XvT-TC 5: Phoenix Saga

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2000-05-15
Last updated: 2012-11-03


Average rating 3.6
Reviews: 32
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 488
Patches used

EH Ship Patch for XvT

Download Wav pack

Battle Reviews

Yep, as other reviewers have said - first three missions are okay, a challenge even on easy, but mission 4 is brutal. There is some great advice in the reviews here about how to do it, but if you have limited time for gaming, then unlimited waves may save your sanity, although obviously you won't be getting any points for that mission!

I kind of loved this battle. A good battle for those who enjoy flying in a shieldless TIE. May even return to it for an attempt on hard. Flying in shieldless TIEs can be hazardous for your health but that's part of the charm. The limtied ordinance also makes the capital ships feel like capital ships. I tried to get brave with the T/F in the last mission and got a few bruises for it (as I should!).

I played on Easy. What a silly battle. The first 3 missions are barely anything, just some simple dogfighting. This turns on its head in Mission 4 where you have to take out a Calamari Cruiser, 3 Frigates, and 3 Corvettes in a shieldless T/F. Top notch mission design here.

First three missions are pretty easy. The last one is a bit tough, but mostly because you're in a big battle with an unshielded craft. So you mostly just have to stay alive. Here's what you do: mount heavy rockets and take out a Corvette at once (and in case you get shot down). Ignore the X-Wings as long as you can and take out the Y-Wings. Once all fighters are gone let your Star Destroyer do what it does best: destroy stars - wait, destroy capital ships. You just have to stay back and stay alive. Evade lasers and shoot down missiles fired at you.

This was actually a pretty good battle right up until the final mission, wherin I had to fly on unlimited waves just to have enough Heavy Rockets to kill the ships that the AI was too inept to. A sad mis-balancing that, frankly, deprived this battle of a 4 or 5.

I wanted to give this a high 4 or 5, but the balance of the last mission means that I spent the better part of an afternoon and an evening trying to beat it. The difficulty spike on the last mission was horrendous. It acted as a killjoy to an otherwise enjoyable battle.

Not the best I['ve seen, but doable until the last mission. Talk about balancing difficulties :(
The idea of having the winning of the mission rely exclusively on the AI is annoying at best and tremendously stupid at worst.

I had some fun playing this battle. It seemed impossible to complete the final mission with 4 advanced missles, up against 20+ fighters and 7 capital ships, in a Tie Fighter! Reinforcements did arrive but they came when my capital ship had 10% health left, and the scavenger did help a little. The other squads only seemed to get killed than really do anything.

Not bad but needs major improvement. The idea of flying in a T/F is great, but 7 cap ships and only 1 load of projectiles? Come on, now. And then the constant stream of Mag Pulse? The best we had was basic armament? The ending mission was dissappointing at best and really brought the rating down. Once the fighters are blasted, I sat 8 klicks away waiting for the last of the cap ships to pop from fire from the Grey Wolf... I waited for nearly 5 minutes for it to be completed as there was no way to reload. This could have had much better execution if it stayed logical. It was just one dog-fight after another in an unshielded craft with overwhelming odds. Not the easiest but not really fun due to no logical progression.

Good battle and nice choice of crafts; I like the T/F and the T/I;certainly the last mission is the more difficult and critical: my ISD Grey Wolf was a 4% hull when arrived the cavallery with the ISD Intrepid and the CORT Scavenger with his load of Heavy rockets.After that the mission go fast to a victory;the priority early is to intercept the Y-Ws and forget the X-Ws,but can not going to be easy.The Y-Ws are at the beginning very near to the launching torpedo position.

Nice battle, but the last mission was very hard... But you know what? It made me kinda proud that i've passed it :D Keep it up!!

It was a nice challenging battle. I feel it was well designed except probably in the last mission there were too many capital ships attacking the Star Destroyer.

This one is quite hard, and the last mission is probably too hard. It's an excellent challenge, especially if you've become too much used to shields.

