Galactic Civil War Timeline

Reference Index
Main Timeline

19 BBY – Revenge of the Sith

  • Delegation of 2000 petition Palpatine to give up his emergency powers
  • End of the Clone Wars
  • End of the Old Republic
  • Anakin becomes Darth Vader
  • Order 66 and destruction of the Jedi Order
  • Palpatine declares himself Emperor
  • Formation of the Galactic Empire

19 BBY – Post ROTS

  • 63 Senators arrested for under suspicion of treason, Mon Mothma and Bail Organa among them, but quickly released (The Rebel Files)
  • Saw’s Partisans formed
  • Bail Organa begins organizing and recruiting dissidents

18 BBY

  • Vader sent to Mon Calamari to bring it under complete Imperial control (Vader 13)
  • Mon Calamari is devastated by Imperial bombardment and surrenders
  • Mon Calamari King Lee-Char captured by the Empire (Vader 17)
  • Tenth Brother killed
  • Padawan Survivor Farren Barr killed by Vader on Mon Calamari
  • Raddus and three cruisers escape

17 BBY

  • Ahsoka Tano recruited by Bail Organa (Ahsoka)

14 BBY

  • Cal Kestis assists Saw Gerrera and his Partisans in capturing a refinery on Kashyyyk, liberating many a number of Wookies. (Jedi: Fallen Order)
  • Second Sister killed (Jedi: Fallen Order)
  • Emperor Palpatine and Vader personally cripple the insurgency on Ryloth (Lords of the Sith)
  • Berch Teller Campaign (Tarkin)
  • Tarkin promoted to Grand Moff and given jurisdiction over Outer Rim territories (Tarkin)10 BBY
    • Lando Calrissian assists slave rebellion on Kullgroon (Lando: Double or Nothing)
    • Native insurgency on Mimban (Solo)

11 BBY

  • Hera Syndulla meets former Padawan Kanan Jarus on Gorse (A New Dawn)
  • Count Vidian, a member of Palpatine’s inner circle, killed

7 BBY

  • Jyn Erso takes part in her first mission – a raid to discover why Imperial scientists are studying Kyber crystals (Rebel Rising)

6 BBY

  • Jyn Erso participates in her first solo mission to Horuz (Rebel Rising)
  • Saw’s partisans commit massacre of Inusagi, killng the chieftess and Imperial governor (Rebel Rising)
  • An attempt by Saw and Jyn to covertly record the Empire’s activities on Tamsye Prime is betrayed and the factory they’re in is bombed (Rebel Rising)
    • Saw is badly wounded protecting Jyn and subsequently abandons her
  • Mon Mothma forms her rebel cell (On the Front Lines)

5 BBY
Liberators seize garrison on Mantooine, largely destroyed in Imperial counterattack, survivors become one of the first groups to join the Rebel Alliance (The Rebel Files)
* Lothal rebel cell:
– Lothal rebels liberate group of Wookie slaves on Kessel (Rebels S1E1)
– Discover and destroy illegal disruptor weapons with R2D2 and C3PO (Rebels S1E2)
– Destroy Imperial freighters carrying Kyber crystals (Rebels S1E4)
– Extract Tseebo, a Rodian who carries large number of Imperial secrets, on Lothal (S1E6)

4 BBY

  • Lothal rebel cell and Phoenix Squadron:
    • Tarkin personally takes command on Lothal in order to root out the Lothal rebels (Rebels S1E13)
    • Transmit a call to rebel to the galaxy from the Lothal main communications tower (Rebels S1E13)
    • Destroy Tarkin’s Star Destroyer, the Sovereign, above Mustafar (Rebels S1E16)
    • Joins Phoenix Squadron (Rebels S1E16)
    • Lothal placed under martial law (Rebels S2E1)
    • Darth Vader arrives on Lothal to deal with the Rebel Jedi (Rebels S2E1)
    • Vader personally destroys the Phoenix Squadron flagship (Rebels S2E1)
    • Lothal Minister Maketh Tua is killed while trying to defect. The Lothal rebels are blamed (Rebels S2E1-2)
    • Missing clone commander, Rex, is located and recruited (Rebels S2E3-4)
    • Requisition the B-Wing prototype and use it to break the Ibaar blockade (Rebels S2E7)
    • Destroy a prototype interdictor (Rebels S2E9)
    • Rescue two Force sensitive infants that were abducted by the Inquisitors (Rebels S2E10)

