XvT-TC 15: The Cattle Groups: The Search for Dodgy Dairy

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2001-07-17
Last updated: 2012-11-03

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 3.1
Reviews: 12
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 243
Patches used: None
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The Palpatine Cowpie
Battle Medal:
The Palpatine Cowpie

Battle Reviews

This battle was great, until a certain point. The storyline is hilarious, the humour pervades every name, description and all around, it will keep on producing chuckles and laughs as the campaign progresses. Even combat is well balanced and very much comedic as it is entertainingly challenging. Until last mission. The idea of kamikaze TUGs is a classic which has been around for ever, and I do love shooting TUGs flying in circles. It does wonders with aiming practice, but seriously, after taking down over 40 TUGs and they kept coming, it turned into an unnerving endeavour. T/A with barely any heavy warheads to take down a FAC/X7 is a tedious job. Thankfully there are a few blind spots which helped the TUGs collide repeatedly on the factory easing my, otherwise finger soaring job. Too bad, because a more balanced opposition would have easily taken a 5-point score, for this unpolished jewel.

Pretty funny ideas, but the repetitive audio samples are annoying after a while. Some mission you've gotta find out what to do exactly and if you destroy something it might be back the next mission. Last mission is destroying 95 tugs while flying constantly pulling gs. oh well, very hard to rate. something between 4 and 1 stars.

Unfortunately, anyone who never watched the "Cow and Chicken" cartoon won't be able to fully appreciate the humor of this battle. I enjoyed the storyline and the humor, and also the final battle with the kamikaze tugs. However, the third mission really kicks this battle in the balls. Fighting Y-wings with flares while dodging enemy fighters in an unshielded craft is really no fun. In some situations, I didn't even get to see the T-Wings nor the X-Wings. Nevertheless, this battle is a must for all fans of "Cow and Chicken". The infamous Red Guy would have been proud of his part here.

Very Fun! Hilarious storyline and the last mission is funny to play. Kamakazie tugs!! Lol!

This battle is, to great extent, the worst battle I've played yet. Although the Dairy thing is almost funny, it rapidly becomes plain stupid. Also, mission 3 has a LONG waiting period for the Star destroyer to Dock, which is also not part of the objectives, so you can just send the darn SD home when the mission starts. And then again, sometimes its impossible to complete because the X-Wings and T-Wings never appear. The last mission is kind of fun when played on hard, since those kamikaze tugs can be a pain in the butt, this is the only interesting thing in the battle, and its the main reason for my 2 score, otherwise it would be 1.

Oh my god. Some battles are poor but this one is really baaaaaaad. First. It has nothing to do with EH, so as CA:TAC I will make sure, no battle like this will be released in future. Second. There are bugs. Especially in mission goals. Mission 1: Mass inspection. Why all crafts are listed? Why not use one global goal like "inspect all crafts". Besides enemy fighters fly circles, sometimes they attack. Mission 2: Same things (mission 3 too). Goals are very baaad. I would even say someone rookie and inexperienced created this battle, but I see this came from Ender, and I can't say he is rookie. I wonder why this battle with no connection to EH was released. Oh well, I guess i was not in office yet :P Only good thing is story. That's why 2.

Putting pilots in unshielded ships against Y-wings with flares is never a great idea. Also, splitting the goals up into manageable parts (ie. inspection on 1st and 2nd missions) would help pilots keep track of their progress and make sure they don't miss anything. I spent 45 minutes killing fighters on mission 2 only to find out I missed a freighter that jumped out at the beginning...would have been nice to know that before I wasted my time. On the other hand, I dont know if this was done before or after XWA #20, but the 4th mission is one hectic ride! There's so many it took me forever to kill enough for a decent score.

Wow! That's what I call a nice battle! First I thought it's going to be fun all the time - until a R41 crashed right into me. GOOD WORK!

Laughing out Loud all the way!!!

This is original, to say the least. Missions are well constructed and sound files are original too. However, I hated the plotline. I prefer more serious encounters. I know how hard it is to design a battle, so I don't think I'm too tough by giving it a 3.

Story line is Great fun, but the missions are very poor. Would bennefit from a rework on all missions

This is a really amusing little battle. It was well made, very funny, very original, and the fourth battle, well, you'll have to see it to believe it! Great work mBind!

