XWA-IW 1: Abyssi Ianua - Gates to Hell

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2000-03-02
Last updated: 2005-05-14

HA Striker

Average rating 4.5
Reviews: 25
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 466
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Hell's Doors Crescent

Battle Reviews

A solid battle that is well executed, only a few minor issues but nothing game breaking.

A great battle for A-Wing enthusiasts! Good use of the craft overall as well, as most missions are tailored made for what the A-Wing does best

Nice battle of good length; it scales up in difficulty nicely from 1 to 4 with 5 being a nice way to cap it off and end it. I also liked that they worked in a nice cinematic moment after hypering to another waypoint in mission 4; I think more missions need to deliver story elements where the player gets to see something critical by looking at the right spot when the timing is right. Good variety of fighters to fight against, good mix of objectives in missions. And being tied to an A-wing the whole battle felt thematic as it being your specialization and role within the fleet.

Great selection of mission types, most enjoyable. Mission 5 was hard work through, as the MCRV's were monsters and hard to kill!

Great battle with spectacular scenery! It is so much fun flying an A-Wing, despite it not being perfectly suited for a bombing mission like mission 5.

The story and briefings were nicely thought out and presented. Mission 1 was fairly straight forward, zip in and kill some satellites. Mission 2 was crazy and the reason this is not rated a 5. You have to inspect a ton of capital ships, all alone, and not die. It only took me a couple of tries, but wow, it was crazy.
Mission 3 was a struggle for me, but it was a very enjoyable struggle. One massive battle. Quite entertaining. Mission 4 and 5 were a bit easier than 3 and just helped wrap up the story.

A nice battle, well developed with a gripping plot. The A-W is definitely not a nice startfighter when entering a massive capship battle and anyhting else would have been better. Difficulty was above average, but I am a lousy XWA pilot, so I can not judge very well. I had a lot of fun with this one.

I'll start by saying that the A-Wing isn't my favourite IW ship to fly, and that some elements of this campaign would've been easier in an X-Wing. That said, aside from having to watch a friendly base be destroyed before friendly forces showed up, this was an excellent campaign with a compelling story!

This battle was well made, without any visible bugs. The storyline is okay, I'm not a big fan of the alphabet fighters, but since it's a IW battle I can't really count this against it. The third mission was tough, but if you follow the orders it's way easier. Good job!

A couple of the missions are pretty bare bones, the fleet engagement in 3, though, is pretty awesome. Story's fairly incoherent, but again, mission 3 makes the whole thing worth it.

This was my first foray into the IW series of missions and it was an interesting one at that. I wasn't crazy about flying the A-Wing at first, but it proved to get the job done. I believe it was mission 4, to finish the rebel fleet. That was a tough mission. My flying skills, personally, were not quite up to par, although I can see where it might present a good challenge to a more skilled pilot. All in all this was a good mission. I'm not sure I fully grasp the IW component of it, but it was a good time.

I thought this battle was quite fun! It’s an interesting change of pace to fly Rebel craft for a change. You fly the A Wing for all missions in this battle and, considering that the A wing is the one Rebel craft that I absolutely hate to dog fight, it’s nice to turn the tables for once. I also appreciate the fact that it was rather realistic, as a naval engagement typically starts with a whole hell of a lot of recon followed by multiple small skirmishes, then one huge one that typically decides a battle, and that’s exactly what this was. I know a lot of people hate on it but I love the blow everything to pieces missions, especially when you are in a fast attack craft like an A-wing that is just made for dogfighting. Overall I can find very little to complain about in this battle...job well done by the creator!

Loved it, great mission...the only reason I didn't give it a 5 was due to the use of A-Wings in every single mission...

Very good battle. Solid plot, nice briefings and lots of action. I liked it very much, even though I was flying rebel ships ;)

One of the best battles I have ever played. A great storyline, combined with excellent briefings and fast paced action. Definately worth a 5!!

All around great battle. Huge dogfights, plus the you vs. the world kindof missions, and a flawless storyline. My only problem was that sometimes there were just too many ships to shoot at and my comp slowed down. :)

This battle is well designed and it is really funny to fly. Many fighters and big capital ships to destroy, but really tough one.

