Galactic Battle Grounds Mission 1 allows gamers to replay the battle for Alaris Prime.Historically, the battle for Alaris Prime was a small skirmish between the Trade Federation and “The Wookiees” (what do we call their civilization btw? Are they the “Wookiee Consortium”, “The Wookiee Empire”, “The Wookiee Defence League”? – It doesn’t matter I guess). As it is, the Wookiees end up defeating the Trade Federation and expelling the Nemodians from the planet.
After I completed the mission I headed over to wookieepedia to read up on what I had just accomplished. You can find the write-up here, and its summation of events makes more sense than anything I could ever write. After reading wookieepedia’s excerpt on the battle there was an “Ah Ha” moment for me. The whole scenario seemed to make a little more sense. I guess I wasn’t really paying attention when I was playing.My first comment with regards to this bit of history is that I regret not reading the Chewbacca TBP from 55 BBY which features Attichitcuk. I think if I had read this it would have given me a little more depth and appreciation for the major players in this battle.
My second comment is a bold assertion: Galactic Battle Grounds Mission 1 in a modern day epic. Yes, that’s right! A MODERN DAY EPIC!
Although it garnered very little attention, in my post on 3032 BBY (The one with the Gungans) I argued that the events in Galactic Battle Grounds Missions 3.1-3.3 can be defined as an epic. I think my argument holds up (as long as it’s not scrutinized). Likewise, I think Galactic Battle Grounds Mission 1, with Chewbacca as the hero, is also a modern day epic. I’ll not list my reasons here, just head on over to the post on 3032 BBY to get a sense of what I’m talking about.Galactic Battle Grounds is a great game, and I love engaging with it as an historical source to examine because it’s nice to play a video game that doesn’t consume me.
For my next post I’ll be looking at Darth Maul issues 1-4 from the Rise of the Sith Omnibus. Until then my friends, may the Force be with you.