XWA-TC 30: Imperial Storm II: Dark Horizon

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 9
Release date: 2002-05-13
Last updated: 2012-11-02
Creator

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 2.4
Reviews: 19
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 289
Patches used
  • Emperor's Hammer Crest

  • Battle Medal:
    ISII Dark Horizon

    Battle Reviews

    CPT Solohan50

    0

    2021-12-17

    I played on Easy with cheats. If you want a battle that requires absolutely nothing from you, this is it. The mission creator seemingly copy/pasted the same mission over and over, while slightly changing the ships in it. This is a terrible battle and I'd avoid it if you enjoy anything besides watching your wingmen mop up tons of dumb fighters.


    CM KEBLAOMEGA

    1

    2021-11-25

    This is a real grind. Spoiler alert: The first 5 missions are all quite similar, but reasonable. Kill some fighters then finish off the cap ships. The 6th you fly an interdictor which sounds more fun than it is. The 7th you kill an interdictor. The 8th is to guarantee you feel like taking a break from the battle - you have to kill what seems like 200 TIE advanced in a row. Then to top it off, the final mission is almost identical to the 8th. All in all, one of the most tedious battles I've played.


    CPT andr3

    0

    2021-11-17

    Nine out of eight are almost exactly the same. Wait, I think number eight and nine are exactly the same. You can probably play those without firing a single shot and just watch it happen. One mission lets / makes you fly an Interdictor: *please make it stop*


    AD Hav Antiel

    3

    2020-09-29

    This battle was full of repetitive and boringly similar missions. Flying the Interdictor was a fun change of pace, but even that was very simple. Knowing the backstory might help, but still, there's no reason to fly this mission beyond the FCHG points (or to get your kicks flying the INT).


    GN Stryker

    2

    2020-09-27

    So... I'm not exactly certain what I just played, here. Obviously it's one of those 'this is a battle we did transcribed into XWA', but it seems...pointless? At least to me as a player that wasn't there... You don't really even need to engage, your wingmen do the work for you!


    COL Phalk Sturm

    1

    2020-09-27

    Boring, tedious reaching paroxism. The battle is a sequence of endless waves of fighters. In a given mission there are literally over 50 T/As to destroy without missiles and with a bunch of imbecile wingmen. Until these 2 last missions, the battle is sketchy, bad briefings and somehow boring but bearable assignment. Those final missions are such nonsense they achieve a higher level of idiocy, yet to be beaten. And to think I started with an inch of nostalgia since I was in that operation, when it took place back in 2001. What a terrible way to immortalize it


    LCM Lo Mar

    4

    2020-09-20

    It's chaos, unfettered chaos. The briefings and debriefs are basically gibberish. There's no clear story, and you have zero clue where you are or what you're doing. It's just incoherent chaos. But? I loved it. Lots of big set piece engagements, super straight forward. Flying an INT was a nice touch. Much prefer something that is straight forward, rather than the over-the-top and not fun convolution of something like, cough, 29. :P


    LCM Danel

    2

    2005-06-06

    Ummm..., well,many strange things in this battle.First ,a cannon of A/FRG can hit a target a 3.8 km(!!!);maybe yes, the old big cannons like the "Thor"or the "Big Bertha" in the WWI and WWII were used to bombard Sebastopol, or Dover from France; but in the XWA game...umm. In this third mission all Squadron was massacred in two minutes ,and them was the turn of the Corvettes.Maybe somebody had forget to order some Missile for the arsenal, only maybe one triste "Concussion" missile,please....Triste "Banzai"charge for the Squadron and poor destiny of EH with enemies like this.This is really a super A/FRG.Why buy ISD or ISDII?,with a craft like this you can destroy a ISD in five minutes without problems.This one is the ship of the future and not Eclipse class or Death Stars.For the mission 1, you destroy the Shield generator(the two sferic parts over the bridge) and you have the ISD in your pocket.Missions are really very easy,only the third one is a challenge(maybe the only one really for the TIE Defender!!!);the 5th is in general another masacre for the T/Bs.All others are "kinderspiel" with the TIE Defender;another history can be with this fight with the standards typical crafs of the Empire: the T/F or the T/I.


