Originally Posted by zerted
The Empire is the Republic, so they could have never fought. Thats why I picked CIS vs Rebels. But a Empire vs. the Republic battle I would love to see.
Who cares if it never happened? 99% of the stuff in SWBF never happened and never could happen if the movies are canon! It's a game, let us have our fantasies.
Maybe the Empire wanted to see how far they'd come, so they took a bunch of Republic stuff out of mothballs, trained some decent troops according to the old stuff, and put them against each other. Boom!
Or how about this, a mischevious Time Traveler sucked a huge army from the Republic Era and inserted them ("man worlds" theory here so it's not like this destroys the Empire's creation) into a situation where they would be fighting the Empire. The Empire might realize that these are their own people from the past, but they have no time to think, the battle is on! The Republic has no idea who these similar looking guys are, but they attack! Boom!