XvT-TC 39: Wing XV: Scorpion Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 2002-06-24
Last updated: 2009-02-22
Creator

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 3.3
Reviews: 8
Bug reports: 3
Times completed: 143

Battle Medal:
The Pinchers

Battle Reviews

Long missions overall and can be troublesome. In the final mission there is a wait period of about 6 minutes where you think you think you are done and are just waiting on the AI to finish its things when all of a sudden like 7 more waves of enemies come hypering in. I almost fell out of my chair, but at 18 minutes finally finished it. Enjoyable to a degree, but I'm not really spun up on the phallic shaped craft and why they exist, so the story didn't do it for me.


COL Genie

2

2021-10-31

On Mission 4 the shuttle keeps crashing. Not sure why as I applied and reapplied and.. reapplied the patches. If anyone knows why give me a shout on discord


COL NiksaVel

3

2021-10-11

Played this on easy as part of the 2021 RTF run. There are inconsistencies as the enemy cap ships were destroyed in mission 1 – and they appear again in mission 2. Would be better to have them withdraw when damaged. Using invincible ATRs to capture the FRG is a bit lame, there should be better ways to do it. Otherwise a nice fun battle with lots of custom stuff and an ok plotline.


COL Phalk Sturm

4

2021-10-08

Decent battle. This one has excellent briefings and a well developed plotline while following the exploits of Scorpion squadron. Player will have the chance to choose from T/D, GUN or the Cloakshape Fighter. Dogfighting, space superiority and valuable targets protection and even some bombing are present assignments, and the battle will not delude in the overall experience. Worth a try.


GN Anahorn Dempsey

3

2008-02-25

Enjoyable, but the waiting in mission 5 was too long for my taste.


LCM Danel

4

2004-09-10

Good battle, only some things in the last mission at the end,with this crazy transport only with the orders to go hypperspace.The orders for the friendly transports must maybe a little more clear be; for example fly to home and specified in the same time "Grey Wolf". But in few words ,a good battle


LC Alec Qarni

4

2002-06-27

Ender is to battles as Woody Allen is to movies, except better. He comes out with a new battle every 8 minutes, but his are generally of better quality than Woody's movies. Good enough story, mostly perfect technically, and it's Scorpion Squadron! Woo!


MAJ CrazyR2

4

2002-06-24

Wheeeeeeeeeee, this is a fun battle. :P


Battle Bug Reports

GN Anahorn Dempsey

2010-05-10

In addition to Dunta: The prusuers in M3 are told to be going for the ISD, yet they target the NDP, Spider 1-2,1-3,1-4 do not fly home when done, CRV also sticks around, the E/S exit the hangar too soon
In M4, the SHU Helga keeps crashing into the NB making the mission unwinnable.


GN Dunta Polo

2010-01-18

Mission 1: Message about successful inspection of containers only appears after HLF Mosquito have returned to the FRG Inflexible. Some containers are dropped before the HLFs return.

Mission 2: Message warning about attacking Y-wings only appears after they have been destroyed. Invincible CRL and Rebel ATRs (presumably a plot device).

Mission 3: Rebel Pursuers' global unit or naming configuration needs correction. Echo squadron often collide with the Pyrath Naval base upon returning to its hangar.

Mission 4: B-Wings are wrongly referred to as Y-Wings by in-flight message, and the warning appears after the second wave has launched. The Rebel Carrack cruiser Police is wrongly referred to as a Frigate, and the CRL Trust is referred to as a CRS. It seems possible that the Trust was actually intended to be a CRS as on medium\\hard it launches up to 3 squadrons.

Mission 5: TRN Wodan's global unit or naming configuration needs correction.


GN Anahorn Dempsey

2008-02-25

In mission 4, ISDs Grey Wolf and Vanguard are way too close together, upto one flying straight through the other.


High Scores

Battle Total: 318,539 COL Brucmack
Mission 1: 60,000 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 59,080 COL Brucmack
Mission 3: 78,553 LCM Danel
Mission 4: 63,248 LCM Danel
Mission 5: 78,460 COL Brucmack

Top Ten

(Submissions since 2010)

1 201,354 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2013-06-15
2 126,747 GN Coranel Both 2015-11-02
3 125,119 MAJ Tuba 2011-08-27
4 125,119 MAJ Tuba 2011-08-27
5 121,549 COL NiksaVel 2021-10-11
6 119,972 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2021-01-14
7 113,240 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2014-06-30
8 111,574 GN Dunta Polo 2010-01-18
9 99,848 GN Pete Mitchell 2017-05-27
10 98,048 COL Malidir 2009-02-08

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 133 pilots a total of 143 times.