Well I could say that this mission is a piece of junk, but then I would be yanking the chains of truth. Although long, this battle is challanging and worthy of the time and effort.

My favorite one... much time spent but it was worth it !

Hmmmm...I flew this one two weeks ago and I still remember how cool it was! I really loved it because the missions are hard and it's possible to win.

How much do I love this battle? Far too much!!!

One of the best battles avaliable! My only complaint is that you are stuck with the A-Wing for the entire battle

Great Battle, The Battle in the middle would have worked better as a climax at the end

A very good Battle! Good storyboard and good missions, although some of them were difficult!

Very good Battle! Has great plot that is implemented well.

Battle Bug Reports

CM Vanguard88


Mission 5: chaff appears twice in the hangar menu.

CM Vanguard88


Throughout: numerous typos, too many to identify them all.

Missions 3-5: all craft including capital ships are on IW radio, including the asteroids and nav buoys.

High Scores

Battle Total: 59,231 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 6,928 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 16,167 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 25,751 CM Vanguard88 2024-07-06
Mission 4: 6,719 CM Vanguard88 2024-07-06
Mission 5: 6,130 CM Vanguard88 2024-07-06

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 59,231 COL Deimos 2004-08-19
2 43,746 CM Vanguard88 2024-07-06
3 38,864 LC Tygra Shadowclaw 2003-08-30
4 31,824 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-04-10
5 31,130 LCM Artur Knight 2003-01-11
6 25,961 COL Aardvark 2022-08-15
7 25,298 CM BlackHellKnight 2002-08-21
8 23,922 MAJ Jedgar 2020-11-07
9 23,513 LC Chris Cox 2003-10-25
10 21,049 COL Aardvark 2022-03-06

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 443 pilots a total of 463 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

COL Aardvark - 2 times, last on 2022-08-15

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus

LC Alec Qarni

CPT Alexander Shrike

CPT Alexi Stukov - 2003-12-23

LT Alexius Arrakis

CPT Alimet - 2003-01-21

CPT Alsdyr

LCM Altar

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 4 times, last on 2015-12-20

