XWA-F 8: Rescue the Phoenix

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2000-04-12
Last updated: 2012-11-03

COL Wolly

Average rating 4.0
Reviews: 20
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 347
Patches used: None
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Battle Reviews

Basic defend mission but the addition of audio for the radio messages takes it up a notch.

Nice touch with the wave pack. But the mission itself is pretty standard.

Well, well, well. Yea, ships could be caught trying to leave an area so it makes sense. Didn't make much sense the low amount of fighters involved on our side but, TIE Defenders. We almost got enough information about hostile FGs and certainly we got help on the mission tips (yes, had to read them and it was cool to find help)

Good technical level, good placement of enemies and good timing for their arrival, no custom stuff , we could use the Sovereign OPT there.

Good challenge and took me a few attempts to decipher the mission. As a matter of fact, loved the challenge there when you have to identify the threat before it manages to destroy the critical craft. I mean, which fighters were hitting the ship? you could focus on intercepting them as the help text said or...you could disable at least one of them to prevent the next wave of attackers from coming, buying your allies time to escape which was my tactic here. I had to plan it ahead.

Good briefings, just enough messages, overall good grammar, no voice acting.

A bit stressing yet still fun.


A cool concept, since the frigate you're trying to protect is extremely overwhelmed when you reach her. It's playable though and is nice once you complete it. It's a fairly fast mission, so long as you focus on the bombers first and the fighters later.

This is a pretty simple and quick free mission but on hard you're required to move very efficiently to protect the Phoenix. Its a good level of challenge despite the smallish scale of engagement and I had to fly a few times to succeed.

Though this battle didn't present much of a challenge, sometimes it's nice to just strap on a TIE Defender and blow up some X-Wings! That, plus the custom audio, make this a five out of five from me!

The mission was easy to complete but fun at the same time. Enhanced by the fact it has its own sounds! For that alone it get's +1 point for a total of 4 out of 5. The briefing and debriefing are ok. For the gameplay itself, you fly in the obligatory T/D. Never in any true risk. Amazing though what a few sound files will do (I'm currently working on an entire campaign that will have its own sound).

I ended up doing this mission a few times, given I believed you could get pretty much all the kills on this one. It's a race against the time though as the enemy craft might crash against the Frigate or get killed by your friendlies. A really solid mission, fair story. And surprise near the end. Just remember you do have ion cannons.

The mission is a challenge even to the experience flyer; the setting of different waves of craft for different levels would enhance this mission.

I must admit...after most of the other DULL free missions...one with sound and challenge really amused me....Infact I loved this mission. If more could utilize the sound of the game they would be a whole lot better. Wolly hats off to you for a damn good mission. Best so far i think.

This was fun! I had to work hard to win this mission. It was hard, nasty and scary. Lots of adrenalin! I made my joystick complain when I tried to tear it out of it's housing desperatly trying to turn in behind an A-Wing. The voices gave an added feal to it. Now we know the voice of GN Wolly. CPT Roger

A good mission with some challenge.

A pretty good and challenging battle.

This mission was not all that bad. I didn't find it too hard, yet I didn't find it all that easy either. Next time though, there should be more in the way of help by the wingmen.

This mission is great if you want to shake off a little rust after a long leave (I know it worked for me). But it may not be the best mission for either new recruits or the easily frustrated. Fending off Y-Wing torpedo attacks while trying to avoid a lot of A-Wings may overwhelm some pilots. The only thing that I would say would give this mission a 5 would be to include a little more help in the form of wingmen. When I told them to cover me, I still had to dodge missles from the A-Wings like mad. Good mission for those pilots that find most missions a little too easy.

I can only repeat what CPT Archon has said. I mean, hey - even on "easy" you must have Jedi reflexes to complete this one. That's frustating.

This is an excellent free mission! Tricky on Hard, which I like, and the attention to detail, right down to the inflight voice, was excellent. I can't reccommend this one enough.

Great battle, a little on the hard side though.

Although this mission is impossible or nearly so on the Hard difficulty setting, I found it to be quite fun. The sounds adds a lot to it.

