XvT-DB 13: The Adventures of House Ludo Kressh

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 6
Release date: 2004-10-20
Last updated: 2009-02-22


Average rating: 2.2
Reviews: 10
Bug reports: 3
Times completed: 42
Neo Memorial
Battle Medal:
Neo Memorial

Battle Reviews

LCM Vanguard88



A poorly put together battle that sees pits you against far better fighters in a terrible ship, limited warhead selection and unmanageable odds.

COL Locke Setzer



So... much... waiting... in... this... battle... it... takes... so... much... longer... than... it... should. Maybe... I... would... have... ranked... it... higher... without... the... all... the... dead... time. Also... has... multiple... missions... where... you... can... do... stuff... you're... not... supposed... to... based... on... the... events... of... the... next... mission... which... is... even... acknowledged... by... radio... messages......... odd.

CM Benji Tandor



Soul crushing tedium. Interminable waiting and grinding down of capital ships, sometimes in the weak Cloakshape fighter.

My ninety-sixth battle in the TIE Corps.

GN Triji Boliv



I was really looking forward to this battle when I saw the Cloakshape Fighter patch. Until I had to fly it, at which point my excitement quickly disappeared. It really is not a good ship, it's slow, the guns are terrible, and the missile bay is uninspired. I think I will stick to being excited to kill them, but won't look forward to flying them anymore.

COL Phalk Sturm



Decent battle. Nice plotline and good preliminaries and briefings. The missions had that feeling of being a DB battle, using second rate equipment such as the venerable GUN, or the budget Clk/F and were very challenging, given the poor capabilities of the latter. In the end, the missions tended to feel repetitive, such as always protecting your capital ships from a usual invading enemy flotilla, and this was detrimental to the overall score of the battle. However, this is a decent battle, worth the time invested and for some FCHG points, given that you are willing to endure flying the useless Space Blanket, aka the Cloakshape Fighter. Although Fighter is probably too big of a word for it.

HA Anahorn Dempsey



Pretty decent battle altogether, although I never will understand why some people have you fly crap like a Cloakshape fighter. The whole battle flow is utterly destroyed though by the 5th mission. First you wait for 6 minutes for one transport after the other to dock, then it's a few minutes of dealing with enemy warships, and then another 6 minutes of waiting. Such a letdown. Not sure what was meant by a 'capital ship battle' .... I saw no cap ships fighting each other, not to mention the part where XvT doesn't do this unless you pratically put the caps on top of each other. Which is bad mission design anyways :)

AD Hav Antiel



Somebody needs to get the DB some actual bombers. This is the third battle in a row where they send T/As and T/Ds to do the dirty work of cleaning up big cap ships with a single load of advanced missiles. There was an attempt at humor here that I didn't quite catch, but I'm sure it's funny for the pilots who remember these ships and officers.

COL Rau Aznable



Some people who believe reviews should be half the battle and half the mission creator feel that everyone shouldn't give this battle a low rating because it's a posthumous battle. I disagree with this concept, so here goes. This battle has a good humorous plot (I admit I actually laughed during a briefing), it has some interesting situations (the CLK is not that bad in a dogfight) and also has an intense capital ship battle in the end. However, the battle also has serious flaws, such as long waits for ships to dock; the fights get confusing sometimes (like on the mission where we disable friendly capital ships); and the fact that CLKs, although fun to fly in dogfights, are so big that are easy targets for capital ships, no matter what's our speed or how much we jink. I know this battle wasn't finished, but someone could have made this battle a lot better with some minor corrections. I give it a 3, but I would change to a 5 if it didn't have these serious flaws.

CM TK-9780



Rather too confusing at times, had some nice idea’s just not very well implemented I will not say anything about those long dark evenings seating around waiting for craft to dock.

FA Marcin Szydlowski



Well. This battle could be done better. I many missions I had to fly with GUNs, otherwise they were unable to complete their objectives. CLKs suck!

Battle Bug Reports

LCM Vanguard88


I meant mission 3 for my previous report. also in mission 6 many fighters crash into the 2 platforms due to its placement intersecting with the hangar launch bays of multiple ships.