This mission was a BIG compromise. I had B-Wings involved ported over from BoP and a couple of other missions that needed to be taken out as a result of it not meeting standard. The 'odd-ball' mission was pretty much filler to make up for the loss of 2 other missions where the storyline got lost. So I made it a simple story of survival and honour. My thinking was that during the Grey Wolf's journey home, two enemy squads meet up in a bar and instead of blasting each other in public like barbarians they decide to have a secret 'unsactioned' duel fighting for their namesake. Life is funny that way, it doesn't always go in a straight line, so why not missions? It was just a simple battle...glad everyone enjoyed it!

Excellent Battle. Storyline, while a little choppy, was quite nice. Very cool how you incorporated the Intrepid, my ship, in! Also, great ideas with the Scanvenger. Would have been a 5 if the last mission didnt take me 15 tries to beat though.

A decent battle, however, it was pretty much all dogfighting, and the story didn't fit together very well.

Not bad, but nt the greatest either. I kind of found the absence of high performance Ties a ittle annoying. Also, all you do is dogfight. Throw in a capture or bombing mission now and then.

Fantastic! Especially the last mission where you go up against all of those enemy capital ships. I also like how the additional sound files were incorporated into the missions.

Nice squadron propaganda battle, of which every squadron should have one:) Problems arise out of the unhinged storyline (missions are fairly unrelated) and several "unrealistic" features (like a squad of at least 4 times 5 fighters = 20?). The dogfighting is nice though and the last mission is a good challenge

Completely amazing, especially the last battle. The plot keeps throwing you a curve ball. You cant predict what happens next, even when you think you've won or are definately gonna be fragged.

WOW!! the battles were good just like the original star wars but the final battle needs some revision. It's near impossible to beat. I still haven't beat it. There's just to much Corvette/Frigate Attack.

All I can say is wow! That is the best battle I've ever seen. I understand that this is the only mission designed by CPT ATX, but I encourage him, for the sake of the fleet... make nore!

Good battle, plot was well done, even though the duel in the 2nd mission, while cool, didn't really fit. I liked how you brought back the scavenger, that was a good plot twist. Excellently programmed.

Great Battle! Even though the last mission was a little too hard, it still gets a five from me. Great work.

Good battle. Lots of kills. Last mission is a little too long though.

This battle would have gotten a 5 unless the last mission wouldn't be so extremely tough! As everyone else has stated, this is a hard battle. But it is a good challenge, which I enjoyed very much!

Kick butt battle. REALLY hard in the last mission. Best battle I have flown and also best story.

VERY difficult, but good!

Very good battle.

This was a very intersting and hard battle...insane but interesting :p

Very good battle! I had a lot of fun with it!!

Well-made battle but very difficult without the unlimited craft option.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 281,654 COL Wes Janson
Mission 1: 94,115 Garet Jax
Mission 2: 43,400 CM BlackHellKnight
Mission 3: 54,469 Garet Jax
Mission 4: 147,880 COL Wes Janson

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 280,263 CM Kalith Jaenus 2003-01-08
2 248,589 FA Marcin Szydlowski 2002-11-11
3 245,888 CM BlackHellKnight 2002-09-01
4 164,981 LC Rando 2019-01-31
5 155,516 AD TK-2107 2003-02-14
6 143,396 COL Carl Lost 2002-08-26
7 142,122 GN Golbez Harvey 2019-11-29
8 138,984 CM TK-9780 2003-02-18
9 138,564 LCM Danel 2005-06-01
10 137,180 SA Havok 2010-03-31

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 470 pilots a total of 485 times.

CM A. G. Snijglau - 2003-03-17

GN Abel Malik

LCM Ache Nu

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

AD Adren Silvori

MAJ Aft Skylek - 2004-06-09

CPT Ahkliat

LCM Alan

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo

AD Alex Foley

CPT Alexander Shrike - 2003-12-21

LCM Alistair Darksaber

CPT Alsdyr

LC Ambar Kilick - 2003-10-26

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 9 times, last on 2021-01-02

LC andr3 - 2021-09-06

LT Andrew

CM Andrew

CM Andrew

COL Andrijas

GN Andrzej Mezynski - 2005-01-06

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-01-27

CM Aragorn

CM Aragorn - 2002-12-05

MAJ Arathar

CM Arcadius Calidus

CM Arcanix - 2003-11-08

LC Archon

LT Arden Kane - 2003-12-31

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-01-01

CM Armagon - 2004-12-15

LCM Artur Knight - 2003-01-27

COL Astarosta

COL Astin

LCM Augustin Bodurka

CPT Avantar

MAJ Aven Kronn

LC Azazel

VA Azazel Djo'Tarr

CPT Azrael

CPT Backfire

LCM Balrog

CM Bane Wolfblood

CM Banger

LT Bhaal

LT Bharak Karin

LC Big Poppa K - 2003-12-15

LT Birch Sullivan - 2003-03-05

LCM Bizkit - 2005-01-16

LCM Black Knight

CM BlackHellKnight - 2002-09-01

MAJ Blair Vallyn

MAJ Bobxavi

VA Bond

VA Brakka

MAJ Brat Stone

LC Brin Chaser - 2004-07-05

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

MAJ Bryan - 2004-07-13

LT Cadoo Toca - 2003-01-27

COL Calias

LT Calista FairBright - 2003-12-11

MAJ Caltin Doros

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost - 2002-08-26

LT Castor Troy

LCM Cho Leed

LC Choosh

LCM Chris

LC Chris Cox - 2002-08-30

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Cmr Brown

LT Cody BlackStar

RA Colo Delste - 2022-07-07

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed - 2004-06-21

LT Condar Sovar - 2024-02-17

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-09-07

LT CoopFreak

GN Coranel Both

MAJ Coremy Jertese - 2019-10-03

MAJ Cray Mikalen

LCM CrimsonAngel

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-18

CPT Crovax


LCM CyberShadow

LT Cyborg

GA Cyric

COL Czulvang Lah

MAJ Dae Cam


LC Daisuke Airyu

CPT Damarcus - 2004-06-17

CPT Damon Kast

LCM Danel - 2005-06-01

LT Danest Scopor

LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

COL Dark Angel

CM Dark Archon

CPT DarkAlpha


RA Darklord

CPT Darkstar

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar

LT Dau Solari

LT Dav Aosiz - 2009-08-03

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-07-25

CM Dawurm

GN Dax Corrin

CPT Deamon

MAJ Delak Krennel

LCM Demitri Zanquan

COL Den Darkhill

LC Dengar March

CM Derek

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis

CPT Dharus

LCM Dion Ellis

LCM Dirk Dredd

COL Dirty Vader

COL Drak - 2003-09-23

LC Drake Jensen

COL Drako

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LT Draxx


LT Drosha Krablaad

CM Duken - 2002-08-26

CM Dukimar - 2003-10-14

LT Dumkopf - 2004-12-13

COL Duncan Idaho

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2014-05-08

LCM Dupuy

LCM Durakon Staely

CM Dvader

CPT Dweezil - 2003-08-29

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-10-08

CM Edwan Lipit

LT Eifel - 2005-03-13

LCM Eightguy - 2003-10-12

Ekim Yellek

CM El Guapo - 2004-06-03

GN Elwood the Brave

Enahropes Teriad Entar

HA Ender mBind

MAJ Eugene - 2003-11-06

GN Exar Kit - 2002-09-11


CM Falcon

CM Fallen Angel

LCM Felix Anthraxson - 2002-12-10

COL Fenn Logan

COL Flint Darkstar

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

COL Gallows

LCM Ganner Kruellis

Garet Jax

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

RA Genie - 2021-10-24

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail

CM Gistenjunge

LT Glauron - 2003-08-27

LCM Godo Nurok

GN Golbez Harvey - 2019-11-29

LCM Gold Leader

VA Grail SoulChaser

LCM Gruckn Rahn

COL Gyssler - 2002-11-20

LT H'Dey Omen

LCM Hadrian von Astaan

COL Handril Madon

CM Haoyu

AD Hav Antiel - 2018-05-28

SA Havok - 2010-03-31

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-04

MAJ Hev Randrowan

CM Hox Reek

LCM Hubert

MAJ Hunter

CPT Hunterwolf - 2003-12-05

CPT Ibram Gaunt

LC Iceman

VA Indaro Gallia

LCM J'Stin Wakerj

LCM Jace

LT Jack Dawl - 2002-08-22

CM Jade Falcon

LT Jagged Fel

CM Jamiek

CPT Jan Pieter - 2003-12-01

CM Jan Schneider

VA Jan Wemmel

CPT Jaques Landeux - 2005-01-11

LC Jargon Grim

LCM Jason Kotare - 2018-10-05

LCM Jatz Crakker

LT Jay Pliskin - 2003-07-25

LC Jdf1984

MAJ Jedgar - 2017-12-24

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss

COL Jer Stryker

LT Jeremiah Quenzer

MAJ Johann Glorick

LCM Jonny Sawicki

CPT Jourdain

MAJ JPaulhamus

LCM Jrai

CPT Julian Clary

LCM Kaare Daniels

LC Kadon Beir - 2005-01-30

LT Kaek - 2003-06-28

LCM Kaine

GN Kaisin Mirtez

LT Kajor

CM Kakihara

MAJ Kale

CM Kalith Jaenus - 2003-01-08

LT Katran

SA Kawolski

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-10-01

LT Kedirak Sith - 2003-03-06

MAJ Keiran

LCM Keiran Bastra

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-11-10

AD Keirdagh "Yacks" Cantor

LC Kenath Zoron

COL Kermee

LCM Kevin Pryde

FA Khadgar

Khameir Sarin

LT Killian Bloodhawk

LT Kiptan Irtor

LT Kir Katarn

COL Klick Sabre

MAJ Kyle

LT Kyle Farenheights - 2002-08-24

CM Kysar Xero - 2004-09-16

LT Lance Menu - 2003-09-17

LCM Latmac

LCM Leon Mehoff

CPT Leslaw

LT Lindor - 2003-08-04

LC Linkan

SL Linoge - 2002-11-28

CM Lirak Kalist

COL Loor - 2002-11-23

LT Lozza Piranha

LCM Luca Fett

MAJ Lusankya

CPT Mace

CPT Machinari

CPT Mad Max

LCM MadDog

COL Malidir - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski - 2002-11-11

