TIE-TC 113: Raid on Casserine

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 1999-09-28
Last updated: 2003-09-10

LC Janich

Average rating 2.6
Reviews: 8
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 242
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

Average at best. Story is ok and missions work.
Nothing really stands out. Minor bugs.

This is a clear example of how a solid and decent plot due to poor mission creation and non-existant beta testing, can create a disastrous conundrum. Quite frankly, the flaws abound and is hard to pick just one. For example, there is a mission in which 4 enemy capital ships run together to shoot down a single MIS and fly like nimble starfighters, and of course is so much fun to make them bonk heads against each other, like the Three Stooges of Space. Another mission sees a full squadron of Y-Ws ramming in tight formation like kamikazes against a carrier in Midway, a solitary ATR which you need to defend and irremediably goes down in flames every time, because of these rebel human driven V1 bomb wannabes. The briefings are mediocre, and again, the plot and initial layouts are not bad at all, but the mission development is so bad, that it could be taken as an excellent example for the MCBS or TM/3 courses of what NOT to do. There is nothing more hilarious and frustrating than seeing a rebel CRS behind your tail locking your six every time you bank off or check the rear and a couple of frigates embedded in it, while maneuvering!. A total disaster that actually was sometimes fun to fly, like watching a comedy.

The plot was a solid meh, although the actual flying itself was fun. I am still mad at Plif for making me fly a battle where I had to fly a missile boat, the one craft I probably hate more than a TIE Bomber. The last mission is awful. It takes nearly 15 minutes to complete, and I lost it a couple times. The key is to make sure that you’re protecting the freighters and NOT the heavy lifters like the tips tell you. I am not sure why it even says that. Interestingly, I went to the bathroom for a solid 5 minutes while waiting for the lifters do their thing, and some X Wings flew in. They didn’t even target me. You can get right up next to basically all the ships and they will completely ignore you. Be sure to destroy any bomber ships that come in.

The plot is okay. Classic attack against a Rebel base, protected by various ships. You soften the target in the first missions and, well, I let you guess what's the finale. The missions are well done, exception for a secondary goals in mission 2 I think, that is impossible to do. Not sure if it's the same mission too but there's a seemingly never ending wave of A-Wings, and it's just boring. Overall, it's easy, as you fly the missile boat..and it's overpowered, but not memorable. Something to recommend to get a Squadron Citation, but nothing more.

The plot of this battle was sort of okay although the battle had its problems visible throughout the battle. It seems impossible (at least on hard difficulty) to complete secondary goals in mission 2 (see bug report). Throughout the battle a lot of capital ships work on fighter orders (see the bug report again). It's kind of funny to see a Calmari Cruiser circle around trying to chase your missile boat. You can of course use it to your advantage, letting it do damage to the platform and vice versa. Please note that enemy fighters tend to bail out when they get damaged too harshly. It's especially annoying with A-Wings when you shoot a missile at them first. It does not quite kill it (7% hull left) but then the A-Wing bails. When it gets close to hyperspace point it just turns immportal and jumps anyway even if you unleash hell on it. Word of advice, damage shields with cannon first then just finish it off with 1 missile. It was still quite a challenging battle to fly, given there's plenty of enemies and each seem loaded with advanced missiles. Having starships dancing around doesn't help. Be ready to crash a lot when dogfighting. Not really fun flying here.

An average battle. The basic plot's not bad, although some of the military goals seem to get a bit muddled towards the end, and the last mission doesn't seem to finish the plot completely (was a sequal planned and never done?). And the trick to the mission with the beetle is that another transport picks up the loads. I agree, this was confusing.

An excellent, well constructed 4 mission battle. Quick and relativly easy to complete. Would have got a 5 from me if the briefings would have been a little better and the Cap ships didn't have starfighter orders!!

I liked the military style tactical/strategic goals of this battle.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Master


Mission 3
M/FRG Machaon & FRG Meriones has starfighter orders.

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa


In mission 2, the ATR boards only one of the Corvettes then leaves the combat area. Thus achieveing a secondary goal in this mission (100% Corvettes (2) boared) is impossible. It appears that throughout the battle the stations and most of capital ships fly on fighter orders. This is especially visible in mission 3 which is just one giant collision fest.

High Scores

Battle Total: 329,414 GN Andrzej Mezynski
Mission 1: 52,800 CPT Predator
Mission 2: 106,653 GN Andrzej Mezynski
Mission 3: 131,024 GN Andrzej Mezynski
Mission 4: 65,265 AD Troutrooper

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 245,713 GN Doyon 2020-10-19
2 228,508 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-11-11
3 226,114 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-10-17
4 218,643 CPT SL8c8 2020-10-31
5 218,148 MAJ Jedgar 2020-10-23
6 176,556 LC Repulsor 2002-12-02
7 162,093 COL Moagim Daar 2004-11-06
8 160,843 VA Philo 2002-11-16
9 158,332 CM Infamus 2003-04-05
10 155,375 GN Silwar Naiilo 2020-11-11

