TIE-F 97: The Nightshift

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 1999-12-05
Last updated: 2003-09-10

CM Talon Drear

Average rating 3.4
Reviews: 10
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 278
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

VA Locke Setzer



Fight three waves of 4 X-Wings, then fight four waves of four B-Wings while a bunch of A-Wings harass you. Take out the A-Wings, and then a couple of Strike Cruisers and a CRL will appear, along with a pair of Imperial Frigates, all equipped with starfighter orders. The waves can be obnoxious and, if you take out the A-Wings first, you run the risk of the cruisers and the B-Wings destroying the platform, which won't fail the mission, but will cause the B-Wings to hyper away, which will fail it. Either way, you'll need to help the frigates laser down the cap ships with the crazy movements only starfighter orders can bring.

Just too monotonous with a few too many bad design decisions in this one for me to recommend it.

RA Genie



The briefing both before and after the battle are nice and with a touch of humour. The in-game messages are also following theme and help to break the monotony, especially at the end when the Relentless arrives. Playability wise, it would have been better if the Capital ships were already there while you were dogfighting with the starfighters. Alternatively, when they do arrive, to have some fighters of their own. Having to shoot down several capital ships with lasers hen nothing else is going on, can become monotonous. At least the Frigates were helping (but also stealing your kills)

CPT APanasyuk



As always any missions is a good mission!!! Thanks for taking time to make it!!! AAAA++++++++++

GN Drake



Mildly Taxing this mission.. until i figured out how to get loads of points then it was quite fun!!!

VA Wlodek




LT Arwyn Fox



This mission was fun, although the first time through I ran into the irritating problem of the A-Wings shooting themselves up and then entering hyperspace (thus disallowing me to complete my mission). The cap ship battle was cool, although I only got to take down a frigate (the other Imp ships handled the other capitals quickly). Overall, it was simple and straightforward.

COL Hawkins



Although killing loads of Rebels is fun, this gets a bit repetative and there is not twist or interesting sub plot. Although the last battle is fun, the frigates do the most work and there is no fighter cover to deal with. A larger final battle would have been interesting.

MAJ Sanj



It's a pretty good mission overall. I liked the briefing officer text. I'd have given it a 5 if those stupid Imperial frigates didn't show up to steal my kills on the Reb cap ships.

GN Brian



Nice mission... quick, simple, and to the point. The cap ship duel is very, very well done! However those guys shot each other down before I could...

LC Gen Es'mith



This is my favorite kind of mission: Alot of rebels to kill and no other Imperials to steal your kills :) This is really a great mission.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 63,390 CPT Tim

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 60,181 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2019-08-26
2 58,195 GN Golbez Harvey 2016-04-16
3 53,431 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2014-12-05
4 51,901 RA Genie 2020-04-11
5 51,675 MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana 2023-06-16
6 47,429 RA Genie 2020-04-10
7 47,158 CPT Shimir Sheerelk 2004-08-01
8 46,387 LCM Mateusz 2004-06-04
9 43,732 RA fr0Zen 2023-06-25
10 40,700 COL Hawkins 2014-11-29

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 268 pilots a total of 277 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-08-22

COL Absolut Vodka


LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Actar Vanas

COL Adrenaline

LCM Adume

CM Aeron

CPT Ahkliat

FA Aiden Cantor Karias


LCM Alexandr III Biges

LCM Alexey Kolouboff

CPT Amadeo

LT Amiantov Alexey

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 4 times, last on 2019-08-26

