Pummels, as many soldiers dubbed them, were large tank-like siege engines in use by various factions in the time before the Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War. Utilizing powerful short-range lasers, pummels were used to grind down enemy defensive fortifications, including walls, antipersonnel turrets, and even localized ground-based shields, allowing lighter units and infantry to breach strong points and engage entrenched enemy forces. Though heavily armored, pummels were also very slow and vulnerable to land and air-based attacks; to compensate for this, pummels were often sent into battle either heavily escorted, or once the enemy's mobile opposition had been dealt with and/or distracted. They were built at Heavy Weapons Factories and were upgradeable to Heavy Energy Pummels. The Gungans on the planet Naboo used a living creature as a pummel, the Cerrabore.
They were very similar to aquatic destroyers seen on the water, which used similar laser panels to literally dissolve enemy ships at very close range.
Types of PummelsEdit
- Energy Pummel (Royal Naboo)
- Energy Pummel (Trade Federation)
- GAR Energy Pummel
- Corporate Alliance Energy Pummel
- Energy Pummel (Wookiee)
- Energy Pummel (Galactic Empire)
- Energy Pummel (Rebel Alliance)
Behind the scenesEdit
Pummels appear in the 2001 video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, as well as its 2002 expansion pack, Clone Campaigns. The Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide uses a picture of the Wookiee Energy Pummel as an example of this type of unit.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns