18 BBY/2IY: Supreme commander of the Imperial Fleet, Lord Vader ordered the execution of Queen Apailana of Naboo on the charges of committing treason against the empire by harboring fugitive . The 501st was sent to eliminate her but the battle became a disaster the empire for a number of unexpected setbacks:
On the land the 501st was shocked to see that the defenders of Naboo was leaded by their former brethren's from the from the famed Torrent company, the most veteran company of the 501st under the command of the traitors captain CT-7567 "Rex", the former second-in-command under Lord Vader. Under his command the Naboo defenders put up a deadly resistance and then lunched an even more deadly counterattack that drove them from the planet. In the bloody engagement, the 501st lost an entire battalion, entirely composed of veteran troops from the clone wars and Operation: Knightfall.
In space, the Imperial HIGHCOM ordered the commander of the fleet to execute Base Delta Zero on the planet Naboo. However as soon as the fleet entered bombardment position, three Lucrehulk-class battleships jumped out of nowhere and attacked the Imperial fleet. The Imperials, caught completely off-guard, suffer heavy losses and retreat. The Lucrehulks then quickly jump away from the system. In this short but devastating space battle, the empire lost no less than 20 warships of which 6 of them were brand new Imperial I-class star destroyers. The strength of the 501st was dropped down to three regiments. This badly weakened the Imperial hold of this sector and the garrisoning forces became helpless when Queen Apailana ignited a sector wide revolt. This disastrous defeat setback empires many operations' for years as they begun to consolidate their positions and gather forces for a decisive counterattack on the Chommell sector, which is now declared independence and re-equipped themselves with many clone wars ship and equipment that were mothballed in the Aostro'gar system by the Empire, including one Mandator-II class star dreadnought that was, unfortunately for the empire, was undergoing refit on one of Aostro'gar's shipyards.
17 BBY/3IY: The Empire received rumors that a former CIS engineer is building a droid army on planet Mustafer. Due to their recent defeat and preparation for their invasion on the Chommell sector, the imperial HIGHCOM decided to send a single Victory-II class star destroyer under the command of the newly graduated captain Tyber Zann to investigate. However the ship disappeared with no trace with only a single distress call saying that they are being attacked by ships from Corellian Security Force. The HIGHCOM, eager to make an example to the galaxy at large, ordered Imperial troops to execute Diktat Dupas Thomree and kill all CorSec command personal. However the message was intercepted by Bothan spies and was relayed to the Dupas. Dupas, upon receiving the message decided that it was no longer beneficial for him to work for the Empire and declared the entire Corellian sector independent and free from Imperial control. The small imperial garrison forces were wiped out by CorSec and Corellian civillians alike. The Corellians started to produce new ships and stared to reactivate multiple fleet's equivalent of clone wars era ships that has been abandoned or mothballed by the empire in the system.
Two week after this event, the Empire, desperate to make an example, declared all signees of the Delegation of 2000 traitors and ordered to execute not only themselves, but their families as well. While nearly two third of the senators were was successfully wiped out to their roots, the surviving senators took refuge in planet Alderaan and decided that the time of negotiations is over and it is time to take direct action against the Empire. They sparked what became known as the "Tri-system rebellion". The Bothan, Brema and Alderaan sector altogether started a successful organized revolution from their Imperial occupation and declared independence. Only a day after the rebellion, they send diplomats to both the Corellian and Chommell and singed the famous, or rather, from the Imperial point of view, the infamous "Corellian treaty". With the treaty, all of the sectors became united under the banner of the "Republic Constitutional Authority" or RCA and started to co-operate with each other. Ships from Corellia and Sullust stated to re-enforce all other sector fleets, the massive war factories of Alderaan and Aostro'gar started to produce countless war machines and the Bothan's stared to wreak havoc on Imperial supply and logistics using their vast network of spies and saboteurs. Only days after its formation, many other independent worlds and system declared independence and joined the RCA.
One mount after the establishment of the RCA, the Empire briefly lost contact with their base in Kamino sector. However they soon reestablished contact and said they had to deal with a rebellion attempt. Two days later a similar incident happened on the Calamari sector, although this time the delay was a little longer. Both of them were ignored by Imperial HIGHCOM as they were constantly getting reports of similar incidences were happening all over their territories.
