XvT-FCHG 6: Secrets Within

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 9
Release date: 2008-11-25
Last updated: 2009-02-22
Average rating: 2.3
Reviews: 3
Bug reports: 4
Times completed: 21

Battle Medal:
Reprimand from the Fleet Commander

Runner-up of the FCHG 2008 Mission Creation competition

Battle Reviews

LCM Vanguard88



I believe that the mission creator never tested many of the battles/missions on hard difficulty. Half of the missions are impossible on hard either due to difficulty (Think you and 3 wingmen no additional craft waves, no beam system and stuck with flares vs 3 squadrons of superiority fighters with advanced missiles and chaff) or bugs. One mission the Tie defender that you are assigned to protect spawns 5km from you and dies 10 seconds into the mission on hard. All but one mission had a bug in it, many of them ruining the possibility of completion. Avoid at all costs.

COL Phalk Sturm



This battle has an awesome atmosphere. The plotline is thrilling and well written, and chasing Dempsey across the galaxy was a challenging endeavor. However, there is a major bug in mission 2 where a CRS Redemption hypers out whenever low on shields and ATR Sigma who is supposed to board a rebel platform just stays stranded in space, circling around, thus failing the mission. The only way I was able to finish it was by disabling my own CRS, -luckily player is in a B-Wing -,which is just plain wrong. The rest of the missions are both challenging and evenly balanced, and you will have the chance to commandeer a wide variety of starfighters, which adds to the flavour of a FCHG battle. Another good example of good battles crafted by Dempsey, and put aside those bugs, the missions deliver a lot of fun and thinking, not just the usual kill, kill, kill. Worth a try.

AD Hav Antiel



This was a frustrating battle at times. Ships that you destroy in one mission show up in the next, and if you destroy it in the next mission, you fail. There were needlessly long wait times and a lot of flying around waiting. I'm not sure why you have to switch from TIE Phantom to Gun Boat to T/I to T/A to TIE Praetor in this battle, but you do.

Battle Bug Reports

LCM Vanguard88


Mission 1: All B-Wings and X-Wings enter hyperspace after the platform is destroyed even if there are imperial fighters remaining in the area. The 4th craft of B-Wing green is set to fly flight plan instead of enter hyperspace, meaning it will attack any craft that attack any of the other B-wings in its flight group as they try to go to hyperspace.

Mission 2: ATR Omega never shows up on hard difficulty, despite the platform being below 25% shields, making the mission impossible to complete on hard.

Mission 3: All of tie praetor group praetorian disengages and goes to enter the hangar of the VSD sinister after the Escort transport has entered the hangar, despite the presence of Rebel craft and capital ships in the area.

Mission 4: Bonus goal for destroying all fighters is 0 points.

Mission 5 is not beatable on hard. T/D Andromeda dies to AI Z-95’s that have advanced missiles within 10 seconds of the mission starting. Screen incorrectly displays Dempsey has eluded us again despite the fact T/D Andromeda was destroyed.

Mission 7: On hard, assault Gunboat group hammerhead is improperly configured. Instead of being set to disable the T/D they are set to destroy it. If you tell them to ignore it they cannot be issued any other commands at any point in the mission or they might go back and destroy it.

Mission 8: System patrol craft zelinka that is positioned in front of the VSD sinister will crash into the VSD ~10 seconds into the mission. On hard, all Tie interceptors have been designated friendly craft instead of enemy craft, meaning that if you want to complete the mission on hard you must let your wingmen try to kill them all or run away until the mission is complete.

Mission 9: The Modified frigates attack each other at the beginning of the mission until they are attacked by imperial craft. Shuttle menskovitz never shows up.

COL Phalk Sturm


Same bug as reported above. ATR is unable to end the mission if CRS jumps out, failing the mission.

GN Dunta Polo


Missing the readme file.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 2: If the MC80 Redemption withdraws (without being destroyed), ATR Omega becomes unable to complete its mission (it does not hyper out), rendering the goals impossible to complete.

Mission 7: 'Dempsey has run again' message still appears if the mission was successful (the AND operator in the mission file doesn't seem to prevent this appearing after the T/D is disabled).

High Scores

Battle Total: 608,422 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 1: 184,103 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 2: 91,774 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 3: 93,899 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 4: 38,934 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 5: 32,702 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 6: 17,440 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 7: 38,681 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 8: 26,655 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
Mission 9: 84,234 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 608,422 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-15
2 324,485 FA Pickled Yoda 2014-06-22
3 266,308 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-03-31
4 208,240 GN Dax Corrin 2014-05-27
5 192,171 MAJ Tuba 2011-06-22
6 179,542 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2010-05-04
7 177,107 GN Dunta Polo 2010-02-26
8 174,726 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-03-30
9 174,441 GN Abel Malik 2009-02-08
10 165,391 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2017-04-09

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 15 pilots a total of 21 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2009-02-08

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

MAJ Colo Delste - 2021-10-07

GN Dax Corrin - 2014-05-27

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2014-02-03

COL Gyssler - 2017-11-16

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-22

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-21

HA Pete Mitchell - 2019-12-12

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-05

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-06-22

MAJ Tuba - 2011-06-22

LCM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-15

CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-02-20

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2009-02-09

Title               : Secrets Within
Author              : TAC-PROF/FA Anahorn Dempsey/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (#12519)
Platform            : X-wing vs. TIE Fighter
Number of missions  : 9
Medal               : Reprimand from the Fleet Commander

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT
* TIE Praetor

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

This battle was created for the 2008 FCHG Mission creation Competition.
See !prologue.txt for the introduction.
Be sure to read !epilogue.txt once the battle is completed.