- "Keep your eyes peeled, this place is crawling with Rebel scum."
Early in the Galactic Civil War, the Rebel bases in the Kwymar sector came under attack by the Imperial forces in a campaign known as the Kwymar Suppressions. Protazk was one of those planets attacked.
- "Rebel airspeeders approaching in attack formation. Squad three, peel off and intercept."
- ―Colonel Johans
The battle began when the Hell's Hammers repulsortanks attacked a fortified area known as the Spuma Flats. Colonel Zel Johans personally led the regiment in his tank. While the others tanks engaged the laser turrets and Rebel troopers hidden in trenches, Squad three intercepted a group of airspeeder.