XWA-F 158: Deny Some TACcy Vengeance

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2017-03-19
Last updated: 2017-03-19
Average rating 3.3
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 19
Patches used: None

Let this be a lesson to all of you. Be careful what you wish for. - TAC Sienar

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



I love the concept of this mission, the multiple stories. I only played on easy and it all worked and I have to assume the same of Hard. On easy it is very quick and the MIS can make short work of the VSD.

CM Vanguard88



It could have been given a much higher score but multiple factors make this a poorly balanced mission. Lack of decoy beam when facing 24 craft with missiles (the missile boat has such a small countermeasure magazine that it needs the decoy beam in these scenarios, especially given how outnumbered you are), inability to change your torpedoes to advanced missiles (there are only starfighters so why are we forced to use advanced torpedoes instead of advanced missiles), and no slam system for the missile boat makes this a difficult one.

CM Nova Discordia



Not sure about this mission - even on easy, found this hard. The two different mission goals is an interesting idea, although at this time, I've only explored the 'easy' option. When I got back to my command ship, it exploded as well, which was...weird....but I could still finish the mission okay. Not sure really what is going on with this one! Give it a try to find explore more!

CPT Cupcake



4 just because I couldn't beat the version on the 'hard' setting, so I don't have a strong opinion either way. Still, I'd recommend this one. It's a bit different, kind of two different missions in one, as explained in the briefing. I tried the hard version 5-10 times, but never felt like I got anywhere close. On 'easy,' I was able to beat it in about seven minutes, so a positive thing is that it's not a huge time commitment.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 6,793 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-28

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 6,793 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-28
2 6,520 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-07-25
3 6,163 FA Pickled Yoda 2021-04-03
4 5,816 FA Pickled Yoda 2017-06-05
5 5,618 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2017-03-19
6 4,545 MAJ Kazraran 2021-03-09
7 4,183 CM DarkSith_99 2019-04-03
8 4,015 COL Gyssler 2019-04-04
9 3,955 CM Jagged Fell III 2024-02-11
10 3,895 GN Elwood the Brave 2019-04-04

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 17 pilots a total of 19 times.

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2017-03-19

CPT Cupcake - 2021-07-03

CM DarkSith_99 - 2019-04-03

GN Elwood the Brave - 2019-04-04

LCM Gian Webb - 2023-09-01

COL Gyssler - 2019-04-04

AD Hav Antiel - 2019-01-21

MAJ Hermann - 2020-08-08

CM Jagged Fell III - 2024-02-11

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-03-09

GN Mark Schueler - 2017-06-04

CM Nova Discordia - 2023-06-21

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-07-25

FA Pickled Yoda - 3 times, last on 2021-04-03

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-28

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-06-12

FA Xavier Sienar - 2017-03-19

Title               : TAC's Birthday Mission Creation Competition - Deny Some TACcy Vengeance
Author              : HA Anahorn Dempsey (#12945)
Platform            : X-Wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 1
Medal               : N/A

Required patches
* none

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] Download and extract the wavpack, and install it according to its instructions
4] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Fly the mission

It seems everyone has forgotten the TAC's birthday, and his wrath will be splendid.
Unfortunately for TAC Sienar, we have learned of his plans, and have taken appropriate
measures to protect Imperial assests!


 - Removed various unused craft.
 - Set difficulty levels for bouys and backdrops to reduce game engine load.
 - Corrected orders for easy wingmen to hyper to region 1 instead of 13 on mission complete.
 - Fixed trigger for 'Welcome back' message.
 - Added TAC's note of dissension. :P

TAC/AD Xavier Sienar/CS-6/VSDII Sinister

 - Changed HARD X-Wing targets to attack all of Delta and not only the player.
 - Changed goal text to genericly refer to enemy fighters as "Rogue TAC fighters" instead of by their type to prevent confusion about fighters meant for the other difficulty.
 - Removed confusing "Don't leave yet." message that displayed after main goals are complete.

TAC/AD Xavier Sienar/CS-6/VSDII Sinister