An infamous RTS game created by LucasArts, it was largly based off of Age of Empires, and was considered the better Star Wars RTS of the time (Others bieng Rebellion and Force Commander). Despite its age and aged appearence, it still has a small but loyal following at Heaven Games, which hosts a vault of tools which make modding the game a rather simple task.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Related Articles


Welcome back. Though we've been rather quiet here over the past few months, the Expanding Fronts team is hard at work preparing for our next major update. This time, we have chosen to focus mainly on the core mainstay of the game; Random Maps. New breakthroughs in modding have given us the ability to add entirely new terrain textures to the game. Thus far, over fifty new options are available for map designers to use in their creations. Also added are new cliff sets, and a host of new animals to give maps more life and variety than ever before.

Today we'll be taking a look at over a dozen map scripts available in the Expanding Fronts mod.


Demo 20181207A

"Built a thousand generations ago to keep these. The original Jedi texts.
Just like me, they're the last of the Jedi religion."

A secluded oceanic world rumored to house the site of the first Jedi Temple. Ahch-To is an archipelago map where players start on small individual islands. These islands are limited in size, and will eventually run dry of resources, forcing players to expand outwards by air or water. In the center of the map is a large landmass containing multiple mineral deposits, and plentiful Holocrons. Control over the mainland is critical to ensure victory. Carbon is plentiful from woodlands, and food comes primarily in the form of fish, fruit bushes, and Porgs - a new herd animal that can be captured the same as Nerfs/Banthas.


Demo 20181207B

"That business on Cato Neimoidia doesn't... doesn't count."

The oldest of the Neimoidian 'Purse Worlds,' much of Cato Neimoidia's life exists atop rocky plateaus that tower high over the permanent fog and acidic oceans below. It is on top of these rocky spires that devastating battles rage. Players all start on a small rock-bordered island surrounded by clouds. Defensible, but small, resources are in short supply, and players must hop islands in order to secure new sources of income. Unlike Ahch-To, there is no central landmass, and players must fight to stake claims between numerous small islands scattered about the map.


Demo 20181207C

"It's salt."

A red-soiled mineral planet dusted over by a thick crust of salt. Crait consists mostly of flatland with numerous pockets of Carbon rocks. Ore is in higher than usual supply, owing to Crait's mineral rich nature, and packs of wild Vulptices roam the barren surface.


Demo 20181207D

"Wonderful. We are now part of the tribe."

A re-imagining of the original Battlegrounds script; the Forest Moon of Endor has been enhanced with new wildlife and features. A new herd animal, the Bordok, can be captured for food, while vicious Arachne spiders lurk deep in the forest stalking unsuspecting prey. The primary new feature of Endor is the scattered Ewok villages. Just like herd animals, Ewok huts can be captured by any player that approaches them. While under control players can train Ewok units to fight for their armies. While Individually frail, they come at a low cost and can be quickly replenished from any owned Ewok structure.


Demo 20181207E

"Korriban shall be as it always was. A graveyard for the darkest of the Sith Lords, still whispering within their tombs. It shall always be a source of evil, spawning threats throughout the millennia."

The ancient homeworld of the Sith species, and the burial site of some of the most powerful Dark Lords of the Sith, Korriban is a planet filled with immeasurable dark-side energy. Its harsh desert surface contains plentiful Carbon deposits, but not much in the way of food save for packs of violent animals. A higher than usual amount of Holocrons dot the landscape, providing an immense boost of Nova for those determined enough to claim them.


Demo 20181207F

"I think I've found the perfect place. Remote. A bit desolate, but tranquil."

A lush, agrarian outer rim world, Lah'mu's surface is covered in fertile grasslands, mountians, and black sand beaches. The isolated world inhabits only a sparse amount of settlers. Food is plentiful on Lah'mu, due to plentiful fruit bushes and large packs of herd animals. Also dotted across the map are numerous moisture vaporator structures that will passively generate Food for any player that controls them.


Demo 20181207G

"You have to be alert every second on Mimban. This is a crazy world,
where the ground itself is your most uncertain enemy.

A miserable, mud-covered world ravaged by near-constant warfare.The surface of Mimban is a hilly wasteland dotted with the remains of countless prior battles. Carbon deposits are small and scattered, requiring constant Worker mobility. Ore deposits are more plentiful than usual, allowing defensive-minded players the means to dig in behind dense fortifications.

MUSTAFARDemo 20181207H

"It's obvious that civilizations have been present here for thousands of years. Strangely enough though,
apart from the last few hundred years, there are no records at all of who was here or where they are now.

A remote volcanic world that served as the last capital of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. Mustafar consists of a hilly volcanic landmass intersected by lakes. Thin rocky bridges connect player lands and serve as natural choke-points.


Demo 20181207I

"If the Empire is here, then what I sensed is true. There must be something special about this place."

A remote aquatic planet with an immense coral reef stretching across much of its surface. The map consists of a landmass surrounded by water on three sides. Pillio contains plentiful food from fish, fruit bushes, and herd animals.


Demo 20181207J

"You don't realize how important a datapad is until you're stranded on
Raxus Prime with nothing but your boots and a blaster.

Once a lush tropical world, Raxus Prime now contains barren toxic wastes buried in immense mountains of trash and scrap. Navigation on this map is difficult owing to the colossal buildup of scrap. Most of it can be harvested for resources. Because of this, Raxus Prime contains a much higher than usual resource capacity.


Demo 20181207K

"Beautiful, this moon, is. Amazing, the universe, is."

Rugosa is a temperate moon covered in vast coral forests. It consists mostly of open, hilly landscape with average resources. In the center of the map is a lagoon that houses a single island filled with Nova Crystal deposits.


Demo 20181207L

"How do we blow it up? There's always a way to do that."

A forested ice planet ripped from its orbital home to become the mobile base of the First Order. Its surface consists of rocky mountains and vast open forests. The script is heavily forested around the edges, with multiple gaps in the trees, allowing attacks to come from almost any direction. The center of the map contains a large clearing. Carbon is plentiful, but Food and other resources are somewhat scarce.


Demo 20181207M

"What of the reports of the Rebel fleet massing near Sullust?"

The homeworld of the Sullustan species, Sullust's surface is a volatile volcanic wasteland covered in toxic gasses. While most inhabitants reside in underground cave networks, the surface hosts numerous mining and manufacturing operations. Sullust has a high mineral capacity, but is somewhat lacking in Carbon and Food.


Demo 20181207N

These scripts represent a sample of what we've been working on over the past year. We hope to show you much more soon. Many of these maps are already playable and can be downloaded from the latest Monthly Build available on Google Drive. Unfortunately, the holidays this year have been busier than usual for the team, and we do not yet have a solid release date for the next update. We hope to get something done early into 2019 and we will keep you posted as we make a decision. Thank you for your patience.


Demo 20181207O

We'd like to thank all of those who have been following the Expanding Fronts mod since its inception. Your continued support and enjoyment of the mod is greatly appreciated and we wish you all the best for this holiday season. We look forward to bringing even more to you next year.


We have some huge plans for the Expanding Fronts project moving forward, and we need YOUR help to to bring them into existence. Currently we require concept artists to help us design structures and units for new playable civilizations, as well as talented 3D artists and animators to help bring those designs to life. If you, or anybody you know has the skills, and wishes to contribute to the continued improvement of Expanding Fronts, please let us know. You can get in touch with us here on ModDB, or in our Discord server.

IG100 wagrievous walkIG100 wa

Expanding Fronts May Update

Expanding Fronts May Update

Expanding Fronts 15 comments

Today, we're going over a handful of the upcoming improvements to the Expanding Fronts mod, and what content there is to look forward to in the future...

Expanding Fronts 1.2 Released!

Expanding Fronts 1.2 Released!

Expanding Fronts 32 comments

Another major update to Expanding Fronts is now available, adding a colossal amount of new features, engine improvements, map scripts, Editor units, and...

The Separatist Alliance

The Separatist Alliance

Expanding Fronts 28 comments

A new release of Expanding Fronts is on the horizon, introducing another new playable civilization, an overhaul to an existing civ, and a multitude of...

