XWA-F 146: Illustrious: The Dervin System

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2010-01-22
Last updated: 2012-11-03
Average rating 4.4
Reviews: 5
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 32
Patches used

Emperor's Hammer Crest

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



It was an ok mission and the combat was good, but I wish that all missions had some smarts so that when all enemies are dead, the convoys just finish their mission right away and not have to sit and wait for it.

CM Nova Discordia



Wonderfully crafted mission, with lots of little interesting details, and a great sun backdrop to the convoy ships when they hyper-spacing out. Really enjoyable - give this one a go!

COL Phalk Sturm



Great Free Mission. Perfectly crafted, lots of targets to take down, and although challenging certainly far from those impossible nightmares you find around. The mission is quite straightforward. Protect a convoy while wiping out dozens of pirate fighters, Razors, Clk/Fs and their capital ships. A golden classic. Do not miss this one. Pure fun

SL Zekk Terrik



We did this mission for the Sin Squadron Sin On Patrol competition and it was quite fun. Lots of opportunities to blow things away and get extra points, and a huge variability in easy and hard modes that, you know, actually make them easy and hard. Those Supa Bombers and Razor Fighters can really take a beating, so the trick is to use torpedoes on them as they do not even bother to engage you. I’m not the most skilled pilot in the world so I found the hard mode challenging but was still able to beat it. I would have gotten a better score, I think, as I was about 10 minutes deep into it until one of my idiot wingmen blew me up. At the same time the battle feels very balanced between you and the enemy, as you’re only in a TIE Advanced against some pretty respectable fighters. Overall, I really liked it and would play it again.

Outstanding!! One of the best escort missions I've ever flown and according to my Combat Record I've flown *MANY*. High Admiral Dempsey gave us the perfect bug free escort mission for XWA: no silly hyperjumps from one section to another just to make it cool, no long waits for actual events to happen, superb attack/raid pattern for those silly ubiquitous pirates, no crazy superfighters fest... It features tight difficulty on Hard yet a little bit on the easier side if you pick Decoy and spice it with some adv. torpedo runs on those Supa Fighters formations which won't even strike back. I just couldn't ask for more in this kind of mission except maybe some more originality. Nevertheless this free mission is so good that I'm gonna make an exception here and give it a 5 instead my classic 4 for usual classicism.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 35,908 LC Rando 2018-03-26

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 35,908 LC Rando 2018-03-26
2 33,326 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2012-05-27
3 31,238 COL Zeth Durron 2010-04-11
4 29,109 LC Rando 2020-03-08
5 27,906 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-11-20
6 27,181 HA Daniel Bonini 2012-05-28
7 26,108 LC Rando 2017-11-25
8 21,365 GN Master 2015-02-27
9 16,965 GN Jarek La’an 2012-05-26
10 16,404 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-03-28

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 23 pilots a total of 32 times.

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2017-11-22

HA Daniel Bonini - 2012-05-28

CM DarkSith_99 - 2019-02-01

GN Earnim Branet - 2 times, last on 2018-03-25

GN Elwood the Brave - 2019-01-27

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2012-05-28

COL Gyssler - 2 times, last on 2019-01-28

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-04

FA Howlader - 2010-02-18

CM Jagged Fell III - 2024-02-11

GN Jarek La’an - 2 times, last on 2013-03-17

GN Master - 2015-02-27

CM Nova Discordia - 2023-06-29

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-11-20

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-03-28

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-03-20

LC Rando - 3 times, last on 2020-03-08

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2020-09-26

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-06-14

SL Zekk Terrik - 2020-02-23

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-04-11

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2012-05-27

HA Zsinj - 2010-02-18

Title               : Illustrious: The Dervin System
Author              : TAC-PROF/AD Dempsey/CS-6/VSD Sinister (#12519)
Platform            : X-Wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 1
Medal               : N/A

Required patches
* EH Crest patch (optional)

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Create a new XWA pilot, prepared for an EH battle
3] Optionally, install the EH Crest patch, and copy the FRONTTXT.TXT file from 
   the /MISC folder to your main XWA folder
4] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Fly the mission

The A/FRG Illustrious has been dispatched to escort a large Imperial convoy
carrying vital supplies for Aurora Prime through the trinary star system Dervin.
Due to the amount and importance of the cargo, an Assault Frigate and its full
squadron of starfighters are diverted from their regular duties. Must be some
cargo they're hauling...