XvT-FCHG 5: Tau Squadron: The Yevethan Connection

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 6
Release date: 2008-11-25
Last updated: 2012-11-03
Creator

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 3
Reviews: 5
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 20
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Battle Medal:
Tripidium Crescent

Winner of the FCHG 2008 Mission Creation competition

Battle Reviews

CPT Jaxx Nassin

3

2021-10-23

Not a bad set of missions. There were a few sore spots with Mission 5, as you may have been able to tell from other reviews. If you take out the STRKC early, then it just turns into a waiting game. Otherwise, the battle is really well put together.


COL Phalk Sturm

2

2021-10-02

This is another clear example of how a jewel of a battle can be spoiled because some poor technical choices. Flying the A-9 is always a pleasure. The nimble yet deadly fighter has dogfighting capabilities second to none, and you will enjoy this excellently crafted battle mission after mission. The plotline is good and the briefings are also solidly made. Until you reach mission 5. A nightmare. There is a TUG which is ordered to board a SHU that will take 10 minutes or more to dock, and what's worse, in the first attempts player would not even notice it's there to capture the Shuttle. A real mess that could have been easily prevented, and certainly ruined the whole battle. I strongly concur with Dempsey about this. Makes the battle a very tricky and understandably, a detestable one. Too bad, because it could have been a golden classic.


GN Anahorn Dempsey

1

2021-03-30

Contrary to other reviewers I thoroughly detest this battle. The A-9B is not suitable to be flown by the player as it is way too weak against the opponents given. And that's on easy. In M5, the unshielded TUG passes within firing range of a STRKC, luckily on easy you can take out its guns, but that won't work on medium or hard. In the end I just resorted to unlimited waves, any battle that takes me well over 3 hours to complete on easy is a bad one.


AD Hav Antiel

4

2020-09-22

This was indeed a great battle. Flying the A-9 Vigilance Interceptor was a lot of fun and took some getting used to. The A-9 has a very fast turning rate, and it got dizzy in the first mission from turning so quickly. I'm thankful that I got to fly the A-9 in every mission (instead of switching to other craft) because by the last mission, I had gotten the hang of the craft and its quirks (like the unified laser system). I'm not sure why the A-9 was unshielded in some missions, but that made the missions all the more complex.


Outstanding battle from Ender, with even an excellent wavpack featuring which is maybe the most spooky voice you'll ever heard (with Mr. Vader's permission). All missions are carefully built for them to fit perfectly into the plot and the final one deserves a special recognition; assaulting the TV!! Now that was something new indeed! :D On top of all this, the battle was quite challenging and if you play your cards well you'll find plenty of oportunities to get insanely high scores given the excellent flying performance of the A-9b and its little yet handful ion cannon, not to mention the myriad of possible Bonus Goals. No less than a 5 for this little jewel! ^^


Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo

2010-04-08

Throughout: Rebel FG names appear in hexadecimal.

Mission 1: Yevethan tug circles around instead of 'flying home' at its last waypoint.

Mission 5: The FC's Tug leaves the M/CRV Majestic's hangar too early, before the ship has come to a stop near the SHU Protector. This, combined with the Tug's slow speed causes the boarding operation to take well over 10 minutes.


High Scores

Battle Total: 1,585,320 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-08
Mission 1: 203,600 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-08
Mission 2: 220,740 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-08
Mission 3: 261,390 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-08
Mission 4: 172,210 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-08
Mission 5: 258,670 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-08
Mission 6: 468,710 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-08

Top Ten

(Submissions since 2010)

1 1,585,320 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-03-04
2 352,328 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-09
3 227,436 MAJ Tuba 2011-06-11
4 174,307 GN Dax Corrin 2014-02-28
5 160,453 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2010-05-04
6 157,271 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2013-11-23
7 143,030 CPT Colo Delste 2021-10-24
8 142,618 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-10-02
9 137,943 GN Abel Malik 2009-02-08
10 134,523 FA Pickled Yoda 2014-06-22

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 14 pilots a total of 20 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2009-02-08

GN Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2021-03-30

CPT Colo Delste - 2021-10-24

GN Dax Corrin - 2014-02-28

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-04-08

COL Gyssler - 2017-11-03

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-22

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

CPT Jaxx Nassin - 2021-10-22

GN Pete Mitchell - 2019-12-11

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-02

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-06-22

MAJ Tuba - 2011-06-11

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2 times, last on 2009-03-04

X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Battle

Title:		 Tau Squadron: The Yevethan Connection
Missions:	 6
Medal:		 Tripidium Crescent
Author:		 SCO-TCT-TCS/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign
		 (endermbind@gmail.com)
Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (+ EHSP)
Version:	 1.0
Release Date:    06/apr/2008
Ships:           A-9b Vigilance Interceptor

Voice Acting 	- by: 
GA Cyric	- Cyric
GM Czulvang	- Czulvang
CMDR Kaerner	- Ender mBind
FL Rax von-Klug	- Conker
Yevetha (all)	- Ender mBind
CMDR Schueler	- Mark Schueler

THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.
ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.




