If the heroes contact a remote base that contains superiors, they might have to argue their case with those superiors. Remember though, that the game should be about the players making decisions, not having their decisions made for them. So the superiors may be slightly more compliant than ones in the real world.
This is also known as "giving them as much rope as they ask for".
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Is Cassian yelling really that scary? I guess you have to be there.
Calling in an aerial strike isn't a terrible idea in all honesty. They could all die, but then so would some high-ranking Imperial officials. Not to mention all the information and research the Empire would lose.
The robot is calling the Rebel base, giving away their position, calling for an immediate airstrike, and somehow the Rebel base is able to do this?
The Rebel base apparently has the ability to target and fire on the Imperial weapons facility.
The Rebels apparently can target the Imperial weapons facility.
What. The. Heck.
K-2SO: K-2SO calling Rebel base!
General Draven: K-2SO, what's happening?
K-2SO: Everyone's run off. Cassian says we need backup. Can you come and bomb Eadu to smithereens?
General Draven: Uh... is that... strategically advisable in your current situation?
General Draven: Care to elaborate?
K-2SO: The target is the Imperial weapons facility. And both Commander Krennic and Galen Erso are there!
General Draven: Ooo-kay then. Aerial support on the way!
K-2SO: Oh, and don't fly too low.
K-2SO: It's dangerous and Cassian might yell at you.