XvT-F 109: Wing XVI: Rancor Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-09-05
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Ender mBind

Average rating: 4.3
Reviews: 3
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 31
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for XvT
  • Battle Reviews

    COL Phalk Sturm



    The mission is almost perfect but has some important flaws that only will show if pushing for maximum scoring. The plot is simple yet effective, player can choose a T/D to protect Y-W or GUN bombing and disabling a X7 Factory or be part of any of the two bombing flights. Either way, the challenges are high. Even using the Space Cadillac, aka TIE Defender, the edge is very much possible to achieve but will not be a walk in the park. On the other side, flying the Y-Ws or the GUNs is going to be a nightmare. The mission has it all, see bombing, space superiority, protection for a capture operation, and even disrupting a bombing run on your own capital ships. Every enemy will be armed with missiles and are going to use them sparingly. At the end of the day, when everything is wiped out, a crew of CUVs and TUGs will show up to capture the CN/As, but this was a mess of poor programming. All of the utility craft will take ages to reach the X7 and constantly crash on it after finishing the docking procedures. Additionally, those who manage to survive or maneuver away from dying on the walls of the factory, it will take over 10 minutes or even more to reach the DREAD. This was frustrating and totally ruined that final part of an otherwise, golden cast in excellence of a mission. Worth a try, you will not be disappointed, but beware for the last part of the mission. You will lose a tad of precious minutes of your life, to no avail.

    CPT Xye



    Can't believe this doesn't have more reviews, it's not a terrible battle at all. I really like all the craft options available, and on easy at least you get a lot of ordinance/beam options. It's a little TIE buffet. You should take advantage of that, because at some point your ISD gets a little hammered if you're caught sleeping. Worth playing for the points and the fun.

    COL Genie



    Let's get the important things out of the way. First :D With that out of the way, this mission is simply great. I loved it. Noting it down to give it another go in the future. You have a choice of roles to fly as and there is a nice continuation whereby you have to be on the lookout for a bit instead of just afking.

    Battle Bug Reports

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    High Scores

    Mission: 82,059 COL Phalk Sturm 2022-07-11

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 82,059 COL Phalk Sturm 2022-07-11
    2 48,589 COL TK-7764 2003-01-28
    3 43,116 CPT Colo Delste 2022-07-05
    4 35,317 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2022-07-11
    5 25,228 COL Genie 2021-10-23
    6 23,839 GN Dunta Polo 2010-09-23
    7 21,846 CPT Tvan'Oris 2003-01-03
    8 21,843 AD TK-2107 2003-01-19
    9 20,817 GN Smitrock 2005-01-27
    10 19,400 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-10-20

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 27 pilots a total of 31 times.

    X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter Free Mission
    Title:		 Wing XVI: Rancor Squadron
    Missions:	 1
    Medal:		 Getting eaten by the Rancor
    Author:		 FL-SCOA-TCT-TCS/CM Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
    Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter (+patches)
    Release Date:    1/jul/2002
    Ships:           TIE Defender, Assault Gunboat, Modified Y-Wing
    Difficulty:      Playable.
    Filename:        wxvi3rancor.zip
    File contents:   WINGXVI3.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!
    - This is a little more complicated. Go to the patch archive of the Science Office at
    http://www.scienceoffice.net/patch/view_cat.php?id=1 and download the TIE Defender patches. 
    Read the installation instructions and install it accordingly.
    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
    Rancor Squadron, 112th TIE Corps Squadron, of Wing XVI is based upon the ISDII Predator and 
    its objective is Close Support. Close Support Squadrons have a task similar to Assault, but 
    to assist strike squadrons in the DESTRUCTION of their targets, by drawing enemy fire and 
    providing precise counterfire.
    Reconnaissance by Wolf Squadron pointed out that the Genko System is once again supplying 
    the New Republic with warheads... and that they are assisting the NR Spine Security Force 
    in luring and ambushing TC-ASF ships. 
    The Genkoans knew what the concequence of their actions would be if we ever found out. 
    Rancor Squadron will show them how right they were.
    You need XvT (or at least all the ships involved there) AND the SCO Patch for the
    TIE Defender.
    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-SCOA-TCT-TCS/CM Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard