XWA-F 145: Mantis Surprise

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2009-08-01
Last updated: 2012-11-03

GN Mark Schueler

Average rating 2.0
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 35
Patches used

Emperor's Hammer Crest

Battle Reviews

Boring combat and mission design, not a super strong story.

I concur with the other reviews here - its an okay mission, as I could play through it fine, but quite a simple offering. I was unsure why lots of the enemy craft didn't count towards the 'kill rebel scum' objective - it only seemed to be the Xwings at the end of the mission, but hey, it worked out fine. Briefing need much more work though!

Fairly anemic briefing, and simple mission; kill a couple of caps and its fighters. Some X-wings appeared out of nowhere at the end for some reason. With a little more work in the story (and maybe some corvettes or something to explain the X-wings?) I think it could easily score higher.

No other word could describe this FREE mission better than EASY. Squared. Actually, chances are that if you complete the first objective on Region 2 quick enough and pick the RIGHT beam and warhead choices you'll pass the rest of the mission contemplating how your buddies take care of the rest of the battle. Add here the ridiculously short animated briefing and the senseless plot and... oh well, I gave it a 2 because it's almost bug-free and because I don't want the efforts of the mission creator to go unrecognized.

Battle Bug Reports

CM Vanguard88


Mission would not complete, went and killed everything in the area but it got stuck on hyper to rebel base.

High Scores

Mission: 12,665 CM Vanguard88 2024-05-13

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 12,665 CM Vanguard88 2024-05-13
2 12,248 COL Rau Aznable 2011-04-14
3 12,248 COL Rau Aznable 2011-11-25
4 10,821 HA Daniel Bonini 2011-11-24
5 8,366 CM Gistenjunge 2010-03-31
6 8,326 GN Dunta Polo 2011-11-27
7 7,110 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2009-08-01
8 6,659 MAJ Crix Talra 2011-11-24
9 6,653 CM Sergeyli 2009-08-21
10 6,579 HA Frodo March 2010-03-27

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 31 pilots a total of 35 times.

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2011-11-25

MAJ Crix Talra - 2011-11-24

HA Daniel Bonini - 2011-11-24

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2011-11-27

HA Frodo March - 2010-03-27

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2011-11-28

CM Gistenjunge - 2010-03-31

COL Gyssler - 2011-11-27

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-04

FA Howlader - 2010-02-17

CM Infamus - 2011-11-27

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2024-02-11

GN Jarek La’an - 2013-03-17

FA John T. Clark - 2010-03-30

GN Kaisin Mirtez - 2 times, last on 2010-03-30

GN Mark Schueler - 2010-11-11

LC Michael Emrys - 2013-05-27

CM Nova Discordia - 2023-06-29

HA Pete Mitchell - 2021-07-15

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-03-20

COL Rau Aznable - 2 times, last on 2011-11-25

MAJ RichyV - 2010-03-30

CM Sergeyli - 2009-08-21

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2020-09-12

MAJ Tuba - 2011-11-26

CM Vanguard88 - 2024-05-13

CM Varik Kassal - 2011-11-25

CPT Viper - 2010-03-30

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-06-04

COL Zeth Durron - 2009-09-02

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2009-08-01

Title               : Mantis Surprise
Author              : CMDR/MAJ Mark Schueler/Omega/SSSD Sovereign (#4182)
Platform            : X-Wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 1
Medal               : N/A

Required patches
* none
* supports TC Crest

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Create a new EH-ready pilot for XWA
3] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game and fly the mission

Fairly standard Deep Strike mission on a Rebel base. Watch out for the usual defenses, 
INTEL tells us that this should be a fairly straight forward mission.