This is a well crafted, engaging battle.
A really enjoyable five mission battle with an engaging plot that takes you through a campaign of restoring imperial communications to Grand Admiral Thrawn.
The mission briefings are concise with detailed Officer reports that advance the plot of the campaign.
The missions are interesting and are well balanced in terms of difficulty.
I would enjoy flying this battle again.
The battle starts off really good with three interesting missions that are moderately challenging, and a solidly written plot to hold it together. The last half of the third mission begins to show weakness, becoming quite spammy with excessive enemy craft present at once. This issue persists for the rest of the battle. Luckily it's not particularly difficult to manage, or at least it seemed easier than the earlier missions. Still, it does get a little tiresome, and loses the spark of creativity that the battle started with. Some of the fighter deployments are a bit weird, but otherwise it's a solid battle and generally fun to fly. Lots of dogfighting action here.
Reading the other reviews, I came into this battle with low expectations. Surprisingly, this battle totally surpassed them. Not only was the plot decent if not particularly fantastic, it also played well and had some nice quirks (such as the missile boat run, which was quite nice). Admittedly, this battle -is- one big dogfight, but every once in a while, what's wrong with that? A very nice battle.
Seemed like it was a wave after wave dogfighting battle.
This battle is a good challenge, but the way some of the missions are designed makes it less fun to play.
I am on the third mission and when ever I start I am automatically destroyed by the Avenger, which shows up as a shipyard. No matter how I try and move at the start my MIS is destroyed.
|Battle Total:||287,104||CPT Night Grue|
|Mission 1:||74,179||CPT Night Grue|
|Mission 2:||52,399||HA Striker|
|Mission 3:||103,703||CPT Night Grue|
|Mission 4:||36,134||HA Striker|
|Mission 5:||34,396||CPT Night Grue|
(Submissions since 2010)
|6||120,748||LC Tygra Shadowclaw||2019-01-01|
|7||117,204||LCM Charlie X||2020-03-28|
|8||111,659||MAJ Deleted Member||2020-09-15|
|10||103,040||GN Dunta Polo||2010-03-19|
This battle has been flown by 360 pilots a total of 386 times.
MAJ Aldaric - 2018-06-11
LC Alejandro Araujo - 2019-10-30
GN Anahorn Dempsey - 11 times, last on 2021-05-12
LCM Charlie X - 2020-03-28
FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-12-07
MAJ Deleted Member - 2020-09-15
GN Dunta Polo - 2010-03-19
HA Elwood the Brave - 4 times, last on 2014-05-10
MAJ Flelm - 2014-09-10
GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-28
AD Hav Antiel - 3 times, last on 2020-09-09
COL Hawkins - 2017-06-13
MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-01-27
GN Jarek La’an - 2015-03-29
GN Kaisin Mirtez - 2010-03-17
CPT Kazraran - 2022-03-10
MAJ LegionX - 2022-03-17
GN Mark Schueler - 2015-06-03
MAJ Mauser - 2015-09-10
CM Michael LeRoy - 2016-06-02
MAJ Nolij - 2014-06-10
LCM Nylan - 2014-09-07
GN Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2018-06-05
FA Pickled Yoda - 4 times, last on 2020-09-08
HA Plif - 2014-06-06
LC Rando - 3 times, last on 2020-09-16
MAJ SkyShadow - 2020-05-02
CPT SL8c8 - 2019-10-25
LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2019-01-01
COL Wraith - 2014-06-20
COL Zeth Durron - 2010-04-14
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 THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. Emperor's Hammer Battle Center - http://www.tiecorps.org/battles/ ------------------------------------------------------------ Modified for Project Phoenix (Jan 31, 2000) - Battle1.lfd file corrected - Briefing corrected in all missions, don't push FORWARD button on the briefing map! Possible crash! by: FL/CPT Wlodek/Pi 2-1/Wing VIII/ISD Colossus - Animated briefings slightly corrected in all missions (Apr 2, 2000) by: CA:TAC/AD Striker/CA-3/SSSD Sov