS_Doug Mar 23 2013, 10:33pm replied:

No problem, always happy to help.
And if you still play EAW at all, I'm working on a mod at the moment - Secrets Of The Venator.
Moddb.com
(Sorry about the shameless self-promotion ;))

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