XWA-TC 9: Defection of Kusanagi

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2000-08-28
Last updated: 2009-08-07
Average rating 3.2
Reviews: 27
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 554
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

The story was a bit weak but it was there and the battles gave some fun

I would have liked this one if not for the bug in mission 2. After a few attempts, I was very glad someone detailed how to bypass the bug in 'bug reports'. Otherwise, it was simple but fun. Straightforward but reasonable plot, and fun missions though without substantial originality.

This is a boring battle. Not much happening. Flying that ship is essentially very similar to the gunboat. There are much more interesting battles. So nothing to see. Move on and play something else.

this was a fairly standard battle, defend some atrs, shoot down and defend from starfighters. all leading up to destroying a fleet and the enemies flagship, no issues flying this one. AI helps out big

I played on Easy with cheats. While I don't think this was the worst battle ever, it does have some glaring issues. First off, the ATR bug in Mission 2 meant that I had to fly a very simple mission about 5 times before I could win, because the ATRs kept blowing up mission objectives. Also, the final 2 battles are basically carbon copies of each other. Other than that, this was acceptable.

This battle is not very original. The idea seemed promising but flying the Toscan is a nightmare. Besides, after the last mission you just have a good you killed 'em all message, like if the creator had ran out of ideas, time or left the boiler on. Somehow a bit disappointing. A regular battle and short to fly, only if you want to suffer and ache inside the Toscan Turtle.

This was a solid battle. No major issues with playthrough. The first mission was the most complex with some waiting around and protecting friendly cap ships. The rest was a bit of jump-in-and-destroy-everything, with the exception of the challenge of keeping the ATRs from destroying the T/As and T/Is in Mission 2.

That's a fairly well made battle! I tend to agree with previous comments that the story seemst to end a little abruptly. Perhaps a cliffhanger to be continued on another battle. Technically this battle is made in really decent fashion. The major issue I've had with this is that it is possible to nuke down both cruisers in mission four, especially if you make use of your juicy ions and stop them from escaping. After that you can take all the time in the world. This is bad for plot as the CRS does appear in the final mission again. The last two missions were pretty much the same too. Anyhow it was a fun one to fly and a solid 4 in my opinion!

Not a big fan. The missions were simple and clear enough, and I appreciated that things were reasonably fast with little waiting. I just had major issues with the story. The first two missions started off very promising, and then the story basically stops and you do random free missions. It's too bad, because there was potential. But as is? Pretty disappointing.

Well, the storyline was .... thin to say the least. The missions themself were well made and really challenging. If you try to get them finished on hard, be prepared to throw your PC out of the window pretty soon. All in all the battle was fun to fly. That's why I'd give it a 3.5 rounded down to 3.

With a good storyline and countermeasures, this could have been a great battle. But, it was a little disheartening getting continuously blown up in the slowest fighter ever, by missiles that I could barely counter. Other than that, the battles were pretty nicely made. The other bad part was the storyline. Ouch. I couldn't follow anything that happened. This probably would have been better as 5 free missions instead of a battle, because the missions are completely unrelated.

Its a good battle but the storyline can be better.

Wow. This is THE most challenging mission set I have ever flown. If anyone in this organisation can complete every one of these missions on hard, they deserve a bigger medal :) Excellent missions, but not having countermeasures on a recon craft (like you said the Toscan was) is nuts.

If I would be perfectlly honest, the third mission sucks :/

Mediocore. The mission leaves you hanging and by the last mission, I'de forgotten who Kusangi was. And it boggles the mind why he/she (can't remember) would dump (let's call Kusangi "it") it's entire complement of TIEs. Then, you got to fly in the worst craft in the SW universe and constantly dodge missiles while flying pointless missions. And worst of all, IT'S THE RELENTLESS! AGH! It's the single most over used Star Destroyer in the EH!

