XWA-TC 40: Wing XIV: Krayt Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2005-02-02
Last updated: 2012-11-02
Creator

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 2.3
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 59
The Eye of the Dragon
Battle Medal:
The Eye of the Dragon

Battle Reviews

CPT Solohan50

2

2021-12-26

I played on Easy with cheats. Even with unlimited ammo, many of these missions are a slog. I can only imagine how rough they are with one payload of warheads. The final mission, especially, is just littered with capital ships that are all 10km+ away from each other.


CM KEBLAOMEGA

2

2021-12-10

As stated by others, it frequently crashes during briefings, so you have to skip them which is very annoying. Otherwise, I didn't mind this one as much as others. The first few missions were fun and of reasonable length, but by the last two it started to get a bit tedious being in an assault gunboat for so long (and the last two were about twice as long as they needed to be, as well).


CPT andr3

0

2021-11-25

Cumbersome gunboat missions that have you grind down cap ships. Two missions are nearly identical. Crashes on mission briefings. Don't play it.


COL Phalk Sturm

2

2020-12-10

Poor choice of player's craft diminished this otherwise promising battle. Flying a GUN or a T/B can be some fun from time to time, but being the sole gunship against endless waves of A-Wings and X-Wings, while bombing more than 10 capital ships with one payload of warheads, is just folly. If it had a bit more of cleverer planning, and a more balanced set of player craft vs enemies, this could have been a good battle, but ends up being a tedious and unrealistic as if it was planned for playing with unlimited warheads cheat, and that is a no-no. Too bad.


AD Hav Antiel

4

2020-09-30

Every Ender battle has at least one clever design moment, and that's true of this battle. However, I was frustrated by the GUN and the long distance between the player drop point and the targets in most missions. Chasing the SHU in the first and second mission was a fun challenge, but after that it became tedious. I know the GUN is integral to the story of Krayt Squadron, but I wonder if the targets had to be spaced so far away.


FA Giovanni Palermo

4

2007-09-14

This battle was certainly not bad, but it was quite difficult. It did feel a lot longer than it was, but it flowed well, and you truly did feel a sense of accomplishment after completing each mission. I only give it a four out of five because it was so hard, and because again, it felt a lot longer than it was.


Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo

2009-11-29

Battle requires Modified Strike Cruiser and M/FRT The Luggage patches but this is not stated in the compendium. Mission 1: Enemy FRGs do not attack the M/FRT Luggage even when it is firing on them. Mission 2: If the Rebel Captain is killed before reaching the R&D FC asteroid, the in-flight message stating the captain's shuttle is fleeing said base still appears - despite the shuttle already being destroyed and thus not able to appear later at the R&D asteroid. Mission 4: Message about 50% of the target convoy being destroyed only appears when 75% has been eliminated (due to an error with the two new corvettes jumping in later). Craft selection in the hangar does not work - only the Assault Gunboat is actually selectable. Mission 5: Republic M/FRG Loyalty has trouble hitting the A/FRG Intruder. CRS Justice has trouble hitting the VSD Gilded Claw.


High Scores

Battle Total: 294,102 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 28,331 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 112,364 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 43,562 COL Deimos
Mission 4: 35,074 COL Deimos
Mission 5: 74,771 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 135,325 GN Dunta Polo 2009-11-30
2 126,037 CPT Von Predator 2005-06-12
3 89,378 MAJ Keiran Laserlight 2005-05-21
4 84,645 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2014-09-04
5 82,306 CPT andr3 2021-11-30
6 72,520 VA Torquemada 2010-05-16
7 72,520 MAJ Tuba 2010-05-16
8 68,143 GN Pete Mitchell 2017-02-27
9 50,206 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-12-10
10 49,736 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2009-08-19

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 53 pilots a total of 59 times.

X-Wing Alliance Missions

Battle Name:     Wing XIV: Krayt Squadron 
Missions:	 5
Medal:		 The Eye of the Dragon
Author:		 FL/LCM Ender mBind/Krayt 3-1/Wing XIV/ISD Intrepid
		 (mindb_ender@hotmail.com)
Game Platform:	 X-Wing Alliance (+Luggage and M/SC Patches)
Release Date:    21/03/00
Version:	 1.0b
Release Date:    12/10/03
Version:	 2.0
Release Date:    12/08/04
Version:	 XWA 1.0
                 
Player Craft:	 Assault Gunboat, TIE-Bomber
Difficulty:      Playable.

THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. 
ELEMENTS TM &  LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.

Level placement 
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0] Download and install the Luggage and Modified Strike Cruiser patches from the SCO site
 - Install the Luggage Patch according to its own instructions
 - Install the M/SC patch according to its own instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] In the EH Battle Launcher go to Game > XWA Options > Pilot Options.
4] Here create a New Pilot with the "Prepare for EH Battle" switch on.
3] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA.

