BoP-TC 23: Gather That Gunboat!

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 6
Release date: 2004-12-27
Last updated: 2009-02-28

HA Frodo March

Average rating 3.4
Reviews: 9
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 33
Medal of Gunboat Retrieval
Battle Medal:
Medal of Gunboat Retrieval

Battle Reviews

CM Vanguard88



An enjoyable battle with a solid plot, just make sure you install the patch first

Don't be Wolve.........install the patch instead of spending 90 minutes failing over and over again on mission 6 because you have to laser down a SSD. Other than that, really interesting design on these missions with a decent story too. One of the better missions I've flown despite struggling on some of it. Worth a fly.

LT Ty Seerlan



Overall, not a bad set of missions. Briefings or maps could have given a little more backstory into who your enemies were and could have gotten me more invested. As far as mission design is concerned, the battles were easy to follow and I felt like a good part of the action. One major complaint I have with the last mission is just how long it took to destroy the Repair Yard. Half of that mission's time was just shooting at that repair yard which was a major chore to complete. If there was a 2.5 rating, that's what I would give. However, the lack of story context and the tedious final mission brings this battle down a bit.

RA Genie



Missions 1 and 4 are precious gems and a reminder of Frodo's ingenuity and creativity. I like this battle overall. I flew this with the dockyard fix so there were no SSD issues here (be sure to take the patches on display).

AD Stryker



An average mission with some typical Frodo silliness, but a storyline that actually makes some sense and is enjoyable to fly. My only gripe is the inspection mission and escape mission are way too quick, but that just means you can get to the next battle quicker, I guess!

COL Phalk Sturm



This is a perfect example of how to destroy an otherwise fine and solid battle. The plotline is fun and engaging, and the missions unfold in a series of hard and challenging yet very original missions. Dogfight, heavy escort, even a rescue attempt and escape run. It had it all to be a golden classic. But, alas, poor beta testing is definitely a disease. Final mission requires to sink a SSD and a REPYD with a bunch of GUNs with rockets that barely scratch the paint off the giant ship. Additionally, ISD Vanguard is piloted by wookies, smurfs or plain bad programming, and irremediably runs into the SSD, dying every time, of course. Frustration, is a word that does not describe the full-extent of the emotion felt after spending some 45 minutes and realizing there is nothing that can be done, but to have been wise enough to skip this battle. Stay away.

HA Frodo March



The answer to your question is quite simple Mike, you need the Golan 3 Patch installed, which replaces the SSD and is much, much easier to destroy. Have fun. As for more my own review, it is a very well made battle created of MCW and quite interesting! Very worth installing the patches.

FA Marcin Szydlowski



Well. Last mission and killing SSD with lasers ruined the whole show. All the missions were great but 35 mins spent on the last made my blood boil. Why there are no support fighters with HRs? Krayt is not enough to deal with SSD :(

GN Abel Malik



What can I say, it's a battle about the TAC & tac staff, with a decent plot & missions!

Battle Bug Reports

COL Phalk Sturm


In mission 5, ISD Vanguard goes ramming the SSD and dies, naturally. And even dealing no damage to the SSD. Technical error.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 1: T/D Nightmare sometimes crash into ISD Shadowfox when escorting the enemy ETR.

Mission 2: VSD Monitor is disabled for no apparent reason when the battle starts.

High Scores

Battle Total: 402,079 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 1: 44,750 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 2: 47,690 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 3: 83,710 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 4: 12,200 FA Pickled Yoda
Mission 5: 61,124 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 6: 152,605 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 402,079 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
2 160,658 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-03-27
3 153,316 LT Starithm 2019-01-06
4 149,179 GN Abel Malik 2004-12-29
5 140,795 LT Ty Seerlan 2022-07-13
6 133,415 GN Dax Corrin 2009-03-14
7 125,484 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-09-28
8 124,676 AD Gidda 2005-02-05
9 120,551 FA Marcin Szydlowski 2005-01-18
10 119,495 LT Kate Flyer 2005-04-20

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 27 pilots a total of 32 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-12-29

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2017-01-22

RA Colo Delste - 2021-10-25

GN Dax Corrin - 2009-03-14

LC Dolsar Saris

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-02-02

HA Frodo March

RA Genie - 2021-10-30

AD Gidda - 2005-02-05

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2012-09-28

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-26

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-04-20

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-03-07

COL Malidir - 2005-02-02

FA Marcin Szydlowski - 2005-01-18

HA Pete Mitchell - 2021-04-26

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-28

FA Pickled Yoda

COL Raith Sienar - 2005-01-31

LT Starithm - 2019-01-06

AD Stryker - 2021-10-16

CM TK-9780

LT Ty Seerlan - 2022-07-13

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-14

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-09-05

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2005-01-08

TITLE: Gather That Gunboat!
MEDAL: Medal of Gunboat Retrieval
GAME PLATFORM: Balance Of Power
Created by: FM-TCC:XvT-PROF/COL Frodo March/Krayt 1-2/Wing XIV/ISD Intrepid

How to install: Locate your XvT directory and install the following files
into your train folder: gtg1.tie
Then simply create a Pilot file for the mission based on your name and pin
and enjoy:)) don't forget to get it BSFed and if  you feel like it post a

Battle made for Mission creation wars II round 1.

Plotline idea supplied by the Tactical Office, plotline and each and every 
mission made by Frodo March.  


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