XvT-DB 17: Operation Red Shift

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2006-05-23
Last updated: 2009-02-22

AD Gidda

Average rating 3.8
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 50
Patches used

EH Ship Patch for XvT

Battle Reviews

VA Locke Setzer



I found it well made, but I didn't love it. I think some of the tactics for a couple of the missions drove me a bit bonkers - flying a TIE Bomber with orders to stop other TIE Bombers from destroying our ships when all the mission really needs to be completed is a bombing run on two enemy cruisers, for example.

CM Benji Tandor



Competently designed and straightforward.

My one-hundredth (!) battle in the TIE Corps.

COL Phalk Sturm



Nice battle. The plotline starts a bit slowly but intensifies as soon as you are deployed. The missions are challenging yet very much completable, and it will see a good bunch of different roles, protection, capture operations and the usual dogfighting. Worth a try for some straightforward campaign, action-packed and with a nice story behind it.

AD Silwar Naiilo



I thought this mission was well designed. The ship choices made sense, the storyline was obvious, and it was a decent balance of dogfighting, defending, and attacking capitals. Overall, a solid mission.

AD Hav Antiel



The battle was very straighforward and enjoyable, and Mission 3 was the first DB mission I can remember that actually used bombers and warheads on a mission to take out enemy cap ships. That was all forgotten in the last mission, unfortunately, when you have to take out an asteroid base in a TIE/IN without warheads.

GN Master



Great battle from start to finish.

Battle Bug Reports

HA Anahorn Dempsey


M1: ATR Vengeance 2 doesn't fly home (looking for craft to board). M2: the PLT gets disabled again after its captured'. M3: CUV Mentor attempts to dock with a hostile T/I. M4: while you launch from the VSD (your command ship) you can not enter its hangar, you must return to the STRKC Dark Blood

COL Rau Aznable


If you play the first mission on Hard, there's a group of Gunboats at the start of the mission that goes after the friendly Strike Cruiser and the rest of the convoy. If you destroy any of them, you get the "you have destroyed a friendly craft" warning and lose points.

High Scores

Battle Total: 292,654 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-19
Mission 1: 42,905 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-19
Mission 2: 83,498 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-19
Mission 3: 90,305 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-19
Mission 4: 75,946 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-19

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 292,654 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-19
2 156,765 VA Locke Setzer 2023-07-05
3 140,336 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-11-07
4 137,596 MAJ Colo Delste 2022-07-06
5 115,115 GN Dax Corrin 2009-03-11
6 107,221 CM Benji Tandor 2023-07-01
7 103,221 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2017-03-27
8 98,616 MAJ Tuba 2011-05-14
9 97,715 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-03-28
10 94,154 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-09-20

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 41 pilots a total of 48 times.

** Operation Red Shift **
Game Platform: Xwing Vs TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Author: AD Gidda
email: ehgidda@tiscalinet.it

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Download the K-wing patch from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the K-wing patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer
4] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
5] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Install the custom audio files according to the instruction in the wav package
6] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
8] Uninstall the K-wing patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer

** Description **

\\// Operation Red Shift - Phase #1 //\\

[Mission plan]
The STRCK Repulsor will escort a convoy of six freighters to Aderlon II, the original TIE squadron
has been replaced with Sith pilots assigned to the unit designated Marauder squadron.
We intentionally let transpire information about the convoy so you may expect the rogues to launch
another attack using some of the transports and starfighters that are currently guarding their base.
Marauder squadron will have to destroy all fighters and transports sent to capture/destroy the EH convoy.
If this mission is successful the defenses of the rogue base will be weakened so that the 
VSDII Indomitable, the STRCK Dark Blood and the M/CRV Argus may proceed with the attack on the rogue 

[Composition of enemy forces]
The rogue dark jedi used their powers to took over a mercenary faction known as the "Golden Arrows", this
group of mercenaries originated from a small Imperial task-force that patrolled the Minos Cluster and 
that betrayed the Empire after the Battle of Endor. 

Expect to face a mix of imperial and civilian vessels.


The mission has been a success: all our freighters have reached Aderlon II and the rogues have lost many fighters
in this skirmish. Now we may proceed with the second phase of the operation.


\\// Operation Red Shift - Phase #2 //\\

[Mission plan]
The Indomitable and Dark Blood must capture the deep space platform that is being used by the group of rogue dark jedi.
Thanks to Marauder squadron, the number of fighters defending this station has been considerably reduced, yet we 
expect to face at least 4 enemy squadrons.

Lanvarok and Shadow squadrons will destroy enemy starfighters and they will also protect our capital ships from enemy bombers.
Eos squadron will use knock out the platform's shields.

The STRCK Dark Blood will then disable the platform with its turboion batteries and When the area has been secured, we will 
launch an Assault Transport to capture the base.

The M/CRV Argus is equipped with an advanced jammer to disrupt enemy communication so that pirates may not call
for reinforcements or warn Aderlon authorities of our presence. It's absolutely necessary that the Argus survives!


Incoming Message from the SHW...
It seems like this wasn't the real rogue base but just an advanced outpost used by the rogue dark jedi as
a depot and a starting point for their raids. I will interrogate the prisoners  and am I quite confident 
that I will find the location of the real base! 

I have felt a strong disturbance in the Force coming from that fleeing Escort Shuttle and the inspection 
confirmed my suspects, the shuttle was piloted by a powerful rogue Dark Adept. I know his aura very well 
as, in past times, I have been his Praetor.


\\// Operation Red Shift - Phase #3 //\\

[Mission plan]
ALERT! ALERT! All pilots report in to the briefing room IMMEDIATELY!!


The rogues dark jedi used the Dark Side of the Force to conceal a cluster of Ion Mines near the exit point of our
task-force. Unfortunately for them, you have quickly reacted to the new threat and their subtle plan has been 

Also, we eliminated  a rogue Dark Side Adept and an entire squadron of his followers. We may now reach the rogue 
base and destroy those renegades once and for all!


\\// Operation Red Shift - Phase #4 //\\

[Mission plan]
The Sith task-force is going to launch a direct assault on the main base of the rogue dark jedi. Preliminary scans 
indicate that the base is concealed inside a large asteroid and it is surrounded by a cluster of laser batteries
and missile launchers mounted on smaller asteroids.

Eos squadron will use heavy rockets to destroy static defense and weaken the base's shields. Shadow and Lanvarok 
squadrons will destroy enemy starfighters but they will also act as escort for our bombers and capital ships. 

When our capital ships are within firing range, they will finish off the enemy base with their turbolasers. 

We must continue to stay undetected to the Aderlon security forces so it is very important even in this mission that
the M/CRV Argus isn't heavily damaged or destroyed!


You and the other Sith pilots fulfilled your duties as required. However, the Sith High Warrior has perceived that 
the leader of the rogue dark jedi wasn't aboard the asteroid platform. Now we know that the task of the capital 
ships that we confronted in the previous mission was to delay us and allow the rogue leader to leave this sector 
before our arrival.

The Sith High Warrior will report in to the Dark Council with a plan to track down and capture the traitorous Dark 
Side Adept but for now, Operation Red Shift is over and you may return to your House.


GM-TCT-TCS/AD Gidda/SSD Avenger
GSx2/SSx9/BSx9/PCx12/ISMx23/MoI/MoT-7rh-16gh-20bh/IS-26BW-8BR-24SW-7SR-36GW-5GR-3PW-2PR/LoC-TS-IS-CSx6-Rx2/DFC-Rx4/MoC-7BoC-2SoC-1GoC/CoS/CoLx4/CoB/LoAx20/OV-6E [EXCR]

GM/GM Carnifex/DC-1/Dark Council