XvT-TC 84: VSD Gilded Claw : Path of Destruction

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2004-05-30
Last updated: 2009-02-22

GN Ric Hunter

Average rating 3.4
Reviews: 11
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 110
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Medal of the Golden Talon

Battle Reviews

COL Highlander



Overall a fun dogfighting style game with plenty of targets to shoot at

COL Gytheran



I flew this as part of Raise the Flag competition 2021. Overall, the battle seemed straightforward with no major hang-ups. There is not much to say about it. It was fun but the battle did not contain any elements that makes it stand out from nearly every other battle you have ever flown.

COL TheBlackxRanger



pretty good set of missions, felt pretty quick overall. shot down some fighters, shoot the shuttle, and shoot the giant capital ship at the end. no issues or bus that i was aware of and worked for me




Not terribly difficult, but not boring either. Sometimes you just want to blast some bad guys. If you're in that mood, or just want a quick battle, this is the one.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. This is another extremely quick battle. It's good for quick points and the missions are simple enough. The AI will even do most of your work on Easy. I don't have much else to say about this one, it was very, very quick.

LCM Lo Mar



I really enjoyed this battle - short and sweet, with missions that were solid, if not stand-out. I do have to confess, I do like being able to cheese my way through a sequence in a T/D the entire time. But overall, I thought this was very fast, engaging fun.

RA Genie



Having not played XvT SP for a while, I found myself rusty again. This battle seeks to answer the question, how many missiles does it take to destroy a TIE Defender? The answer is 50. If you played this one while hungry, don't worry, you will eat enough missiles to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. I'm putting some of the difficulties I am having down to my own rust. Will try this one a few more times and see what it's really made of. NNo trouble with missions 2, 3 and 4. Somehow Mission 1 on hard gets the better of me, as usually near the end I cant keep the Claw alive (from the Ywings) while having a ton of craft on my back. Perhaps I will try it again at a later point. --------------------------------------------------- Update: After reflying this battle I feel it deserves a bump to 4 out of 5

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



This was my first XvT custom flown for EH. I may be a little biased here with my opinion given the game is least favorite of the series for me. The first two missions looked somewhat identical I think. Like two variations of the same encounter really. The third and fourth were pretty okay. I've encountered two bugs trying to fly this battle though (see attached report). Overall it was okayish but nothing too fancy.

ACO JetMech



The missions were pretty straight forward at first, but that last mission was pretty challenging. Take this with a grain of salt from someone who isn't super great at these game, but I definitely got to a point where I lost count of how many more ships I had in reserve. All in all, this was a fun mission with a fairly straightforward set of objectives and story.

CPT Wildfire



Played the first 3 missions on Hard. They were a challenge but easily beatable. The story was pretty straight forward and the mission briefings were ok. Everything went off the rails in mission 4. After countless tries I could not tackle the onslaught of ATRs and had to drop it down to medium before I could beat it after a couple more tries. That 4th mission was quite the challenge especially as the crutch of additional waves was missing in this 4th mission.

COL Mouse Droid



Although the plotline of this battle is rather standard, the battle itself is well fleshed out. I enjoyed the challenge of the ATRs in the last mission.

Battle Bug Reports

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa


I've encountered two bugs trying to fly this battle.
First one in mission 1. Whenever (twice in fact) I tried to destroy the Strike Cruisers while enemy fighters were still present in the area, the game sort of crashed with a popup window giving null pointer information. It worked fine when the Cruiser went down after all enemy fighters were cleared.
The fourth mission appears to be impossible to be finished on the hard difficulty. Even if you destroy all ATR from Lake and Placid groups; the game fails to register respective primary goals as complete. It works all fine on medium difficulty though.

CPT Wildfire


On the download page for this mission it should indicate the EH Ship patch for XvT is required. The readme that opens after loading the mission in EHBL did correctly indicate the patch was necessary, just the TC website was incorrect.

High Scores

Battle Total: 559,125 LC Rando 2018-06-26
Mission 1: 127,180 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 99,960 COL Brucmack
Mission 3: 173,295 LC Rando 2018-06-26
Mission 4: 188,360 LC Rando 2018-06-26

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 559,125 LC Rando 2018-06-26
2 316,863 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-08-23
3 301,509 FA Pickled Yoda 2018-06-26
4 298,870 GN Dax Corrin 2004-06-10
5 288,909 MAJ Aldaric 2018-06-30
6 278,601 GN Mark Schueler 2018-06-30
7 276,587 COL TK-7764 2004-07-05
8 238,298 LCM Lo Mar 2020-08-29
9 220,088 RA Genie 2020-08-28
10 198,873 GN Gilad Pelleaon 2018-06-26

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 88 pilots a total of 108 times.

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Aldaric - 2018-06-30

LC Alec Qarni

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2021-02-20

LC andr3 - 2022-03-01

COL Andrijas

AD Apophis Kuma - 2004-10-11

COL Archangel

LC Big Poppa K

COL Brucmack

MAJ Bryan

LC Chris Cox

RA Colo Delste - 2021-10-02

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-11-12

GN Coranel Both - 2 times, last on 2023-09-10

LCM Corran Shub - 2020-08-22

COL CrimsonFury - 2004-08-02

LC Daisuke Airyu - 2004-07-29

GN Dax Corrin - 2004-06-10

LCM Dekar Jansen - 2021-10-12

COL Dirty Vader

COL Drak - 2004-10-24

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-03-15

GN Earnim Branet - 2018-06-24

CM El Guapo

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2018-06-26

COL Flint Darkstar

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-08-10

RA Genie - 2 times, last on 2021-10-06

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda - 2004-11-24

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2018-06-26

MAJ Gustan - 2020-08-18

COL Gyssler - 2012-05-16

COL Gytheran - 2021-10-22

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2020-08-31

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-30

COL Highlander - 2024-05-29

LC Iceman

LCM Jaorrus Morraus

COL Jer Stryker - 2004-06-27

ACO JetMech - 2020-08-20

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-05-31

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-10-17

LC Kenath Zoron - 2009-05-07

COL Lenvik - 2005-01-27

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-08-29

COL Malidir

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-08-23

GN Mark Schueler - 3 times, last on 2018-06-30

CM Michael K Starburst

COL Moagim Daar

COL Nightmare - 2005-01-20

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-09-26

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-30

FA Pickled Yoda - 6 times, last on 2022-10-30

HA Plif - 2016-01-07

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

LC Rando - 2018-06-26

GN Ric Hunter

LCM Rin Jaeger - 2020-08-16

CPT S 4patas - 2004-07-17

CM Sabbath

LC Savageaz

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-08-22

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-11

LC Spade - 2004-07-24

COL Styles

LC Taygetta - 2021-10-13

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2021-10-21

AD TK-2107

COL TK-7764 - 2004-07-05

CM TK-9780 - 2005-03-13

MAJ Tuba - 2011-11-12

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Vertigo

CPT Victor O‘Brien - 2016-01-07

CPT Von Predator

CPT Wildfire - 2020-08-19

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 3 times, last on 2023-05-21

MAJ Xye - 2021-10-13

COL Zeth Durron

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles


COL Zystem Fryar - 2004-06-15

TITLE: VSD Gilded Claw : Path of Destruction
MEDAL: Medal of the Golden Talon
GAME PLATFORM: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
Created by: FM/MAJ Blade/Krayt 3-2/Wing XIV/ISD Intrepid 
Pin # 8905

Files included -
4 Mission files (gilded1-4.tie)
1 Imperial.lst
1 Readme.txt
1 Patches.txt

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