XWA-F 28: Rain Down Retribution

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2001-08-31
Last updated: 2003-09-10

COL RogueWing

Average rating: 2.8
Reviews: 9
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 107
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

CM LQC-75-3



A very cool mission in terms of it's story, it stands out since it includes both an ambush (which is believable in terms of enemy starfighter quantity) as well as a flash attack on the enemy base. Fairly quick to fly through but not boring in the slightest.

COL Phalk Sturm



Less-than-good mission because it became too long and tiresome. The plotline is interesting and it twists promisingly, but then it turned into yet-another-kill kill kill thing. Although entertaining in the beginning it flipped to a tedious seemingly endless game. Fly it unless you don't have anything else to play or looking for a precious FCHG point for the coffers.

MAJ JetMech



I liked the premise of this one. You're flying escort for a ship that is having some much deserved R&R when some stuff starts to go awry. I personally did not experience any of the bugs that were covered in some of the reviews, everything went off without a hitch. Some good old fashions strike and dogfighting. Good mission.

RA Genie



The premise was good. This mission has some promising features and a good attempt at humour. You are out on a recon while everyone aboard the ISD is partying (just target the ISD). Unfortunately, it falls flat on its face on the execution. It was not properly tested and suffers from some major bugs. Funnily enough, it may prove a nice challenge for a high score race. I don't recommend flying this one.

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



Not a bad mission. It's not really too exciting regarding its story, but there's plenty of dogfighting to make your wrist sore. It has two areas to fight in, out of which I like the first one more. Second is again a relatively large scale battle with a lot of mess going on around. So many goddamn A-Wings here...

COL Deimos



It takes about a minute and a half for action to start, and that shouldn't be considered a long wait. Also, the mission options provide you with various weapons and equipment - use them and the mission is a cinch.

CM Riccardo Grazioli



It would have been nicer if...well...you didn't die so much. It tends to get annoying after a while. The only way to do it is to go the cowardly way which is just simply not in a Wing XI pilots style

COL RogueWing



Fun little mission.

CM Mycroft



A long waiting in the beginning of the mission and then a hard ambush takes away most of the fun in this mission.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


The fighter reinforcements are bugged. They only arrive if Ghost squadron takes no losses, and the A/FRG Blaster only arrives if the Immortal is reinforced, which can't happen unless it is a player craft.

High Scores

Mission: 25,656 LC Brandon

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 25,656 LC Brandon 2003-10-08
2 18,370 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-08-15
3 10,340 LC Thorn 2003-03-01
4 6,040 LC Scuslem 2009-06-29
5 5,682 RA Genie 2020-09-14
6 5,318 GN Dunta Polo 2010-04-22
7 4,767 LC Azazel 2002-09-01
8 4,751 Darth Vader 2003-03-30
9 3,885 COL Vladet Xavier 2003-03-16
10 3,616 COL Archangel 2003-07-30

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 104 pilots a total of 104 times.

Title: Rain Down Retribution
Missions: #1
Medal: N/A
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance 
Author:FL/CM RogueWing/Ghost 2-1/Wing XI/ISD Immortal  (roguewing25@yahoo.com)
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.

After the Immortal won the last competition that it was in, VA Adrenaline decided
that it was time for some rest and relaxation. We have found a remote point in
deep space and are partying! However, we still need to be on guard. Therefore, 
Ghost Squadron has been assigned the duty of patroling the area around the Immortal
 watching out for trouble. If anything unusual happens, contact the Immortal for orders.


FL/CM RogueWing/Ghost 2-1/Wing XI/ISD Immortal