TIE-TC 39: Up and at Em!

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 1996-04-14
Last updated: 2009-03-22
Creator

Jordan

Average rating: 3.7
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 251
Medal of the V-Wing
Battle Medal:
Medal of the V-Wing

Battle Reviews

FA Turtle Jerrar

4

2022-06-20

Good battle four mission battle! This one was enjoyable from both a plot and gameplay perspective. The briefings are well structured, with some interesting animations that I don't recall seeing before. There is plenty of background information available from the Flight Officer and/or README. In the gameplay, there is an assortment of different mission types. Incorporation of the V-Wing made playing the battle a different experience, whether you were fighting them using Imperial ships, or flying using one in the later missions. On hard difficulty, it definitely takes some work to clear out the enemy fighters. Overall well done!


CPT TheBlackxRanger

4

2021-08-27

i really liked this battle, mainly because of the inclusion of the v-wing which reminds me of the days from rogue squadron. The missions were really thought out and i enjoyed the dialogue which really filled the immersion aspect for me


LC SkyShadow

3

2020-06-30

A simple four mission battle based around the plot of discovering a new breed of star-fighter.
The mission briefings and officer text are well written and progress the story well.
The in mission communications are excellent though, and well worth paying attention to when flying the mission.
The campaign starts with a simple patrol that soon sees the story line escalate into a hunt for a secretive new fighter craft.
I found the missions to be lacking, they were very easy to complete and very to the point. Sadly, this lead me to feel like the battle was flat and missing something.


LC Alejandro Araujo

4

2019-09-27

Well, the use of the V-Wing was a nice touch. We usually get stories of new imperial tech being robbed by the rebels, it is fun to see inverted roles for a change. On the technical department the mission is 100% flyable so no complains there at all. Mission design was decent, ofc it can be improved a bit but overall I liked it. As for the dialog I loved how it is handled between pilots. Developing characters is a wonderful way to get players into the storyline and should be further explored, could use some work on developing the interaction with the briefing officer's questions tho. The gameplay itself is decent although it tends to fall a bit into the endless dogfight for a moment...which is good for HS but when you want to process the battle as quick as possible, becomes somewhat tiresome. Overall, 4/5


LC Rando

4

2019-08-27

Good battle with some minor flaws. The briefings are well made and the missions serve their purpose well. The gameplay is generally good, but the missions themselves have some oddities. A couple minor bugs here and there, and some ugly goal string formatting, but fully playable. Scoring is somewhat easy, but takes some investment of time due to an above-average amount of fighters to destroy, while also contending with the usual issues that arise from the AI habits in the game engine. The primary objectives are easy enough, though. The V-Wing is an interesting craft to fly, it definitely has a unique feel compared to stock Imperial and Rebel fighters that would normally be flown in these games. There's plenty of dogfighting versus the craft to showcase both how it handles from a player perspective, and as an enemy combatant. If a standard craft were flown instead, this would be a firmly average, but overall it stands out as one of the more unique battles so far.


HA Ender mBind

4

2004-11-13

When I was doing Project Shield part of the work was removing unneeded and/or outdated patches, but TIE-TC#39 came with one I had never seen before: the V-Wing. As the battle was released in 1996, that made it the earliest reference to this craft ever. However, the patch had been disabled by an earlier TAC project (Probably because it only worked on the TIECD version and had only very limited changes to the craft it replaced) so I removed it from the battle and stored it for future reference. A year later I completed the V-Wing OPT (and cockpits) and rebuilt the patch for both TIECD and TIE95 using the original stats by Micck Emrys (almost, i removed the standard shields and hyperdrive.) so I wanted to re-enable the patch in TIE-TC#39 (by just hanging the craft type really.) It was then that I actually first laid eyes on the battle - and was shocked to see how much had changed in missioncreation since 1996: It had virtually no radiomessages, waypoints or briefings and even still included parts of text from the original TIE Fighter mission it was based upon. At this point I asked permission from the Tactical Office to upgrade the battle completely to current standards while re-adding the patch. About every aspect was changed to get better results in TIE - however great care was taken to retain the same atmosphere as the original version had.


MAJ Dodger

3

2000-04-09

A balanced battle.


Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 276,851 CPT Night Grue
Mission 1: 108,280 CPT Night Grue
Mission 2: 64,518 LC Rando 2019-08-27
Mission 3: 73,541 MAJ Mauser 2015-06-29
Mission 4: 71,807 LC Tempest

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 239,743 LC Rando 2019-08-27
2 203,310 AD Apophis Kuma 2003-01-20
3 196,127 FA Turtle Jerrar 2022-06-20
4 194,868 LC Tempest 2012-08-19
5 176,222 COL Drak 2004-12-16
6 175,324 LCM Marlin 2005-05-14
7 162,990 MAJ Mauser 2015-06-30
8 148,856 CPT SL8c8 2019-09-08
9 146,929 AD Gidda 2002-11-27
10 144,626 LC Alejandro Araujo 2019-09-26

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 233 pilots a total of 248 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-12-13

MAJ Ace

CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski

CM Agace

CPT Ahkliat

SL Airamags - 2003-10-20

MAJ Aldaric - 2018-06-12

LC Alec Qarni

LC Alejandro Araujo - 2 times, last on 2020-04-07

LCM Alexandr III Biges

CPT Alexi Stukov - 2004-09-04

LC Ambar Kilick - 2005-01-19

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2021-05-14

CPT andr3 - 2021-08-16

LT Andreev Anton

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel

CM Anthony Starr - 2005-05-15

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-01-20

COL Archangel - 2005-01-01

LC Ardeth Mordor

CM Armagon - 2003-12-09

CM Arti

COL Astin

CPT Atmos Myremod - 2003-08-28

CPT Avantar

CM Ayudanter de la Clars

LC Azazel

CPT Badlan

CM Banger

COL Bilbo

CM Blade

LC Brandon

LCM Brian Klem

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar - 2004-07-13

COL Callista

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

COL Chei-Ras

LCM Chris

LCM Clarg Zethman - 2005-04-12

SA Compton

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-12-16

GN Coranel Both

SL Corran Horn

COL CrimsonFury - 2005-01-26

LC Curtis

LC Daisuke Airyu

HA Daniel Bonini

LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Darksaber

CPT Darkstar

CPT Darky

Darth Vader

CPT Dave Darklighter

GN Dax Corrin - 2005-02-03

CPT Death Angel - 2003-01-08

MAJ Deleted Member - 2020-09-16

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader - 2004-07-09

MAJ Dodger

GN Doyon

COL Drak - 2004-12-16

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2002-11-29

DrDiablo

COL Duncan Idaho

LT Duncan Stromguard-Walrafen

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2014-05-23

COL EmpReach

AD Eric O'Flynn

MAJ Eugene

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2005-02-03

CPT EXE

CPT Fox

MAJ Fox

LC Frey Gallandro - 2003-02-18

MAJ Fritz Von Stukart - 2004-06-20

HA Frodo March - 2002-11-16

LC Gen Es'mith

AD Gidda - 2002-11-27

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-28

VA Gord Darkonian

LCM Gruckn Rahn

COL Gyssler

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2018-06-04

MAJ Hermann

MAJ Hev Randrowan

SL Hirikka

LCM Hubert - 2003-01-18

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman - 2002-11-23

AD Impulse

VA Indaro Gallia

Jakar

CM Jamiek

GN Jarek La’an - 2021-02-20

MAJ Jaron Kai - 2002-12-11

CPT Jay Urick

HA Jedgar O. Paladin

Jordan

CM Jordan

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

CPT Kaneda Pellail

CPT KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-01-17

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-05-17

VA Keldorn Cochrane

LC Kenath Zoron

FA Khadgar - 2003-02-02

LCM Kit Juno - 2002-08-10

LC Kodiak Kereban - 2003-03-01

CPT Kyle Fardreamer

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan

VA Locke Setzer - 2003-07-26

CPT Mace

MAJ Mairin Astoris

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

GN Mark Schueler - 2013-10-12

CPT Mark Stephenson

LCM Marlin - 2005-05-14

GN Master - 2004-12-15

MAJ Mauser - 2015-06-30

LC Maverick

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys

LCM Mike LeRoy

COL Moagim Daar - 2004-12-08

LC Murleen

COL Nav'ric Trow

LCM Nico Avenger - 2003-10-23

CPT Night Grue

COL NiksaVel

CPT Ninj Prefect - 2005-02-17

CPT ObiVader

LCM Pain_then_Death

CPT Panaka

FA Pellaeon

GN Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2018-06-07

COL Phalk Sturm

COL Phantom

CM Phantom

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2019-09-26

HA Plif - 2014-11-09

MAJ Ponda Jarret - 2003-01-05

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

LCM Puma Oblivion

CPT Quicksilver

LC Quincy Nelson

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 3 times, last on 2020-09-19

AD Ranthier Khaen

LT Raven Arestar

LCM Razor

AD Reaper

COL Renegade

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

CM Richthofen

CPT Rogue - 2003-10-30

LCM Ryan Neale

CPT S 4patas - 2004-07-18

CPT Saadam

LC Saeul Trigue

LC Savageaz - 2003-04-03

COL Scoser

CM Scud

CM Serin Jansj - 2005-03-13

LCM Sev'rance Tann - 2003-10-31

COL Shae Kitane

LCM Shark

LC Shark

FA Shotgun

LCM Sint Seelasi

LC SkyShadow - 2020-06-30

CPT SL8c8 - 2019-09-08

FA StarLion

LT Streck Dara

HA Striker

COL Styles

LC Tempest - 2 times, last on 2012-08-19

LC Thaas Pobyn

CPT TheBlackxRanger - 2021-08-27

CPT Tiamat

LC Tissaya Argat

MAJ Titus - 2003-02-13

CPT TK-6686 - 2005-02-13

CM TK-9780 - 2005-04-30

Tomaas Banys

COL Torres

COL Triji Boliv - 2022-05-14

AD Troutrooper

LC Turr Phennir

FA Turtle Jerrar - 2022-06-20

CPT Tvan'Oris

MAJ Tycho Atreides

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2 times, last on 2019-09-02

COL Undo

LCM Uriel K'rrden

MAJ Valic

LCM Vance Blackguard - 2003-10-28

LT Vapester

CPT Vertigo

SL Vexan

CPT Viper - 2002-12-27

FA Viper Pred

CPT Von Predator - 2004-10-31

FA Von Reinthaler - 2003-11-16

CPT Wap Eal - 2003-01-23

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

LCM Wilq Fastclaw

COL Wolly

CM Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-08-15

COL Wysseri Arestar

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-19

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

LC Zulaan Eronaile

COL Zystem Fryar

Tie Fighter (SP) Battle

Title:		 Wing IX: Up and At Em'
Missions:	 4
Medal:		 Medal of the V-Wing
Author:		 CMDR/BG Jordan/Flayer-I/ISD Subjugator
		 (unk.)
Game Platform:	 Tie Fighter (+V-W)

Release Date:    4/14/1996
Version:	 1.0 (TIE)
Release Date:    2nd Oct 2004
Version:	 2.0 (TIE)
Ships:           TIE Bomber, Assault Gunboat, V-Wing
Difficulty:      Tricky.

THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.
ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.



Required patches
----------------
* EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter
* V-Wing


Installation instructions
--------------------------
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter installed
2] Download the V-Wing patch from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the V-Wing patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer
4] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
5] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
6] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle
8] Uninstall the V-Wing patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer



Story Line
----------

Mission 1: 
After a major power surge, many of the ISDII Relentless' critical systems have gone offline. This 
places the ISDII Relentless in a very bad position so the M/FRG Fogger is on its way to repair it. 
You are to protect both the ISDII Relentless and the M/FRG Fogger during this operation.
In other news, we have gained information that Rebels have made an advanced, spacegoing, version of 
their V-Wing airspeeders. Be on the lookout for any of these.

Mission 2: 
As Intel had suspected, the new V-Wing version was used in the assault on the ISDII Relentless. This 
new craft looks just like the old V-Wing, and our scanners will pick it up as such. They have new 
"V-class" engines, and are also shielded. Be alerted!
The Science Office would very much like to take a closer look at these new craft, so you are to scout 
the sector for any rebel V-wings, and if any are encountered, to capture them. Especially the 
Infiltrator Wing could do very well using them.


Mission 3: 
Tracing the hyperspace lines of the Rebels in the previous mission, we think we have located the source
of the recent rebel incursions: A Rebel Dreadnaught hiding in a small asteroid field near by. This 
Dreadnaught Master and its two escorting Carrack Cruisers from flightgroup Disser must be destroyed.
Using standard V-Wings, the Science Office has been able to whip up some of these new V-Wings and this 
assault would be a good chance to  check them out. In case these protypes fail in some way we have M
issile Boats and TIE Advanced  flying along.


Mission 4:
The Science Office research on the V-Wings is complete. While still not particulary well armed, it is 
quite fast and well protected. However the shield generator and hyperdrive are both quite complicated 
and expensive. We suspect that the production version will lack these features.
It also appears that they have an extremely long range hyperdrive, and we have decided to make good 
use of this unexpected ability. Using this special hyperdrive, you will attack a rebel training 
platform deep inside New Republic space, and completely destroy it.

NOTE 
-------------------
You need TIECD/95 (or at least all the ships involved there) AND the V-W for TIE. 

High Scores at re-release:
--------------------------
Total    276,851    CPT Night Grue 
Mission 1    108,280    CPT Night Grue 
Mission 2    62,511    SL Corran Horn 
Mission 3    63,792    CPT Night Grue 
Mission 4    55,593    MAJ Eugene 

IMPORTANT! VARIOUS ORDER TARGETS WERE LINKED USING BHE - EDITTING THE FLIGHTGROUPS IN 
ANY WAY WITH TFW WILL UNLINK THESE TARGETS AND CREATE BUGS! (CRAFT WILL ATTACK OWN SIDE)
AFTER BUGFIXING USE THE BHE TIE MISSIONS MODULE TO LINK ORDERS AGAIN. (FROM 1 TO 0)

Other Information
-----------------
When I was doing Project Shield part of the work was removing unneeded and/or outdated patches,
but TIE-TC#39 came with one I had never seen before: the V-Wing. As the battle was released in 1996,
that made it the earliest reference to this craft ever. However, the patch had been disabled
by an earlier TAC project (Probably because it only worked on the TIECD version and had only very 
limited changes to the craft it replaced) so I removed it from the battle and stored it for future 
reference.

A year later I completed the V-Wing OPT (and cockpits) and rebuilt the patch for both TIECD and TIE95
using the original stats by Micck Emrys (almost, i removed the standard shields and hyperdrive.) so 
I wanted to re-enable the patch in TIE-TC#39 (by just changing the craft type really.)

It was then that I actually first laid eyes on the battle - and was shocked to see how much had changed
in missioncreation since 1996: It had virtually no radiomessages, waypoints or briefings and even still 
included parts of text from the original TIE Fighter mission it was based upon.

At this point I asked permission from the Tactical Office to upgrade the battle completely to
current standards while re-adding the patch. About every aspect was changed to get better results 
in TIE - however great care was taken to retain the same atmosphere as the original version had.


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