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 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.
Brenn 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
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,
so 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.
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...)
But 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.
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... :-)
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
Brenn Tantor with his AT-PT driver friend
Custom Brenn Tantor figure back
Thanks for your attention, come back to CustomStarWars soon.
written by: Norbert
Rostas 2011 Xmas, the figure was made years before