BoP-F 33: Cool Hand Luke

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 1
Release date: 2004-09-28
Last updated: 2009-02-28

AD Apophis Kuma

Average rating: 3.8
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 26
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

COL Genie



I like this one and even though it's a bit stretching to give it a 5, given the amount of garbage I recently flew, this one is a diamond in the rough. So bumping it to a 5/5. Nice use of the craft and challenging in a good way.

COL Phalk Sturm



Decent mission about a prison break with a lot of cinema's quotes and references. The mission is both original and entertaining, and will provide your T/I some challenge both dogfighting and keeping an eye on the mission's progress. The MUTRs in the end are a final obstacle in order to finish the mission. This one is worth a struggle for a single FCHG point and some good minutes of fun while you're at it.

LC Highlander



A very fun and challenging mission but come on I couldn't pass it by due to the movie reference, overall it was a very solid mission.

HA Daniel Bonini



Says in the briefing this shouldn't be a hard mission, but on hard it is quite challenging, but the kind of challenge I enjoy. I would give it a 4, but the lack of craft to retake the TRN after disabling makes things weird at the end, so I give it a 3.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 40,225 HA Daniel Bonini

Top Ten

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4 15,281 GN Dunta Polo 2013-09-23
5 14,901 GN Abel Malik 2004-10-06
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7 11,398 RA Nutrientman 2004-10-30
8 11,350 LC Highlander 2020-08-07
9 2,190 LCM Julon Lommax 2013-11-26

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 24 pilots a total of 26 times.

Balance of Power (BOP) Free Mission

Title:		 Cool Hand Luke
Missions:	 1
Medal:		 None, save for winning one more stinkin FCHG point ;)
Author:		 CMDR-TCT-TCS/MAJ Apophis Kuma/Cobra/Wing XIV/ISD Intrepid
Game Platform:	 Balance of Power (+ EHSP)

Release Date:    9/28/2004
Ships:           TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor
Difficulty:      Easy, Medium and Very, Very Hard?
Filename:        BoPF33.ehm
File contents:   cool.tie, IMPERIAL.LST, Readme.txt
Hardware used:   Mobil Intell(R) Pentium(R) 3.06Ghz, NVIDIA GForce FX Go5200, 384Mb
Software used:   XvTed, notepad.
Tested on OS:    WIN XP Home Edition


note: the original .lst file in your train folder will be overwritten, 
because of EHTAC regulations the Training missions are replaced. 

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.

This mission is a part of a series of free missions that I'm testing out against the possibilities of the things which can be done in BOP.

Story Line
As we all know in war time prisoners will be taken and sent to dungeons, brigs, etc. well this mission involves one simple person called Luke, simply called "Cool Hand" Luke, better known as his call sign, ["Cool Hand"]. Character not to be construed as ["Luke Skywalker"] from the SW series.

Luke was on a midnight run when his squadron encountered 2 NR squadrons making a run for the border. Now on a normal day this might seem easy enough, but it just so happens that one of the squadrons were B-Wings. Which unlike any other craft are generally hard to kill based on their hull ratio and density.

With that in mind, ["Cool Hand"] took the initiative and attacked the lead fighter of the second NR squadron, leaving the [B-Ws] alone since he thought they were slower and could easily be destroyed later. Unfortunately, the [B-Ws] weren't as helpless as he had thought. They were carrying a full load of mag torps, which targetted and disabled his entire squadron before they could destroy one [X-W] in the 2nd squadron.

Now your objective is to help him escape his captors, an NR prison camp run by mercs. Please do not fail as we would like to know what goes on with our pilots when they get captured. If not you may just find yourself staying in the very same prison which holds "Cool Hand" Luke and you  just might be his guest of honor :P

GENERAL: You need BOP (or at least all the ships involved there) with EHSP, which can be downloaded from the SCO office at 

Other Information

This is the first release of several in which will be created based on sample stories from various movies (RL TV shows).This mission although tested by me, may have bugs. If any life threatening errors show their ugly head, please email me with the results or any questions or apraisals.

Note: This mission is not intended to be hard, although it might be for some :P It is meant to be a fun training mission. So if your good then you'll pass, if not, well you will fail :) Good luck Pilot!

CMDR-TCT-TCS/MAJ Apophis Kuma/Cobra/Wing XIV/ISD Intrepid