With the discovery that the second Death Star was protected by an energy shield generated from the forest moon of Endor, Alliance High Command realized that they needed a highly skilled strike team to penetrate the Imperial defences and neutralize the facility. General Crix Madine devised a plan to insert a commando force onto Endor using a stolen Imperial shuttle, Tydirium, and destroy the Imperial base on the surface.
Han Solo, who had recently signed on to the Alliance permanently & been given a Generalship, volunteered to lead the strike team. Tasked with assembling the team, Solo turned to the survivors of Echo Base. Solo contacted Major Bren Derlin, and the strike team was assembled in virtually no time. Each member of the team was a volunteer, eager and willing to accept the dangerous assignment to strike a blow against the Empire. The team was created with flexibility in mind; each commando brought something unique to the mix, with a diverse array of specialties. With the defeat at Hoth still fresh in their minds, these commandos were ready and eager for revenge. The commandos were to be aided in their mission by Imperial defector General Brenn Tantor, who would be coordinating their mission using a stolen Battlefield Holographic Control Interface onboard the Tydirium. Lastly, a command crew was required for the shuttle. During the briefing on Home One, Princess Leia Organa, Commander Luke Skywalker, & Chewbacca all volunteered for the strike team.
The commandos were issued with basic commando gear; jungle fatigues & packs, standard comlinks, low-feedback scanners, sensor scramblers, & heavily muffled blasters (BlasTech E-11B Blaster Rifles with a cooling system to allow for a higher rate of fire, BlasTech A295 rifles, similar to those used on Hoth, & BlasTech A280 Sharpshooter rifles). Also carried were two artillery pieces; an E-Web heavy repeating blaster, & a Caspel projectile launcher with dye, smoke, & Cryo-Ban canisters. The commandos also carried a large amount of explosives with which to destroy the shield generator, mostly Merr-Sonn Munitions Class-A Thermal Detonators, & Merr-Sonn Munitions 7-PrG Proton Grenades sealed in ray-shielded cases & stored in thermal-resist packs to prevent them from being set off by stray shots during a firefight.
Nice set! The scale is right on target. Hey, if you're into BSG, I started a story where the TV series ended, you might like it! All the episodes are in order in the folder.