16 BBY/4IY: The Empire took the initiative to destroy the RCA by launching an all out strike against the most lightly defended sector of sector of the all 5 rebellious sectors, the Chommell sector. While the RCA forces put up a deadly resistance, they soon pushed to the breaking point by the sheer might of the Imperial fleet. When all hope seems lost for the RCA and they were about lose control of the Chommell sector, Imperial forces was suddenly attack by unknown multiple fleets of ships all over the entire sector, the Empire once again caught completely off guard and performs a hasty retreat. After the battle was over, the fleets ware revealed to be of Mon-Calamari origin and the troops manning them were clones recently created by Kaminoans. Apparently, the Kaminoans had secretly launched a covert sector-wide uprising using their newly created clone army; however they used faked transmissions to fool Imperial HIGHCOM into thinking that their forces were still in control. Then having their clone army disguised as imperial re-enforcement, they assaulted and liberated the Mon-Calamari sector. The introduction of these two forces sparked the first RCA diplomatic crisis. While the Mon-Calamarians were a welcoming sight, the idea of introducing the clones to the RCA Armed forces was received with mixed repose by the RCA senators. While some of the senators were please to have an un-questionably loyal army that was virtually infinite in numbers, others question their moral stands as they follows any orders, good or bad, without hesitation as seen during the final days of the Clone wars.
While the senators of the RCA senate continues to bikers about introducing clones into their defense forces, the Imperial fleet, still nowhere out of the fight, prepared for another offensive against RCA, this time involving all of their surviving super capitals. As they do, nearly all of the RCA fleets with the exceptions of the clones manned ones should they be required for a quick retaliation, strike the Imperial shipyards over Kuat. However, unknown to them, that is also the same place where the imperial armada is gathering for the second offensive.
As soon as the RCA fleet jumps over the shipyards of the Kuat, both sides were caught completely surprised and the imperial were once again caught off-guard with 1-3rd of their vessels still in dry dock. However they still have enough battle-ready ships to match the RCA fleet and the space over Kuat soon became a deadly battle zone. After a battle that lasted for nearly 8 hours, the nearly devastated RCA fleets withdrew from Kuat, with the secured knowledge that they have inflicted far more damage to the Empire and denied the imperials the use of Kuat's shipyards for quite some time, thus achieving a strategic victory. However, as soon as they came back to their territory, their joy of victory shattered as they learned that many of their shipyards along with majority of their military facilities are destroyed by a massive droid armada. Others only survived thanks to the action of the clone forces they left behind. They later learned similar event happened in the Imperial territory and the imperial managed to destroy the armada but only after suffering heavy damage to their war machine.Two days later, the attacks revealed to be committed by the "Consortium of Independent Sectors" lead by a "Supreme Commander of the Consortium Forces" Tyber Zann, as he transmitted a galaxy-wide transmission claiming responsibility for the attacks and calling all former Confederacy worlds to join the Consortium to "Fight the Tyrannical and oppressive Empire and RCA to ensure their safety and sovereignty". This lead to many worlds, both Imperial and RCA, to break away from their respective factions and join the new CIS. This event even more badly hampered both factions ability to wage war and forced them to focus on recovering their losses. This was exactly what Tyber Zann wanted as this bought him the time necessary to prepare the dormant CIS war engine against the galaxy.
15 BBY/5IY: All three factions have successfully recovered enough to continue their war against each other. One side waits for the others to make the first strike and spark the Second Clone Wars. What will happen next? Which side will triumph? Only the commanders can decide.
4th year of the Resurgent Republic
Core Worlds/ Alderaan System/ Planet Alderaan
City of Aldera.
Inside the Aldera Royal Palace.His Serene Highness, Prince Bail Organa, First Chairman and Viceroy of Alderaan lets out a deep sigh as he sips from a glass containing a good amount of the magnificent Alderaanian wine while sitting on one of the soft, majestic chairs in his personal bedroom. It has been four years since the Corellian treaty has been signed which led to birth of the Republic Constitutional Authority, and three years since the attack by the Consortium that devastated both the RCA and the Empire. All three sides are now prepared for prolonged conflict, waiting for the other to make the first strike. "War" Organa thought, "Despite all our advances, all our enlightenment, we still have to ultimately resolve our greatest issues with the most brutal and barbaric method ever known to all sentient races"He feels a chill crawl down his spine as he remembers the days of the Clone War. "Battles that were raged in that war were among the most devastating and chaotic engagements ever known to the Galaxy. But even then both sides had honor, both sides had laws that were mostly obeyed. Both sides had leaders that cared. But now?"His head lowers as it struggles to take on the weight of the depressing thoughts. "Most of the senators in the RCA council are fueled by rage and the strong desire for vengeance. The Emperor is a ruthless dictator that will destroy anything that he can't control. And Zann? " Organa briefly paused, "Now there is a mystery." He though with a mixture of bitterness and amusement. "He was supposed to be a bright Imperial officer with a questionable record. What made him turn against the Emperor, desire for power?" Organa's face darkened as he remembered the careless and utter destruction inflected by the droid armada."Regardless of his intention, the carnage caused by the fleet shows that he cares little for the rules of the war."Swallowing the last bit of the wine that was becoming increasingly tasteless, he stood up and headed for the balcony for some fresh air.
