XWA-F 155: TAC Warz: Episode X

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2012-11-13
Last updated: 2012-11-13

GN Master

Average rating 4.0
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 22

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It did get a bit repetitive as a YT-2000 has basically infinite ammo and just can wait for the turrets to do their thing but it was still very fun.

LC andr3



It's a nice, if somewhat repetative mission in a pretty scenery. Ther basically is no mission breafing and the debriefing must be an in-joke. Can be done in about 20 min on medium, if you know how to emply to gun turrets properly.

CPT Cupcake



I'd recommend flying it with the caveat that it might not be for everyone. This one was different but in a good way. For what it's worth, my victory took about 45 minutes--on Easy--but maybe you'll beat it faster. It was my second attempt, and I did not open the mission in an editor. It's a YT-2000 mission. You're either up for it or you aren't. It does a good job of giving you opportunities to practice your skills with gun turret craft. A few tips--spoilers?--for the earlier parts of the mission: 1) the goals say 'board' but it really means 'dock,' as in Shift + D, not Shift + B, and 2) there are a few stations with very similar names, but 'o' will tell you the one you need. Figuring that out was not very fun, but I'm not going to fault the mission for it.

This little FREE is splendid, quite funny and difficult enough as to be a challenge for any experienced TC pilot, not crossing the subtle line between VERY hard and almost impossible; despite you're facing some of the best starfighters ever manufactured by the Emperor's Hammer Science Office like the Tactical Gunboat or the TIE Praetor, that YT-2000 seems quite solid (or at least solid enough as to provide your arse with an escape route). Besides, the final fight is quite intense and it comes with the additional (never well pondered) feature of seeing former and current Tactical Office staff killing themselves. Sadly, without risking my dirty life messing with spoilers I can't reveal all details; just... FLY IT! You won't be disappointed. Only a suggestion: DON'T miss Win Debriefing! "Total Plutonic Reversal"... Master, I take my imperial officer's cap off; you're the best!

If they ever fix those booooring tasks at first 3 Regions for them to be fulfilled in no more than 3 or 4 minutes I'll give this one a 5 rating. For the time being it's a 4.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Master


Requires the following patches:
* TIE Praetor
* Tactical Gunboat
* EH Crest (optional)

CM Jagged Fell III


The readme says that it needs the TIE Praetor patch and the Tactical Gunboat patch. Neither is actually used

High Scores

Mission: 29,336 LC Rando 2018-01-29

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 29,336 LC Rando 2018-01-29
2 27,127 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2015-02-18
3 26,426 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-28
4 23,572 LC Rando 2017-12-23
5 18,975 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-02-19
6 17,770 FA Pickled Yoda 2014-06-22
7 15,860 COL Gyssler 2018-01-26
8 15,420 LC andr3 2023-01-18
9 12,163 GN Coranel Both 2016-12-23
10 12,163 GN Elwood the Brave 2019-03-14

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 16 pilots a total of 22 times.

CM Aaron Cremel - 2020-09-02

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2015-02-18

LC andr3 - 2023-01-18

GN Coranel Both - 2016-12-23

CPT Cupcake - 2021-11-15

GN Earnim Branet - 2018-01-28

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2019-03-14

COL Gyssler - 2 times, last on 2019-03-12

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-05

CM Jagged Fell III - 2 times, last on 2023-12-29

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-03-09

GN Mark Schueler - 2016-06-09

HA Pete Mitchell - 2021-08-05

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2015-02-19

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2018-01-29

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-28

Title               : TAC Warz: Episode X - The TAC Empire Kicks Ass  
Author              : FM/COL Master/Gamma 1-4/Wing I/ISDII Hammer (#2118)
Platform            : X-Wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 1
Medal               : N/A

Required patches
* TIE Praetor
* Tactical Gunboat
* EH Crest (optional)

Installation instructions
1] Download the patches from the EH Patch archive (http://www.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php?cat=2&plt=26)
2] Install the patches using the old patch installer
3] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
4] Make sure the included EMAIL.LST file is copied to the XWA\Missions directory folder
5] Create a new XWA pilot, prepared for an EH battle
6] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Fly the mission
8] Uninstall the patches

You will fly as HA Dempsey, Tactical Officer of the mighty Emperor's Hammer. Help her in 
what could be the greatest adventure in the history of great adventure type people!