XWA-TC 66: The TAC's Star Destroyer

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 4
Release date: 2013-04-29
Last updated: 2013-04-29
Average rating: 3
Reviews: 5
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 32
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
Star Destroyer Quarterboard

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



This battle started with a solid plot, excellent briefings and well curated details. The first 3 missions were interesting, having the 3rd one to be the best in the battle and one of the best I've flown so far. Dogfight to the max. But then everything derailed into an unconnected 4th and 5th missions, which force the pilot to commandeer a B-W, and what is way worse, an ATR again, but this time supposedly to destroy wave after wave of unshielded TIE Flies, sorry, Fighters. Piloting that turreted brick is really a nightmare, but what really turns it into a total torture is the number of spawning enemies. I counted over 90 T/Fs and it never seemed to end in Hard level. People, do yourself a favor and do not try this or you will end up in Sick Bay with tendinitis and a very, very sore back. Honestly, I liked the battle a lot, but this was totally unnecessary. Too bad because it was classic material.

LCM Lo Mar



Mostly enjoyed this one a lot. The ATR missions were something a little different, and really had a blast learning what the best turret angles were, how to approach swarms of fighters, etc. The only wart for me is the third mission - having entire squadrons focus specifically you basically just forces you to groundhog your way through the mission. Dock, dumbfire torps, dock. It's not difficult, nor entertaining, strategy. Otherwise, loved it.

LC SkyShadow



A fun 4 mission battle with a somewhat quirky plot that rings true with military procurement. The plot revolves around the pursuit and capture of a Star Destroyer from the Rebels. The mission briefings and text are well laid out and were easy to follow. The missions are busy, there's plenty to get your teeth into here but are well made and cater for all difficulties. I fun batter overall and one I will have a second attempt at to get a better score.

GN Genie



I like what Dempsey did and how the various props were used. The introductory mission is a refreshing change from most of the custom missions out there, where you fly a tank (ATR) with guns blazing and zero maneuverability. Followed by an epic battle, whereby for once flying in a T/D feels vindicated. Will add more comments once I complete it

GN Doyon



I wish I liked this battle. I really do. The plot was good enough, the briefings are well done. But some missions are just killing the whole battle. The one in the B-Wing is so tough that I lost interest in the battle, and the last one is just ridiculous. In general, the safest strategy is just to duck and wait...and it's boring. Too bad, it has potential but in my opinion, it wasn't a good experience.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 2: X-W Grey and A-W Yellow have no orders.

High Scores

Battle Total: 65,441 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-01
Mission 1: 3,468 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-11-20
Mission 2: 43,093 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-01
Mission 3: 17,951 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-01
Mission 4: 3,662 LCM Lo Mar 2020-07-28

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 65,441 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-01
2 59,294 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-11-22
3 38,393 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-12-29
4 34,555 GN Dunta Polo 2013-09-09
5 30,135 HA Plif 2015-11-01
6 27,446 LCM Nylan 2014-08-06
7 24,482 LCM Lo Mar 2020-07-28
8 23,713 GN Jarek La’an 2013-10-29
9 22,055 GN Dax Corrin 2014-10-13
10 21,120 CPT SL8c8 2020-06-20

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 26 pilots a total of 32 times.

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

MAJ Crix Talra - 2015-11-02

HA Daniel Bonini - 2014-06-01

CM DarkSith_99 - 2 times, last on 2018-11-02

GN Dax Corrin - 2014-10-13

GN Doyon - 2020-06-08

GN Dunta Polo - 2013-09-09

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2013-05-12

CPT Frenchie6 - 2 times, last on 2020-09-16

HA Frodo March - 2015-06-09

MAJ Gustan - 2020-06-08

COL Gyssler - 2019-08-24

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-04

GN Jarek La’an - 2013-10-29

CPT JetMech - 2020-06-04

CPT Kazraran - 2022-02-17

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-07-28

GN Mark Schueler - 2016-06-10

LCM Nylan - 2014-08-06

GN Pete Mitchell - 2017-12-03

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-12-29

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2015-11-22

HA Plif - 2015-11-01

GN Ric Hunter - 2018-11-13

LC SkyShadow - 2020-06-22

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-06-20

Title               : The TAC's Star Destroyer
Author              : TAC-PROF/AD Dempsey/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (#PIN)
Platform            : X-wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 4
Medal               : Star Destroyer Quarterboard

Required patches
* none

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Create a new XWA pilot using the EHBL, make sure to check the 'prepare for EH battle' box
3] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game

The TAC has her heart set on a Star Destroyer of her very own. However, the Fleet Commander has 
denied her request to pull one of the old decommissioned Star Destroyers out of the mothballs. 
Not that she was looking forward to those, since they would need a ton of work to get back into 
any kind of flying condition, let alone battle ready. 

So instead, she has decided to go find herself one that is already battle ready. Unfortunately, 
battle ready Star Destroyers don't grow on wroshyr trees, and the only available stash is in 
the hands of the New Republic. So the only course of action is to go after one of those. To do 
so, the TAC has requested the services of two of the Challenge's squadrons, Typhoon and Inferno, 
who are temporarily stationed aboard the VSD-II Sinister until the operation is complete.