    Khameir Sarin

    5

    2004-12-07

    Great Battle From Ender. What some of my esteemed Pilots are missing, is that this is truly a MP CO-OP battle based on Imperial Storm. Great work saving a piece of EH history Ender!


    FA Winters

    1

    2003-11-19

    This battle is crap. We have no firepower to take out that Rebel Frigate and where are all your wingmen? The only good thing about this battle is it has 9 missions.


    CM TK-9780

    1

    2002-09-07

    I Was under the impression that custom battles built by members were there too entertain other members, this put me to sleep twice and each time my side ‘Doom’ I think was never quite sure, still managed to win. The missions soon became far repetitive and even flying INT did real brake the monotony of the battle. The good point is that it’s between 9 and 19 FCHG points and with no fiddling around with those stupid zip files.


    SL al'Lan Mandragoran

    2

    2002-09-03

    Kill, kill, kill. Kill the fighters, then kill the cap-ship. That's it, for the nine missions, except when you get to fly the cap-ship battle. Well, I guess we couldn't expect much other than that, given this was originally a mp event. Another downside point, and this one is a regular among most Battles: no lightsource. It stinks without a lightsource.


    LCM CyberShadow

    3

    2002-07-11

    Pretty nice battle, and I know it was based on IS II, but still, there were just too many times when it was me and a squad of fighters vs. a captial ship.


    MAJ Powerslave

    4

    2002-06-22

    Pretty easy battle (enemy fighters were whiped out before I could fire at them :P), and quite an original idea to make a battle based on IS-II events. BTW, the person flying for the Sov in the "Interdictor vs Lancer Frigate" mission was CPT Jack Pavz. I was in the IRC room at that time so I know :)


    AD Adren Silvori

    5

    2002-05-26

    Great Battle one for people who like to dogfight Great training module to


    COL TK-7764

    4

    2002-05-17

    People keep forgetting that these missions are based on ISII battles. They can't have, then the sabatoed hyperdrive blew up, destorying the ISD in the process, story lines. This WAS a wargame. Nice little bit of EH history. Flying the INT was cool and that mission was not long enough to be boring.


    CPT Alexi Stukov

    2

    2002-05-17

    It's long, and it's long. Almost identical battles. Not fun and I was never sure which side I was on. Not one of your better battles


    LCM Ace

    0

    2002-05-16

    BAD BATTLE! Wery BAD battle, why 9 identical mission and why i cant take -1? :))


    MAJ Erryc Lasitter

    5

    2002-05-15

    One of the most well made battles in the Tie Corps! Every ASF Commander should have his squadron do this battle on co-op for training! Keep up the great work Ender!


    Battle Bug Reports

    CPT andr3

    2021-11-17

    Mission files contain name tags in the variable that’s supposed to contain ambient brightness in RGB.
    Briefing contain identical text strings multiple times.


    High Scores

    Battle Total: 46,638 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 1: 16,014 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 2: 6,454 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 3: 1,750 CM BlackHellKnight
    Mission 4: 4,796 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
    Mission 5: 5,843 HA Daniel Bonini
    Mission 6: 700 CPT Soontir Fel
    Mission 7: 1,300 AD Gidda
    Mission 8: 9,750 HA Daniel Bonini
    Mission 9: 5,294 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 44,575 HA Daniel Bonini 2009-05-21
    2 21,222 LC Tygra Shadowclaw 2003-09-08
    3 18,675 CM Predator 2003-12-23
    4 18,337 MAJ Tuba 2010-11-01
    5 17,123 COL George 2005-03-25
    6 16,446 LCM Jer 2003-09-15
    7 16,325 MAJ Artyis 2003-04-08
    8 16,019 CM Daniel Russell 2005-06-06
    9 15,541 GN Doyon 2002-08-28
    10 15,403 HA Zsinj 2009-09-23

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 276 pilots a total of 289 times.

