TIE-TC 9: Tracking the Defectors

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 1995-03-03
Last updated: 2014-07-05

GA Ronin

Average rating: 1.4
Reviews: 25
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 631
Patches used: None

Battle Medal:
Medal of Loyalty

Battle Reviews

LC Aardvark



Good missions in the style of the old classics. It was fun and fairly quick to complete with no bugs or major issues to get in the way.

I liked this mission for the use of Zaarin and Thrawn and another guy we all know. Its pretty cool, but very easy to complete if you are looking to get some quick RTF points. Would recommend for everyone.

VA Phoenix Berkana



I'd put this one in the middle of the pack. It's clearly one of the earlier battles built for the EH and does resemble a few of the original battles that shipped with the game. Some of the earlier missions such as the destroy the containers mission are incredibly simplistic whereas the final missions does take significantly more effort to dogfight T/A. That said you never feel like you are in danger.

CM Epicedion



This one's a little silly. It never feels like there's a serious threat going on, it's mostly just a turkey shoot. Also in the last mission your allies are pretty likely to kill Thrawn when you're trying to disable his ship, how rude.

CPT Solohan50



I played on Medium. A lot of the reviews state that this is a copy of original TIE missions and cite that as the reason for their low score. I haven't played the original missions and have no attachment to them. That said, these missions aren't very good. Missions 1 and 2 are the worst offenders, by far. Mission 1 has you kill 8 shieldless containers and I finished the mission in 50 seconds. The rest of the missions vary between 'mostly forgettable' to 'bad'. I've played worse missions but this one isn't very good.

CPT Frenchie6



Not great. Uninspired and I feel like even for the time the dev could have done more with the story and enemy ships to make the game more immersive. Maybe have traitor ships jump in halfway through the capture operation in mission 5...

LCM Lo Mar



I like how, in re-labeling the names, they couldn't even get that consistent, alternating between Thrawn and Ronin. Not too much to add from other reviews - it's pretty much a carbon copy of the existing stock missions, with nothing really new or interesting added. I'd use it for RtF spam, but if I was trying to fly it for real with full effort? No thanks.

LC Alejandro Araujo



Well... TIE TC 9. What could we say? let's do it step by step, shall we? Technically, it was flyable, it had decent moments tho you weren't really at risk of losing the mission save for a rare glitch at last mission where your wingmen tried to bring down the E/S ' shields when you already did so, ending on its destruction. Now, there are some messages that doesn't fit, some others have typos here and there. While I understand one could be inspired on original TG missions, we'd have at least try to make our innovations mingle well with the original structure and make it flawlessly so it becomes an enjoyable experience, even more for the mature player. As for the storyline, it doesn't make sense, even for science fiction: Zaarin did not manage to get MIS, The Glory was destroyed shortly before Zaarin died, and Vader was somewhere else busy betraying the Emperor. Also, Zaarin would never turn to the rebels- possibly a second in command would do so in a desperate turn of events but certainly not Zaarin...so its unlikely he'd have left orders to do so. Anyways 1/5 for being flyable, quick FCHG points. Briefing, messages, events needs work and the story should be redone as well.

GN Jarek La’an



Unfortunately, this battle is in essence a poor copy of an original (Battle 7) from the TIE Fighter game. While it is rapid to complete and would be an ideal FCHG bump for a new pilot, it offers very little challenge and suffers from a number of minor issues and flaws. In short, the original battle did not need to be copied so obviously, if it was simply the concept being applied differently I would be happy enough, but it's effectively just an imitation. Disappointing to fly, thankfully not for long.

