Darth Tedious wrote:
Luke Skywalker wrote:
In a straight up fight on open field, the 501st massacres similar to Operation Knightfall. But if the Jedi were stupid enough to take on fifty times their number medieval style, they would have died long ago.
Old Order Jedi were certainly stupid enough to. How many died at the Battle of Geonosis?
And that was against droids...
The AotC novelization implies that Mace Windu was anticipating that he only would have had to fight off Geononsian warriors. How he missed the presence of millions of battle droids escapes me, but oh well.
The New Jedi Order is better versed in military tactics than the PT Old Jedi Order; the former was constantly fighting battles against organized militaries and consisted of many ex military Jedi, while the latter had not fought against an organized military for milenia.
A guerrilla war may go better, but not every Jedi is Luke, or Mara or Kyle. They're representative of the upper echelon. That guy Jango caps in AOTC is probably closer to what a regular Jedi can do against a highly trained clone. Block a few bolts but get over powered if he can't get in close enough to strike or can't deflect the bolts back.
The numbers are still just overwhelming. 50-1 is still far more than even Luke's Jedi can overcome.
Let's say that the 501st has split up to search for the Jedi in a large SW city. How would they locate the Jedi, and how would, for example, a few dozen clones on X city block they be able to take out a group of the Jedi, who would ambush them, kill them and vanish long before the nearest reinforcements arrive?
The 501st's best bet would be to lure the NJO into open ground; track them to a city, siege and bombard the city and force them to flee, and then hunt them from there. The NJO takes this if they can hide out in cities and slowly pick off the 501st before vanishing into the crowd. Hit and run tactics with Jedi is very effective.