Original Battle Story
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[View Plotline.txt for the new story and craft assignments.]

In X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, the "Heavy Assault" part of missions flying
is mostly given to the Rebels. The Imperials are left with just two 8 
player CO-OP Training Missions. I converted the Rebel 8 player missions
to Imperial 8 Player Missions. But I didn't just change the sides, I 
also adapted the Craft types, Options, Mission Goals etc. etc. to make
them harder and more variable and esp. more directed to Krayt Squadron
and the TIE corps in general. The First Mission is an elaborate edit
of an old TIE Fighter Mission. 

[Randomise] will offer you many different missions for when you have
"done" the basic versions. All craft and squadrons "exsist" in the
Emperor's Hammer, Rebel Squadrons or Renegade Wing. 

krayt1.tie Description
----------------------
Flight 1 will capture the leaders of rival factions during a meeting,
while Flight 2 will teach both factions not to mess around with the
Empire by destroying their Fighter Carriers.
[Randomise On] will change the Capital Ships and all enemy fighters.
Imperial Players: Assault Gunboats (8)

krayt2.tie Description
----------------------
Krayt Squadron has been given the easy task of taking out an Calamari
Cruiser with just their Assault Gunboats. Flight 1 is to destroy the
fighter defences, while Flight 2 is to destroy the Cruiser and its
support craft.
[Randomise On] will have effect on the Cruiser and the support Craft.
Imperial Players: Assault Gunboat (8)

krayt3.tie Description
----------------------
The Corvette Tantive IX, transporting Rebel Alliance leaders, has been
located docked in the loading bay of the Calamari Cruiser Liberty. Help
Krayt forces in a daring Special Opps Mission to capture this Corvette
and destroy their comrades by leading an assault on the CRS.
[Randomise On] will change Capital Ships and Z95 Headhunters.
Imperial Players:
Flight 1 Krayt Squadron (Attack/Escort) -Assault Gunboat (2), TIE Advanced (2)
Flight 2 Krayt Squadron (Attack/Disable) - Assault Gunboat (4) 

krayt4.tie Description
----------------------
Asp scouts have located a large Rebel convoy which is relatively
undefended. To inflict as much damage to the Rebellion as possible,
destroy the entire convoy of Corellian Corvettes before they make it
to their hyperspace point.
[Randomise On] will have effect on the Convoy.
Imperial Players: Assault Gunboat (8)

krayt5.tie Description
----------------------
While returning from a mission in Rebel territory, the Interdictor
Spot o'Glue was sabotaged by Rebel Spies. Its gravity well projectors
are no longer able to switch off, making it impossible for the ISD
Intrepid, that was escorting the Spot o'Glue, to hyper . Now the rebels
have arrived to take advantage of the situation - High Command has
decided to evacuate and  destroy the Spot o'Glue before the Fleet also
loses the Intrepid.
[Randomise On] will have effect on the Capital Ships.
Imperial Players: Assault Gunboat (4), TIE Advanced (4)

NOTES
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- You need the X-Wing Alliance retail CD with a 2.02 update to use this mission.
- You need the Luggage and M/SC patches to use this mission.

Other Information
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- version 1:
This is the First release - Bugs could arrise - please
mail me if they do - also if you have deaththreats, hints,
questions or apraisals.:)

Also, i'm always willing to host a multi-play mission that i made myself:)

Serve the Emperor Above All Others!

FL/LCM Ender mBind/Krayt 3-1/Wing XIV/ISD Intrepid

- version 2:
The first version was released as my first battle ever, and made to train Krayt 
Pilots in co-op bombing missions. The Battle was submitted for the first "ASF: 
Supremacy Competition"  of may 2000 and then held up in testing for one and a half 
years before being released w/o any changes.

In 2002 This battle earned the "Pinky Lollypop" for being the Worst XvT Battle of 2001,
which was weird (as it rated two times as high as the other choice, and was from 2000) 
but fairly to be expected for a first made battle, one that was made in for Co-Op in a 
SP environment and all that.

This second release is aimed at pleasing the comments made about this battle over the 
past 3 years. It features an actual storyline, is no longer a collection of converted 
Totally Games rebel missions. The Co-Op element stayed, as that's finally started to pick 
up in the TC, but the battle has been made easier for the Single Player Pilot.

All the craft of the original missions are there, doing about the same things - just 
done up to avoid bugs and to look better. I've also added things that were planned
originally already, but were't possible then - like the Luggage Patch.

As George Lucas once said: "A movie is never finished, only abandoned"

- version 3:
Because of the lack of new XWA battles, the CA:TAC Styles ported these missions to XWA for me.
The port actually needed a lot more then just Allied porting them, mostly because the XvT
version was set up for 2 flyable teams of 4 players each and XWA doesn't support that, but
other "upgrades" have been added too.


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