XvT-TC 138: TIE Fighter: Arms Race

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2010-01-09
Last updated: 2010-01-09

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 4.2
Reviews: 12
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 46
Patches used: None
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Medal of Destiny
Battle Medal:
Medal of Destiny

Battle Reviews

One of the better remasters of the original TIE in XvT. No mission-breaking bugs, briefings that work, and overall an enjoyable way to experience the joys of classic TIE without the clunky game mechanics.

Pretty enjoyable mission that utilizes the EH Ship pack and a WAV pack to include new audio. The first two missions have you in a TIE Advanced while the last two have you in an Assault Gunboat. Using the notes in the plotline.txt file I was able to easily beat missions 1-3 on medium. The 4th mission was a challenge as you would get pulled in close to the platform and then it would target you with all its guns. Probably took me a dozen tries to figure out how to best approach all the ships to disable them.

Excellent missions, on par with LucasArts mission design. Great atmosphere and immersion of participating in the Empire's grand campaigns; important things are happening and you're merely a participant. Missions 2 and 4 have some EXTREMELY harsh difficulty spikes where you'll have to pump out a LOT of dps on demand, and harkens back to the 'puzzle' design of original 1993 X-Wing. The last set of enemy bombers are especially unforgiving if you're out of position. Interesting juggling required in Mission 4 rarely seen elsewhere in the franchise. || edit: I guess these ARE the LucasArts missions, go figure.

Flew this for the RTF 2021 competition. Tried to go for the highscore, but some of the mission took 5 or more retries and still some of the critical objects got destroyed while trying to survive... Not a big fan of rescue everything or failure missions. Than there was a lot of waiting for the freighters in mission 3 and 4 after the fighting almost 5 minutes of just capturing/docking/hypering.

Pretty good and well thought battle, played this during a bonus competition in rtf 2021, few days left to go.

i played this on easy, the last mission was really good, i want to see more battles that have your wingmen carrying ion lasers to help disable fighters. this lets you clean up after them and its a really good 1-2 combo. the correllian ship kept escaping from me and i was taking alot of damage from its rear lasers. for some reason it felt like my wingmates werent obeying the order to disable just this ship

A good collections of missions recreating the classic TIE Fighter Tour of Duty VI: Arms Race. With the option of flying either TIE Advanced or Gunboat, you can use different strategies to accomplish your objectives. The last mission has some captures that require the gunboat's ion, though. I first tried each mission on Hard a few times but died quickly so I completed them all on medium. This was still challenging but not too hard.

One of my favourite XvT battles so far, the designer has done a good job of capturing the feeling of some of TIE Fighter which is what this series of battles are trying to mimic. Complicated in places but very flyable.

I played on Easy. This was a quick set of missions that follow the theme of this series of battles. The missions are decently varied and there wasn't too much idle time, which was nice. I had a decent time playing these and would consider revisiting them on a higher difficulty.

This was one of the better battles of the original. It wasnt doing much but it was quite good at what it was doing. A reminder how missions do not always need to be overly complex to be enjoyable. I liked the touch of having the actual shuttle visibly parked on the platform before it would take off.

Good quality missions. Remake from TF obviously. Some of it is a little tedious, but the variety in objectives is what carries over to XvT really well. It isn't just a quick dogfight and I like how the original mission designer had different ways of making it difficult for people compared to how custom mission designers like making things difficult. All in all still a pleasure to play.

Such a great mission! I remember fondly playing through the original TIE Defender story line, so getting a chance to relive it was great! The missions were well paced and very smooth. A+ work!

The high quality of this battle is in the same levels of previous installments of the TIE Fighter remastered for XvT. Ender did a fantastic job with this one as well. Not to be missed, this almost canonical battle.

Battle Bug Reports

CPT Wildfire


On Mission 4, played on medium, with the WAV pack installed. The audio for the Shuttle flying away seems to play way to early. I would get pulled in near the platform and the shuttle definitely wasn't moving.

FA Pickled Yoda


The way the arrival conditions are set up, if you fly on medium/hard and end up with the FRT disabled but not captured, you're stuck. The additional rebel craft wont come until the FRT leave, but the TRN that repair the FRT wont come until the extra rebel craft are mostly killed.

