XWA-F 16: Clearing the Way For the ISD Intrepid

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2000-08-28
Last updated: 2003-09-10
Average rating 2.8
Reviews: 19
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 245
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



It sounds like it would be cool to pilot a VSD but it is actually very boring

CM Nova Discordia



Hahhahha, this mission was super fun, (very) slowly creeping towards other capital ships in my ISD, firing my laser at enemy ships. Really made me laugh out loud, so well worth a play-through of a chuckle or two!

CM LQC-75-3



Quite a fun battle, since instead of the usual Fighter craft we get to command, we're instead at the helm of a VSD! To me, this has a lot of potential IF it's done well. Battles of this class, however, aren't for everyone, and while I would MUCH rather remain in the cockpit of a T/F, I can't say I didn't enjoy the might of the Empire's VSD.

COL Phalk Sturm



Amazing. What did I just played? Commandeering a VSD is a life-changing experience. We need more of this! And with a proper deck and maneuvering this could become a complete different game I could play for days. Excellent mission. Do not miss it.

MAJ Wreckage



I thought this mission was great. Getting the chance to fly a Star Destroyer and wreck some Rebels was pretty awesome. It's not challenging, even on hard, but I didn't care. I was just pumped when I realized what I was flying.

AD Stryker



What on Earth did I just play? This was insanity, XWA isn't meant for capital ship combat! That said, the ability to fly a Victory Class Star Destroyer through a fleet battle just drilling into larger (or smaller) ships scratched an itch I didn't know I had. Solid 3/5 just for that, alone!

RA Genie



The concept is ...orgasmic. Ripping into a Calamari Cruiser like that feels amazing. The mission itself is not that great. At the hands of a better mission designer this concept can work really well. You should have been thrusted right in the thick of it and the Cap Ships should have been given clever paths instead of starfighter orders, but it is still an enjoyable mission as a one-off. Just to sit back and blast everything. You will spend the first few minutes of the mission, feeling like a kid outside a confectionery store without a way to get in. But once you are in... I even destroyed the turrets of one of the Cruisers. Felt so good. As other reviewers have mentioned, set your shield to max recharge and your lasers redirected to the engines (your turrets will still fire).

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



I wanted to grade it lower but ended up with a 3 eventually. I had a path from disliking to enjoying this mission eventually. Sadly I had to repeat it a few times as it was notorious for hanging up my game. It seems very random in what is going on as well. Sometimes enemy fleet focuses you down, sometimes not. Sometimes enemy ships collide with one another, blowing themselves up. It's quite an unique experience, yet not overly interesting one. Put max energy to shields, nothing to lasers, fly about and use turret focus on target key. What happens in the battle is pretty much out of your hands. And gods that first turn you have to make. A whole minute just for that!

HA Anahorn Dempsey



This missions makes me wanna extend the points scale all the way down to -10. And why does everything have starfighter orders when they're not starfighters?

MAJ Fox Malloy



First experience with Cap-Ships. It is an experience I never hope to replicate. Rating of "2" for novelty.

COL Rau Aznable



Definitely not an entertaining mission. You'll yawn a lot. Mission creators should try making cap ship missions with Gunships and Modified Corvettes.

SL Kitten-claw



This mission is best left alone.

LCM Kamahl



Fun, except I didn't get to really kill anything. :P

HA Ari



I didn't like it...the VSD is way too slow and it wouldn't hit a blasted thing. My opinion is - XWA was not meant for CapShip missions, unless you've got plenty of hyper-jumps to get you around.

MAJ Jaruus



The novelty of flyinga VSD wears off pretty quickly.

CM Boris



This mission is great. The only thing that did confuse me is how i sometimes shot at ships that were close and it did no damage. Other than that though I liked this mission.

GN Wil Striker



Nicely designed battle, but pretty slow paced considering your flying a VSD! But if you go for the smaller ships first, then the big boys you'll get more kills and keep the corvettes from stealing as many of your kills.

LT Kweeky



Fun Fun Fun Game! Heh, that mission was fun. Just a little tip for you people out there.... attack the smaller vessels first, they get destroyed in seconds and they rack up your points :P

LT Mynock



Pretty tite mission. KInd of a drawback to be flying a capital ship, so slow and all. Extremely easy.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 14,433 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-08-08

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 14,433 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-08-08
2 5,470 CM Shivor Dahr 2005-01-21
3 5,190 CM Vanguard88 2023-07-28
4 3,824 COL Osan'gar 2003-03-01
5 3,484 COL Drak 2003-03-17
6 3,050 COL Rau Aznable 2002-11-20
7 2,647 CM Dakar Romson 2003-04-05
8 2,362 CPT Kyral Retsam 2003-07-27
9 2,335 COL TK-7764 2002-12-14
10 1,976 CPT Alexander Anderson 2004-08-31

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 243 pilots a total of 243 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

CM Aaron Cremel - 2021-04-20

GN Abel Malik


LC Ace Hobbes

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AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus

CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-08-31

LCM Alhana Creed

CPT Alsdyr - 2003-10-30

HA Anahorn Dempsey

LCM Andre Parafonte

LT Andreev Anton

CM Andros Rok - 2003-06-22

COL Angel - 2003-08-13

CM Anthonius

COL Archangel - 2003-07-18

LC Archon

HA Ari

Autoris Maximus

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CM Banger

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LC Big Poppa K - 2004-07-23

CM Blade

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CM Boris

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LC Brandon - 2003-09-08

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MAJ Calvin Senzin

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SL Christopher White

LCM Chrome - 2014-06-06

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-11-23

MAJ Crix Talra

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COL Crsepe


GA Cyric


LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson - 2003-04-05

CPT Damarcus

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LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-10

COL Dark Angel


LC DarkHawk

AD Darksaber

Darth Vader - 2003-03-30

MAJ David - 2003-01-08

LC Dengar March

CM Devin Bron

VA Dolza - 2003-02-05

COL Drak - 2003-03-17

LC Drake Jensen

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar

LCM Dufar Jabar

COL E. Tarkin

CPT Egg'Foo

CM El Guapo - 2004-07-09

GN Elwood the Brave

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Enahropes Teriad Entar

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-08-06

CPT EXE - 2005-05-30

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SL Fondor

MAJ Fox Malloy - 2005-01-09

MAJ Frankie - 2003-04-29

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

COL Gallows

COL Garik Hizad

LC Gen Es'mith

RA Genie - 2020-09-08

AD Gidda

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VA Gord Darkonian

CM Grzmot

COL Gyssler

LC Gytheran - 2023-06-16

MAJ Hermann

LCM Hiram Tolwyn

FA Howlader - 2010-01-17

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman

CM Jagged Fell III - 2024-01-02

CM Jan Schneider

GN Jarek La’an - 2013-03-17

LC Jargon Grim

CPT Jarion Renalds - 2020-07-04

MAJ Jaruus

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista


MAJ JetMech - 2021-09-12

COL Joerg

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

SL Jonathan

MAJ Jonathan

COL Josh Popelka

CPT Julian Clary

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kakihara

LCM Kamahl

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

CPT Karrad Entar

SA Kawolski

LC Kayle Bayron - 2003-12-15

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2005-06-02

SL Ketan-Shej

Khameir Sarin

LT Kweeky

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2003-07-27

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-24

SL Linoge

CM Lirak Kalist

CPT Lito Rendal

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

LT M. v. Richthofen

COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-08-08

LC Mark - 2002-09-07

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

MAJ Mawy

Mayk Wolverine - 2002-12-24

CM Miackus

CM Michael K Starburst - 2004-06-09

LCM Mithrandir

CM Mycroft

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

CPT Neo Tarrick

SL Neoman

CM Nic Rety

CM Nicolas

LC Nile Rosenau

CM Nova Discordia - 2023-06-24

MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

CPT Optimus

COL Osan'gar - 2003-03-01

CPT Paco

Per-Aa Damar N`Eshathi

HA Pete Mitchell - 2002-12-19

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-25

LT Philledume

FA Pickled Yoda

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-04-23

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

COL Raith Sienar

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable - 2002-11-20

MAJ Raxis Krieger

LCM Razor

CPT Red Fox - 2002-11-18

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-09-24

CPT Ric Gravin

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Sabbath

COL Scoser

LC Sequoh Marden

COL Shae Kitane

CM Shivor Dahr - 2005-01-21

COL Sindar Naranek

GN Smitrock

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

VA Starrett - 2002-11-09

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-08

CPT Syntroth - 2022-01-30

LT Tail Vyast

LC Tethys

CM The_Z

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LC Thorn - 2003-03-01

LC Timbal

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107

COL TK-7764 - 2002-12-14

LCM TK-8148

LT Torak

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

MAJ Tuba - 2011-02-06

CPT Tvan'Oris


CM Vanguard88 - 2023-07-28

CM Varik Kassal - 2023-06-30

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-03-14

CPT Vladimir Corax

CPT Von Predator

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-05-29

MAJ Wreckage - 2021-03-28

CM Xanatos Screed

AD Xanos Goatham Zorrixor

LCM Zbyl

CM Zekk Thyne

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

LT Zev Zuggs - 2002-09-18

COL Zippy Hawk

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Title: Clearing the way for the ISD Intrepid
Missions: 1
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance (XWA)
Author: CMDR/CM Goatham/Fury/Avenger Wing II/SSD Avenger 

Installation Instructions: 

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.

- shiplist.txt - Place in the main XWA directory

Plotline - (Briefing also included due to XWA's poor ability to show custom briefings)

Clearing the way for the Intrepid:
Greetings pilot, I will make this brief...
The INT Zeus has pulled a Rebel Task Force out of hyper space, they are a large threat to the ISD Intrepid. Task Force Claw has been sent to attack, the ISD Intrepid will follow in once the Rebels are defeated and continue on its journey to Aurora.

You will fly the VSD gilded Claw. As Captain of the Claw, and of the Cruiser squadron, it is your job to command the battle. You must clear the way for safe journey of the ISD Intrepid. Use all avaliable force, and if all else fails open fire with your super laser!.
Good luck.


CMDR/CM Goatham/Fury/Avenger Wing II/SSD Avenger [TIE-BOP-XWA]
BSx3/PCx2/ISMx14/MoIx3/MoT-rh/MoT-gh/LoC-ISx12/MoC-1SoC-1GoC/CoS/CoB/LoA [KNGT] [XA-O]
DJK Goatham (Sith) / AED / Clan Naga Sadow,