Title               : Wing XV: Scorpion Squadron
Author              : FL-SCOA-TCT-TCS/LCM Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard (#2883)
		      (endermbind@gmail.com)
Platform            : X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Number of missions  : 5
Medal		    : The Pinchers
Difficulty	    : Playable to Hard.



Required patches
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* EH Ship Patch for XvT
* Cloakshape Fighter
* Naval Defence Platform
* Naval Base


Installation instructions
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1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Download the patches from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the patches by double clicking it in the EHSP installer
4] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
6] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
8] Uninstall the patches by double clicking it in the EHSP installer


Description
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This battle 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. In timeline this
battle takes place just before the free missions.

Story Line
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1. Scorpion Squadron, 89th TIE Corps Squadron, of Wing XV is based upon the ISDII Vanguard 
and its objective is Reconnaissance. Reconnaissance Squadrons locate and inspect any craft 
in an area and stop (IF necessary) until reinforcements can arrive to assist in 
capture/destruction, OR to probe a known targets defenses (RE:Enemy!) in preparation for 
further action by the Wing.
Scorpion Squadron is currently under the newly appointed command of former WC MAJ Strahd 
after MAJ Ekim Yellek took on the WC position. Earlier CMDRs were Raven and his predessor 
MAJ Archon. It has won WC's Own 5 months out of 7 in its first half year reopened while 
Scorpion pilots earned VanCOM's Protector twice.
In this mission you will have to preform Scorpion Squadron's primary objective: 
Reconnaissance. Intel has found out the location of a weapons cache of the "neutral" 
System of Genko - Scorpion is sent in to check it out. If there's anything of interest, 
HFLs from Mosquito SQD will launch to take it to the FRG Inflexible.

2. After Scorpion had assisted in the capturing of the Genko Weapons Cache they could 
return to the Pyrath System together with the FRG Inflexible which carries the captured 
material. At the Pyrath NavalBase they will then join up with the ISDII Vanguard again - 
which is underway from patrol in the Minos Cluster.
While the squadron waits for their mothership the captured material will be transferred 
from the Inflexible to the NavalBase, where it will be examined closer. Make sure this 
transfer goes as planned or we will have gone trough that whole mission for nothing.

3. The Commodore of the ISDII Vanguard is not pleased at all with the fact that  Scorpion 
lost one of the Capital Ships under his command, the FRG Inlexible, to the New Republic and 
is considering measures. For the time being Scorpion is put on inspection duty around the 
Pyrath NavalBase.
What could be Scorpion's redemption though is the material they brought in from the Genko 
weapons cache. Even before close examination its obvious that these warheads the Genkoans 
were trying to get to the New Republic are something else completely. Instead of destroying 
a craft they blast its systems down with a single targetted Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) 
after its shields have gone down - doing the same as many ion-strafing runs with a single 
warhead the size of a proton torpedo!
The Vanguard is hypering out and will be right back with the rest of the  ASF Flagstaff, 
who want to have a closer look as well. Make sure that no more attacks are launched, 
especially not on our staff.

4. After liberating the FRG Inflexible Scorpion Squadron is back in the Commodore Leeson's 
favour but this still doesn't mean that we'll go back on patrol...
When the ASF Flagstaf saw the new Genkoan warheads themselves the BGCOM, AD Cyric, decided 
that it should be brought to the attention of the EH Science Office immediately so the 
TIE Corps could get equipped with the same kind of material.
Because the ISDII Vanguard is needed to patrol the border with the Genko System for more 
information the BGCOM ordered the material to be transferred to the ISDII Grey Wolf, which 
will then bring it to the Sovereign.
Scorpion Squadron will be on patrol during this whole procedure  which will start with the 
BGCOM and Grey Wolf Staff returning to their ship.

5. Now the BGCOM and Grey Wolf staff are safely back aboard their ISD, the rest of the 
transfer can commence. Scorpion Squadron will patrol while transports will move the 
material to the Grey Wolf. When that has been done the Flagstaf of the Vanguard will 
return to the ISD Vanguard and the STRKC Amazon from the Intrepid Battlegroup will hyper 
in to pick up the Intrepid Flagstaff.
Ater the last attack on the platform, using a cruiser, we can expect more trouble from the 
New Republic. However its unlikely they'll try and risc a CRS against two ISDIIs and a 
NavalBase. As such expect heavy rocket attacks on our Capital Ships so they can equalize 
the balance again in their favour.


Other Information
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This is the First release of a quickly made battle. Bugs could arrise - please
mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats, questions or apraisals.

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