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[The Clone Wars]
Events that occur between 22 years and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[The Clone Wars: cover image not available]

Comic Book
Published February 2010 as
Star Wars The Clone Wars Comic #4
by Titan Comics:

[issue 4]

Comic Magazine
Published October 2010 as
Star Wars The Clone Wars Magazine #1
by Titan Magazines:

[ The Clone Wars Magazine: issue 1]

The Droid Deception
Robin Etherington, Andres Ponce, Digikore, Andrew James
Titan Comics [UK]; Titan Magazines [US]
Story published as:
Comic Book (2010 - UK)
Comic Magazine (2010 - US)

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In an attempt to shorten General Grievous' reach, Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Mace Windu lead a clone force in a daring raid against the Tambor Deep Space Centre, a Geonosian workshop used to repair Separatist battleships. However, things are not going according to plan for the Jedi and clones have been met by stiffer resistance than they expected forcing then on the defensive rather than offensive. Things get worse as they attempt to breach the impregnable Security Complex in the stations' hangar when Commander Cody orders an attack by a squadron of clone walkers. But the entire squadron is wiped out by the Complex's formidable defensive systems, causing Cody to blame himself for the loss of his troopers.
Behind improvised cover, the two Jedi Masters, clone commanders and troops are taunted to surrender by Gorgol the Handy, the Security Complex's Geonosian commander, he believes the Jedi and clones are no match for both his own military skills and defense systems. However, even after suffering such great losses, the Jedi and clones are determined to succeed in their mission. With their remaining forces, Mace suggests they split their forces that best represents their particular abilities. Thus Obi-Wan and Mace will 'disappear' while Commander Ponds neutralises the station's transmitter relay to prevent Gorgol's remote control over his defensive systems and Commander Cody and the remaining clones will put on a 'special performance' for Gorgol.
As Ponds infiltrates the station's transmitter room, Mace clears up the reinforcement droid force in the workshops and Obi-Wan hides himself in the hangar's rafters, Cody and his troopers walk towards the Security Complex's door waving a white flag of surrender. Unsure of the clones' true actions, Gorgol sends a patrol out to check the hangar perimeter and when the patrol reports an all-clear, the Geonosian and his remaining droid force leave the Security Complex to accept the clones' surrender.
With Gorgol and his droid force now in the open, Ponds destroys the transmitter relay as the two Jedi attack Gorgol's droid force. The Geonosian's droids are no match for two Jedi Masters and are quickly reduced to scrap metal. Just as Gorgol prepares to activate his defensive systems by remote, Cody blasts the control from Gorgol's hands forcing the Geonosian's surrender to the Jedi.
Obi-Wan congratulates Cody on his marksmanship and how its tactics that win battles, not numbers, but Cody responds that he was aiming for Gorgol's head and he only hit the remote control because his rifle always pulls to the right.

This story occurs between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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