Pretty good battle. Storyline had great ideas, but needed to be developed a little more. Lots of shoot-em-up segments, and that's always a plus! GOOD use of the Toscan Fighter! Looking forward to a follow up!

Well, outside of the TO Comp, the battle itself is rather standard....

nice Battle! (original not?)

Flying in Toscan Fighters was a nice change of pace, but it got a little old after a while. Overall, though, this was a very good mission.

The storyline seems to "drift away" after mission one ... it's hard to explain. But a healthy dose of storyline MIGHT have helped me to figure out just what the heck I was doing in a stupid Toscan Fighter during missions 2 and 3. Does the Training Office often stick new cadets into a Toscan Fighter and laugh as they are destroyed? I can see the conversation now : "Yeah, I've got a great idea. We're gonna stick these cadets into the bulkiest, slowest fighter we can possible find. Then we're going to refuse to give them countermeasures, so we can sit back and laugh as every stupid missile within 20 clicks homes in and blows them away." Yeah. It sounds really entertaining until YOU are the poor sap in the Toscan fighter, wondering WHY the Empire refused to give you countermeasures today. If this sounds appealing to you, then by all means, play this battle.

A few bugs, but the main problem is the stupid Toscan fighter! The T/Ds at the end almost make up for it, but missions 2 and 3.... Any craft where you have to manually change your laser convergence distance has got to be some POS that is embarrassing to fly.

Hehe , I made the last 2 missions easier as a reward for flying the icky Toscans so much >=P

Yay Relentless!

Well , good storyline but I would prefer to grill those traitor , hehe . Anyways good battle , good storyline and the only thing is some missions are a bit too easy to beat .

I *hate* Toscan Fighters. or anything that resembles or is a rebel craft, for that matter. =p

New XWA battles are always fun, but this one Rules! I recommend that all XWA enthusiasts give this one a fly.

Well-structured, well-plotted, well-paced, well-designed battle. Infact, just about everything else prefixed by "well-". Apart from "well-crap" that is. Because it isn't. And because that wouldn't be proper English. No, it just wouldn't. What was I saying again? Oh yes, play this battle. Play it, and love it.

Battle Bug Reports

LC Solohan50


The ATRs that board the T/As will attack the T/Is, and vice versa, after boarding their targets. You have to stagger when you disable the 3 T/As and 3 T/Is, letting the T/Is get boarded and then letting the T/As get board, otherwise the ATRs are too close together and blow up the other ships.

LT Chris Pape


Mission 2, the Assault transports collide with the ties even with me turning collisions off and the fighters get destroyed causing the mission to fail.

High Scores

Battle Total: 40,685 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 4,553 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-09-20
Mission 2: 6,275 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-09-20
Mission 3: 8,436 COL Deimos
Mission 4: 13,193 COL Deimos
Mission 5: 8,843 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 35,208 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-09-20
2 19,066 AD Gidda 2002-11-17
3 18,667 MAJ Neko Nuwen 2003-05-16
4 17,974 LCM Josef Hassan 2004-11-26
5 17,773 LT Eifel 2004-11-04
6 16,642 CM Cabbel 2002-09-08
7 16,287 CM Gistenjunge 2002-11-16
8 15,867 CM Michal Herok 2003-04-28
9 15,206 LT Dav Aosiz 2009-08-17
10 15,079 MAJ Artyis 2002-10-28

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 538 pilots a total of 551 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

CM A. G. Snijglau - 2002-12-23

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

MAJ Ace Fighter - 2003-09-25

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

LT Aegnor Sindar

COL Aeishline Strathaven

MAJ Aeolus

MAJ Aidan Pryde - 2005-02-27

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo

CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-08-31

CPT Alexander Shrike

CPT Alexi Stukov - 2002-09-11

LCM Alhana Creed

CPT Alimet - 2003-02-08

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 6 times, last on 2021-04-29