Required patches
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* EH Ship Patch for XvT
* A-9 Vigilance Interceptor
* Marauder-class Corvette


Installation instructions
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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




Description
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Made for the FCHG Battle competition of 2008. Placed at this timeframe, it falls just before and
during the "Black Fleet Crisis" storyline of Star Wars.
Part of a series about all the different elite squadrons on the Order of Battle.

Story Line
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Mission 1: Over the last decade and a half, the Yevetha of N'zoth have developed their technical 
capabilities in isolation. They've also established the Duskhan League, which has grown to encompass 
thirteen worlds. The impressive Yevethan fleet has been dubbed the Black Fleet and includes many 
Imperial craft.
Now the Yevetha are starting come out of their isolation and they seem to look around for what is 
their best option: ally themselves to the inept New Republic or to the remains of the Galactic 
Empire.
In order to have them make the right choice, GA Cyric has dispatched the Grand Master of the Dark 
Brotherhood to the N'zoth system for negotiations. The elite Tau Squadron naturally escorts the 
Grand Master.

Mission 2: GA Cyric is highly displeased to hear that the Duskhan League has not only decided to 
ally itself with the New Republic but also allowed the New Republic's recently founded 5th Fleet 
to attempt to kill his ambassador.
However, communications from the Duskhan League claim that the ambush was completely orchestrated 
by the New Republic GN Solo and that the Yevetha had nothing to do with it. 
Meanwhile the M-CRV Tripidium has received a distress signal from a "Corasgh" colony nearby. It 
seems to be under attack by the 5th Fleet and we will try to drive the attackers off. We could use 
some allies in the region... whoever they may be.

Mission 3: GA Cyric was pleased with our report that the New Republic and Duskhan League do not 
agree on their objectives in the Koornacht Cluster and were even seen fighting each other. Whatever 
conflict the Corasgh and the Yevetha may have does not concern the Fleet Commander.
Although it escaped, we were able to trace the hyperjump path of the MC-90 Venture. Because of its 
damages it could never have gotten very far. Tau Squadron will join up with TIE Corps squadrons from 
the SSD Avenger to finish the Venture off.
The destruction of their brand new Cruiser will make clear to the New Republic leadership that the 
Emperor's Hammer has not given up on this Sector.

Mission 4: As a sign of their good will, the Yevetha have shared Intel on the route of a large New 
Republic 5th Fleet convoy. Furthermore: they have offered a Vitory Star Destroyer to join us in an 
ambush upon it.
Although the Fleet Command views the offer with suspicion, they have dispatched Tau Squadron to the 
agreed location. Keep an eye on our "allies" in this operation - they might use their Destroyer 
against you together with the Rebels.
If the deal is as the Duskhan League promises it to be, we will however be a lot further in our 
objectives for the Koornacht Cluster. This Cluster is not too far from our own Minos Cluster and 
an united force of the Emperor's Hammer and the Yevetha will certainly keep the New Republic out of 
the area.

Mission 5: Even though their priority seemed to be to destroy the Corasgh base instead of the New 
Republic convoy, the Yevetha seem to have come through on their promises.
However, we have found out about a planned meeting between the Yevetha Darama (leader) Nil Spaar 
and General Etahn A'baht of the New Republic 5th Fleet and it would seem the Yevetha are playing 
both sides at the same time.
Tau Squadron will disrupt the meeting and capture Nil Spaar, after which he will be meeting Grand
Master Czulvang instead. It is hoped the Grand Master will be able to probe Nil Spaar's mind deep 
enough to find out what the real deal is.

Mission 6: We will probably never know what our Fleet Commander and the Yevethan Viceroy talked 
about, but the Yevetha seem to have come over to our side fully. As such Grand Master Cyric has 
ordered us to assist the Duskhan League in a daring operation.
The Yevetha will assault a Holonet station in the Bav System and capture it. Our own Intelligence 
Division will then hack into the Holonet to obtain control over "Channel One" - the New Republic 
Galaxy-wide emergency channel. Nil Spaar will then read a declaration that can be received by all 
systems of the Galaxy.
Nil Spaar has promised that his declaration will sway more systems towards our cause and create 
turmoil within the New Republic. If he does not keep up his side of the deal, you are to execute 
him on the spot.

NOTES
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GENERAL: You need XvT (or at least all the ships involved there) with EHSP and the two patches. 

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

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