XWA-CAB 1: Secrets and Lies: Eagles of Freedom

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 9
Release date: 2002-04-21
Last updated: 2012-11-02
Creator:

HA Striker

Average rating: 4.6
Reviews: 24
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 187

Battle Medal:
Silver Crest of Truth

Battle Reviews

LCM Jagged Fell III

5

2023-12-03

The story, mission design, and variety of the battle are great. I do wish you spent more time in some of the craft but I get what the designer was going for.


GN Triji Boliv

4

2023-05-11

A pretty good battle with a variety of craft to fly. A little sad the TIE Praetor patch was used but you only got to fly it once or twice. Otherwise, a well constructed battle


LC andr3

4

2023-03-19

Excellent and quite long battle. Plan in several hours. You'll fly a different craft in every mission. The missions feature epic, big battles and make quite creative use of XWA's engine capabilities that you hardly see everywhere. I'd give it five points. However in some missions it is a bit unclear what you need to do and some missions a quite long. Especially the last mission is extremely grindy.


COL Phalk Sturm

5

2020-09-26

Awesome battle. You will experience the thrill of riding inside every subgroup of the EH. A variety of different and very original missions, following a well-balanced and impeccably crafting of each mission. The plotline is immersive and adds to the flavour of this great battle. One word of notice is the last assignment where you have to take down a T/D in a shielded yet sluggish T/B. Tiresome business.


AD Stryker

5

2020-09-14

A solid story encompassing every major portion of the Emperor's Hammer, with a wide variety of craft and missions. I just wish the final mission had been in an ACTUAL Scimitar Assault Bomber rather than just a shielded TIE Bomber, for that added layer of awesomeness.


GN Elwood the Brave

5

2019-04-14

Nice story, nice fights, good fun. An all around good battle.


HA Anahorn Dempsey

5

2008-04-10

Solid story, good flying, and very much doable on easy. A shining example of how to create battles!


VA Dolza

5

2008-03-01

Outstanding battle. Very good story and the Concourse announcement before mission 1 is hystarical.


COL Raith Sienar

4

2004-07-10

I really liked this battle. Great storyline.


The reason i gave this battle 3 was because i loved the plot, the briefings etc. but i hated every single second of flying it. The missions were unbelievably hard, even on easy. Now i dont claim to be the greatest of flyers, but i dont think i am that bad either. These missions, especially the last one, were extremely difficult and i had to fly them far too many times to complete them. I dont mind a challenge but this was a joke. The last mission where you have a squadron of A-Wings trying to kill you while you have to take out 2 capital ships practically on your own is an example of this. Anyway, apart from the playing side the battle was brilliantly constructed an the missions very complex. Well done on that but please make it a little easier next time.


COL TK-7764

3

2003-01-12

There was a lot of hype for this battle. Now there are rave reviews. There were some neat stuff in it, and it had original plot twists, but I just didn't like it that much. Still, you don't have to take my word for it.


LC Archon

5

2002-11-20

Oh...my...God...if you only get to fly one battle for your entire TC career, pick this one!! I could write a three page review detailing every single time I gaped in amazement or outright laughed! Superb, excellent, outstanding, wonderful, and astounding mission design coupled with a wide variety of crafts and objectives. This battle takes some elements of cookie-cutter battles (recon comes to mind the most) and makes them actually a blast to fly. Not to mention the innovative and original events, like what happens when you find the SHU in the asteroid field on your recon flight! This battle also features some truly amazing visuals, including huge starports and stations, awe-inspiring fleet formations, and, in the last mission, the mother of all fighter wing hyperspace sequences (fly it and you'll know what I'm talking about). Furthermore, Striker does a fantastic job of combining a serious plot with some of the funniest stuff I've seen in a battle. The stuff that comes up in inspection and "Bot inside!" were just a few things that caused me to laugh out loud during the battle. The briefings were the best I've ever seen as well, providing excellent detail and being way flashier than anything coming out of Totally Games. Everything in this battle surpasses everything I've ever seen before in any TG campaign or EH battle. A toast to Striker, for making the finest battle ever created. SUREFRIED!!


CM TK-9780

4

2002-09-04

Great story the missions worked well together. It's best played none stop, so you move with the story as the missions process


CPT Serge Broskopf

5

2002-08-20

Great battle. Well balanced, apart from two things: one mission you fly a X/W with no countermeasures and you get all kinds of missiles shot at your arse, the next mission you fly a B/W wíth countermeasures and almost none of the enemies carries missiles (or they aren't using them). It made the X/W mission a little too hard this way, I think. But all else, plot, atmosphere was great. (I also noted that for the last mission Striker must have used old FGs from the third last mission for some of the enemy fighter FGs, as their orders are still set to "producing", "sixth sense" and such :-) ...)


LCM Pedric Cuf

5

2002-07-19

Best battle I've ever flown! Can't wait for part 3.


