XvT-TC 61: Operation Cotton Candy

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 2003-03-12
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Frodo March

Average rating 3.7
Reviews: 12
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 160
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: A fresh batch of Cotton Candy commemorative

Battle Reviews

COL Gytheran



I flew this as part of Raise the Flag competition 2021. Overall, the battle seemed straightforward with no major hang-ups. There is not much to say about it. It was fun but the battle did not contain any elements that makes it stand out from nearly every other battle you have ever flown.




I actually liked the story here. It's simple, and it keeps the maps simple, but there's something nice about that. A nice blend of dogfights/disabling craft, and mines that you can shoot for a change. And you get to fly a Z-95 at the end. Not great, but enough to set it apart from many other battles. In the last mission, just wait, the CRT will show up.

I think I've decided to go play all of Frodo's missions. His sense of humor is great and the missions aren't specifically hard or long, and the story is always enjoyable. This is probably the best type of missions you can make. This one completes easy without issues.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. This is a fairly quick battle, though it does use minefields which are always a negative in my book. Especially when one of your objectives is 'don't kill too many mines'. I get why it makes sense for the story but I hate mines with a passion. Luckily, it's a fairly quick battle.

COL Phalk Sturm



Yet another great battle from the Shire. Frodo in this one throws a serious story, of course sprinkled with his usual humour, that stands solid. The missions are closely following the excellent plotline and the player will play the ubiquitous T/A and GUN duet, as well as some more exotic craft, in order to stay inline with this fun story. Great work again, by Frodo.

RA Genie



The real grade is around 3.5 But I always round them up. I did like what Frodotried to do, but there were too many problems with it. Mission #3 and #5 are stellar examples. In mission #3, you are penalized for being too good. You actually have to slow down else the capturing transports will die. At leastthere is no waiting in that mission. The last mission, the friendly forces make no sense. I did like the attempt to break the capture of the cruiser into parts and I'm probably in the minority but I liked the mines. Also, I do appreciate the difficulty of finding ways to prevent players from destroying certain ships. There are some oversights which show it was rushed a bit and I do hope Frodo completed it on hard before he submitted it .;)

MAJ Witcher



Overall, the battle is very good. Almost excellent - almost.
It has fun, light storytelling, with a certain level of craziness to it. This is mixed with dynamic (and at times demanding) combat engagements - especially in the last mission (Z-95, not mine clearing). I must admit that some missions can get pretty difficult, though, especially on 'hard' - especially the last one.
If it wasn't for those sudden shifts of difficulty mission-to-mission, I'd be seriously tempted to give it a 5.

LC randyrumrnr



This set of missions makes good use of the battle progression system. While the missions are pretty quick to fly, this is probably aided by the concise briefings laid out. Not a huge fan of the mines myself, shooting them is more of a chore than anything. A decently put together battle that would be a good training tool for new pilots. No bugs to report.

AD Hav Antiel



Marek Ny`Irfa was exactly right in his review. On one hand, it's cool to spend a whole campaign in one area with the same cap ship situation, but it would be better if the mission design limited your options to derail the story. This battle does that better than most. My only issue with this battle is the mines. I can't stand mines! Thankfully, you only have to do official mineclearing duty in the last mission.

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



It was an okay battle in my view. It tries to capture the good old style progressive encounter known well from both X-Wing and TIE-Fighter, but somewhat doesn't do a good job with it. In the very first mission you can waste the Cruiser which is mandatory for the entire battle's story arc. This is weird, given there is a condition preventing you from doing exactly that in mission 2. I didn't like the minefield appearing out of the blue, it felt quite artificial. And again you can waste the entire minefield in mission 1, having it there in mission 2 with condition that prevents you from killing too many of them (~20% is okay). Mission 3 is really tight on time. When in doubt, use your ions though and deal with stuff later at your own pace. Mission 5 was quite cool, it was certainly underwhelming to fly a Z-95. Do stay away from the Dreadnaught's rear, its engine wash can 'wash' you away in a few seconds! Overall it's okay to fly, nothing too fancy, nothing overly bad.

LC Curtis



I'm afraid I have to disagree with TK here. I thought this was a pretty good battle, the Mine field missions were great fun and action packed. I also liked the last mission, flying a Z-95 is a challenge after all. Nice work Frodo

CM TK-9780



This wasn't one of LC Frodo better battles. The missions seemed rather flat, they never really grabbed ones full attention. A battle which needed a lot more work.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 264,185 LC Rando 2020-09-30
Mission 1: 68,760 LC Rando 2020-09-30
Mission 2: 52,515 LC Rando 2020-09-30
Mission 3: 59,240 LC Rando 2020-09-30
Mission 4: 40,560 LC Rando 2020-09-30
Mission 5: 43,110 LC Rando 2020-09-30

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 264,185 LC Rando 2020-09-30
2 242,350 COL Brucmack 2005-02-10
3 207,645 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-09-27
4 174,858 HA Pete Mitchell 2020-09-26
5 171,626 COL Phalk Sturm 2022-04-06
6 169,855 FA Pickled Yoda 2020-09-23
7 168,165 CM TK-9780 2003-03-19
8 152,636 LCM Lo Mar 2020-09-25
9 139,461 RA Genie 2020-09-30
10 138,428 COL Aardvark 2022-03-28

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 136 pilots a total of 158 times.

