TIE-F 295: Starfighter Histories: TIE Defender

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2016-05-30
Last updated: 2016-05-30

GN Mark Schueler

Average rating 4.1
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 42
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

I have to drop it a point for what I believe is a soft lock (if the ESC is disabled and you stop the Rebels from capturing it, the mission will never be able to complete), but otherwise it's a pretty solid dogfight mixed in with protecting a ship with some real stakes.

Enjoyable mission, with a nice range of dogfighting and one optional boarding goal.

A true nightmare of a mission. In the pleasure-for-pain way. Real challenging.
This time the only chance to survive the dozen simultaneous T/As and A-Ws with advanced missiles scrambling on you, is being on a Space Cadillac. And this does not mean at all that it will be easy, but the T/D will push you through in one piece... On top of being chased by Harkov's minions and abundant rebel scum, repeatedly firing their missiles like candy, the pilot has the task to protect an ESC from B-Ws and rocket-armed ATRs and a handful of friendlies in T/Ds. Some real fandango, and superbly carried out. This massive melee will probably melt your joystick or at least leave you with very sweaty palms. Do not miss this well-balanced, tactically sound, old school mission. For a real challenge.

A very fun idea to remake the original T/F mission from a different point of view. A well put together mission, briefing and all. Not too demanding, but it's never easy to shoot those dodgy T/As. A tractor beam would have made it trivial, but not having it adds to the feeling of flying a prototype. Well done!

This is a niceely created little free mission for TIE Fighter. Even though it is a bit intens and more on the challenging side on hard level, I still like it. Been fun flying. Be prepared for a lot of dogfighting. 4 points are well deserved for this mission.

Solid battle, challenging on hard. You get pounded by several FGs that are solely focused on you. :)

I like this level of difficulty (played it on hard). Despite flying in a TIE Defender, if you get careless you can die, so this is good.

Nice intense mission. Some friendly FGs behave illogically, though, returning home and re-engaging in the next wave repeatedly.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 77,281 LC Rando 2018-01-15

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 77,281 LC Rando 2018-01-15
2 58,226 LC Repulsor 2016-06-01
3 55,328 MAJ Jedgar 2018-01-06
4 53,508 MAJ Aldaric 2018-05-22
5 53,508 MAJ Aldaric 2018-05-22
6 49,884 AD Impulse 2016-12-17
7 48,729 HA Plif 2017-07-30
8 47,241 COL NiksaVel 2021-03-31
9 40,831 HA Plif 2018-01-15
10 40,562 FA Pickled Yoda 2016-06-01

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 32 pilots a total of 42 times.

MAJ Aldaric - 2 times, last on 2018-05-22

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2016-06-30

GN Coranel Both - 2016-12-23

GN Earnim Branet - 2018-01-12

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2021-04-06

RA Genie - 2020-03-18

COL Gyssler - 2018-01-02

AD Hav Antiel - 2019-01-21

MAJ Hermann - 2020-10-15

AD Impulse - 2016-12-17

MAJ Jedgar - 2018-01-06

MAJ Kazraran - 2023-02-11

VA Locke Setzer - 2024-05-20

GN Mark Schueler - 4 times, last on 2018-03-12

LC Michael Emrys - 2021-12-11

COL NiksaVel - 2021-03-31

LT Nova - 2018-12-29

CM Nova Discordia - 2022-07-21

HA Pete Mitchell - 2019-01-09

COL Phalk Sturm - 2022-07-08

AD Phoenix Berkana - 2 times, last on 2019-09-09

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2019-01-28

HA Plif - 3 times, last on 2018-01-15

LC Rando - 2018-01-15

LC Repulsor - 2016-06-01

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-04-12

CPT Syntroth - 2016-09-26

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2019-09-04

LC Vapen Van’an - 2023-06-25

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-05-26

MAJ Wondra - 2017-07-31

FA Xavier Sienar - 2016-05-30

Title               : Starfighter Histories: TIE Defender
Author              : AD/COL Mark Schueler (#4182)
Platform            : TIE Fighter
Number of missions  : 1
Medal               : N/A

Required patches
* none

Installation instructions (EHBL)
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
3] Create a new pilot and fly Battle 1

Installation instructions (ZIP)
1) Extract HistTD.tie to your TIE Fighter's MISSION directory
2) Extract battle1.lfd to your TIE Fighter's RESOURCE directory.
3) Play Battle 1 with a new pilot.


 - Cleaned up some grammar, highlights, and spacing in the briefing texts.
 - Adjusted briefing map to fit battlefield.
 - Added departure orders to several craft.
 - Added orders for T/Is to attack Y-Ws on Easy.
 - Fixed a conflict with the plot and the TIE canon.

TAC/AD Xavier Sienar/CS-6/VSDII Sinister