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Old 02-06-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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Grand Admirals

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Do you think there will be several grand admirals as heroes in EaW ? As I have seen, maybe only Zaarin, Thrawn is almost certainly out because he is at the unknown regions at this time, but there could have more Gd. Admirals in the game...
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:09 AM   #2
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Thrawn wasn't a Grand Admiral at this time either.

So that's an even better reason for him not being a Grand Admiral.




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Old 02-06-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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I don't think we'll be seeing any Grand Admirals in the game. We've already got commanders of star destroyers with Piett and company. If the expansion adds more interactive features with planets other than attack/defend a la rebellion, that would be a strong reason to include them.


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Old 02-06-2006, 02:52 PM   #4
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He was a Grand Admiral at this time, theres a short story about how he gets the Noghri from Vader in which hes a Grand Admiral. Before Episode 4



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Old 02-06-2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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Well, that is contradicting already established facts (10 year old even) about Thrawn then, as he was only a Rear Admiral right after Hoth (Reference: Star Wars TIE Fighter). And a Captain around ANH (Reference: Star Wars Galaxies and various books/comics).




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Old 02-06-2006, 03:41 PM   #6
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he Replaced Zaarin as the 12th Grand Admiral Shortly after Zaarin was defeated



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Old 02-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #7
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He was the 13th Grand Admiral not 12th, and he was a Grand Admiral prior to the First Death Star. According to the short story "Side Trip" by Timothy Zahn he was a Grand Admiral before Corran Horns father died, which was before the Battle of Yavin.



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Old 02-06-2006, 04:52 PM   #8
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You are all correct. Those sources conflicted and it has been retconned, making Thrawn's promotion to Grand Admiral a secret to the rest of the Imperial Navy. So while his official rank was Vice Admiral, his real, secret rank was Grand Admiral.

In any case I don't see the use of a Grand Admiral Hero. Being the guy in charge is the player's job.
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:56 PM   #9
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They could be used as a bonus modifier. Like Tarkin is.

Mod makers will do wonders, I will be very surprised not to see Thrawn in a mod.


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Old 02-06-2006, 06:37 PM   #10
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