XvT-DB 17: Operation Red Shift

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2006-05-23
Last updated: 2009-02-22

AD Gidda

Average rating: 3.8
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 47
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for XvT
  • Battle Reviews

    COL Locke Setzer



    I found it well made, but I didn't love it. I think some of the tactics for a couple of the missions drove me a bit bonkers - flying a TIE Bomber with orders to stop other TIE Bombers from destroying our ships when all the mission really needs to be completed is a bombing run on two enemy cruisers, for example.

    CM Benji Tandor



    Competently designed and straightforward.

    My one-hundredth (!) battle in the TIE Corps.

    COL Phalk Sturm



    Nice battle. The plotline starts a bit slowly but intensifies as soon as you are deployed. The missions are challenging yet very much completable, and it will see a good bunch of different roles, protection, capture operations and the usual dogfighting. Worth a try for some straightforward campaign, action-packed and with a nice story behind it.

    AD Silwar Naiilo



    I thought this mission was well designed. The ship choices made sense, the storyline was obvious, and it was a decent balance of dogfighting, defending, and attacking capitals. Overall, a solid mission.

    AD Hav Antiel



    The battle was very straighforward and enjoyable, and Mission 3 was the first DB mission I can remember that actually used bombers and warheads on a mission to take out enemy cap ships. That was all forgotten in the last mission, unfortunately, when you have to take out an asteroid base in a TIE/IN without warheads.

    GN Master



    Great battle from start to finish.

    Battle Bug Reports

    HA Anahorn Dempsey


    M1: ATR Vengeance 2 doesn't fly home (looking for craft to board). M2: the PLT gets disabled again after its captured'. M3: CUV Mentor attempts to dock with a hostile T/I. M4: while you launch from the VSD (your command ship) you can not enter its hangar, you must return to the STRKC Dark Blood

    COL Rau Aznable


    If you play the first mission on Hard, there's a group of Gunboats at the start of the mission that goes after the friendly Strike Cruiser and the rest of the convoy. If you destroy any of them, you get the "you have destroyed a friendly craft" warning and lose points.

    High Scores

    Battle Total: 197,921 HA Daniel Bonini
    Mission 1: 39,765 COL Rau Aznable
    Mission 2: 46,409 COL Rau Aznable
    Mission 3: 61,380 HA Daniel Bonini
    Mission 4: 59,982 HA Daniel Bonini

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 156,765 COL Locke Setzer 2023-07-05
    2 140,336 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-11-07
    3 137,596 MAJ Colo Delste 2022-07-06
    4 115,115 GN Dax Corrin 2009-03-11
    5 107,221 CM Benji Tandor 2023-07-01
    6 103,221 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2017-03-27
    7 98,616 MAJ Tuba 2011-05-14
    8 97,715 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-03-28
    9 94,154 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-09-20
    10 91,391 GN Dunta Polo 2010-06-23

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 39 pilots a total of 45 times.

