I posted this earlier over in the community forum but it got locked by a mod. I didn't even know this forum (LACWAC) existed. Sorry. I'm new here. I know, I know. Anyway: I was rewatching some of the older TCW eps, and I realized there seems to be a major, nay, massive tactical blunder in the episode "Weapons Factory" (s2e6). They had already taken down the theater shield in the proceeding episode (Point Rain). With the shield being down, they surely should just have annihilated the droid factory with orbital bombardment? They had a bunch of Star Destroyers sitting in orbit doing nothing. Instead they used a frankly incompetent plan, where the whole army marched up to the front gate like they were on a parade ground - knowingly walking into a trap, and sacrificing the lives of countless men, for no reason other than to create a diversion, while a pair of half-trained Jedi apprentices infiltrated to try and blow it from the inside. That plan also went to hell, as a result of which the apprentices ended up almost dying, ultimately executing a would-be kamikaze attack, which they fortuitously survived due to the uber armor of the new droid tank. I think IIRC that Luminara outranked Yularen at this battle, so this whole attack plan must have been her idea, I can only imagine Yularen sitting fuming on his star destroyer, its turbolasers lying cold and silent, listening helplessly on the tactical net while the army got cut to pieces before the citadel gate. Thinking back to ESB, it was a major plot point that due to the theater shield on Hoth, they couldn't use orbital bombardment, necessitating the ground assault. LaPR involved a similar situation, with a theater shield nesscesitating a ground assault. But after that shield was down, the target was open to orbital gunfire, and I was like "Aha! The shield is down! Time to call it in and bring the hammer down!" But.. nope. They just didn't. The best explanation I can think of is that this was provided as an example of why making the Jedi into generals was a bad idea. They are great lone warriors. They are wandering knights... but they aren't necessarily good military commanders of an army. Some of them are, some of them may be brilliant strategists, but some of them are downright horrible military commanders. And I'd guess Luminara Unduli was one of the awful ones. Thoughts?