You jump in and the frigate you are defending is already at about 75% hull with yet more warheads going towards it. You dust the first group of Ywings, then more appear at the same time you are engaging 6 missile armed Awings. You may be in a T/D, but this mission is ridiculous.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 6,714 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-08-05

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 6,714 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-08-05
2 6,440 COL Dirty Vader 2004-08-10
3 6,081 LC Brandon 2003-08-30
4 6,074 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-18
5 5,824 COL Angel 2003-11-29
6 5,658 FA Pickled Yoda 2021-04-02
7 5,402 LC DarkHawk 2002-12-18
8 4,783 MAJ Neko Nuwen 2002-12-03
9 4,644 COL CrimsonFury 2003-11-23
10 4,351 LCM Kat Lyons 2003-02-06

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 338 pilots a total of 345 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

CM Aaron Cremel - 2021-04-19

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus

CPT Akhil Thantos

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo - 2 times, last on 2022-08-31

CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-08-31

CPT Alexander Shrike

LCM Alhana Creed

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr - 2003-10-26

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2022-08-04

LC andr3 - 2023-02-06

LCM Andre Parafonte

LT Andreev Anton

LT Andrew

CM Andrew

CM Andros Rok - 2003-06-22

COL Angel - 2003-11-29

CM Anthonius

COL Archangel - 2003-07-18

CM Argos Staneth

HA Ari

CM Armagon - 2004-12-11

AD Arthak Rhade

LCM Artur Knight - 2002-11-25

Autoris Maximus

MAJ Aven Kronn

LC Azazel

CM Banger

COL Beef

LCM Beignet - 2003-09-15

LT Ben Holland

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan

LCM Big Daddy - 2002-12-09

LCM Bill Tar

CM Bip

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LT Blitz Degal

LCM Bobecc

MAJ Bobxavi - 2002-08-12

LCM BoroKnight

LC Brandon - 2003-08-30

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

Charles Spencer

LCM Chibo

LCM Chrome - 2014-06-05

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Con Selar

LCM Coyote

MAJ Cray Mikalen

LT CrazyCarl - 2017-07-29

LCM CrimsonAngel

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-11-23

CPT Crix Madine

MAJ Crix Talra

CPT Crovax

COL Crsepe


LCM Curly

LC Curtis - 2004-06-17

GA Cyric

LC Dafner Gelak


LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson - 2003-01-25

LT Dalreth

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-05

COL Dark Angel


LC DarkHawk - 2002-12-18

AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

MAJ David

GN Dax Corrin

CM Death Knight

COL Deimos

MAJ Delak Krennel - 2002-12-19

COL Den Darkhill

COL Dirty Vader - 2004-08-10

LC Dolsar Saris

VA Dolza - 2003-01-12

LC Drake Jensen

LCM Drake Ven

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar

LCM Dufar Jabar

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet - 2018-03-25

CM Edwan Lipit

LT Edward De'Galeon - 2002-08-06

CPT Egg'Foo

CM El Guapo

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2020-04-14

LCM Emon

Enahropes Teriad Entar

CM Eric

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-04-12

CPT EXE - 2005-03-14

LCM Ezop

COL Fenn Logan

LCM Flagellant

SL Fondor

MAJ Frankie - 2003-04-25

CM Fratus Sinister

LC Frey Gallandro

COL Gallows

COL Garik Hizad

LC Gen Es'mith

RA Genie - 2020-09-07

LCM Geraacka - 2003-01-17

AD Gidda

LCM Gold Leader

VA Gord Darkonian

CPT Grant Lian

LT Gravious Excession

LCM Guardian

COL Gyssler - 2 times, last on 2018-04-01

LT H'Dey Omen - 2009-02-09

LCM Herman

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-13

LCM Hiram Tolwyn

FA Howlader - 2010-01-17

CM Hox Reek

MAJ Hunter


LCM Ice Man

LC Iceman

COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2003-07-30

LT Jace Sossin

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2 times, last on 2024-05-02

VA Jahan Kalar

CM Jan Schneider

GN Jarek La’an - 2013-03-17

LC Jargon Grim

LCM Jari

CPT Jaster Sadista

CPT Jenn Sidhe - 2002-11-18

ACO JetMech - 2021-08-26

COL Joerg

MAJ Johann Glorick

COL Josh Popelka

CPT Julian Clary

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kakihara

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

CPT Karrad Entar

LCM Kash Kadan

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-02-06

SA Kawolski

LC Kayle Bayron - 2002-11-14

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2005-06-02

COL Kermee

SL Ketan-Shej

LCM Kevin Pryde

Khameir Sarin

COL Klick Sabre

CPT Kou Taiki

MAJ Kyle

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2003-08-04

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-24

CM Leofric - 2023-06-28

CPT Leslaw

SL Linoge

CPT Lito Rendal

COL Loor

CM LQC-75-3 - 2022-07-14

LT Lucas

LT M. v. Richthofen

LCM Malus Bloodmoon

COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran - 2005-01-29

LCM Marcel Noe

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-08-05

LC Mark

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CM Matthew Weeks - 2004-08-15

