XWA-TC 54: The Rescue of Aletna

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 7
Release date: 2006-09-25
Last updated: 2008-06-03
Average rating 2.2
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 7
Times completed: 36
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Star of True Friendship

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



Story an easy 5/5 but all the bugs in the missions really dragged this battle down for me. Mission 1 wasn't too hard once I figured out most of the fighters concentrated at the DREAD and went there. The trick is that you need to take out the ATR that tries to board the DREAD. If it boards, then the DREAD will leave and the fighters will all leave before you can destroy enough for the goal. I cannot figure out how you are supposed to fly mission 6. I tried every difficulty and the station dies to splash damage and missed missiles every time. The only way I got through it was destroying my allies that might shoot missiles before they got the chance.

COL Phalk Sturm



This battle leaves you with mixed feelings. First mission is almost impossible to complete unless you think a bit out of the box. The rest until last missions are all kill kill kill, which makes it quite dumb and boring, in some missions there will be no buoys and everything will be confusing. The last mission however, is great. Challenging and very fun to fly with a final twist I was not expecting. Love it or hate it, this one.

AD Stryker



This battle had its flaws, but once I'd figured it out, it was not unenjoyable. You have to play mission 1 a specific way to beat it, preferably with cheats as that Assault Shuttle will KILL YOU, but the rest are fairly simple.

Feels like it needed to be paced a little slower, in some cases.

FA Pickled Yoda



Just not very good. Most mission starts with a nice little warmup - a few enemies hyper in and pretend to attack, before you hyper out and attack them. Occurring once, this seems original. Every time seems like an attack of the copy pastes. Throughout, the missions pay no attention to the correct Order of Battle for the 'ISD ISD Grey Wolf' and many ships are assigned completely useless or no orders. Finally, the bonus points awarded are inconsistent and disproportionate. Picking up the ZeroG for the 'rescue' was a nice touch though.

CPT Vertigo



There´s a serious problem with the first mission ... even flying in easy difficulty is impossible to reach the mission objective of killing 50% of the enemy starfighter, because no matter wath you do, everyone bug out when the DRD is boarded ... need serious fix on this one.

GN Abel Malik



fix-it, fix-it, fix-it! (was a nice battle, except for the last 2 bugged missions);p.

Battle Bug Reports

CM Jagged Fell III


Mission 6: All the assault gunboats and Missile boats fire their missiles at the fighters exiting the base hanger, causing splash damage and destroying it ending the mission. Only way I could beat the mission was to kill all the assault gunboats after they disabled the station and also hunt the missile boats.

CM Jagged Fell III


Mission 1 debrief assumes that the DRED Emperor’s Fist is captured, but it is possible to prevent its capture.

FA Pickled Yoda


Mission 5 is fatally bugged on Medium only, on other difficulties all ships required for the goals appear. The problem is caused by an arrival goal of (100% of Player FG must appear in region 2) but the player's wingmen don't hyper to the second region . This bug affects several flight groups in several missions.

FA Giovanni Palermo


Mission cannot be completed. There aren't enough fighters in the mission to breach the 50% completion point. Without destroying the Y-Wings attacking the DREAD, the highest I can get it at is 33% before I fail the mission (50% cannot be destroyed).

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 1: Pirate Assault Shuttle is unnamed. ISD Grey Wolf does not defend itself. Player craft is Wolf 1-1 not Odin 2 as stated in the briefing.

Mission 2: Rebel fleet sits idle and does not fire on the player. Unknown region 4 is mislabelled as unknown 3, this includes the navbuoy. When the ISD Grey Wolf is attacked, it does not return fire and some of the Rebel craft attack the invincible navbuoy.

Mission 3: Rest of Charlie flight doesn't enter the region where the pirate shuttle arrives, and thus do not continue back to the ISD Grey Wolf either.

Mission 5: None of the capital ships fire.

Mission 6: ISD Grey Wolf and Odin squadron have no orders other than hypering to the pirate base.

Mission 7: ISD Grey Wolf and EH starfighters have no orders other than hypering to the region with the target ships (with the exception of Odin squadron engaging the pirate scouts in region 1). Some of the ATRs do not return home once all enemy craft are boarded. Mission does not fail if Aletna is killed. I'm also surprised she survived a hyperspace trip in just a spacesuit...although not being human might have something to do with it.

LT Chris Pape


Mission 5, one of the Capital Ships does not show up to destroy. This is pretty annoying...

LC Kenath Zoron


First mission is very nearly impossible on any setting. The requirement to destroy 50% of fighters becomes incompletable after about a minute or so of game time as once the DREAD is captured and hypers out, all waves cease to arrive and the squadron of YWs that are disabling the DREAD hyper out. All difficulty levels have this problem as the DREAD is disabled 34 seconds in and you CANNOT go to it without leaving the Grey Wolf under the (incapable) protection of you AI wingmen. I managed to complete it once in about 25 tries across the 3 difficulty levels. I did it on easy by luck basically - killed as many YWs as possible on my first pass, saved some missles, diverted all power to engines and flew as fast as possible to disrupt the A/S. I managed to kill it, though nearly died in the attempt and my wingmates managed to somehow kill a YW or two. Attempts to repeat that performance were unsuccessful as the Grey Wolf was killed every time.

As well, the A/Ws didn't seem to appear every time, and when they did, they left as soon as the DREAD was captured.

High Scores

Battle Total: 169,793 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-03-26
Mission 1: 13,285 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-03-26
Mission 2: 33,035 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-03-26
Mission 3: 12,886 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-03-26
Mission 4: 10,446 HA Zsinj
Mission 5: 30,244 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-03-26
Mission 6: 35,177 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-03-26
Mission 7: 37,231 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-03-26

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 169,793 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-03-26
2 149,725 FA Pickled Yoda 2014-03-17
3 124,299 COL Zeth Durron 2009-09-23
4 121,233 CM Gistenjunge 2011-01-12
5 119,692 GN Dunta Polo 2009-12-29
6 119,444 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-06-29
7 115,091 MAJ Tuba 2011-08-27
8 113,191 CM Jagged Fell III 2023-11-14
9 109,527 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2012-06-02
10 108,669 MAJ Hermann 2020-08-20

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 32 pilots a total of 35 times.

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2013-12-09

COL Angel

GN Dax Corrin - 2009-03-22

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-12-29

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-30

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2010-05-17

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2012-06-29

CM Gistenjunge - 2011-01-12

COL Gyssler - 2010-12-02

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-11-30

MAJ Hermann - 2020-08-20

FA Howlader - 2009-10-24

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-11-14

GN Jarek La’an - 2013-03-15

CM Jason Dehner - 2009-07-11

MAJ Kazraran - 2024-02-17

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-12-13

GN Mark Schueler

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-03-26

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-11-19

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-03-17

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

GN Rancorous - 2009-05-21

GN Ric Hunter - 2 times, last on 2018-10-18

AD Stryker - 2020-09-26

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-08-27

MAJ Tuba - 2011-08-27

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-01-09

SL Zekk Terrik - 2020-09-26

COL Zeth Durron - 2009-09-23

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2009-02-27

HA Zsinj - 2009-09-23

TITLE: Rescue of Aletna
MEDAL: Medal of the Faithful Friend
GAME PLATFORM: X-wing Alliance
Created by:  FL/LDR Prinz von Hoffman Odin 3-1/ISD Grey Wolf

How to install: 

     1.  Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
     2.  Check the Misc folder in your XWA one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
     3. Press the X-wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle.

Pilot File Creation:
1. Select XWA game platform.
2. Select pilot options
3. Create name for pilot and do not forget to check the prepare for mission box