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Old 01-30-2017, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Maus Magill View Post
"I say we're in range now." - What Tarkin should have said.
While it's true that a Grand Moff doesn't have to be reasonable or patient, it doesn't make the attack on Yavin IV practical until it's actually practical. The Death Star had to get around Yavin, the gas giant primary, to get a shot at the inhabited moon.

I suppose he should have had the on-duty navigator spaced* for not bringing the Death Star out of hyperspace with a clear line of fire. Seems like orbital insertion planning is a serious training shortfall in the Imperial Fleet.

*He even could have used Darth Vader's line: "You have failed me for the last time."