Lit Imperial Handbook - A Commander's Guide

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  1. King of Alsakan Force Ghost

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    IMPERIAL HANDBOOK: A COMMANDER'S GUIDE (DELUXE EDITION)

    written by Daniel Wallace, with artwork by Chris Trevas & Chris Reiff

    47North (Amazon Publishing) with becker&mayer
    hardcover, ISBN 978-1-60380-340-3, $99.99

    INCLUDES mechanized case with lights and sounds, introduction note by Luke, and a specially designed die-cast Imperial military medal

    As the Imperial Empire expands, high-ranking officials from each branch of the Imperial Military have set down tactical guidelines and procedures for all newly ascending commanders. Set in-universe, this compendium of ordinance, mission reports, and Imperial philosophy was intercepted by members of the Rebel Alliance, some of whom also left commentary scribbled in the margins. Housed in a deluxe case that opens with lights and sounds, this never-before-seen Imperial Handbook is perfect for Star Wars fans—no matter which side of the Civil War they’re on.

    I figured I would make a thread on this guy, credit goes to the Facebook Star Wars Sourcebooks page for finding it.

    I am very excited for this to come out:) Hopefully it will provide some new insights and tidbits regarding the Empire and its military. Since it is being done by the same authors as the Death Star Technical Manual, I am curious to see if there will be any further retcons to ship lengths or to the size of the Imperial military. I also wonder if any EU info will make the cut for this book.
  2. purplerain Force Ghost

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    I want to know how Yularen went from Republic hero to Death Star board member and I want confirmation that Tarkin knows that Palpatine is Sidious.
  3. Jeff_Ferguson Force Ghost

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    They're making a new film in Fall 2015???!?!
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  4. Starkeiller Force Ghost

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    These things keep coming, huh? It actually looks very good. Sounds a bit boring (can't say I'm very much interested in finding out more about "tactical guidelines of the Imperial military"), but I'm sure it won't be.

    I wonder how Luke is supposed to have come by this one. [face_thinking]
  5. Cushing's Admirer Chosen One

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    I don't like the Rebel bias it will clearly have with the 'scribbled notes'. Otherwise sounds fascinating.
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  6. Trip Force Ghost

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  7. purplerain Force Ghost

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    american americans
  8. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    DAMN MY TARDINESS
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  10. Ordo Skirata Jedi Grand Master

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    Yowza, a hundred smackers for a book, case, and medal. That seems a little much.
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  11. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    Ric Olié, sourcebook blurb author.
  12. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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  13. CommanderDrenn Jedi Grand Master

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    Technically, December 15(?), the release date of Episode VII, is in the fall.
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  14. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Okay, this one I'll buy the deluxe version. Heavens only know how long I've asked for this book, after all!

    Of course, I'll be a very critical reader on this particular topic... no pressure! But I'm pleased as punch to look forward to this one. I hope the complexity and depth of Imperial culture is explored thoroughly -- the contrast between the Core World nobles/Generationals and the fascist COMPNOR types, the roles of the mofference and the Imperial advisors, etc.

    And of course, let's hope we get an Ars Dangor mention! Ederlathh Pallopides wouldn't hurt either, but I'm not sure where she'd fit in a military manual. :p
  15. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Scribbling on the margins of the copy she received as a birthday gift, of course.
  16. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Man, if she got to be one of the margin scribblers for this book...

    If there was such a thing as my fondest dream for the EU, that would be it right there.
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  18. purplerain Force Ghost

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    and don't forget names for all the members of the Peculiar Hat Crew
  19. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    We're just missing two of them. We need names for penis hat and Janus Greejatus groupie.
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  20. Dreossk Jedi Grand Master

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    Nice! The size of the box is unfortunate, they should have kept the simpler Bounty Hunter Code type. Simple, small(-ish), no useless eletronic.

    Who will be the next Ahsoka/Quinlan Vos/Bossk and become the king of stupid margin comments? I also hope it will contain less paper and more real items and for 100$ I expect more that a plastic fake "lightsaber crystal" or Boba Fett's ridiculous helmeted driving permit... Fall 2015, that way too far, it's ridiculous :(
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  21. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I am intrigued by the idea of the Imperial medal being included as one of the "hard" items with the deluxe set. It'd be too much to hope that it'd be the Emperor's Will from TIE Fighter (as seen in my icon), as I suspect it'll be some brand-new design.
  22. Dreossk Jedi Grand Master

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    Don't expect something like your avatar hehe, it will probably be as cheap as the credit from Jedi Path.
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  23. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    I sense an opportunity for a Galaxies TCG reference.

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  24. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    I'm hoping it's more than just Imperial military stuff. I feel like that's been the aspect of the Empire that's been covered most extensively. I'd be a lot more interested in getting an extensive layout of just how the Imperial government was structured and operated.
  25. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    I demand a Rebel version!

    --Adm. Nick