TIE-TC 114: Stop the Press!

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 1999-09-28
Last updated: 2003-09-09

COL Yoman

Average rating 3.3
Reviews: 12
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 244
Patches used: None
Medal of Patience
Battle Medal:
Medal of Patience

Battle Reviews

RA Genie



Where do I begin? There are plenty of problems with this battle. However, I cannot shake the fact it was an enjoyable one. Mission #1 could have used some craft actually threatening the freighters for example, at least on hard! Also, it always pulls me out of the immersion when either your friendly or enemy cap ship do not respond appropriately to the threat, with the right amount of craft and / or using the capital ship itself to fire. Mission #2 was a bit more on-par, though there are some minor issues here or there. Mission #3 starts off well, but the idle cap ships (which could at least try to defend themselves by firing back) and the invincible cap ships that arrive... well. So you et my drift. However, it IS a fun battle and the story is decent. Hence it gets a generous 4 (though I understand why someone would give it a 3 or even a 2)

COL Phalk Sturm



What a terrible battle!. Plotline and briefings are acceptable. Nothing out of the ordinary, and the idea of the press nagging everybody by getting in the way, could have been original. My beef with this battle is that it has so many flaws and errors, it could be used as one excellent material for a MCBS example of what not to do. Calamari Cruisers flying like fighters and targeting you with missiles, trying to ger a lock-on!. A group of invincible FRTs trying to nuke a platform with rockets, and fail every time, lame morons. At some point you will have to destroy your own units in order to advance in the mission. And No!, it has nothing to do with the plot, it's just how foolishly planned, poorly constructed, and worse revised, this battle is. You will have to endure your support units shooting at each other. A pair of imperial M/CRVs laying a barrage on your VSD and ramming her time after time. There are so many bugs and errors, this battle owes a medal. The Medal of Incompetence. I was wondering, how on Palpatine's grace, did the TAC even approved this back 20 years ago, to be loaded in the Compendium. I guess the publishing standards were indeed very low. If there is ever a list of battles to overhaul, this should be in the first top ten.

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



When I saw the title of this battle I expected some sort of weird and goofy story about EH newsletter, getting paper for it or whatever thing that the members had fetish for some twenty years ago. The plot of this battle is actually pretty good and solid though, a pleasant surprise! Where this battle is lacking though is the mission design. As the previous comment states there is quite lenghty introductory period in each single mission. Thankfully that can be easily sped up with time compressinon. You should also use this time to boost your shields to maximum as pretty much all the enemies are missile happy here. Mission 4 indeed featured something I've never seen before. Heavy rocket loaded BFFs that attack the platform as soon as its captured. Sadly the AI is far from perfect and failed to complete this task. I also had to blast my own station just to push the mission forward. I think it needs a more foolproof mechanism to get this station down. In mission 3 and 5 there are capital ships that have starfighter orders to attack you. Since they are missile equipped as well, this resulted in one of the most funny things I've seen in custom missions thus far. A cap ship that is required to get a missile lock on you to fire! :D Overall, this battle is not really overly fun to fly.

SL Zekk Terrik



I definitely did not care for this battle. Once the action gets started it is actually sort of fun, but the issue is that it takes so long for action to start in any of the missions. In missions 3, 4, and 5 you wait a solid five minutes before the action begins. That is completely unacceptable. I think in mission 4, the freighters floating around were supposed to destroy the platform. I ended up watching the freighters fly around aimlessly and instead just went up and blasted my own platform to oblivion so we could move the mission along. However, the storyline is pretty funny, especially if you find journalists annoying like I do. I appreciated the humor in the mission briefing and borderline curse words. When things get rolling it is pretty fun with lots of dogfighting. A little more thought and perhaps a bit more clearer objectives would have made things smoother.

AD Hav Antiel



Well-crafted missions and an entertaining narrative

AD Impulse



Very good battle. Could be little more harder.
There are some minor errors.
4 points.

CM TK-9780



What a load of...............

CPT Talas



Good all around but can get tedious near the end

LT Edward De'Galeon



This was a fun battle that had a great and fun plot to it. Too bad it’s a bit hard for the newcomer even on Medium difficulty. A few less wings and objectives are difficult to complete would have helped. Also, making a T/A kill an Escort Carrier that jumps to hyperspace after you kill its fighters is a bit rough. I would have liked a bit more time to kill that. For those who don’t know, I’m referring to mission 1 there. Anyway, it is interesting and I do recommend it, just be prepared for a bit of a challenge. I give it a 4.15 (rounded down to a 4 for purposes of the EH review scale.)

LC Daisuke Airyu



One of the most challenging I've flown in a while.

AD Troutrooper



Im giving this battle a 5 because its been a long time since ive flown a good, well-made, well-rounded battle. the plot was fun and interesting, the missions were difficult, but not impossible, and i enjoyed flying it. this is definitely a battle worth flying!

VA Wlodek



It's 5 for plotline and 3 for design so 4 overall. I enjoy it :)

Battle Bug Reports

GN Master


Mission 4
Doesnt appear the mission can be completed. As per the other bug report the FRT are invincible so they cant be disabled/destroyed.
Assuming the CRL arrival condition is to do with them being destroyed or disabled. Waited 20 mins.

LT LouisdeFuines


Mission 3: The 3 rebel freighters near the station are invincible. They are attacked by my squad, but take absolutely no damage.

High Scores

Battle Total: 460,301 CPT Night Grue
Mission 1: 43,794 CM Gandalf
Mission 2: 80,090 CM Gandalf
Mission 3: 79,241 CM Gandalf
Mission 4: 197,232 CM Gandalf
Mission 5: 95,674 GN Andrzej Mezynski

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 460,301 CPT Night Grue 2003-04-27
2 441,969 CM Gandalf 2002-09-01
3 407,081 LC Brandon 2003-04-17
4 405,176 CM Cahir 2003-05-05
5 395,840 MAJ Artyis 2003-04-28
6 364,588 GN Sasquatch 2003-04-29
7 359,573 AD Impulse 2017-03-23
8 359,054 GN Brian 2003-04-28
9 326,442 MAJ Al R.S. 2003-04-28
10 323,953 LCM Mateusz 2003-05-05

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 219 pilots a total of 241 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2005-01-19


LC Ace Hobbes

LCM Ache Nu - 2003-01-10

CPT Adam Szydlowski

LT Adrian Tepes

CM Agace

CPT Ahkliat

MAJ Al R.S. - 2003-04-28

SL Alphafoxtrot1

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 10 times, last on 2021-07-11

