XWA-F 159: Recon Run

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2020-07-16
Last updated: 2020-07-16
Average rating 3.7
Reviews: 11
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 22
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



I chose to do the bare minimum which is inspect the two craft and run. I am was glad for a quick option and it looked like you had a target rich environment

CM Nova Discordia



As the other reviews have stated, simple to complete the core objectives, which is nice if you want to enjoy flying a mission without too many headaches - lots of extra points here, so is yet another mission where it would also pay to explore further, with hanging about fighting the platform star fighter defenses etc.

LC andr3



Your mission goal is to do recon, not to fight. This is underlined by the mission's title as well. As such the mission can be finished in about a minute w/o a single shot fired. It's ok, I guess, but why the high ratings exactly?

CM LQC-75-3



It's premise was pretty good, and the craft encountered once there are a fair challenge, but nothing too harsh. After the first few waves of starfighters are gone, it's basically a walk in the park. It also had a good mix of anti-starfighter and anti-ship combat...if you want to destroy everything haha. If you don't destroy everything, it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. Solid mission.

CPT Cupcake



As a free battle, this is a strong recommend. I played on medium, with no changes to load out. 100% possible to beat and go for some bonus objectives with those settings. Decent replay value if you want to go for high score. I don't mind the lack of detail in the briefing, sometimes it's nice to get surprised.

COL Aardvark



This was a fun mission! Quick and easy if you just complete the main recon objectives but tough if you want to hang around and fight. Waves of fighters and swarms of missiles - my hands were sweaty and my heart was pounding!!

COL Phalk Sturm



A simple yet juicy mission. Plotline is very thin. But the setup is classical inspect and dogfight your way out of it against over a dozen A-Ws and X-Ws. Challenging if pilot goes in a kill'em all mood. And all this, while flying the Space Cadillac, see the TIE Defender. Pure fun. Fight in the best fighter in the galaxy, inspect and kill everything, emerge triumphant. This never gets old. Worth flying.

CPT Wildfire



Mission briefing is basically non-existent. Otherwise its basically a you vs the world battle with a couple of platforms that need to be inspected and lasers dodged while its going on. It was easily beatable on medium difficulty.

GN Silwar Naiilo



A fairly simple premise - get in, inspect, get out - although quite a challenge to complete the bonus objectives on hard. Completing the mission is simple, but if you want to stay and take on the swarms of A-Wings with concussion missiles, be ready for a serious dogfight. (I shamelessly ran away.)

CM Aaron Cremel



It was a good mission, pretty easy, but nicely relaxing. What can be better at the end of the day.

AD Stryker



Though this mission is on the shorter and simpler side, it was an awful lot of fun and is a perfect way to ease newer players into custom battles - inspect some stuff, blow some stuff up, all while not really being threatened all that much. An easy 4/5.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 20,675 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-28

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 20,675 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-28
2 17,477 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-03-25
3 17,075 MAJ Hermann 2020-08-05
4 16,851 CM LQC-75-3 2022-07-06
5 14,887 CM Aaron Cremel 2020-09-02
6 14,366 AD Stryker 2020-09-02
7 13,588 HA Turtle Jerrar 2020-07-20
8 13,207 COL Aardvark 2021-03-28
9 13,045 FA Pickled Yoda 2020-07-16
10 10,580 HA Turtle Jerrar 2020-07-20

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 21 pilots a total of 22 times.

COL Aardvark - 2021-03-28

CM Aaron Cremel - 2020-09-02

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2020-08-20

LC andr3 - 2023-01-18

CPT Cupcake - 2021-07-02

MAJ Hermann - 2020-08-05

CM Jagged Fell III - 2024-02-11

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-03-09

CM LQC-75-3 - 2022-07-06

CM Nova Discordia - 2023-06-21

HA Pete Mitchell - 2021-08-05

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-03-25

FA Pickled Yoda - 2020-07-16

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2021-03-24

AD Stryker - 2020-09-02

CPT Syntroth - 2022-09-12

HA Turtle Jerrar - 2 times, last on 2020-07-20

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-28

CM Varik Kassal - 2023-06-21

CPT Wildfire - 2020-09-18

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-06-12

Title               : Recon Run
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

The ISD-II Hammer, while on patrol on the outskirts of EH space, has detected a signal of unknown origin.
The COM has decided to send Delta Squadron to investigate.