CM A. G. Snijglau - 2003-03-16

COL Aardvark - 2022-03-28

GN Abel Malik - 2003-03-15

MAJ Aft Skylek

LC Alec Qarni - 2003-08-17

CPT Alsdyr - 2003-11-28

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 6 times, last on 2021-02-01

COL Andrijas - 2003-10-28

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-08-28

CM Arcanix - 2003-09-20

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-10-12

LC Azazel - 2003-09-22

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan

LC Big Poppa K

LCM Blenheim

CPT Bodo Dent

COL Brucmack - 2005-02-10

MAJ Bryan

COL BubbaX - 2003-04-13

LC Choosh - 2003-04-07

LC Chris Cox

RA Colo Delste - 2 times, last on 2022-03-12

CPT Con Selar - 2003-08-11

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-10-26

GN Coranel Both - 2016-01-31

MAJ Coremy Jertese - 2019-10-26

LCM Corran Shub - 2020-09-22

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-03-25

LC Curtis - 2003-10-06

COL D. T. Hammer - 2003-03-23

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-03-27

RA Darklord - 2005-04-23

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-03-15

MAJ Deleted Member - 2020-09-21

LC Dengar March - 2003-12-12

CPT Derek Dan - 2003-08-25

COL Dirty Vader

COL Drak - 2004-08-22

LCM Drax Remlinger

CM Dukimar - 2003-06-15

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-08-12

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-06-14

LT Eifel - 2005-05-12

CM El Guapo

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2020-09-20

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-26

GN Exar Kit - 2003-04-14

MAJ Fink

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-25

HA Frodo March

RA Genie - 2 times, last on 2021-10-13

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda - 2003-08-18

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail - 2003-09-09

COL Gyssler - 2011-12-14

COL Gytheran - 2021-10-18

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2020-09-30

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-27

MAJ Hunter - 2003-05-19

CPT Ibram Gaunt

LC Iceman

CPT Jan Pieter

MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2022-04-08

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-05-10

COL Justin - 2003-03-31

LT Kalin Steele - 2022-03-27

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-05-14

MAJ Kazraran - 2022-03-11

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2 times, last on 2022-03-15

MAJ Keiran Laserlight

LC Kenath Zoron

FA Khadgar - 2003-04-21

Khameir Sarin

LCM Lah - 2004-07-16

COL Lenvik - 2005-01-26

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-25

CPT Machinari - 2003-09-30

CPT Mad Max - 2003-08-05

COL Malidir - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-09-27

CPT Marenac

CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-05-31

COL Nightmare - 2003-03-29

COL NiksaVel - 2022-03-28

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2020-09-26

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2022-04-06

COL Phantom - 2003-04-01

FA Pickled Yoda - 4 times, last on 2022-10-25

HA Plif - 2020-09-19

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-03-14

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton - 2003-05-01

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2020-09-30

LC randyrumrnr - 2 times, last on 2022-03-25

GN Ric Hunter

CPT S 4patas - 2005-02-05

CM Sabbath - 2003-08-31

LC Savageaz - 2003-03-15

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-06-06

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-09-26

GN Smitrock - 2004-07-16

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-14

LC Spade - 2003-11-24

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2005-01-30

LC Thaas Pobyn

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2022-03-22

VA Thomas Nitecki

LC Thorn - 2003-06-30

CPT Tiamat - 2003-11-12

AD TK-2107 - 2003-07-15

CPT TK-6686 - 2005-02-08

COL TK-7764 - 2003-03-19

CM TK-9780 - 2003-03-19

LCM Topace31 - 2004-12-15

MAJ Tuba - 2011-10-08

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-05-02

LCM Valjean - 2003-09-22

CPT Vertigo

CPT Von Predator

CPT Wildfire - 2022-04-06

MAJ Witcher - 2020-09-30

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 3 times, last on 2023-05-23

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-03-15

MAJ Xye - 2 times, last on 2022-03-21

CM Yukito - 2003-03-25

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2004-09-26

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-06-03

TITLE: Operation Cotton Candy
MEDAL: A fresh batch of Cotton Candy commemorative Medal
GAME PLATFORM: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
Created by: WC-TCS/LC Frodo/Wing V/SSSD Sovereign

Required patches

Installation instructions
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 on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

Hardware used: Pentium 133Mhz, 5 year old Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick, XvTED, And a dictionnary