Brenn Tantor

Force Commander


Brenn Tantor is a young imperial trooper. Their squad was sent to Kalaan, because of a local violence. Their squad is just arrives in the opening intro of the game above Kalaan, and attacks the planet with a gorgeous, great looking film-like cutscene what was made with the game's engine. This intro is so awesome, that some may think that is from the film. Even the critics say the intro is superb. You may have seen some part of that in the EP3 trailer called Rise of the Empire. Many don't ever thought that those tie bomber attacks, the march of the armored vehicles, and the attack of the stormtroopers are from Force Commander intro! Oh yes! That is the way the Empire gets air superiority, then crush the enemy with walkers, then invades the capitol with groundtroops. There walks carefully Brenn Tantor amongst the smoking ruins, his squad leader is his own brother, Dellis Tantor. A kalaanite acts like dead, but when Dellis gets close he shots the squad leader. Dellis collapses, his squad kills the kalaanite, but they cannot do anything against the fact, Dellis was hit. Brenn rushes to his brother frightened, and takes off his helmet. Dellis is alive, but injured severely. In the meantime there comes a captain to investigate the events, and ask who is with charge in this squadron. Well, he is lying on the ground, at this moment... But the squad have to advance further, so he promote Brenn to take the lead. Dellis will be healed later on, but his arrival cannot be expected in the near future, so while he is recovering Brenn remains the squad leader. Soon, he gets his first mission from his captain, who orders him to find an escape pod that was ejected from Tantive IV, with important data on its board... Sounds familiar? So Brenn, and his team travels to Tatooine to find that escape pod. Soon, they discover it is empty, but there were 2 droids in it. These droids were captured by jawas, so lets go, find those jawas! Can you remember the sentence of the elder Kenobi about those precise hits on the side of the jawa sand crawler? These are not from tuskens... no, those were WE! shelter of kenobiWe found those crawler with Brenn, we blasted those jawas, but the droids were sold to local farmers, and here we go again! We gotta find those locals, so we follow the film storyline from INSIDE, with the view of the Empire, who rush for those stolen data, their run were documented in this cool tutorial! Here is an other reason to play thru the tutorial, don't just learn your keyboard configurations and movement, but also learn the film events with the eye of an imperial!

The Empire discovers the strategic and leader potential of Brenn Tantor. So they give more important missions for the talented man, and a bigger army to command. His commander, Beri Tulon, is not only his officer, but his mentor, too. He can learn much from Tulon. Tulon is a good man, so he always tell Breen they are soldiers, but not murderers. Taking a life cannot be an end in itself. Although the soldier must kill for defending himself, you kill, or you'll be killed on the battlefield. But without a reason, or without an unarmed or just a barbarian way a real soldier cannot act. Brenn will not forget these instructions, you'll see, just read further.