    CM A. G. Snijglau

    GN Abel Malik

    MAJ Ace - 2003-11-09

    CM Ace

    LC Ace Hobbes

    AD Adren Silvori

    MAJ Aeolus

    LC Alec Qarni

    CPT Alexander Shrike

    CPT Alexi Stukov

    CPT Alsdyr

    LCM Altar

    GN Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2014-12-25

    CPT andr3 - 2021-11-17

    LCM Andrey Ivanovich

    COL Angel - 2002-12-13

    LT Anson Darkrider

    AD Apophis Kuma

    CM Aragorn

    CM Aragorn - 2003-01-25

    COL Archangel - 2003-07-04

    LC Archon

    CM Armagon - 2002-09-16

    COL Arso Slyth - 2003-07-31

    AD Arthak Rhade

    LCM Artur Knight

    MAJ Artyis - 2003-04-08

    Autoris Maximus - 2002-09-07

    CPT Avantar

    LC Azazel

    COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2002-09-07

    LC Big Poppa K

    CM BlackHellKnight

    CM Blade

    MAJ Bobxavi

    CM Brenn Tantor - 2002-08-21

    LC Brin Chaser

    COL Carl Lost

    LCM Cat Carlo

    LC Choosh

    LC Chris Cox - 2002-09-14

    LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-17

    CPT Claus Shteiner

    LT Cole Archer - 2004-10-01

    CPT Con Selar - 2003-01-15

    CM Conjre

    FA Conker Blackwood

    GN Coranel Both

    MAJ Cray Mikalen

    COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-11

    COL Crsepe

    CPT CTXclr

    LCM CyberShadow

    LC Daisuke Airyu

    CPT Damarcus

    HA Daniel Bonini - 2009-05-21

    AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2002-12-05

    CM Daniel Russell - 2005-06-06

    LCM Dargor - 2004-07-31

    COL Dark Angel

    COL DarkC

    AD Darksaber

    CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-10-24

    Darth Vader - 2003-03-08

    COL Davi Anthol - 2003-08-27

    GN Dax Corrin

    COL Deimos

    MAJ Delak Krennel

    CPT Derek Dan - 2002-08-22

    VA Dolza - 2003-06-07

    LT Dorma

    GN Doyon - 2002-08-28

    CPT Draiff Stryker

    COL Drak

    LC Drake Jensen

    LCM Drax Remlinger

    LCM Dufar Jabar

    GN Dunta Polo - 2009-08-16

    COL E. Tarkin

    LT Eifel

    HA Elwood the Brave - 4 times, last on 2020-09-15

    Enahropes Teriad Entar

    HA Ender mBind

    CPT Eriond Kath'Razzit - 2003-02-17

    MAJ Erryc Lasitter

    MAJ Eugene - 2003-04-21

    GN Exar Kit - 2003-02-21

    CPT EXE

    CM Fahrer - 2004-12-18

    LCM Felix Anthraxson - 2003-01-21

    COL Flint Darkstar

    MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-29

    CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-23

    LC Frey Gallandro

    CM Furious George

    COL Garik Hizad - 2002-08-23

    FA Gelton Torr

    COL George - 2005-03-25

    LCM Geraacka - 2002-12-20

    CM Ghorg

    AD Gidda

    GN Gilad Pelleaon

    FA Giovanni Palermo

    LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-10

    VA Gord Darkonian

    MAJ Granite - 2005-05-18

    LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-25

    CPT Grimlock

    CM Grzmot

    LCM Guardian Angel

    COL Gyssler

    LCM Halk Knight - 2010-01-03

    AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-29

    MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-17

    FA Howlader - 2010-01-17

    MAJ Hunter - 2003-01-25

    CPT Ibram Gaunt

    LC Iceman

    CM Jade Falcon

    GN Jarek La’an - 2004-05-28

    CM Jason Dehner

    LC Jason Hunter

    LCM Jer - 2003-09-15

    COL Jer Stryker

    CPT Joe Arena

    MAJ Johann Glorick

    CPT John Clark

    COL Justin

    LCM Kael Dalor - 2003-02-14

    SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

    VA Kane Reese - 2003-04-20

    LCM Kash Kadan - 2003-07-23

    LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-25

    CPT Kazraran - 2021-03-15

    CM KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-11-26

    MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-03-29

    VA Keldorn Cochrane

    Keller - 2002-09-16

    LC Kenath Zoron

    SL Ketan-Shej

    Khameir Sarin

    LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

    MAJ Koriel

    CPT Kyral Retsam - 2003-05-10

    LT Laurence Angelo - 2003-06-25

    LCM Lazyleesblood - 2003-05-31

    COL Lenvik - 2003-08-20

    SL Linoge

    LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-20

    COL Loor - 2002-11-21

    CPT Machinari

    CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-03-27

    MAJ Malik - 2002-12-14

    CPT Marc Kendoran

    FA Marcin Szydlowski

    MAJ Marcus Caine

    LC Mark - 2002-09-05

    GN Mark Schueler

    GN Master

    CM Matthew Weeks - 2013-09-12

    CPT Maw'la - 2002-12-26

    LCM Meyan Ravenus - 2012-02-15

    MAJ Michael - 2003-02-01

    COL Mini Minkus - 2003-02-27

    LCM Mithrandir

    COL Mosh

    MAJ Murkrow Defender

    LCM Naar Treib - 2003-07-08

    CPT Nakata

    LCM Narnil - 2002-12-24

    MAJ Neko Nuwen

    CM Nicolaas Vlieghe

    COL Nightmare - 2003-03-30

    LCM Nom Ramadon

    MAJ Nuno

    COL Nurel Turr - 2003-06-30

    RA Nutrientman

    CPT Optimus - 2002-11-16

    CPT Paco

    CM Patrick Blastfire

    FA Pellaeon

    Per-Aa Damar N`Eshathi - 2003-01-02

    GN Pete Mitchell - 2002-11-28

    LT Petko Kostov Kostov

    COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-09-27

    COL Phantom

    LT Philledume

    LCM Pi Stryker - 2003-05-02

    FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2020-09-13

    LT Pistol - 2003-01-25

    HA Plif - 2005-02-09

    LT Porshakka - 2003-01-24

    MAJ Powerslave

    MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-27

    CPT Predator

    CM Predator - 2003-12-23

    MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

    LC Quincy Nelson

    COL Raith Sienar

    GN Rancorous - 2 times, last on 2009-05-17

    AD Ranthier Khaen

    COL Rau Aznable - 2003-03-28

    LCM Raxell

    LCM Razor

    AD Reaper

    VA Rejili Holthaus - 2005-01-29

    LCM Relsien

    CM Renoshi Bespin - 2002-12-22

    GN Ric Hunter

    MAJ RichyV - 2009-11-22

    CPT Rogue - 2003-03-16

    LCM Rollins - 2003-06-28

    MAJ Roth Jalis

    LT Rowland - 2003-02-11

    CM Saber

    MAJ Sandor Clegane - 2004-10-15

    LC Savageaz - 2004-06-05

    CPT Serge Broskopf

    COL Shae Kitane - 2002-12-31

    CPT Solaris Darthinian

    CPT Solohan50 - 2021-12-17

    CPT Soontir Fel

    CPT Soontir Fel

    CM Steve Sunrider

    LC Strahd

    HA Striker

    GN Stryker - 2020-09-27

    CM Symon Ilmen'Nost - 2002-11-16

    VA Talek Pter Dei - 2002-12-30

    LCM Talon Virgilio

    CM Thom Shveed'oo

    LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-07-10

    LC Thorn - 2003-02-02

    AD TK-2107

    COL TK-7764

    LCM TK-8148

    CM TK-9780 - 2002-09-07

    COL Todbringer - 2003-10-23

    COL Torres

    COL Triji Boliv - 2003-10-15

    MAJ Tuba - 2010-11-01

    LC Turr Phennir - 2002-08-31

    CPT Tvan'Oris

    MAJ Tycho Atreides

    LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-09-08

    CPT Ulath - 2003-03-22

    CM Var Zoraan - 2003-03-10

    CM Verigos

    CPT Vertigo

    LCM Victor Kage

    MAJ VinDoros

    CPT Viper

    LCM Vissan - 2003-01-01

    COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-19

    CPT Vladimir Corax

    CPT Von Predator

    CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-08-26

    GN Wil Striker

    CM Wisal Pol-Jo

    COL Woobee - 2003-01-14

    CM Xanatos Screed

    CPT Xander Drax

    CPT Xanthos Deia

    CM Xeraan Rhazzazor - 2003-02-15

    LCM Yilana - 2003-03-15

    MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk - 2003-02-02

    LT Zacarias - 2003-06-05

    SL Zekk Terrik - 2019-12-21

    CPT Zept Leeartic

    COL Zeth Durron

    LCM Zev Lolet

    COL Zippy Hawk - 2003-11-26

    VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

    HA Zsinj - 2009-09-23

    LCM ZuQ - 2003-01-29

    COL Zystem Fryar

    X-Wing Alliance Battle 
      
    Battle Title: Imperial Storm II:Dark Horizon 
    Missions: 9 including full descriptions, radiomessages and (simple) briefings 
    Medal: ISII Dark Horizon Medal (Medal and ribbon included) 
    Author: FL/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-2/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard 
    (A.C.W.T.Zwegers@student.tudelft.nl) 
    Site By: FO-TCCOM/FA Priyum Patel/CS-4/SSSD Sovereign 
    (spellfire@btinternet.com) 
    [Taken from http://www.btinternet.com/%7Espellfire/impstorm.html] 
    ISII Article By: FL/CM Johann Glorick/Python 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard 
    (Valehope03@yahoo.com) 
    [Taken from "The Vanguard" http://www.lincowski.org/vib/news.htm] 
    Soundfragments: Voice acting by Tarkin, Ender and Marvin Gaye (?) All other wavs generated by At&T labs and Bell Labs Text to sound generators. All have been reduced to at max. 11.025Hz 8bit Mono (EH TAC requirement) with Windows Media Recorder, sometimes editted (trimming, amplification). 
       
    Ships: TIE Defender, TIE Advanced, Interdictor 
    Difficulty: Playable to hard. 
    Skirmishes: 9 straight from the wargame when possible 
    Battles: 1, with for each team 3 missions. 
    Release Date: 22/jan/2002 
       
    Filename: IS2DHXWA.zip 
    File contents: 1B8M1IS2XB1W1.TIE, 1B8M2IS2XB1W2.TIE, 1B8M3IS2XB3W1.TIE, 1B8M4IS2XB2W1.TIE, 1B8M5IS2XB2W2.TIE, 1B8M6IS2XB4W1.TIE, 1B8M7IS2XB5W1.TIE, 1B8M8IS2XB6W1.TIE, 1B8M9IS2XB6W2.TIE, is2b1w1.skm, is2b1w2.skm, is2b2w1.skm, is2b2w2.skm, is2b3w1.skm, is2b4w1.skm, is2b5w1.skm, is2b6w1.skm, is2b6w2.skm, xxxxIS2DH0.PLT, EMAIL.TXT, SHIPLIST.TXT, Mission.lst, readme.html, IMPSTORM.gif, IMPSTORM.jpg, patchImpStormBlu.jpg, bluecounter2-5.jpg, A Folder called /site/ containing the Imperial Storm II site. and a folder called Wave/Mission Voice/IS2B?/ filled with up to 16 wavs per mission, 
    Hardware used: Celleron 450Mhz, GForce II Ultra, 194Mb 
    Software used: AlliED, XWA, Notepad, Windows Media Recorder, Paint Shop Pro.. 
      
    THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. 
      
