XvT-TC 73: Cyclone operations II (Desperate Times)

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: 2
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 65
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
Medal of have a long hug

Battle Reviews

GN Triji Boliv



Really didn't love this battle. Having to sit and wait for an ISD to dock with another ISD was unnecessary. And that last mission was just pointless.

COL Locke Setzer



Mission 4... woof. I appreciate the creator intent of going for some different stuff. Ship crashing into ISD, towing another ISD, fighting a desperate battle until the end... there's some good ideas here and I really do appreciate the attempt. I think it works a lot of the time. I was prepared to give it a 3, but Mission #4 is enough of a mess (and arguably warrants aggressive correction) that I had to dock it a point. Sorry TK!

COL Phalk Sturm



Definitely not the best of the Cyclone saga. This is one was somehow repetitive and a bit tedious. Mission objectives become confusing at times, especially in last mission, and some missions have long waiting times and unrealistic depictions such as a ISD tugging another ISD. Play this battle only if you want to finish the Cyclone saga, otherwise there is much else out there to play before this.

LC Kenath Zoron



Grrr. I personally was horrified by this battle. Plotline seemed sketchy at best and the missions' goals were virtually unknown to the pilots. Mission 4 in particular... after wasting 45 minutes on *that* gem, I figured out I needed to let myself get killed or hyper out in all 4 of my craft. Wonderful planning. I love it. The rest... are just as mysterious to the pilot, with very little in the briefings to explain the missions' objectives.

Battle Bug Reports

COL Locke Setzer


Mission 1 briefing has line that goes off screen. In mission, FRG could be seen flying through CRS at one point.

Mission 2 briefing references player flying T/I, but player is flying T/F

It's not a bug per se, but the goals on Mission #4 are problematic. Nevertheless, I experienced game crashes when trying to complete Mission #4. Not sure if it was my system, the odd goals, and/or hitting a ship limit

GN Dunta Polo


Battle requires EHSP-XvT but this is not mentioned on the compendium.

Mission 1: CRVs Royal Guard attack each other after the Rebel opposition is eliminated.

Mission 3: IW A-Wings attack IW X-Wings.

Mission 4: Objectives (eg GUN Cyclone must come and go, ISD Colossus must arrive) are misleading - the actual goal is to allow yourself to be disabled and captured.

High Scores

Battle Total: 362,705 COL Brucmack
Mission 1: 223,390 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 41,490 COL Brucmack
Mission 3: 67,105 COL Brucmack
Mission 4: 49,358 CPT Vertigo

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 174,412 COL TK-7764 2003-08-11
2 170,776 LC Savageaz 2003-07-16
3 160,961 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-08-18
4 153,460 COL Locke Setzer 2023-05-03
5 144,728 COL CrimsonFury 2003-07-05
6 144,453 GN Dax Corrin 2003-08-06
7 143,595 CPT Tiamat 2003-11-16
8 129,744 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-02-14
9 110,967 GN Abel Malik 2003-07-13
10 110,502 COL Drak 2004-09-24

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 58 pilots a total of 63 times.

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

 [part 2] Desperate times

Platform: XvT

Missions: 4

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 have a hug

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