BoP-TC 25: Flyer Chronicles # 1 - Sisters in Arms

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 5
Release date: 2005-05-06
Last updated: 2009-02-28

LT Kate Flyer

Average rating: 3.2
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 4
Times completed: 21
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for BoP

  • Battle Medal:
    Flyer's Crescent

    Battle Reviews

    COL Phalk Sturm



    Solid example of how to ruin an outstanding battle and turn it into a mess. The plot is very interesting as it unfolds with several twists. The missions are very hard indeed, lots of action and thinking, but somehow, eventually, they can be flown through. But then, you reach mission 5. A total mess. You fly X-W around a series of containers shielding some satellites that have to be destroyed, again, an original and well developed plot, but you can't kill an annoying A-W behind you trying to kill you, because it's your best friend or something. And what's worse, even if you avoid the fire raining on you by the best gunners in the galaxy aboard a rebel CRS, AND manage to destroy a CRV with just old torps, AND even manage to kill all satellites and containers, AND again help the GUNs to sink the CRS, some idiot that won't obey your orders, may randomly kill the A-W, (after all the IFF is rebel), failing the mission, repeatedly. A complete disaster in the planning and total lack of beta testing. If you want to see how fumes sprout from both of your ears, do not hesitate. This one is for you!. Otherwise, veer elsewhere.

    GN Dax Corrin



    A well-written battle, hellishly hard on difficult, as the author says. I enjoyed the plotline, but I also killed my "former friend" a few times too... Too bad, Kiru... :P

    GN Abel Malik



    The plotline/storyline is quite good, but mission four is particularly evil, make sure you read the readme.txt about this battle!

    CM TK-9780



    The storyline was great, although the missions were ok; they were in some cases made abnormally hard due to poor flightgroup orders and lack of friendly firepower. Few times during the battle, all my wingmen were killed off attacking M/FRG with Concussion missiles. But all said and done this is a very good battle that’s worth flying – XWA version would have been brilliant!

    LC Gen Es'mith



    High praise. =) I am flattered. ^^ I didn't intend for this battle to overly difficult. I think most pilots will find this battle to be fairly playable on easy and medium, and hellishly difficult on hard. As it should be. =) Pay attention to the messages, read the briefings, and if you really have to, read the hints and tips found in the readme, and you should be able be able to beat this battle. Good luck. =) And if I say so myself.. For my first effort, this battle turned out great. Now I have to try XWA..

    HA Frodo March



    It was extremely confusing for me to give this a fair review...You see, its a brilliant battle, toppled with some magnificent plots and VERY talented mission designing skills. HOWEVER, its just about the hardest thing you will ever fly on BoP. Other then that I'm a firm believer that Kate was extremely easy on Kiru, I must've accidently killed her 8 or 9 times while I flew this...If my best friend defected, I'd shoot him in a second :P I guess she's just not as evil as me...yet. Also, this battle had some good technical points, namely the engine assembly exploding, and the shields for the Sats (although they made me so mad I punched the screen repetitevly and hurt my knuckles...ow). In addition the missions are fairly long, however at the end you're met with a nice short reward. Be vigilant, the goals aren't very obvious in every mission, we at TAC attempted to add a bit more detail into the mission goals but their slightly vaguer to what the average TC pilot is used to. This battle is something worth flying.

    Battle Bug Reports

    HA Anahorn Dempsey


    M1: In flight msg about Cyclone's arrival appears when the last arrives, not the first, A-W must survive but friendlies destroy it
    M4: friendlies attack AW Darkfire
    M5: in flight msg about BW Gold appears when the last has arrived, not the first, in M4 the CRS was disabled (mission goal) yet in M5 it's fully operational again?

    HA Anahorn Dempsey


    Unable to fly via EHBL, the IMPERIAL.LST seems bortked - only mission #5 can be chosen

    GN Dunta Polo


    Mission 1: Message indicating the arrival of Cyclone squadron only appears when the final wave has launched. T/A Cyclone sometimes crash into the ISD Challenge when leaving the area. Mission 3: The nav beacon is a gun platform. Mission 5: Warning about B-W Gold only appears when the final wave launches.

