Dewback troopers were stormtroopers mounted on dewbacks. Well suited for destroying lightly defended buildings, such as Prefab shelters and power cores. However, their primary role was in attacking hostile combat vehicles such as Rebel combat speeders and Rebel attack tanks. They accomplished this task by utilizing a flamethrower as their primary weapon. Dewback troopers were vulnerable to unmounted troopers and ground vehicles. Sandtroopers commonly used the creatures for patrols.
Dewback troopers were similar to the clone blurrg troopers of the Galactic Republic which preceded them or the Tauntaun Troopers used by their opposition, the Rebel Alliance. Dewback troopers were also capable of being upgraded to Heavy dewback troopers or Advanced dewback troopers. For the Empire to deploy dewback troopers they first needed an animal nursery.
Six months after the Battle of Yavin, two dewback troopers were on patrol near the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine when the Empire ambushed the Rebel's Rogue Squadron. They were eliminated by the pilot Luke Skywalker.
Behind the scenesEdit
Stormtroopers were seen on dewbacks as early as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, released in 1998, dewback troopers were encountered by the player. They had to be destroyed to earn the mission's gold medal, and this article assumes the player did so. In the 2001 video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and its 2002 expansion pack, dewback troopers are the Imperial mounted trooper unit, created at troop centers for a cost of 55 food units and 20 nova crystals. Dewback troopers were also re-imagined in LEGO form in 2006 for LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and its 2007 compilation re-release.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- Star Wars: Force Commander
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- Star Wars: Blood Ties 6: Boba Fett is Dead, Part 2
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars 31: Return to Tatooine
- Star Wars 32: The Jawa Express
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- "Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc"—Star Wars Tales 6
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- ↑ Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron