TIE-F 30: John #3

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 1995-12-06
Last updated: 2003-09-10


Average rating 2.6
Reviews: 8
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 194
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews


Feels like this is part of a story and not a FREE mission, maybe it would be better off condensing all three of the John FREE missions into a single battle? It's a good idea but not the best execution as the shuttles don't run fast enough and one of the X-Wings crashes into the platform if you come at it from below.

This mission was quite straight forward but appears a bit glitchy if your support forces destroy the platform before the mission critical shuttles can appear. Otherwise it plays well and is easy enough to complete. Good overall storyline and sufficiently challenging.

I thought this one was particularly annoying. The idea was fine - destroy a base, capturing the fleeing command staff, and taking out the enemy starfighters that try to stop you from achieving these objectives. However, if you get tied up with an enemy fighter, your friendlies can succeed too quickly (even on hard) making you fail the mission for no apparent reason. And a secondary objective is at odds with what your friendlies are trying to accomplish. Confusing and annoying.

This seemed to be the 3rd mission in a series but was a free mission. So without the context of the previous two missions the mission briefing would have no context, but at least it gave you a good rundown of the current mission. The mission itself was a tiny bit hectic as you need to pay attention to when the platform loses shields so you can disable it, as the escaping shuttles don't trigger until the platform is disabled. And even still it takes them a little bit to escape which could be enough time for your MIS to destroy the platform. Really causing you to need to baby the platform and lose out on kills of the other enemy starfighters.

Good concept, badly executed. The shuttles for example never hyperspace... It's mostly good though and fast the way most of our pilots like it. I sit in the middle for this one. Go ahead and fly it, at the very least for completion but you may even like it.

A nice and short mission about capturing some SHU and destroying a PLT. Basic but entertaining, this one is good for training, and beware your MISs that can ruin your day. Worth a try and an easy FCHG point.

Very short-lived. Mostly wait for things to get captured. I did like how the enemies ran away once their big ships were destroyed. It's more realistic-real pilots wouldn't hang around after all was lost.

Battle Bug Reports

HA Anahorn Dempsey


Very annoying how the shuttle launch is triggered on disabling the PLT, when that's not a goal. Several times the PLT got destroyed by the MIS before the shuttles launched, causing mission failure

High Scores

Mission: 59,262 MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana 2022-07-02

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 59,262 MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana 2022-07-02
2 56,862 COL TK-7764 2005-06-03
3 54,526 CPT SL8c8 2020-04-12
4 54,150 AD Impulse 2013-08-27
5 53,861 COL Ixion Deathbringer 2003-07-26
6 53,825 MAJ KEBLAOMEGA 2022-07-06
7 52,247 CPT Aval 2022-07-11
8 48,603 CPT Wildfire 2022-07-03
9 45,180 CM Kahooli 2003-07-19
10 41,932 CPT Firzam Coldsteel 2004-08-16

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 184 pilots a total of 190 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-08-16

COL Absolut Vodka


LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

LCM Aero Slasher - 2004-06-29

CPT Ahkliat

SL Alejandro Araujo - 2020-04-30

LCM Alexandr III Biges

MAJ Algaron Xerves

CPT Alimet

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2019-08-08

LC andr3 - 2022-10-01

CM Andrew Strinder

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-01-12

CPT Ard Royber

COL Astarosta

CPT Aval - 2022-07-11

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

VA Azazel Djo'Tarr

CM Banger

COL Beef

LCM Bevel Lemelisk

COL Bilbo

CM Bizzare

LCM Bob-Fett - 2002-12-24

MAJ Bobxavi - 2002-12-12

CM Bonzo

VA Brakka

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

MAJ Bryan

CM Cahir

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

LT Chrusos Ichthys

SA Compton

SL Corran Horn

CPT Crovax

LC Curtis

MAJ Da'emon Narshay

LCM Damien Warchild

MAJ Daniel Klivian

LCM Dano Fado - 2004-07-17

COL Dark Angel


AD Darksaber

CPT Darkstar

Darth Vader

MAJ David

CPT Demon Yoda

CPT Devlin

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader

COL Dras Hempor


CM Dukimar - 2003-03-11

LCM Dupuy

COL E. Tarkin

GN Elwood the Brave - 2013-08-27

HA Ender mBind

CM Fahrer - 2005-04-07

CPT Firzam Coldsteel - 2004-08-16

MAJ Flelm - 2003-04-30

SL Fondor

HA Frodo March - 2003-01-29

COL Gallows

CPT Gavin Dahl

LC Gen Es'mith

RA Genie - 2022-07-02

AD Gidda

COL Gyssler

COL Hades

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-11

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-03-31

MAJ Hunter - 2002-08-14

AD Impulse - 2013-08-27

COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2003-07-26


VA Jan Wemmel

LC Janich

CPT Jaster Sadista

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss

FA John T. Clark - 2014-06-06

SL Jonathan

MAJ Jonathan

FA Jorddyn

CPT Julian Clary

CM Kahooli - 2003-07-19

GN Kaisin Mirtez

SA Kawolski

MAJ Kazraran - 2022-03-27

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-07-06

CM Kell

LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-01-26

SL Ketan-Shej - 2004-06-24

FA Khadgar

LC Kyle Kroan - 2013-01-07

SL Lailon Lantel

LC Linkan

VA Locke Setzer

FA Marcin Szydlowski

GN Mark Schueler - 2 times, last on 2016-06-06

CPT Mark Stephenson

LCM Mateusz - 2004-06-01

MAJ Mauser

LT Max Danzig

Mayk Wolverine - 2005-02-11

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys

LT Mirei Seppen - 2002-12-13

COL Moagim Daar

LC Monaghan

COL Nav'ric Trow

LCM Nemesis

LCM Oorl Quygg

CM Outlaw

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-24

COL Phantom

CM Phantom

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda - 2003-11-24

HA Plif - 2018-06-09

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Qiliang

LCM Ranger

AD Ranthier Khaen

AD Reaper

MAJ RedTaz

CM Regis Knox

LCM Renorion

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-07-15

CPT Saadam

MAJ Sandor Clegane

VA Sarok

COL Sauron

LC Savageaz - 2003-10-10

CM Schitzo

LCM Scid Rahn

COL Scoser

COL Shae Kitane

LCM Sharpthief

CPT Shimir Sheerelk

COL Shups

CM Sidian

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-04-12

CM Spearhawk

AD Stele Pellaeon

HA Striker

CM Szymon

COL Tad Taliesin

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2021-07-24


AD TK-2107 - 2004-08-03

COL TK-7764 - 2005-06-03

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

CPT Tvan'Oris

LCM Uriel K'rrden

LCM Vbehrends

SL Vexan

FA Viper Pred

CPT Von Predator

CPT Wap Eal

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

CPT Wildfire - 2022-07-03

CPT Witchblade - 2022-07-11

COL Wolly

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 3 times, last on 2023-09-16

COL Wraithdog - 2015-06-21

FA Xavier Sienar

COL Zeth Durron

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar

Required patches
* none

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle