XvT-F 67: Wing XIII: Tartarus Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-02-06
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 2
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 50
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for XvT
  • Battle Reviews

    CPT Xye



    The mission itself is fine, no bugs, straightforward as to what you have to do. I flew it on easy, but here are a couple of ideas. So first, make sure you pack a lot of rockets, you have a lot of platforms to take out. Second, I saw the objective was 'passengers safe and sound' and nearly took out my wingmates trying to protect them - turns out...

    CPT Solohan50



    I played on Easy. You just need to kill capital ships with rockets. You are more than equipped to deal with the capital ships since you're in Gunboats. The mission is incredibly fast.

    Gunboat with rockets, is there really anything else that feels just like it? No there isn't, taking a run and destroying a bunch of stuff is amazing. In this one you have a few capital ships to destroy and a couple of platforms. Reign hell on them!

    AD Phoenix Berkana



    Echoing some of the other reviews here by stating this is carpet bombing heaven. All you need to do is destroy the enemy platforms which with 4 GUN's carrying 16 rockets each is very quick and easy with virtually no challenge.

    COL Genie



    The gunboat chocolate factory. Rocket barrage galore and let those platforms burn! Not sure why people make these missions so blunt. Add some challenge into it or some form of extra flying. Don't get me wrong, I always enjoy blowing this up. So in that regard, this mission serves that 'fix' well. But that's about it.

    COL Phalk Sturm



    Standard assault mission, which can be taken in the GUN with a full load of rockets. Quick, easy and to-the-point, this mission yields some 5 minutes of carpet bombing fun.

    Battle Bug Reports

    There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

    High Scores

    Mission: 85,146 GN Dax Corrin

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 26,475 GN Dunta Polo 2013-10-02
    2 23,970 MAJ Hunter 2003-05-22
    3 23,675 CM Valin Drago 2003-08-29
    4 22,109 CPT Von Predator 2005-04-19
    5 21,700 GN Pete Mitchell 2021-11-18
    6 20,280 COL Zystem Fryar 2003-08-12
    7 20,169 CM Dukimar 2003-04-28
    8 18,600 AD Phoenix Berkana 2021-10-22
    9 17,800 CPT Xye 2021-10-26
    10 17,710 COL Nightmare 2003-05-03

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 48 pilots a total of 50 times.

    X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter Free Mission
    Title:		 Wing XIII: Tartarus Squadron
    Missions:	 1
    Medal:		 The Tartarus Tankard
    Author:		 FL/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
    Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter
    Release Date:    28/jan/2002
    Ships:           TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber, Gunboat
    Difficulty:      Playable.
    Filename:        wxiii5tartarus.zip
    File contents:   WXIIITART.TIE, Mission.lst, Readme.txt, Imperial.lst
    Hardware used:   Celleron 450Mhz, GForce II Ultra, 194Mb
    Software used:   XvTEd, XvT, Notepad
    The Imperial.lst and Mission.lst replace your original files, so back those up!
    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 to start XvT and fly the battle.
    - Create a new pilot for the mission based on your name or PIN and the mission number. 
    For example, SL Stele playing Free Mission 80 would make a new pilot file named "StelFM80." 
    or a Pilot with PIN 2883 playing Free Mission 69 would make a new pilot file named "2883fm69" 
    - Begin flying the first training mission.
    This mission is part of a series of free missions about each of the squadrons in the ASF doing 
    missions following their squadron objective in their assigned craft. Each mission tries to give
    a feel and a bit of history of each of the Squadrons. All the storylines of the missions are
    interconnected and have the ASF Squadron join together against a common foe.
    Story Line
    Evidence uncovered at a platform Odin captured has revealed that Genko System is deeper into
    its involvements with the NR then previously thought - they apparently are the worst type of traitors,
    ones that keep their treason hidden for as long as possible so they can do more harm... even going as
    far as to attack rebels in our presence to keep the masquerade going.
    The EH has had it with the System and will send in Tartarus to take out the population of a Genko 
    space colony to pay for their System's treachery. After that we might even have some more fun.
    You need the XvT (or at least all the ships involved there), as far as i know
    no other patches are needed.
    Other Information
    This is the First release. Bugs could arrise - please
    mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats,
    questions or apraisals.
    FL/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
    GS/SSx3/BSx2/PCx5/ISMx14/MoI/MoT-3rh-6gh/IS-1SR/LoC-PSx80/DFC/CoL/CoB/LoAx2/OV-2E [CAVL]