TIE-FCHG 2: Shadow of Time

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 6
Release date: 2001-09-08
Last updated: 2005-05-22
Creator

GN Drake

Average rating: 4.9
Reviews: 33
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 213
Patches used: None

Golden Tug 2002, best TIE battle of 2001,best TIE technical realization of 2001,best TIE briefings of 2001

Battle Reviews

LCM Lo Mar

5

2020-09-01

Nothing much to add here that hasn't already been said. The story is great, it pushes what briefings can do in terms of delivering information and actually gives you a narrative, not a bunch of dangling elements where you need to use your imagination. The mission design is superb, including the variable missions/difficulty. I can't imagine how long this took to put together, but it really is an incredibly polished product. It pushes what TIE is capable of to the absolute limit.


CM JetMech

5

2020-08-24

This was absolutely a blast to play. This expands what the capabilities were of the TIE platform for story telling. The briefings were absolutely outstanding and the mission objectives played right into that without being dull or boring. Awesome work. This is one of the few I've played that I can honestly say deserves this rating of a 5. As close to perfect as it gets.


VA Silwar Naiilo

5

2020-07-07

Well-thought-out battle with challenges, a great storyline, and plenty of name-dropping. Some of the missions took me a few tries, and I still have bonus objectives to uncover - I'll be returning to this one again in the future! I can see why it's rated so highly.


AD Impulse

5

2013-11-04

Even i am not fan of sci-fy TIE battles, this one is good.
4,8 rounded to 5


FA Miles Prower

5

2008-04-18

TIE Fleet Commander's Honor Guard Battle No. 2 - Shadows of Time, is a well designed battle with an excellent storyline, concerning time travel to boot! It has won several awards, and I can see why. New TIE mission designers should take a look at Shadows of Time and see what you can learn from it, not only within the design boards, but also the cockpit.


LC Michael Emrys

5

2007-11-23

OUTSTANDING! Story line: good.... nah GREAT! Breifings: ummm WOW!!! This is a MUST FLY. One of very few that just has to be a 5/5!!!


COL Zystem Fryar

5

2007-08-05

By Far the most intresting Battle I've ever flown. It aint easy, and I've had to fly it a few times... to fully appreciate the hard work, and the PLOT! Too bad Drake is no longer around!


FA Brukhar

5

2005-11-24

One of the best battles in the compendium. A must fly. Drake, make more battles. >:P


COL TK-7764

5

2005-08-04

An excellent battle. The last mission was a little off though (but as Drake said, he was under a time restraint), and I would have liked when the TRNs ran from the CRS in mission 5 (on easy/med), if the radio message telling me to disable the ones with the technician and the commander hadn't come 1 minute after I had already destroyed them. :p Opps. Still, really outstanding work. An overused plot idea, but it was well executed. Oh, and I did have to resist the urge to shot DN in the back in several missions, but hey, we go in the past in this mission, not the future, so we can't forsee his little crazy spell a few years later.


HA Ender mBind

5

2004-08-03

Quality battle, though pretty hard at times... but then again: I like missions to be challenging. :)


LT Ron L. Hubba

5

2003-12-30

Great battle, great briefings


MAJ Sarn Erec

5

2003-02-20

Excellent Plot, Excellent Combat and Excellent Technical Details, what can I say more?


LT Big-J-Q

4

2002-07-13

An excellent battle. I was especially impressed by mission 5, which is totally different when played on hard than on easier difficulty setting. Only minor bugs (typos and such), so I'm tempted to give it a 5 because of creative innovations, but as it lacks final perfect professional touch, I'll have to round the rating down to 4.


LT Edward De'Galeon

5

2002-07-08

Holy cow is this an excellent battle! I recommend that everyone flies this as it is the best (along with Mirror Universe) that I’ve seen the EH offer in terms of battles. It is well written, has a great plot, lots of action, its not frustrating, its captivating, the briefings are masterfully worked, and there is even a choice of missions in one of the missions for even more variance. Download and play this now. I don’t think you can be disappointed. I give it a 4.95 (rounded up to a 5 for purposes of the EH review scale.)


CT Darksaber

5

2002-06-10

It has a very good plotline but I only give a 5 even if I´m not a TIE Fan and mission 3 crashed twice on me. Overall Everyone should fly it. It´s one of the best battles out there.


