XWA-TC 68: The Karana Initiative - Flight of the Indomitable

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 4
Release date: 2014-07-28
Last updated: 2014-07-28
Average rating: 2
Reviews: 1
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 13
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:

See attached .pdf file for details!

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



A solid battle, spoiled in one major flaw. It should be renamed as the Flight of the Gunship, since you will have to sit inside the old warhorse, backbone of the ion-armed Imperial arsenal until the arrival of the Defender. This was challenging and invigorating. The battle itself develops pretty well and has the pilot to perform a variety of roles: dogfighting, disabling, bombing and even some hard defending in T/A in mission 4. The major flaw? On the last mission your VSD is supposedly setting a new plotline for an 'emergency' hyper jump that lasts over 20 minutes! So much for emergency. This was really an extremely tedious and boring fun-killer. Whenever corrected, the overall score of the battle should improve, but until then, be prepared to sip a ton of coffee in your cockpit, while waiting for the sluggish VSD to finally bug out. A shame because it was fun until then.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Pete Mitchell


Mission 1 crashes right before completing it. Hard difficulty, haven't tried others.

GN Dunta Polo


(Battle flown on medium difficulty) Mission 2: Enemy craft are all disabled upon entering the combat zone (except the reinforcements that launch later), this is inconsistent with the radio messages. Mission 4: Enemy T/Ds attack their own side. Questionable design decision to have the VSD Indomitable fly 15km after the INT Restrainer is neutralised.

High Scores

Battle Total: 33,166 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-06-05
Mission 1: 3,663 HA Frodo March 2015-06-03
Mission 2: 10,205 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-06-05
Mission 3: 6,112 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-06-05
Mission 4: 14,189 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-06-05

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 33,166 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-06-05
2 15,794 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2014-08-05
3 15,784 LCM Nylan 2014-08-05
4 14,816 GN Dunta Polo 2014-08-05
5 12,562 GN Dax Corrin 2014-10-05
6 10,247 MAJ Hermann 2020-08-20
7 9,852 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-01-25
8 9,474 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2015-12-05
9 8,693 CPT Kazraran 2021-03-15
10 8,579 HA Frodo March 2015-06-03

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 11 pilots a total of 13 times.

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

GN Dax Corrin - 2014-10-05

GN Dunta Polo - 2014-08-05

HA Frodo March - 2015-06-03

COL Gyssler - 2017-07-19

MAJ Hermann - 2020-08-20

CPT Kazraran - 2021-03-15

LCM Nylan - 2014-08-05

GN Pete Mitchell - 2019-01-01

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-01-25

FA Pickled Yoda - 2015-06-05

Title               : The Karana Initiative - Flight of the Indomitable
Author              : CMDR/COL Anahorn Dempsey/Delta/Wing I/ISDII Hammer (#12945)
		      TAC-PROF/HA Dempsey/CS-6/VSD Sinister (#12519)
Platform            : X-wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 4
Medal               : none

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

This battle was constructed as part of The Karana Initiative.
See accompanying .pdf file for the story around these missions.

Known bugs
In mission 1, at some point after completing the mission objectives, the game 
will freeze and exit to windows. Make sure you get back to your VSD before this
happens and the mission is won...