XvT-F 115: ASF: VSD Shield

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-10-27
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 2.8
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 42
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

Interesting concept. Very nice positioning of the mines. I like it and give it extra points for that. The concept is great. Would have liked to have this be part of a bigger storyline.

Tricky mission. The setup of containers was original enough, but beware that the minefield is considered part of the base. Fast and furious, in the unshielded T/B it was fun to fly and dodge the lasers and things. Worth a try.

One of the most frustrating missions I've ever tried to complete. There's a thin line between being demanding and being tedious. This mission waltzes over the line without caring.

Continuous missile bombardment of your unshielded Fighter? Check! Craft that must be killed and hunted down or an automatic mission loss? Check! This counts for medium difficulty.
On easy difficulty it is - absolutely contrary - way too easy, even for the easy setting.

A simple "destroy targets while protecting your ship" mission. But the "container formation" with the protection of mines really close to it is quite original. And the mines may destroy you while you try to inspect the containers before they get blown up.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 47,460 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-01

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 47,460 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-01
2 31,638 FA Pickled Yoda 2017-07-29
3 26,883 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2015-01-24
4 23,890 COL TK-7764 2002-12-04
5 22,006 MAJ Wondra 2017-07-31
6 19,641 GN Dunta Polo 2010-11-08
7 19,555 AD TK-2107 2003-01-19
8 19,089 CM Dukimar 2003-10-14
9 18,532 GN Smitrock 2005-02-16
10 18,264 COL Zystem Fryar 2005-01-13

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 38 pilots a total of 40 times.

COL Nightmare - 2003-04-21

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-20

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2017-07-29

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

COL Rau Aznable

GN Ric Hunter

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-02-08

GN Smitrock - 2005-02-16

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107 - 2003-01-19

COL TK-7764 - 2002-12-04

CM TK-9780 - 2003-02-17

COL Torres

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-01-03

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-08-01

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-10-19

MAJ Wondra - 2017-07-31

CM Xanatos Screed

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2005-01-13

X-Wing vs Tie Fighter Free Mission

Title:		 ASF: VSD Shield
Missions:	 1
Medal:		 the VSD Shield Shield
Author:		 FL-SCOA-TCT-TCS/CM Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs Tie Fighter

Combat Mission:	 1 (inc briefing, radiomessages etc for both teams)
Release Date:    23/jun/2002
Ships:           TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber, X-Wing, Z95 Headhunter
Difficulty:      Playable.
Filename:        ASFSHIELD.zip
Hardware used:   Celleron 450Mhz, GForce II Ultra, 194Mb
Software used:   XvTed, notepad.


note: the original .lst files in your train and combat files will be overwritten, you will not loose 
access to your exsisting Combat missions but because of EHTAC regulations the Training missions are 


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.
- Place these files into your /Combat directory: IMPERIAL.LST, MISSION.LST, REBEL.LST, ASFCMBM1.TIE
- 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, fly on till you've finished training mission #1

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 Squadrons join together against a common foe. In storyline these
happen after the larger Wing Battles.

Story Line
TIE Corps recon has detected a well hidden temperary Spine Security Force base, that the 
NR-SSF rigged together from a few containers placed within an asteroid field.

The NR-SSF has been planting various of these smaller bases all over the Corellian Trade 
Spine to be able to resupply their ships along the whole route while also using them for 
defence and research purposes.

Because of the asteroidfield the base cannot be easily approached by starships, but a small 
force of fighters should be able to break through its defences and take it out. The TIE 
corps however does want to know what the Base is harboring before its completely destroyed.

COMBAT NOTE: For this mission to work in MP, all players must have it installed on the same mission 
number, in this case "127". Preferably do not change this number.
FCHG NOTE: TAC won't let you fly Combat Missions or XWA Skirmishes for FCHG Points, use the Single 
player mission for all TC flying outside of combat competitions. 
GENERAL: You need XvT (or at least all the ships involved there), as far as i know no other patches are 
needed. To fly in Combat all players need the same version, make sure you all have the update by 
lucasarts installed. 
SINGLE PLAYER: This mission was made as a Combat Mission, its goal is to be fair to both sides so it 
can be played instead of a regular melee. 
MULTI PLAYER: For multiplayer this mission supports 2vs2.

Other Information

This is the first release of a very quickly made and hardly tested mission. 
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