XvT-TC 80: ISD Challenge - a chapter in the History

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 9
Release date: 2003-12-06
Last updated: 2009-02-22
Average rating 3.8
Reviews: 12
Bug reports: 5
Times completed: 109
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Crescent of Loyality

Battle Reviews

CM Benji Tandor



An engaging storyline across nine enjoyable missions, with large fleet engagements ! This XvT battle has the rare honor of not being an absolute nonsense nightmare on Hard.

My hundred and sixteenth battle in the TIE Corps.

GN Master



Enjoyed this battle! Always great to play as a pilot on the ISD Challenge.
Well made and interesting story for what was an interesting time.
Loved seeing my cameo and a lot of old names.

VA Locke Setzer



I love that it takes real-world events and fictionalizes them into a battle. I wish there were more battles out there that did the same!

It's pretty well balanced, good challenge, good sense of jeopardy in most missions. It's probably longer than it needs to be, and it does have some technical flubs here and there that makes it less than perfect. But it's very solid and I appreciate the plot. Well done!

GN Triji Boliv



A long battle featuring the best ship in the fleet (I'm biased). I find it an extra layer of challenge when the enemy uses combined Imperial and Republic ships, as it makes it harder to identify friends and enemies by sight, and there was a fair bit of that in this battle.

A battle with potential to be good. On the 4th mission it was endless enemies and mines. On the final mission I got some kind of error where my transports wouldn't show up to capture. Very frustrating to dump a bunch of time in for the mission to be off.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. This battle doesn't know if it wants to be long or short. Unfortunately, the long battles are typically only long because they throw hoards of starfighters at you. There was also a fair amount of waiting around for stuff to happen. I don't need to sit around for almost 3 minutes before the mission truly starts!

AD Phoenix Berkana



A fairly interesting battle, not overly taxing but it does involve a fair bit of dogfighting against alphabet fighters and older models such as Z-95s. A firm 4 in my books for its decent plot and good balance of action.

RA Genie



I kind of liked this one. It is not anything special but there isn't much wrong with it either. I hope at some point to refly it under a different set of circumstances. The storyline is ok, the briefing a bit lazy ;) but overall the missions themselves turned out ok. The last two missions are a bit longer than what most people desire.

COL Phalk Sturm



This one is long, but with a gripping plotline that deserves to be flown. You will encounter all kinds of enemies and the dogfighting is epic and well balanced. Chasing down traitors has become a recurrent issue amongst the imperial servicemen, but this one is special, as the story behind it touches all EH pilots who lived in the old days. An amazing battle that deserves to be played even if a bit long. You won't regret it

AD Hav Antiel



I was hoping the story was a little more present in these missions because I like learning about the history of the TIE Corps. Then again, I’m SPAMming through them, so maybe that’s not the best way to learn history. Nevertheless, the missions were pretty coherent, and Frey Gallandro did a nice job making sure your flight group’s role made sense in the overall scope of each mission.

well a good one

CM TK-9780



A nice set of missions, which are rather too easy at times. If you are newbe to XvT this battle would be a good first choice.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Master


All bugs verified as well.

M3 - own mothership.
Prevent goals in all missions need review.
Most likely set incorrectly as Locke mentioned.

Need to review orders.
Capture craft needs to have a prevent destruction goal

Fast Track for TAC office repair.

VA Locke Setzer


Can verify all the bugs posted here. Another example of something similar - the Challenge can be destroyed in Mission 3 without failure, which I don't believe is what's intended (global goal condition to prevent Chal and INT from being destroyed needs to be set to OR rather than AND)

This is a bug throughout the battle. Saw the same stuff as reported in mission 6. I would definitely argue it's not intentional, as in that case, not having those ships there could potentially cause soft lock (no mothership to launch capture transports)

HA Frodo March


I think that in mission 3, you're your own mothership. Aaaawkwaaaard.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 8: Losing friendly capital ships does not trigger mission failure per objectives list.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 2: Enemy GUNs launch from the ISD Challenge.

