XvT-HF 1: Torch Squadron: Pirate Trouble

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2007-12-09
Last updated: 2012-11-03

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 3.6
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 34
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The Banner of the Torch
Battle Medal:
The Banner of the Torch

Battle Reviews

CM Benji Tandor



The IES is a fun ship to fly and the cockpit is nice too ! The battle is straightforward and competent.

My hundred and seventh battle in the TIE Corps.

COL Locke Setzer



I actually rather enjoyed flying the IES, so that was a pretty fun battle for me! Battles dependent on patch ships should serve as showcases for those patched ships, and I feel that the missions are very well balanced for the IES, giving you a chance to make use of its benefits, without being too overwhelmed by its weaknesses (even though you will be very aware of them by the time the battle is done...)

RA Genie



This was a well-thought out and well-crafted battle. Some of the smaller things it got so right. I was never left wondering whether I missed something or whether my waiting is all in vein and more. For this it gets a 5.

COL Phalk Sturm



Original, challenging, and with a wav pack. The missions will require some thinking and rehearsal, since some are demanding not only with flying skills but also tactical planning. Overall a very good battle with lots of original things you don't see often. The IES though, is a nightmare to fly. A real coffin. But give it a try.

HA Anahorn Dempsey



What can I say? I hate flying the IES. That said, I like this battle. Nice plotline, no problems, and well balanced. On easy, it's actually easy. I do wish more battles were like this. Go fly it.

AD Hav Antiel



The Interceptor Enforcement Ship seems to be the main purpose behind this mission. It's pretty straightforward with some neat elements in the third mission. Otherwise, it just feels like an excuse to fly that unique ship patch.

COL Rau Aznable



It's hard to review this battle. The Interceptor Enforcement ship is an interesting craft, because it's very fast, but doesn't turn much; the shields are weak and the three lasers mean it's not easy to recharge the shields; and it has a very strong hull, but you still get your monitors and systems damaged. This battle demands that you think carefully how you approach the mission and you'll have to pay attention to little details, so strategy is critical here. I enjoyed the voice acting. It's clear that most missions weren't meant to be played on hard. Overall, I believe the battle deserves a good rating for giving you something new and for demanding plenty of strategy.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 2: TFC Solar Flare does not return fire upon pirate attackers. Message 'Watch out for those interceptors, they are coming after you' does not appear until the last wave has been destroyed.

Mission 3: VSD Audacious flies very close to the CAS Tortuga, causing the boarding transport to fly through the VSD to dock with the station.

Mission 4: Enemy transports fly incredibly slowly, making them sitting ducks. Warning about the B-Wings appears after they have disabled the casino.

HA Anahorn Dempsey


In mission 4, the VSD Audacious returns and is referred to as Burninator

High Scores

Battle Total: 276,825 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-23
Mission 1: 38,818 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-23
Mission 2: 62,345 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-23
Mission 3: 73,550 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-23
Mission 4: 102,112 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-23

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 276,825 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-23
2 196,992 FA Pickled Yoda 2017-06-10
3 130,121 MAJ Colo Delste 2022-07-04
4 125,762 LCM Jason Kotare 2018-10-07
5 124,891 MAJ Tuba 2011-05-23
6 108,261 GN Dunta Polo 2010-01-07
7 108,143 GN Dax Corrin 2009-03-13
8 107,715 RA Genie 2021-10-31
9 105,501 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2010-04-21
10 103,627 GN Master 2009-05-11

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 27 pilots a total of 33 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2009-02-09

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2021-03-31

AD Apophis Kuma

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-07-21

MAJ Colo Delste - 2022-07-04

CPT Dante

GN Dax Corrin - 2009-03-13

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-01-07

HA Ender mBind

RA Genie - 2021-10-31

COL Gyssler - 2017-10-19

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-17

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-15

LCM Jason Kotare - 2018-10-07

LC Kenath Zoron - 2009-05-17

COL Locke Setzer - 2023-07-14

GN Master - 2009-05-11

HA Pete Mitchell - 2020-01-01

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-30

FA Pickled Yoda - 2017-06-10

COL Rau Aznable

CM Slawter Thren

LC Thaas Pobyn

MAJ Tuba - 2011-05-23

LCM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-23

CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-10-17

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Title               : Torch Squadron: Pirate Trouble
Author              : CA:SCO-TCT-TCS/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign (#2883)
Platform            : X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Number of missions  : 4
Medal               : The Banner of the Torch

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT
* Interceptor Enforcement Ship
* Modular Task Force Cruiser
* "Dunari's Rest" Casino

Installation instructions

1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Download the patches from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the patches 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.
6] Install the custom audio files according to the instruction in the wav package
7] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
8] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
9] Uninstall the patches by double clicking it in the EHSP installer

Created to introduce the Interceptor Enforment Ship to the average Emperor's Hammer pilot. 
Part of a series about all the different elite squadrons on the Order of Battle.

Mission 1: While on route to supply the Hammer's Fist flagship VSD Audacious, the TFC Solar Flare 
has received a distress signal from the luxury liner The Spacebourn Spirit - which has fallen under 
attack by pirates. Because the Solar Flare is carrying the Hammer's Fist Elite Squadron Torch 
anyways, its Captain has decided that they can be deployed to liberate the liner.

Mission 2: Finally arriving at the Hammer's Fist flagship VSD Audacious, the TFC Solar Flare can 
deliver its cargo. Torch Squadron will provide cover for the operation.

Mission 3: Slightly puzzled but mostly enraged by the insolent pirate attack on his flagship, the 
Hammer's Fist Prefect has decided to take care of these pirates himself. The VSD Audacious will 
frontally assault their pirate's nest in the nearby system and capture it while Torch Squadron 
provides cover.

Mission 4: Having taken over the pirate's nest "Tortuga", the Hammer's Fist has decided to convert 
it to their own R&R center. The VSD Audacious was however damaged in the last engagements and has 
returned to PLT Declaration for repairs. Until its return Torch Squadron will patrol the area 
around "Tortuga" in case the pirates decide to return.

HINTS: You may need to call in the TIE Corps to be able to complete all missions.

This is the first release of a very quickly made and hardly tested mission. Bugs could arrise - 
please mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats, questions or appraisals.