XvT-TC 25: Wing XV: Echo Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 2002-02-13
Last updated: 2009-03-14
Creator

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 4.6
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 186
VanCom's Protector Medal (Pyrath-Aurora)
Battle Medal:
VanCom's Protector Medal (Pyrath-Aurora)

Battle Reviews

CPT Colo Delste

5

2022-06-18

No shields, all guts!

A tough challenge on Hard (I ended up having to fly on Medium). Only downsides really were the wait at the end of the last mission for the A/FRG to do its thing and the score penalties in play in a couple missions for when friendlies show up. Excellent briefings, good player choices to make. Would be worth flying Co-op with 2 others, as it seems that was the intent.


COL Genie

5

2021-10-31

There are some issues, for example when you fail to inspect the Corleone Corvettes (because they died too fast), you don't get a failure message. But with such issues aside this one packs quite a punch. Fly it at your leisure.


COL Phalk Sturm

4

2021-10-10

This battle is another good product from mBender. The plotline is good and the briefings are even better. The missions are good for all tastes, since there is a wide array of assignments and also fighters to choose. Flying the ugliest fighter in the galaxy, that is the TIE/M1 is a personal preference of mine. It has that fat laser to rain death on anyone, and even the ion cannons. Sure, it's ugly but this nimble little puncher can do a lot of damage. The only warning is that if you don't like shieldless fighters, steer elsewhere, since this is a long battle where only guts are allowed. Fly it if you love the old school, no shields all guts.


MAJ Erryc Lasitter

5

2002-05-12

GREAT mission! Good Job, Ender. As Echo CMDR, I am honored to be able to fly this mission!


SL A.J "Tainer" Brown

4

2002-02-23

I agree, it was a great battle. It's also good we get to brush up on our skill with the good old un-shielded TIEs.


FA Tomaas Montte

4

2002-02-18

This was a really good Battle and I really enjoyed flying it. It was especially nice to fly the unshielded ships. and having a craft choice was great too. We need more Battles where we fly somthing other than a cushy Defender or Advanced. I would have given this Battle a 5 but Mission 3 was a litle irritating since most of the Corvettes make no move to attack the Van, they just sit and wait for you. Other than that I really enjoyed the Battle.


LC Frey Gallandro

5

2002-02-16

Hell, this was a great Battle !!!!


Battle Bug Reports

FA Conker Blackwood

2009-09-20

EHBL crashes immedatly upon attempting to load this battle.


High Scores

Battle Total: 412,420 COL Brucmack
Mission 1: 79,270 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 65,400 COL Brucmack
Mission 3: 101,900 COL Brucmack
Mission 4: 78,680 COL Brucmack
Mission 5: 87,170 COL Brucmack

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 164,444 CPT Mace 2003-01-25
2 143,040 MAJ Hunter 2002-12-23
3 134,333 AD TK-2107 2002-12-09
4 127,095 COL Nightmare 2003-06-06
5 125,590 MAJ Artyis 2004-06-18
6 123,650 MAJ Tuba 2011-07-09
7 119,451 LT Kedirak Sith 2003-04-29
8 118,357 CPT Colo Delste 2022-06-18
9 114,326 AD Apophis Kuma 2003-01-24
10 112,730 LT Kate Flyer 2005-04-04

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 178 pilots a total of 186 times.

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Aft Skylek - 2003-08-24

LC Alec Qarni

LC Alejandro Araujo - 2018-10-25

CPT Alsdyr

GN Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2021-01-10

LT Andrew

CM Andrew

COL Andrijas - 2003-12-10

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-01-24

CM Aragorn

CM Aragorn - 2003-03-03

COL Archangel

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-02-18

MAJ Artyis - 2004-06-18

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2004-07-13

LC Big Poppa K - 2004-08-03

CM BlackHellKnight

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

MAJ Bryan - 2004-07-16

MAJ Caltin Doros

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LT Charlie Zhong - 2004-10-16

LCM Cho Leed

LC Choosh

LC Chris Cox - 2002-08-17

CPT Colo Delste - 2022-06-18

CPT Con Selar

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-09-22

GN Coranel Both - 2015-09-12

MAJ Coremy Jertese - 2002-12-23

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-03-18

CPT CTXclr

CPT Damarcus - 2004-08-04

HA Daniel Bonini

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

LCM Dargor - 2004-08-14

COL Dark Angel

COL Darklord

LT Darrik Vyn

Darth Vader

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-09-23

GN Dax Corrin

CPT Deamon

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis - 2002-11-26

LCM Dion Ellis

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris

COL Drak - 2004-09-22

GN Drake

LCM Drake - 2004-08-01

LC Drake Jensen

LCM Drax Remlinger

CM Duken - 2002-11-23

CPT Dummytest

COL Duncan Idaho

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-06-01

CM Dvader

CPT Dweezil - 2004-08-01

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet

LT Eifel - 2005-03-26

CM El Guapo - 2004-08-03

HA Elwood the Brave - 2003-06-04

HA Ender mBind

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

CM Falcon

LCM Felix Anthraxson - 2002-12-28

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March - 2003-05-04

COL Garik Hizad - 2003-01-12

FA Gelton Torr

COL Genie - 2021-10-31

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail

LCM Gruckn Rahn - 2003-04-08

COL Gyssler - 2004-08-07

AD Hav Antiel - 2018-10-27

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-22

MAJ Hev Randrowan

MAJ Hunter - 2002-12-23

CPT Hunterwolf - 2003-12-17

Ian Jackson

COL Jer Stryker

MAJ Johann Glorick - 2003-01-07

CPT John Clark

LCM Jrai

COL Justin - 2004-07-31

LC Kadon Beir

CM Kalith Jaenus

LCM Kataka

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-04-04

CPT Kazraran - 2022-02-12

LT Kedirak Sith - 2003-04-29

MAJ Keiran - 2005-01-15

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-11-10

LC Kenath Zoron

Khameir Sarin

CM Kysar Xero - 2005-01-16

COL Lenvik - 2005-01-23

COL Loor - 2002-11-23

CPT Mace - 2003-01-25

CM Mach Blader - 2004-07-31

CPT Machinari - 2003-09-13

CPT Mad Max

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-04-15

COL Malidir - 2004-08-31

FA Marcin Szydlowski

MAJ Marcus Caine

CPT Marenac

LCM Marlin

MAJ Michael

CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-11-24

COL Moagim Daar

COL Nightmare - 2003-06-06

CPT Paul

LCM Peh

FA Pellaeon

GN Pete Mitchell - 2017-05-10

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-10

COL Phantom - 2003-01-05

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-12-10

HA Plif

LT Porshakka - 2003-02-03

CPT Predator

CM Predator

GN Rancorous

Rekio Corsair

CPT Ric Gravin

GN Ric Hunter

CPT Rogue

CPT S 4patas - 2004-07-09

CM Sabbath - 2003-01-20

LC Savageaz - 2003-02-25

COL Shae Kitane

COL Shups

Siterath Goersase - 2002-08-24

GN Smitrock

LC Spade - 2003-09-18

LC Steve Strangelove - 2005-06-06

LC Strahd

HA Striker

LC Thorn - 2002-11-16

CPT Tiamat - 2003-12-23

LCM Timpa Sloan

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107 - 2002-12-09

CPT TK-6686

CM TK-9780 - 2002-11-20

FA Tomaas Montte

COL Torres

MAJ Tuba - 2011-07-09

LC Turr Phennir - 2003-03-25

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-07-09

CPT Vertigo

MAJ VinDoros - 2002-12-07

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-06-09

CPT Von Predator

CM Wisal Pol-Jo - 2002-09-17

CM Xanatos Screed

CPT Xanthos Deia

CM Ygor Mantis

CM Yukito - 2003-05-03

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk - 2003-01-06

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2003-11-04

LCM Zhil - 2002-09-08

COL Zorn Starn - 2002-08-14

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-05-20

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter Battle

Title:		 Wing XV: Echo Squadron
Missions:	 5
Medal:		 VanCom's Protector Medal (Pyrath-Aurora)
Author:		 FL/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
		 (endermbind@gmail.com)
Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter (+EHSP)

Release Date:    10/feb/2002
re-Release Date: 13/aug/2008
Ships:           TIE Experimental M1, TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor
Difficulty:      Playable.

THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.
ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.


Required patches
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* EH Ship Patch for XvT
* TIE Experimental Mk.I
* Corellian transport YT-2400


Installation instructions
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1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Download the patches from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the patches by double clicking them in the EHSP installer
4] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
5] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
6] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
8] Uninstall the patches by double clicking them in the EHSP installer



Description
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This battle 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. In timeline this
battle takes place just before the free missions.

REBUILD 2008
------------
As part of a project to "level up" all my older battles to current standards (and adding custom
voice packages) this battle was upgraded considerably. Notable is the added use of patches for
the T/e1 and YT-2400: This was originally planned (since Echo did fly T/e1 and the Ray of Light
was already marked as a YT2400 in the briefings), but those patches did not exist yet. Besides this
AI actions were improved upon (orders and waypoints) and a lot of "dressing up" was added. Overall
all craft and text of the original version were retained though.