LT Andreev Anton

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2004-05-31

AD Apophis Kuma - 2005-01-20

MAJ Arathar

CPT Ard Royber

LC Ardeth Mordor

LC Argon Viper - 2002-11-27

AD Arthak Rhade

LCM Artur Knight - 2003-01-28

MAJ Artyis - 2003-04-28

CPT Atmos Myremod - 2002-12-17

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan

COL Bilbo - 2003-01-11

CM Bizzare

CM Blade

VA Brakka

LC Brandon - 2003-04-17

GN Brian - 2003-04-28

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

CM Cahir - 2003-05-05

COL Calias

COL Callista

MAJ Caltin Doros

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

COL Chei-Ras

SA Compton

SL Corran Horn

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2004-08-08

LC Curtis

COL D. T. Hammer

LC Daisuke Airyu

LCM Dan-Elin - 2016-12-20

HA Daniel Bonini

LCM Daniel Frost - 2003-01-28


AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin

CPT Deamon

CM Death Knight

MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-01-29

CPT Demon Yoda

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis - 2003-04-16

CPT Devlin

LC Diaboli

CM Dirk Logan

COL Dirty Vader - 2005-03-25

LC Drake Jensen - 2003-01-03

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2003-01-13

CM Edvard

LT Edward De'Galeon

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2014-07-15

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2005-02-18

CM Favdaukar - 2020-11-24

LT Fed Prendergast

COL Fireclaw

CPT Firzam Coldsteel - 2005-01-07

HA Frodo March

COL Gallows

CM Gandalf - 2002-09-01

Garet Jax

LC Gen Es'mith - 2002-11-26

AD Gidda

LT Gil-Galad

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2 times, last on 2015-06-29

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-30

CM Grzmot - 2003-05-05

COL Gyssler - 2002-11-27

AD Hav Antiel - 2017-07-18

LCM Herman

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-03-23

CM HicRic

LCM Hubert - 2003-01-14

MAJ Hunter

AD Impulse - 2017-03-23

COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2003-04-17

LC Janich

MAJ Jaruus

CPT Jay Urick

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss

VA Kane Reese - 2002-12-04

CPT Kaneda Pellail

MAJ Kazraran - 2023-02-08

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-04-16

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-05-08

VA Keldorn Cochrane

LC Kenath Zoron - 2002-08-10

FA Khadgar

AD Khaine

Khameir Sarin - 2003-01-09

LC Kodiak Kereban - 2002-11-24

CPT Kyle Fardreamer

SL Lazarus

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan

SL Linoge - 2003-01-27

CM Lirak Kalist

COL Loor

MAJ Mairin Astoris

FA Manesh

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-11-21

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler - 2018-06-30

LCM Mateusz - 2003-05-05

CPT Matu Vonnegut

MAJ Mawy

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys

COL Moagim Daar

CPT Morth

CM Mycroft

CM Nick Chi'Cath - 2003-06-01

CPT Night Grue - 2003-04-27

COL Nightmare - 2003-08-17

CPT Ninj Prefect

LCM Nom Ramadon

LT Nomanic

CPT ObiVader

CPT Panaka

LCM Pedric Cuf


FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-06-09

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2020-11-30

VA Philo

FA Pickled Yoda - 7 times, last on 2020-09-19

HA Plif - 2014-12-02

CPT Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman - 2009-02-08

MAJ Prophet

CPT Quicksilver

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen

LT Raven Arestar

LCM Raxell

AD Reaper

LC Repulsor - 2002-12-03

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

CPT Saadam

MAJ Sanj

GN Sasquatch - 2003-04-29

LC Savageaz - 2005-02-14

COL Scoser

CM Sergeyli - 2009-08-31

COL Shae Kitane

MAJ Shakur

LCM Shockwave

CPT SL8c8 - 2020-11-29

LC Spade - 2003-06-06

CM Spearhawk

LT Spooky

FA StarLion

CM Steve Sunrider

HA Striker

COL Stuart - 2003-03-01

CPT Talas - 2003-06-25

COL Talons Pryde - 2002-11-25

CM Tentor

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-08-21

LC Thorn - 2002-08-15

CPT Tiamat - 2004-09-28

MAJ Titus

CM TK-9780 - 2005-05-21

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv - 2022-10-19

AD Troutrooper

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2002-11-25

MAJ Tycho Atreides

LCM Tyler

SL Vexan

CPT Viper

FA Viper Pred

CPT Von Predator - 2004-07-25

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-09-30

CPT Vuffi Raa

CPT Wap Eal

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

LCM Wilq Fastclaw

VA Wlodek

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-07-14

COL Wraithdog - 2014-07-04

COL Wysseri Arestar

CPT Xanthos Deia

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Yoman

MAJ Yutzka Serovich

SL Zekk Terrik - 2020-11-18

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-25

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2 times, last on 2009-05-20

HA Zsinj

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


Emperor's Hammer Battle Center - http://battles.tiecorps.org 
Corrected by Project Phoenix (Dec 27, 1999) 
-Added installation.txt
by CMDR/CPT Monaghan/Nun/Wing V/SSSD Sovereign