XWA-TC 25: Ticket to Chimaera

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 4
Release date: 2001-11-24
Last updated: 2003-09-09

HA Striker

Average rating 3.7
Reviews: 16
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 376
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Chimaera Cross

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



I really enjoyed the story of this battle. I'll be honest in that I turned on cheats for the mine field, but it didn't feel like it was TOO unfair, just I didn't have the time to invest to run it perfectly.

VA Locke Setzer



I liked it! It's basically a training battle, but who doesn't need a refresher on the fundamentals from time-to-time?




An average battle. It was nice to fly some classic imperial starfighters for a change, but the entire plot was that it was a training competition, and the missions were pretty uncomplicated. Not bad, but not particularly memorable.

LC andr3



Designed as a training battle that's supposed to each you some very useful skills. It kind of does - except it does not: Either you know which tricks to apply or you have to figure it out yourself.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. I can't say I enjoyed these missions too much. The first two missions are incredibly easy. In the first mission, I literally killed one X-Wing and then the mission was over. Then in the 3rd mission, you have to clear a minefield in a shieldless ship and the mines sometimes shoot missiles at you. The 4th mission is the only one I'd even consider remotely decent and, even then, it's lackluster at best.

EDIT - I played this again and I agree with my original review. I played this in XWAU and it worked fine too.

COL Aardvark



I wanted to like this battle - I really did. But I can't. It had it's good points such as a plot that was sorta believable, various mission types and skills and the utilization of the in-game email was a nice touch. However, the briefings left me unenthused and I found certain parts of the battle overly grindy. In addition, the excessive use of unshielded craft and the gunboat made it more frustrating than fun and challenging.

SL Zekk Terrik



I was definitely not a fan of this battle. I thought the plot line was kind of dumb for something I would expect for the TIE Corps – I have to try out to be stationed on board the ISD Chimaera and fly for Grand Admiral Thrawn? I have to say, Grand Admiral Thrawn’s standards are pretty low. I completed the entire battle in under 10 minutes. Blow up some Rebel fighters, blow up some mines, capture some things, and then blast on an entire convoy. I did not find the mission briefings particularly funny and engaging, and the battle creator is going to lose points for making me fly an assault gunboat. NEVER do that.
Bonus points, however, for funny flight group names and the funny cargo on board the convoys. X-W Group Tortillas, Tapas, Fidel, Cuba, finding AOL CD’s and cigarillos aboard the convoys. Highly amused by that. Other than that, it was pretty dull.

COL Phalk Sturm



This is a training battle, make no mistake. In unshielded T/Fs and T/Is. Eventually you get to fly the Turtle of War, see the venerable Cygnus Spaceworks Xg1 Star Wing, or better known as Gunship. It is challenging and hard to beat, so no one cares about the plot, here. Go out there and perform the drills. This is as straight forward as it gets.

AD Hav Antiel



After flying HA Striker's XWA-TC 17 battle, I was dreading flying his other creations. However, this battle is a set of straightforward training missions with a minor and interesting plot. The battle reminds me of the early missions in TIE Fighter. However, I'm not sure if anyone downloading custom missions for XWA needs a primer of this nature.

RA Genie



Amazing training battle. Highly recommend it. Well crafted. It does not do anything revolutionary, but what it does, it does to perfection. I feel it was tested thoroughly by its creator. The 4th mission is quite hard because you are on a hard timer, so brace yourselves! Use the corvettes' blind spots (*hint* *hint*) ;)

AD Stryker



If you want a refresher in how to fly, especially in ships commonly seen in multiplayer games (namely unshielded TIE Fighters and Interceptors), this is for you. If you want something with a bit of plot, or don't like inspection and minefield clearance missions, steer clear (you have to do both in one mission). Overall, a solid 3/5 purely for sake of it being a handy training tool.

CPT Serge Broskopf



A nice, enjoyable and well constructed battle. Maybe the two first missions were a little short and the capture mission could use a minor touch here and there concerning the errors mentioned in earlier reviews. Because of that, I gave it a 4. But everything else: story, e-mail, fun factor... leave it as it is. Oh... and why no TIE Bomber training mission? :-)

CM A. G. Snijglau



This is a great battle for training purposes! Covers all the basics in ultra-difficult terms. Too bad the capture mission was a little buggy....(why were those ATR's ramming the INT?)

COL Torres



Although it was one of the hardest battles I've flown, I still found it to be an exciting battle. Its refreshing to fly something new like this.

SL Kitten-claw



Back to Basic, we all need to fly a refresher course from time too time, highly recommended battle.

MAJ Murkrow Defender



Good battle. It was a bit anoying having to fly the old fighters but at least it wasn't extremly hard. I normally wouldn't have given it a 5 just cause mission 3-4 were a bit harder than they should have been but I GOT MY FIRST HIGH SCORE! GO WHOEVER MADE THE BATTLE!

Battle Bug Reports

HA Anahorn Dempsey


M2: despite in flight msg and goal, ATRs hyper out instead of flying home to the INT. Nasty: friendlies destroy cargo ships before ID'ing cargo

High Scores

Battle Total: 19,864 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 2,900 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 7,317 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 2,615 COL Deimos
Mission 4: 7,032 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 19,864 COL Deimos 2005-05-25
2 17,129 COL Rau Aznable 2004-07-11
3 12,823 MAJ Tek Selkirk 2003-07-24
4 11,025 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-06-26
5 10,661 HA Pete Mitchell 2021-06-27
6 9,657 MAJ Tuba 2010-08-30
7 9,574 COL Aardvark 2021-06-11
8 8,218 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-06-29
9 7,700 RA Colo Delste 2021-06-11
10 7,345 CPT Maw'la 2003-02-08

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 353 pilots a total of 373 times.

