BoP-F 17: Black Ops

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 1
Release date: 2001-08-31
Last updated: 2009-02-28
Creator

LC Linkan

Average rating: 5
Reviews: 2
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 30
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for BoP
  • Battle Reviews

    COL Genie

    5

    2021-10-28

    On your first run, I urge you to inspect the PLT you are not meant to inspect. I feel that one immediately adds depth to this mission. The mission itself is carefully crafted and the various factories and fighters are configured for your enjoyment. A joy to fly the A-Wing and one of the rare times when the speed boost fits the mission (your speed remains at 120 even when you have lasers and shields at max recharge). Excellent mission, I recommend giving this a go.


    LT Mosey

    5

    2021-10-02

    Very creative proof of concept for ideas that were never explored in the base game, and definitely worth your time. (1) IFF colors are shifted for the players, (2) there's some behind the scenes editing that makes your craft consistently fly at 120 MGLT regardless of your ELS settings, (3) use of trigger logic that XvT/BoP was capable of but never employed. However, having said that, it's not a 'fun' mission to play. The layout is far too cramped and 3D space isn't used effectively. More importantly, engine limitations are pretty apparent: the designer clearly wants to have a dynamic flow, but it's pretty hindered by the draconian trigger system. The cruiser is too tempting to kill, and the easiest way to do it can result in flight groups not spawning (see bug reports). Take heavy rockets for your warheads: it appears to be a noob trap, but it's still the correct loadout as long as you save one for the key transport you'll have to destroy for mission completion.


    Battle Bug Reports

    LT Mosey

    2021-10-02

    Bug reproduced. Presumably this affects all similar triggers. The B-Wing wave failing to spawn doesn't change the mission significantly, they're not a big threat to begin with.


    LT Mosey

    2021-10-02

    Possible to bug out the initial wave of B-Wings. I couldn't reproduce this but, but I'm guessing that since the trigger conditions is 'CRL Fury attacked OR inspected', if you trigger both simultaneously then something funky happens.


    High Scores

    Mission: 50,560 LT Mosey 2021-10-02

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 50,560 LT Mosey 2021-10-02
    2 37,040 FA Pickled Yoda 2017-06-08
    3 24,720 MAJ Zhaim Jifarr 2002-11-27
    4 22,400 CM TK-9780 2003-04-29
    5 17,460 CM Duken 2003-10-24
    6 16,125 CPT Hunterwolf 2003-10-13
    7 15,500 COL Raith Sienar 2004-12-22
    8 15,310 COL Genie 2021-10-28
    9 13,840 Darth Vader 2003-03-11
    10 2,600 LC Frey Gallandro 2002-12-24

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 29 pilots a total of 30 times.

    Title: Black Ops 
    Missions: 1
    Game Platform: Balance of Power  
    Author: A:IWTAC/LC Linkan/MC-60 Warhammer/IW/EH
    E-Mail: eh_linkan@hotmail.com
    TC Pin: #3832
    IW Pin: #127
         
    Installation 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.
    
    Description:  
    
    You take the role as an ex-elite pilot from Praetorian squadron
    on a secret mission far behind enemy lines. Your mission is to
    infiltrate, and remove enemy targets from a Rebel settlement.
    
    You will fly a modified A-Wing in this operation since we can't
    have you using Imperial crafts. In order to get close enough to 
    the settlement, we have arranged with a special transport which 
    will fly you in, and drop you off 5 klicks from the target.
    
    Once you are in there you are on your own. If you by any chance 
    would become captured, or even killed, then we will denie any
    participation in this operation.
    
    Your precise orders are classified at this moment, but will be
    given to you at the beginning of this operation.
     
    
    THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.
    ELEMENTS TM &  LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. 
    
    A:IWTAC/LC Linkan/MC-60 Warhammer/IW/EH