With at least seventeen Field commanders from the Imperial Army observing, Veers moved his vehicle through an armored barrier, destroying it in a few steps. With at least two captured Rebel T2-B repulsor tanks and two captured T4-B heavy tanks blown to smithereens, in addition to three Pod walkers meeting a similar fate. Veers moved down to the river and deployed a squad of nine Stormtroopers from the AT-AT. Killing at least nine captured Black Sun soldier's, Veers then proceeded to slaughter a captive Rancor.
Suddenly, a force of Rebel troopers and T2-B repulsor tanks appeared. Anti-infantry turrets were set up by the Imperials, however, and the army quickly slaughtered the Rebels in mere minutes.
Palpatine congratulated Veers on the AT-AT's success. Darth Vader along with Veers calculated that the planet Jabiim provided the staging point for the attack. Although Tarkin stated that the AT-AT would see little use other than garrison duty when the Death Star was operational, Palpatine had a possible vision of the Battle of Hoth, and counter-stated that the AT-AT would be a useful tool of the army.