The Confederacy military was the military force of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and it consisted of its military assets aligned against the Galactic Republic, including Separatist Droid Army and the Separatist navy. The army of the Techno Union was also placed at the disposal of the Separatists. Various other worlds also provided military units such as Umbara's Militia, Zygerria's royal guard, and several Kage Warriors.
Thirteen years before the Fall of the Republic, the Trade Federation was allowed to maintain an army of B1 battle droids to protect valuable shipments from piracy. The first major deployment of the Trade Federation's army was during the blockade and subsequent invasion of Naboo. The army fought against both the Royal Security Forces and the Gungan Grand Army.
Other conglomerates, such as the Techno Union, had their own armies to protect their interests. During the Separatist Crisis, the Techno Union, Trade Federation and the other conglomerates then pledged their armies to Count Dooku and the emerging Confederacy of Independent Systems. Together they formed the basis for the Confederacy's droid army.
Following a meeting a Geonosis between Dooku and his allies, the Republic learned that the Confederacy would take the shipment and use their army to force the Republic to demands to their demands. When Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was captured, the Republic's Supreme Chancellor Palpatine was given emergency powers by the Senate to create a Grand Army of the Republic, using an army ordered by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. Thus, both the Droid Army and Grand Army fought each other on Geonosis in the opening battle of the Clone Wars.
Despite the defeat, the Confederacy was able to seize control of the major hyperspace lanes, thus separating the Republic from the majority of its troops. The military would continue to be a effective fighting force against the Republic.
The Droid armies under Grievous' command would win multiple victories against the Republic, such as his capture of Eeth Koth and his bombing of Coruscant's central power distribution grid. Grievous' most daring assault came when he launched an assault on Coruscant and attempted to escape with the Supreme Chancellor. However, it failed when Kenobi and Skywalker killed Dooku and rescued the Chancellor.
End of the WarEdit
Following Dooku's death, Grievous became the last leader of the Confederacy and it's Separatist Council. However, his reign came to end when Kenobi found and destroyed him on Utapau. The military then fell under the command of the Council. However, their time ended when Lord Sidious's new apprentice, Darth Vader eliminated them on Mustafar. Vader also transmitted a master control signal that deactivated much of the Separatist military's droid forces. The elimination of the Separatists and the Jedi Purge enabled Palpatine to implement his Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor.
Despite the dissolution of the Confederacy, its legacy still remained in the form of battle droids. During the Imperial Era, several anti-Imperial insurgent groups including Cham Syndulla's Free Ryloth movement, Berch Teller's rebel cell, and Nevil Cygni made use of Separatist equipment including Vulture droids, communications jamming equipment, and capital ships. The future New Republic and Resistance starfighter pilot Temmin Wexley also rebuilt and befriended a heavily-modified B1 battle droid named Mister Bones. Mister Bones fought during the Galactic Civil War and met his end at the Battle of Jakku.
In 2 BBY, the former Clone Captain Rex and members of the Spectres rebel cell encountered the super tactical droid General Kalani and his Separatist holdout on Agamar during a salvage mission to obtain proton bombs. Kalani had overrode the command signal on Agamar, believing it to be a Republic trick. Determined to end the Clone Wars on his terms, Kalani forced Rex and the Spectres to take part in a war game. The Jedi Padawan Ezra Bridger convinced Kalani and Rex to put aside differences and make peace. The two sides then joined forces to escape an Imperial attack on Agamar.
As leader of the Confederacy and its Senate, Dooku held the most authority over the Confederacy's military operations and its strategies. Only members of the Separatist Council such as Viceroy Gunray, Emir Wat Tambor, and Archduke Poggle the Lesser were known to take command of their military's various operations personally. Dooku, however, was busy with maintaining his civilian authority over the Confederacy, and many of his military responsibilities were taken on by his generals and servants. One of the Confederacy's best officers was the Kaleesh cyborg, General Grievous, who served as Supreme Commander of the Droid Army. Under Grievous and Dooku served a number of high-ranking officers including Asajj Ventress, Kleeve, and Coburn Sear.
The Droid Army was the largest army assembled, outnumbering the Republic Clone Army by 100 to 1. The army was made of droid soldiers from organizations such as the Techno Union, Commerce Guild, and the Trade Federation.
The Confederacy's Navy composed mainly of ships used by the Trade Federation and Banking clan. The Navy was led, until it's destruction at Coruscant by the Invisible Hand as General Grievous's flagship. The capital ships were also augmented by squadrons of starfighters, primarily composed of Vulture-class droid star fighters and Droid tri-fighters.
- (First identified as Confederacy military)