CPT Maw'la - 2003-02-08

MAJ Mawy

Mayk Wolverine

VA Melkor

CPT Menedas Haredem

CM Miackus

CPT Michael Gutt - 2002-12-11

LCM Mike Fett

LCM Mithrandir

LT Mitsyashoo

MAJ Mitth'raw'nuruodo

COL Mobiles

COL Mouse Droid

LC Murad Ibn Mark

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

LCM Nayr Rystl

MAJ Neko Nuwen - 2002-12-03

LCM Nemesis

CM Nicolas

LC Nile Rosenau

LCM Nir Fallas - 2003-11-16

MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

CPT Optimus

CM Orion Diamante

COL Osan'gar

CPT Paco

HA Pete Mitchell

LT Philledume

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2021-04-02

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-03-15

CPT Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ RacerX710

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

LT Raistlin Majere

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2018-04-02

LCM Ranger

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Ravenwood

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

LT Razor

CPT Red Fox - 2003-08-05

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-09-24

LT Renee D'Anclaude

CPT Rexal Qel

CPT Ric Gravin

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

LCM Rob Patton

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

LCM Rollins

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Sabbath - 2003-02-18

LCM Sam Booker - 2003-02-23

LT Sandman

COL Scoser

LC Scuslem - 2003-11-20

LC Sequoh Marden

LCM Seth Rommel

CM Shadow

LT Shadow

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-02-08

MAJ Shakur - 2002-09-07

CM Shinobi - 2004-11-02

LCM Sin Drakkar

GN Smitrock

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

VA Starrett - 2002-11-09

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-17

LT Sueki Suezo

CPT Syntroth - 2022-01-13

COL Tad Taliesin

LT Tail Vyast

LC Tethys

LCM Tetragon

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LC Thorn - 2003-02-28

LT Tie Ger

AD TK-2107

COL TK-7764 - 2002-11-17

VA Toran Dan

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

CM Tra Tal'kail Coursca

LCM Treb Helfest

GN Triji Boliv

MAJ Tuba - 2010-05-24

LCM Turbo

LC Turr Phennir - 2002-11-24

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Ulath - 2003-08-05

COL Uther - 2009-02-08

CM Vaark


CM Vanguard88 - 2023-08-18

CM Var Zoraan

COL Varth Nader


CPT Vertigo

MAJ VinDoros

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-03-07

CPT Vladimir Corax

CPT Von Predator

CPT Wedge

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker

LCM Willow Whizzkid

COL Wolly

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-05-28

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed

AD Xanos Goatham Zorrixor

COL Yoman

LCM Zbyl

CM Zekk Thyne

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

COL Zippy Hawk

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Title: Rescue the Phoenix
Missions: 1
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance
Author: General Wolly (wolly2000@aol.com)

Installation Instructions

Make a backup of your mission.lst file first, then install these files in your XWA directory:

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA for additional material like patches, emails or sounds. 
3] In EHBL, create a new "EH Pilot" in the Game Menu (Check "Prepare for EH Battle").
4] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle.

(Note, if you don't have a \WAVE or \WAVE\MISSIONVOICE folder, create them!)

This mission is intended to be played after Battle 7: The Battle of Endor. Use the custom pilot file (beta0.plt) included in the ZIP file to begin directly by this mission. You'll need XWA-Disc Two, make sure it is in your drive!


WC-FOA/GN "Bad" Wolly/Wing I/SSSD Sovereign (Knight)
GS/SS/BS-3/PC-7/ISM-10/MoT-gh/MoI-4/OV-2E/MoC-3BoC - T/D "Sleipnir"
SW Wolly (Sith) House Caliburnus of CSP, SC/WR/KC-DC-O - T/P "Grane"
[IWATS-M-IIC/1/2/3][COM's Engineer][http://wing1.tsx.org] - "Silencers"