The Empire strikes back by being a bastard. Their target is the flippin shield generator, but they take some time out of their day to gun down the people on foot running away from our their giant machines of death.


Birmingham, Alabama-based Star Wars superfan Barry Riddle had something far better in mind for the spare 140-square-foot space in his living room than simply adding more furniture. Barry painstakingly created this epic diorama of the Battle of Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back.

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We’ve seen amazing models, movies, photos, and even rockers and sweaters devoted to the frozen wastes of the planet Hoth and the epic battle which took place there in The Empire Strikes Back. Now feast your eyes on this awesome Star Wars Battle of Hoth gaming table. It’s the work of tabletop/wargaming community Beasts of War, who spent weeks creating the board along with rules for the Battle of Hoth game which will be played in London at Salute 2015, a massive annual UK gaming convention.

“Because they need to travel from Ireland to London with the board, they had to make it all modular. So, it’s basically a white mat with carved Styrofoam sections that sit on the mat. For the miniatures and terrain, they’re using a mixture of gaming minis, Star Wars toys, and terrain pieces from other gaming systems. The results are quite impressive.”

Visit the Beasts of War website for more photos, video and to learn more about how this piece of epic tabletop gaming geekery was created.

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Star Wars Planets: Hoth

Hoth was the sixth planet of the remote Hoth system. A desolate world covered with ice and snow, located in the Anoat sector, a rarely-traveled portion of the Outer Rim Territories, it became famous as the one-time location of the Alliance to Restore the Republic’s Echo Base during the Galactic Civil War. The base was discovered by the Empire in 3 ABY, precipitating the Battle of Hoth, a major engagement during which the Rebels suffered heavy casualties and lost Echo Base. [Wikia]