Battle of Hoth

New year, new project! I am planning to do both Rebel and Imperial forces for Hoth.

“The Battle of Hoth, also known as the attack on Hoth, the assault on Echo Base, or the attack on Echo Base, was a major battle fought in 3 ABY and was considered a major victory for the Galactic Empire and the single worst battlefield defeat suffered by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. The battle was an Imperial invasion led by Darth Vader, aimed at destroying the Rebel Alliance's Echo Base hidden on the remote ice world Hoth and capturing Luke Skywalker. The base's location was discovered when a Viper probe droid, deployed by Darth Vader's Death Squadron randomly landed on Hoth, convincing the Rebels to begin an evacuation of Hoth.

The Imperial attack force consisted of primarily AT-AT walkers, commanded by General Maximilian Veers. His army was tasked with destroying Echo Base's main power generator to allow orbital bombardment of the planet and for Darth Vader to land on the planet. Spearheading the defense of the generator was Rogue Squadron, manning snowspeeders, commanded by Luke Skywalker, renowned for being the pilot who destroyed the first Death Star. The snowspeeders however did not have the necessary firepower to bring down the walkers, so Skywalker suggested an alternative tactic to trip up the walkers with the tow cables issued to every snowspeeder.

Despite the efforts by Rogue Squadron, the power generator was eventually destroyed by Veers' main AT-AT. The remaining base personnel proceeded to evacuate, as the 501st Legion, led by Darth Vader, entered the base. The overwhelming Imperial invasion forced the Rebellion to scatter the Alliance Fleet across the galaxy, leading to a multitude of scattered skirmishes across the galaxy for over six months.”

I already painted a Hoth Snow Trooper. Next was a Rebel Veteran and Luke on Hoth!

Imperial forces on Hoth

I started my Hoth themed Imperial forces, 1st test mini is a Snow Trooper.

Rebel forces on Hoth

Luke, Han and Leia in their Hoth outfits. For Han I chose the navy blue jacket. It was the color of the original Kenner figure, the Lucasfilm archive jacket looks more brown, but for me the blue was always cooler looking. Minis are from Skullforge!

 

Next reference mini for my Hoth themed Rebel forces- a Rebel Veteran Snow Trooper. I pictured him with a Luke mini from Skullforge!

Luke is a really nice mini, very well researched and flawlessly sculpted (as you can expect from Skullforge).

Next character mini is Leia, as Luke a great mini sculpted by Skullforge.

 

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