Battle droids, also known as combat droids, were a type of droid designed for combat. Over the years, many different models of battle droid have been utilized by various factions throughout the galaxy. One such faction was the Confederacy of Independent Systems, which used a number of different models of battle droid during the Clone Wars to make up the Separatist Droid Army. Under the command of General Grievous, varying types of battle droids fought against the Galactic Republic's clone troopers until the final days of the war, when the Confederate battle droids were deactivated by the Galactic Empire.
Later, during the Galactic Civil War, Temmin Wexley owned a modified battle droid named Mister Bones who acted as a companion to him. After the Rebellion on Akiva the two joined the New Republic in their fight against the Empire.
During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems used a variety of battle droids in their droid army. These droids, including B1 battle droids, B2 super battle droids, and Droidekas, were produced in large factories on planets such as Geonosis. The Confederate battle droids were often led in military campaigns by the Kaleesh cyborg General Grievous. Battle droids weren't very capable of battle in small numbers yet could overwhelm in large groups. They had limited intelligence and needed specific instructions to operate effectively. Battle droids were led by commanders such as Grievous or Asajj Ventress however organic commanders were usually assisted by specialized OOM command battle droids. T-series tactical droids and Super tactical droids also commanded various battle droids throughout the Clone Wars, an example of this being Kalani who led Confederate forces against insurgents on Onderon.
Age of the EmpireEdit
Although battle droids were outlawed by the Galactic Empire in the wake of the Clone Wars, companies such as Holowan Laboratories and Arakyd Industries were able to evade the ban by having their products reclassified as security droids.
Many droids remained active on Agamar thanks to the intervention of Kalani who was able to block the deactivation order launched by Darth Vader after he killed the Separatist leaders. When the Empire arrived on Agamar, Kalani was able to flee with four droids.
List of Battle droid types used by the Confederacy of Independent SystemsEdit
- B1 battle droid
- B2 super battle droid
- BX-series droid commando
- IG-100 MagnaGuard
- Aqua droid
- William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Episodes I-III (Appears in flashbacks as garbage droid)
Notes and referencesEdit
- Battle droid on Wikipedia