XvT-TC 86: The Paul Crownan Affair

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 8
Release date: 2004-05-30
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Frodo March

Average rating: 3.9
Reviews: 22
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 104
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
Medal of defective transports

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



Excellent battle. The plotline is solid and very original, and so are the preliminaries in every mission. The missions are interesting and clever to fly. Only one of the assignments had excessively long waiting times, and some others will keep player attentive to what to do or failing the mission. Challenging combat, immersive plotline and high level of technical skill in mission creation. There is so much anyone can ask. Don't miss this one.




I absolutely loved this one. It's peak Frodo. Maybe I've been spamming too many junk battles for RTF (ok, definitely, and on easy at that) but this one really is worth the fly. The parody, the prison escape, even the repetitive base destruction. Loved it. The only part I didn't love was the mission (maybe 4) where you had to inspect all of the cargo, and the only point of it was to give you dialogue to move the story along. It was a creative way to do it, but there had to be a different way. Worth the fly for fun and for points.

AD Stryker



While this battle was fun, I do not believe it is worth the five stars it has been constantly getting. Disabling your own Star Destroyer is a chore, especially when it shoots back, and the mission where you get disabled is complicated by enemy ships that do not know when to steer and ram you, or a Transport that kills you when it tries to dock. The story was entertaining, and the prison was well-made, but a solid 3, no higher.

I love Frodo's obsession with Containers and in this battle it shows once again. There are some unique aspects that are well done and they are things you just won't see in other missions. For that alone and some of the typical Frodo style gameplay he gets 5 stars. I do think he has better battles than this, but this one is unique in its own right.

RA Genie



This is one of Frodo's best battles I have flown so far. Some great ideas and execution. To deprive you of any frustrations and enjoy this battle to the fullest, take notice of what Solohan already mentioned. In addition, be sure to set ship collissions OFF for Mission 5.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. This was mostly a quick battle, though I had issues with Missions 2 and 5. In M2, the Gunboats don't do a very good job of disabling the ISD. I had to shoot all the guns off the ISD before the Gunboats will disable it. In M5, the objectives were unclear to me. I didn't realize that you simply needed to attack the ATRs once to complete them.

AD Hav Antiel



The high point in the battle is the “prison break” mission. The rest of these missions feature two things that really bug me: Imperial IFF for enemy craft and missions that rely on you or your own friendly craft getting damaged or disabled. Mission design is solid as always, so I won’t let my biases shape my rating.

LC Kenath Zoron



The storyline wasn't quite to my liking, but it gets elevated to an average rating because of the cool prison break mission.

LC Kadon Beir



Excellent storyline though at one point during the mission where you are supposed to get disabled the transport kept crashing into my fighter and killing me. So I finally turned off Collisions (though it still collided with me) and it could dock with my fighter. Paul Crownan is no longer a problem >:P

GN Rancorous



This is a good battle, the humor is understated yet present and the missions are well put together. The storyline is tight enough, but it seems a shame to destroy rather than capture manufacturing facilities. The inspection mission was a little frustrating as it seemed to take forever and the container escape was, well, aaarrgghhh! The refly button was pressed many times before I sussed a technique so it only gets a 4, but good work.

Great battle again from the "Ultimate Mission Creation Warrior". Excellent plot above all. Not much humour though. And I agree: the first mission is an A-Wing hell and further missions are not so difficult. Wait... ok, the 7 is a complete Gunboat mayhem (Yes, I did choose them for the sake of those nice fireworks to be by my hand). Poor Krayt... But I liked specially mission 8; quick and screaming for a new highscore, not to mention the allways-funny assassination thing! :D

HA Daniel Bonini



Very good plot in this battle. I liked it...The only downside was in mission 5, when you are captured, and that's because the capturing transport always crashed into my ship and made me lose the mission....I had to settle for a terrible score in that one, knowing I could have got the highscore...but that's really not the creators fault ;)

LCM Oskar Holtz



Another good battle, very original and funny too. There are some funny lines in this which become even funnier taken in the context of the story. And as another reviewer mentioned taking out Paul Crownan was enjoyable!

LT Trent Devson



I really enjoyed this one. The flying was good and the humor was pretty funny. Good work :)

GN Kaisin Mirtez



That will teach them to mess with Frodo the little hobbit has teeth and knows how to use them. Loved flying it as it has humor and all. Nice work on this one.

COL Den Darkhill



The plot was good, nice to actually have a reason to kill everything. But the inspection and prison breakout missions were kind of annoying.

CM Sabbath



Very extensive plot development, which was a nice change from most battles. A little tiring though, especially the one with the base attack. But, all in all, I liked this one as well.

GN Abel Malik



The battle had a nice plotline for one of those TAC comps & there was some good combat in several missions; however, some of the missions were more annoying than anything else. I for one was happy to vape that Paul guy;p.

COL Flint Darkstar



Very good storyline, considering how limited you are in creating one in the space alotted by XvT briefings and mission descriptions. Also, a very creative use of containers in one of the missions. My only gripe is that the first mission is the most difficult, and the rest seem to decline in diffculty, but it does fit well in introducing the plot. Considering it is a relatively long battle, though, it's really not a problem. Overall, great battle!

COL Zystem Fryar



Nice battle, but a little tiresome at times...

CM TK-9780



Nice battle

FA Brukhar



its pretty good, but not exactly my type of battle, and the first mission was ridiculous on hard, too many A-Wings

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 8: Objective to destroy ATR Elite Knight is duplicated.

High Scores

Battle Total: 678,994 COL Brucmack
Mission 1: 117,860 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 82,150 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 3: 67,120 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 4: 46,837 CPT Viper
Mission 5: 101,920 COL Brucmack
Mission 6: 39,040 COL TK-7764
Mission 7: 207,640 COL Brucmack
Mission 8: 33,740 FA Pickled Yoda 2021-10-24

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 482,704 COL Brucmack 2005-02-09
2 405,141 COL TK-7764 2004-07-05
3 232,099 COL CrimsonFury 2004-08-02
4 223,639 CM El Guapo 2004-06-18
5 218,902 AD Gidda 2004-08-15
6 212,327 COL Moagim Daar 2005-03-05
7 209,473 LC Daisuke Airyu 2004-07-31
8 208,763 MAJ Tuba 2011-04-14
9 205,952 LC Spade 2004-07-24
10 202,039 LT Eifel 2005-03-08

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 90 pilots a total of 102 times.

TITLE: The Paul Crownan Affair
MEDAL: Medal of defective transports
GAME PLATFORM: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
Created by: COM/RA Frodo March/ISD Intrepid

Required patches

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 on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

Battle made for Mission creation wars Final! 

Plotline idea supplied by the Tactical Office, plotline and each and every mission made by Frodo March.  This battle is the last of the first ever mission creation wars and should be apreciated, please fly it! And enjoy it! And POST A REVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But it is made, and distributed, AND Supported by Frothy aswell as Hobbits everywhere!!:)