Zahn's SD strength in Hand of Thrawn

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  1. Wes Jedi Knight

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    What was up with Zahn's portaryal of Star Destroyers in these two books?
  2. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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  3. darthjarjarbinks Jedi Master

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    Hang on a sec wedge, do you think you could just be a little bit vaguer for us? :p
  4. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    Nothing that starnge exept all the SDs were cloaked.
  5. darthjarjarbinks Jedi Master

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    You alive wes?

    Are you referring to the numerical strength of star destroyers in the empire? if so, then, what do you mean whats up with it? Too few? Too many? relatively too few compared to the amount @ the height of the Empire? help is out here.
  6. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    I didn't notice anything that was out of place.
  7. Tod Jedi Master

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    I guess he means the battle at the end of VotF where about 110 NR ships were outgunned by 3 SDs.
  8. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    I thought he meant that VotF shows all the ISDs are cloaked.
  9. Black_Hole Force Ghost

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    I like that better than 3 X-wings outgunning a star destroyer.
  10. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey, don't forget the Falcon! Three X-Wings, and the Falcon!
  11. Jedi_Ben_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    Hey Chissdude- there not all cloaked, just the ones at are sent on the mission by Disra. The Errant Venture and the Chimera
    are both uncloaked in VotF, as well as possibly others, I don't remember.

    As to the original question, how is anyone suppost to answer anything so vague?
  12. Ana Vitorrian Jedi Knight

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    I'd actually be interested if anybody has a clue what the naval strength of the Imperial Remnant is during the HoT. It's one of those things that always puzzled me, (i.e., number of Imp SD's, Vic SD's, etc.) - my suspicions are that there is nothing onpoint for these numbers.

    Maybe I should check the New Jedi Order Sourcebook for some insights. Then again, it probably doesn't have any. Hmmm.

    I dunno, I guess I could flip through a few different books for ideas.
  13. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    Ana, PotP says 200 SDs, Vics and ISDs I would assume.
  14. Ana Vitorrian Jedi Knight

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    Chissdude, a little more help please!!! I don't know what "PotP" means? At this point, I'm guessing "Specter of the Past" even though you have a "P" instead of an "S." Am I wrong???

    (Thanks!!!)
  15. Darth Thrawn Jedi Master

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    Ana, it is Spectre of the Past. I think its one of the chapters with Pellaeon, either when they are testing the cloak/predictor system, or when he is talkign to the other moffs about the treaty. He says their force had been reduced to just 200 star destroyers. Theres no info on what type they are.
  16. Black_Hole Force Ghost

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    Gandolf the Grey. Whoa wait! The Flacon is in a legue of it's own. I would be dissapointed if three star destroyers would even scratch the Falcon.
  17. Darth Thrawn Jedi Master

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    An X-Wing destroyed a death star, after that, anythings possible
  18. Ana Vitorrian Jedi Knight

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    Thanks again, Chissdude & Darth Thrawn!

    I found the sites in Specter of the Past. Plus, I found information on sector navies in the Imperial Sourcebook. Both sources reconcile well, (i.e., 24 SD's per sector in IMP SB; 8 sectors in Imp Remnant in SotP).

    Looks like Zahn and his Bothan network were right on the money!!!
  19. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    Sorry Ana, my bad typing skills :D

    I meant SotP
  20. Wes Jedi Knight

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    I was talkng about at the end of VOTF when 110 ships were outgunned by 3 SDs.

    Then in SOTP one SD was outgunning an entire Starfighter base with 12 wings of fighter, 6 A-Wings and 6 X-Wings.

    Zahn made them seem much more powerful from what we've seen in other books.
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