XWA-TC 61: Battle for Lykos

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 9
Release date: 2010-05-06
Last updated: 2012-11-02
Average rating 3.3
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 4
Times completed: 25
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Medal Of Gratitude

Original battle before reviewing by the Tactical Office was 20 missions long! It's been included as 'lykosorginal.zip' though only the official 9 missions version counts for BSF.

Battle Reviews

It's nine pretty solid missions. Story was interesting at first, although it seemed to peter out in the end with more musings about the incredibleness of the TIE Defender (fair) than anything else. I had fun though!

I liked the story, the beginning I felt was the strongest part of the story, and the battles didn't really have much new to them but it was a fun battle.

Thanks to AD Yoda's advice I was able to launch the first mission. Initially, this battle started out very promising, flying a T/D is always a good excuse for me to play any battle, any time. But I grew tired as it progressed, because it felt it could have been much shorter and much better. Eventually you end in endless bashing of capital ships and pointless dogfighting, same thing, mission after mission, and it really demolished the good kickstart it had developed. The other aspects of the battle, are at acceptable standards, but it was the playability that suffered the most. Only recommendable for 9 FCHG points at a considerable price of time. Pity.

This was an average mission. Why? Nine missions of flying a TIE Defender, with the biggest threat really being my own torpedoes. That and a plotline I found difficult to care about having never been a member of The Directorate. That said, no bugs that I came across, so a solid three out of five.

Battle Bug Reports

FA Pickled Yoda


re the crashing bug, I solved it by disabling backdrops in the graphics settings. perhaps the mission uses a bad one.

I'd also like to note that the use of dummy craft as goals, particularly in the last few missions, leads to several bugs. It's possible for the mission to fail but give no indication of that to the pilot.

FA Giovanni Palermo


Crashes as soon as it gets to the hangar.

GN Dunta Polo


Battle crashes XWA upon clicking the "go to hangar" button after viewing the briefing for Mission 1. Clean install of XWA patched to v2.02 on Windows XP 32bit.

GN Dunta Polo


First mission crashes the game upon clicking the 'to hangar' button in XWA. Clean install under Windows XP.

High Scores

Battle Total: 107,609 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
Mission 1: 13,475 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
Mission 2: 11,575 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-20
Mission 3: 1,939 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
Mission 4: 3,428 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
Mission 5: 11,736 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
Mission 6: 20,277 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
Mission 7: 14,886 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
Mission 8: 17,547 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
Mission 9: 12,991 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-20

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 107,609 CM Vanguard88 2024-06-03
2 97,043 CM Vanguard88 2023-07-30
3 91,636 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-20
4 87,594 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-04-13
5 79,591 FA Pickled Yoda 2014-06-05
6 44,819 GN Jarek La’an 2014-06-04
7 41,908 LCM Nylan 2014-07-18
8 40,892 VA Locke Setzer 2024-05-17
9 35,306 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-12-10
10 32,995 GN Jarek La’an 2012-05-12

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 18 pilots a total of 25 times.

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2015-12-04

HA Daniel Bonini - 2014-06-20

GN Dax Corrin - 2014-12-06

CM Gistenjunge - 2010-11-13

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-03

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2023-11-20

GN Jarek La’an - 2 times, last on 2014-06-04

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-02-09

VA Locke Setzer - 2024-05-17

LCM Nylan - 2014-07-18

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-04-13

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-12-20

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-06-05

AD Stryker - 2020-09-24

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-09-13

MAJ Tuba - 2010-09-25

CM Vanguard88 - 2 times, last on 2024-06-03

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-09-24

Title               : Battle for Lykos
Author              : FL-TCS/CM Prinz von Hoffman/Odin 3-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
Platform            : X-wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 9
Medal               : Medal Of Gratitude

Required patches

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Use the EHBL to create a new XWA pilot, prepared for an EH battle
3] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Fly the missions

TAC's note
For those who wish, and to not completely destroy them, the original 19 missions 
from which this battle was created have been added in the 'lykosorginal.zip' file.