Organa took a deep breath as he reached the balcony, taking in the fresh, clean air of Aldera. He began to look at the surroundings, looking for something that might be a good distraction. His eyes instead focus on the three war machines that were recently bought for display inside the Royal Armory. One of them functions, while the other two are mock-ups and are currently under development. All three of them use technology from various worlds, and are result of cooperation between different races.
Organa smiles as he realizes something. "Sure," He though, "The Emperor has his minions, Zann has his mindless droids, but they are never going to have something we have, unity. The Emperor maintains his Empire though fear and intimidation, Consortium is maintained through greed and machines. But the Republic, the Republic sustains itself. Everyone that joined the struggle joined willingly. Everyone is committed, willing throw away everything they have to retain their freedom, even past grudges. That is something the Empire or the Consortium can ever have. That is what will secure our victory."
Strengthening himself with the new found strength, Organa begun to hum a tune he heard long ago, in a time the galaxy was peaceful, and free.Greetings Commanders, on behalf of the RCA R&D department we like to introduce you to three newly developed war machines that will greatly aid in you struggle to restore freedom to the galaxy.
Orray 1-Class Battle Tank
The intent of the Geonosians was to develop a tank that is simple, easy to produce but powerful enough to counter most enemy threats. They had made the tank chassis using simple constructions methods and the body was also easy to make. Geonosians knew that this time the personnel going to man these tanks were going to be human so they made the tank's interior very roomy. The tanks original main weapon was intended to be a 130mm mass driver but it was soon clear that the tank would be too small to carry the large amount of ammunition need for the gun to be effective in prolonged combat. So the Corellian Engineering Corporation made 130mm high velocity laser cannon, dubbed the RVW-14, which was adopted, while the fire control system and the ROL/V-10 grenade launcher came from Kamino. The ROL/V-10 was a burst firing weapon that fired three plasma "balls" at its target which would detonate upon impact releasing tremendous energy. It was very effective against infantry and light armor but suffered from a slow reload cycle. The Orray performed well during the early days of the war, proving itself to be a match to Imperial TX-130T and Confederacy AAT but like its counterparts, it soon began to lose its edge. Regardless, the low production cost combined with good performance kept the tank in service till the end of war.
Orray 2-Class Hover Tank
While the Orray was a good tank, it was soon began to be outmatched by bigger and more powerful armor of the Empire and CIS, so a replacement project was started. The Kaminoans took over the project from the Geonosians and designed what became known as Orray 2-Class Hover Tank. The Kaminoans replaced the track with four hover pods, replaced the old engine with a new plasma drive, lowered the overall profile and replaced the old gun with a RVW-17 130mm Plasma accelerator cannon. The gun was shorter but dealt more damage than the RVW-14. The turret was redesigned and made unmanned and the entire crew was relocated to and armored compartment inside the tank. This was essential to protect the crew from the Plasma explosion in case of an engine meltdown. The armor was reduced to save weight but two light shield generator were added to composite for that.While the resulting tank was extremely powerful, fast and well protected, It came at a huge cost. The production cost of a single Orray 2 was equal to 3 Orray 1. The tank was never adopted for regular use but was issued to the elite of the Military. Lessons learned from the Orray 2 however was used while designing the Orray 3.
Orray 3-Class Main Battle Tank
While the Orray 2 was a very capable tank, however the complexity of the design and the huge price tag made it impossible to field it in large numbers. Seeing the result, the Geonosians once again took over the project and created what many say is "The perfect tank". The Orray 3 was basically a fusion of the Orray 1 and 2. The hull and turret of Orray 2 was merged with the suspension and engine of the Orray 1 while the shield generator and the armored compartment was removed. Thicker armor was added instead and a commander copula was installed in the enlarged turret. The tank was also up-gunned, the RVW-17 was replaced with a longer barreled RVW-20 Plasma accelerator cannon.
The combination of both designs resulted a tank that is easy to build, quick to respond and lethal on the battlefield. All planets that had passed a certain tire of militarization replaced their Orray 1 production line with Orray 3 while other planets continue to build the Orray 1.That's it for now commanders. Will will soon give you and an update to introduce you to new space installations that are you going to use to build your war engine.
A/N: The pictures that are shown here are high poly renders and for demonstration only. In game model will likely look different.