XvT-TC 118: Operation Spyglass

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2005-12-04
Last updated: 2009-02-22

LT Kate Flyer

Average rating: 2.8
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 43
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
A Giant Spyglass

Battle Reviews

LCM Vanguard88



Not very well put together for a few different reasons. One is that you are never given a beam system in the missile boat. Another is that you are often given chaff when the enemy craft has no warheads and flares would have been better. An additional reason is that you are always alone in your flight group. You have allies but because they are not in your FG you are unable to give commands to any of them. Enemy fighter or installations are often placed too close to your own, and because their AI is better you will immediately lose craft. There were also a few nonsensical things happening (your allies disabling craft with communications parts before you have even inspected them for the parts), your capital ships having very low AI and having to destroy your own satellites to complete a mission objective which means it cannot get a good score.

Good constructed missions with some serious fire power as you control the Missile Boat and just wreck everything with bolts on it. Don't forget to leave a rocket/torpedo in one of your launchers or you won't have access to your missiles. This mission kinda has it all from a missile boat perspective. Blow lots of stuff up and use missiles to take out fighters. Good length too. Story? meh who cares when you can blow stuff up.

RA Genie



Rewarding but nothing unique. The typical destruction brought to you by Missile Boats and TIE Defenders! There are some interesting setups, especially the first mission which yet again showcases the creativity of the mission creator.

COL Phalk Sturm



Well, this one is one of those with mixed emotions. The plotline is interesting, and the missions are somehow well developed, not perfect, but techincally crafted, however, as it happens frequently, there is no understanding of the different fighters available to the player. I mean, why in Palpatine's name is anyone flying a Missile Boat WITHOUT beams? And as the battle may sound like a very good one on the preliminaries, once you start flying it, unfortunately develops into some tedious missions, confusing roles and somehow not one that you would note for the playing experience. Fly it to fill your FCHG pockets and focus into some jewels out there. Look elsewhere

FA Marcin Szydlowski



Well. It's an average battle. Great minus is wingmen AI skill. They are dumb like stones and some missions can only be achieved in one craft. I didn't even bother to fly T/A in any mission. Plot however is very intresting.

HA Frodo March



This just lacked a small bit of spzazz to be a 5. Its got Kate's usual perfection incorporated into the design...However the plotline left me juuust a bit bored. Having said that, it is better than any regular mission designer's battle, But this is a 4 in the Flyer scale :P Good work.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


General: Battle requires EHSP for XvT - this is not shown on the compendium.

Mission 1: Corvette group Rain sometimes collide with each other. Warning message about B-Wings attacking the VSD Formidable appears only after the second flight launches.

Mission 2: Warning message about M\\CRVs on kamikaze runs appears only after the second group arrives.

High Scores

Battle Total: 338,650 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-09
Mission 1: 99,345 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-09
Mission 2: 72,400 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-09
Mission 3: 71,200 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-09
Mission 4: 110,920 COL Brucmack

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 338,650 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-09
2 203,505 GN Dax Corrin 2009-02-21
3 114,754 GN Dunta Polo 2009-09-18
4 99,637 COL Nav'ric Trow 2009-03-15
5 98,445 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-03-15
6 91,984 LC Iceman 2015-03-11
7 84,300 LC Kenath Zoron 2009-05-21
8 82,251 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-02-26
9 80,533 RA Genie 2021-10-31
10 79,624 COL Gyssler 2013-04-23

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 34 pilots a total of 38 times.

TITLE: ECR VII - Operation Spyglass
MEDAL: Miniature Spyglass
GAME PLATFORM: Xwing VS Tie Fighter


Cpt. Kate Cantor "Valkyrie" Flyer 

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
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


Intelligence has recently detected a rebel spy outpost at the edge of our borders.  But rather than
destroy it, Admiral BubbaX has decided that the TCBG will work together to capture it and turn it 
to our advantage.  Simple enough, right?  


This battle was made for ECR VII.  =P  Even though it's about the TCBG working together, it primarily
stars Cyclone Squadron because we're the best.  ;)  That's all.  ^6^

These mission were made using Troy Dangerfields XvT mission editor.