    ** Operation Red Shift **
    Game Platform: Xwing Vs TIE Fighter
    Missions: 4
    Author: AD Gidda
    email: ehgidda@tiscalinet.it
    Required patches
    * EH Ship Patch for XvT
    Installation instructions
    1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
    2] Download the K-wing patch from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
    3] Install the K-wing patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer
    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.
    3] Install the custom audio files according to the instruction in the wav package
    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
    8] Uninstall the K-wing patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer
    ** Description **
    \\// Operation Red Shift - Phase #1 //\\
    [Mission plan]
    The STRCK Repulsor will escort a convoy of six freighters to Aderlon II, the original TIE squadron
    has been replaced with Sith pilots assigned to the unit designated Marauder squadron.
    We intentionally let transpire information about the convoy so you may expect the rogues to launch
    another attack using some of the transports and starfighters that are currently guarding their base.
    Marauder squadron will have to destroy all fighters and transports sent to capture/destroy the EH convoy.
    If this mission is successful the defenses of the rogue base will be weakened so that the 
    VSDII Indomitable, the STRCK Dark Blood and the M/CRV Argus may proceed with the attack on the rogue 
    [Composition of enemy forces]
    The rogue dark jedi used their powers to took over a mercenary faction known as the "Golden Arrows", this
    group of mercenaries originated from a small Imperial task-force that patrolled the Minos Cluster and 
    that betrayed the Empire after the Battle of Endor. 
    Expect to face a mix of imperial and civilian vessels.
    >> FLY MISSION 1 <<
    The mission has been a success: all our freighters have reached Aderlon II and the rogues have lost many fighters
    in this skirmish. Now we may proceed with the second phase of the operation.
    \\// Operation Red Shift - Phase #2 //\\
    [Mission plan]
    The Indomitable and Dark Blood must capture the deep space platform that is being used by the group of rogue dark jedi.
    Thanks to Marauder squadron, the number of fighters defending this station has been considerably reduced, yet we 
    expect to face at least 4 enemy squadrons.
    Lanvarok and Shadow squadrons will destroy enemy starfighters and they will also protect our capital ships from enemy bombers.
    Eos squadron will use knock out the platform's shields.
    The STRCK Dark Blood will then disable the platform with its turboion batteries and When the area has been secured, we will 
    launch an Assault Transport to capture the base.
    The M/CRV Argus is equipped with an advanced jammer to disrupt enemy communication so that pirates may not call
    for reinforcements or warn Aderlon authorities of our presence. It's absolutely necessary that the Argus survives!
    >> FLY MISSION 2 <<
    Incoming Message from the SHW...
    It seems like this wasn't the real rogue base but just an advanced outpost used by the rogue dark jedi as
    a depot and a starting point for their raids. I will interrogate the prisoners  and am I quite confident 
    that I will find the location of the real base! 
    I have felt a strong disturbance in the Force coming from that fleeing Escort Shuttle and the inspection 
    confirmed my suspects, the shuttle was piloted by a powerful rogue Dark Adept. I know his aura very well 
    as, in past times, I have been his Praetor.
    \\// Operation Red Shift - Phase #3 //\\
    [Mission plan]
    ALERT! ALERT! All pilots report in to the briefing room IMMEDIATELY!!
    >> FLY MISSION 3 <<
    The rogues dark jedi used the Dark Side of the Force to conceal a cluster of Ion Mines near the exit point of our
    task-force. Unfortunately for them, you have quickly reacted to the new threat and their subtle plan has been 
    Also, we eliminated  a rogue Dark Side Adept and an entire squadron of his followers. We may now reach the rogue 
    base and destroy those renegades once and for all!
    \\// Operation Red Shift - Phase #4 //\\
    [Mission plan]
    The Sith task-force is going to launch a direct assault on the main base of the rogue dark jedi. Preliminary scans 
    indicate that the base is concealed inside a large asteroid and it is surrounded by a cluster of laser batteries
    and missile launchers mounted on smaller asteroids.
    Eos squadron will use heavy rockets to destroy static defense and weaken the base's shields. Shadow and Lanvarok 
    squadrons will destroy enemy starfighters but they will also act as escort for our bombers and capital ships. 
    When our capital ships are within firing range, they will finish off the enemy base with their turbolasers. 
    We must continue to stay undetected to the Aderlon security forces so it is very important even in this mission that
    the M/CRV Argus isn't heavily damaged or destroyed!
    >> FLY MISSION 4 <<
    You and the other Sith pilots fulfilled your duties as required. However, the Sith High Warrior has perceived that 
    the leader of the rogue dark jedi wasn't aboard the asteroid platform. Now we know that the task of the capital 
    ships that we confronted in the previous mission was to delay us and allow the rogue leader to leave this sector 
    before our arrival.
    The Sith High Warrior will report in to the Dark Council with a plan to track down and capture the traitorous Dark 
    Side Adept but for now, Operation Red Shift is over and you may return to your House.
    GM-TCT-TCS/AD Gidda/SSD Avenger
    GSx2/SSx9/BSx9/PCx12/ISMx23/MoI/MoT-7rh-16gh-20bh/IS-26BW-8BR-24SW-7SR-36GW-5GR-3PW-2PR/LoC-TS-IS-CSx6-Rx2/DFC-Rx4/MoC-7BoC-2SoC-1GoC/CoS/CoLx4/CoB/LoAx20/OV-6E [EXCR]
    GM/GM Carnifex/DC-1/Dark Council