In an alternate post Battle Of Endor timeline, Grand Admiral Thrawn has taken command of the Imperial Fleet before power hungry Moffs and Warlords can squander what little survived that disastrous battle.

Can Thrawn, the greatest strategist the galaxy has ever seen, restore the Empire to it's former glory and crush the Rebellion once and for all?

The Rebel Alliance, as yet unaware of the threat posed by the new Imperial leader, continue to push deeper into the Core, liberating worlds and beings long enslaved to the Empire.

Their goal; seize control of Coruscant. But first they must retard the Empire's ability to build new Capital ships - they must capture the key shipyard planets.

Unbeknownst to both sides, stark reminders of the late Emperor's megalomania and paranoia will soon be revealed to the galaxy; reminders that have the power to crush the Rebel Alliance, or to liberate the galaxy from the last remaining vestiges of the Emperor's tyranny.


  • New Units.
  • New weapons.
  • New strategies to implement.
  • The return of Kyle Katarn and Mara Jade.

Upcoming features:

  • The story campaigns to realize the narrative outlined above.
  • Never before seen - to the best of my knowledge - uses of some of the less common parts of the original game code.
  • New hardpoint load-outs on most ships.
  • Massive changes to how fighters are used.
  • And plenty more
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4 comments by AUS_Doug on Aug 13th, 2015

“When the nation is in its darkest peril, the great warrior-sailor Darakaer shall be summoned from his eternal sleep by a rhythm beaten on his ancient drum. For his final pledge was that he would come to our aid when the drum sounded, and that we should call him when we sailed to meet the foe.”

Irmenu folk legend.

Well, apparently someone has dragged my drum out of deep storage because, yesterday, I was suddenly overcome with the urge to return.

Of course, I’m ignoring the much more obvious (and likely) explanation that I’ve only just realised how much I’ve missed working on this mod.

But I much prefer the more poetic, tied-in-to-one-of-my-favourite-books reasoning, don’t you?

While I doubt that my return is going to have the same wow factor as that of Daala’s in Revelation, I am, at the very least, excited for the things that I have planned.

Or, more accurately, for how I’m going to go about them.

My time away has allowed me to reassess some things and, with the clarity that only ever seems to arise after the fact, I’ve realised how badly I went about things before, especially at the end.

I was jumping from one project to another; Campaign to Fighter Overhaul to Damage Overhaul to Fighters to Campaign to Damage to hindsight, it was always going to end in failure.

With that in mind, I’m setting myself a to-do list that I will stick with:

  • Rebellion campaign.
  • Something else.
  • Empire campaign.
  • Something else.

As is always the case, I won’t be attaching any deadline to these steps; For one thing, I’ve been out of it so long that I’m going to spend a good deal of time reacquainting myself with what exactly I was up to.

I no longer have the means to work with ALO models unfortunately – As good as Windows 8.1 has been (really, unless you live in the Start Menu, it is a brilliant OS) to me, it won’t play nice with 3DS Max 9 – but I’m hoping that won’t be too much of a setback.

Before I go, a few final things:

  • It is quite humbling to see the interest people still have in the mod; It is still in the top 6000 of the ModDB overall rankings (Not bad with no updates in 10 months) and I still get a few e-mails and PMs from people asking about it. As much as I’m coming back for my own good, it is good to know that there is still an audience for my work.
  • Even better, I’m glad to see the game itself so alive and well. So many new mods and addons have come up since I last thought to check and the progress on many of the ‘older’ ones has been staggering. Looking at the quality and the scale of the work being put out by Jeroenimo, The_Farseer, the YVAW team and so many others, and the updates still coming for Thrawns Revenge et. al., I reckon the community is in terrific shape.
  • Having said that, apparently, FileFront is no more. While the site had been having issues for some time, it was still a fantastic repository of ‘stuff’ and this news is somewhat saddening. I, and I’m sure many others, released their first works there, and it was through there that I first became involved in the community.

Until the next update,


Always you shall be in the front rank, a burning brand to your enemies, a brilliant fire to your friends. Yours is a restless life, and never shall you know peace, though you shall be blessed for the peace that you bring to others. Take comfort in the fact that, though you stand tall and alone, others take shelter in the shadow that you cast.

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elikorn Jul 19 2015 says:

is this mod still on, i love it and would enjoy a campaign in it, also, please amy the corruption campaign be fixed?

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AUS_Doug Creator
AUS_Doug Aug 10 2015 replied:

Expect some news in the next day or so.

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nowhere3pro Aug 3 2014 says:

Hey, what's up. How the Mod coming?

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AUS_Doug Creator
AUS_Doug Aug 3 2014 replied:

It's........getting there.

Not had as much time to do stuff lately - Uni & other RL stuff, and doing stuff for other people mainly - but I still do what I can.

What about you?

Been a while since we spoke.

How's your Uni (or College?) going?

Any time you want me to jump back into doing those troopers for you, say the word.

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nowhere3pro Aug 3 2014 replied:

Not bad really, just finished my first year of uni, Got a few auditions for tv but didn't get anything ( Also might have gone SW audition as well)
completed making 2 personal mods for myself (which I can't release here due to me using too much of other people's stuff and tbh not anything which sets it apart from all the others ) still working on my personal fannon mod (But on a side note I thought of a mini-mod I could do some time and release it here due to the fact it will something slightly different)

If you do have the time there are some models I need converting, but I will email about that.

By the way, still if you need someone to test the mod out before release i am willing to test them out :)

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AUS_Doug Creator
AUS_Doug Aug 5 2014 replied:

Alrighty, send me an e-mail about the models if you haven't already.

And I'm hoping - HOPING - to maybe have a release sometime this month depending on how things go; I'll be sure to let you know if stuff needs testing.

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Videogamer13 Jun 17 2014 says:

I have already asked for permission to use models but was sometimes granted and give credits to other creators. I'm afraid I can't re-publish my mod anymore, sorry. :/

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jomhar97 Jun 7 2014 says:

Any progress?

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AUS_Doug Creator
AUS_Doug Jun 9 2014 replied:

Yep; I reckon I'll be able to raise my left arm to keyboard height by the end of the week.

Somehow I've let myself be drafted into doing a whole swathe of work for another mod and this will take a bit of time from me, and I'll have some Uni work to do soon.

Having said that, I'm aiming for the next release - with revamped fighter & bomber damages/armor - to be out by mid-July.
(Which will, interestingly, coincide with the one year anniversary of the mod's release.)

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AUS_Doug Creator
AUS_Doug Jun 10 2014 replied:

An addendum; As this is the first, I'll let it stay.....but any other questions of this type will be removed.

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