BoP-IW 4: Rion's Shadow Campaign: Seeds of Corruption

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 5
Release date: 2000-06-19
Last updated: 2009-02-28

HA Striker

Average rating: 2
Reviews: 5
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 81
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for BoP

  • Battle Medal:
    Bronze Infiltration Crescent

    Battle Reviews

    RA Genie



    There are some gems hidden in this battle, and yet some parts feel not so grat. It's always a joy to get behind the wheel of an X-Wing or a B-Wing etc. In mission 3, go and attack the two Calamaris in the far distance :D

    COL Phalk Sturm



    An average, yet flyable battle. The missions are quite simple, either dogfight or capship bombing. Overall it is worth some 5 FCHG, but there are better ones out there to be played. However, it is an easy, straightforward battle with a decent plotline, so if you ran out of missions to fly, you can consider this one. Word of advice, B-Ws versus T/As with missiles is going to be painfully difficult. Watch what you are bombing in order to avoid unpleasant encounters.

    CM TK-9780



    In the encyclopedia under ‘Catastrophic Disaster’ it reads see this battle.

    SL Kitten-claw



    Not brilliant but has some nice touches , so It's worth a look

    LC Linkan



    I really hated those execution squads that popped out of nowhere to kill you once you've disobeyed an order. Other than that, this was a pretty easy battle.

    Battle Bug Reports

    GN Dunta Polo


    Mission 2: B-Wing Shadow have no orders after disabling the Rebel platform, causing them to return to the Warspite when there are still enemies flying around.

    Mission 3: FRT Loother is referred to as FRG Loother in the objectives list.

    Mission 4: M/FRG Ka'tal and INT Vernichtung collide at the end of their first waypoint. CRS Glory and CRL Liberty's first waypoint puts them on a collision course with the IW cruiser Warspite.

    Mission 5: M/FRG Ka'tal attacks the Rion craft and base immediately, rendering the plot point of disguising with Rebel IFF (and the initial in-flight messages) pointless.

    High Scores

    Battle Total: 330,730 COL Brucmack
    Mission 1: 64,300 COL Brucmack
    Mission 2: 61,270 COL Brucmack
    Mission 3: 89,940 CPT Mace
    Mission 4: 63,700 COL Brucmack
    Mission 5: 57,040 COL Brucmack

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 97,618 LT Starithm 2019-01-12
    2 97,537 COL Phantom 2003-05-24
    3 89,012 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-09-26
    4 81,951 CM Michael K Starburst 2003-10-24
    5 79,338 LC Savageaz 2003-10-24
    6 79,041 MAJ Zhaim Jifarr 2002-08-12
    7 78,256 GN Wil Striker 2003-01-05
    8 76,649 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-04-02
    9 74,943 COL Drak 2003-01-15
    10 74,868 CM Duken 2003-12-05

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 77 pilots a total of 80 times.

    Title               : Seeds of Corruption (Rion's Shadow Campaign Tour of Duty #2)
    Author              : COL Striker (#420)
    Platform            : X-wing vs. TIE Fighter: Balance of Power
    Number of missions  : 5
    Medal               : Bronze Infiltration Crescent
    Required patches
    * EH Ship Patch for BoP
    Installation instructions
    1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for BoP installed
    2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
    3] Check the Misc folder in your BoP one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
    4] Press the Balance of Power button on the EHBL to start the game
    5] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
    Mission 1 - Finding the Rebs
    As you know, the second phase of our operations in the Rion system is about to begin! The goal is to 
    cut the Rebels lines of communications and supplies route, and in the process, inflicting maximal 
    casualties on them. 
    Many Rebels convoy have been tracked to these 4 docking facility in the Rion sector by Imperial 
    Intelligence, but we ignore on which the rebels are based on. FA Darkov has ordered that this depot 
    must be captured...  So you are to go out and identify every platform.
    You'll be leading leading White Squadron Flight 1. The Rebels were relying on secrecy to keep that 
    station from attack, so they shouldn't have a lot of defensive forces. But they may call for more. If 
    they don't have a lot of ships at their bases, that's probably because they keep them in reserve...
    Whatever you do, DO NOT fire on the platforms! We don't need problems with them for now. But don't 
    worry, we'll take of them later...
    Mission 2 - Stealing from the Rebs
    First of all, defend the Warspite!!! Secondly, you have to assist in any way you can for the disabling 
    of the Rebel platform and make sure the the freighter captures the Rebel supplies...
    The Frigate and the Carrack cruiser are already firing on the Warspite...
    Also, the rebs have been launching fighters to interfer with our operations.
    Mission 3 - Rebel reinforcements
    The DREAD is right in the way of the Freighter... You MUST blow it up or we will lose these valuable 
    supplies! Also, with the Rebels reinforcements, we can't hold to the platform, so we will have to blow 
    it up. We can't let the Rebels recapturie that starbase! 
    Surprisingly, the Rebel capital ships have only launched a few starfighters. Their cruisers are too 
    far away to be of any help, so these fighters will be your primary concern once the Dreadnaught is 
    space debris...
    Mission 4 - Imperial reinforcements
    Wipe out the enemy! Simple, isn't it? Just be cautious about the Warspite, her shields generators are 
    still down and the Interdictor is likely to receive the blunt of their attack as they probably want to
    have a back door... Because they'll need it!!!
    You'll fly in Knight squadron's X-wings and be carrying a double load of advanced torps. They launched
    every fighter they have readied, as we did... Concentrate on eliminating their starfighters, the big 
    boys are able to take care of themselves...
    Mission 5 - Destroy the Confederation Starport
    Your orders are to wipe out the small outpost... There is a small Rionese Fleet to take care of too... 
    As you know, we don't have a lot of ressources to commit to that mission, so we'll mainly gamble on 
    the surprise effect to win that one... You will using Rebel transponder code for that mission, as will
    the Ka'Tal. Wait for her orders to attack before firing any shots. Timing will be crucial in this 
    You'll be leading Panther squadron's Y-wings in this mission. You craft was modified to carry a double 
    load of heavy space bombs. 
    This is a second line position, more of a supply station than anything else. Expect some fighters 
    to cover the attack and the ships in the area will likely assist in the defense of the platform.