XvT-TC 79: Cyclone Squadron Operations IV (End Game)

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2003-12-06
Last updated: 2009-02-22

CM TK-9780

Average rating 3.0
Reviews: 8
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 97
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Medal of Mind Steps

Battle Reviews

CM Vanguard88



Not a very well put together battle. Flight groups with random names, enemy squadrons all being the same color, not balanced on hard (expecting gunboats to disable a-wings).

GN Triji Boliv



Good close out to the series (turns out there were 4, not just 3!) Overall good mix of objectives and everything worked properly.

VA Locke Setzer



It's a nice enough conclusion to the series. Solid if not spectacular.

The first mission was fairly short and the rest were longer. A big part of it was that at the end you had to wait for Lord Vader. A bit weird to see his name floating around in our custom missions, but then again we have seen how canon can change in the SW universe. Played half of this with my eyes closed. Recommend you try it out.

RA Genie



Not sure why it is getting such high marks. I'll try it again in the future but for now, the storyline is ok, the briefing is solid, but the design and execution of the battle is horrible. It... ended me. Also a funny moment, as I was about to finish the last mission I target Harkov's ISD by mistake so he launches two Adv Missiles at me... oh boy. Dont want to refly it. I somehow manage to destroy them both and thought to myself let's target something 'safe' like that big rock over there. Big mistake another adv conc came hurling my way... (this is not though why it got low marks, I actually like the bases and cap ships to have teeth)

COL Phalk Sturm



Gunboats are a personal preference of mine, so I love most missions involving them. In this battle, the plotline is somehow not very original, yet not so bad. It involves both Darth Vader and Admiral Harkov, and Zaarin!. Plots involving capital characters are something to be avoided in my humble opinion, since they take a colossal pressure onto something which is way more mundane, such as ordinary patrols performed by ordinary pilots. However, this battle is well balanced, allowing the player to choose different approaches into combat. Capture operations are perfectly crafted and they are solid fun to fly. Besides my personal rant for the lack of originality, this battle deserves to be flown.

COL Rau Aznable



Well, I hate Gunboat missions where you have to disable small craft, because you really must fly with the GUN flight group to get the job done. Still, this battle provided some very entertaining situations and the way everything worked out seemed ok.

LC Frey Gallandro



Nice :)

Battle Bug Reports

VA Locke Setzer


CRVs just flying through the Colossus during Mission 2

Lot of little typos like "Watchfull" in the M3 briefing

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 2: FRG Medical Corps does not defend itself when docking with the ISD Colossus. All Rebel starfighters use the same FG name and overlapping numbers.

Rebel CRVs 'Boarding units' that appear on Hard difficulty protect the ISD Colossus instead of boarding to destroy it.

Mission 3: Numbering of several ships is odd. Storm is mispelled as Strom in FG names. Objectives to capture the convoy and Harkov's shuttle are duplicated. GUN Thunder do not reliably disable Harkov's shuttle, necessitating the player does so alone.

Mission 4: Objective to eliminate or force withdrawal of all enemy starfighters shows as complete when only 80% have been destroyed or fled. EH starfighters seem to ignore the asteroid laser batteries and R&D FC. Allowing Harkov's VSD to flee before it launches all its fighters causes the mission to be a failure - perhaps destroying it should be a primary goal.

High Scores

Battle Total: 277,668 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-16
Mission 1: 41,585 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-16
Mission 2: 83,444 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-16
Mission 3: 35,465 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-16
Mission 4: 117,174 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-16

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 277,668 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-16
2 131,625 LCM Lo Mar 2020-07-21
3 131,384 GN Abel Malik 2003-12-14
4 131,075 COL TK-7764 2003-12-14
5 129,699 GN Dunta Polo 2009-09-23
6 128,842 LC Daisuke Airyu 2003-12-23
7 125,281 LC randyrumrnr 2020-07-09
8 124,574 CPT SL8c8 2020-07-26
9 122,346 CPT S 4patas 2005-03-24
10 122,320 MAJ Gustan 2020-07-15

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 88 pilots a total of 95 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2003-12-14

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2021-02-19

COL Andrijas

AD Apophis Kuma

CM Arcanix - 2003-12-14

COL Archangel

MAJ Arid Foxtrot

LC Big Poppa K

MAJ Bryan

LC Choosh

LC Chris Cox

CPT Con Selar - 2003-12-14

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-11-03

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-12-14

LC Daisuke Airyu - 2003-12-23

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2005-02-05

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-12-14

COL Dirty Vader

COL Drak - 2004-08-07

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-09-23

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-07-15

LT Eifel

CM El Guapo - 2004-06-21

GN Elwood the Brave

COL EvilGrin - 2020-07-12

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-07-10

LC Frey Gallandro - 2004-01-01

HA Frodo March

RA Genie - 2021-10-31

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda - 2004-06-16

FA Giovanni Palermo

MAJ Gustan - 2020-07-15

COL Gyssler - 2012-04-18

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2020-07-21

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-30

CPT Hunterwolf

LC Iceman

COL Jer Stryker - 2004-06-27

MAJ JetMech - 2020-07-23

Title of Battle: [Cyclone Squadron operations - End Game? ]

[part 4]  Mind Games

Platform: XvT

Missions: 4
Author: FL-TCT-TCS/CM TK-9780/Cyclone 2-1/Wing X/ISD Challenge

Email: (fell_guy@yahoo.co.uk) 

Pin: 9780

[Cyclone - End Game 2 ]

Battle Medals: Medal of Mind Steps

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