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.

    COL Phalk Sturm



    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.

    CM TK-9780



    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

    LCM 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 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
    Mission 1: 87,445 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
    Mission 2: 112,209 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
    Mission 3: 160,928 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-13
    Mission 4: 196,014 LCM Vanguard88 2023-11-13

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 556,596 LCM 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

    LCM Vanguard88 - 2023-11-13

    CPT 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.