Expanding Fronts - New Trigger Overview

Expanding Fronts - New Trigger Overview

Expanding Fronts 5 comments

The Expanding Fronts mod adds numerous new Trigger Conditions and Effects to SWGB; giving level designers more options and functionality than ever before...

Add file RSS Related Files
Expanding Fronts 1.2.1a (Torrent)

Expanding Fronts 1.2.1a (Torrent)

Expanding Fronts Full Version 3 comments

The newest update to the Expanding Fronts mod, featuring a host of performance and stability improvements, alongside audio/visual updates and a host of...

Expanding Fronts 1.2.1a Terrain Hotfix

Expanding Fronts 1.2.1a Terrain Hotfix

Expanding Fronts Patch 3 comments

Small patch to correct an error that caused some terrains to appear incorrect or crash the Editor

Expanding Fronts 1.2.1a (EXE Installer)

Expanding Fronts 1.2.1a (EXE Installer)

Expanding Fronts Full Version 11 comments

The newest update to the Expanding Fronts mod, featuring a host of performance and stability improvements, alongside audio/visual updates and a host of...

Expanding Fronts 1.2.1a (Manual Install Archive)

Expanding Fronts 1.2.1a (Manual Install Archive)

Expanding Fronts Full Version

The newest update to the Expanding Fronts mod, featuring a host of performance and stability improvements, alongside audio/visual updates and a host of...

Imperium Third Worlds

Imperium Third Worlds

Full Version

Old Tanks Project, Vlad Kurenkov. The mod was used to Expanding Fronts.

Expanding Fronts 1.2 (EXE Installer)

Expanding Fronts 1.2 (EXE Installer)

Expanding Fronts Full Version 18 comments

The newest public release of SWGB: Expanding Fronts is now available! This update includes numerous new units, features, and an entirely new playable...

Comments  (0 - 10 of 80)

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.


Hello there AMAZING work i was wondering would it be possible to add HERO/VILLIANS from CLONEWARS/REBELS or ARMY/FACTIONS for example MAUL SAVAGE VIZLA LOATHSOME VENTRESS GHOSTCREW MANDALORIONS CADBANE etc the list could go on anyway FANTASTIC Mods i really love the sheer effort and hardwork and thank you and it was just an idea if it would be possible to include these things but completely fine if you cant as im a big fan your mod regardless

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

Nice looking mod, how do I fix the missing executable for this game on Steam? I wish to try this mod out.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.


I would like to see the Mandalorians, the old republic, the first order, it would be great

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.


still waiting waiting for Imperial shock trooper IE the red painted storm trooper. <3

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

Hi. Do I need the "clone campaigns" expansion to install and play this mod?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote


You can buy the full Game on GOG and Steam (I would Recommend getting it from GOG tho).

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes

Tried to edit the graphics (add) for one of the new units in the GRAPHICS_x2 file using TurtlePack. Next thing I know, all units and objects now have NO graphics whatsoever. After that, I tried moving the graphics files out of the folder and then back in, and then, NO graphics WHATSOEVER. I uninstalled SWGB Saga and Expanding Fronts and wiped my cache and local files, reinstalled, and it STILL had invisible graphics. Next, I did a full c-clean, emptied my recycle bin, moved all my old save files, and cleared the cache, and reinstalled, and STILL the graphics won't appear.

Also, where are the scenarios you make saved to?! All in all, very buggy and perhaps system breaking.

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes

Might be a virtual store issue. Check under C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local\VirtualStore and see if there are scenarios or drs files present.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Developer & Publisher
Genie Engine
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Community Rating



72 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

Why does this get the ever elusive 10? Cuz I said so, and it's pretty much the only game whose map making system I can figure out. Yeah, I'm that dumb.

Dec 6 2010 by mrl515

Embed Buttons
Link to Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Last Update
131 members
You may also like
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars Battlefront II First Person Shooter
Star Wars: Empire At War
Star Wars: Empire At War Real Time Strategy
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Futuristic Sim
Planetary Annihilation
Planetary Annihilation Real Time Strategy
Dawn of War
Dawn of War Real Time Strategy