CM A. G. Snijglau

COL Aardvark - 2021-06-11

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

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MAJ Artyis - 2002-11-17

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LC Choosh - 2003-01-06

LC Chris Cox - 2003-05-16

LT Chris Pape - 2009-09-30

LT Cole Archer - 2004-10-01

RA Colo Delste - 2021-06-11

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Darth Vader

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COL Davi Anthol - 2002-08-14

GN Dax Corrin

COL Deimos - 2005-05-25

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VA Dolza - 2003-01-12

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COL Drak

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COL E. Tarkin

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AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-29

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CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-10-21

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COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-12

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COL Josh Popelka

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SL Linoge

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LC Mark

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GN Master

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Mayk Wolverine - 2003-04-23

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MAJ Michael

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COL Mini Minkus

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COL Moagim Daar

LT Moorindal

COL Mordred

MAJ Morgoth - 2021-06-22

COL Mosh - 2003-04-26

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HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2021-06-27

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			    TC-XWA Battle 25 - Ticket to Chimaera
		        by Fleet Admiral Striker (striker@tiecorps.org)

Title: Ticket to Chimaera
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance (XWA)
Missions: 4
Medal: Chimaera Cross
Author: TAC-PROF/FA Striker/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (striker@tiecorps.org) (TC PIN #420)
Plotline: LO/AD Ramos/CS-11/SSSD Sovereign

The plotline of this battle is based on the EH Timeline Project conducted by the LO Office.

Installation Instructions

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA for additional material like patches, emails or sounds. 
- Copy the fronttxt.txt file and the pilot file included (*.plt) into your 
XWA directory, use it to play the battle. 
- Copy the squad5.cbm file into your XWA/Frontres/Tour directory
3] In EHBL, create a new "EH Pilot" in the Game Menu (Check "Prepare for EH Battle").
4] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle.

- This battle uses difficulty levels. If you have problems with a mission, 
there is no shame using the easy or medium difficulty level...
- Look at your mails, you may receive some fresh news...

Summary of Files

-> /XWA/

-> /XWA/Missions

-> /XWA/Frontres/Tour
	squad5.cbm (optional)


072901, 0434 Imperial Standard Time - Recent contact has been reported from numerous Warlords 
across the Outer Rim regarding the Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera and most importantly Grand 
Admiral Thrawn, who is rumored to be captaining the vessel, relieving command from its previous 
Commodore, Captain Pellaeon. Though the most recent speculation has included a fleet of Star 
Destroyers under Thrawn's command, there have been no reliable witnesses to back up the claims. 

Incoming Transmission... hailing frequency 3023-13.
Origin: Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera
Link accepted... standing by...

From: Grand Admiral Thrawn, ISD Chimaera
To: Grand Admiral Stephan Ronin, SSSD Sovereign
Translating to basic... stand by...

Good morning, Grand Admiral.

First, Admiral, let me congratulate you on your series of victories in the Outer Rim. You 
certainly have earned that uniform in battle. You have not only secured a sizeable region of 
space for the Empire, but have defended it successfully against the Rebellion during this time 
of chaos. For this the Empire thanks you, as do I. 

Now... on to pressing matters. As you know, I had been assigned to the Unknown Regions to further
the cause by our illustrious... and late Emperor. Now I return to find that his own dominion has 
been overthrown. I've contacted some of our less powerful, though no less informed allies, and 
by current intelligence the Rebellion has control of nearly 3/4 known space. The Rebellion, even
as we speak, are making plans to formally establish their so-called government on Coruscant. 
This... is not to be tolerated.

Palpatine's error is but an error. It will be corrected. More precisely, WE will correct it in 
the coming days ahead. I have called upon the remnants of the Empire's Fleet for this task. I 
trust I will have your support, and the support of your fleet. Captain Pellaeon will elaborate 
on the specifics. Until next time, Admiral... glory to the Empire...

*transmission transfer in progress...*

From: Captain Gilad Pellaeon, ISD Chimaera 
To: Grand Admiral Stephan Ronin, SSSD Sovereign

Admiral, Grand Admiral Thrawn is in need of your forces and services. The Empire's fleet has 
been scattered and broken for some time now, and only through reformation can we strike back at 
the rebel insurgents. The Emperor's Hammer comes with a high reputation in terms of starfighter
excellence. In light of this, here are our requests.

First... under Thrawn's command, his forces must be the most highly trained and loyal officers 
in the Empire. However, Thrawn also understands that the EH has had little conflict over the 
past year and thus may not be at full readiness. Therefore, you have three (3) months to 
initiate a rigorous training program before the rendezvous with our forces. We will supply the 
combat chamber scenarios if you desire.

Second... your Sovereign-class Super Star Destroyer must remain in the Outer Rim to defend the 
EH territories, as well as your Super-Star Destroyer. Both would draw unwanted attention to our 
activities and cause a panic in the Rebel territories if we were to use it in assaults. This is 
NOT Grand Admiral Thrawn's goal.

Third... during the campaign, your ships may be anywhere at any moment, at Grand Admiral 
Thrawn's discretion. However, in light of your excellent reputation and talent, the Grand 
Admiral feels it would be foolhardy to throw away such talent. Therefore, we will allow two (2) 
of your finest EH squadrons to replace two of our standard squads aboard the ISD Chimaera. Per 
Thrawn's orders, your finest Squadrons must be judged on both flight skill, tactics, and the 
ability to think outside the lines. 

That is all, Admiral. We await your response.

- Captain Pellaeon, 1st Officer
Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera

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