XvT-F 218: VSD Sinister I: Sabotage

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2008-04-14
Last updated: 2009-03-14
Average rating: 2.3
Reviews: 3
Bug reports: 3
Times completed: 14

Battle Reviews

LCM Vanguard88



A poorly put together mission with bad craft, the usual impossible to beat on hard and questionable capital ship choices. Due to the MC90 and VSD being used, all the AI does is crash into both ships. A message about avoiding the guns on the MC90 is nonsensical because the ship paths into turbolaser range of your capital ship, meaning you will always be in range of its guns. If we are to avoid it, why do all fighters immediately target it as soon as it drops out of hyperspace?

COL Phalk Sturm



Tough little mission in those MkII without shields and getting wave after wave of Y-Ws, and also, why not, dodging missiles as in any case this is a Dempsey mission. But worth a try, since it's challenging and will have the joystick twisted several times, in a long session of dogfighting in an unshielded. Not an easy point though, be warned.

Nice mission indeed! And being able to fly those TIE Experimentals just makes it better, although I must admit I prefer the Mk.I than the Mk.II. Anyways, unshielded fun for everybody the way it should be.

Battle Bug Reports

LCM Vanguard88


Primary objective states to drive off the rebel attackers but in order to complete the mission you have to destroy all rebel forces.

LCM Vanguard88


Different bug: due to the MC-90 hangar the shuttle containing the saboteur is unable to properly enter the ship; it flies in circles around it. If you disable the cruiser then the shuttle, you can get the stormtrooper transport to board it.

LCM Vanguard88


Every ship that attacks the MC-90 crusier crashes into it and dies.

The shuttle bonus goal is impossible to complete due to the fact that it launches so close to the MC-90 that the boarding craft is destroyed by the MC-90 before it gets a chance to finish docking with it.

B-Wings or Y-wings will frequently crash into the Sinister depending on their angle of attack.

High Scores

Mission: 70,670 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-21

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 70,670 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-21
2 28,206 FA Pickled Yoda 2017-06-07
3 27,817 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-10-22
4 25,528 COL Rau Aznable 2011-01-04
5 18,852 FA Pickled Yoda 2017-08-31
6 15,474 GN Dunta Polo 2013-10-10
7 13,929 GN Dax Corrin 2016-03-04
8 12,462 GN Abel Malik 2009-02-08
9 8,185 MAJ Hermann 2021-02-13

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 12 pilots a total of 13 times.

MAJ Hermann - 2021-02-13

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-22

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2017-08-31

COL Rau Aznable - 2011-01-04

LCM Vanguard88 - 2023-11-21

CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-10-12

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

Title               : VSD Sinister I: Sabotage
Author              : TAC-PROF/AD Dempsey/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (#PIN 12519)
Platform            : X-wing vs. TIE Fighter
Number of missions  : 1
Medal               : N/A

Required patches
* EHSP for X-wing vs. TIE Fighter (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xvt/EHSP-XvT.zip)
* TIE Experimental Mk.I (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xvt/Te1-XvT.zip)
* TIE Experimental Mk.II (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xvt/Te2-XvT.zip)

Installation instructions

1] Install the T/e1 and T/e2 patches using the (Super) XP installer
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Press the X-wing vs. TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new player and play the Imperial Training Mission
5] When finished, remove the patches in the reverse order that you installed them

The VSD-II Sinister, flagship of the Tactical and Science Offices has unexpectedly dropped
out of hyperspace, presumably due to sabotage. The sabotage is most inconvenient, since the
advanced tactical fighter squadron is undergoing maintenance and is not available. As such,
we can only launch the TIE Experimental starfighter designs we have aboard for our protection.

Additional Note
This is the first mission in what is intended to be a range of free missions featuring the
VSD Sinister and the Experimental TIE designs of the Science Office.