BoP-TC 22: SSD Avenger: Operation Falcon Claw

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 4
Release date: 2004-05-30
Last updated: 2009-02-28

MAJ Aft Skylek

Average rating 2.3
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 45
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

CM Vanguard88



Do not bother trying these missions on hard. Every superiority fighter has advanced missiles and you often find yourself flying near modified corvettes and modified frigates which will quickly ruin you. Even medium was a challenge. Decent premise but not executed properly.

COL Phalk Sturm



I read this is battle based on an actual Operation Falcon Claw. Although serving from the massive SSD is always a pleasure to the eye, this battle is tedious. Almost all missions are in a T/I, unshielded of course, and what's worse, some of the assignments are not very clear, so you can fail 1st mission after killing dozens of fighters, just because a M/FRG bugs out, and there isn't much you can do in you shieldless coffin. Additionally, the rest of the missions are the usual kill kill kill, looking almost identical between them. This battle is somewhat mediocre, not to be noted unless you have flown everything out there.

CM TK-9780



The EH must really be strapped for cash, and have large redundant stock of pilots. Tie Interceptor v Capital ships, even the smaller one’s isn’t my idea of good operational planning. A battle 1,2,3 and 4 is the same just you get to fly a shielded craft. There are bugs in the battle –

LC Dolsar Saris



Overall a rather dull battle. Though bug and flaw free, it is essentially the same mission over and over again, and the lack of craft variety (namely no T/Bs or GUNs) makes the missions frustrating as most involve some sort of capital ship attack. Being stuck in a shieldless T/I for 3 of 4 missions is boreing.

CPT Zyrax



Been some time since I flew this battle, but I know it made me restart the missions a few times over. The misisons will NOT complete themselves. :P




This was actually a pretty decent battle. Based on Operation Falcon Claw, Aft has done a decent job of creating a battle out of it. The missions did seem fairly similar, but to be fair this is a good first attempt at a battle. Plus I got 3 of the highscores :P

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 160,275 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-04
Mission 1: 34,448 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-04
Mission 2: 36,753 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-04
Mission 3: 38,644 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-04
Mission 4: 50,430 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-04

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 160,275 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-04
2 108,962 CPT Zyrax 2004-07-27
3 93,964 LT Starithm 2019-01-06
4 85,171 CM TK-9780 2005-04-22
5 84,327 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-05-11
6 82,424 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2017-01-17
7 82,381 GN Dunta Polo 2009-03-08
8 78,507 AD Gidda 2005-02-05
9 77,757 COL Moagim Daar 2005-03-25
10 75,958 AD Apophis Kuma 2004-09-10

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 39 pilots a total of 43 times.

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Aft Skylek

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2017-01-17

COL Andrijas

AD Apophis Kuma - 2004-09-10

LC Chris Cox

LT Cole Archer - 2004-06-18

GN Dax Corrin

LC Dolsar Saris - 2004-10-13

COL Drak - 2004-10-27

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-03-08

HA Frodo March - 2004-12-04

FA Gelton Torr

AD Gidda - 2005-02-05

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2012-09-26

COL Gyssler - 2019-07-12

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-25

CM Hox Reek

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-03-06

Readme for "SSD Avenger: Operation Falcon Claw"

Title: "SSD Avenger: Operation Falcon Claw"
Medal: none
Game Platform: Balance of Power
Additonal Patches Needed: None
Author: FL/LCM Aft Skylek/Storm 2-1/Wing XIX/SSD Avenger

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 Balance of Power button to start BoP and fly the battle.


		All members of the SSD Avenger have been assigned to an operation in and around the Fondor system. Emperors Hammer intelligence has been tipped off that a Rebel lead revolt could soon be instigated. Our ship has been selected to research the possible revolt and secure the Fondor system from trouble.

The SSD Avenger is about to jump in system. RA Davi Anthol briefed his Wing Commanders

Whilst not a dangerous mission I want you all to remain vigilant and aware, Im sure that the weeks rest on Kuat was enough and I severely doubt that there will be anybody leaving the ship once we arrive. Anthols voice echoed around his private bridge/command center, And another thing MAJ Kai since this will be your first major combat engagement as a Wing Commander I want you to follow LC Zacks example but always act on initiative. I wish you now to brief your Commanders, and in turn order them to brief their squadrons. Are there any questions?

Author's Comments:

- This mission was created for the SSD Avenger: Operation Falcon Claw competition set up by RA Davi Anthol for all pilots of the SSD Avenger. Without him, this battle would've never been created.
- Make sure you try to read the messages in the missions. They keep the plotline flowing, keep you up to speed with changing events, and make the missions more enjoyable to fly for you the pilot.
- If you have any questions or comments you wish me to address me in person, please feel free to e-mail me at; your views are always welcome.

Additional Notes:
Names to know -
 SSD Avenger Commodore RA Davi Anthol
 SSD Avenger Wing XIX Commander LC Thom Zack
 SSD Avenger Wing XVIII Commander MAJ Jaron Kai

FL/LCM Aft Skylek/Storm 2-1/Wing XIX/SSD Avenger