LC andr3 - 2 times, last on 2022-08-07

LCM Andre Parafonte

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-05

COL Andrijas - 2003-10-18

CM Andros Rok - 2003-08-05

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel

CM Anthonius

LCM Apophix

COL Archangel - 2003-07-11

LC Archon - 2002-11-17

CM Argos Staneth

CM Armagon - 2002-08-21

COL Arso Slyth

AD Arthak Rhade

LCM Artur Knight - 2003-01-11

MAJ Artyis

LCM Athy

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CM Banger

COL Beef

LCM Beignet - 2003-08-13

LT Ben Holland

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-17

CM BlackHellKnight - 2002-08-21

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LT Blake Greyhawke

LT Blitz Degal

MAJ Bobxavi

LT Bombaj

LCM BoroKnight

VA Brakka

CM Brenn Tantor - 2002-08-26

LT Bryan Marshall - 2003-07-23

COL BubbaX

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-08

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LCM Cat Carlo

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-02

Charles Spencer

LCM Chibo

LCM Chief

LC Chris Cox - 2003-10-25

LT Chrusos Ichthys

RA Colo Delste - 2 times, last on 2022-03-03

CPT Con Selar

CM Conjre

FA Conker Blackwood

GN Coranel Both - 2022-10-30

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-02-11

CPT Crix Madine

MAJ Crix Talra

COL Crsepe


CPT Cupcake - 2021-11-01

LC Curtis - 2002-09-03

COL Czulvang Lah

LC Dafner Gelak


CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

CPT Dan Jenkins

LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

COL Dark Angel


LC DarkHawk

AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar - 2002-12-25

CM Dathka Graush - 2022-10-02

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-02-17

GN Dax Corrin

CPT Deamon

CM Deathlord

COL Deimos - 2004-08-19

LT Delacroix Vaygen

LT Delacroix Vaygen

MAJ Delak Krennel

LC Dengar March

CM Derek

MAJ Dodger

LC Dolsar Saris

VA Dolza

LT Dosk

LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2020-10-25

GN Doyon - 2020-07-27

CPT Draiff Stryker - 2003-08-18

COL Drak

LC Drake Jensen

LCM Drake Ven

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar - 2003-01-12

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-07-06

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-08-02

CPT Egg'Foo

LT Egzekutor - 2003-08-27

CM El Guapo - 2004-09-21

GN Elwood the Brave

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-28

LCM Eric325

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-09-28

GN Exar Kit

CPT EXE - 2005-05-30

CM Fahrer

CM Felagund

LCM Flagellant

SL Fondor

MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-31

CM Fratus Sinister

CPT Frenchie6 - 2 times, last on 2020-09-18

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

CM Furious George

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

LC Gen Es'mith

LCM Geraacka

CM Ghorg

LCM Gian Webb - 2023-09-01

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-05

LCM Gold Leader

VA Gord Darkonian

LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-16

CPT Grimlock

CM Grzmot - 2002-08-24

MAJ Gustan - 2020-08-01

COL Gyssler

COL Hades

LCM Halk Knight

LCM Herman

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-06

MAJ Hev Randrowan

FA Howlader - 2010-03-01

MAJ Hunter

LT Ian Khorst

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-01-06

LC Iceman

COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2003-07-30

MAJ Jack Stone

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2023-09-02

VA Jahan Kalar

CM Jamiek

CM Jan Schneider

VA Jan Wemmel

GN Jarek La’an - 2003-07-27

LCM Jari

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista

MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2022-03-10

CPT Jayden Halcorr - 2023-06-12

MAJ Jedgar - 2 times, last on 2020-11-07

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-14

ACO JetMech - 2020-07-16

LT Joba

COL Joerg

COL Joey C - 2002-12-15

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

SL Jonathan

MAJ Jonathan

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-10-31

COL Josh Popelka

CPT Julian Clary

COL Justin - 2003-04-01

AD Justin Stryker

CPT Kael Malahk - 2003-03-02

GN Kaisin Mirtez

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

MAJ Karimicus Sukkarius

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-02-09

MAJ Kazraran - 2 times, last on 2022-02-19

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-02-20

HA Keiran Idanian

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-07-07

VA Keldorn Cochrane


LC Kenath Zoron

LCM Kep Rainer

COL Kermee

SL Ketan-Shej - 2004-06-17

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LC Kodiak Kereban

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

CPT Krayt - 2002-08-28

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2003-08-04

LT Lance Menu - 2003-09-11

CM Lavos

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-20

CM Leofric - 2 times, last on 2023-01-07

CPT Leslaw

LC Linkan

SL Linoge

CM Lirak Kalist

CPT Lito Rendal

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-07-21

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-08-02

COL Loor

CPT Mace

CPT Machinari

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-03-18

MAJ Malik

LCM Malus Bloodmoon


COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran - 2003-04-01

LCM Marcel Noe

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marek Jaros

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CPT Maw'la

MAJ Mawy

Mayk Wolverine

VA Melkor

CM Miackus

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

LCM Mithrandir

MAJ Mitth'raw'nuruodo

COL Moagim Daar

MAJ Morgoth - 2022-02-24

COL Mosh

COL Mouse Droid

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

LCM Nate Towback - 2022-08-24

LCM Nathaniel Tremayne - 2003-01-09

LT Nekura

LCM Nemesis

COL Neo Horn-Berkana

CPT Neo Tarrick

CM Nic Rety

CM Nick Chi'Cath

CM Nicolas

COL NiksaVel - 2 times, last on 2020-11-12

LC Nile Rosenau - 2 times, last on 2019-05-07

CPT Ninj Prefect

CM Nova Discordia - 2022-08-11

MAJ Nuno - 2003-05-16

COL Nurel Turr - 2004-09-17

CPT Optimus

COL Osan'gar

CPT Paco

CPT Paradox

HA Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2022-03-08

COL Phantom - 2003-06-13

CPT Phoenix

CM Phoenix

LC Phoenix Man

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-11-29

MAJ Ponda Jarret - 2004-05-31

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-27

CPT Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Psyko Prefect - 2003-08-11

