XvT-TC 142: The Venator

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 2013-05-02
Last updated: 2013-05-02
Average rating 2.6
Reviews: 5
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 32
Battle Medal: Reprimand from the FC

Battle Reviews

CM Leofric



Fun missions and story-line progression. Normal difficulty is pretty tricky at times with the combination of needing to protect critical cap ships against rocket attack while being hunted by advanced missiles. An interesting way to balance the otherwise very different fighter classes. The missions are unfortunately quite repetitive.

CM scottrick



The mission is functional, but the waves and waves of craft gets old pretty fast.

VA Locke Setzer



It's a battle built around the Venator patch, which is not a bad concept; it's a well done patch! Model is nice, ship may not be perfectly balanced though. Unfortunately, I think the difficulty is out of whack in some spots (and this is disregarding anything on Hard, which can be as impossible as the creator would like it to be and will not get a peep out of me in complaint), and there's too much sameness going on in the battle. While the missions do have other goals and things going on, they all essentially come down to 1) fight off the Z-95 flight that's trying to kill you, and 2) stop the R-41 bombers attempting to kill ships that will cause the mission to fail. Same flights, same names, same patterns.

LC andr3



Pretty standard battle. Nothing exiting to report.

COL Phalk Sturm



Very good battle. As often with Dempsey's this has plenty of advanced missiles shoveled at you, and the missions are hard and demanding. Numerous waves of enemy fighters and automated missile launchers on every capital ship will make your life a never-ending nightmare. But this is far from detrimental to the gaming experience. It pushes the player to polish tactics and hone skills. Additionally, the Venator is just gorgeous. The combination of the VEN and the Naval Yard made my day. Worth a try, only if your want something of a real challenge. RtF unsuitable.

Battle Bug Reports

VA Locke Setzer


In Mission 3, the Venator continues to launch enemy starfighters after being captured

High Scores

Battle Total: 663,650 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-13
Mission 1: 175,084 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-13
Mission 2: 132,098 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-13
Mission 3: 93,200 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-13
Mission 4: 98,204 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-13
Mission 5: 165,064 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-13

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 663,650 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-13
2 556,583 CM LPhoenix 2023-06-02
3 236,621 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-06-30
4 164,526 GN Dax Corrin 2013-11-29
5 156,668 RA Colo Delste 2023-05-30
6 153,759 VA Locke Setzer 2023-05-22
7 130,766 CM scottrick 2023-06-01
8 120,099 CM Leofric 2023-06-14
9 110,756 CPT Asen Starlancer 2023-05-29
10 104,526 MAJ Prost Varsis 2023-06-04

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 29 pilots a total of 32 times.

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2021-03-13

LC andr3 - 2023-05-17

CPT Asen Starlancer - 2023-05-29

RA Colo Delste - 2023-05-30

GN Coranel Both - 2015-11-26

GN Dax Corrin - 2 times, last on 2017-03-23

GN Dunta Polo - 2013-07-31

COL EvilGrin - 2020-09-02

COL Gyssler - 2014-02-13

COL Gytheran - 2023-06-07

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-01

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-09

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-01-27

LT Kiba - 2018-06-19

CM Leofric - 2023-06-14

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-05-22

CM LPhoenix - 2023-06-02

HA Pete Mitchell - 2018-03-18

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-15

FA Pickled Yoda - 2015-06-30

HA Plif - 2023-06-16

MAJ Prost Varsis - 2023-06-04

GN Ric Hunter - 2 times, last on 2018-10-13

CM scottrick - 2023-06-01

LC Solohan50 - 2023-06-07

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-05-20

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-08-13

COL Westric Davalorn - 2023-06-01

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-06-13

Title               : The Venator
Author              : TAC-PROF/FA Anahorn Dempsey/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (#12519)
Platform            : X-wing vs. TIE Fighter
Number of missions  : 5
Medal               : Reprimand from the Fleet Commander

Required patches
* EHSP for XvT (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xvt/EHSP-XvT.zip)
* Venator Star Destroyer (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xvt/VEN-XvT.zip)
* Naval Base (http://sco.emperorshammer.net/patch/xvt/N-B-XvT.zip)

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EHSP for X-wing vs. TIE Fighter installed
2] Install the patches using the Super XP installer or according to its instructions
3] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
4] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
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
7] Uninstall the patches using the Super XP installer or according to its instructions

This battle was created to introduce a new patch from the Science Office, and test its
possibilities. The Venator class Star Destroyer (Republic Star Destroyer) is a nice ship,
capable of carrying well over 400 starfighters!