TIE-TC 201: Quarga's bounty: The life and death of COL Beef

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 30
Release date: 2002-11-09
Last updated: 2009-03-22

COL Beef

Average rating: 3.5
Reviews: 18
Bug reports: 4
Times completed: 93

Battle Reviews

GN Triji Boliv



Oh Beef. While I appreciate the effort that goes into putting 30 missions together, this really should have been broken up by the included chapters into multiple battles. Everything worked as intended, even if you did have to some times figure out the right order to do things in. Overall, pretty good if a little long.

COL Phalk Sturm



The story is subtle and well thought, only it is so long up to the point of insanity and irritation. The briefings are something I had never seen before until Lord of the TIEs, with extreme mastery of the TFW. But it's so long you have to rely on steel nerves or time on the side to complete it. A shorter battle would have been the masterpiece Beef had given to the TC.

HA Pete Mitchell



Creative, but way too long, hard to figure out what is going on in each mission. Mission 26 is nearly impossible even while using unlimited ammo and invulnerability because the freighters hyper out so quickly and the ATR's will die if you don't get the interceptors quickly. All I can say is that I'm glad its over and I didn't get stuck not being able to complete it after spending the time one 20 or so missions. Break this up!

COL Hawkins



Well... that was... an experience. I gave it two points. Technically, it was incredible. So many hugely inventive ideas, some of which my version of TF struggled with (vanishing ships in big bases). The narrative was top notch. However, it was just so, so frustrating! Never had a battle where simply surviving a mission seemed such an achievement. In a short battle, that would be fine, but at 30 missions it became too much of a slog, and ended up not being much fun - hence the lower score. That said, anyone wanting to learn to make battles, fly this one. Lots of inspiration and creativity!

GN Mark Schueler



This battle, along with the early CABs, proves that bigger doesn't mean better. Beef spent too much time on the plotline and the fancy bases, and made missions that suck in all kinds of ways. Avoid if you don't like having to capture fighters, protect fighters and generally not understand what's going on.

GN Abel Malik



Sorry, I didn't find this to be an enjoyable flying experience & in at least 1/4 missions the player craft would not turn or respond correctly.

COL TK-7764



Wow! Lots of great little TFW tricks here. I liked the story and thought it was well done. The Intel part seemed a bit forced, but made up for it with that sweet mission where u where basically hostile with your wingmen and enemies. The MIS with the escape pod was cool too, as was several other unforgetable missions. It was a bit hard in parts and I really didn't like that one where you have to take on a FRG and a squad of fighter in a shuttle. It isn't ridiculously hard or anything, it just seemed a bit much. Well worth the time and effort.

CM TK-9780



Sorry not my types of mission - Big isn't always best.

COL Stuart



Awesome Battle! It has many frustrating semi-bugs, however if you encounter one then just keep trying the mission. It all works. There are some awesome new and fresh ideas in it, quite amazing things, you will definately enjoy this long battle.

LC Michael Emrys



COL Beef strikes again, for the last time it seems, but what a way to go! A super-long 'battle' that actually replaces the first 5 battles in the game. Add to that an excellent story line (read the briefing!), the fact that every mission is different, some imaginative use of different ships and containers to make *very large* structures and the chance to fly some not normally flyable ships and you have an outstanding example of what can be done if you make the effort.

CPT Alexi Stukov



I played this battle as a tester and let me say this is the single best battle(s) ever! This epic takes place over 30 missions, but it's well worth the time it takes to play it. This battle offers new ships to fly, totally new and inovative ways to play TIE Fighter, an engaging storyline, new "ships" and "stations" done through superb architecture, and much more that I won't write about in this review.

CM Lirak Kalist



Very good battle. What makes it special is the fact that you get a lot of differentkinds of missions. Each mission is varied and the storyline really encourages you to keep on going. Good job!

AD Proton



This battle is incredible. I've been flying EH battles for many years now, and this is THE best one I've seen. If this does not win battle of the decade, it's a crime. The story line is engaging and full of twists; the mission construction is first-rate, with, many, many innovations and great touches. You fly a SHU, T/Fs, T/Bs, and even T/Ds without shields -- you name it! Stupendously fun! I salute Colonel Beef!

LC Azazel



Jusus this battle is so long..long , difficult , buged also i saw like 5 times when ships crashed eached other ..anyway on easy this battle is more difficult then some battles i played on hard..comon i am on 26 or 27 mission and i hate this battle already

CM Gandalf



Good news for TIE-CDers; I just made and submitted a patch for TIECD to enable you to fly the SHU. Keep coming back and hope that SCO has approved it. Once it's approved, I'll edit this review. ======= As for using invincible crafts, this battle sure uses a lot of them. I'm in the school of "not using invincible crafts" as certain pilots know how to exploit them for mission high scores. Also, the use of TRN is very annoying: There should be a ban on having the player fly a TRN! This would've gotten a 5 if it weren't for the pervasive use of invincibles and TRN.