Story Line
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1. Echo Squadron, 54th TIE Corps Squadron, of Wing XV is based upon the ISDII Vanguard and its 
objective is VIP Escort. VIP Escort Squadrons are the Secret Service of the EH and defend extremely 
important people and material.
Echo Squadron is currently under the command of the able CM Gilad Pelleaeon and earlier CMDRs were 
MAJ Strahd, COL Garik Hizad, CPT Blair Vallyn, LC DS-61-4, MAJ Archon and other illustrious names - 
many of which have ended up as Wing Commanders. It has won WC's Own 3  months out of 12 in the last 
recorded year while Echo pilots earned VanCOM's Protector in 4 other months.
At times Echo can't be put to use for VIP Escort and then its put on various other assignments. We've 
found out that the NR has constructed a small base in the Pyrath System - And that's EH Space! Echo is 
being sent in to take it out, this time operating from the DREAD Calidor, part of the ISDII Vanguard's 
support, and often used for these kind of assignments.

2. After Echo Squadron had sucsessfully destroyed the new NR Base in the Pyrath System, the DREAD 
Calidor was assigned to a new undisclosed task. On its way from the NR Base it dropped Echo Squadron 
off at the Pyrath Naval Base - to join up again with the ISDII Vanguard, which uses that base as a 
jumping point for many of its operations.
Since Echo Squadron has to wait at the Naval Base for the ISDII Vanguard anyway, the EH Customs Agency 
has requested the squadron to fly some customs inspection runs. The Naval Bases are popular stopover 
points for freighters and transports leaving and entering the planet's orbit and these all need to be 
checked for illegal contraband.
Needing a bit of a break from their earlier strike, Echo Squadron has accepted the mission up until the 
ISDII Vanguard arrives.

3. Echo Squadron has joined up with the ISDII Vanguard only to learn from their Wing Commander, COL 
Hizad, that they'll be moving to the DREAD Calidor again - but this time together with RA Bevel Leeson, 
the VanCOM, and COL Hawk, who'll fly the Rear Admiral in his private transport The Ray of Light.
RA Leeson will be going to the capital planet of the EH, Aurora, for an important high level meeting 
and Echo Squadron will escort him all the way. Because a transport is deemed too vulnerable, the Rear 
Admiral will mostly be travelling in the DREAD Calidor. Echo will be deployed whenever the Calidor is 
out of hyperspace.
Escort the CORT Ray of Light carrying the VanCOM from the ISDII Vanguard to the DREAD Calidor and 
engage any craft that seem to be a threat.

4. On route from the Pyrath System to the Aurora System the DREAD Calidor carrying the VanCOM has to 
come out of hyperspace a few times for course corrections. In these periods Echo Squadron is deployed 
for extra cover. Last few jumps nothing of much interest happened but on this last stop before we jump 
to the Aurora System there appears to be a problem...
...the Calidor has jumped straight into what seems to be a small Rebel Fleet that is taking on supplies!
The fleet seems to be part of the same force we encountered in the Pyrath System, which means they 
haven't retreated out of the EH-Territories... they've gone deeper into it!
Since we're pretty sure we'll be able to get the Calidor through, COL Hawk has sugested that we disrupt 
the Rebel resuply effort as much as possible while we get launched on a protective cover anyway. 
RA Leeson has agreed that if we take out at least half the NR transports the resupply will have been 
next to useless to the NR Fleet.

5. After our surprice run-in with the New Republic Spine Security Force we've finally arrived at the 
Aurora System, our VIP's destination on this journey.
COL Hawk will be flying his CORT Ray of Light from the DREAD Calidor to the Aurora Naval Base, from 
where RA Leeson will take a regular shuttle down to the planet's surface while the Colonel stays at the 
platform untill the return of the VanCOM. Echo will be returning to the ISDII Vanguard with the DREAD 
Calidor immediately after RA Leeson is safely at the platform.
Since this is the EH homeland, protected by 3 ISDs at all times, its highly unlikely that a Rebel 
attack is imminent. But since we met part of a NR-SSF taskforce very close by be prepared for 
anything.

NOTE 
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You need XvT (or at least all the ships involved there), and the EHSP and the T/e1 patches

Other Information
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This is the First release of a very quickly made battle. Bugs could arrise - please
mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats, questions or apraisals.


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