3 BBY

  • Leia Organa learns of her parents efforts organizing a rebellion (Leia, Princess off Alderaan)
  • Moff Panaka killed just after realizing who Leia’s true mother was (Leia, Princess off Alderaan)
  • Imperial medical frigate defects/captured; Imperial reprisals kill hundreds of thousands on Christophsis (Leia, Princess off Alderaan)
  • Leia learns of an imminent raid on the Rebel staging area at Paucris Major, but is able to warn it in time (Leia, Princess off Alderaan)
  • Lothal rebel cell and Phoenix Squadron:
    • Princess Leia Organa covertly transfers three Hammerhead corvettes to Phoenix Squadron (Rebels S2E12)
    • Team up with the Ryloth rebels to steal a Quasar-Fire class cruiser-carrier, which becomes Phoenix Squadron’s flagship (Rebels S2E16)
    • Discover remnants of a massive building project over Geonosis and learn all life on the planet has been wiped out (Rebels S2E17)
    • Establish a new base on Atollon (S2E20)
    • Ahsoka Tano is presumed killed on Malachor after confrontation with Darth Vader (Rebels S2E22)

2 BBY

  • Profundity and Home One commissioned
  • The Empire retakes its garrison after it’s overrun by insurgents (Thrawn)
  • Insurgency suppressed in the Batonn sector with massive civilian casualties
  • Rebel leader Nightswan killed
  • Thrawn promoted to Grand Admiral by Palpatine (Thrawn)
  • Lothal Rebel Group and Phoenix Squadron:
    • Grand Admiral Thrawn arrives on Lothal to lead the Imperial efforts against Phoenix squadron (Rebels S3E1)
    • Sabine Ren secures the defection of Wedge Antilles and Derek “Hobbie” Klivian (Rebels S3E3)
    • Steal the plans for the TIE Defender (Rebels S3E10)
    • Subvert an Imperial infiltration droid and use it to destroy an Imperial Star Destroyer (Rebels S3E14)
  • Saw Garerra sole survivor of team sent to investigate disappearance of Geonosians. Rescued by Lothal rebels who find evidence of Imperial genocide (Rebels S3E12)
  • Mon Mothma denounces Emperor Palpatine over the Ghorman massacre and is forced into hiding (Rogue One: Visual Dictionary)
  • Lothal rebels take Mon Mothma to Dantooine where she resigns from the Senate and declares for the Rebellion
  • Grand Admiral Thrawn routes Phoenix Squadron’s base on Atollon, inflicting heavy losses (Rebels S3E19-20)
  • Commander Sato and Admiral Konstantine both killed after the former rams the latter’s ship (Rebels S3E19-20)
  • Agent Alexsandr Kallus defects to Phoenix Squadron (Rebels S3E19-20)

1 BBY

  • Mandalorian Civil War
    • Large number of clans and houses rebel against House Vizsla and the Empire
    • ‘The Duchess’, a weapon originally designed by Sabine Wren to work against Mandalorian armor, is deployed (Rebels S4E1-2)
    • Alrich Wren liberated by House Wren (Rebels S4E1)
    • Tiber Saxon killed after Sabine sabotages ‘the Duchess’ (Rebels S4E2)
    • Bo-Katan Kryze assumes rulership and possession of the Darksaber (Rebels S4E2)
  • A mission to the comm relay on Jalindi to tap into Imperial communications relay goes awry (Rebels S4E3)
    • Saw rescues Ezra and Sabine
    • The transmitter is blown which also destroys the nearby Arquitens cruiser, Marauder, killing Cmdr. Brom Titus (Rebels S4E3)
  • Saw recruits Ezra and Sabine to investigate a cargo ship at Faos Station (Rebels S4E4)
    • Learn cargo ship is carrying a giant crystal and technicians being pressed into service for a secret project
    • Saw learns about the Jedha system (Rebels S4E4)
    • The cargo ship explodes and destroys the Star Destroyer rendezvousing with it after Saw destabilizes the crystal and runs (Rebels S4E4)
    • The Specters investigate the TIE Defender on Lothal (Rebels S4E5-6)
    • Lothal has been ravaged by the Empire.
    • Sabine and Ezra steal a TIE Defender data recorder and hyperdrive.
    • Hera manages to deliver it to Yavin IV. (Rebels S4E7)
    • The Empire invokes Protocol 13 on Lothal (evacuation of all Imperial Personnel) (Rebels S4E8)
    • Rebel starfighter attack on Lothal fails. Hera captured. (Rebels S4E9)
    • Spectres rescue Hera, but Kanan killed when governor Pryce destroys the fuel depot he is in. (Rebels S4E10)
    • Tie Defender program halted after destruction of fuel depot. (Rebels S4E10)
    • Prevent the Empire from accessing the ‘World between Worlds’ by sealing the Jedi Temple (Rebels S4E13)
  • Lothal insurrection and liberation (Rebels S4E14)
  • Lothal garrison destroyed
  • Thrawn’s fleet sustains heavy losses
  • Governor Pryce killed
  • Ezra and Thrawn disappear
  • Empire loses Lothal for duration of the war

0 BBY – Pre-Rogue One

  • Saw’s partisans move to Jedha city, recruit Baze and Chirrut and initiate action against the Empire’s mining Kyber operations.
  • Baze and Chirrut evacuate large number of orphans from the embattled Jedha City and break with Saw(Baze and Chirrut)
  • Cassian Andor encounters and subverts K-2SO during a mission to retrieve intelligence from Wecacoe (Rogue One: Cassian and K2SO Annual)
  • Twilight Company takes Crucival; Namir joins Twilight (Twilight Company)
  • Jyn Erso arrested and sentenced to the Wobani labor camp (Rebel Rising)

0 BBY – Rogue One

  • Destruction of Jedha City
  • Saw Garerra killed
  • Rebels destroy Imperial research facility on Eadu
  • Battle of Scarif
    • Jyn Erso and Rogue One team killed.
    • Theft of Death Star plans

0 ABY – A New Hope

  • Imperial Senate Dissolved
  • Destruction of Alderaan
  • Luke joins the rebellion
  • Battle of Yavin
  • Death Star I destroyed
  • Grand Moff Tarkin killed

Post ANH 0 ABY

  • The rebellion’s Shrikes are captured by the ISB on Taanab (Smuggler’s Run)
  • Naval and Army branches of Tie pilots merged (Last Call at the Zero Angle)
  • Han and Chewie to rescue Major Ematt from Cyrkon (Smuggler’s Run)
  • Princess Leia rescues survivors of The Disaster (Princess Leia 1-5)
  • Yavin evacuated
  • Present and former members of the Senate are detained and held at the Arrth-Enno Prison Complex (Inferno Squad)
  • Inferno Squad formed
  • The Arrth-Eno complex is destroyed by Palpatine killing the senators and almost all Rebel agents on Coruscant (Star Wars Annual 1)
  • The Rebel Alliance opens secret smuggling lanes with Rodia

More than 1 month ABY

  • Luke, Leia and Han sabotage major Imperial production facility (SW 1-5)
  • Cassio Tagge made Grand General of the Imperial Army (Darth Vader 1)
  • The Hutts ally with the Empire (Darth Vader 2-4)
  • Luke Skywalker is captured by Grakkus the Hutt on Nar Shaddaa but he is rescued by the Rebellion (Star Wars 8-12)
  • Inferno Squad infiltrates and ultimately destroys the Dreamers – remnants of Saw’s partisans (Inferno Squad)
  • The rebel Plasma Devils are destroyed by the Empire (Darth Vader 12)
  • Battle of Vrogas Vas; Imperial victory, rebel forces scatter to a new base of operations (Darth Vader 13-15, Star Wars 13-14)
  • Rebellion on Shu-Torun crushed by Darth Vader (Darth Vader 16-19)
  • The Rebellion’s Sunspot Prison is destroyed (Star Wars 21)
  • The Rebellion hijacks the ISD II Harbinger and uses it to break the blockade of Tureen VII (Star Wars 22-26)
  • SCAR Squad captures Threepio (Star Wars 26)
  • Luke and Leia get stranded on a primitive ocean world for three weeks. Work together to take down Imperial contingent looking for them (Star Wars 33)
  • Rebellion ‘liberates’ Grakkus from Imperial custody (Star Wars 35)
  • Grakkus’s safehouse and weapons store on Teth is captured by the rebellion on intelligence retrieved by Han Solo while transporting the Hutt to Akiva (Star Wars 35)
  • R2D2 single-handedly rescues Threepio from an Imperial Star Destroyer (Star Wars 36)
  • Wedge Antilles delivers supplies to people on Oulanne and recruits Thane Kyrell to the Rebellion while there. (Lost Stars)
  • SCAR Squad destroys a rebel outpost in the Horox system with no survivors (Star Wars 37)
  • Luke, Leia and Han contact the surviving partisans in the Jedha system (Star Wars 38)
  • Aphra kidnaps Hera Syndulla in a bid to gain access to Tarkin Initiative’s Hivebase I (Aphra #17)
  • Hivebase I destroyed.
  • Civil unrest on Milvayne after an Imperial live broadcast of the hunt for fugitives Aphra and 000 backfires. (Aphra #31)