Mission 6: Friendly craft disable the Golan I again after it has been captured.

High Scores

Battle Total: 885,860 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25
Mission 1: 37,000 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-02
Mission 2: 95,400 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25
Mission 3: 102,568 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25
Mission 4: 82,031 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25
Mission 5: 137,834 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-02
Mission 6: 113,904 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25
Mission 7: 119,023 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25
Mission 8: 105,455 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25
Mission 9: 100,668 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 885,860 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-25
2 767,079 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-02
3 729,760 COL Brucmack 2005-02-07
4 659,794 CM Benji Tandor 2023-07-31
5 616,200 COL TK-7764 2004-07-05
6 573,123 VA Locke Setzer 2023-08-01
7 539,063 VA Locke Setzer 2023-05-05
8 518,199 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-07-20
9 492,467 COL CrimsonFury 2003-12-23
10 451,963 LT Kate Flyer 2005-04-30

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 92 pilots a total of 107 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2003-12-14

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo

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

AD Apophis Kuma

COL Archangel

MAJ Arid Foxtrot

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2005-05-20

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-07-31

LC Big Poppa K

LC Brin Chaser - 2004-08-31

COL Brucmack - 2005-02-07

MAJ Bryan

LC Chris Cox

RA Colo Delste - 2021-10-16

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-11-03

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-12-23

CPT Daar Skeloria - 2004-07-26

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

RA Darklord - 2005-05-16

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-12-14

COL Dirty Vader

COL Drak - 2004-09-21

GN Dunta Polo - 3 times, last on 2013-11-17

CPT Dweezil

LT Eifel

CM El Guapo - 2005-06-11

GN Elwood the Brave

COL Flint Darkstar - 2005-06-09

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March - 2 times, last on 2014-06-28

RA Genie - 2021-10-18

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda - 2004-09-03

FA Giovanni Palermo

COL Gyssler - 2012-04-18

LCM Hadrian von Astaan

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-03-31

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

CPT Hunterwolf

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2004-12-26

LC Iceman

LCM Jaorrus Morraus

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-04-30

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-01-08

MAJ Keiran Laserlight

LC Kenath Zoron - 2009-04-30

LCM Lah - 2004-07-11

COL Lenvik - 2005-01-27

VA Locke Setzer - 2 times, last on 2023-08-01

COL Malidir

FA Marcin Szydlowski

CPT Marenac

GN Mark Schueler - 2015-06-05

GN Master - 2 times, last on 2023-08-05

COL Moagim Daar

LCM Muskrat

COL Nightmare

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-09-18

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-29

AD Phoenix Berkana - 2021-10-18

FA Pickled Yoda - 2005-01-22

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

GN Rancorous

CPT Ric Gravin

GN Ric Hunter

CPT S 4patas - 2005-02-14

CM Sabbath

LC Savageaz

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2021-02-20

GN Smitrock - 2004-09-24

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-18

LC Spade - 2004-07-14

COL Styles

LC Thaas Pobyn

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686

COL TK-7764 - 2004-07-05

CM TK-9780 - 2005-03-10

LCM Topace31 - 2005-06-03

GN Triji Boliv - 2 times, last on 2023-07-31

MAJ Tuba - 2011-11-12

CM Vanguard88 - 2 times, last on 2023-09-25

CPT Vertigo

CPT Von Predator

CPT Witchblade - 2021-10-19

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 3 times, last on 2023-09-02

COL Zeth Durron

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2004-06-15

Title: Chapter in History 
Game Platform: XvT
Author: CMDR/CPT Frey Gallandro/Inferno/Wing X/ISD Challenge

Medal: Crescent of Loyality

Contact: jan.thriene@web.de

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

The break down of the Dark Brotherhood from the point of view of the brave men and women aboard the ISD Challenge. 


WC/MAJ Frey Gallandro/Wing X/ISD Challenge