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 873,800 LC Archon
Mission 1: 62,350 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
Mission 2: 120,440 LC Rando 2019-09-30
Mission 3: 116,082 LC Rando 2019-09-30
Mission 4: 172,440 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-02

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 873,800 LC Archon 2002-08-07
2 464,560 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-02
3 426,782 LC Rando 2019-09-30
4 412,130 CM BlackHellKnight 2002-09-12
5 373,115 LCM Luca Fett 2004-07-08
6 277,943 COL Carl Lost 2002-11-17
7 191,523 LCM Overkill 2003-03-25
8 168,325 LT Kedirak Sith 2003-04-24
9 140,993 GN Golbez Harvey 2019-11-29
10 134,461 CM Valin Drago 2003-11-10

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 230 pilots a total of 240 times.

GN Abel Malik


LCM Ache Nu - 2003-02-07

CPT Adam Szydlowski - 2003-01-05

MAJ Aft Skylek - 2003-07-21

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo

CPT Alexander Shrike - 2003-12-21

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2021-01-08

LC andr3 - 2021-09-17

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-09-19

CM Arcadius Calidus

CM Arcanix - 2003-11-11

LC Archon - 2002-08-07

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-01-06

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

VA Azazel Djo'Tarr

CPT Azrael

LC Big Poppa K - 2003-12-22

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-01-02

LCM Bizkit

LCM Black Knight

CM BlackHellKnight - 2002-09-12

MAJ Brat Stone

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

MAJ Bryan - 2004-07-16

MAJ Caltin Doros

COL Carl Lost - 2002-11-17

LC Choosh

LC Chris Cox - 2003-10-31

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed - 2004-06-28

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-09-14

GN Coranel Both - 2015-09-06

MAJ Coremy Jertese - 2019-10-08

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-04-09

LC Curtis - 2004-09-12

LC Daisuke Airyu

CPT Damarcus - 2004-07-16

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

CPT DarkAlpha


RA Darklord - 2002-08-18

VA Darth Angelus

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar

LT Dav Aosiz - 2009-08-08

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-08-27

CM Daviriv Rracall

GN Dax Corrin

CPT Deamon

LCM Demitri Zanquan

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis

LCM Dion Ellis

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris - 2004-08-17

COL Drak - 2003-04-24

LCM Drax Remlinger

CM Duken - 2002-11-24

COL Duncan Idaho

LCM Dupuy

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-09-26

LT Eifel - 2005-03-19

Ekim Yellek

CM El Guapo - 2004-07-18

GN Elwood the Brave

HA Ender mBind

MAJ Eugene - 2003-12-06

GN Exar Kit - 2003-07-08

CM Falcon

CM Faliaj Shai - 2003-01-19

LCM Felix Anthraxson - 2003-01-07

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March - 2002-08-27

COL Gallows

FA Gelton Torr

CM Ghorg

LT Ghostrider

AD Gidda - 2002-12-16

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail

LCM Godo Nurok

GN Golbez Harvey - 2019-11-29

LCM Gruckn Rahn

COL Gyssler - 2011-09-13

COL Handril Madon

CM Haoyu

AD Hav Antiel - 2018-09-30

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-20

MAJ Hev Randrowan

LCM Hubert - 2003-01-08

MAJ Hunter - 2002-08-18

CPT Hunterwolf - 2003-12-17

LC Iceman

CPT Jan Pieter - 2004-08-31

LC Jason Hunter

LCM Jatz Crakker

COL Jer Stryker

LT Jeremiah Quenzer

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

CPT Jourdain

CPT Julian Clary

COL Justin - 2002-11-18

LCM Kaare Daniels

LC Kadon Beir

GN Kaisin Mirtez - 2009-05-18

CM Kalith Jaenus

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-10-04

LT Kedirak Sith - 2003-04-24

MAJ Keiran

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-10-25

LC Kenath Zoron

Khameir Sarin

LT Lance Menu - 2003-10-07

CPT Leslaw

COL Loor - 2002-11-23

LCM Luca Fett - 2004-07-08

CPT Mace

CPT Machinari - 2003-07-26

COL Mad Hatter - 2003-01-02

CPT Mad Max

COL Malidir - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

FA Marcin Szydlowski

MAJ Marcus Caine

CPT Marenac

GN Mark Schueler

LT Marl Von-Stokenbak - 2002-08-08

LCM Marlin

GN Master - 2009-05-21

MAJ Michael

CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-05-09

LCM Muskrat

CM Nicolas - 2002-12-29

COL Nightmare

LC Nile Rosenau

COL Nurel Turr

CM Odin Strongheart - 2024-07-02

CPT Optimus - 2003-01-09

LCM Overkill - 2003-03-25

CM Patrick Blastfire

CPT Paul


FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-05-03

