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The Gungan Grand Army during the Battle of Grassy Plains.
"Gungans no dyin' witout a fight. Wesa warriors. Wesa got a grand army."
Jar Jar Binks

The Gungan Grand Army was a large Gungan military on Naboo. It consisted of Ankura and Otolla Gungans and was commanded by a "Bombad General" who served the Boss of Otoh Gunga.

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History

The Grand Army marches to the Battle of Grassy Plains.

Sometime around 3,032 BBY, the first Grand Army formed at the peak of the War of Gungan Tribes when Boss Gallo united the Gungans to defeat the warlord Boss Rogoe.

Sometime between 150 BBY and 121 BBY, the Grand Army engaged in an open war with the Naboo known as the Gungan-Naboo War.

In 100 BBY, the Grand Army fought off unknown invaders of Naboo. As a result, the Gungan tribes are united even closer than they were after the War of Gungan Tribes thousands of years before.

In 32 BBY, the planet of Naboo was invaded by the Trade Federation. The Grand Army was composed of thousands of Gungans and was commanded by Tobler Ceel under Boss Rugor Nass and the Bombad General Jar Jar Binks. The battle weakened the Grand Army but they succeeded nonetheless by preventing the Trade Federation's army from reaching Theed.

In 4 ABY, the Grand Army aided the Naboo in ridding the planet of the Galactic Empire. The rebellion appeared to be a success.

Gungan Warriors

A captain in the Gungan Grand Army

Vehicles

The Gungan Grand Army didn't use any vehicles or technology from other planets. Instead they took indigenous creatures such as the kaadu, domesticated them and then trained them to stay calm even in the frontline of battle. They then placed mechanical technology such as shield generators onto their larger beasts such as the fambaa.

This was economical to the Gungans as this saved the trouble of looking for reliable weapons offworld and the possibility of being corrupted by foreigners. The Gungans, although they did not use very sophisticated technology, did use a shield generator to stop all bullets and missiles. Droids, however, were able to physically walk through the shield.

The Gungans also used Bongos for transporting supplies.

Behind the scenes

The New Essential Guide to Alien Species states that the first Grand Army was formed in 100 BBY to fight off unknown invaders and unite the Gungan tribes. However, this conflicts with the fact that it was in existence thousands of years before during the War of Gungan Tribes and the Gungan-Naboo War.

Another contradiction in the Essential Guides is the existence of the Gungan-Naboo War. One source states that a war occurred between 150 BBY and 121 BBY. The New Essential Guide to Alien Species states that there was never a war between the Gungans and Naboo.

Appearances

  • The Death of Captain Tarpals (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Deep Spoilers (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Ultimate Core Dump (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (DVD)

Sources

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This article uses material from the "Gungan Grand Army" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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