"A nondescript group of buildings sits on the desolate ice planet Hoth. A power generator, an ion cannon and perhaps a turret or two are all that's readily visible. Upon closer inspection, however, the trenches, pathways and dark inlets are the proverbial tip of the iceberg: all indicators of the underground Echo Base.
Echo Base is extremely well hidden, created by the Rebellion to be a central base of operation. Sadly, it's not hidden enough to avoid the sights of Darth Vader and his Imperial Fleet. The Rebellion knew it had but one hope: hold off the Empire for as long as it could and evacuate the base.
Now in Star Wars Galaxies, it's your turn. Grab a blaster rifle and join your comrades in the great battle of Echo Base. Certainly you already know the outcome; the question is, how well will you play your role? It's a daunting task, especially when you realize how intricate the plan is."