BoP-ID 1: Deceiving the Deceptors

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 5
Release date: 2004-05-30
Last updated: 2009-02-28

COL Locke Setzer

Average rating: 1.2
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 4
Times completed: 27
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



This one bad, alright. The plotline was appealing and not badly carried out. Actually I liked the ideas behind every mission. The fact it referred to the ID and Praetorian elite squadron though, made me spill my coffee. Author could have picked any other squadron or even another unit, a totally new one, from the IntelDiv. But Prae flying B-Wings? Unshielded TIE Fighter? What the heck was wrong the day this battle was conceived?. Be prepared to fly unshielded T/Fs in a variety of stupid and impossible to complete roles. B-Wings dogfighting T/As? This was the worst. People, skip this one. There are golden nuggets out there. This is just a spoiled good idea, turned into rotting charcoal.

HA Anahorn Dempsey



1 point for a decent story idea, -10 points for realization. Destroying friendlies, dual goals, destroying ships that are back next mission, Praetorian flying B-wings ??? This needs a lot of work!

COL Rau Aznable



No doubt, this is the worst battle ever made. Here are a few features: your flight group confirms orders, but rarely follows them, and rarely attacks anything; the fighters you use are always inappropriate; the names of the enemy flight groups are lame, like "Destroy"; the places where you enter the battle suck (too far away or close to a frigate); and in the last mission, your flight group goes home as soon as it shows up. You'll often find yourself fighting three superior fighters all alone (like your unshielded Tie Fighter against three shielded Tie Interceptors). Try flying this on hard... if you miss space bombs!

FA Pickled Yoda




GN Master



Something went very wrong here.

GN Abel Malik



Well due to the fact this one features Prae I liked the battle, I just didn't like the fighters we got stuck using in the battle (where's our T/P's?);p.

Battle Bug Reports

COL Rau Aznable


Mission 1: player's flight group has a hyperpoint, but doesn't use it to go home. Mission 4/5: You're supposed to destroy the Pappy in mission 4, but it shows up again in mission 5. Mission 5: Flight group T/A Assassin crashes into SSD Avenger after the first wave.

LT Cotan Kasl


BoP-ID1. BoP CD. Basicly I with difficulty was able to do the missions save mission 2 where i recieved a negative score, demotion, and reprimand in game because it demanded i destroy friendly craft. 'This is a friendly Craft - Destroy It' I have one missions left to fly in this battle then I am submitting as is.

FA Pickled Yoda


Completely agree with the other bug report. Especially mission 3 which is particularly hard to complete because of the bugs and your lack of a serious arsenal.

COL TK-7764


How did this ever get through testing? Massive problems with flight group orders on pretty much every mission. Fighters don't attack each other, they just fly around their flight path/patrol in circles (both friendly and hostile). Also, for some reason, you couldn't use the Shift+A to get your wingmen to attack. They ignored the orders and just continued to follow their flight path. Mission 2: Change the friendly warlords figthers to a different IFF color. As it stands, the objective of "destroy them all" includes all with the purple IFF code, meaning, to beat this mission, you have to shot down allied fighters/craft. Mission 3: The bonus craft are required to beat this mission. Judging by the design of the mission, I do not believe that destroying the retreating craft was supposed to be required to beat the mission. Mission 5: Your wingmen hyper out at the very start of the battle. That is just a few things I saw. This whole thing needs extensive reworking.

High Scores

Battle Total: 205,288 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 1: 18,000 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 2: 39,195 COL Rau Aznable
Mission 3: 36,330 COL Rau Aznable
Mission 4: 28,410 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 5: 99,300 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-14

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 205,288 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
2 108,747 GN Abel Malik 2005-02-21
3 107,320 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-03-26
4 102,040 LT Erinyes 2009-02-20
5 102,040 GN Kaisin Mirtez 2009-02-20
6 97,200 MAJ Hermann 2020-09-30
7 93,271 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-09-26
8 89,709 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2017-01-28
9 87,320 COL Andrijas 2005-02-18
10 87,095 GN Dunta Polo 2010-11-08

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 22 pilots a total of 25 times.

Title: Deceiving the Deceptors
Missions: 5
Game Platform: Balance of Power
Author: CMDR-TCS-TCT-TCC:XW/COL Locke Setzer/Tempest/Wing X/ISD Challenge


Installation Instructions:

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


Allies of the Emperorís Hammers have been attacked recently by forces claiming to be the personal armies 
of GA Ronin. Ronin, knowing nothing of these attacks, has ordered EH Intel to investigate and put an end 
to these attacks by an unknown enemy claiming to be the right hand of the EH and GA Ronin. EH Intel has
caught a lead, and is calling in their elite squadron, Praetorian, to be used as field operatives to
discover who's behind these attacks, and to put an end to them for good before they cause any more
damage to the reuptation of the EH.

Note: If you're having a problem with a mission in this battle... the best trick is always to lower
the difficulty level. I have made hard just what it should be: *hard*. And while it may be a challenge,
if it's begun to frustrate you, it's time to just move on. Have fun with it above all else, and if you
don't like having to work a lot on a mission, then don't use the higher difficulty ;)