BoP-TC 15: Diamondback Squadron Special Operations

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 4
Release date: 2003-02-27
Last updated: 2009-02-28
Average rating 2.3
Reviews: 3
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 48
Patches used

EH Ship Patch for BoP

Battle Medal: Diamondback Squadron Commendation of Bravery

Battle Reviews

M3 is ridiculous. If you finish the B-Wings in the first 10 minutes then you get a 10 minute show of watching ships just get transferred.

This battle has not anything extraordinary, but it was quite fun to fly. A solid plotline, well developed briefings and maps, and the missions are balanced yet challenging. It has a wide choice of roles to cover throughout the campaign. Escorting, bombing, pure dogfighting. The only flaw I saw, but added to realism, were the long waiting at times, and the usual curse in BoP of not having reloaders. What is wrong with BoP mission creators ? Sinking a REPYD on lasers is boooooring and frankly, unnecessary. It could have been a golden classic with a little tweaking and a reload craft out there.

Limited use of craft, too many times you’re left hoping the friendly AI does the right thing at the appropriate time. FG Orders at times don’t follow the plot. Missions are Medimum - hard and at times they will have the play wishing he/she could be in two places at once.

Battle Bug Reports

CM Vanguard88


Mission 2: Tie Defender Diamondback flight 2 aborts mission as soon as the battle begins and returns to the ISD Intrepids' hangar.

Mission 3: Escort Shuttle Ray crashes into the escort carrier endurance upon leaving the M/FRG hangar, causing mission failure.

HA Anahorn Dempsey


M3: a 20 minute wait time is (imho) retarded and not (creator's opinion) realistic. Everything after the CUV needs to go or be made optional.

High Scores

Battle Total: 556,596 CM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
Mission 1: 87,445 CM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
Mission 2: 112,209 CM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
Mission 3: 160,928 CM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
Mission 4: 196,014 CM Vanguard88 2023-11-13

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 556,596 CM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
2 402,662 COL Brucmack 2005-02-14
3 158,827 COL CrimsonFury 2003-07-19
4 146,539 LT Starithm 2019-01-01
5 137,305 LC Savageaz 2003-03-03
6 130,023 CM TK-9780 2003-04-15
7 126,701 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-03-30
8 120,814 LC Choosh 2003-11-09
9 109,102 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-09-23
10 108,878 COL Zystem Fryar 2003-08-06

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 41 pilots a total of 46 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2003-03-05

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2017-01-10

COL Andrijas

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-07-05

COL Brucmack - 2005-02-14

LC Choosh - 2003-11-09

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-07-19

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin

COL Drak - 2004-08-02

CM Duken - 2003-11-19

GN Dunta Polo - 2013-09-17

LC Frey Gallandro

FA Gelton Torr

AD Gidda - 2005-01-24

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2012-09-23

COL Gyssler - 2017-12-16

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-24

MAJ Hunter - 2003-05-21

LC Iceman

GN Kaisin Mirtez

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Nightmare - 2003-03-29

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2020-09-11

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-24

COL Phantom - 2003-05-02

FA Pickled Yoda - 2005-02-05

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

COL Raith Sienar - 2004-12-22

GN Ric Hunter

LC Savageaz - 2003-03-03

LT Starithm - 2019-01-01

CM TK-9780 - 2003-04-15

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-07-15

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-11-13

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-09-05

CM Xanatos Screed

COL Zeth Durron

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-08-06

Title: Diamondback Squadron Special Operations
Missions: 4
Medal: Diamondback Squadron Commendation of Bravery
Game Platform: X-Wing vs Tie Fighter: Ballance of Power
Patches: Tie Defender and Missile Boat patches for BoP.
Author: Marcin Szydlowski #3203

Installation Instructions:

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your BoP one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the Balance of Power button to start BoP and fly the battle.

Also you have to install two patches: Tie Defender and Missile Boat patch for BoP. You can download it from Science Office site here:
You unzip it and install.

Note: This battle is intended to be easy on easy level, but it can be hell on hard. So don't cry and become better player. Remember. BoP increases AI of all ships by 2 on hard, so it will not be easy. I'm not even sure if it's possible to complete all missions on hard, we it is but you must be really good.

-Diamondback Squadron is considered unofficial elite of ASF, so don't be suprised if they will kick some serious butt
-some missions can be impossible when you use unlimited waves, it's not a bug ;P
-mission 2 provides you some realistic combat, so don't be suprised if this will be hard.
-in mission 4 you attack shipyards. those platforms can really kick ass so watch yourself


Special Thanks to:
Frodo, Wil Striker and Khadgar for making tests for me.