Upon decoding a CIS transmission to invade Yavin 4 and search for any remaining Sith Holocrons, the Republic immediately responded and sent troops. Fearing any uncovered holocrons would eventually fall into the hands of Dooku and Ventress (and undoubtedly draw out the war), Felucian Jedi General Xe Jianum and the 71st Jungle Battalion were sent to intervene. Combing through dense swamp and jungle vegetation in search of holocrons and the CIS, an ambush and fierce firefight breaks out at the site of ancient Sith ruins. A new dark figure emerges from the shadows, and launches herself towards the Republic forces. Created for the March Battlefield Contest at The CABG.
About this creation
Overview of the battle in the Jungle on Yavin 4. Laser blasts cut through the tall grass as CIS and Republic forces stand off.
A jungle outfitted Droid Commando has set up his sniper riffle atop a massive tree in preparation for the ambush.
A Super Battle Droid fires off a shot while a jungle Droid Commando takes a hit along the rivers edge within the swamp.
Another jungle Droid Commando uses a vibro-blade the cut through the dense grass.
"Ace is down, keep your fire steady!" shouts out Dimple as he blasts through the grass.
The two sides engage in a fierce fire-fight.
"General, our re-enforcements are 5-6 minutes out, but they're reporting a large build-up of troops ahead!"
"I think if we can make our way to that clearing over there we can hold them off for awhile."
The troops and Jedi General Xe Jianum are unsuspectingly ambushed by the Dark Jedi Merell Mons.
Merell Mons wields two red bladed tonfa-style hilt sabers that she has acquired one way or another by viewing one of many lost Sith Holocrons on Yavin. She has turned to the dark side, and is now obsessed with possessing all holocrons so that her knowledge of the dark side of the force may be the greatest in the Galaxy. She fights for neither the CIS nor the Republic. I plan on continuing her story down the line.
Side shot of the battle.
Back shot of the moc.
Another side shot.
The jungle reclaimed ancient Sith ruins and Merrel Mons.
Top shot of the moc.
Background: Built in March 2009 for The CABG Battlefield Contest. A lot of my inspiration for this moc came from the Vietnam War, where battles occasionally were fought in rice paddies and tall grass fields. The Force Unleashed was also a pretty major inspiration. I spent time here and there over the past couple months to come up with a good tonfa-style hilt as seen in the game, and finally accomplished it. I really liked the idea of overgrown Aztec ruins that I saw on a documentary a few weeks ago, and also incorporated that idea into this moc. Surprisingly with my recent runs to the Lego Store and collecting handfuls of those green weeds, I actually ran out! I'll be sure to grab some more next time I hit the store though ;)Hope that you enjoyed it!
This is a great moc. The light saber hilts are clever and all the grass is great. Your tree is very realistic to. I have never been able to do that. The ruins have to be my favorite part. And how did you get all those kshyyyk troopers.