TIE-TC 96: Deep Strike

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 6
Release date: 1997-09-26
Last updated: 2003-09-09

CM Drizzt

Average rating 3.5
Reviews: 10
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 282
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Medal of Expulsion

Battle Reviews

The storyline is decent enough, nothing particularly creative but the missions at least stay consistent with it. The first three missions, not complex, but fun enough to play. The final mission? 6 squadrons worth of 100% kills as a primary goal and they all have 'retreat if damaged' orders? Sorry, but that's just sloppy design. Absent that mission? Probably a 4. But it really was that bad.

The storyline is ok. It starts with a good premise and follows through with it. The missions themselves, for the most part, are well constructed. There are some minors issues, such as, some ships of no consequence are flagged as friendlies instead of enemies. Also some capital ships have starfighter commands (which SOMETIMES works especially if woven into the story), but in this case I think it was too many. The one thing that DOES stand out in a good way was the use of the in-game messaging. It was well executed and did a good job of letting you know exactly where you were in the mission. The fun factor, most of the missions are good. The first mission had too many Capital Ships to destroy on waves #2 and #3. There was no need. The game time for that mission took 90 minutes! (and that was with me carving myself blind spots by destroying a few turrets => sitting next to the Cap ship lasers endlessly blasting at x4 speed) Thankfully I was using x4 time but even with that, it took a good half an hour of disintegrating piece by piece the hull of those cap ships. Overall the battle was enjoyable, especially the last mission.

This is a well constructed 6 mission battle that starts off with a novel plot of competing in the Imperial starfighter Olympics. Suffice to say things go wrong and a battle ensues. The plot progresses nicely through the set of missions, making nice use of briefings, officer reports and in game text to progress the plot.
The briefings and officer text are well written with minimal error and the missions are challenging enough to enjoy.
I did find the last mission overly long and very frustrating when it would fail due to a starfighter running away into hyperspace.

I found this battle particularly frustrating and abandoned it without completing it - the last missions is a particularly lengthy dogfight, which proves to be extremely time intensive. This is worse due to the number of aborting fighters preventing completion of goals and requiring further attempts. After 4 attempts I lost patience and moved on to another battle - this is a personal opinion, but I can't recommend it based on the last missions design alone.

Long and boring. For easy FCHG points look elsewhere.

Well, the battle’s plot is fairly average, the first and last missions have some annoying qualities too them, and it’s a tad easy overall. Still, the briefings are well done and most of the battle is fun and entertaining and that’s really what we are all about here in the EH so I will give it a solid recommendation. Go fly and enjoy! I give it a 4.25 (rounded down to a 4 for purposes of the EH review scale).

Great battle. Well balanced. A lot of fun.

I really liked this battle, so much so it put me in a good mood :) Nice plotline, which actually has some nice twists, decently difficult (read: the x-wings have the adv. missiles), and its always fun to waste a CRS without moving :)

A good battle to hone and sharpen your accuracy. Lots of stuff to destroy.

Lot's of fun when your just interesting in blowing tons of rebels to smithereens. :-)

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 431,837 AD Ranthier Khaen
Mission 1: 88,945 CPT Rover
Mission 2: 71,752 GN Caddo
Mission 3: 77,974 CPT Backfire
Mission 4: 93,301 MAJ Titus
Mission 5: 73,532 CPT Rover
Mission 6: 89,001 MAJ Koriel

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 420,273 CPT Badger 2003-03-12
2 413,741 LCM Hawky 2003-03-12
3 412,468 CM Cahir 2003-03-10
4 409,241 LCM Maximillian 2003-03-12
5 407,471 MAJ Artyis 2003-03-13
6 405,909 LCM Bernie 2003-03-12
7 402,325 CM Roger Duncan 2003-03-13
8 388,522 LCM Cochrane 2003-03-12
9 380,834 LCM Micheal Perry 2003-03-12
10 377,225 LCM Liz 2003-03-12

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 250 pilots a total of 279 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik - 2005-03-01

LC Ace Hobbes

LCM Ache Nu

CPT Adam Szydlowski

COL Adrenaline

CM Agace

MAJ Aldaric - 2 times, last on 2020-05-13

CPT Alimet

LC Ambar Kilick

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 10 times, last on 2021-06-30