    Installation: 
    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. 
    - SHIPLIST.TXT files of this custom mission into your Main XWA folder. 
    - Copy the  is2b1w1.skm, is2b1w2.skm, is2b2w1.skm, is2b2w2.skm, is2b3w1.skm, is2b4w1.skm, is2b5w1.skm, is2b6w1.skm and is2b6w2.skm files of this custom mission into your "SKIRMISH" folder. 
    - Copy the folder called Wave/Mission Voice/ of this custom mission into your "Wave" folder. (create it if needed) 
    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.
    
    note: the original .lst and .txt files in your MISSIONS and main XWA folders will be overwritten. 
    Combat Notes: IMPORTANT! ONLY USE THE SINGLE PLAYER MISSIONS (TRAINING MISSIONS) FOR HIGH SCORE SUBMISSION. 
    For the skirmishes to work in MP, the host needs to copy the .skm files to his SKIRMISH folder and load them before playing. 
    TAC won't let you fly XWA Skirmishes for FCHG Points, use the Single player mission for all TC flying outside of combat competitions. 
     
    Battle Description:  This battle is based upon the TIE Corps wargame "Imperial Storm II: Dark Horizon" (IS2:DH), conceived and run by Flight Officer, Fleet Admiral Priyum Patel. IS2:DH was a follow-up to the wargame "Exercise: Imperial Storm" which was conceived and run by former Flight Officer, Fleet Admiral Kessler (ret). The wargame was based on Project: Faithful - which was originally designed & run by Vice Admiral IQ Pierce (ret). 
    The battle is a conversion of the original XWA skirmish files used (as far as available) to test this mission type's usefulness in Sinle Player war gaming situations with the ultimate goal to come to war games with more platforms then just Multi Play. This offers some limitations towards this battle as a Single-Player experience: 
    
    The goal in a Skirmish is to destroy all opposing forces - as such all the missions have a Primary Goal of destroying 100% of the opposition. 
    War gaming Skirmishes hold almost 200 craft (2x94) - which means that some of the larger scale battles make for very long missions with quite a lot of waves.  
    War gaming Skirmishes hold also a maximum of almost 200 craft - this means larger battles are split up in waves. To keep in with the full conversion these waves have not been combined to single missions - which means that you will probably have a larger mission in the first wave then in the last. (When both forces have been depleted) 
    Because the story line is based on actual tactics and strategies it doesn't hold to the classical battle structure of going towards a climactic final battle and you won't always have the opposition you'd wish you have - this is more realistic but it might cause strange effects for the classic mission flier. See it as "story driven" 
    Wargames have players flying capital ships as well, which is the reason for the required use of the updated shiplist.txt file. 
    Skirmishes have no briefings to speak of, the "animated" briefing still reflects this, Officer Questions, Radio Messages and such have been added. 
    The single player is always on the side of the winning team - or it could be next to impossible to complete. This is why the battle has been cut into 3 pieces of 3 missions each in which you fly for each of the 3 teams of IS2:DH. This means that the player doesn't follow the events of the wargame in complete chronological order (going through battle 1,3,2,4,5,6 in that order). 
     
       
    Story Line: The "basic way" of your Story line you can find on the Imperial Storm 2 site which is included. The "Battles" page gives a step by step description of each battle and which I updated to include all 6 battles, the "Map" page shows you where you are in the galaxy plus data on the planets involved, the "Forces" page shows you what craft to expect in the combat area and the rest is there to show you how a wargame like this is run and what it was all about. 
     The next way is to read the articles on IS2:DH in "The Vanguard", a ships newspaper of one of the TC ISDs which is set in the Star Wars Universe so you can get the fictional feel of things as well. A cutting of the newspaper has been added courtesy of CM Johann Glorick. 
     The most obvious way is to read the Officer Briefing and Debriefings of the Missions as well, there has been added some "Imperial Storm Data" in the debriefings too which elaborates on the goings on around each mission from a war gaming point of view. The Officer Briefings, Debriefings and Hints have been set up in a Question (Q) and Answer (A) system. Additionally to this all missions have emails added to them - and I've gotten you a subscription to "the Vanguard"'s email service.;) 
       
    NOTES: You need the XWA (or at least all the ships involved there) AND the updated shiplist. To fly in Combat all players need the same version, make sure you all have the update by lucasarts installed. 
    Other Information: This is the first release of a  testing purpose battle - it's main use was mostly to examine the possibilities of SP war gaming and the usefulness of converting skirmishes to missions in war gaming in general. Bugs could arise  - please mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats, questions or appraisals