LC Rando



While flying through the first mission, the messages were familiar and I thought it was a nice homage to the original. The mission layout was different enough that it hadn't yet occurred to me what was going on. By the second mission it was clear that these missions were lifted directly from Battle 7. Part of me hoped it would go in a different direction, but by the third mission it was clear yet again that wasn't the case. The fourth mission had an interesting twist fighting against missile boats instead of gunboats, but beyond that there wasn't much appeal to this battle. If only that spark of creativity had been used to to make more thoughtful changes, it might have been a more entertaining overall. Obviously the core mission design isn't that bad, considering who originally designed it. But all I could think about while flying the rest of the battle was how it seemed to be a lazy effort, and just wanted to get it over with. The quality of the briefings, officer questions, and gameplay just seemed to be slightly worse than the originals. So after submitting the BSF I stormed directly to the review page to see who made this thing. Oh. Wasn't expecting that...

FA Giovanni Palermo



I thought plagiarism was a no-no? I guess I was wrong. It was nice to fly Battle 7 again, but not under the guise of a completely original battle.

COL Rau Aznable



The ultimate déjà vu! Most of what can be said about this battle has already been mentioned. My American Culture teacher gave 0 to some friends of mine on a final work for doing this in the last year of college and I won't be any different with a custom battle.

LT Tirna Q'jira



I'd love to give this a higher score, but based on the fact that it was a copy of a LucasArts battle from the original TIE Fighter game, and due to a number of slip-ups in terms of plot (switching GA Ronin and Thrawn around, for example), I have to give it a zero. I just can't condone any sort of copyright theft.

CPT Dujhod



As everyone else has pointed out, this is practically a duplicate of an official LucasArts battle.

LC Curtis



well done lucas arts and yeah there was some good name changing there!

SA Kawolski



When I was a young pilot, this was the first EH battle I ever played. I remember IM'ing GA Ronin telling him how great the EH was but "I played Battle 9 and I was very, very disappointed because the author just took the original missions and renamed and changed the ships and stuff." After I said that, I was looking through the newsletter at the same time to see who the author was and realized it was Ronin himself. Whoops. He joked "You're not going to get very far in this club if you insult the leader's missions! ;)" Many apologies followed. :P ...but I still have to give it a low rating because it was a conversion of the original missions. Our GA's a good story writer, not a battle designer.

LCM Pit Viper



I give it a 0 because it is just a copy of battle 7 in TIE Fighter. If I wanted to fly the orginal battles, then I would fly them in the game, and not download them from the EH.

GN Mark Schueler



Just changing the names and craft types of some of the ships in the original battle 7

LC Tempest



I'll also give a 0 rating because it's not more than a copy. The Emperor is simply replaced by GA Ronin. I only wanted to add that there's a little mistake in the last debriefing: "You saved GA Ronin!" That's wrong because GA Thrawn was saved and GA Ronin assisted in the operation...:P

LC DS-61-4



Though a very enjoyable battle, it did have no creativity. Nevertheless, it was very fun and entertaining. I give it a 5 for funfactor and a 0 for creativity.

CPT Bret K'thraz



Bah, the battle is great. Of course, that's because it was created by the folks at LucasArts. Good old Ronin just renamed the ships. So, it's a zero for illegal copying :P

CPT Cmr Brown



Not as bad, but not as good as most other battles. It's like a repeat of the older TIE missions. Just some name changing.

GN Drake



Im sure somebody could have come up with an original battle..

COL Kermee



If i wanted to Play TIE Battle 7, i'd do it in TIE. This battle was boring, unoriginal and it was a pleasure to get it over with

VA Wlodek



Copy of TF battle 7 i think. So it's 5 for design :) and 0 for creativity.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 329,554 CPT Night Grue
Mission 1: 124,136 LT Shekinah
Mission 2: 67,458 COL Shae Kitane
Mission 3: 95,337 COL Shae Kitane
Mission 4: 48,003 COL Scoser
Mission 5: 72,615 COL Carl Lost

Top Ten

(Submissions since 2010)

1 287,958 LC Rando 2019-07-10
2 244,936 MAJ Aldaric 2018-04-09
3 240,828 CPT SL8c8 2019-03-01
4 130,259 MAJ Tuba 2011-07-09
5 118,590 MAJ RichyV 2009-06-14
6 103,951 MAJ Mauser 2015-09-06
7 82,366 CPT Solohan50 2021-07-15
8 76,782 CM Matthew Weeks 2013-09-15
9 70,086 COL Zeth Durron 2009-09-28
10 58,893 LCM Charlie X 2019-11-15

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 552 pilots a total of 628 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

LC Aardvark - 2021-10-27

GN Abel Malik

COL Absolut Vodka


LC Ace Hobbes

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LC randyrumrnr - 2020-09-05

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CM Adam Lagoda

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LT Adrian Tepes

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CM Agace

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LT Al Fuller

LCM Alan

MAJ Aldaric - 3 times, last on 2018-06-02

LC Alec Qarni

LC Alejandro Araujo - 4 times, last on 2020-04-16

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GN Anahorn Dempsey - 11 times, last on 2021-05-09

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CM Andrelious J. Inahj

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GN Andrzej Mezynski

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VA Brakka

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LT Cardassian

COL Carl Lost

LT Castor Troy

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LCM Charlie X - 2 times, last on 2020-09-03

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SA Compton

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CM Connie

GN Coranel Both - 2 times, last on 2018-06-02

Corran Force

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HA Daniel Bonini

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COL Daniel Stephens - 2016-06-06

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Darth Vader

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LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2022-03-17

GN Doyon

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LC DS-61-4

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GN Dunta Polo - 2010-03-13

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CM Epicedion - 2 times, last on 2021-10-03

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GN Exar Kit - 2012-01-08


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COL Fenn Logan

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HA Frodo March

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COL Gallows

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AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 5 times, last on 2020-09-06

FA Giovanni Palermo

GN Golbez Harvey - 2 times, last on 2016-06-25

VA Gord Darkonian

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COL Gyssler

COL Hades

LC Harkonnen

AD Hav Antiel - 3 times, last on 2020-09-02

SA Havok

COL Hawkins - 2015-09-06

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MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-01-10

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SL Hirikka

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Ian Jackson


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COL Ixion Deathbringer


COL Jacob Van Nowak

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GN Jarek La’an - 5 times, last on 2020-09-02

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HA Jedgar O. Paladin

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COL Jendris Scinar

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AD John T. Clark - 2 times, last on 2016-06-05

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SA Kawolski

CPT Kazraran - 2022-03-02

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MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-02-22

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CPT Lito Rendal

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-02

VA Locke Setzer

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LT Magnus

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GN Mark Schueler - 11 times, last on 2021-10-02

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GN Master - 2 times, last on 2015-06-05

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CM Matthew Weeks - 2013-09-15

CM Matti Kuokkanen

MAJ Mauser - 2015-09-06

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COL Nightmare

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MAJ Nolij - 2014-06-07

COL Nurel Turr

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CPT ObiVader

CPT Onwai Starborne

LCM Oorl Quygg

CM Orion Diamante

LCM Pain_then_Death

CPT Panaka

CM Parker Lewis

CPT Paul

COL Pavel


COL Pellaeon

GN Pete Mitchell - 4 times, last on 2021-05-31

COL Phalk Sturm

COL Phantom

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VA Philo

CPT Phoenix

VA Phoenix Berkana - 2021-10-08

FA Pickled Yoda - 10 times, last on 2021-10-01

LCM Pit Viper

HA Plif - 6 times, last on 2020-09-01

COL Pluty

MAJ Powerslave

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CPT Quicksilver

LC Quincy Nelson

COL Raith Sienar

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GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 3 times, last on 2020-09-11

AD Ranthier Khaen

CPT Raptor

CPT Ras Kronar

COL Rau Aznable

LT Raven Arestar

CM Raven Lockholme

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

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AD Reaper

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LT Red Phoenix

MAJ RedTaz

Rekio Corsair

COL Renegade

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LC Repulsor

LCM Rhys von Pohl

CPT Ric Gravin

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

CPT Richlet

MAJ RichyV - 2009-06-14

LCM Rinuchu Stealth

LC Robert Hogan - 2020-10-21

CPT Roger

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LCM Rollins

CM Rondo

GA Ronin

CPT Rover

LCM Ryan Neale

CPT Saadam

LC Saeul Trigue

MAJ Sandor Clegane

MAJ Sanj

MAJ Sarn Erec

VA Sarok

LC Savageaz

LCM Sayrah Mikfarlant

CM Schitzo

LT Scorch

COL Scoser

CM Scud

LC Scuslem

MAJ Seggybop

CM Sergeyli

CM Serin Jansj

COL Shae Kitane

MAJ Shakur

LT Shino Kisaki

FA Shotgun

COL Shups

CM Sidian

LT Simmons

LCM Sint Seelasi

LCM Sirion

LT Siross

MAJ SkyShadow

CPT SL8c8 - 2019-03-01

LT Slayer

CPT Solohan50 - 2 times, last on 2021-10-23

LCM Sotskov Yan

LCM SoulWhisperer

LC Spade

CM Spearhawk

LT SpyFunk

FA StarLion

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Steve Strangelove

CM Steve Sunrider

LC Strahd

HA Striker

COL Stuart

COL Styles

CM Szymon

COL Tad Taliesin

CPT Taf'ron Daro

COL Talons Pryde

LCM Tarkinan

LT Tavrim Kain

LT Teliis Laehrin

LC Tempest

LC Thaas Pobyn

AD Theodore

LC Thom Zack

LT Thomas Letifer

VA Thomas Nitecki

LC Thorn

CT Thrak Stener

FA Threat

CPT Tiamat

COL Tiberius

LC Tiger

LT Tirna Q'jira

MAJ Titus

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686

COL TK-7764

CM TK-9780

COL Todbringer

LT Tom Gilbert

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte

LT Tonak

VA Toran Dan

COL Torres

LT Tpyo

LT Travis Raymond

CPT Trideo Arkson - 2 times, last on 2016-06-06

AD Troutrooper

MAJ Tuba - 2011-07-09

LC Turr Phennir

FA Turtle Jerrar

CPT Tvan'Oris

LC Tygra Shadowclaw

LCM Tyr Kenaz

COL Ulrich Drachen - 2016-06-04

LT Ulysses

COL Undo

LCM Uriel K'rrden

LCM Valjean

LCM Vbehrends

CM VectorX

LCM Verde

CPT Vertigo

CM Vessicant

LT Viktor Trollstein

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper

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CM Virus

CPT Von Predator

FA Von Reinthaler

LCM Vonnegut

CPT Vuffi Raa

CPT Wap Eal

CPT Wedge

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

LCM Wilq Fastclaw

CM Wizard

VA Wlodek

CM Wodi Untok - 2020-09-25

CM Wolf Blacker

COL Wolly

LCM Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2021-10-10

COL Woobee

COL Wraith - 3 times, last on 2016-06-01

COL Wysseri Arestar

CM Xalin

CM Xanatos Screed

CPT Xura Verr

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Yoman

LCM Zbyl

CM Zeke Freeman - 2 times, last on 2010-12-10

SL Zekk Terrik

CPT Zept Leeartic

SL Zero Lestat

COL Zeth Durron - 2009-09-28

LCM Zodiak

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Required patches
* none

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle


Emperor's Hammer Battle Center - http://battles.tiecorps.org
Modified by Project Phoenix (Oct 23, 1999)
- bug corrected on Mission 3 (crash if INT Harpax II)
by CA:TAC/VA Striker/CA-3/SSSD Sov (EH_Striker@mail.com)

Following bugs were corrected :
- Mission #2 ISD's Avenger orders changed
- Mission #5 ES Foxtrot removed from target list of all Imp. fighters