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.

Report article RSS Feed May the 4th be with you!

We've got lots of exciting things to show you/tell you about on Star Wars Day!

Posted by rocknroll237 on May 4th, 2013

NEWS FLASH: Our very own website has now been launched!

May the 4th be with you fellow BattleCry fans!

We have some awesome stuff to show you guys today.

Before we get onto the juicy stuff though, I would like to take the time to say goodbye to long time 2D artist 411remnant and 3D artist Gertmanus - his stay was brief, but we wish him luck in his new job!

Important announcements:

  • Web designer Mandosis has spent approximately 3 months getting our website sorted, and we're all pleased to say that it is now live! Check it out at
  • We have a new look on moddb and and we will be changing our headers/profile pictures on facebook and twitter soon
  • We're digging the support on Facebook, we now have >1400 likes! We also have >200 Twitter followers including Tony Dyson ‏ @AnthonyDyson, the guy who built R2-D2!
  • Thanks go out to Darren over at for interviewing us: and we'd also like to thank devsmalltalk for interviewing our modeller Deforges a few weeks ago:

As always, we've managed to recruit some new members who will be creating some awesome things over the next few months:

  • 'Varegg' (3D artist, the new gun man in town)
  • 'Erica Szalkowski' (2D artist)
  • 'Javid Ali' (animator)
  • 'Nima Dh' (animator)
  • 'Richard Goulet' (sound artist)
  • 'Justin S' (also a sound artist)
Now, here's what you've all been waiting for, our beautiful screenshots!

3D modeller Sharkybg has been hard at work making the interior for our kick-ass Snowspeeder:

Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire
Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire
New 3D modeller Varegg made this amazing E-11 blaster in just a couple of days:

Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire
Last, but certainly not least, the master of 3D characters, Ande, has made the iconic Fleet Trooper, ready and primed for space action!

Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire

In other news:

Sound artists Calum (tunednoise) and Altureus have been polishing up hundreds of voice overs (a HUGE task) and we'll do our best to get some of them out to you guys via moddb and our website.

Sharkybg has recently added new interior sections to Hoth which look awesome and will add an interesting gameplay element to the map. More on this later!

That's all for now folks,

We hope you had/have a good day! The BattleCry team.

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Dieger May 4 2013, 10:24pm says:

oh mah god yes

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HTRK74JR May 4 2013, 10:58pm says:

Keep up the awesome job!

can not wait to play the beat sometime in the next couple of years hopefully!

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KorbisBarkly May 5 2013, 12:19am says:

Great job on the site.

Although is it just me, or are the servers busy? :P

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rocknroll237 Author
rocknroll237 May 5 2013, 4:38am replied:

A lot of people from reddit are viewing it, that's why! :P

+4 votes   reply to comment May 5 2013, 12:44am says:

everything here has great detail and looks epic because of it :D, well-done to all those who where part of building these things they look amazing as always :D

those snow-speeder interiors look so good already, looking forward to seeing complete versions :O

+5 votes     reply to comment May 5 2013, 12:46am says:

also .. will this be Oculus-rift compatible? or do we have to wait for Cry-engine to integrate it? (is that how it works?)

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I_am_a_Spoon May 5 2013, 1:16am says:

Oh god, did you guys wait for the 4th JUST to make that pun? I'm so... proud. :')

That trooper looks insane, especially the jacket and helmet.

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MARIECHEN-RULEZ! May 5 2013, 4:09am says:


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evgenidb May 5 2013, 2:43pm says:

Just visited the official website: www.­swbattlecry.­com and saw the pool for weapon customization.

I choose neither of the three options ("Yes", "No", and "I don't care"). My choice will go for Rebels to have weapon customization (as well as other types of customizations), while the Imperials don't get customization. You could probably balance this by making the Imperials more accurate or give them generally good weapons/armor (which they should have, anyway), or more ammo, or advantage in numbers or tech. Or give them the option of choosing a bonus for the battle (like in the Battlefront 1 & 2).

At least In Universe point of view it makes sense - usually the Imperials were better equipped, had advantage in numbers, etc. The Rebels are usually the more stealthy type - ambushes, sabotages, hit and run tactics...

Hopefully tricks like this would differentiate a little more the two opposing teams and give each one of them more unique feel and need for different tactics. When I played the BF 1&2 the gameplay for all factions were the same to me - something quite boring if only the visuals change but not the "feel".

Any comments?

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Schlechtwetterfront May 5 2013, 5:24pm replied:

Please post that on the new forums, that's a better place to discuss such things.

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evgenidb May 6 2013, 4:07pm replied:

Which Forum? This one:
or this one:

Which is your main Forum?

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rocknroll237 Author
rocknroll237 May 6 2013, 4:44pm replied:

They're both the same text but we're thinking of making the moddb forum redundant to make things easier to manage.

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evgenidb May 6 2013, 4:47pm replied:

OK. Thanks.

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