Rebel Dream has the Galactic Alliance tricking the Vong into invading a planet to try and destroy a fake superweapon and suffering a long series of defeats on the ground. Of note is Operation Emperor's Hammer, in which Vong infantry was lured in the open and suffered four minutes of Orbital Bombardment from the Lusankya, a Star Dreadnought. To put matters into perspective, three Star Destroyers can reduce the surface of a planet to slag in a matter of hours, and an Executor-class Star Dreadnought like the Lusankya has the firepower of at least one hundred Star Destroyers.
Wedge: So, we're going to hit with an enemy they've never had the displeasure of facing. We're going to hit them with the Empire.
Tycho Celchu: They're not going to like the Empire.
- Most of the defense of Borelias qualifies, but no part more so than its climactic battle. Wedge is determined that, contrary to what the Vong and his own superiors expect, their defense will not be to the death. So he initiates Operation Emperor's Spear, using the aforementioned fake superweapon to lure the Vong into a confrontation and then abandoning it, launching a frantic, all-out assault on the Vong worldship while the rest of the garrison slips away. And then, as one of the last ones off the planet, Wedge personally engages and destroys an entire squadron of 12 coralskippers, in a damaged X-Wing.
Wedge: Contrary to what you may have heard, this is not a suicide mission.