XvT-CD 2: Core Squadron: Stiff Competition

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2008-06-04
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 3.7
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 29
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Battle Medal:
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Battle Reviews

The TIE Assault is very much a pocket TIE Defender and is enjoyable to fly. The missions are well designed and fun.

My hundred and sixth battle in the TIE Corps.

I flew this as part of Raise the Flag competition 2021. Overall, the battle seemed straightforward with no major hang-ups. There is not much to say about it. It was fun but the battle did not contain any elements that makes it stand out from nearly every other battle you have ever flown.

A solid campaign showcasing the strengths of the TIE Assault. It is surprisingly quite well made. No complaints here. It's not doing anything revolutionary but it's a joy to fly it.

Interesting battle. Not the best of Ender's creations, but worth enough a try. Flying the TIE Assault is a nice change from the usual T/A or GUN. The plotline was a bit simple and the missions felt repetitive in the end, but all in all, it's good for points and some quick action-packed playing time.

I agree with the other reviews that this is a fun battle that feels mostly straightforward with some cool moments. It was fun to fly the TIE Assault, although I had some problems with the Enforcer Picket Ship patch and couldn't fly the last mission with it installed.

Excellent battle from Ender, indeed! It's quite challenging and you'll see hot action (flying-wise!) while using that little killing machine TIE Assault to erradicate any opposition from all a NR battlegroup. If you do it carefully you'll even be able to drive your score skyrocket since your wingmates are always ready to leave you alone under request. ;) And, ooohh, boy... the dialogue at the end of the last mission is from the best I ever heard here. *DON'T* skip it or else!! And now time to go for me... - Hey!! Taxi!!! - Yes, Siw? - Not again...

Great battle. You get to fly the TIE Assault, which is basically a variant of the Tie Advanced that trades firepower for speed. The battle is fun and it's a good challenge. The only things I didn't like were having to install the PES for just one mission and the use of ships with advanced missiles on a mission where we have to cycle through targets and enemy fighters also have missiles. Aside from that, this battle is absolutely perfect and the dialogue at the end of the battle is a must.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 3: CORT Prothos 3-1 does not capture cargo from CTRNS Alumat 1.

High Scores

Battle Total: 878,555 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 1: 99,155 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 2: 259,500 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 3: 267,990 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 4: 251,910 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 174,549 CM Benji Tandor 2023-07-21
2 137,824 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-10-24
3 135,416 MAJ Hermann 2020-10-05
4 125,632 HA Pete Mitchell 2020-05-15
5 125,370 MAJ Tuba 2011-05-23
6 123,811 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-08-07
7 114,887 RA Colo Delste 2022-07-30
8 114,491 GN Dunta Polo 2010-01-07
9 112,334 LC Kenath Zoron 2009-06-24
10 108,154 MAJ KEBLAOMEGA 2023-12-14

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 23 pilots a total of 28 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2009-02-08

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 4 times, last on 2021-03-19

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-07-21

RA Colo Delste - 2022-07-30

GN Dax Corrin - 2009-03-14

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-01-07

HA Ender mBind

GN Exar Kit

RA Genie - 2021-10-30

FA Giovanni Palermo

COL Gytheran - 2021-10-30

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-17

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-23

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-12-14

LC Kenath Zoron - 2009-06-24

GN Master - 2009-05-12

HA Pete Mitchell - 2020-05-15

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-29

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-06-28

COL Rau Aznable

MAJ Tuba - 2011-05-23

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-04-05

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

Title               : Core Squadron: Stiff Competition
Author              : CA:SCO-TCT-TCS/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign (#2883)
Platform            : X-wing vs. TIE Fighter
Number of missions  : 4
Medal               : Employee of the Month Button

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT
* TIE Assault
* Enforcer Picket Ship

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Download the TIE Assault and Enforcer Picket Ship patches from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the patches by double clicking them 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] 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 patches by double clicking them in the EHSP installer

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

Story Line
Mission 1: The Corporate Division News Group (CDNG) is delivering its newspapers to the Corporate 
Division flagship VSD Warhammer. Lately the CDNG is facing stiff, meaning "deadly," competition from 
the news agency of a nearby Alliance warlord fleet: The New Republic Spine Security Force (NR-SSF). 
These Rebels have especially gone after the paper and printing ink the CDNG uses - to what end we do 
not know. Just in case, Core Squadron will be on patrol in case the NR-SSF wants to disrupt the 

Mission 2: While the CDNG managed to print their latest issue despite of the NR-SSF's efforts, they 
are now getting really low on materials. Core Squadron will join up with two cruisers of the Corporate 
Division Picket Fleet and acquire these from a NR-SSF manufacturing facility nearby.

Mission 3: The NR-SSF got nervous from our attack on their factory and has decided to take their 
precious materials deeper into Rebel held space by convoy. Since a lot of these materials were stolen 
from the CDNG in the first place the CD is not letting them get out of its reach.
Core squadron will spearhead an attack on the convoy, aimed at getting as much of the goods back while 
loosing as little resources as possible.

Mission 4: The NR-SSF apparently wants the materials we got from them  back and has sent their 
battlegroup after us. However, the materials have already been transferred to the CDNG factory at 
Phare III and we are not equipped to take on such a force. Core Squadron must protect the remaining 
CD ships while they retreat to the security of the Phare Naval Base.