The Battle of Atterol was a space battle between the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the Galactic Empire that erupted when Rebel Y-wings and Z-95 Headhunters attempted to raid a small Imperial convoy as it passed through the Atterol system.
Two Rebel squadrons, Gold and Green, came out of hyperspace near Atterol and proceeded to attack modular conveyors from Xibo Group as they passed through the star system. Xibo Group, however, was under the protection of escort frigate Tegret, which launched TIE/IN interceptors to drive off the venerable snubfighters before they could disable the convoy.
As the Rebels and Imperials clashed, three Gamma-class ATR-6 assault transports from the Rebellion's Storm Group dropped out of hyperspace. Storm Group's mission was to board and capture at least one of the Imperial cargo freighters. The Imperial interceptors were tasked with preventing this outcome.
The elite Rebel starfighter unit known as Rogue Squadron had made preparations to intercede if the Imperials gained the upper hand, but only a handful of their X-wings were available for the mission. The Empire may have summoned Rho Squadron, the ubiquitous backup squadron of Assault Gunboats, if Tegret or its fighters needed to call for reinforcements.
Behind the scenesEdit
As players can participate in the mission "Raid Imperial Convoy near Atterol" in the computer game Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter on either the Rebel or the Imperial side, both sides have conflicting mission objectives, and victory is not essential to access the next set of missions, the battle itself is considered canon but the canon outcome is unknown.
The ships listed in this article are those found in the battle Imperial Fleet Operation: Clean Sweep, using the default craft assigned to the player.
The name given to the battle in this article, while conjectural, is approximated from in-game text stating that the attack took place while the Imperial convoy was passing through the Atterol system. Atterol, which the mission title says the raid took place near, is depicted on the mission briefing map as a celestial body. A sprite that appears to represent a planet appears in the starfield during the mission.
The mission title in X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter is unusual in that it appears to be written from an in-universe Rebel point of view, while Operation: Clean Sweep is framed as an Imperial operation.