XWA-F 72: Deception

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-06-23
Last updated: 2012-11-03

MAJ CrazyR2

Average rating: 2
Reviews: 3
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 66
Patches used: None

Designed as a sequel to XWA-free 9: <i>Supply Transfer</i> and XWA-free 30: <i>Capture the M/FRG Hound</i>.

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



Probably the weakest of the M/FRG Hound saga. The missions happen in the useless MIS version in XWA. The idea of having a Missile Boat with Ion Pulses and Advanced Missiles was excellent though, since it would become unbeatable for interdiction and seizure mission. Alas, it does not operate the dual warheads of the original design, and the whole mission is about sinking those nasty ATRs on Ion pulses, which was hard enough, and pointless, since the mission is a short one. Fly it to complete the story, but nothing more besides the usual point of FCHG.

GN Pete Mitchell



Not very fun, and very difficult even on easy with ATR's with pretty high AI and missiles without the player having any countermeasures. The invincible Hound does not help. The story doesn't have much of a point either.

COL Genie



It's our friendly neighourhood super modified FRG Hound. Back to action. Unfortunately, this mission is too blunt and the FRG itself is indestructible, so don't waste your missiles on it. Short and sweet as a mission with a very interesting premise but the execution was lacklustre.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 20,599 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 20,599 COL Deimos 2004-05-31
2 20,018 COL Rau Aznable 2004-07-11
3 19,738 FA Von Reinthaler 2003-01-04
4 18,645 COL Angel 2003-11-14
5 12,258 COL Drak 2004-08-02
6 8,130 COL Crsepe 2003-11-23
7 7,110 COL Gyssler 2002-08-22
8 5,346 CPT Tvan'Oris 2003-04-14
9 4,554 LCM Yilana 2003-01-12
10 4,416 COL Genie 2020-09-19

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 64 pilots a total of 66 times.

Title: Deception
Missions: 1
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance
Author: FM/MAJ CrazyR2/Phoenix 2-2/Wing XIII/ISD Grey Wolf (crazyr2@shaw.ca) (#1247)

Note: This mission was written as a sequel to XWA-FREEs 9 and 30. If you have not so, I recommend you fly those missions first.

Installation Instructions:

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. 
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.

The M/FRG Hound has already proven itself an elusive target. In another attempt to capture it, the Emperor's Hammer has captured a Rebel platform and retrofitted it with gravity wells. A false distress signal will be sent out in an attempt to lure the M/FRG Hound into a position where the ISD Vanguard can capture it.


Enjoy the mission!
FM/MAJ CrazyR2/Phoenix 2-2/Wing XIII/ISD Grey Wolf