    COL Zystem Fryar


    Unable to start Mission 5... BoP Crashes just as the 2nd Blue bar completes. I have re-installed BOP just to be sure its not a "Bad" install. Still get an Application error. (BoP Crashes)

    High Scores

    Battle Total: 422,765 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 1: 71,900 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 2: 75,375 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 3: 94,760 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 4: 73,130 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 5: 107,600 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 422,765 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-04-12
    2 155,940 LT Starithm 2019-01-07
    3 142,100 HA Frodo March 2005-05-06
    4 129,404 GN Dax Corrin 2014-05-16
    5 128,149 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-10-01
    6 123,505 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2017-01-23
    7 106,703 GN Dunta Polo 2014-06-11
    8 75,115 MAJ Hermann 2020-09-24
    9 52,751 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-10-16
    10 29,736 MAJ Hermann 2021-10-26

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 16 pilots a total of 20 times.

    GN Abel Malik

    HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2017-01-23

    COL Angel

    GN Dax Corrin - 2014-05-16

    GN Dunta Polo - 2014-06-11

    HA Frodo March - 2005-05-06

    FA Giovanni Palermo - 2012-10-01

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

    LT Kate Flyer - 2005-05-06

    COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-16

    FA Pickled Yoda

    LT Starithm - 2019-01-07

    CM TK-9780

    CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-02-18

    VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2 times, last on 2009-04-12

    COL Zystem Fryar

    TITLE: Flyer Chronicles # 1 - Sisters in Arms
    MEDAL: Flyer's Crescent
    GAME PLATFORM: Balance of Power
    This battle requires the EH BoP Ship Patch.
    Lt. Katherine Cantor "Valkyrie" Flyer
    FM/LT Katherine Cantor Flyer/Typhoon 2-3/Wing X/ISD Challenge
    Back up your Imperial.lst file in \\BalanceofPower\Train directory.
    1] Double Click the .EHM file and EHBL will pop up. 
    2] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
    3] Press the Balance of Power button to start Balance of Power and fly the battle.
    You are Lt. Kate "Valkyrie" Flyer of Typhoon Squadron, a former mercenary pilot who recently joined the Emperor's Hammer.
    As Kate, you will battle with your comrades in Typhoon against wiley rebels, traitors, and even a best friend from your
    previous life.  To your ship, pilot!
    # 1. Destroy the CORT Stardust when it arrives, or it will quickly dock with and capture the Tantalus.  Don't ignore
    A-W Blue either, because it will make a beeline for the Tantalus.  Disable it as quickly as possible, and the battle
    should be won.  
    # 2. The Y-wings are the primary threat - Focus your fire on them, or they will take out the Challenge.  Ignore the 
    Rebellious' attack on DS12 - If you try to save the doomed platform, the Challenge will be lost, and it is your primary 
    mission objective!
    # 3. Wade through the host of enemy starfighters, and hold on to your torpedoes.  It may not seem overly difficult until
    the end, but remember that you have only one wave!  Use your torpedoes on the M/SC when the fighters are taken care of,
    then make a beeline for the hyperspace beacon and inspect it.  Watch out for the fighters that appear between the M/SC
    and the hyperpoint: They will target you, and are out for blood.  Max speed to engines!
    # 4. Your best bet is to hit Container Shield IV first, or you will have to deal with evading a M/CRV later.  Get far
    enough way from the Ad Astra to use your torpedoes, then finish off the comm sat with your lasers.  Use your torpedoes
    while evading the enemies as best you can.  Be careful that you don't shoot down Kiru!  You will fail if you do!  Instead,
    she will withdraw when her hull is down to 50 percent.  When the Formidable arrives, target the enemy Y-wings, since the 
    bombers should be able to help themselves.  If you don't, the Y-wings stand a decent chance of destroying the Formidable.
    Don't let that happen!
    # 5. Target and destroy the containers and a transport as quickly as you can, or they will depart relatively soon, losing
    the mission.  Then do your best to evade enemy fire while taking out the GPLT and mines.  When those are finally gone, the
    Rebellious and the Challenge will arrive, and you will join in the destruction of the Rebel fleet.  Focus in on the B-wings
    that are moving in on the INT, and you should be fine.  When Kiru launches, ignore her at your own peril - She is packing
    advanced missiles, and is heading straight for you!  Defeat her to win the mission, and help bring closure to Kate's past.
    This is my first battle, but I am rather proud of it.  It is meant to be more plot driven, so there will be quite a 
    number of messages.  Be sure to read the description before each mission!  In general, I think most pilots will find
    this battle moderately challenging, though I didn't intend it to be overly so.  Enjoy the missions, post a review or two,
    and have fun! 
    These mission were made using Troy Dangerfields XvT mission editor.