The Dark Sentinel

No. 28 (January 7, 1996)

The SSD Avenger, flanked by the Infiltrator Wing's FRG Ka'tal
and the ISD Challenge...entering the Phare System from hyperspace...
(Photo: TIE Fighter CD, LucasArts, 1995)

The beginning of the assault on the Phare System,
as reported by a fleeing Rouge Imperial TIE Pilot...



With the posting of Newsletter No. 28, the Emperor's Hammer Strike Fleet heralds its first anniversary!
Since the activation of the Fleet on January 7, 1995, the Hammer has become the fastest growing, most
dynamic and popular Imperial Star Wars related organization on America Online (AOL) and the World
Wide Web (WWW). Even as you read this anniversary issue of the Dark Sentinel, the Command Officers
and Members of the Emperor's Hammer are already making inroads into the other online services as
well as expanding our America Online (AOL) and World Wide Web (WWW) presence. Within the last
couple of months, the Hammer's recruitment rate has more than tripled! Thanks to the efforts of the
Command Staff, SubGroups and not least of all, the EH Members, the Hammer has begun to establish
itself in the continuing saga that is Star Wars...even if only in our little corner of the Galactic Empire...

In any event, the Fleet Commander wishes all happy holidays and salutations as the Hammer celebrates its
first birthday. I believe this Dark Sentinel to be one of our best yet...Also, please be sure to review all
of the attached files (detailed in the File Archives Section of this Newsletter) as there are many excellent
files which were too large to insert into the Newsletter write file...Enjoy...!

All Newsletters are being distributed in Windows Write/Object Packager format. Simply double-click
on a Emperor's Hammer icon to access the information contained therein...I would also like to thank
RA Anakin (OPS/RA Anakin/CS-7/SSD Avr), AD Melan Pyr (HRLD/AD Melan Pyr/Eos) and
CEOBillP (CEO/BillP/IMI) for submission of several new icons for this Newsletter...In addition, I would like to
thank Sergey100 for instruction on the use of reliable, packaged sound files in the EH Newsletters!...I
guess the Rebels have a few tricks left up their sleeves after all...:)

Apparently, there was some confusion on my part regarding the original designer of the Nu Squadron
Banner released with NL 27. I received e-mail subsequent to the posting of NL 27 from GN EmpReach
(FLT LDR/GN EmpReach/Nu-2/ISD Col) that he had in fact created it...
My apologies for any misunderstandings...

Any questions regarding the format and use of the interactive Newsletters or the Pilot Manuals should be
directed to the Office of the Fleet Commander (

Serve the Emperor above all others...!

Grand Admiral Ronin
Fleet Commander/Emperor's Hammer
Head Master of the Dark Brotherhood
FC/GA Ronin/CF-1/SSD Avr


The following presents articles and items of interest related to the Emperor's Hammer
from all over the Empire, as published on the Imperial HoloNet and/or forwarded to the
Fleet Commander.


Grand Admiral Ronin has gathered articles and submissions regarding development of
the Emperor's Hammer. These include new Medals, Wing events, new missions, Battle
Plotlines, etc. The Fleet Commander wishes to emphasize that all development proposals
for the Emperor's Hammer MUST be approved by the Fleet Commander prior to release
to the rest of the Wing.

The latest events of the Emperor's Hammer on the Internet and World Wide Web
(WWW)...In addition, the Recon Officer presents his recon reports from the frontiers of
the Galactic Empire...


The Battle Board posts a chronological listing of all new Battles/Missions approved for
use with the Emperor's Hammer. This also includes individual missions status, mission
designers and high scoring pilots. In addition, a summary of all completed EH Battles to
date is posted herein...


The Tactical Officer herein posts any special updates and events related to the Tactical
operations of the Emperor's Hammer Strike Fleet. This section also provides directions on
copying and playing the new EH missions.


The Office of the Fleet Commander periodically releases submissions by Command
Officers and Flag Officers of the Emperor's Hammer.


The Office of the Fleet Commander herein posts comments, scores, Imperial Navy Pilot
Records, etc. submitted by the Squadron Commanders, Flight Leaders and Flight Members of
the Emperor's Hammer. Higher ranked Command Officers and Flag Officers are asked to
place their submissions in the Officer's Deck Section for Fleet review.


The Office of the Fleet Commander herein posts the offical Pilot Roster for the
Emperor's Hammer.


The Fleet Commander, in recognition of the many efforts and contributions of the
Emperor's Hammer Members, herein presents the New Medal Awards, Medal Board,
the Medals of Honor and the Fleet Commander's Honor Guard...


The Fleet Commander herein posts the current Fleet Order of Battle for the Emperor's
Hammer, as approved by the Fleet Commander and the Command Staff...


The Fleet Commander provides the following Sections of the Newsletter for exclusive
use of the approved Sub-Groups of the Emperor's Hammer Strike Fleet...


The Fleet Commander presents the attached Section of the Newsletter for the
exclusive use of Grand Master Paladin and the Dark Jedi Brotherhood.

Hammer's Fist Stormtrooper Legion

The following Section of the Newsletter is for the exclusive use of the Hammer's
Fist Stormtrooper Legion.

Bounty Hunters Guild

This Section of the Newsletter is dedicated to the Bounty Hunters' Guild.

Infiltrator Wing

This Section of the Newsletter is dedicated to the Infiltrator Wing of the
Emperor's Hammer Strike Fleet.

Corporate Division

The following Section of the Newsletter can be exclusively accessed by the new
Emperor's Hammer Corporate Division.

Emperor's Hammer SIM

The Emperor's Hammer SIM is currently under continued development by the
Training Officer (TO/VA Yoni/CS-6/SSD Avr). The following is presented in
DRAFT form.


The Office of the Wing Commander herein posts a listing description of all files attached
to this Newsletter:


Copyright, W Call, Emperor's Hammer. Author(s) reserve all rights to the contents herein

- Windows Write is copyrighted (c) 1985-1993 by the Microsoft Corporation
- PKZIP/UNZIP are copyrighted (c) 1989-1993 PKWARE Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- TIE Fighter is a registered trademark of LucasArts Entertainment Co., 1994

The author of this newsletter may occasionally publish photographs or artwork submitted by a Member.
The Fleet Commander herein notifies all readers that the submitter of the artwork, graphic or photograph is
responsible for notifying the Fleet Commander of the origin of the picture so that proper credit may be given
to its author. When the origin or author of a particular picture is not submitted, the Fleet Commander will
credit the sender of the same with his/her AOL Screen Name and date (month,year). Authors of original
computer-generated artwork will also be so recognized in the picture caption.

Likewise, when written text is submitted for posting in the Newsletter, all submitters are reminded that
credit must be given to its original author (if applicable) and the Fleet Commander notified so that proper
credit can be given in the Newsletter.

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