XWA-TC 64: The Garuda

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2013-04-27
Last updated: 2013-04-27
Average rating 3.5
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 4
Times completed: 29
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Garuda Scalp

Battle Reviews

VA Locke Setzer



I rather enjoyed it, but the story features joint operations between the Challenge and the Immortal, so I admit there may be some bias at play. Found it to be a fun series of mission though

CM Jagged Fell III



liked the story but is wasn’t the greatest. Quick missions on easy

COL Phalk Sturm



Another good battle from HA Dempsey. As usual with her missions, be ready to dodge millions of missiles. Again, the only thing this battle lacked was a wider variety of warheads. The rest was excellent, the plotline was interesting, the briefings were explanatory and well written, and the action had lots of dogfighting in the adequate fighters, a bombing mission in a heavy bombers, wrapping up a simple yet effective campaign. Very recommendable.

LC SkyShadow



A battle I hate to love.
Plot - I really enjoyed the story line for this one, It was original to anything I have come across so far and well delivered.
Design - The missions flow in a logical order and were well laid out. I found the difficulty to be quite variable and the last mission in particular very challenging. Read the radio log!
Point to note, I needed to install the S-Foils patch to get this mission working.

MAJ Gustan



This was a but of fun - the last mission however does seem to be near impossible without calling in reinforcements to get the ISD Challenger's lasers onto the 3 cruisers that need to be destroyed. I'm not sure I followed the story exactly, but overall the missions were fun - hopelessly outnumbered but never to the point where it was unfair.

See... ummm... I kinda liked this battle, and I'm pretty sure it will be much better when it gets completed with its second chapter (at least the names of those other 2 missions ring the epic bell to me). It's quite challenging, the plot seems interesting and it involves The ISD Challenge!! And mission 5 is just my kind of mission, that's not a secret. However, animated briefings and Officer's briefings are very short and simple for my taste (even when my humble persona is mentioned in one of them; thanks a lot, Ma'am! :D) and it lacks originality which is something I'm always looking for in everything I fly.

So far, with these battle series completed it could be a 4 or even 5 rating but only having the first piece of the cake and taking in count what I wrote above I give it a 3 (maybe a 4 if it's finally released along with the second chapter at the same time).

Battle Bug Reports

CM Vanguard88


Mission 1: tie group recovery crash into the immortal when trying to return to the hangar.

Mission 4: Briefing makes mention of the challenge launching tie fighters but it never launches any.

Gunboat ranger is unavailable on hard despite being in the briefing and mission tips.

Mission 5: reinforcements' arrival is tied to the destruction of the CRL Dokic instead of when they are called for.

LC SkyShadow


This battle requires the S-Foils patch to be installed for Mission 3 to work or else you are unable to fire your cannons.

HA Anahorn Dempsey


Unable to reproduce - plus Y-W show up when you return that have to be destroyed as well

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 2: Hypering back to the Immortal does not complete the mission objective.

High Scores

Battle Total: 60,382 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-23
Mission 1: 8,377 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-23
Mission 2: 13,605 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-23
Mission 3: 6,021 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-23
Mission 4: 13,734 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-02
Mission 5: 22,254 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-23

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 60,382 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-23
2 56,147 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-02-20
3 54,602 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-02
4 51,751 FA Pickled Yoda 2020-04-20
5 36,481 GN Jarek La’an 2014-06-04
6 31,013 VA Locke Setzer 2024-05-19
7 27,394 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-12-26
8 25,005 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-04-28
9 23,732 CPT SL8c8 2020-04-07
10 23,126 GN Dax Corrin 2014-10-20

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 25 pilots a total of 29 times.

CM Aaron Cremel - 2020-04-30

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2015-12-05

HA Daniel Bonini - 2014-06-02

CM DarkSith_99 - 2019-03-06

GN Dax Corrin - 2014-10-20

GN Elwood the Brave - 2013-05-12

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-23

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-18

MAJ Gustan - 2020-04-10

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-04

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-12-01

GN Jarek La’an - 2 times, last on 2014-06-04

MAJ Kazraran - 2023-03-01

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-02-10

VA Locke Setzer - 2024-05-19

RA Nutrientman - 2014-01-05

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-02-20

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-12-26

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2020-04-20

HA Plif - 2014-04-21

GN Ric Hunter - 2018-11-14

LC SkyShadow - 2020-04-21

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-04-07

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-10-23

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-01-09

Title               : The Garuda
Author              : TAC-PROF/HA Dempsey/CS-6/VSD Sinister (#382)
Platform            : X-wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 5
Medal               : A Garuda scalp

Required patches

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Use the EHBL to create a new XWA pilot, prepared for an EH battle
3] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Fly the missions

The VSD Braveheart has established first contact with a previously unknown species
who call themselves the Garuda. The Braveheart's Commodore - as per Imperial
regulations - has requested the presence of a senior officer during negotiations 
with these Garuda. The Fleet Commander has sent the Tactical Officer, High
Admiral Dempsey, to oversee these negotiations. As such, the Tactical Office
flagship, the VSD Sinister, will rendez vous with the Imperial-II class Star 
Destroyer Immortal which will be Dempsey's command post during her assignment.