BoP-TC 6: Unexpected Treachery

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 5
Release date: 2001-08-31
Last updated: 2009-02-28
Average rating: 2.2
Reviews: 11
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 89
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
Medal of Great Loyalty

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



This one is really bad. Some missions just get completed without doing anything, and there is a crazy mission in which you have to avoid to have any losses in your squad, all while disabling T/As in a crippled no beams no warheads GUN. I mean, the war-mule can do a lot of things, but this was just pure silly. Word of advice, fly Crusader 2, since every enemy will shoot at it and wipe it out immediately. A real pain and a waste of time. Don't fly this. Head elsewhere.

FA Pickled Yoda



Crap. Utter crap. Two missions pose no challenge at all (literally nothing that shoots back), and another is very nearly impossible on *easy*. What's more, the actual plot is a childish attempt to justify the actions of Crusader when they jumped ship and became Diamondback. The plot remains as incomprehensible as the actual incident. For ridiculous design, ludicrous premise and cheap plot riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, I rate this battle as a -10 (reluctantly rounded up to a 0 for the purposes of the review scale)

CM TK-9780



This Battle has everything – Great Briefing – annoying game play – Brilliant puzzles – with Mission classic and those Mission which, are just complete waste of time. Overhaul I found the whole battle rather disappointing.

LC Choosh



one word-bad. even on easy mission 2 is like one of the missions that came with the game on hard. Disabling the GUN's is okay in #3 but in #4 it's practically impossible to disable T/A's with gunboats with no loses, i could understand if it was like imperials vs. pirates as we are better than pirates, but 4 GUN's from EH could not disable another EH squadron, especially outnumbered. And i would also hope that EH pilots wouldn't go kill someone because they 'killed' an officer, yet only DISABLED 8 friendly fighters attacking them. I hated it, the most frustrating battle i have ever flown

LCM Zhil



This is the worst mission that I've ever been through. I don't understand why anybody would rate it about 1, mission 1 is an automatic failure unless you set it on easy. Missio two, you're supposed to disable other GUN's while they outnumber you two to one. And it never ends. I will not submit any pilot-file unless this piece of crap has been totally reworked.

CM Ygor Mantis



Plot needs an overhaul. As for missions, well 3 and 4 are some of the worst I've ever seen. Like disabling T/As with a 4 GUNs, and without any casualties on your side...that's stratching it a bit far.

SL Kitten-claw



This is the third time that I’ve download and played this battle. Sorry to say even with the bug fix, third of the missions are pointlessly frustrating, nearly half are just completely pointless, and the victory condition on all missions needs to be reworked. Completed mission 2 then for next 30 minutes wave after wave of enemy starfighters appeared. Talk about bolting the stable door after horse has gone. But the battle has some nice touches and some good idea, it was nice not to kill everything in sight, so I recommend that you give this battle ago.

LT Chrusos Ichthys



Excellent storyline with the missions tightly following the plot. The story is very easy to follow. Some missions are extremely easy (#1 and 5) while others are extremely challenging (#4). I do not rate this a 5 because some missions are ultimately unplayable when the pilot is not in the hotseat -- and a pilot must first fly each mission to discover which of the four craft options is best to beat each mission.




HA how could i give myslef less than maximum score. Beside that the battle is excelente :P and it's mine

CPT Adam Szydlowski



Outstanding battle. Tough but oustanding. I spent hours flying it, but it's great. Good job, Diablo, good job Mike.

FA Marcin Szydlowski



This is best battle i've ever played. Fun, challenging, tough. Good briefings and plotline. We need more battles like this. Mike, Diablo, created more

Battle Bug Reports

HA Anahorn Dempsey


As per the reviews this needs fixing. Way too many enemies with advanced missiles on EASY. More like virtually impossible

High Scores

Battle Total: 270,270 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 1: 20,000 MAJ Devin Taralis
Mission 2: 128,750 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 3: 67,120 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 4: 52,800 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 5: 14,800 COL Brucmack

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 116,877 VA Philo 2002-08-23
2 82,250 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-04-17
3 78,851 LC Savageaz 2003-01-23
4 77,564 MAJ Zhaim Jifarr 2002-08-21
5 77,241 COL Phantom 2003-04-24
6 75,120 CPT S 4patas 2004-07-19
7 74,549 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-09-23
8 73,700 CM Cabbel 2003-11-15
9 72,770 CM TK-9780 2003-04-18
10 72,642 AD Gidda 2002-12-21

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 83 pilots a total of 87 times.

Instalation Instructions:

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your BoP one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the Balance of Power button to start BoP and fly the battle.


3. Create new pilot
4. Enjoy battle

Battle Creators:
Idea: DrDiablo (
Overall design: Marcin Szydlowski (

Marcin Szydlowski - 1,2,3
DrDiablo 4 and 5


Simple plotline:

During COM Hadgar's absence Wing Commander betrayed Crusader Squadron. He told all pilot that Crusader's killed Hadgar. Now Crusader's must fight with their own mates and wait for reinforcements.


Because i don't have XWA editor and no regions in XvT/BoP the first mission is only introduction. Not a real combat mission, so chill out and enjoy.

LC Mike #3203
CM Dyr #4756