ruulBrenn advances with his troops to Ruul, and conquer the territory. He builds a communication network there, to download, and transmit data from a terminal, however the stolen data are still missing. During his mission, the Rebel, with the help of that data, and a man called Luke Skywalker, manage to destroy the Death Star. The Empire lost there the finest officers, they are having miserable times, as the generals and moffs had died in the space station. So they promote Brenn, as he became now one of the most experienced officers. He was ordered to land at Yavin IV, and however the main Rebel Forces had already evacuated their base, there are still stationing some remnants of them, those shall be crushed, because they had attacked the First Death Star from there. Soon after landing Brenn started to deploy mobile buildings, and troops from the Star Destroyers above, and started the attack against the rebel forces, and to capture their base. But he received a very important message from General Maximillian Veers, who was also there at Yavin in an important mission, but his shuttle was spotted and forced a crash landing on the jungle moon. However he managed to find a convenient valley, and survived the crash. The radio was still operational, so Veers used it to reach and contact Brenn, and required an immediate assistance. This happens in a difficult moment in the game, because when we cross an invisible line, that activates this event. As it happens near the enemy base, we gotta split our army into two, we gotta hold the enemy main forces with the biggest half, while the other half should be sent to save General veers. It is important, because the rebels have also heard his (uncoded) radio message, and they are also sending troops to his location, however they don't want to rescue him, but to capture, or to kill the talented imperial General. This can not be happened, we don't let it happened as this is a primary objective of this mission, so there starts a race towards Veers crash-landed shuttle. If Brenn already has airforce, that is simple for him, he just sends out a squadron of Tie fighters, ordering them to protect General Veers from the air, above his valley. Soon the first squads of rebel infantry will cross the hills, shoot them down with your Tie fighters, and hold your position! In the meanwhile you should send a ground force to the location, to protect the enemy vehicles, and ground units to reach Veers, so stop them in the narrows, that leads into his valley. After saving him from the rebels, we'll receive the secondary objective, we must escort him to the evacuation zone. This can be easily achieved with a circle protection around him, slowly marching toward the evac. zone, protected fighters from the air. After General Maximillian Veers reached the evacuation zone, he says thank you for his friend, Brenn Tantor, and gratefully, and relieved left the area. (However he still had some time, to empower his actor, Mr. Julian Glover, to stand up for a photo together with the representative of Brenn Tantor, who was me. Also, he quickly dedicated a "General Veers" action figure. :-) Thank you Mr. Glover!) The Empire sends remote probes all over the galaxy, to find the hidden rebel base. They find it on the remote Hoth system, hoth vaderso they send Brenn and Veers immediately to attack the Echo base with ground forces. Vader personally supervise this mission, and strictly command those two not to fail him. Brenn Tantor and General Veers quickly deployed their armored regiment, designated "Blizzard Force", into the Echo Base mountain valley to eliminate rebel resistance, and to destroy the shield generator protecting the Rebel base. We could hear General Veers' famous sentence as aiming with Blizzard 1 walker's chin guns at the shield generator, saying "targeting with maximum firepower" at the shield generator. (Well, from now if you visit CustomStarWars' site Force Commander article, you'll notice that general Veers is targeting with maximum firepower at CustomStarWars, too, greeting its readers with this sentence!) Brenn and Veers makes a successful offence on the Echo base, also the Dark Lord appears, and personally assist the siege. Brenn gains the trust of Vader during this mission. New promotions, new campaigns. Brenn gets under the command of a new general, called Brashin. He is a typical mad man, a depraved imperial officer. Tulon and Brashin have very different views, so Brenn finds him between two totally different wills. He manage to capture a traitor governor, who helped the rebellion, and imprison him. He also captures several rebel objects, and makes a great service for the Empire. But Tulon gets sick and tired of the dirty imperial ways, and tries to desert. He wanna join the rebels with his walker. Brashin gives a very hard command for Brenn, capture, or kill his mentor. It is a hard situation for a friend, but reasonable for a soldier, he needs to stop a deserter. So he catches, and holds up Tulon, but he is not able to kill him. He destroys his walker, and arrests Tulon. But Brashin sentences him to death. Brenn is suffering. But he gets his next, very important quest, he have to capture Luke Skywalker! The Empire finds out where are the Rebel generals planning to have their secret meeting. The game gets a fictive point, Brenn manages to capture five of them, including Skywalker! Of course Brashin sentences the young Jedi to death. On that very day the Empire defeat the main ground forces of the rebels after a gigantic battle. stormtroopers kill civilsBrashin orders Brenn to kill all those civilians with martial law, who helped the rebels. Brenn resists. He doesn't want to kill innocent civilians. They are arguing, then he refuses to obey. Therefore Brashin has his TRMB's communications blocked, and arrests him. He orders Brenn's squad on his radio to continue the slaughter. The Empire kills those citizens. Brashin sentences Brenn to death. (This gets his habit now...) kalaan rescueBut a few of Brenn's  loyal men don't forget their commander, and under the cover of the nite rescue Brenn from his prison cell. Brenn gets a message from a rebel leader, General Taskeen. He offers help for Brenn and his men, they are willing to send a ship for the deserters, if Brenn will side with the Rebellion, and helps their freedom fight in the future. Also, they want him to free the death sentenced Luke Skywalker, who is also in one of those cells where Brenn was. Brenn decides to do that. luke and bren escapeSo they together reach the evacuation zone with his loyal men, and Luke. And now the game turns 180 degrees! From now, you are a rebel with Brenn, and you have to destroy imperial targets that YOU planned and built when you were an imperial officer with Brenn! The rebels not really trust you in the beginning, because they think you are just an usual cruel imperial. But you'll have an opportunity to gain their trust, and you'll be able to put your crimes right. Pretty soon you can start to put it right, as an imperial convoy transports our former mentor, Beri Tulon, to that base where they want to execute him. You'll have to hurry, he got to be saved before the transport gets inside the walls of that base. Of course, Brenn manages to rescue him in time, and escorts him back to the rebels. Taskeen's reaction is pretty funny: great, now I have two ex-imperial officers to baby-sit... :-)

abridon governorabridon_shipyardLater Brenn frees that governor, who was arrested by him earlier. It is an important act! No just because he can remedy his fault, but also because the abridonians invented the A-wing class fighters, which are one of the faster airplanes in the galaxy! Well, this plane and its tested pilots were offered for the Rebel Alliance from the abridonian government as a gratitude. This fighters will make a good use in the space at the siege of the second Death Star!  Also, he steals an AT-AT walker for the rebels, to study it. Finally companied with Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Luke they land on Endor, to help Han  to blow up the shield generator of the 2nd Death Star. Interesting, and great campaign! Chewie can help to steal an AT-ST, R2-D2 jams the imperial communications, C-3PO and Leia go to recruit ewoks. However Vader feels the presence of Luke, he does not want to endanger his friends, so he leave the squad, and surrenders. Han and Brenns squad manage to blow the bunker, and the Death Star will be destroyed. Vader and the Emperors die, the Rebellion wants to win the war for good. so they send Brenn to siege Coruscant, the capital of the Empire. So they attack Coruscant, defeat Brashin's forces, they demolish the sculpture of the Emperor, they capture the palace, and  in its basement they find the lost, and thought to be killed brother of Brenn, Dellis. Who were, of course, death sentenced because of traitor, and helping the rebels by General Brashin. Well, you know Brashin by now...

After watching the demo of fireworks and celebrations from all over the different plots of the Galaxy you can sit back with a pleasant feeling!



Please take a look at my custom Brenn Tantor pilot figure.


Custom Brenn Tantor figure front

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Brenn Tantor with his AT-PT driver friend

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Custom Brenn Tantor figure back

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written by: Norbert Rostas 2011 Xmas, the figure was made years before


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