XvT-F 151: Operation Arrow

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2003-10-05
Last updated: 2009-02-22
Average rating: 2.5
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 29
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews




I wish I had thought to check how many waves of fighters I had, because I think the answer was a lot more than I remembered, and I could have used their ordinance. Because you have to take out cap ships. Lots of cap ships. So either use your ordinance wisely, or suffer the fate of having to ion down every shield and disable every ship while slowly sapping its hull. It's not a bad battle though, worth it for the points if you don't have other options.

Another strike mission with plenty of targets. Not long to complete and fun overall to play. Who doesn't like blowing things up with rocks?

COL Genie



This one started well and then it got ridiculous. Having said that, if you enjoy using your gunboats to spread some love, then this is the mission for you. Blowing up capital ships never gets old! :)

COL Phalk Sturm



Mission enjoyable only to GUN lovers. You will face several large targets, including a platform to be captured and some capital ships, 2 DREADs, 1 FRG, 1 STRKC which will make your time in here quite busy. It left me somehow tired as it felt slightly tedious towards the end, but overall a flyable mission, though long.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 66,619 FA Pickled Yoda

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 32,730 LC Savageaz 2003-10-15
2 31,380 GN Dax Corrin 2014-09-16
3 28,395 CPT Von Predator 2005-02-27
4 25,553 COL Justin 2003-10-09
5 24,954 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-10-21
6 23,483 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-11-06
7 23,277 GN Dunta Polo 2011-01-12
8 21,420 CPT Xye 2021-10-29
9 20,010 GN Earnim Branet 2004-06-14
10 19,899 COL Zystem Fryar 2005-01-13

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 27 pilots a total of 29 times.

Title: Operation Arrow
Missions: 1
Game Platform: XvT
Author: FM/MAJ Calvin Senzin/Inferno 1-2/Wing X/ISD Challenge
PIN: 2407

If you need to get a hold of me and regular EH channels don't work for some reason, try:
calvin@isdchallenge.org, jblamer@chartermi.net, twblamer@mtu.edu

Installation Instructions:

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your BoP one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the X-wing Vs. TIE Fighter button to start XvT and fly the battle.

The Challenge must capture a spaceport that is being used by separatists as a station 
for stolen EH cargo convoys.  It may not be much of a spaceport, but XvT only supports 
32 craft.  If you want a cool spaceport, fly FREE-TIE 93.  Go easy on this one, it's my 
first "real" XvT mission.  If you want some tips, scroll down to the bottom.


FM/MAJ Calvin Senzin/Inferno 1-2/Wing X/ISD Challenge
BSx6/PCx11/ISMx13/MoI/MoT-2gh-8bh/IS-7BW-1BR-1SW/LoC-CSx5/DFC-Rx1/MoC-5BoC/CoL/CoB/OV-3E [GLDR] {IWATS-AIM-GFX-ICQ-IIC/3-M/2-PHP-PHP-RT-SM/2-TM-TT-VBS-XTM/1/2} 

I've been doing this for too long...

Okay, you actually looked down this far -- here are some tips:

- X-W Omega is the single greatest threat to the objective.  If you can knock all 8 of 
  them out of the fight right away, it makes the rest of the mission quite a bit easier.
- You must make a few strafing runs on the enemy DREADs to divert their fire away from 
  the platform.  Fight "between" the DREADs and the PLT.
- The Rebels won't attack the platform, as it is against their rules of engagement.  
  However, keep an eye on the Challenge.  If it gets knocked down to 50% hull, it is 
  forced to retreat and you will lose.  Don't let this happen, go for the Y-Wings once 
  the platform is safe.
- If flying GUNs is your thing, flying as GUN Cyclone is a good way to minimize rocket 
  damage to the PLT and knock the capital ships out of the fight right away.