XvT-TC 72: Cyclone Squadron Operations III (Mind Games)

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2003-06-28
Last updated: 2009-02-22

CM TK-9780

Average rating: 3.3
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 5
Times completed: 79
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
Medal of Mind Games

Battle Reviews

GN Triji Boliv



This was my favorite of the trilogy. I think the battles with the Rebel fighters were well balanced and the last one wrapped up nicely.

COL Locke Setzer



From a plot perspective, I think it's an interesting continuation from Part 2 (unfortunately numbered as XvT-TC 73...), although I wish the final mission had something more conclusive or connected. Combat-wise, it's fine! Fun switching it up with some alphabet fighters for a bit

Quick and easy mission set. The wingmen do most of the work and you end up just having to shoot down a few starfighters here and there. One of the easier ones to get knocked out for RTF points in my opinion. Go do it now!

COL Phalk Sturm



Interesting battle where you will fly mostly alphabet fighters like if it was some IW. The missions are simple and fast to complete, and overall the battle was good, but somehow lacking a bit of depth in the plotline, as far as the Cycloe Squadron saga, supposedly thickens. However, it was pleasant to fly.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. Extremely short, I think your side is way overpowered on Easy difficulty. My squad did most of the work for me. I think I finished one mission in 3 minutes? On the plus side, at least these missions change up what craft you're flying in each mission.

CM TK-9780



Yea I'm giving myself '5' points - The mission contain something different, which doesn't always seem work out right. I'll get round to writing a storyline and mission guide in next few weeks.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Triji Boliv


Minor bug, but in M4 one of the objectives is to "Inspect one of the rebel probes" but you are required to inspect more than one of them to complete it.

COL Locke Setzer


Very ticky-tack, but Mission #1's description asks that you fly TC XvT Battle #70 first... should be #73, which helps explain what's going on when this one starts up...

Mission 3: Enemy T/Is are considered friendly craft. Can't decide if that's a bug or intentional though...

LC Solohan50


Addendum to my bug report, the issue was caused because the game needs the EH Ship Patch installed to work properly. This isn't listed in the mission requirements.

Also, as another report stated, you need to scan both probes in Mission 4 and they only show 66% completed, even though there's only 2 probes to scan.

LC Solohan50


Mission 3 crashes for me stating something about a B-Wing file and that it can't change the resolution.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 4: Both rebel probes have to be inspected before the objective 'Inspect one of the rebel probes' is marked as completed. Also, there are only two probes but scanning both shows a percentage of 66% as though three were present.

High Scores

Battle Total: 447,620 COL Brucmack
Mission 1: 40,520 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 28,740 COL Brucmack
Mission 3: 113,760 COL Brucmack
Mission 4: 264,600 COL Brucmack

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 239,610 COL Brucmack 2005-02-12
2 125,063 LC Savageaz 2003-07-16
3 109,835 CPT S 4patas 2005-06-05
4 103,334 COL Locke Setzer 2023-05-04
5 100,654 GN Dax Corrin 2003-08-04
6 97,315 GN Dunta Polo 2009-05-11
7 96,183 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-08-18
8 95,275 COL CrimsonFury 2003-07-05
9 94,051 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-02-14
10 91,913 COL Shae Kitane 2003-09-17

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 70 pilots a total of 77 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2003-07-13

COL Alexander Almasy - 2014-11-06

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2021-02-14

AD Apophis Kuma

COL Archangel

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-09-21

LC Big Poppa K

COL Brucmack - 2005-02-12

MAJ Bryan

LC Choosh

LC Chris Cox

CPT Con Selar

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-10-28

GN Coranel Both - 2016-03-08

MAJ Coremy Jertese - 2019-11-02

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-07-05

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-12-12

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-08-04

COL Deimos

COL Dirty Vader

COL Drak - 2004-09-24

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-05-11

CM El Guapo

GN Elwood the Brave

GN Exar Kit

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda - 2004-06-16

MAJ Gustan - 2020-02-13

COL Gyssler - 2012-02-23

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-02-29

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-28

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-07-17

LC Iceman

AD Jedi Eclipse

  ** Please stop and fly Battle XvT TC 70 first**

Title of Mission: [Cyclone Squadron Operations - The Word of the Emperor]

                                            [Part 3]  Mind Games

Platform: XvT                    
Author: FL-TCT-TCS/LCM TK-9780/Cyclone 2-1/Wing X/ISD Challenge
Email: (fell_guy@yahoo.co.uk) 
Pin: 9780
Battle Medals: Medal of  Mind Games

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
4] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions