XvT-F 85: Wing XIV: Diamondback Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-04-16
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 1.9
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 57
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for XvT
  • Battle Reviews

    CPT Xye



    It's low effort, but it's (potentially) easy (on easy). You really only have to destroy the platform, so choose your craft wisely. Don't forget you can switch to your wingmates and use their ordinance, or order them to attack it as well to make quick work of the whole affair. I can't really recommend it except for easy points, but it's not the worst either.

    LC Solohan50



    I played on Easy. This mission is an absolute cakewalk, I feel bad for the Rebels in this mission. They're so completely outmatched and outgunned, it's not even funny. If you can breathe or blink your eyes, you can beat this mission.

    MAJ TheBlackxRanger



    pretty easy and straightforward mission. i kind of assumed the platform was the hostile so i went for that with the heavy rockets and finished it off with lasers. played this one as part of rtf 21

    Platform bombing run that is just way too easy and quick to complete because you have a dozen wingmen. Downloading the ZIP file and putting the files in the right place took longer than the mission. Hell, even for you reading this review......it is longer than how long this mission takes. I'll take the RTF points though.

    AD Phoenix Berkana



    Quick. Easy. This is yet another free battle that can be completed in under 60 seconds with use of rockets and wingmen. Just ensure your wingmen empty their magazine into the platform and job done.

    RA Genie



    It could have been so much better. Starts with the right foot by having you choose to fly between a T/I and a T/B. But once inside, it kind of falls on its head. Small changes could have made this a much better flying experience.

    COL Phalk Sturm



    One of the fastest missions ever! Completing the primary goals was real quick, going after the bonuses was certainly more challenging in an unshielded T/B but certainly entertaining. Worth a try.

    Battle Bug Reports

    There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

    High Scores

    Mission: 73,430 GN Dax Corrin

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 60,918 MAJ Arid Foxtrot 2003-10-18
    2 56,326 CM Dukimar 2003-09-17
    3 15,400 LC Frey Gallandro 2002-12-05
    4 15,200 LT Ganon 2003-08-30
    5 15,170 COL Shae Kitane 2002-08-31
    6 14,892 CPT Daar Skeloria 2005-01-16
    7 14,500 GN Dunta Polo 2009-11-15
    8 12,581 COL Justin 2003-08-02
    9 12,540 MAJ Hunter 2003-05-24
    10 12,390 AD Phoenix Berkana 2021-10-22

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 55 pilots a total of 55 times.

    X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter Free Mission
    Title:		 Wing XIV: Diamondback Squadron
    Missions:	 1
    Medal:		 A bottle of Diamondback's Wodka
    Author:		 FL/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
    Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter
    Release Date:    05/feb/2002
    Ships:           TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber
    Difficulty:      Playable to easy.
    Filename:        wxiv6diamondback.zip
    File contents:   WXIVDIAM.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
    While the rest of the wing has been concentrating on Rebel convoys, we're going for the source 
    of these: Genko Platform Brook. The Genkoans have had far too many favours on this matter already, 
    even got their PLT back after Wing XIII had captured it. Now they are still betraying our trust, 
    the EH will end this matter in the easiest way: take out the platform and capture all goods.
    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] 
    - corrected some spelling/grammar issues
    - fixed the duplicate warhead selection entries
    by COL Brucmack, 04.15.02