CM Leofric

5

2002-06-05

Very excellent battle! A difficult challange on the Hard difficulty and appropriately proportioned on the lower difficulties. Great plot and good job making the story fit the missions. Minor grammer errors though.


COL Carl Lost

5

2002-06-04

Amazing effort has been put into this CAB !! Maybe not easy but achieveable and a great storyline ! :) I wish to see more XWA CAB's :)


CPT Alexi Stukov

4

2002-05-14

Good sequel, but all the patches are annoying. Lots of shooting, very difficult. Although, I think the author should rewrite the comm. messages, they were all pretty poorly written with a lot a grammatical errors.


CPT CTXclr

5

2002-05-05

Incredible. Simply incredible. Great plot, great missions. Fly it now!


GN Mark Schueler

4

2002-04-26

All good, minus having to kill a T/D in a T/B, which is why I only gave it a 4


CM Matu Vonnegut

5

2002-04-25

I loved it -- all night! And I got high scores - FANTASTIC!!


HA Striker

5

2002-04-23

wooow it was a great battle...I'm eager to learn how to make so cooool missions, and I'm going to pass the XWA Mission Design Course ASAP !....


LCM Ace

5

2002-04-22

best! best! best!


GN Abel Malik

5

2002-04-21

I really liked this battle being a member of the IW, DB, and TC. The only small detial which was incorrect was the DB mission featuring the fighters from Clan Naga Sadow House Ludo Kresh- Emerald squadron uses T/D's & assault gunships. If you fly one EH battle this week i highly reccomend XWA-CAB.


Battle Bug Reports

HA Anahorn Dempsey

2009-08-22

M2: after swapping crew the ATRs just sit there instead of flying home - SHU Perlo2 keeps getting destroyed near the detention center


High Scores

Battle Total: 1,023,354 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 4,544 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 429,733 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 19,271 COL Deimos
Mission 4: 24,416 COL Deimos
Mission 5: 18,410 CM Dakar Romson
Mission 6: 397,461 COL Deimos
Mission 7: 15,490 COL Deimos
Mission 8: 24,058 COL Deimos
Mission 9: 94,623 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 1,023,354 COL Deimos 2004-08-19
2 222,830 CPT Von Predator 2005-05-20
3 205,278 CPT Xander Drax 2003-01-24
4 171,938 MAJ Neko Nuwen 2003-03-12
5 135,307 MAJ Frankie 2005-02-02
6 134,200 CM Dakar Romson 2003-04-09
7 128,207 FA Gelton Torr 2004-06-18
8 122,662 Keller 2003-04-28
9 114,893 AD Stryker 2020-09-14
10 112,338 COL Archangel 2003-10-23

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 180 pilots a total of 184 times.

