XvT-TC 144: The Karana Initiative: The Raptor's Secret

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 9
Release date: 2014-10-26
Last updated: 2014-10-26
Average rating: 3
Reviews: 2
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 17
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for XvT

  • Battle Medal:

    Battle Reviews

    LCM Vanguard88



    What could have been a good battle if you had more AI to work with on hard. You often find yourself heavily outnumbered and the enemy has too many waves of starfighters for you to deal with. Enemy capital ships all seem to have advanced missile launchers while yours never have them.

    COL Phalk Sturm



    A long battle, yet a very good one. High technical skill in mission creation. The plotline is very good and so are the briefings. Although some missions were not balanced to perfection, it still remains a solid campaign where length is not an issue. Player will fly in a variety of roles, from bombing to protecting shipyards, and adding the chance to fly both the Space Cadillac as well as the √úberbomber, alas, this last one with no beams. What is the problem with creators? A MIS without a beam tractor is like running in a coal-fed sportscar. But aside from these minor issues, the battle is excellent and one of many good examples of Dempsey's great creations.

    Battle Bug Reports

    LCM Vanguard88


    Mission 1: Bonus for destroying all starfighters is shown before reinforcing waves arrive.

    Mission 2: Reinforcements never arrive on hard difficulty.

    Mission 5: Starfighter Kill Bonus Goals are 0 points. Mission not doable on hard.

    Mission 7: Reinforcement fighters from the VSD are mentioned as Tie Fighters but in game the VSD launches T/A.

    High Scores

    Battle Total: 719,400 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 1: 74,912 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 2: 58,015 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 3: 67,718 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 4: 116,310 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 5: 55,040 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 6: 80,082 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 7: 126,200 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 8: 64,660 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    Mission 9: 76,463 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 719,400 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
    2 423,086 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-06-29
    3 331,375 GN Dax Corrin 2015-04-01
    4 283,187 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2014-10-26
    5 262,045 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2014-11-04
    6 209,768 GN Dax Corrin 2017-03-27
    7 193,411 GN Coranel Both 2015-11-23
    8 184,470 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-03-14
    9 183,281 GN Dunta Polo 2015-06-08
    10 176,357 AD Hav Antiel 2020-09-01

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 14 pilots a total of 17 times.

    HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2021-03-14

    MAJ Colo Delste - 2021-10-17

    GN Coranel Both - 2015-11-23

    GN Dax Corrin - 2 times, last on 2017-03-27

    GN Dunta Polo - 2015-06-08

    COL Gyssler - 2015-06-10

    AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-01

    MAJ Hermann - 2020-08-21

    GN Mark Schueler - 2015-06-07

    HA Pete Mitchell - 2018-07-13

    COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-05

    FA Pickled Yoda - 2015-06-29

    LCM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-02

    CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-06-13

    Title               : The Raptor's Secret
    Author              : TAC-PROF/FA Dempsey/CS-6/VSDII Sinister (#12519)
    Platform            : X-wing vs TIE Fighter
    Number of missions  : 9
    Medal               : none
    Required patches
    * EHSP for XvT (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xvt/EHSP-XvT.zip)
    Installation instructions
    1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
    2] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
    3] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
    This battle was constructed as part of The Karana Initiative.
    The Hammer's mission against the Void Raptors continues. What starts as a simple
    cargo transfer operation swiftly leads to the discovery of a threat that will endanger
    the entire mission...
    Mission Hints
    M1: Focus on staying alive, not on protecting the convoy freighters or containers. 
        The way the mission is designed, odds are very slim of being successfull, 
        so your best bet is to protect yourself.
    M2: Concentrate your attention on the bombers and only go after the X-wings when 
        the platform is in no danger. The Assault Transports if you fly on hard are 
        easier to defeat when you are flying with advanced proton torpedoes!
    M3: The PLT Aerilon will take the brunt of the enemy's attack, so it might be wise 
        to focus on the B-wings attacking this one. Also, consider choosing advanced 
        proton torpedoes as your warheads, they make it a lot easier to deal with the 
        Assault Transports!
    M4: Concentrate your fire on the freighters and try to ignore the X-wings: 
        4 torpedoes for the Conveyors and Cargo Ferries, 2 torpedoes and lasers for 
        the Container Transports. You should even have enough torpedoes left to do 
        some serious damage to one of the cruisers!
    M5: You have 2 waves of Assault Gunboats. Use the first to take down one of the 
        platforms by firing all your rockets at it. Then use the second wave to take 
        down the second platform.
    M6: Fire you rockets at the MC90 Paradeen, you should have enough to take it out 
        nice and clean. Let Gamme focus on taking out the refueling depot.
    M7: Focus your attention on Y-wing group olmos - they are carrying rockets. 
        While you're busy, Y-wing group Bamber will do damage to the Hammer, but if 
        you take care of group Olmos fast enough, you should be able to stop Bamber 
        flight before they can do too much damage.
    M8: If at first you fail, remember which Corvette is your target and ignore the 
        rest. Once identified, you can assist your wingmen with the TIE Advanced fighters. 
        Note that you might have to distract the fire of the Corvettes away from the 
        ATR once it gets too close...
    M9: Focus on the factory - the enemy cannot send more TIE Defenders at you when their 
        factory has been destroyed!