The Battle of Gaerboud IV, also known as the Battle of Gaerboud or possibly as the Battle of Gerbaud, was a space battle between the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the Galactic Empire that commenced when Rebel snubfighters attempted to interdict the deployment of TIE/ad starfighters from the Deep Space Manufacturing Facility Sentinel to the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Dauntless.
A force of Rebel Alliance T-65 X-wing starfighters led by Rogue Squadron emerged from hyperspace near Gaerboud IV and proceeded to attack TIE/ad starfighters, or TIE Avengers, as they were ferried by unskilled workers from the Sentinel to the Imperial Star Destroyer Dauntless, which was on-site to take stock of a new order of the elite craft.
The Dauntless immediately deployed TIE interceptors and bombers to meet the Rebel threat. These escort fighters proved far more of a threat to the X-wings than did the TIE Avengers, which were barely capable of jinking to avoid starfighter attack. As in the previous two battles of Rebel Alliance Operation: Quick Strike, a small number of Blue Squadron's A-wings were available to provide support to the Rebel squadrons if needed. For the Galactic Empire, a flight group of Assault Gunboats remained on standby.
However, should enough TIE Avengers manage to enter the hangar bay of The Dauntless, the Rebels would, in a possible attempt at desperation would send in a Nebulon-B frigate called the Rehz'nor which would launch X-wings and Y- wings which would commence torpedo runs on the Dauntless in an attempt to destroy it.
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As players can participate in the mission "Interdiction of Starfighter Deployment" 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 Rebel Alliance Operation: Quick Strike, using the default craft assigned to the player.
The name of the system is given as the Gaerboud system, and a celestial body near the site of the battle is labeled Gaerboud IV. However, the similarity of the name to the Gerbaud system featured in a Star Wars: TIE Fighter mission featuring deployment of TIE Avengers to Imperial capital ships is evidence that the two systems are one and the same.
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