TIE-TC 53: Capture of the Rebel Spy

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 1996-06-18
Last updated: 2009-03-22

CPT Darkstar

Average rating 1.7
Reviews: 3
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 222

Battle Reviews

All missions are alike: kill the capital ship. Unfortunately no reloads are available so that there is a lot of laser grinding going on.

UPDATED: This is a minimalist battle, for sure. Other than flying a mix of imperial and rebel craft, nothing really stands out about it. I think every mission was the same - destroy the enemy capship before they destroy yours. By the second mission, I was tired of it. There's really no plot. At least it's short if you just hammer the primary mission objectives to get it over with.

A very easy, quick battle. Which is probably the only good thing to say about it. Well it's mostly bug free, so I guess it has that too. There's no plot, no real briefings, and every mission is basically the same thing, just with some alterations. Protect your capital ship, destroy enemy capital ship. Rinse and repeat. The novelty here is that you're flying an X-wing and B-wing for three missions. One mission has you flying a T/D, and the last has you flying a gunboat. Of course, none of the craft choices are explained. The gunboat is a welcome and refreshing change after the janky flight experience of the Fly Rebels patch, especially on TIE95. TIECD seems to fare better, though. Besides the repetitive nature of the missions, they're not very well designed. No secondary goals to be found, and not much for bonuses. Some of the officer questions are present and unaltered from the original campaign. Lazy design. Scoring is fine for the most part, racking up kills gives some semblance of challenge and a chance to dogfight, if you choose to do so. The low point of scoring is mission 4, which involves three light cruisers as optional targets and will take a while to finish. Parked in space, of course, like all other capital ships in this battle. Did I mention it was lazy? If you just want to complete the battle, choose rockets and hit your primary targets, it's that simple.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 280,463 GN Andrzej Mezynski
Mission 1: 66,993 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 2: 47,330 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 3: 59,462 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 4: 75,227 GN Andrzej Mezynski
Mission 5: 72,269 GN Andrzej Mezynski

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 252,049 CPT Night Grue 2002-12-29
2 248,351 LC Rando 2020-04-08
3 243,178 LC Brandon 2003-08-31
4 187,591 LCM Hape Unger 2002-08-22
5 175,758 CPT Viper 2003-01-11
6 122,194 LC Savageaz 2003-01-16
7 117,562 COL Dirty Vader 2004-07-20
8 89,270 COL Nav'ric Trow 2004-07-19
9 88,366 LC Iceman 2002-12-31
10 82,413 LC Michael Emrys 2002-09-14

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 204 pilots a total of 219 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-09-12


CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

COL Adrenaline

CM Agace

CPT Ahkliat

MAJ Aidan Pryde

SL Airamags - 2003-10-20

MAJ Aldaric - 2018-06-13

LC Alec Qarni

LCM Alexandr III Biges

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 8 times, last on 2021-06-06

LC andr3 - 2022-01-12

LT Andreev Anton

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2004-12-11

COL Archangel - 2005-01-16

LC Ardeth Mordor

MAJ Arid Foxtrot

CM Armagon - 2003-12-30

MAJ Artyis

COL Astarosta

CPT Atmos Myremod - 2003-02-16

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CPT Badger

CPT Badlan

CM Banger

LCM Bernie

COL Bilbo

CM Blade

LC Brandon - 2003-08-31

CPT Bret K'thraz

LCM Brian Klem

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar - 2005-01-04

MAJ Bryan - 2002-12-01

COL Calias

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

COL Chei-Ras

LCM Chris

LC Chris McCollum

LCM Cochrane

SA Compton

SL Corran Horn

CPT Crowe

LC Daisuke Airyu - 2004-09-13

HA Daniel Bonini


AD Darksaber

CPT Darkstar

Darth Vader

CPT Dave Darklighter

GN Dax Corrin

CPT Death Angel - 2003-05-29

CM Death Knight

COL Den Darkhill

CPT Derek Dan

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader - 2004-07-20

MAJ Dodger

LC Drake Jensen

COL Drako

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2002-11-30


COL Duncan Idaho

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2014-06-03

MAJ Eugene

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-05-08

CPT Firzam Coldsteel

MAJ Flelm - 2015-02-26

LC Frey Gallandro - 2003-02-26

HA Frodo March - 2002-11-16

Garet Jax

LC Gen Es'mith

AD Gidda - 2003-02-01

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-29

COL Gyssler

LCM Hape Unger - 2002-08-22

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2018-06-07

SA Havok

LCM Hawky

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-02-18

MAJ Hev Randrowan

SL Hirikka

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman - 2002-12-31

VA Indaro Gallia

COL Ixion Deathbringer

Jace Vallor


GN Jarek La’an - 2015-06-12

MAJ Kalve Ryder

VA Kane Reese

CPT Kaneda Pellail

SA Kawolski

MAJ Kazraran - 2023-03-27

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2 times, last on 2022-01-04

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-06-11

LC Kenath Zoron

FA Khadgar - 2003-02-02

LC Kodiak Kereban

CPT Kyle Fardreamer

CM Kysar Xero - 2005-01-15

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan

COL Loor - 2003-05-08

CPT Mace

CPT Machinari

MAJ Mairin Astoris

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

GN Mark Schueler - 2011-09-21

LCM Marlin

GN Master - 2003-09-28

CM Matti Kuokkanen

MAJ Mawy

Mayk Wolverine

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys - 2002-09-14

COL Mini Minkus

COL Moagim Daar

COL Nav'ric Trow - 2004-07-19

LCM Nico Avenger - 2003-10-23

CPT Night Grue - 2002-12-29

COL Nightmare - 2003-04-03


CPT ObiVader

LCM Owen

LCM Pain_then_Death

CPT Panaka

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2018-06-09

COL Phalk Sturm - 2003-06-02

COL Phantom

CM Phantom

CPT Phoenix

FA Pickled Yoda

HA Plif - 2014-11-12

MAJ Powerslave - 2003-06-23

CPT Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-23

AD Ranthier Khaen

LT Raven Arestar

LCM Razor - 2002-11-17

AD Reaper

CPT Red Fox - 2002-11-21

COL Renegade

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

MAJ Sarn Erec - 2003-11-23

VA Sarok

LC Savageaz - 2003-01-16

COL Scoser

CM Sergeyli - 2009-08-17

CM Serin Jansj

LCM Sev'rance Tann - 2003-10-31

COL Shae Kitane

FA Shotgun

LCM Sint Seelasi

LCM Sotskov Yan

HA Striker

COL Stuart

COL Styles

COL Talons Pryde

LC Thaas Pobyn

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2022-01-24

AD Theodore

CPT Tiamat

CM TK-9780 - 2005-05-07

Tomaas Banys

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

COL Undo

SL Vexan

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper - 2003-01-11

FA Viper Pred

FA Von Reinthaler - 2003-11-26

CPT Wap Eal - 2003-02-16

COL Wes Janson

LCM Wilq Fastclaw

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-06-26

COL Wraithdog - 2014-06-27

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-20

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter
* Fly Rebel Fighters

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


EH Battle Center - http://battles.tiecorps.org
Corrected by Project Phoenix (November 5, 1999) 
- Battle1.lfd created
- Briefing/Debriefing added to all missions
- Animated Briefing added to all missions
By CMDR/CPT Astin/Daleth/Wing III/SSSD Sovereign
- Slight corrections to animated briefings
By CA:TAC/VA Striker/CA-3/SSSD Sovereign