The 501st Legion

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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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DarthJokerFett
DarthJokerFett Aug 3 2012, 10:42am says:

Hey guys! I finally finished Project Boba two days ago, and the video is now up on YouTube:
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This is my first diorama endeavour, and I hope you guys like it. It was a ton of fun to make, and I highly recommend making dioramas to any SW collector.

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Gumwars850
Gumwars850 Aug 3 2012, 1:28pm replied:

Very creative

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DarthJokerFett
DarthJokerFett Aug 3 2012, 3:38pm replied:

Thanks man

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Gumwars850
Gumwars850 Aug 3 2012, 12:27am says:

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My favorite episode of my fall of the jedi series ep19

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DarthJokerFett
DarthJokerFett Aug 3 2012, 10:39am replied:

Nice gameplay! It makes me want to play RaW again.

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Super_battle_droid
Super_battle_droid Aug 2 2012, 10:15am says:

Hey all lol I was quiet for a bit there work has been hell on earth... Oh I see we have a new member Jaing_Skirata welcome to the legion.

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Bisszy4ever
Bisszy4ever Aug 2 2012, 2:50pm replied:

Lol you commented on this at around 12am in Aus Time lol it must be hell here lol welcome back :).

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Super_battle_droid
Super_battle_droid Aug 2 2012, 7:59pm replied:

Well when I posted that I had only just got home from work. After long day of working its good to kick back and go on Moddb lol.

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Bisszy4ever
Bisszy4ever Aug 3 2012, 1:12am replied:

Lol :).

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DarthJokerFett
DarthJokerFett Aug 2 2012, 9:28am replied:

Welcome to Vader's Fist! I'm also relatively new here (only about a week).

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