XWA-TC 46: The Rescue of Anna Darksaber

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2005-03-19
Last updated: 2005-05-15

LC Choosh

Average rating: 3.6
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 85
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



Flying the old Warhorse, the venerable and mighty XG1 Star Wing Assault Gunship, is always a pleasure. Nothing can be more frustrating and pain taking than piloting this mean flying carcass. The plotline is nice, and has some twists, but it's the missions which take the most of out it, dogfighting A-Wings with missiles in the battered and bent GUN?. You wanted it, you have it. Take down dozens of capital ships, cruisers, corellian gunships, the whole alphabet of fighters and even protect a feeble Tyderian Shuttle. If you can complete it in Hard, you are hardening up, you veteran pilot.

SL Zekk Terrik



Okay, yeah, I really hated this battle. First off, who the hell is this Darksaber guy? Why are you named after a Mandalorian weapon? And secondly, why am I helping you reunite with your cousin? But anyway, the plot line was a bit confusing and did not make much sense. You are just sort of thrown into this haphazard plot with no sense of why or where. Many of the missions are also excruciating, involving multiple hyper jumps around and trying to protect a weak ass Lambda shuttle. While we are on this topic, I will automatically hate you if you ever make me fly an entire battle in an Assault Gunboat. I do not know who designed this battle, but I hate you. Meet me on the deck of the Warrior for a lightsaber duel. Also while we are on this topic, mission 2 can be completely in under a minute. Dump all your shields and lasers, fly up to the platform to inspect it, and you’re done.

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



It's a pretty good battle with enjoyable plot. On the bonus side I absolutely love to fly an Assault Gunboat. On the negative side, though, the last three missions of this battle focus around large scale encounters which I am not a fan of. Especially for the plot presented I think it would make more sense to keep the whole battle as series of low profile, tactical missions. Perhaps even like family missions in original XWA. I think the biggest challenge in this battle is to actually be in the right time at the right place and get some kills. Otherwise either your wingmen or more likely the Darksabers will just vaporize them leaving you with a crappy score (like mine :P). Stil, it's a nice and enjoyable battle to fly!

COL Dirty Vader



Very enjoyable. Fun plot.

FA Pickled Yoda



Great fun.

MAJ Keiran Laserlight



A good battle with the old friends (eh...DS...). And hey! Vlad and I are in it! And lot's of forgotten motives like the PIN machine, monk code and so on. This makes this battle Monkish! A MUST-FLY for all Grey Wolfers. I am giving it a 4 - it's a bit bugged (see below).

LT Theodore Bronson



A very good set of missions, not too hard, good storyline. You fly as a member of Crusader squadron, which means in a slow-as-heck Gunboat (Don't forget the S-foil patch!) Your enemies are led by a rouge Imperial warlord so expect attacks by T/I's T/A's T/D's and more.All in all pretty fun but I found the last mission to be bugged: Even with unlimited ammo and Invulnerable, I couldn't apparantly destroy all the platforms - nothing was left in the sector and the percentage was still at 92.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 1: Darksaber's transport is referred to as a YT-2000 in the briefing text, but is a YT-2400 in the mission and has the YT-2400 briefing icon.

Mission 2: Armed enemy asteroid structures do not fire. T/I Crusader do not hyperspace home like the rest of the squadron. Return hyperbuoy has a hostile IFF, and the exit point is too close to Kladra Station's defences, causing the AI craft to crash into them.

Mission 4: The failed mission hints do not appear because of a missing hash in the mission file. Cody's starfighters end up having higher numbers than intended (due to the numbered asteroid emplacements). Redain base's asteroid defenses do not fire. Crusader and Phoenix squadrons have a strange tendency to disengage and run for the ISDs when they arrive. Darksaber's standard shuttle engages in combat instead of heading straight for the Intrepid when it arrives, likewise with Anna's A/S. The latter is also invincible for no apparent reason. The New Republic corellian gunships have starfighter orders. The ISD Grey Wolf's starfighters sometimes collide with it when returning to the hangar, causing it to be destroyed. When an ASF SD is destroyed the objective to protect them disappears but the mission is not failed. The objective to get Anna and Darksaber to Kladra needs some reworking - it needs to show as completed when they reach the station area, then another objective needs to be added for them to safely enter the ISD Intrepid.

Mission 5: The asteroid emplacements around Redain base move under their own power, which is strange to say the least.

High Scores

Battle Total: 67,692 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 1: 5,166 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 2: 11,943 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 3: 11,051 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 4: 11,918 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 5: 29,539 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(Submissions since 2010)

1 32,127 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-11-14
2 31,333 GN Jarek La’an 2005-04-10
3 26,708 LCM Nylan 2014-08-05
4 24,763 CPT Von Predator 2005-05-08
5 23,394 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-11-22
6 22,325 GN Pete Mitchell 2017-03-12
7 21,516 Steele Brightsaber 2005-04-27
8 21,115 MAJ Gustan 2020-11-21
9 19,715 CPT SL8c8 2019-12-13
10 19,528 MAJ Tuba 2010-12-26

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 71 pilots a total of 85 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2005-03-21

GN Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2015-11-29

COL Angel

CM Blade

CPT Con Selar

FA Conker Blackwood

CM DarkSith_99 - 2019-03-04

GN Dax Corrin

COL Deimos

LT Delacroix Vaygen

COL Dirty Vader

LCM Drax Remlinger

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-09-27

GN Earnim Branet - 2005-05-08

LT Eifel

HA Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2014-12-24

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-26


CM Favdaukar - 2020-11-25

MAJ Frankie - 2005-03-21

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2010-05-16

FA Giovanni Palermo

MAJ Granite - 2005-05-18

MAJ Gustan - 2020-11-21

COL Gyssler - 2010-09-23

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-10-29

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2020-11-13

FA Howlader - 2010-02-17

CM Hox Reek

GN Jarek La’an - 2005-04-10

CM Jason Dehner

COL Justin

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2005-05-19

VA Keldorn Cochrane

LC Kenath Zoron - 2013-11-10

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-11-14

GN Mark Schueler

COL Mordred - 2019-12-21

COL Mosh - 2005-03-22

COL Mouse Droid - 2005-05-01

RA Nutrientman - 2005-04-17

LCM Nylan - 2014-08-05

FA Pellaeon

GN Pete Mitchell - 2017-03-12

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-11-22

FA Pickled Yoda

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous - 2005-06-14

COL Rei Ayanami

GN Ric Hunter

MAJ RichyV - 2010-05-20

CM Saul Rostek

LC Savageaz - 2005-04-01

CPT SL8c8 - 2 times, last on 2020-11-29

Steele Brightsaber - 2005-04-27

LT Theodore Bronson - 2005-04-09

CM TK-9780

COL Torres - 2005-05-26

COL Triji Boliv

MAJ Tuba - 2 times, last on 2010-12-27

FA Turtle Jerrar - 2020-07-30

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Vertigo

CPT Von Predator - 2005-05-08

CM Wisal Pol-Jo

SL Zekk Terrik - 2 times, last on 2020-11-19

COL Zeth Durron

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj - 2009-09-23

COL Zystem Fryar