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: 3.3
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 3
Times completed: 23
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
Garuda Scalp

Battle Reviews

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

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: 56,147 GN Pete Mitchell 2017-02-20
Mission 1: 8,190 GN Pete Mitchell 2017-02-20
Mission 2: 13,360 GN Jarek La’an 2014-06-04
Mission 3: 4,841 MAJ Gustan 2020-04-10
Mission 4: 13,734 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-02
Mission 5: 21,224 GN Pete Mitchell 2017-02-20

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 56,147 GN Pete Mitchell 2017-02-20
2 54,602 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-02
3 51,751 FA Pickled Yoda 2020-04-20
4 36,481 GN Jarek La’an 2014-06-04
5 27,394 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-12-26
6 25,005 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-04-28
7 23,732 CPT SL8c8 2020-04-07
8 23,126 GN Dax Corrin 2014-10-20
9 22,821 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2014-12-28
10 21,928 MAJ Gustan 2020-04-10

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 19 pilots a total of 23 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

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

RA Nutrientman - 2014-01-05

GN 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

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.