VA Jan Wemmel



I always thought battles with more than 10 missions had to be boring, poorly designed and full of the same kill-em-all mission over and over again with only the starships' names changed... until I flew this battle. If you're looking for a real test of your skills: Fly this one! If you're looking for a battle with a great plotline: Fly this one!! If you're looking for a battle full of innovations and always wanted to fly a TRN: Fly this one!!! Great job, Beef!

VA Philo



One of the most fun story-driven battles I've played. Yes, it's long, and tricky in places, but nearly every mission tells an integral part of the story. Tons of new technical tricks that worked very well for me. A fitting (hopefully temporary) farewell from COL Beef.

CT Darksaber



Very good but also very long battle. Some times hard and frusterating. lots of new tech stuff I hadn´t seen in TIE yet, like ejecting cockpit, flying Shuttles etc..6 battles.. :P Longest battle I ever flown Some Minor bugs, if you encounter them just retry. All in all, a battle you should fly

Battle Bug Reports

FA Pickled Yoda


B5M2 (I think) took nearly 10 tries between the difficulty of the mission (very easy to run out of time to get the Freighters, you have to do it all because your allies are pretty useless) and the bugs (mission critical ships destroying themselves by collision, seemingly at random)

FA Pickled Yoda


The mission requiring you to destroy 100% of both Imperial factions is incredibly annoying. It took me several attempts to finish because several flight groups have orders to fly home when they become damaged.

LC Tempest


In the Readme that comes with the mission it tells you to uninstall the Transports patch after the third battle; this will not do because it is also used in later missions. The patch must not be removed until the entire battle is done.

LC Tempest


In B3M3, talking to the flight officer crashes the game, both before the mission and after. This is reproducable (TIE-95, EHSP, Transports).
In the same mission, there is a tug called "reload" that doesn't actually reload. It appears when you run out of missiles, and it also will dock with you, but it won't give you any new warheads.

High Scores

Battle Total: 1,020,450 MAJ Artyis
Mission 1: 23,179 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 2: 36,793 MAJ Artyis
Mission 3: 38,302 MAJ Artyis
Mission 4: 42,108 MAJ Artyis
Mission 5: 42,077 MAJ Artyis
Mission 6: 22,062 MAJ Neko Nuwen
Mission 7: 41,158 COL Carl Lost
Mission 8: 58,050 LC Tempest
Mission 9: 11,772 MAJ Artyis
Mission 10: 15,392 LC Tempest
Mission 11: 17,360 COL Hawkins 2015-06-13
Mission 12: 82,421 MAJ Artyis
Mission 13: 30,552 COL Beef
Mission 14: 33,604 MAJ Artyis
Mission 15: 32,571 COL Carl Lost
Mission 16: 10,850 COL Hawkins 2015-06-13
Mission 17: 107,954 COL TK-7764
Mission 18: 41,317 MAJ Artyis
Mission 19: 23,735 MAJ Artyis
Mission 20: 30,350 MAJ Artyis
Mission 21: 81,632 MAJ Artyis
Mission 22: 21,487 COL TK-7764
Mission 23: 28,657 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-09-03
Mission 24: 15,884 MAJ Neko Nuwen
Mission 25: 16,018 MAJ Artyis
Mission 26: 88,893 MAJ Artyis
Mission 27: 26,208 MAJ Neko Nuwen
Mission 28: 13,350 MAJ Artyis
Mission 29: 12,195 COL Shae Kitane
Mission 30: 57,684 COL Carl Lost

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 1,020,450 MAJ Artyis 2003-06-11
2 733,192 LC Tempest 2011-09-11
3 721,385 COL Carl Lost 2003-01-02
4 589,336 COL Hawkins 2015-06-14
5 568,692 FA Conker Blackwood 2003-08-29
6 564,400 COL Beef 2003-08-30
7 528,556 CPT Derek Dan 2003-01-28
8 446,040 GN Dax Corrin 2003-01-05
9 353,626 COL Ixion Deathbringer 2003-07-08
10 343,387 AD Proton 2003-04-26

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 85 pilots a total of 90 times.

GN Abel Malik

LC Ace Hobbes

LC Alec Qarni - 2003-08-03

SL Alejandro Araujo

CPT Alexi Stukov - 2003-06-20

SL Alphafoxtrot1

HA Anahorn Dempsey

COL Angel

MAJ Artyis - 2003-06-11

LC Azazel - 2003-01-08

COL Beef - 2003-08-30

CM Bizzare

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar - 2005-04-14

MAJ Bryan

COL BubbaX - 2002-12-26

COL Carl Lost - 2003-01-02

FA Conker Blackwood - 2003-08-29

AD Darksaber - 2002-12-03

Darth Vader - 2003-02-08

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-01-05

MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-01-29

CPT Derek Dan - 2003-01-28

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader

CM Dulcatos - 2003-07-22

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2014-02-04

COL George - 2005-04-16

AD Gidda - 2003-01-29

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-10-31

LC Guthwulf

COL Gyssler

AD Hav Antiel - 2017-09-16

COL Hawkins - 2015-06-14

MAJ Hermann - 2005-05-03

FA Howlader - 2009-11-16

MAJ Hunter - 2002-12-15

COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2003-07-08

VA Jan Wemmel - 2002-12-15

MAJ Jaron Kai - 2002-12-21

GN Kaisin Mirtez

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-05-31

LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-01-11

Khameir Sarin - 2003-01-23

COL Lenvik

SL Linoge - 2003-02-10

CM Lirak Kalist - 2003-05-14

COL Locke Setzer - 2003-06-13

FA Marcin Szydlowski

GN Mark Schueler - 2 times, last on 2013-10-22

MAJ Michael - 2003-01-21

LC Michael Emrys - 2003-08-20

COL Moagim Daar

CPT Morpheus - 2004-09-12

MAJ Neko Nuwen

COL Nightmare

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-07-04

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-09-03

VA Philo

MAJ Picard - 2003-01-04

FA Pickled Yoda - 3 times, last on 2018-03-22

AD Proton - 2003-04-26

GN Rancorous

GN Ric Hunter

CPT Rover

CM Rue Sokky

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-04-16

GN Sasquatch - 2003-05-21

LC Savageaz - 2003-01-22

SL SAvageAz Mk.III

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-01-02

COL Stuart - 2003-11-24

LC Tempest - 2 times, last on 2011-09-11

COL TK-7764

GN Triji Boliv - 2023-04-21

LC Turr Phennir - 2003-02-05

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-01-19

CPT Von Predator - 2004-08-29

CPT Wap Eal - 2004-11-16

LCM Wilq Fastclaw

CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-02-05

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-03-31

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2003-07-30

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-05-07

Title: Qurga's Bounty: The Life and Death of Colonel Beef
# of Missions: 30
Game Platform: TIE Fighter (TIE95 only)
Date Begun: 24 June 2002
Date Completed: 14 September 2002
Author: Colonel Beef
           FM/COL Beef/Thunder 1-3/Wing X/ISD Challenge

-Some missions may be difficult. Don't forget that you can fly them on the easier difficulty levels.
-This battle is made to tell a story, not to get you a high score. If you fly it attempting to get a high score, you probably will not enjoy it. In many missions, if you hang around for extra kills after mission goals are complete for too long, invincible enemies will arrive.

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter
* Fly Transports

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter installed
2] Download the Fly Transports patch from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the Fly Transports patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer
4] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
5] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
6] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the first three battles
8] Uninstall the Fly Transports patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer


This battle is the story of Colonel Beef. Starts many years before the Battle of Endor when the Beef family got on the wrong side of the ganster Qurga the Hutt. This battle tells how Beef's sruviving family members fled their home, how Beef eventually joined the EMPEROR'S HAMMER Intel Division and evenutally the TIE Corps. And finally, how Beef settled his score with Qurga and his mysterious fate.

Great masses of thanks to Admiral Den Darkhill for making the ShuttleFly patch upon request. Also, thank you very much to Drake and Ender mBind for answering my many questions on the Message Board.

Save the .ACT files over the LucasArts ones in your TIE95/Ivfiles folder.

Planet1 - "Gray Planet" - Death Star II
Planet2 - "Light Gray w/ Moon" - Mrykr
Planet3 - "Red Crescent" - Z'trop Prime
Planet4 - "Large Orange Planet" - Z'trop II
Planet5 - "Large Red Planet" - Nar Shaddaa
Planet6 - "Green & White Planet" - Dying Star
Planet7 - "Green Crescent w/ Moon" - Star 33MQ4112 (close)
Planet8 - "Purple Planet w/ Moon" - Star 33MQ4112 (far)

*Thanks to LucasArts, Microsoft Encarta, and the EH Systems Manual for providing the pics used in these backdrops.


Colonel Beef