2 ABY

  • Empire attacks Rebel shipyard outfitting Mon Calamari cruisers. (Star Wars 50)General Willard killed
  • Bandwin Cor killed (Star Wars 51
  • Rogue Squadron formed and christened after the Rogue One team (Star Wars 52)
  • General Draven killed (Star Wars 54)
  • General Dodanna killed (Star Wars 55
  • Surviving ships and leadership retreat
  • Luke promoted to Commander, Leia to General and Han to Colonel (Star Wars 55)
  • The Markona Clan joins the Rebellion (Star Wars 60)
  • Luke, Leia and Han recruit the Partisans to sabotage Shu-TorunPartisans go rogue and try to destroy the planet
  • Queen Trios killed in a duel with Leia (Star Wars 66)
  • Mid Rim Retreat – Rebels abandon positions taken over the last year
    • Battle of Haidoral Prime (Twilight Company
    • Chalis, governor of Haidoral Prime defects to the Alliance
    • Twilight Company destroys bioweapons on Coyerti
  • The Empire wipes out Mek’tradi to destroy a Rebel base located there
  • Luke, Leia and Han destroy Shu-Torun’s mining facilities alongside the Partisans led by Benthic Two Tubes. Leia kills Queen Trios
    • Vader executes Commander Kuchar
    • Partisans under Benthic Two Tubes relocate to Salobea

1 Month Before ESB

  • Luke goes on mission to divert probe droids. (Star Wars #67)
  • Aphra joins archeological team assisting the Empire in searching for the Rebel Base. (Aphra #37)
  • Rebel Base established on Hoth

3 ABY – The Empire Strikes Back

  • Battle of Hoth
  • Luke Skywalker trains with Yoda
  • Empire occupies Bespin
  • Han Solo is captured and given to Jabba the Hutt
  • Luke Skywalker duels Darth Vader
  • Rebel Alliance retreats above the galaxy

3 ABY – Concurrent with TESB

  • Thunderstrike‘s senior bridge crew killed by Imperial infiltrators before the ship can be retaken (Twilight Company)
  • Twilight Company’s aborted Kuat shipyard campaign:
    • Raid on Mardona III
    • Raid on Najan-Rovi
    • Battle of Obububo results in heavy Twilight casualites
    • Raid on Coyerti destroys large stockpile of bioweapon
    • Company’s vessel Thunderstrike lost over Sullus
    • Battle of the Inyusu Tor mineral processing facility ends in Twilight victory
    • Uprising in Pinymub seizes control of the city from the Empir
    • Twilight abandons their drive for Kuat and remains on Sullust

3-4 ABY

  • Leia leads a mission to divert Imperial attention from the Rebel fleet gathering at Sullest (Moving Target)
    • The shuttle Tydirium is stolen during the mission
    • The ISD Shieldmaiden is destroyed
  • Luke Skywalker leads raid on Imperial Refining Platform M36. (Age of Rebellion: Luke Skywalker)
  • 204th TIE Fighter Wing deployed to the Kudo System to investigate the loss of contact with the Imperial forces there. They discover the forces have gone rogue. (TIE Fighter 1 – 3)
  • The 204th recovers the Imperial Star Destroyer Celerity from rogue Imperials, but forced to retreat as Rebel forces arrive. (TIE Fighter #4)

4 ABY – Immediately Prior to ROTJ

  • Rebel meeting on Durkteel destroyed; rebel archives buried (The Rebel Files)
  • The 204th eliminates a nearby Rebel recruiting station. (TIE Fighter #5)

4 ABY – Return of the Jedi

  • Battle of Endor
  • SSD Executor destroyed
  • Destruction of second Death Star
  • Emperor Palpatine dies
  • Darth Vader dies

Immediately following BoE

  • Rebels overrun an Imperial outpost on the far side of Endor (Shattered Empire
  • The Rebellion attacks and captures the Fondor shipyards. The ISD Dauntless escapes with climate disruption satellites. (Battlefront II
  • Operation: Cinder initiated (Shattered Empire)
    • Vardos destroyed by climate disruption satellites (Battlefront II
    • Attempted destruction of Naboo foiled
    • Burnin Konn, Candovant, Senthrodys, Nacronis, Abednedo, and Commenor also targeted
  • Inferno squad defects to the Rebellion
  • Ackbar leads a campaign into the mid and inner Rim (On the Front Lines)
  • Cawa City on Sterdic IV liberated (Shattered Empire)
  • Rebellion reorganized into New Republic on Chandrila
  • Uprising on Coruscant (Aftermath)

4 ABY +2 Months

  • Alphabet Squadron formed to hunt the 204th Imperial Fighter Wing (Shadow Wing)
  • Shadow Wing takes control of Pandem Nai
  • Hera Syndulla leads battle group liberating worlds along the Skangravi-Mestun Regional Hyperlane

4 ABY + 3 Months

  • Battle of Pandem Nai, Shadow Wing escapes (Alphabet Squadron)
  • The New Republic destroys the communications hub on Malastare and secures the planet (Blade Squadron: Zero Hour)
  • Luke Skywalker retrieves the Force Trees from a secret base on Vetine with the help of Shara Bey (Shattered Empire)
  • Han Solo finds Paldora on Takodana (Battlefront II)
  • Republic disrupts a meeting of the Imperial Future Council on Akiva (Aftermath)
  • The New Republic liberates Naalol (Aftermath)
  • The New Republic liberates Uyter and seizes the Imperial academy there (Aftermath)
  • Battle of Sevarcos results in New Republic victory (Aftermath)
  • Chewbacca is captured and placed in a Kashyyyk prison (Aftermath Life Debt)
  • Inferno Squad infiltrates Bespin while looking for Admiral Versio (Battlefront II)

4 ABY + 6 Months

  • ISB black-site prison destroyed on Hyborean Moon (Life Debt)
  • Team led by Nora Wexley captures Vice Admiral Perwin Gedde, who is subsequently assassinated by bounty hunter Mercurial Swift (Life Debt)
  • Emperor’s personal SSD, the Eclipse, reported destroyed – anomalies exist in data (Aftermath: Life Debt)
  • Mysterious Fleet Admiral, Gallius Rax, takes control of the Empire
  • Rae Sloane adopts the rank ‘Grand Admiral’ and becomes the public leader of the Empire, but real power lies with Rax. (Life Debt)
  • Battle of Kuat (Aftermath: Life Debt and Blade Squadron: Kuat)
  • The New Republic seizes Nag Ubdor, a key supplier of zersium (Life Debt)
  • Liberation of Kashyyk
  • Chandrila Massacre

Late 4 ABY

  • Imperial sympathizers looking to use Naboo as a rallying point attempt three assaults on the planet with all beaten back (Lost Stars)
  • Iden Versio and Del Meeko aid General Lando Calrissian in destroying a weapons depot on Sullust (Battlefront II)

5 ABY

  • Battle of Jakku (Empire’s EndLost Stars)
    • The SSD Ravager crashes into Jakku
    • Gallius Rax killed by Sloane
    • Admiral Garrick Versio goes down with his ship, the Eviscerator
  • Mas Amedda captured by young insurgents in the Imperial palace
  • Galactic Concordance signed – end of Galactic Civil War