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Ewoks Are the Most Tactically Advanced Fighting Force in Star Wars

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Rodney-2187, Dec 4, 2019.

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Do you like the Ewoks?

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  2. No

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  1. Rodney-2187

    Rodney-2187 Jedi General

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    I stumbled upon this article and thought it would make for great conversation here:

    Ewoks Are the Most Tactically Advanced Fighting Force in Star Wars

    https://www.wired.com/story/ewoks-star-wars-tactics-endor-moon/


    "The Empire can project immense power on both the land and in space to defend its imperial interests. But they’re also horrible at it."

    "Our friends in the Imperial Army and Navy never met a problem they couldn’t solve with a bold frontal assault. There is no subtlety in Imperial tactics; just keep throwing Stormtroopers and Tie fighters at the problem until it is no longer a problem. They don’t bother to use indirect fire or even coordinate close air support at a tactical level. Their synchronization of the battlespace boils down to “is everyone on line and shooting in the generally same direction?” It’s laughable."

    "The Rebel Alliance is even worse. They have virtually zero ground game, minus some special ops units here and there."



    "As others have pointed out, the Ewoks seem to portray your garden variety insurgent or guerrilla force; George Lucas himself has said that he drew inspiration from the Vietnam War. But the Ewoks are also the only fighters in all of Star Wars to portray multi-domain operations. They force their enemies to respond to a variety of threats simultaneously, throwing them off balance and allowing the Ewoks to seize the initiative."

    "In this single engagement, the Ewoks manage to overwhelm and completely defeat a technologically superior force simply by using conventional military tactics and the principles of multi-domain operations. Through the synchronization of direct and indirect fire, close air support, combat engineer principles, deception, psychological operations, and massing their forces at the key point in time and space, the Ewoks demonstrate their proficiency in land warfare. Other Star Wars universe forces—the Gungans and the Galactic Army of the Republic in particular—show their own flashes of tactical brilliance, but none of them come close to matching the Ewoks in their ability to coordinate the effects of combat power."



    The article breaks down the battle tactics used by the Ewoks in more depth. I couldn't help wanting to talk about it after reading.
     
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  2. Jack_Forest

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    Oh, I wish I didn't read that. Now RotJ feels like a very stupid movie.
     
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    Like ewoks. Dont think they are the most tactical force though.
     
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