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-15

COL Phantom

VA Philo

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda - 2003-03-28

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Quicksilver

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-26

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

CM Rayn - 2004-07-01

Rekio Corsair

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

LCM Rollins

CPT S 4patas - 2003-11-10

CPT Saar

CM Sabbath - 2002-12-12

LC Savageaz - 2003-01-31

COL Shae Kitane

CM Shinobi - 2004-09-03

GN Smitrock

LC Spade

FA StarLion

LC Steve Strangelove

CM Steve Sunrider

LC Strahd

HA Striker

CM Thomas Solo - 2002-11-25

LC Thorn - 2002-12-19

CPT Tiamat - 2004-01-01

LCM Timpa Sloan

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686

LT TK-7195

COL TK-7764

LT TK-9111

CM TK-9780 - 2002-11-17

Tomaas Banys

COL Torres

AD Troutrooper

MAJ Tuba - 2011-06-17

LC Turr Phennir - 2003-03-07

CPT Tvan'Oris

LCM Tyrian - 2009-02-08

CM Ultima

CM Valin Drago - 2003-11-10

LT Valkyrie

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-02

CPT Vertigo

LCM Viet - 2002-08-31

MAJ VinDoros - 2002-11-19

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-04-21

CPT Von Predator

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

CM Wisal Pol-Jo

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-02-04

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed

CPT Xanthos Deia

LT Xeno

CM Ygor Mantis

CM Yukito - 2003-03-03

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk - 2003-01-05

CM Zack Amberam

LT Zantor - 2004-10-17

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2003-07-15

LCM Zhil - 2002-08-22

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-05-17

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter Battle

Battle Name:     the CattleGroups: "The Search for Dodgy Dairy" 
Created By:      WC/LC Ender mBind/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
Release Date:    13/dec/2000
Ships:           TIE Advanced, TIE-Interceptor
Difficulty:      Playable.
Missions:	 4 including briefings and custom wavs
Medal:		 The Palpatine CowPie (medal and ribbon included)
Kills:		 6xR41; 18xY/W; 12xZ95; 60xT/W; 36xX/W; 3xFAC; 5xFRT; 12xCN/H
		 12xCN/I; 9xCN/F; 4xCNVYR; 6xCARG; 3xTRN; 4xHFL; 2xATR; 4xCRV
		 1xESC; 1xFRG; 1080xTUG
Filename:        cattlegroups.zip
File contents:   1cg01ta.tie, 1cg02ta.tie, 1cg03ti.tie, 1cg04gn.tie, Imperial.lst,
		 1cg01ta.lst, 1cg02ta.lst, 1cg03ti.lst, 1cg04gn.lst, Readme.txt,
		 a directory called /cg/ filled with 51 wavs
		 a cgribbon.jpg to put on your uniform after you've completed the battle.
		 a cgmedal.jpg to put in your collection after you've completed the battle.
Hardware used:   Celleron 450Mhz, GForce II Ultra, 194Mb
Software used:   XvTEd, XvT, Notepad, Paint Shop Pro, Windows Media Recorder.


Required patches

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

-And these into your /wave directory:
1cg01ta.lst, 1cg02ta.lst, 1cg03ti.lst, 1cg04gn.lst and the directory
called /cg/ filled with 51 wavs (place the directory as a subfolder
from /wave... as /wave/cg)

Story Line

The Cattle Groups, the Emperor's Hammer Food and Agriculture Agency,
goes on it's never ending quest for those elements that want to poison
the populations of the Emperor's Hammer Territories in the vilest way possible:
through their foodsupply. For this purpose the CG does regular check ups on
all food producers.

Lately there have been reports of terribly tasting cheese on the market 
- cheese so foul it makes the stuff between your udder cracks taste like cammenbert.
To find the culprits who are producing this insult to dairy products everywhere,
you are to take ATR Daisy XXVI for a spin around the local cheese factories. If you
find anything that smells fishy, Heavy Lifters will come in and take that back to the labs.

If something really threatening happens, the ISD Bessy from Vice Bull Ford will
jump in to give your your needed back up herds.

You need the XvT (or at least all the ships involved there), as far as i know
no other patches are needed.

remember what the J button is for. It might not be possible to "rule the void"
in every mission... even the empire loses sometimes: you might want to widthdraw
to complete your goals.

Other Information

This is the First release. Bugs could arrise - please
mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats,
questions or apraisals.

WC/LC Ender mBind/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard

Corrected by LC Marcin Szydlowski 
- briefing errors
- FGs' orders