TIE-F 181: First Strike

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2001-11-24
Last updated: 2003-09-09
Average rating 3.5
Reviews: 2
Bug reports: 4
Times completed: 43
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

Tough to grade this one when it has a pretty glaring bug - you need to wait until the INT shows up (2 minutes) before disabling the factory or the mission will not be completable.

Ignoring that problem... it's a pretty nice capture operation, with a fun start and a lot of mayhem. Hard to completely judge the glaring bug, but otherwise I'd say it's a good time.

This one is not bad, but then again not worth a 4 like a solid good mission, for some details I will describe shortly. So it should be a 3.5, but there is no such score in the table. Now, the mission describes some of the battles alongside Imperial Storm II some 20ish years ago, of which I was part, and this certainly tickled my nostalgia. The action is good, well balanced. Assignment is to disable a X7 Factory while dogfighting A-Ws and X-Ws armed with Adv. Missiles, while also requiring to sink a rebel cruiser, and protect the seizure operation. Additionally the pilot is required to protect fellow imperial capital ships. It sounds like a full-house if not the case our pilot is flying the almighty, invincible Space Cadillac, the matchless T/D, where every job is a breeze and your enemies follow the undertaker. Some minor errors, though. If the platform gets captured and in effective imperial control, it will continue to launch enemy fighters from the hangars, which is nonsensical. But, overall a nice and fun mission to fly. Honest work.

Battle Bug Reports

VA Locke Setzer


Mission critical ETR uses INT as mothership. INT does not arrive until 2 minutes after mission starts. If player disables factory before INT arrives (very doable), ETR will never arrive and mission will not be completable.

Arrival conditions for ETR should be updated to factory disabled AND INT has arrived

Also - not sure why creator is missing, but this mission was made by Major Calvin Senzin (#2407)

RA Genie


Something is wrong with the mission file, it crashed Yogeme.
Sent a detailed error to Rando to have a look at it

Bug was reported 8 years ago and I'm experiencing the same. Why is this either not fixed or still in the library? Annoying to waste time. Especially in my third mission in a row.

MAJ Landon Cruise


Played this mission for 10 minutes and then the transport decided to never show up to capture the platform. I actually x4 and waited another 5 real time minutes just to be sure. Waste of 10 minutes.

High Scores

Mission: 67,087 CM Gandalf

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 67,087 CM Gandalf 2002-12-25
2 55,521 LCM Mateusz 2003-06-02
3 54,440 LCM Hape Unger 2002-08-28
4 47,012 COL Phalk Sturm 2022-07-04
5 38,496 LC Savageaz 2003-01-16
6 36,849 COL Moagim Daar 2009-08-07
7 18,993 VA Locke Setzer 2024-06-08
8 5,250 AD Ranthier Khaen 2003-08-03
9 3,520 GN Triji Boliv 2002-09-15
10 3,055 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2014-06-19

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 41 pilots a total of 43 times.

Here is Inferno's Free Mission for Exercise Cantina Run...I'm rather happy with the result :)

CMDR/MAJ Calvin Nunb/Inferno/Wing X/ISD Challenge

Title: First Strike
Missions: 1
Medal: Star of Firixon
Game Platform: TIE Fighter (CD or 95)
CMDR/MAJ Calvin Nunb/Inferno
- Created readme
- Contributed to plot
- Created briefings
- Mission modifications and fixes

FM/LCM Biggs Darklighter/Inferno 1-2
- Contributed to plot

FL/LT Dujhod/Inferno 2-1
- Constructed mission base
- Playtested

FM/COL Torres/Inferno 2-2
- Contributed to plot

FM/LCM Talon Zetar/Inferno 2-3
- Contributed to plot

FM/LT Raxell/Inferno 2-4
- Created medal and ribbon
- Playtested

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 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


	The Emperor's Hammer has driven the rogue Imperial Silver Saber and Flaming Arrow fleets into Unknown Space.  Code-named "Task Force Doom," the TIE Corps Battlegroups are sent to the Strall system for the opening move of Operation Imperial Storm.  Inferno Squadron spearheads the assault...but who is the enemy?