LC andr3 - 2021-10-13

LCM Andre Parafonte

CM Andrelious J. Inahj

LCM Andrey Ivanovich

COL Andrijas - 2003-10-26

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2002-12-20

CPT Angel Love Saris

CM Anthonius

AD Apophis Kuma

COL Archangel - 2003-05-24

LC Archon

CPT Ard Royber - 2009-05-19

CM Aresis Lothorekith - 2003-02-06

LCM Aris Haben

CM Armagon - 2002-08-20

COL Arso Slyth

AD Arthak Rhade

LT Artranias Nephlas

LCM Artur Knight

MAJ Artyis - 2002-10-28


LT Athen

CM Atican

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

MAJ Aven Kronn

CM Ayudanter de la Clars

LC Azazel

CM Banger

LCM Beignet - 2003-10-24

LT Ben Holland

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2002-11-21

LCM Big Daddy - 2002-12-26

LC Big Poppa K - 2005-01-24

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-17

LCM Black Crusader

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LT Blitz Degal

MAJ Bobxavi

LT Bombaj

CM Bonzo - 2002-08-12

LCM BoroKnight

MAJ Brad Tack

VA Brakka

MAJ Brat Stone

CM Brenn Tantor

LC Brin Chaser - 2003-10-05

COL Brucmack

LCM Brunon von Doom - 2003-04-15

COL BubbaX

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-08

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

LCM Carl Starr

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-16


Charles Spencer

LCM Chief

LC Choosh - 2002-11-26

LC Chris Cox - 2003-01-06

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Claus Shteiner

LCM Coblentz

LT Cole Archer - 2004-06-13

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-11

FA Conker Blackwood

GN Coranel Both

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-11

CPT Crix Madine

MAJ Crix Talra

CPT Crovax

COL Crsepe


LC Curtis

LCM CyberShadow

GA Cyric

MAJ Dae Cam


LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

LT Damon Spears - 2002-12-23

CPT Dan Jenkins

HA Daniel Bonini

LC Daniel Kamprath

MAJ Daniel Klivian

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-18

COL Dark Angel

LT Dark Zealot


LC DarkHawk

RA Darklord

AD Darksaber

CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-09-18

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar

LCM Daurathi Ghost - 2003-07-13

LT Dav Aosiz - 2009-08-17

COL Dave

COL Davi Anthol

GN Dax Corrin - 2 times, last on 2017-03-15

CPT Deamon

LT Death Squire - 2003-12-30

CM Deathlord

COL Deimos

MAJ Delak Krennel

COL Den Darkhill

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

LCM Derf

MAJ Devin Taralis

LCM Diablo

CM Dierdre Varn - 2003-05-03

LT Dirk Fireslinger

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris

VA Dolza

LT Don Julio - 2003-05-25

COL Donitz

LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2021-10-02

CPT Draiff Stryker - 2003-08-01

COL Drak

GN Drake

LCM Drake

LC Drake Jensen

LCM Drake Ven

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LT Drosha Krablaad

LCM Dufar Jabar

COL Duncan Idaho

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-07-06

LCM Durakon Staely - 2002-08-19

CPT Dweezil

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet

CPT Egg'Foo

LT Egzekutor - 2003-08-27

LT Eifel - 2004-11-04

LCM Eightguy - 2003-10-09

Ekim Yellek

GN Elwood the Brave - 4 times, last on 2020-03-25

LCM Emon

Enahropes Teriad Entar

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-19

CM Eric

CPT Eriond Kath'Razzit

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-01-27

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-03-20

GN Exar Kit


LCM Executor

LT Eykkwe

LCM Ezop

CM Fahrer - 2004-12-21

CM Falcon - 2003-01-28

CM Fallen Angel

CPT Fallien Skull - 2003-04-10

CM Favdaukar - 2020-11-02

CPT Fayde Zarr

CM Felagund

LCM Flagellant

SL Fondor

MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-24

LCM Freck

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-14

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

LCM Fung - 2002-08-19

CM Furious George

COL Gallows

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

LCM Geraacka

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda - 2002-11-17