COL Beef

5

2002-06-10

Awesome briefing maps as usual from Drake. The briefing Q&A were good as well, though I don't really prefer the "What are my objectives?" style. The plot was very good. However, the overall plot seemed just a little less exciting than the subplots for each mission. The subplots really made the battle work for me. Between missions 3 and 4, when the ETRs are after Ronin (and in other places), the pacing of the individual missions were great and created some beefy tension in the story. I found the difficulty levels to be perfect. Despite flying advanced TIEs, the missions were not easy as happens in other battles (and it wasn't hard because of endless waves of A-wings with advanced missiles either). The missions were also deceptively simple with lots of hidden things going on.


AD Theodore

5

2002-05-29

Because so many people gave this a 4 because there is no 4.5 option, I'll give it a bump with a 5. The missions have an incredible amount of detail and keep your interest no matter your skill level. Though I would warn that if you want to see all of the each mission, you need to plan to play this over a long period of time. You can fly it fairly quickly, but you will miss out on a lot of the action.


LC Curtis

5

2002-05-24

This is a Great battle well done Drake :)


CM Dex D'Alcobia

5

2002-03-03

Excellent battle with a good storyline and consistent difficulty Probably the best one i've flown so far!


GN Mark Schueler

5

2002-02-02

This is probably the best TIE battle avaliable in the Mission Compendium, maybe even the world.


LCM Oorl Quygg

5

2002-02-01

Hell Yeah! The Best battle/mission and plotline I have ever had the pleasure of flying. I had to fly it again so I could do mission 5 again on medium.


GN Drake

4

2002-01-22

Those who know me know that I am notoriously critical of my own work. While this does represent my best work that is currently available, it by no means represents just what I know I am capable of. The plotline is okay, I am not happy with the briefings and the depth of the questions and it is somewhat lacking of a stunning mission effect or two. My restriction on this was time.. and it does show, particularly in the final missions. It's not all doom and gloom from me though, The 'Gate' was something that I have wanted to do for a long time and it came off well. The convoy effect was another thing I was particularly happy about. The balance of the forces is spot on and there are some neat ideas included within which will be adapted and improved in the near future. While I may never give any of my battles a '5' rating, this one does get at least 4.5. Have fun flying this, I enjoyed making it for you. UPDATE: 22nd January. Fixed the bugs in missions 2 and 5. Should be suitible for TieCD users now.


COL Marconius

4

2002-01-01

I think a 4 is a bit low, but there is no 4.5 option, and since I have a hard time giving anything a 5... I guess I'll have to use a 4. This battle was certainly a good one from many perspectives. I liked the innovative plot, I liked the speed with which the missions moved along in general, as well as many other good things. I didn't at times like flying a T/D so much, and having wave after wave of fighters does bug me in all battles, but it wasn't too bad here. Overall a great mission to fly and since I didn't run into any bugs then it would probably be a good choice for any competition. =)


VA Indaro Gallia

5

2001-11-03

This battle rocks, plus I'm in it :P Two great reasons to fly it.


LC Kodiak Kereban

5

2001-11-01

Wow! This battle rocks. Definetly one of the best TIEs ever! Go Dwakey!!!


AD Arthak Rhade

5

2001-10-27

Good battle, with an excellent plotline. The briefings were outstanding. The battle must be gave a 5! It's one of the best I ever played!


AD Krax Tarnisar

4

2001-10-19

Good battle, with an excellent plotline. The briefings were outstanding. To be honest, I gave it a 4 because you fly the T/D too darned much in it. Personal bias, if you will. But this is a goodie, folks.


COL Daniel Stephens

5

2001-10-06

The best mission I have ever flown. Not quite to hard and not quite to easy. Drake you need to make ALOT more missions.


CPT Avantar

5

2001-10-06

One of the best battles I have ever flown. Great job, Drake! And keep it up :)


LT BlackMule

5

2001-09-21

I would give this battle a 10 if I could. I now know why this battle was picked for first place. The only part that was a little frustrating was the wait for all the fighters in the first mission. Some how I destroyed 80 x-wings and 72 a-wings. Once again a great battle with a great plot.


FA Marcin Szydlowski

5

2001-09-09

Definatelly the best TIE battle i ever player. Great story and good work.


AD Troutrooper

5

2001-09-09

Ummmm...wow!!!


HA Striker

5

2001-09-09

Go Drake !


Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 681,109 CPT Night Grue
Mission 1: 280,097 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 2: 72,174 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 3: 123,132 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 4: 60,692 AD Impulse 2013-11-07
Mission 5: 44,721 LCM Lo Mar 2020-09-01
Mission 6: 120,133 AD Impulse 2013-11-07

Top Ten

(Submissions since 2010)

1 534,131 LCM Lo Mar 2020-09-01
2 442,338 AD Impulse 2013-11-09
3 337,929 FA Turtle Jerrar 2020-07-12
4 301,873 CPT SL8c8 2019-02-08
5 287,065 GN Mark Schueler 2010-12-27
6 256,491 FA Howlader 2009-10-03
7 231,853 VA Silwar Naiilo 2020-07-07
8 231,062 CPT Frenchie6 2020-08-29
9 210,156 GN Mark Schueler 2012-09-22
10 181,916 MAJ Mauser 2015-06-03

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 198 pilots a total of 212 times.

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski

MAJ Aft Skylek

LC Alejandro Araujo

CPT Alexi Stukov

GN Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2021-10-31

CM Andrelious J. Inahj

COL Angel

COL Archangel

LC Ardeth Mordor

CM Arion Sunrider

CM Armagon

COL Arso Slyth

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

COL Beef

LT Big-J-Q

COL Bilbo

LCM Blaine

LCM Blenheim

LC Brandon

GN Brian

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

MAJ Caltin Doros

COL Carl Lost

LC Chris Cox

LC Chris McCollum

GN Coranel Both - 2016-06-11

LC Curtis

COL D. T. Hammer

MAJ Da'emon Narshay

HA Daniel Bonini

COL Daniel Stephens

CM Darius Hunter

COL DarkC

AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin

CM Dedmeat

MAJ Delak Krennel

MAJ Deleted Member

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

CM Dex D'Alcobia

LC Diaboli

CM Dirk Logan

COL Dirty Vader

LT Edward De'Galeon

HA Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2014-03-27

CPT Eriond Kath'Razzit

CPT Fallien Skull

MAJ Fink

CM Freedon Nad

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-08-29

HA Frodo March

Garet Jax

LC Gen Es'mith

AD Gidda

FA Giovanni Palermo

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-23

VA Grail SoulChaser

CM Gward

COL Gyssler

AD Hav Antiel - 2018-01-06

MAJ Hermann

FA Howlader - 2009-10-03

MAJ Hunter

AD Impulse - 2013-11-09

VA Indaro Gallia

CPT Jaques Landeux

MAJ Jaron Kai

CPT Jenn Sidhe

CM JetMech - 2020-08-24

COL Jon Doyle-Strathaven

COL Josh Popelka

CM Kahooli

GN Kaisin Mirtez

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

LT Kane Hooper

CM Karce

LT Kelvin Ray

LC Kenath Zoron

Khameir Sarin

LC Kodiak Kereban

MAJ Koriel

AD Krax Tarnisar

CPT Kyle Fardreamer

MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-06-24

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-01

COL Loor

CPT Maiko Spince

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

GN Mark Schueler - 6 times, last on 2017-06-08

LT Maruh'kati

Title: "Shadow of Time"
Missions : 6
Game Platform :TIE (FCHG) 
Author : Drake


Required patches
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* none


Installation instructions
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1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle


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PLOTLINE - "Shadow of Time"

A communications intercept from a secret Rebel research station has indicated that they are about to 
begin a series of tests on a new Temporal Vortex. This could pose a serious threat to us if the Rebels 
are able to claim the power of time.

We are under orders to engage the facility and destroy it before the test is completed. The Rebels must 
not gain this technology.. at any cost.

CREATOR'S COMMENTS 
Made for the FCHG Competition, I began construction on another seperate plotline before switching to 
this one half way through the competition. As usual, it is another of my battles that is six missions 
long, enabling me to develop the plotline as much as I can. One thing I don't like is making battles in 
a time period, I was planning a load of wonderful surprises but eventually ran out of time. The final 
changes were laid down on the very last night of the competition. 
It still was fun to make, even if I was tearing my hair out towards the end.  

Drake

RSV/LC Drake/M-FRG Phoenix

29th July 2001