The 501st Legion

We are Vader's Fist, we are the Five Hundred and First!

The 501st Legion, also known as the 501st Battalion during the Clone Wars and later known as "Vader's Fist" and the Five Hundred and First, was an elite unit of clone troopers commissioned by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during the Clone Wars that later became a stormtrooper unit. Made up of units like Torrent Company, the 501st fought in many battles, such as the Battle of Teth and the Battle of Coruscant, becoming one of the most well-known legions. In 19 BBY, the 501st became Darth Vader's personal unit as he led them during Operation: Knightfall, in which the clones helped take down the Jedi, whom they believed to be traitors to the Republic.

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Following the rise of the Galactic Empire, the 501st transitioned into a stormtrooper unit, like other clone units. Given new armor and weapons, the 501st faithfully served the Empire, operating under the direct command of the Sith Lord Darth Vader. After the Battle of Kamino, the 501st became the last remnant of the Grand Army of the Republic fully composed of Jango Fett clones, as opposed to the ever-growing and more diverse Stormtrooper Corps, where the Fett clones became a minority, with the inclusion of a pool of clones from different templates and birth-born recruits, while others were not clones, but humans from an Imperial academy.

The legion fought in a number of battles during the Galactic Civil War in an effort to defeat the Rebel Alliance and bring peace to the galaxy, although the Alliance ultimately triumphed. Though the 501st was disbanded after the Battle of Endor, the Chiss Grand Admiral Thrawn resurrected the designation by forming a new 501st Legion. He also added more diverse recruits to the 501st, including non-Humans. The reconstituted 501st was stationed in the Unknown Regions, where they protected Thrawn's Empire of the Hand. Over a century later, the legion was in the service of a new Empire, by then under the rule of Emperor Roan Fel.

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Brca95 Apr 16 2014, 7:53pm says:

Hello guys!
Long live the Empire!

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Ringo-Bingo Apr 16 2014, 1:42pm says:

Nice group !
Hail Vader and the 501'st Legion !

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Bisszy4ever Apr 3 2014, 2:16am replied:

Hans Zimmer's "Why Do We Fall?"

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-SRB-Knez Mar 15 2014, 12:46pm says:

Hello guys

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george76 Feb 27 2014, 4:01pm says:

i love how the star wars series is comming back even in mods that were once canceled now come back to life the new clone wars series too and a possible new annimated series about our mortal enemy the rebel allaince plus all of our high hopes of battlefront 3

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Snatch16 Feb 8 2014, 4:37pm says:

Hello all!

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packy21 Feb 12 2014, 10:22am replied:

you will be placed in the dutch division.
soldier count: 4
dutch army soldier count (including reserves): 88.630.
we're getting there.

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george76 Jan 17 2014, 8:12pm says: i was told to put this up for recruitment for a mod its for cnc3 fiy its for the mod scavenger rising as i posted about a couple days ago

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Bisszy4ever Jan 9 2014, 1:29am replied:

Now it is and I will try to keep it active. Updated the members and set a couple of new people to Stormtrooper and feel free to post images and/or videos. Might even update the music but like George76 said The 501st never dies.

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