THE DARK TIMES
To crack heavily armored targets, the Resistance called upon two squadrons of MG-100 StarFortress bombers laden with powerful proton bombs. The bombers were committed to another mission during the raid on Starkiller Base, but rushed back to D’Qar for the base’s evacuation. Escorted by swift starfighters, Cobalt Squadron attacked the initial wave of First Order warships to buy time for Leia Organa’s freedom fighters to escape. All of the bombers were lost, along with their crews, in this desperate mission.
The bombardier aboard Resistance bomber Cobalt Hammer, Nix Jerd hails from the Mid Rim world of Lantillies. His bomber flies into the teeth of the First Order’s defenses above D’Qar, targeting a massive Siege Dreadnought. As explosions rattle Cobalt Hammer, Nix keeps a firm grip on the remote trigger that will release the bomber’s payload.
A talented pilot and gunner, Paige Tico operates the ventral guns on the Resistance bomber Cobalt Hammer. She fled the Otomok system and joined the Resistance with her younger sister Rose. Paige loves animals, particularly fathiers, and dreams of seeing one during some quiet period when the galaxy is at peace.
Six Resistance bombers, including Paige Tico’s Cobalt Hammer, made up Cobalt Squadron. The squadron was unavailable for the attack on Starkiller Base because it was bringing supplies to insurgents opposing the First Order in the Atterra system. The bombers rushed back to D’Qar aboard the Ninka and were sent into combat to buy time for the Resistance evacuation. They destroyed a First Order Dreadnought, but were lost along with all of their crews.
A massive Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought, the Fulminatrix was armed with deadly orbital bombardment cannons that could penetrate planetary shields. The First Order assigned this huge warship, commanded by Moden Canady, the task of incinerating D’Qar’s Resistance base. Canady succeeded, but the Fulminatrix was destroyed by a Resistance bomber run.