XWA-TC 67: The Karana Initiative: The Hunt for the Raptor

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 4
Release date: 2013-05-15
Last updated: 2013-11-01
Average rating 3.5
Reviews: 2
Bug reports: 6
Times completed: 21
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: --

Created for the Karana Initiative IC competition
Based on a plotline provided by LCM Kyle Kroan

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



Nothing too griping in the story and the missions really didn’t stand out for me.

COL Phalk Sturm



This is another solid creation of one of many of Dempsey's. It offers some tricky missions, away from the classic kill'em all usually found throughout the compendium. Mag Pulses will become useful now and then, and the final mission is really a feat of tactics and picking the adequate loadout. A very good battle if not for some minor flaws, such as flying asteroid laser batteries and the initial bug of mission 1 which I managed to bypass by disabling the Backdrop option in the video features. Entangled, wriggling and tricky. Challenging.

Battle Bug Reports

COL Phalk Sturm


Actually this one is to report a bug in first mission like everybody else did, but also being able to bypass it and fly the mission, by setting Backdrop option to Off. I hope it helps future players.

AD Stryker


As with others, game crashes immediately upon exiting Hyperspace on Mission 1.

SL Zekk Terrik


I am having the same issue that Pete is having. It crashes after the first jump on all difficulty levels.

HA Pete Mitchell


Mission 1 crashes as soon as I come out of hyperspace after the first jump. This happens on all difficulty levels.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 1: Hostile X-Wings (blue IFF) have no orders.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 3: Void Raptor Z-95s have no orders. Stargalaxy backdrops glitching in front of gas giant.

Mission 4: LC Polo in briefing instead of COL Polo. ISD Hammer collides with Shipyard base, causing the loss of the ship and mission failure.

High Scores

Battle Total: 71,999 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-19
Mission 1: 21,813 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-19
Mission 2: 20,952 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-19
Mission 3: 23,367 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-19
Mission 4: 5,867 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-19

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 71,999 CM Vanguard88 2023-10-19
2 64,966 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2014-06-21
3 64,136 HA Daniel Bonini 2014-06-18
4 56,454 GN Dunta Polo 2013-10-13
5 52,208 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-05-28
6 32,127 FA Pickled Yoda 2014-06-12
7 22,611 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-01-29
8 18,207 COL Gyssler 2013-10-13
9 18,207 COL Gyssler 2013-10-13
10 15,225 GN Dunta Polo 2013-05-28

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 15 pilots a total of 21 times.

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2015-12-05

HA Daniel Bonini - 2014-06-18

GN Dax Corrin - 2013-11-03

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2013-10-13

GN Elwood the Brave - 2013-05-28

GN Exar Kit - 2013-05-28

COL Gyssler - 4 times, last on 2013-10-13

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-04

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-12-01

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-02-10

LC Kyle Kroan - 2013-05-28

LC Michael Emrys - 2013-05-28

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-01-29

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-06-12

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-10-19

Title               : The Karana Initiative - Hunt for the Raptor
Author              : TAC-PROF/HA Dempsey/CS-6/VSD Sinister (#382)
		      based upon a mission layout by LCM Kyle Kroan
Platform            : X-wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 4
Medal               : none

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

This battle was constructed as part of The Karana Initiative.

High Admiral Bonini has accumulated a number of ships and set off to engage a prticularly nasty
group of outlaws. Accompanied by the Tactical Officer, and the best pilots he could gather, he
has taken the Imperial-II class Star Destroyer Hammer to the Karana cluster. Cut off from the
rest of the Emperor's Hammer, his mission is simple: bring an end to these outlaws!