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.

Hey all! Time for a new update to get you guys excited for the mod :) Don't worry we may not have many updates, but we are working slowly.

Posted by The_Darker_Side on Sep 5th, 2012

Hey! Its been a while since the last update, so we got some news for you.

As you know, school has started for most of us. And mod progress has been reduced a little bit due to that, however we are still trucking along. We have put a decent sized dent in our model list regarding units. And we are still waiting on getting them all skinned and rigged.

And as a taste of that, we are going to give you a little peak at one of our units :)

Trade Federation Cruiser

This is the Trade Federation Cruiser. It is seen in Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter. It appeared on the level where you had to defend a cannon being built on Lok's moon. The model was made by Holybeast and textures are by Mobius13.

I kind of feel bad that I am mainly focusing on CIS units, and not Republic ones at the moment. Sorry Republic fans! You'll get to see some Clones and Acclamators in action soon enough ;)

Anyways, I believe that is it for now. Sorry it wasn't much. However, I want YOU, yes YOU, to vote on something. The design of the Munificent. Would you like it to look like:

Episode III style


or Star Wars: The Clone Wars style


The choice is yours! Enjoy!

(Leader) The_Darker_Side
(Co-Leader) PatrickKosick

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ALECOS Sep 5 2012 says:

clone wars style i like the blue and gray

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501stcaptainrex Sep 5 2012 says:

EP3 style.

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taliskyrim Sep 5 2012 says:

ep3 definitly

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Mobius13 Sep 5 2012 says:

EP3! Everyone is doing the blue and grey.

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Sooner535 Sep 5 2012 says:


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helgish Sep 5 2012 says:

EP3...something different for a change.

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TheUnabridgedGamer Sep 5 2012 says:

Anything but Fiolini's CW style

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packy21 Creator
packy21 Sep 6 2012 says:

i prefer episode 3 because it loooks cooler. i like the clone wars but everything from the cis is blue. like the droids are programmed to be a little faggy

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Super_battle_droid Sep 6 2012 replied:

Hey!! thanks for that *loads cannon*

BTW EP3 is better for changing up the textures but I have to say it will stand out.

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Larry-3 Creator
Larry-3 Sep 6 2012 says:

Oh blast I'm not to good with the Clone Wars. If I had to make a suggestion though I'd say draw elements from both. You could have the dorsal side be Clone Wars like and the front side of the hull where the armor plates slide out could be Revenge of the Sith-like. I remember Revenge of the Sith took place in the last month of the war so maybe that version would be like an upgraded version, and I only seen season 1 and 2 of the Clone Wars but it looked like it was in the beginning of the war so maybe the blue-er verse could be a weaker version for the early half of the war.

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Foxhounde Sep 6 2012 says:

Clone wars colors look better.

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Mace-Windu Creator
Mace-Windu Sep 6 2012 says:

the Clone Wars one is cool and all but everyone uses it so i say ep 3

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EclipseStardestroyer Sep 6 2012 says:

I would say go for the Ep 3 design. It looks more menacing and authentic.

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Cody17 Sep 6 2012 says:

Go Episode 3 looks more real unlike the clone wars which is more cartoonish

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nowhere3pro Sep 6 2012 says:

do something unique and do ep.3

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ShockingCactus Sep 6 2012 says:


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pingaspie Sep 6 2012 says:

Ep3 the original comms ship

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DarthJokerFett Sep 6 2012 says:

Glad to see you guys are moving along with the mod! As far as the Munificent goes, I have to agree with the masses that Ep. 3 does look a bit better than the CW. I'm very anxious to see how it turns out!

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harry1123 Sep 7 2012 says:

Definately Episode 3

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megavin123 Sep 7 2012 says:

ep 3 style, me has spoken :P

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Guardian14 Creator
Guardian14 Sep 13 2012 says:

Darker, why not make the ep3 one an upgrade of the CW one, make it more powerful and slightly more expensive and available at a higher tech level?

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The_Darker_Side Author
The_Darker_Side Sep 13 2012 replied:

Well, it won't be canonical that way :/ I know I am enforcing canon everywhere, but I would like to make this mod unique in its own way. The rest of the team does too. So, it would be better to leave the EP3 version in. Unless they say the TCW version is a variant, then that is different.

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Admiral-Ace Sep 15 2012 says:

I like the EPIII design, but I like the color of the CW Version. Use the whole design of EPIII, but don't give it the Brownish color, use the Grayish-Blue of the CW, just keep the logo design of the EPIII version.

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Vlado87 Sep 15 2012 says:

well maybe clone wars for Cis fleet but episode III for pirates (but withoutlogo and blue stripes, for pirates onlu yellow/brown munificent)

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The_Darker_Side Author
The_Darker_Side Sep 15 2012 replied:

Pirates will be a minor faction (duh. lol) And they will be only using units from that specific Pirate group.

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