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Ace

CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

AD Adren Silvori

MAJ Aeolus

CPT Alexi Stukov

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2009-08-25

LC andr3 - 2023-03-19

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-22

LT Anson Darkrider

CM Anthonius

COL Archangel - 2003-10-23

LC Archon

MAJ Artyis

Autoris Maximus - 2002-12-20

LC Azazel

COL Beef

LCM Big Daddy - 2002-12-09

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

MAJ Bobxavi

MAJ Brat Stone - 2002-08-31

CM Brenn Tantor - 2003-03-13

COL BubbaX - 2002-12-24

COL Carl Lost

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-18

LT Chris Pape - 2009-09-30

MAJ Colo Delste - 2021-06-05

CPT Con Selar

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-04-15

MAJ Crix Talra

CPT CTXclr

CM Dakar Romson - 2003-04-09

HA Daniel Bonini

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-03-25

CM Daniel Russell - 2004-10-17

COL DarkC

AD Darksaber

Darth Vader - 2003-03-20

COL Davi Anthol

GN Dax Corrin

COL Deimos - 2004-08-19

CPT Derek Dan - 2003-02-24

COL Dirty Vader

COL Drak - 2003-01-11

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2003-09-14

LCM Dufar Jabar

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2010-05-09

COL E. Tarkin

LT Egzekutor - 2003-08-28

GN Elwood the Brave - 2019-04-14

CPT Eriond Kath'Razzit - 2003-05-25

GN Exar Kit

CPT EXE

LCM Ezop

COL Fenn Logan

MAJ Frankie - 2005-02-02

FA Gelton Torr - 2004-06-18

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2004-06-02

LC Girth Snail - 2002-09-17

LCM Gold Leader

CPT Grimlock

CM Grzmot

LCM Guardian Angel

COL Gyssler

LCM Halk Knight - 2009-11-21

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-30

FA Howlader - 2009-10-28

MAJ Hunter - 2003-02-08

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2002-09-09

LCM Iylan Kano - 2002-12-27

MAJ Jack Stone

LCM Jagged Fell III - 2023-12-03

LCM Jari

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

CPT Kael Malahk - 2003-03-02

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-05-14

LC Kayle Bayron - 2005-02-08

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-11-10

VA Keldorn Cochrane

Keller - 2003-04-28

LC Kenath Zoron - 2005-01-23

SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-01-13

Khameir Sarin

CM Kurt Williams

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2003-01-01

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-09

CM Leofric

SL Linoge

COL Loor - 2002-11-21

MAJ Malik

CPT Marc Kendoran - 2003-05-18

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler

GN Master

CM Matthew Weeks

CM Matu Vonnegut

MAJ Michael

LCM Mithrandir

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mosh

LCM Narnil

LCM Nathaniel Tremayne

MAJ Neko Nuwen - 2003-03-12

CM Nicolas

CPT Ninj Prefect

MAJ Nuno

CPT Optimus - 2002-09-16

CPT Paco

LCM Pedric Cuf

Per-Aa Damar N`Eshathi - 2002-12-10

HA Pete Mitchell - 2003-01-17

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-09-26

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-11-29

MAJ Powerslave

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton

LT Rabbit - 2004-09-25

COL Raith Sienar - 2004-09-17

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

LCM Razor

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-09-24

GN Ric Hunter - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

CPT Roger

MAJ Roth Jalis

LT Saatrah Thorgrim - 2003-08-28

LC Savageaz - 2004-07-26

CPT Serge Broskopf - 2002-08-20

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-02-05

CPT Sinjin Allash

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-14

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-07-10

CM Thomas Solo

CPT Tim

COL TK-7764 - 2003-01-27

LCM TK-8148 - 2002-08-13

CM TK-9780 - 2002-09-04

COL Todbringer - 2003-04-13

FA Tomaas Montte

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv - 2023-05-11

MAJ Tuba - 2011-04-02

LC Turr Phennir - 2002-11-24

CPT Tvan'Oris

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-11-01

CPT Vertigo

CPT Viper - 2002-09-03

LCM Vissan - 2003-03-14

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-03-01

CPT Von Predator - 2005-05-20

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-09-24

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-03-01

CPT Xander Drax - 2003-01-24

CPT Xanthos Deia

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-04-13

CPT Zept Leeartic

COL Zeth Durron

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar

			 XWA-CAB Battle 1 - Secrets and Lies: Eagles of Freedom
			       Secrets and Lies Trilogy, Episode Two
				   ------------------------------


Title: Secrets and Lies: Eagles of Freedom
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance (XWA)
Missions: 9
Medal: Silver Crest of Truth
Author: TAC-PROF/FA Striker/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (striker@tiecorps.org)(TC PIN #420)


'Eagles and Freedom' is the sequel to 'the Exile', XWA-TC Battle 17
'the Exile' available at http://www.emperorshammer.net/battles/battle.asp?record=555


Installation Instructions
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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. 
- First, you need to have the S-Foils upgrade installed, and your version of XWA upgraded 
  to v2.02 (http://www.emperorshammer.net/tac/tac-man)
- Install the TIE Praetor Patch (http://sco.emperorshammer.net)
- Install the MC-90 Patch (http://sco.emperorshammer.net)
- Install the DGN Patch (http://sco.emperorshammer.net)
- Copy the fronttxt.txt file  into your XWA directory. 
- Optional: copy the squad*.cbm files into your XWA/Frontres/Tour directory
- This battle is easier on low difficulty levels. If you have problems with a mission, 
  there is no shame using the easy or medium difficulty level...
- Check your mail...
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.


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Prologue
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(The action takes place in December 2000, Earth Time)

Grand Admiral Ronin was sitting at his desk, thoughtful. This news was most disturbing. Quite unbelievable. 
Here, in our territory. Thanks to one of our own Commodores. The situation was critical enough to worry.
"Call me Sector Admiral Kawolski at once, will you" asked the Fleet Commander to his Command Attach.
"At once, Sir !"
Some minutes later, Sector Admiral Kawolski, newly appointed Executive Officer of the Emperor's Hammer, entered
the office along with Ronin's Attach. "I leave you alone, my Lords." he said while leaving the office and closing the door.
"Any good news for me, Alan ?"
"I'm afraid not. We sent recon patrols anywhere, but they seem to have managed to flee. With their hostage."
"Hmmm. We must rescue him. If we lose him, it will lessen our positions and affect the whole fleet. Who would trust
a fleet which can lose this way his Third in Command ?"
"Indeed, Sir."
"I give you full powers to raise a task force to rescue him, wherever he is now. This is our highest priority for the 
moment, take who ever you want for this mission. Of course, it MUST remain a secret. Take our best, our more reliable 
pilots and officers. Nobody except them must be aware of the situation. We don't have a lot of time before people begin
to wonder where he has gone. Who's taking care of his day-to-day business ?"
"StarLion, his Command Attach. He knows what to do."
"Fine. Don't fail me, Alan. Or it could be the beginning of our fall."
"Don't worry, I'm not the kind of man to fail. I will find him, it is only a matter of time."
"Yes... a matter of time... a matter of time."



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