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 220 pilots a total of 239 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2005-01-17

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski

LC Adolf

CPT Alexi Stukov

MAJ Algaron Xerves

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 10 times, last on 2021-07-11

LT Andreev Anton

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2004-05-31

CM Anthony Starr

MAJ Arathar

LC Ardeth Mordor

AD Arthak Rhade

CPT Atmos Myremod

CPT Aval - 2020-09-01

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CM Bearstyle

COL Beef

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan

COL Bilbo

CM Blade

MAJ Bobxavi - 2003-03-27

LC Brandon

LCM Brian Klem

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar - 2005-04-18

COL Calias

MAJ Caltin Doros

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost


LT Conan Page

GN Coranel Both - 2016-06-30

SL Corran Horn

COL CrimsonFury - 2004-08-06

LC Curtis

LC Daisuke Airyu

LCM Dall Star

LCM Dan-Elin - 2016-11-14

MAJ Daniel Klivian

COL Daniel Stephens


RA Darklord

AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin - 2005-01-23

CPT Deamon


MAJ Deleted Member - 2002-11-17

COL Den Darkhill

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

CPT Devin McCloud

MAJ Devin Taralis - 2003-04-16

CM Dex D'Alcobia

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader - 2004-10-23

GN Doyon - 2020-10-19

GN Drake

LC Drake Jensen - 2002-12-26

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2003-01-11

COL E. Tarkin

CM Elvaron Starfire

GN Elwood the Brave - 4 times, last on 2020-09-25

CM Esm'ael Rasxus

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2005-02-18

LT Fed Prendergast

COL Firebird

CPT Firzam Coldsteel

MAJ Flelm

LC Freelancer - 2002-09-03

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-10-26

HA Frodo March - 2002-12-24

Garet Jax

LC Gen Es'mith

AD Gidda - 2002-12-12

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2010-05-30

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-30

MAJ Gustan - 2 times, last on 2020-11-09

COL Gyssler

AD Hav Antiel - 2017-07-17

AD Havoc

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-03-23

CM HicRic

LCM Hubert - 2003-01-25

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman - 2003-05-12

VA Indaro Gallia

CM Infamus - 2003-04-05

LCM James Dobush

CM Jamiek

LC Janich

MAJ Jaruus

MAJ Jedgar - 2020-10-23

COL Joerg

FA John T. Clark - 2015-06-30

LCM Kadath L'Hoon

CM Kahooli - 2005-04-12

VA Kane Reese - 2002-12-04

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-04-16

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2004-09-13

VA Keldorn Cochrane

LC Kenath Zoron - 2002-08-06

FA Khadgar - 2003-02-02

AD Khaine

Khameir Sarin - 2003-01-09

LC Kodiak Kereban

CPT Kou Taiki

AD Krax Tarnisar

MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-02-16

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan

COL Loor

MAJ Mairin Astoris

FA Manesh

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-10-17

GN Mark Schueler - 2014-04-04

GN Master - 2023-04-14

MAJ Mauser - 2015-06-08

MAJ Mawy

Mayk Wolverine

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys - 2015-06-11

COL Mike Chistu

COL Moagim Daar - 2004-11-06

LC Monaghan

CPT Morth

LC Murad Ibn Mark

LCM Nash

MAJ Nebular

LCM Nemesis

CPT Nemesis

COL Nightmare - 2003-08-17


LT Nomanic

CPT ObiVader


FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-06-08

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2020-11-11

VA Philo - 2002-11-16

AD Phoenix Berkana - 2 times, last on 2020-08-27

FA Pickled Yoda - 3 times, last on 2020-09-05

HA Plif - 2014-12-02

MAJ Ponda Jarret

CPT Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

CPT Quicksilver

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen

LT Raven Arestar

AD Reaper

LC Repulsor - 2002-12-02

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

LCM Rinuchu Stealth - 2003-06-10

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue - 2003-03-07

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath

CPT Saadam

AD Sarriss

LC Savageaz - 2003-08-11

CM Schitzo

COL Scoser

LT Scott Cylonian - 2004-06-27

LT Seether

CM Sergeyli - 2009-08-31

CM Shadow

COL Shae Kitane

MAJ Shakur

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2020-11-11

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-10-31

LC Spade - 2003-06-04

CM Spearhawk

HA Striker

COL Stuart - 2003-02-27

COL Styles

CM Talon Drear

COL Talons Pryde

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-08-20

AD Theodore

LC Thorn

CPT Tiamat - 2004-07-02

CM Tigurius

CM TK-9780 - 2005-05-16

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

LCM Tyler

COL Vampire

SL Vexan

CPT Viper

FA Viper Pred

CPT Von Predator - 2004-07-25

CPT Wap Eal

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

VA Wlodek

COL Wolly

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-07-20

COL Woobee

COL Wraithdog - 2014-07-04

COL Wysseri Arestar

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Yoman

SL Zekk Terrik - 2020-11-04

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-25

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

LC Zulaan Eronaile

COL Zystem Fryar

Required patches
* none

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle