XWA-TC 57: The Draxxen

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2009-07-22
Last updated: 2012-11-02
Average rating: 2.7
Reviews: 3
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 22
Patches used
  • Enforcer Picket Ship

  • Battle Medal:
    demotion to SL

    Battle Reviews

    LT Vanguard88



    Another battle not balanced at all on hard difficulty. Don't even try it, will be a waste of time unless you like dogfighting in a tie fighter being heavily outnumbered.

    FA Pickled Yoda



    This was a hole in my combat record for a long time due to issues with the patch. Once I actually got to fly it, the patch is a bit boring... just a fancy interdictor. The battle itself is a challenge because you're in a TIE Fighter with no warheads or countermeasures. Compared to other XWA battles this is a refreshing change at first, but it gets a little frustrating. The scale of engagements would be great in a more powerful ship and fewer allies. I often would fly a mission, die as soon as I became the focus of multiple enemies, refly and hardly get a kill as my swarming allies jumped all over enemies at the spawn point. What I followed of the story was good enough, the missions had some variety and it made decent use of the platform.

    Ouch... if not for those 2 impossible and 1 near-impossible missions I would give there a 4. This battle is very well built and it actually manages to provide you the feeling of being doing something which makes sense (couldn't say the same for many others) while you follow the orders of a deranged Admiral who thinks she can handle a whole civilization all alone for the glory and the whistles in her poor Picket Ship (I'm still wondering what was doing all and Admiral commanding that thing. IMHO a simple Rear or Vice Admiral Commodore would have fit much better in a 1-ship "taskforce").
    Anyways, the plot is very well driven and only one question remains: why on earth those Draxxen dudes decided to attack EH all of a sudden while we were trying to help them to recover some stolen material? The final debriefing after the final mission couldn't be any other... ;P
    So in the end here you have an excellent battle that would only need a couple of AI fixes here and there to make missions 2-4 more playable on Hard difficulty. Besides, it has an additional feature. No, wait, an additional *FEATURE* it is! You'll fly the unparalleled T/F in ALL missions! :D Gotta love it! GOTTA LOVE IT!!!

    Battle Bug Reports

    COL Phalk Sturm


    Same as listed above. First mission will never trigger, perhaps a problem with the Picket Ship patch, but after 20 minutes of nothing happening or no one showing up, neither my ships nor the enemy, frustration closed up and terminated the mission.

    SL Zekk Terrik


    I'm not sure if this is bugged or not? It says to patrol in your TF until the Gamorra returns. I flew around for 15 minutes and nothing happened. Eventually I quit because it was boring.

    High Scores

    Battle Total: 18,741 LT Vanguard88 2023-09-20
    Mission 1: 3,684 LT Vanguard88 2023-09-20
    Mission 2: 4,115 LT Vanguard88 2023-09-20
    Mission 3: 2,672 LT Vanguard88 2023-09-20
    Mission 4: 1,401 LT Vanguard88 2023-09-20
    Mission 5: 6,869 LT Vanguard88 2023-09-20

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 18,741 LT Vanguard88 2023-09-20
    2 14,825 FA Pickled Yoda 2021-03-31
    3 12,259 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2010-02-19
    4 11,351 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-07-25
    5 10,610 GN Dax Corrin 2009-08-02
    6 8,617 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2014-10-13
    7 8,581 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2009-07-23
    8 7,965 GN Dunta Polo 2010-05-29
    9 7,741 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-05-26
    10 7,284 COL Gyssler 2010-12-27

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 18 pilots a total of 22 times.

    HA Anahorn Dempsey - 4 times, last on 2018-06-01

    LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-12

    CM DarkSith_99 - 2019-03-27

    GN Dax Corrin - 2009-08-02

    GN Dunta Polo - 2010-05-29

    GN Elwood the Brave - 2019-06-07

    FA Giovanni Palermo - 2012-05-26

    COL Gyssler - 2010-12-27

    MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-04

    FA Howlader - 2010-03-01

    MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-01-09

    GN Mark Schueler - 2010-12-07

    HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2017-03-29

    FA Pickled Yoda - 2021-03-31

    MAJ Tuba - 2010-11-27

    LT Vanguard88 - 2023-09-20

    COL Zeth Durron - 2009-09-23

    VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2009-07-25

    Title               : The Draxxen
    Author              : TAC-PROF/AD Dempsey/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (#12519)
    Platform            : X-wing Alliance
    Number of missions  : 5
    Medal               : demotion to sub-lieutenant
    Required patches
    * Enforcer Picket Ship (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xwa/EPS-XWA.zip)
    Installation instructions
    1] Use the Super XP Installer to install the EPS patch for XWA
    2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
    3] Use the EHBL to create a new XWA pilot, prepared for an EH battle
    4] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game
    5] Fly the missions
    6] When done, uninstall the EPS patch.
    Several weeks ago, one of the border worlds within Imperial space, Kathargo, was attacked and looted by what 
    appears to be colonists from the Draxxen Hegemony. Ever since, both parties have been sending raiding parties 
    across the border, and this has produced an extreme instability in the region. Though we are not allied with 
    the Draxxen, the Emperor's Hammer has no wish to see this minor conflict escalate into a full scale war, and 
    so Fleet Command has dispatched several border patrol ships to the border worlds. One of these ships is the 
    EPS Gamorra, on which you are stationed. Its mission is simple: make sure the raids into Draxxen territory
    cease, and if possible, establish diplomatic relations with the Draxxen.