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2004-07-31

LC Girth Snail

CM Gistenjunge - 2002-11-16

LCM Gold Leader

CPT Goose - 2003-01-22

VA Gord Darkonian

MAJ Granite - 2005-05-18

LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-12

CPT Grimlock - 2004-08-12

LCM Gruckn Rahn

CM Grzmot

LCM Guardian Angel - 2002-12-16

COL Gyssler - 2 times, last on 2017-03-18

COL Gytheran - 2023-09-26

LCM Halk Knight - 2009-11-28

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-24

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-11

MAJ Hev Randrowan

LT Hicks Terrkan

FA Howlader - 2010-01-17

MAJ Hunter

LT Ian Khorst

CPT Ibram Gaunt


LCM Ice Man

LC Iceman

LT Illandian Hunt - 2003-04-04

COL Ixion Deathbringer

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2023-10-09

CM Jamiek

CM Jan Schneider

VA Jan Wemmel

LC Janich

GN Jarek La’an - 2005-01-29

LC Jargon Grim

LCM Jari

LCM Jasio - 2003-01-11

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista

LC Jdf1984

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker

LC Jesseb Skyrauch

ACO JetMech - 2021-08-16

COL Joerg

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-11-26

COL Josh Popelka

CPT Julian Clary

COL Justin - 2003-01-18

LCM Kael Dalor - 2003-04-25

CPT Kael Malahk

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kakihara - 2002-11-26

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

MAJ Karimicus Sukkarius

LCM Kash Kadan

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-05

SA Kawolski

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-03-14

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-12-10

MAJ Keiran

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-03-23

VA Keldorn Cochrane

Keller - 2002-11-20

LC Kenath Zoron

COL Kermee

SL Ketan-Shej

FA Khadgar

Khameir Sarin

LC Kodiak Kereban

LT Korbane Ashoka

CPT Kou Taiki

LT Kweeky

LT Lance Menu - 2003-04-07

CM Lars Klemm

LCM Lazyleesblood - 2003-06-04

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-02

CPT Leslaw

LCM LightFighter

SL Linoge

CPT Lito Rendal

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-16

VA Locke Setzer

COL Loor

LT M. v. Richthofen

CPT Machinari

MAJ Malik

LCM Malus Bloodmoon

COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran - 2005-02-07

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marcus Aurellis

MAJ Marcus Caine

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-09-20

LT Marick Winter - 2005-05-23

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CM Matthew Weeks - 2004-07-26

CPT Matu Vonnegut

CPT Maw'la - 2002-11-18

LT Maxwell

LCM Mayk Drazzic - 2002-12-15

Mayk Wolverine

LT meleagris Gallopavo - 2011-03-31

AD Mell Kerrigan

CM Miackus

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

CM Michael K Starburst

CM Michal Herok - 2003-04-28

LCM Mithrandir

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mobiles

COL Mordred

COL Mosh - 2002-09-07

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

LT Mynock

LCM Naar Treib - 2003-04-28

CPT Nakata

LT Nancy - 2003-02-27

LCM Narnil

MAJ Neko Nuwen - 2003-05-16

COL Neo Horn-Berkana

CM Nic Rety

CM Nicolas

COL Nightmare - 2002-11-23

LC Nile Rosenau

LCM Nir Fallas - 2003-10-28

MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

RA Nutrientman - 2005-04-19

CPT Optimus

COL Osan'gar

CPT Paco

CM Pat Dowling


HA Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-10-12

COL Phantom - 2002-12-18

LT Philledume

LC Phoenix Man

LCM Pi Stryker - 2003-05-05

MAJ Picard - 2003-12-13

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-11-18

COL Piett

LT Pistol - 2003-02-21

HA Plif

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-21

CPT Predator

CM Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

CPT Psyko Prefect - 2003-07-10

CPT Quicksilver

LCM Ragnar Olisk

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

LT Raistlin Majere

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous - 2 times, last on 2009-05-11

