BoP-FCHG 1: Brothers in Arms

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 6
Release date: 2001-09-09
Last updated: 2009-02-28
Average rating 4.0
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 62
Patches used

EH Ship Patch for BoP

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



The battle has an outstanding plotline and is superbly developed. The problem however lies in the missions tactical deployments. Some of the assignments are a bit tedious, and although very entertaining and fun to fly, this battle should correct a few things before becoming one of the best in the BoP section. Excessive waiting gets unnerving at times and completely evaporates all the fun accumulated until then. Besides that, the missions are challenging though not impossible and is an overall excellent battle with one of the best plotlines out there. Worth flying.

HA Anahorn Dempsey



Although I agree that the storyline is great, this battle has way too much endless waiting to be a truly great battle.

LC Gen Es'mith



I loved this battle, it was great to fly it.The story was really interesting and the flying was awesome! Good job on it!

SL Kitten-claw



The missions and story line are a great, the battle is a pleasure to fly, can a bit to easy in places. I am sorry to say, but there is still room for improvement within the battle.

Tomaas Banys



Bang! The battle is great. Incredibly fantastic (though simple) plot, few good struggles, good final mission. Maybe it was a bit too easy... :P I give it 4.99. I RECOMMEND THIS BATTLE TO ANYONE!

FA Marcin Szydlowski



Hmm. This battle is better than i thought. Great story by Wes Janson and good job by Mike.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Throughout: EH capture transports fly very slowly, leading to long wait times with no action.

Mission 1: Message warning about enemy A-Wings only appears after the second wave has arrived.

Mission 3: Flag officer message about the ISDs being safe appears before both the Challenge and Immortal have escaped into hyperspace.

Mission 6: SSSD Sovereign flies directly into the ISD Relentless.

High Scores

Battle Total: 511,517 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-11
Mission 1: 156,649 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-11
Mission 2: 39,500 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-11
Mission 3: 100,174 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-11
Mission 4: 53,000 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-11
Mission 5: 103,014 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-11
Mission 6: 59,180 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-11

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 511,517 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-11
2 342,222 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-03-15
3 315,891 LT Kate Flyer 2005-05-07
4 315,507 COL TK-7764 2003-02-27
5 286,529 COL Drak 2004-09-21
6 282,162 CM TK-9780 2005-04-30
7 273,167 CM Archenksov 2015-06-11
8 260,715 CM Nicolas 2003-01-28
9 257,924 CM Duken 2003-10-24
10 257,844 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-03-14

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 56 pilots a total of 60 times.

Title               : Brothers in Arms
Author              : FM/LC Marcin Szydlowski/Crusader 3-2/Wing XIII/ISD Grey Wolf (#3203) 
			(overall design; missions 2,3,5,6)
		      CMDR/CPT Wes Janson/Phoenix/Wing XIII/ISD Grey Wolf (#5356)
		      	(battleplan; storyline; missions 1,4)
Platform            : X-wing vs. TIE Fighter: Balance of Power
Number of missions  : 1
Medal               : N/A

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for BoP

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for BoP installed
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Check the Misc folder in your BoP one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
4] Press the Balance of Power button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

See 'story.doc'

Mission #1 
An attack on a Rebel outpost in the Darken'Fai Nebula turns sour when after the platform is destroyed,
the supervising ISD's (Grey Wolf, Vanguard and Intrepid) are hijacked and head for hyperspace. 

Mission #2 
A confrontation. A shuttle is found by EH Intel to be carrying information to the forces who hijacked 
the ASF ships. Phoenix and Crusader squadrons are sent in to capture this shuttle, when the ship it 
was supposed to rendezvous with (The captured ISD Intrepid) arrives with High Admiral Jenovazel, who 
broadcasts his plans. Phoenix and Crusader are attached to the ISD Relentless for this mission, and 
the Relentless escapes from here to meet with GA Ronin. 

Mission #3
The TIE Corps Battlegroup comes in to confront HA Jenovazel to try to take our Star Destroyers back. 
However, a vicious fight ensues, and the EH ends up losing the Relentless and Colossus as well. The 
other two ships barely manage to run for it, and make it back to Eos for reinforcements. 

Mission #4 
The EH sends GA Ronin in a shuttle to meet with HA Jenovazel. The HA meets our GA in a docking meeting
on an old hulk Strike Cruiser, and attempt to settle an agreement. Through a double crossing on the 
EH's part, bringing in an INT and several other various craft, HA Jenovazel attempts to escape. In 
doing so, his shuttle is captured, to find it's simply a synthbot. With five EH ISD's still missing, 
the search continues.

Mission #5 
EH Intel infiltrates HA Jenovazel's organization and discovers where the stolen ISD's are being kept. 
The remaining EH Forces, nicknamed the Flaming Crusaders, ambush them and manage to retrieve the ISD's
Grey Wolf and Relentless. The others escape.

Mission #6
Jenovazel's fleet is found, and the EH manages to retrieve the last of their stolen ISD's. HA Jenovazel
attempts to escape on a shuttle and is stopped by the Gunboat Ion Cannons of Crusader Squadron, while 
Phoenix watches over them. Ronin himself is aboard the capturing ATR used to capture Jenovazel, and 
kills him right in the ATR.

The first mission is a prologue. Because XVT doesn't have regions, some missions may look weird. 
If anyone would like to create XWA version of this battle, just let us know.