LT Andreev Anton

LT Andrew

CM Andrew

GN Andrzej Mezynski - 2002-08-09

COL Angel - 2004-05-30

AD Apophis Kuma - 2004-12-27

MAJ Arathar

LC Ardeth Mordor

HA Ari

CM Arlins Scabo

COL Arso Slyth

CM Arti

MAJ Artyis - 2003-03-13

COL Astarosta

CPT Atmos Myremod - 2003-04-11

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CPT Azrael

CPT Backfire

CPT Badger - 2003-03-12

CM Benjamin Colley

LCM Bernie - 2003-03-12

COL Bilbo

CM Bizzare

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

LC Brandon

LCM Brian Klem

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar - 2005-01-30

LCM Buddy

CM Cahir - 2003-03-10

COL Callista

MAJ Caltin Doros

COL Carl Lost

COL Cary

COL Chei-Ras

LCM Chris

LCM Cochrane - 2003-03-12

CPT Colhar Jeth Sudar

SA Compton

CM Conjre

GN Coranel Both - 2016-06-05

SL Corran Horn - 2002-11-18

CPT Crovax

LC Curtis

LC Daisuke Airyu

COL DarkC - 2005-01-23

RA Darklord

AD Darksaber

CPT Darkstar

Darth Vader

CPT Dave Darklighter

GN Dax Corrin

CPT Deamon

CM Death Knight

MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-01-29

LC Delplancq

COL Den Darkhill

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis - 2003-03-12

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader - 2004-07-31

MAJ Dodger

GN Doyon - 2020-05-04

COL Drak - 2002-12-24

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2003-01-04

CM Drizzt

COL Duncan Idaho

LT Edward De'Galeon

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2014-11-17

LCM Enneal Voscom - 2003-03-10

AD Eric O'Flynn

CM Fahrer - 2005-03-06

CM Falcon

CM Favdaukar - 2020-05-03

CPT Firzam Coldsteel

MAJ Flelm

LC Florian

HA Frodo March - 2 times, last on 2014-06-07

LC Gen Es'mith

RA Genie - 2020-05-11

COL Gibbs

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2 times, last on 2015-06-11

FA Giovanni Palermo

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-30

CM Grzmot - 2003-02-26

MAJ Gustan - 2020-05-10

COL Gyssler - 2003-01-07

LC Harkonnen

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2018-06-27

LCM Hawky - 2003-03-12

LCM Herman

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-03-18

FA Howlader

MAJ Hunter

Ian Jackson

LC Iceman - 2003-04-06

VA Indaro Gallia

COL Ixion Deathbringer

CM Jade Falcon

VA Jan Wemmel

MAJ Jaruus

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss

CPT Joe Arena

LCM John Deathstalker

VA Kane Reese - 2002-11-25

CPT Kaneda Pellail

MAJ Kazraran - 2023-02-03

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-04-11

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-07-18

LC Kenath Zoron

FA Khadgar - 2003-01-12

AD Khaine

Khameir Sarin

LC Kodiak Kereban

MAJ Koriel - 2003-03-07

CPT Kyle Fardreamer

LCM Lelio Moloch

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan

LCM Liz - 2003-03-12

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-15

VA Locke Setzer

COL Loor

MAJ Mairin Astoris

FA Manesh

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

LC Mark - 2002-12-29

GN Mark Schueler - 2018-08-02

GN Master

LCM Mateusz - 2003-03-03

CM Matti Kuokkanen - 2003-02-04

MAJ Mauser - 2015-06-20

MAJ Mawy

LCM Maximillian - 2003-03-12

LC Menacer

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys - 2004-06-04

LCM Micheal Perry - 2003-03-12

COL Moagim Daar - 2004-12-08

CPT Morth

COL Nightmare - 2003-03-29

LC Nile Rosenau

CPT Ninj Prefect


MAJ Nolij - 2015-06-05

CPT ObiVader - 2002-09-17

LCM Oorl Quygg


FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2018-06-13

COL Phalk Sturm - 2002-08-14

VA Philo - 2002-11-27

FA Pickled Yoda - 9 times, last on 2022-10-18

LCM Pit Viper

HA Plif - 3 times, last on 2017-06-13

CPT Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

CPT Quicksilver

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen

GA Rapier

LT Raven Arestar

LCM Raxell

AD Reaper

MAJ RedTaz

CM Regis Knox - 2003-03-13

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

MAJ Richlet

CM Roger Duncan - 2003-03-13

CPT Rogue

CPT Rover

CM Rue Sokky

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath

CPT Saadam

MAJ Sanj

MAJ Sarn Erec - 2003-02-26

COL Sauron

LC Savageaz - 2003-08-04

COL Scoser

COL Sephiroth

COL Shae Kitane

MAJ Shakur

LCM Shockwave

COL Shups

Siterath Goersase - 2002-09-15

LC SkyShadow - 2 times, last on 2020-05-02

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-05-18

LC Spade - 2003-05-28

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

HA Striker

COL Stuart - 2003-01-17

COL Styles - 2002-11-27

CPT Taf'ron Daro

CM Tentor

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-08-04

VA Thomas Nitecki

LC Thorn - 2002-08-15

CPT Tiamat - 2004-06-17

LC Tissaya Argat

MAJ Titus

COL Torres

LCM Travinor Hell

GN Triji Boliv - 2002-08-25

AD Troutrooper

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

COL Undo

SL Vexan

MAJ VinDoros - 2003-06-27

CPT Viper - 2009-08-27

FA Viper Pred

CM Volkov

CPT Von Predator - 2004-07-03

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2003-12-18

CPT Wap Eal

COL Wes Janson

LT Willis

LCM Willis

LCM Wilq Fastclaw

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-08-30

CM Wood

COL Wraithdog - 2014-07-02

COL Wysseri Arestar

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-24

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2003-05-24

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 for Project Phoenix (Dec 1, 1999)
- Battle1.lfd file added
- Removed blank question in mission 1
- Briefing questions added in mission 3
- Minor changes in other missions.
by: FL/CM Wlodek/Pi 2-1/Wing VIII/ISD Colossus