XvT-IW 7: Rion's Shadow Campaign: Tactical Withdrawal

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 2001-11-10
Last updated: 2009-02-22


Average rating: 2.7
Reviews: 9
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 107
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
Platinum Infiltration Crescent

Battle Reviews

CM Benji Tandor



Better than the previous entries in the series but still brought down by an unreasonable level of challenge and very long waiting times.

My seventy-sixth battle in the TIE Corps.

GN Triji Boliv



I really enjoyed most of the missions in this battle. The first two were great, as was the 4th. The third left me sitting around for a very long time waiting for the Fear to enter hyperspace, for no real reason, and 5 had me in an X-wing going after a CRL without warheads, which was a little disappointing.

COL Phalk Sturm



The best of the whole Rion's saga. This battle is well balanced and although the plotline is a somewhat scarce, the briefings are decent, and the missions themselves are both challenging, yet with excellent balance, as well as fun to fly. I am not a big fan of flying alphabet fighters, but in this battle I reconciled with the concept behind the IW. A must for those into the itch of flying rebel traitorous starfighters.

MAJ Jaxx Nassin



A fun mission! There's not a lot going on as far as story is concerned. But it's enjoyable and easy to fly. If you're new to XvT, this is a good one to get comfortable with

AD Hav Antiel



I've never understood the appeal of the IW, so maybe I'm not the right person to review IW missions, but I don't understand the point of missions where TC pilots fly rebel alphabet fighters against advanced TIE varieties and Imperial capital ships. It doesn't make sense to me.

COL Rau Aznable



This battle is very hard and the missions are a little confusing. But I like to kill unshielded Ties with a Rebel fighter. What bugs me is that the player is often at a disadvantage, and you may have to quit the mission with enemies around you just to survive the mission. Be very careful with enemy turbo lasers.

LC Girth Snail



After playing a couple of the previous battles in this series and reading this ones reviews, I was expecting an utterly awful battle. However, it wasn't half as bad as people have said, and most of the time I enjoyed flying it.

LT BlackMule



Come on another one? If the first ones were not bad enough. I tell you the AI needs to be improved. Having your wingmen die on the first pass is ridiculous. Either that or change the amount of groups and waves.

MAJ Hev Randrowan



Another one of these battles that crash your soundcard by to many MissleLock warnings being played. Some people should start thinking of some nice plots instead of making one-sided slaughters like this one.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 4: The IW forces start firing immediately, making the appearance of a truce pointless. Plot continuity: The INT Sword 'trapping' the Fear after it hypered out in Mission 3 is not explained (it wasn't present in the previous mission and the briefing assumes it was there).

High Scores

Battle Total: 299,158 CPT Mace
Mission 1: 86,308 CPT Mace
Mission 2: 57,655 CPT Mace
Mission 3: 85,955 CPT Mace
Mission 4: 47,940 CPT Mace
Mission 5: 25,970 AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 121,677 MAJ Colo Delste 2021-10-04
2 114,057 CPT Derek Dan 2003-01-27
3 113,616 COL Mad Hatter 2002-09-02
4 111,067 CM Benji Tandor 2023-03-31
5 107,363 AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus 2003-01-13
6 105,016 CPT S 4patas 2005-06-09
7 104,020 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-11-18
8 103,980 COL Phantom 2003-08-09
9 103,664 LC Choosh 2003-02-16
10 102,931 LC Savageaz 2002-12-05

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 98 pilots a total of 105 times.

Title: (IW27) Rion's Shadow Campaign - Tactical Withdrawal
Game Platform: X-Wing vs Tie Fighter (XvT)
Missions: 5
Medal: Platinum Infiltration Crescent
Author: IWTAC Neo (KIA)

Required patches

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


Should you discover (horror upon horror) bugs or other such things which cause the mission 
no to function properly or not work, e-mail myself at iw_neo@yahoo.com.