LCM Ranger

AD Ranthier Khaen

LT Rapper

CPT Ras Kronar

COL Rau Aznable

LT Raven Arestar

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LT Raziel Narshay

LCM Razor - 2002-11-17

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus

LCM Relsien

CM Renoshi Bespin

CPT Rexal Qel

LCM Rhace - 2014-04-11

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricaud

CM Riccardo Grazioli

MAJ RichyV - 2009-09-17

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

LCM Rollins

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Rothmans

LCM Ryke

CPT Saar

CM Sabbath - 2003-02-26

CM Saber

LC Saeul Trigue

LCM Sam Booker - 2002-08-26

MAJ Sandor Clegane

MAJ Sanj

GN Sasquatch

LC Savageaz - 2004-06-05

CM Schitzo

COL Scoser

LC Scuslem

LC Sequoh Marden

CPT Serge Broskopf

SL Seth Lionheart

CM Shadow

LT Shadow

LT Shadow

COL Shae Kitane - 2002-11-16

MAJ Shakur

LT Shikai

LT Shion - 2003-08-21

GN Sickman - 2002-11-19

CM Sirik Xirok - 2002-11-18

LC SkyShadow - 2021-05-18

CPT SL8c8 - 2019-04-19

LT Sniper

LCM Soj Kiram - 2003-08-25

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-07

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

LC Spade

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

VA Starrett - 2002-09-11

Steele Brightsaber

CM Steve Sunrider - 2002-12-28

LC Strahd

HA Striker

COL Stuart

COL Styles - 2002-09-17

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LCM Syntax

LT Tail Vyast

VA Talek Pter Dei

LCM Talon Virgilio - 2003-08-07

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-04-17

LCM Tetragon

CM The_Z

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2 times, last on 2023-09-09

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LC Thom Zack

LT Thomas Kenobi - 2003-07-11

LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-07-29

CM Thomas Solo - 2002-12-03

LC Thorn - 2002-08-27

CPT Three Winged Turkey


LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107 - 2002-12-09

LT TK-6681

CPT TK-6686

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148

CM TK-9780 - 2002-09-02

CM Todar

COL Todbringer

LC Tolbr - 2003-12-23

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte

VA Toran Dan

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

LCM Treb Helfest

GN Triji Boliv

MAJ Tuba - 2010-04-27

LCM Turbo

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Tyanis Slyth

MAJ Tycho Atreides

LC Tygra Shadowclaw

LT Tyrael Elfhelm

LCM Tyrian

CPT Ulath - 2003-03-01


CM Var Zoraan

CPT Vengeance

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper

CM Virus

LCM Vissan - 2003-01-08

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-01-31

CPT Vladimir Corax

CPT Von Predator

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-14

CM Vortoq

CPT Werdna Elbee

COL Wes Janson - 2003-01-19

GN Wil Striker

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed

CPT Xander Drax

AD Xanos Goatham Zorrixor

CPT Xanthos Deia

LT Xeno

CPT Xura Verr

LCM Yilana - 2002-12-24

COL Yoman - 2002-11-30

CM Yun

MAJ Yutzka Serovich - 2004-10-15

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-05-15

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 2019-12-08

CM Zekk Thyne - 2002-11-17

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

LCM Zev Lolet

COL Zippy Hawk

LT Zoltar

COL Zorn Starn - 2003-01-12

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar - 2002-11-22

==X WING ALLIANCE ADDON LEVEL=====================================
Title                    : Defection of Kusanagi
Filename                 : XWA9.zip
Author                   : Missions 1,2,4,5 by Dras Hempor
                           Mission 3 by Kaji Ryoji
                           Plotline by Astatine
                           Compiled by Dras Hempor (moffjeddy@direct.ca)


Installation and play 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.