CPT Quicksilver

MAJ RacerX710

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

LC randyrumrnr - 2020-07-26

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

CPT Red Fox - 2003-08-05

MAJ RedTaz

CM Renoshi Bespin - 2003-01-10

CPT Rexal Qel

LCM Rhace - 2014-04-27

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricaud

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CM Rico Stone - 2002-12-08

CPT Roger

COL RogueWing

LCM Rollins - 2003-06-28

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Rothmans

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-05-25

LCM Ryke - 2003-06-16


CPT Saadam

CM Sabbath - 2002-11-16

MAJ Sandor Clegane - 2005-06-01

GN Sasquatch - 2003-08-04

LC Savageaz - 2004-10-26

COL Scoser

LC Scuslem

LC Sequoh Marden

CPT Serge Broskopf - 2002-08-21

LC Seth Crimson - 2002-08-26

COL Shae Kitane - 2002-12-17

LCM Shandar Dastin

GN Sickman

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2020-09-19

COL Sindar Naranek

CPT Sinjin Allash

LC SkyShadow - 2022-02-25

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-07-11

LCM Solor Werwax

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

VA Starrett - 2002-08-26

Steele Brightsaber

CM Steve Sunrider - 2003-04-18

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-03

COL Stuart

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

CPT Syntroth - 2022-09-22

LT Tail Vyast

LCM Talon Virgilio

FA Talren Moreco

LC Tethys

CM The_Z

COL TheBlackxRanger - 3 times, last on 2023-09-14

AD Theodore

LT Thomas Kenobi - 2002-09-05

VA Thomas Nitecki

LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-07-10

LC Thorn - 2003-01-04

CPT Three Winged Turkey

CM Thunder

LT Thunder


LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107 - 2002-09-04

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148 - 2002-08-08

CM Todar - 2004-06-01

LC Tolbr - 2003-10-29

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte - 2010-04-23

VA Toran Dan

COL Torres

LCM Treb Helfest

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

LCM Turbo

CPT Turel - 2020-10-19

LC Turr Phennir - 2002-09-17

LCM Turtle

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Tyanis Slyth

CM Tycho Celchu - 2003-10-29

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-08-30

CPT Ulath - 2003-03-12

CM Vanguard88 - 2024-07-06

CM Var Zoraan

CPT Vengeance


CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

LT Victor Stalwart

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper - 2002-08-06

LCM Vissan - 2003-03-08

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-14

CPT Von Predator - 2004-06-18

CPT Wedge

CPT Werdna Elbee

LT Wes Combat

LT Wes Combat

GN Wil Striker

CPT Wildfire - 2 times, last on 2022-03-10

CM Wisal Pol-Jo

VA Wlodek

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-06-07

COL Woobee

MAJ Wreckage - 2022-02-28

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-04-10

CPT Xander Drax

CPT Xanthos Deia

CM Xeraan Rhazzazor - 2002-12-14

CPT Xura Verr

LCM Yilana - 2003-01-08

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-04-23

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 4 times, last on 2020-09-01

CPT Zept Leeartic

COL Zeth Durron

LCM Zev Lolet

COL Zippy Hawk

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

CM Zzythnu

                                 The Gates Of Hell - Abyssi Ianua
                                - An Infiltrator Wing XWA Battle - 

How to install this battle ?

- Double Click on the ".ehm" file or open the desired battle with EHBL.
-Click on the XWA button to start the mission, make sure to use EHBL to create a pilot first.
- Copy the fronttxt.txt file to your XWA directory 
- Copy the squad5.cbm and squad6.cbm files into your XWA/Frontres/Tour directory.  They are in the "cbms.zip".

Select Abyssi as pilot, and launch the game. "Abyssi Ianua" is set to be the 8th Battle of
the game.

                  Battle created with AlliED v1.04 (registred version) by
 		           IWTAC/FA Striker (striker@tiecorps.org)
                  for the Infiltrator wing (http://www.infiltratorwing.org)