TIE-TC 157: Operation Zupa

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 6
Release date: 2000-07-01
Last updated: 2009-03-22

COL Zorn Starn

Average rating 3.7
Reviews: 10
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 198

Battle Reviews

This was my first mission with the TIE Praetor and the second ever in the TIE Corps.

I really enjoyed how the first mission had you taking down a CR90 along with a few rebel fighters, all on your own (if you bothered to send your wingman home for extra points, at least) in a measly, standard TIE Fighter !

But more importantly, across its next five missions it was a nice showcase of the TIE Praetor's ludicrous power while keeping a modicum of challenge throughout, all with a simple if perfectly functional storyline that manages to tie in nicely with the gameplay experience.

Far too many fighters to take out, and the missions all seemed the same.

Do you enjoy battles with mission goals that make no sense? Does it give you a thrill to spend 45 minutes on a mission, just to have a Y-wing limp away at the end and automatically FAIL your primary goals? Hey, do you love having wave after endless wave of A-wings with advanced missles taking potshots at you? Well then you're in luck, because TC-TIE 157 provides all of that and oh so much more. No messy briefing maps to get in your way, and no bothersome plot to spoil the neverending waves of Rebel fighters that just keep coming back for more. And just when you think it can't get any "better", just sit back and watch the Rebels defy the laws of storage space by lauching over 100 fighters from only a pair of frigates. Guarenteed to result in multiple headaches, this is the type of battle that results in low participation during a competition because pilots run out of motivation to force themselves to fly.

A playable battle, but it's not even near the LA-level

This was an excellent battle. I thoroughly enjoyed flying the Praetor and wiping out the rebels was surprisingly more entertaining in this battle than in all the other 'kill the fleet' battles. The way each flight worked together and the experience of full squadron battle gave this baby a plus. I reccommend this to anyone. And its amazing that I got a high score....hehehe

A very good battle and absolute must to fly. Good balance between number of enemies and difficulty and its fun to fly with the full squadron (not taking into consideration the fact they steal some kills ;P)

Interesting to play, challenging, and above all, fun :P Good job.

Great battle! I enjoyed it. Excellent briefings, what you would expect a flight officer to say in the EH. I loved having allof Praetorian out and battling alonside all of them. You don't see that often, a full squadron to support you. I had fun and anything with the Tie Praetor is good in my book. Great job Starn.

One of the better battles to come out in awhille, no bugs, realistic Flight Groups. And the three Praetorian Squadron Flights actually work well together. Rarely is actual team work seen in a TIE Battle. And above all else you get to use the TIE Praetor !!! My hats off to Commander Starn for making an excellent TIE Battle, and for making it an realictic Battle. Unlike those where its you vs world. It does not have map breifings, but I liked the way it was explained for why there was none. Take this old Pratorian's advice, drop what your doing and go fly this battle.

Pretty good Battle the only let down is its a bit to easy

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 357,278 VA Oldham
Mission 1: 29,455 CM Leonid DeBastide
Mission 2: 72,775 VA Oldham
Mission 3: 66,287 VA Oldham
Mission 4: 110,733 VA Oldham
Mission 5: 127,689 CM Leonid DeBastide
Mission 6: 37,260 VA Oldham

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 188,039 CM Benji Tandor 2023-01-12
2 171,625 LC Dolsar Saris 2004-10-25
3 98,335 FA Giovanni Palermo 2009-07-30
4 97,852 MAJ Deleted Member 2003-08-13
5 76,725 CM Fahrer 2005-03-22
6 66,522 VA Kane Reese 2002-12-31
7 64,697 LCM Wilq Fastclaw 2003-12-18
8 64,127 LC Iceman 2003-10-29
9 52,649 GN Abel Malik 2005-02-06
10 17,615 GN Dax Corrin 2005-02-12

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 187 pilots a total of 195 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2005-02-06

