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Eighth Army

Other names:

8th Sector Army
Bright Jewel Command

Leaders:

Grand Moff Vanko

Headquarters:

Ord Mantell

Strength:

Clone troopers

Sub-units:

Systems Army Delta
Systems Army Epsilon
Systems Army Zeta

Era:

Clone Wars
Galactic Empire

This is a Class 3 article.

Eighth Army, also known as the 8th Sector Army or Bright Jewel Command, was a sector army unit that served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars.

History[]

The 8th Sector Army was a unit that was assigned to serve in Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. The 8th was specifically stationed at the command position of the planet Ord Mantell.[1] The sector army consisted of 150,000 clone infantry units initially but grew even more exponentially as more units were commissioned for the war effort. The 8th Sector Army was under the command of a Governor-General, as well as a Jedi General.[1]

During the Clone Wars, the 8th Sector Army was consistent with three Systems Armies - Delta, Epsilon, and Zeta - and were primarily deployed to planets including Mygeeto and Muunilinst.[1] Because of these locations, the 8th saw heavy action, more than many of the other 20 sector armies, to the point where several of the reserve commands repeatedly enforced it.[1]

In 19 BBY, following the execution of Clone Protocol 66,[2] Emperor Sheev Palpatine gave command of the 8th Sector Army to Grand Moff Vanko.[1]

Armor and Equipment[]

The 8th Sector Army, because of their extended deployment throughout the Clone Wars, possessed Phase I clone trooper armor and Phase II clone trooper armor, and likely Stormtrooper armor as well by the end of the war, as they were led by Grand Moff Vanko.[1]

Appearances[]

  • The Essential Guide to Warfare

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Essential Guide to Warfare
  2. Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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