High Scores

Battle Total: 235,076 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 1: 53,707 FA Pickled Yoda 2021-10-30
Mission 2: 92,569 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 3: 38,920 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
Mission 4: 81,345 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 235,076 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-14
2 171,153 FA Pickled Yoda 2021-10-30
3 162,523 LT Mosey 2021-10-25
4 153,674 LT Mosey 2021-10-24
5 136,282 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-06-30
6 134,771 SA Havok 2010-03-31
7 114,300 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-10-31
8 110,505 RA Colo Delste 2021-10-23
9 105,837 GN Dax Corrin 2014-02-16
10 102,491 COL NiksaVel 2021-10-24

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 32 pilots a total of 46 times.

COL Aardvark - 2021-10-23

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 4 times, last on 2021-03-10

RA Colo Delste - 2021-10-23

GN Dax Corrin - 2 times, last on 2017-03-17

MAJ DemWookieeCheeks - 2021-10-31

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-04-05

HA Ender mBind - 2010-01-09

RA Genie - 2021-10-20

COL Gyssler - 2014-01-14

COL Gytheran - 2 times, last on 2021-10-27

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-08-28

SA Havok - 2010-03-31

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-31

MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2021-10-18

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-10-26

MAJ Morgoth - 2021-10-30

LT Mosey - 2 times, last on 2021-10-25

COL NiksaVel - 2021-10-24

HA Pete Mitchell - 2018-02-12

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-31

AD Phoenix Berkana - 2021-10-21

FA Pickled Yoda - 3 times, last on 2021-10-30

LC randyrumrnr - 2 times, last on 2021-11-05

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2021-10-31

LC Solohan50 - 2 times, last on 2021-10-28

AD Stryker - 2021-10-31

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2021-10-24

GN Triji Boliv - 2022-06-14

MAJ Tuba - 2011-08-27

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-14

CPT Wildfire - 2021-10-30

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 3 times, last on 2023-09-04

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter (SP) Battle

Title:		 TIE Fighter: Arms Race
Missions:	 4
Medal:		 Medal of Destiny
Author:		 SCO(TAC)-TCT-TCS-PROF/HA Ender mBind/CS-6a/VSD Sinister
Storyline:	 David Wessman and David Maxwell of Peregrine Software.
Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter (+EHSP)

Release Date:    3-27-94
Ships:           TIE Fighter, TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor, Assault Gunboat
Difficulty:      Easy.


Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
4] Install the custom audio files according to the instruction in the wav package
5] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
6] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

"Zaarin builds new technology."

The release of the Emperor's Hammer Shippatch made it possible to make full conversions
of TIE battles for XvT. This conversion was made using more then just "tie2xvt", about every 
aspect except the actual texts was changed to get better results in XvT - however great care 
was taken to retain the same atmosphere as the TIE version had.

This battle happens just after the Battle of Hoth and is Mareek Stele's sixth campaign.

This battle runs sequentially to X-Wing Alliance battle #2 "Secret Weapons of the Empire"

All official TIE Fighter missions of the first 7 battles are part of the Emperor's Hammer History.

Story Line

[View Plotline.txt for the officer (de)briefings and mission hints.]

Mission 1: 
Protect the loading of TIE Defender prototypes bound for Coruscant. 
Fly a TIE Advanced against A-wings and B-wings. 
The Rebel raid must be thwarted!

Mission 2: 
Prevent an ambush at the rendezvous point where the TIE Defenders are to be transferred to an Escort Carrier.  
Fly a TIE Advanced against Rebel fighters and minelaying corvettes!

Mission 3: 
Escort a supply convoy to Admiral Zaarin's research platform. 
Fly an Assault Gunboat against Rebel fighters and Assault Transports. 
The convoy must deliver its cargo!

Mission 4:
Lead a punitive attack against a weapons manufacturer caught dealing with the Rebels. 
Fly an Assault Gunboat against Z-95s. 
Disable any craft that try to flee and help capture the company's research station.

You need XvT (or at least all the ships involved there) AND the EH Ship Patch for XvT. 
To fly as a team all players need the same version, make sure you all have the 
update by lucasarts installed.

Other Information
This is the First release of a quickly made battle. Bugs could arrise - please
mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats, questions or apraisals.

SCO(TAC)-TCT-TCS-PROF/HA Ender mBind/CS-6a/VSD Sinister
Rx1/MoC-1doc-1goc-3soc-12boc/CoLx2/CoEx2/CoS/CoB/OV-10E [AQFR] {IWATS-AIM-CSS-FLA-GFX-ICQ-IIC/1/2/