MAJ Marcus Caine

CPT Marenac

GN Mark Schueler - 2 times, last on 2010-07-06

CPT Mark Stephenson

LT Marl Von-Stokenbak

LCM Marlin

GN Master - 2003-11-25

LT Mav Walker - 2005-01-25

LT Maximus Decimus Meridius

Mayk Wolverine - 2003-04-17

CM Miackus

MAJ Michael

CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-05-03

COL Mini Minkus

COL Moagim Daar - 2005-02-21

COL Mouse Droid

LCM Muskrat

CM Nicolas - 2002-09-03

COL Nightmare

LC Nile Rosenau

CM Nova Discordia - 2024-06-23

COL Nurel Turr

LT Obi-Wan Kirknobi

CM Odin Strongheart - 2022-09-09

CPT Optimus - 2003-01-07

LCM Overkill - 2003-03-25

CPT Panaka

CM Patrick Blastfire

CPT Paul


AD Pel

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2019-02-26

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-13

COL Phantom

LCM Pheonixus

LT Philledume - 2009-02-08

CPT Phoenix

LC Phoenix Man

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda - 2003-03-28

HA Plif

MAJ Praetorian - 2002-09-14

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

AD Proton - 2003-08-28

CPT Quicksilver

LC Quincy Nelson - 2009-03-18

MAJ RacerX710

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-24

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable - 2004-09-03

LT Raven Arestar

CM Raven Lockholme

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Rayn - 2004-06-26

LT Raziel Darkstar

AD Reaper

MAJ RedTaz

LT Reeko Blackadder

LT Reeva Silverhand

Rekio Corsair

LT Renos Louca

CPT Rexal Qel

CM Reza

LCM Rhys von Pohl

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

LT Rifkin - 2005-06-03

LT Rizen

LCM Rob Patton

LT Robert Foster

LT Robot

CPT Roger

COL RogueWing

LT Rosh Nyine - 2024-06-07

LT Rowland - 2005-03-22

CPT S 4patas

CM Sabbath - 2003-01-31

LCM Sambuca

CM Sancho

LC Savageaz - 2003-01-29

CM Schitzo

CM Scud

MAJ Seggybop

LC Sequoh Marden

LT Sevrian - 2005-02-04

COL Shae Kitane

CM Shinobi - 2004-08-23

COL Shups

LCM Sin Drakkar

LT Skippy

GN Smitrock

LCM Solaris

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-22

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

LC Spade

LT Sperka

LT Stan Cooper

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Steve Strangelove - 2005-06-06

CM Steve Sunrider

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2021-04-10

LT Swerg - 2003-06-22

LCM Swerg

LCM Swifty Striker

COL Talons Pryde

LC Ted

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-05-09

LC Thaas Pobyn

CM The_Z

VA Thomas Nitecki

CM Thomas Solo

Thorin Oakenshield - 2003-01-09

LC Thorn - 2002-11-22

CPT Tiamat - 2003-11-02

LC Tiger


LCM Timpa Sloan

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107 - 2003-02-14

CPT TK-6686

LT TK-7195

COL TK-7764

LT TK-9111

CM TK-9780 - 2003-02-18

LT Tom Starhopper

Tomaas Banys

COL Torres

LCM Trashman

AD Tron

LCM Tron

AD Troutrooper

LT Troy - 2019-09-02

MAJ Tuba - 2011-02-06

LC Turr Phennir - 2003-02-22

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Tyanis Slyth

CM Tycho Celchu - 2003-07-02

LCM Tyderius Gaul

LC Tygra Shadowclaw

LCM Tyrian - 2009-02-08

CM Ultima

LT Vailon Verel - 2003-07-26

CM Valin Drago - 2005-06-08

LCM Valjean - 2003-11-05

CM Var Zoraan

COL Varth Nader

LCM Vereska

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage - 2003-01-11

CPT Victor O‘Brien - 2017-08-30

LCM Viet

MAJ VinDoros - 2002-09-15

CPT Viper

LT Vir-Syn Gahl

CM Virus

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-04-17

CPT Vladimir Corax

CPT Von Predator - 2004-11-06

CPT Wedge

COL Wes Janson

LT Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

CM William Flechette

CM Wisal Pol-Jo

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-01-31

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed

AD Xanos Goatham Zorrixor

CPT Xanthos Deia


CM Yaro Altor - 2002-12-22

CM Ygor Mantis

CM Yukito - 2002-11-17

CM Yun

MAJ Yutzka Serovich

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk - 2002-12-16

CM Zack Amberam

LT Zantor - 2004-09-12

LT Zeek Doinds - 2009-08-18

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2002-11-09

LCM Zhil - 2002-09-08

COL Zippy Hawk

LCM Zodiak

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-05-13

'Phoenix Saga' 
(Revision A)

Written and designed by CM ATX(atx2931205@aol.com)

	Mission 1 - Grey Wolf's last stand
	Mission 2 - Name challenge
	Mission 3 - Ambush
	Mission 4 - Blowout

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
4] Install the custom audio files according to the instruction in the wav package
5] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
6] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions


Next go into your c:\programfiles\lucasarts\xwingtie\wave directory and put in all the .wav files and the mission .lst files as well.

You should also have .wav files that are named B2.wav - B6.wav, B8, B9a.wav, Bo1.wav - Bo19.wav and Glen1.wav - Glen3.wav files (all should be in 11Khz 8bit mono format.)

DISCLAMER: New Levels must identify in every description file, on-line description, read-me, and in comments in the New Level code: (a) CM ATX, Phoenix Squadron/ISD Grey Wolf, darkatx@hotmail.com, and (b) the following disclaimer: "THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, ELEMENTS TM & (C) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY."