I do not understand how is it possible for the Empire to lose to a bunch of rag tag Rebels... I just got done playing through "Empire at War" for the PC/Mac and I had a easy time stomping commanding the Imperials to victory and smashing the Rebels. I only had to use my Death Star once to blast apart a planet that got hit in the movie... other than that I didn't have a need for Darht Vader or the Emperor for that matter. When I played as the Rebels I kept getting my ass handed to me... I had sorry ass technologies and it seemed to me that the Empire had an endless supply of Star Destroyers... My conclusion is that the Star Wars movies were not realistic in the sense that the Empire could never have been defeated so badly by a bunch of noobs. If I had been the commander I would have curb stomped the Alliance.