XvT-TC 63: Surgical Strike

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 9
Release date: 2003-03-28
Last updated: 2009-02-22

LC Choosh

Average rating 3.5
Reviews: 11
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 123
Patches used

EH Ship Patch for XvT

Battle Medal: Incom Debris Plaque

Battle Reviews




For a battle this long I expect some kind of variety - some reason for it to not be a free battle. This just feels like variations on a theme. The first and last missions are essentially, if not exactly, the same. The middle is packed with missions that are nearly identical as well, and there's really nothing that stands out from any one of them. The 'gate' concept is OK, but there's nothing to back it up. The story is so thin, the mission briefings are often one or two lines of text, and the in-flight goals are often vague. That said, this isn't the hardest battle ever (I played on easy though), and it was relatively quick, so I can recommend it for the points.

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.

AD Stryker



A fairly enjoyable mission with a reasonably compelling plot, that unfortunately is let down by some missions being ridiculously easy and one mission being incredibly tedious. A solid three out of five.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. The missions were fairly easy and quick, but then you run across a mission where you have to kill 100 starfighters and that's a bit tedious. Other than that, the missions were designed fairly decently and were enjoyable.

Mission 7 had you go up against like 50 fighters. It got to be a bit long. Other than that the missions are pretty straight forward. A good mix of dogfighting and objective destroying. That's about it, nothing crazy here.

RA Genie



This is a highly enjoyable battle to fly. A perfect example of a battle that gets the basics right! Don't let the number of missions deter you. There is enough variation a decent storyline and plenty of things to shoot at. It lends itself also as a great COOP battle, so for those interested in COOP, give this a go. I am interested to return to this one and try the highscore experience too... It is worth flying it.

COL Phalk Sturm



Excellent battle. Another example of how a long campaign can be engaging and fun to fly. Player has a variety of roles, from dogfighting to heavy bombing, and most of the burden is laid upon the back of the warmule, aka the Assault Gunship, which is always a pleasure to fly. It may seem frightening to play such a long assignment, but it's worth the try. And in the meantime you will relive the glorious days of the might ISD Grey Wolf and his people. A true pleasure.

FA Pickled Yoda



Delightful for me personally for purely nostalgic reasons, this is also a perfectly sharp collection - not something you can often say about a 9 mission battle. This covers a campaign of the ISD Grey Wolf and you get the chance to fly as each squadron in a variety of roles.

GN Abel Malik



I found this to be a well balanced battle and enjoyed the dogfighting aspects of the battle. Well i just like to kill rebels anyway;p.

LC Alec Qarni



Well divided, I didn't feel like I was doing the same crap over and over again. It did seem unnecessarily drawn out, though, perhaps a little less "realistic" than i would have liked... The "Gate" deal was a nice thought, but in 3-D space doesn't hold much water...

CM TK-9780



I found the Battle contained some good idea's - the mission's seemed to flow and work well with each other. The battle could have easily been ten missions long, and with the time saved from the normal loading of 2X 5 missions battles it's well worth a flight. Score 3.5

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 2: ATR Wodan fires on the platform while capturing it. Mission 5: One page briefing with no animation. Mission 6: One page briefing with no animation. Mission 7: One page briefing with no animation.

High Scores

Battle Total: 1,517,380 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 1: 160,640 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 2: 160,300 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 3: 218,040 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 4: 62,300 COL Brucmack
Mission 5: 118,180 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 6: 255,160 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 7: 255,180 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 8: 133,200 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 9: 155,500 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 832,468 COL Brucmack 2005-02-07
2 415,590 COL TK-7764 2003-05-01
3 369,106 MAJ Zhaim Jifarr 2004-10-06
4 366,844 GN Dax Corrin 2003-04-09
5 351,944 GN Dunta Polo 2009-06-26
6 342,464 LC Dolsar Saris 2004-10-20
7 341,551 LCM Bribon 2005-06-03
8 327,917 LT Kate Flyer 2005-05-28
9 323,965 LCM Josi 2003-07-10
10 323,557 LC Savageaz 2003-04-02

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 109 pilots a total of 121 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2003-04-02

MAJ Aft Skylek

LC Alec Qarni - 2003-04-02

CPT Alsdyr - 2003-11-28

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

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-09-05

LC Azazel - 2003-09-22

LC Big Poppa K

LCM Bribon - 2005-06-03

LC Brin Chaser - 2004-09-13

COL Brucmack - 2005-02-07

MAJ Bryan

LC Choosh

LC Chris Cox - 2004-08-30

RA Colo Delste - 2021-10-16

CPT Con Selar - 2003-08-11

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-10-27

MAJ Coremy Jertese - 2019-10-26

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-04-02

LC Curtis - 2004-10-04

COL D. T. Hammer - 2003-07-19

CPT Daar Skeloria - 2004-06-12

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-04-09

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-04-09

LC Dengar March

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris - 2004-10-20

COL Drak - 2004-09-21

LCM Drax Remlinger

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2013-11-14

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-06-14

LT Eifel - 2005-05-12

GN Elwood the Brave

GN Exar Kit - 2003-04-08

MAJ Fink

COL Flint Darkstar

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

RA Genie - 2021-10-17

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail - 2003-09-09

COL Gyssler

COL Gytheran - 2021-10-18

AD Hav Antiel - 2019-09-02

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-27

MAJ Hunter - 2003-05-19

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-07-25

CM Jack Wynand - 2020-09-11

CPT Jan Pieter

LCM Jaorrus Morraus

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-05-13

LCM Josi - 2003-07-10

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-05-28

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-09-05

MAJ Keiran Laserlight

LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-06-13

Khameir Sarin

CM Kysar Xero - 2005-01-17

COL Lenvik

SL Linoge

CPT Mad Max

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

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Moagim Daar - 2004-12-08

COL Mouse Droid

COL Nightmare - 2003-08-20

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-08-29

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-04

COL Phantom - 2003-04-18

LT Philledume

FA Pickled Yoda - 3 times, last on 2021-10-20

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

GN Rancorous

GN Ric Hunter

LT Rowland - 2005-03-26

CPT S 4patas - 2005-02-05

CM Sabbath - 2003-10-30

LC Savageaz - 2003-04-02

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-06-06

CM Shinobi - 2003-12-20

GN Smitrock - 2004-07-18

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-18

LC Spade - 2004-07-14

AD Stryker - 2021-10-19

MAJ Tek Selkirk

VA Thomas Nitecki

CPT Tiamat - 2003-11-12

AD TK-2107 - 2003-08-10

CPT TK-6686 - 2005-02-08

COL TK-7764 - 2003-05-01

CM TK-9780 - 2003-06-05

MAJ Tuba - 2011-10-08

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-07-06

CM Valin Drago

CPT Vertigo

CPT Von Predator

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 3 times, last on 2023-09-03

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-04-04

MAJ Xye - 2021-10-30

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2004-10-06

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-06-04

TITLE: Surgical Strike
MEDAL: Incom Debris
GAME PLATFORM: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
AUTHOR: FL/LCM Choosh/Pheonix 3-1/Wing XIII/ISD Grey Wolf

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
4] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

Plot: The Grey Wolf must strike deep into New Republic space to destroy a large Incom Factory.