TIE-TC 198: Prelude to Andevia

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2002-06-08
Last updated: 2005-04-22
Creator

VA Philo

Average rating: 3.9
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 129
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

COL Rau Aznable

4

2007-09-11

I won't say it was too hard because I was very rusty when I flew it, but it's definitely a challenge for everyone. It's quite realistic in terms of war environment and the ending was a surprise. I hope there's a sequel somewhere.


LC Curtis

4

2003-02-09

Nice battle, well thought out.


Mage

4

2003-01-19

A very difficult battle to score well on, but a pleasure to fly. Definitely a creative ending...


COL Carl Lost

3

2002-07-05

Uuuhm, sometime this battle can get quite frustrating but it is playable and complex - that is good.


CM Gandalf

4

2002-06-23

Pretty good as experimental battle/missions go. But when you push the TIE engine to the edge, you'll run into a bug or "undocumented feature" or two. :) It also has the most creative use of setting mission time limit that I've seen, heck, I haven't seen one like it actually.


VA Philo

4

2002-06-11

In keeping with the "Author's Notes" tradition: 1) This battle was conceived, designed, and playtested in one week, and I'm afraid it shows. For example, you may as well play it on Hard mode, as there are no optional waves of craft for the various difficulty levels. Having said that, the plot was adapted from a story I wrote, which I spent considerably more time on. 2) There are a few "I wonder if I can get that to work in TIE" technical experiments here. Hopefully they're at least as enjoyable to play as they were to implement.


GN Drake

4

2002-06-10

Good battle with a great twist at the end. Great technical awareness in the positioning in the last battle and a lot of good tricks on display here. I was pleasantly surprised with this.


Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 226,506 AD Ranthier Khaen
Mission 1: 56,532 COL Zorn Starn
Mission 2: 41,087 AD Ranthier Khaen
Mission 3: 24,275 CM Gandalf
Mission 4: 164,806 GN Golbez Harvey

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 194,126 COL Zorn Starn 2002-08-18
2 160,024 LC Ardeth Mordor 2002-11-29
3 63,640 CM Vessicant 2002-12-05
4 62,730 Darth Vader 2003-01-23
5 60,618 AD Theodore 2002-08-13
6 56,169 COL Phalk Sturm 2003-06-02
7 50,929 Mage 2003-01-22
8 40,142 CM Fahrer 2005-04-23
9 38,250 COL Moagim Daar 2005-02-21
10 37,943 AD TK-2107 2002-12-09

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 109 pilots a total of 129 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-12-04

MAJ Ace

CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski - 2002-09-09

SL Airamags - 2003-10-21

LCM Alan Makhlar

GN Anahorn Dempsey - 11 times, last on 2021-10-09

COL Angel - 2004-08-27

CM Arcanix - 2003-07-09

LC Ardeth Mordor - 2002-11-29

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel - 2002-08-25

CM Bizzare - 2002-08-19

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

COL Carl Lost

LC Chris McCollum - 2003-02-15

Corran Force

CPT CTXclr

LC Curtis - 2003-02-09

CM Darius Hunter

COL DarkC

AD Darksaber

Darth Vader - 2003-01-23

GN Dax Corrin - 2002-08-08

CPT Derek Dan

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader - 2005-05-06

GN Drake

Ekim Yellek

HA Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2014-02-03

CM Fahrer - 2005-04-23

HA Frodo March

CM Gandalf

AD Gidda - 2003-01-27

GN Golbez Harvey

CPT Great Griffin - 2005-04-02

COL Gyssler

AD Hav Antiel - 2017-08-23

MAJ Hermann - 2005-04-30

CM HicRic

SL Hirikka

MAJ Hunter

CM Infamus - 2003-10-19

MAJ Jaron Kai - 2002-08-25

LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-01-10

FA Khadgar

LCM Kit Juno - 2002-08-17

LC Kodiak Kereban - 2002-12-27

LT Laser

SL Linoge - 2003-01-17

CM Lirak Kalist - 2003-06-05

COL Loor

Title: "Prelude to Andevia"
Missions : 4
Game Platform :TIE 
Author : CMDR/CM Philo/Yod/Wing IV/SSSD Sovereign 
Author Email : cnwilde@pacbell.net
Medal: N/A

Required patches
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* none


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 TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle





General Background:

Due to the disappearance of EF-A94 during its mission to Andevia, the Emperorís 
Hammer assembled a task force to search for them.  The task force is based aboard the 
ISD Relentless, which had its decommissioning postponed in order to fulfill this mission.  
In addition to the regular squadrons stationed aboard the Relentless, Dagger Squadron 
was reactivated, temporarily filled with some of the most loyal and reliable pilots in the 
Tie Corps.  You are one of the pilots chosen to join Dagger, and will serve as a Flight 
Leader.

Because of the remote location of Andevia, lost pilots and starfighters cannot be quickly 
replaced.  If combat occurs, you are expected to take care of your wingmen.  Your 
mission evaluation will suffer greatly if your flight suffers casualties.   Keep this in mind 
as you issue orders.

At the same time, remember that much is unknown about the situation on Andevia.  
There may be unexpected dangers, or opportunities may arise that can be seized by those 
who think quickly and can take initiative.  Keep your eyes open, and always remember 
that our primary objective in this system is to find out what happened to EF-A94.  Once 
more is known, other goals may be added.


Prologue:

As the ISD Relentless exited hyperspace, all seemed quiet.  There were no signs of any 
other spacecraft in the area.  The communication channels, usually buzzing with activity 
this close to an inhabited planet, were silent.  None of the hails from the Relentless were 
answered.  The Andevians had apparently not yet developed radio.  The lack of obvious 
technology only made the disappearance of the expeditionary force more mysterious.

Vice Admiral Lohr Zadash signaled the rest of the task force that the area was clear, and 
gave them orders to hyper in as soon as possible.  As the Relentless approached orbit, its 
sensors detected many settlements on the surface of Andevia.  The one closest to the site 
of EF-A94ís camp showed unusual readings.  One of the Dark Brotherhood notified VA 
Zadash that they could sense anger and fear from that area, suggesting that there may be a 
war of some sort there.

Zadash did not hesitate. Although standard procedure would normally include a long-
range scan to check for ships in hyperspace range, Zadash knew that the longer the 
fighting on Andevia continued, the less chance there was that clues to EF-A94ís 
whereabouts could be retrieved.  He ordered three transports full of Hammerís Fist troops 
to leave for the surface immediately.  They would almost certainly have a huge advantage 
in weaponry over the people they were trying to subdue, and he had absolute trust in their 
ability, so he did not worry further about them.  Your flight of Dagger Squadron T/As has 
been assigned to protect the transports.  On the way to the briefing room, Zadash takes you 
aside.

"Look, I know you're only temporarily assigned to the Relentless, but we've got some damn
fine people here who want to show the Command Staff that our wing has some life left in it.
This may be the Relentless's last tour of duty.  If we're to be decommissioned, we want 
this ship to be remembered with honor.  Don't let us down."

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