XWA-ID 2: Praetorian Squadron: Dark Forces

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2008-10-27
Last updated: 2012-11-02
Average rating 4.0
Reviews: 5
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 20
Battle Medal: Classified

Battle Reviews

GN Master



Fun battle where you get to fly in Prae.
Just felt lacking something.
TIE Prae is always amazing to fly.

GN Triji Boliv



A pretty good battle but had to dock a point because I was disappointed that as the only XWA battle in the compendium that utilized the Scimitar patch, that it only made a cameo in one mission and I didn't even get to fly it.

LC andr3



pretty standard battle. Some things are off like a hyper beacon that allows you to jump out right at the start of the mission before you finish any goals or a shuttle that needs to be destroyed according to the goals but it really needs to be captured (no goal for that) and then destroyed for no apparent reason.

COL Phalk Sturm



One of the best battles I have flown. The TIE Praetor makes things so easy. Mow down enemies while flying this marvelous starfighter. It's like silk on a gatling gun. The missions are challenging and especially when you have to face dozens of enemy alphabet fighters all coming at you. The only part that was a bit disappointing was last mission where a MC90 has to go down and you are practically on your own. Besides that little thing, the battle is also one of the best. Long live the TIE Praetor.

AD Stryker



This was a fairly simple but enjoyable plot that flowed smoothly and flying the TIE Praetor was a lot of fun, that thing is just silly! The only thing I disagree with is killing civilians, even in Intelligence Division Missions. Also, lots bonus points awarded for no real reason drop this from a 5 to a 4 in my opinion.

Battle Bug Reports

SL Zekk Terrik


On mission 5 (Dark Forces) there is no cruiser for you to destroy like the objectives say. Yet again another impossible to complete battle, this is like the 5th one in a row. :(

High Scores

Battle Total: 135,578 HA Pete Mitchell 2019-01-26
Mission 1: 13,555 HA Pete Mitchell 2019-01-26
Mission 2: 32,365 HA Pete Mitchell 2019-01-26
Mission 3: 38,225 HA Pete Mitchell 2019-01-26
Mission 4: 32,250 HA Pete Mitchell 2019-01-26
Mission 5: 19,183 HA Pete Mitchell 2019-01-26

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 135,578 HA Pete Mitchell 2019-01-26
2 113,661 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2014-06-21
3 95,899 FA Pickled Yoda 2014-06-07
4 73,968 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-02-08
5 68,920 MAJ Tuba 2011-02-26
6 64,811 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-10-24
7 59,402 COL Zeth Durron 2009-09-05
8 54,510 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2018-06-08
9 52,821 GN Abel Malik 2009-02-08
10 50,818 GN Dax Corrin 2009-03-23

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 18 pilots a total of 20 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2009-02-08

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2018-06-08

LC andr3 - 2023-04-06

GN Dax Corrin - 2009-03-23

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-02-13

MAJ Hermann - 2020-08-15

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-09-30

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-02-12

GN Mark Schueler - 2011-02-23

GN Master - 2023-09-30

HA Pete Mitchell - 2019-01-26

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-10-24

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-06-07

AD Stryker - 2020-09-13

GN Triji Boliv - 2023-05-20

MAJ Tuba - 2011-02-26

COL Zeth Durron - 2009-09-05

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2009-02-08

Title               : Praetorian Squadron: Dark Forces
Author              : TAC-PROF/AD Dempsey/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (#12519)
Platform            : X-wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 5
Medal               : 

Required patches
* DGN Lichtor V (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xwa/DGN-XWA.zip)
* TIE Praetor (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xwa/T-P-XWA.zip)
* MC90 MonCal Starcruiser (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xwa/C90-XWA.zip)
* TIE Scimitar Assault Bomber (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xwa/TSB-XWA.zip)

Installation instructions
1] Install the patches using the Super XP Installer
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Create a new XWA pilot using the EHBL, make sure to check the 'prepare for EH battle' box
4] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Remove the patches in the reverse order of installing them when you have completed the battle

What starts out as a routine operation against a hostile convoy turns into a nightmare that could
threaten the very existence of the Emperor's Hammer!