LCM Vanguard88


Mission 2: Cloakshape fighters dont fire at the VSD, they crash into it . ATR's also crash into the VSD.

Mission 6: platforms don't get repaired as indicated in the message.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 5: Messages ordering Emerald squadron to attack incoming Rebel craft are displayed long after their arrival.
Mission 6: ISD Subjugator does not fire on attacking Rebel starfighters. Shadow Academy platforms do not fire on any attacking Rebel craft.

High Scores

Battle Total: 251,966 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-26
Mission 1: 54,548 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-26
Mission 2: 51,380 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-26
Mission 3: 46,070 COL TK-7764
Mission 4: 47,180 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-26
Mission 5: 52,202 COL TK-7764
Mission 6: 40,061 COL Rau Aznable

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 251,966 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-26
2 160,298 FA Marcin Szydlowski 2005-01-18
3 138,441 LC Savageaz 2004-12-16
4 127,196 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-09-17
5 118,296 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-10-30
6 117,864 GN Abel Malik 2004-10-31
7 108,766 GN Dunta Polo 2009-05-15
8 108,552 MAJ Tuba 2011-05-23
9 104,699 COL Locke Setzer 2023-09-25
10 102,950 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-03-28

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 34 pilots a total of 40 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-10-31

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2021-03-28

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-06-30

COL Czulvang Lah

GN Dax Corrin

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-05-15

COL Gyssler - 2015-04-19

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-16

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-27

LCM J'Stin Wakerj

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-12-05

COL Locke Setzer - 2023-09-25

FA Marcin Szydlowski - 2005-01-18

RA Nutrientman - 2005-01-28

HA Pete Mitchell - 2019-01-26

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

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter (SP) Battle

Title:		 The Adventures of House Ludo Kressh
Missions:	 6
Medal:		 Neo Memorial Medal
Author:		 GRD Neo (Sith)/Ludo Kressh of Naga Sadow
		 (iw_neo@yahoo.com) (dec.)
Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter (+EHSP)


Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT
* Cloakshape Fighter

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Download the Cloakshape Fighter patch from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the Cloakshape Fighter patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer
4] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
5] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
6] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
8] Uninstall the Cloakshape Fighter patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer

Story Line

Mission 1: 
Horror upon horrors! The House Ludo Kresh Palace and the Invigorator has run out of booze! The nearest 
space port has been located and the STRCK Invigorator plus House Ludo Kresh's Sapphire fighters are 
moving in to steal their wodka!

Mission 2: 
Horror upon horror again! The Invigorator's new supply of wodka has been stolen and placed on an 
escaping frigate! What's even worst now is that they're trying to humiliate us by disabling the 
Invigorator! Turn the tables on them disable them and don't forget to inspect that escaping frigate!

Mission 3: 
We have tracked our stolen booze to a remote part of space. The worst part is, is that the VSD 
Indomitable and members of the Krath has taken it!! We must capture the Indomitable to show how much 
better we are!! Capture all containers in the area as well: they may contain special items which we 
may be able to use later on.

Mission 4:
Crew members from the Indomitable have informed us that they shipped some of the booze to the 
Shadow Academy. We must capture the Platform and retreive this last bit of our wodka. The VSD 
Indomitable has been re-crewed with a skeleton crew from the Invigorator, and will be able to help 
us with. Those trainees don't stand a chance against Task Force House Ludo Kresh.

Mission 5:
Following our success against the trainees of the Shadow Academy and the disabling of the 
Brotherhood's Reach and the Subjugator, which the Dark Council was on, they are furious with us. 
They have ordered us to relinquish control of the Indomitable back to the Indomtable pilots and staff. 
The Indomitable currently is unmanned and incapable of defending itself. Make sure no pirates steal it!!

Mission 6:
The Dark Council have ordered us to give the Shadow Academy and the Subjugator back as well. We are 
to make sure no one at all comes into system and tries to take the Shadow Academy or the Subjugator. 
We can't afford to lose either craft!!

There may be a number of screw-ups in this. If you find any please let me know ASAP please at 
iw_neo@yahoo.com, so I can rectify it and you can get back to flying this weird campaign.

GRD Neo (Sith)/Ludo Kressh of Naga Shadow