COL Absolut Vodka


LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski

CPT Ahkliat

CPT Akhil Thantos

LT Alex Rydi

MAJ Algaron Xerves

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2021-08-23

LT Andreev Anton

COL Angel - 2004-05-31

MAJ Arathar

CM Arcadius Calidus

LC Ardeth Mordor

AD Arthak Rhade

CM Arti

CPT Atmos Myremod - 2003-09-05

CPT Avantar

LT Axis Rivkahson

CM Ayudanter de la Clars

LC Azazel

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-01-12

LT Bester

MAJ Black Revenge

LC Brandon

CPT Bret K'thraz

GN Brian

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar - 2005-02-27

LT Callousness

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

LCM Carl Starr

COL Chei-Ras

SA Compton

GN Coranel Both - 2016-06-30

MAJ CrazyR2

COL CrimsonFury

LC Curtis

MAJ Dae Cam


SL Darkin Lore

CPT Darkstar

CPT Darkstar

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin - 2005-02-12

LCM Deathangel

MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-08-13

LC Delplancq

CPT Demon Yoda

COL Den Darkhill

CPT Derek Dan

LCM Derf

LT Dev Fortuna

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader - 2005-03-14

LC Dolsar Saris - 2004-10-25

LT Donald Reising

COL Dras Hempor

CM Dulcatos - 2005-04-09

LT Duncan Solaris IV

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2014-01-06

CM Fahrer - 2005-03-22

LCM Falcone

CPT Firzam Coldsteel

CPT Fishbone

SL Fondor

CM Freedon Nad

COL Gallows

LC Gen Es'mith

AD Gidda

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2009-07-30

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-07-01

COL Gyssler - 2003-09-22

LCM Hadrian von Astaan

AD Hav Antiel - 2017-09-09

LCM Herman

MAJ Hermann - 2005-04-15

LT Horus Taalon

LCM Hubert - 2003-02-02

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman - 2003-10-29

COL Ixion Deathbringer

VA Jan Wemmel

MAJ Jaruus

LCM Jatz Crakker

LT Josef Es'mith

LT Joshua Es'mith

CPT Julian Clary

COL Justin

LCM Kadath L'Hoon

VA Kane Reese - 2002-12-31

LCM Kataka

SA Kawolski

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-05-21

LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-01-04

COL Kermee

FA Khadgar

LC Kodiak Kereban - 2005-05-29

CM Leonid DeBastide

LC Linkan

MAJ Lohr Zadash

COL Loor - 2003-03-13

LCM MadDog


FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

GN Mark Schueler - 2017-06-07

CPT Mark Stephenson

MAJ Mawy

CPT Merlin

CM Miackus

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys

COL Moagim Daar

CM Nashaa KamBuel

CM Nic Rety

COL Nightmare - 2003-04-16

CPT Ninj Prefect


VA Oldham

LCM Pain_then_Death

FA Pellaeon

LT Pesk Vri'syk

HA Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm

FA Pickled Yoda - 2005-01-15

HA Plif - 2015-06-26

CPT Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen

LT Raven Arestar

AD Reaper

MAJ RedTaz

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

CPT Roger

CM Rue Sokky

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath

GN Sasquatch

COL Sauron

LC Savageaz - 2003-08-25

COL Scoser

CM Sergeyli - 2009-02-26

COL Shae Kitane

MAJ Shakur

COL Shups

GN Sickman

FA StarLion

CM Steve Sunrider

HA Striker

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2024-03-10

CM Thomas Solo

LC Tiger

LC Timbal

CM TK-9780

Tomaas Banys

COL Torres

AD Troutrooper

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

LCM Vbehrends

FA Viper Pred

CPT Von Predator - 2004-11-10

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

CM William Flechette

LCM Wilq Fastclaw - 2003-12-18

COL Wolly

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-07-15

COL Woobee

COL Wysseri Arestar

AD Xanos Goatham Zorrixor

FA Xavier Sienar

CM Yabbo Wagyx

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-28

COL Zippy Hawk

LCM Zodiak

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Title:  Operation Zupa
Missions : 6 missions in this battle
This battles was created for Tie Fighter
This battle was created by:
	FM/CM Zorn Starn/Praetorian 3-3/DGN Lichtor V 
            BS/PCx5/ISMx9/CoL/OV [IMPR]

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter
* TIE Praetor

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter installed
2] Download the TIE Praetor patch from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the TIE Praetor 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 TIE95 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 TIE Praetor patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer


Battle Description:
	Intelligence has learned of a spy among us and plans to put him to use.  Some hints were dropped 
to him about a secret research facility located in the Woan Nebula.  The facility is supposed to be working 
on a starfighter cloaking device, but is actually just a decoy.
 	The Zupa is the "research" facility that is the bait.  The quarry is the New Republic's newly 
commissioned Eighth Fleet.  Praetorian's mission is to destroy that fleet.

Good luck,

FM/CM Zorn Starn/Praetorian 3-3/DGN Lichtor V