Session #2 of our X-Wing RPG didn’t go well for the Rebellion!
In search of an easy victory, a portion of the Rebels who defected from Garlan III’s pilot training academy attempted to ambush the next class of academy pilots before they could be fully trained and added to combat squadrons. As they had hoped, the attacking force found a handful of unarmed training ships being escorted by a single instructor shuttle, all trapped and cut off from direct reinforcements inside the gravity well of a nearby planet.
3 Z-95 headhunters and 1 Y-Wing proved to be an ineffective assault force, however, and the instructor did a good job of providing cover for the trainees until help could arrive. In total, only three TIEs were lost on the day, one of which wasn’t in the training squadron.
The attackers pressed their luck, despite learning that the newly arriving Imperial reinforcements were between themselves and their only exit route. Now the Rebels were the trapped ones!
All of the Rebel ships were shot down in the battle. Several pilots were killed, although Big Red, Six, and at least one other pilot were confirmed to have ejected and been recovered by the enemy.
Will the remaining Rebels cut their losses and attempt a new strategy, and recruit new pilots? Or will they undertake a daring raid in an attempt to free their comrades? Only time (and another session) will tell!
– The Tabletop General