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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
|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|
(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|
This battle has been flown by 98 pilots a total of 105 times.
HA Anahorn Dempsey - 4 times, last on 2021-04-11
AD Apophis Kuma - 2004-10-28
CM Benji Tandor - 2023-03-31
LC Choosh - 2003-02-16
LC Chris Cox - 2003-10-31
MAJ Colo Delste - 2021-10-04
COL CrimsonFury - 2003-04-30
AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-01-13
CPT Derek Dan - 2003-01-27
COL Drak - 2003-01-15
GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2013-11-25
LC Frey Gallandro - 2002-09-14
COL Gyssler - 2014-06-03
AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-10
MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-08
MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2021-10-02
COL Jer Stryker - 2003-05-17
MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-09-17
MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-11-10
LC Kenath Zoron - 2002-09-02
COL Lenvik - 2005-02-01
SL Linoge - 2003-02-07
COL Mad Hatter - 2002-09-02
COL Malidir - 2005-01-21
COL NiksaVel - 2021-10-04
COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-09-29
COL Phantom - 2003-08-09
FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2021-10-07
COL Raith Sienar - 2005-02-15
CPT S 4patas - 2005-06-09
LC Savageaz - 2002-12-05
LC Tissaya Argat - 2002-12-10
AD TK-2107 - 2003-04-10
GN Triji Boliv - 2022-06-28
CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-10-10
CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-01-24
COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-07-15
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 ---------------- none 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 THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Neo