LT Andreev Anton

COL Angel

CPT APanasyuk

CM Aragorn

HA Ari

COL Arso Slyth

CM Arti

MAJ Artyis

LT Arwyn Fox

CM Aryn Deek

COL Astarosta

COL Astin

CPT Avantar

MAJ Aven Kronn

LC Azazel - 2003-01-22

VA Azazel Djo'Tarr

CM Banger

LCM BBtank

COL Beef

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan

COL Bilbo

CM Bonzo

VA Brakka

LC Brandon

CPT Bret K'thraz

COL Brucmack

MAJ Bryan - 2005-01-11

CM Cahir

COL Calias

COL Callista

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Calzeo Inkwolf

COL Carl Lost

LCM Certain Death

COL Chei-Ras

SA Compton

GN Coranel Both - 2016-04-16

Corran Force

SL Corran Horn

CM Craff Lennox

CPT Dagger

LCM Dall Star

HA Daniel Bonini

LC Daniel Kamprath

MAJ Daniel Klivian

LCM Dark Spector

RA Darklord

AD Darksaber

CPT Darkstar

CPT Darkstar

Darth Vader

COL Dave

MAJ David

LT Davide

CPT Deacan

LC Delplancq

CPT Demon Yoda

VA Depriest

LC Diaboli

MAJ Dodger

CPT Dontal Renegade

GN Doyon

GN Drake

COL Dras Hempor


COL Duncan Idaho

GN Earnim Branet - 2018-06-10

LT EH Member

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2020-01-02

COL EmpReach

CM Esm'ael Rasxus

MAJ Eugene

LT Fearow

CM Feran Daemas

LT Fieldmarshall

COL Fireclaw

CPT Fishbone

LC Florian

GN Ford Prefect

RA fr0Zen - 2023-06-25

CPT Frederich von Sturm

LC Freelancer

HA Frodo March - 2003-03-09

LCM Frost

COL Gallows

LCM Gambit

CM Garrett Hap'Kette

RA Genie - 2 times, last on 2020-04-11

COL George

AD Gidda

GN Golbez Harvey - 2016-04-16

LC Guthwulf

COL Gyssler - 2 times, last on 2018-06-04

LC Harkonnen

COL Hawkins - 2 times, last on 2014-11-29

LCM Hawky

MAJ Hermann

MAJ Hunter - 2002-12-03



VA Indaro Gallia

COL Ixion Deathbringer

LT Jackson

VA Jahan Kalar

LCM Jan Donner

VA Jan Wemmel

LC Janich

LCM Jar Jar Binks

CPT Jaster Sadista

CPT Jay Urick

MAJ Jedgar

LT Jeran Ktyrrk

COL Jon Doyle-Strathaven

SL Jonathan

MAJ Jonathan

LT Josef Es'mith

COL Josh Popelka

LT Joshua Es'mith

LCM Kaedryl Di'Mathe

SA Kawolski

LC Kayle Bayron

MAJ Kazraran - 2023-02-10

LCM Kep Rainer

COL Kermee

FA Kessler

CPT Killer

CPT Kou Taiki

CM Lassiter

LC Linkan

VA Locke Setzer - 2024-04-19

MAJ Lohr Zadash

LCM Luca

LT Luna


COL Marc

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

GN Mark Schueler - 2016-06-18

LCM Mateusz - 2004-06-04

CPT Matt Patrick

MAJ Mauser

MAJ Mawy

Mayk Wolverine

AD Mell Kerrigan

LC Michael Emrys

CM Michael Ferin

COL Mini Minkus

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mobiles

LC Monaghan

CPT Mordred Pendragon

CPT Morth

CM Mycroft

CM Nazghul

CPT Night Grue

AD Nighthawk

VA Oldham

CPT Onwai Starborne

COL Pavel

FA Pellaeon - 2002-09-02

HA Pete Mitchell - 2018-06-01

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-11-06

CPT Phoenix

AD Phoenix Berkana

FA Pickled Yoda - 2003-12-13

HA Plif - 2016-06-06

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman


AD Ranthier Khaen - 2003-06-19


AD Reaper

CM Regis Knox

COL Renegade

LCM Renorion

LCM Rhinok Maul

COL Ricardo

COL Ricaud

MAJ Richlet

CPT Roger

CM Roger Duncan

CPT Rover

LC Saeul Trigue

MAJ Sanj

VA Sarok

AD Sarriss

GN Sasquatch

COL Sauron

LC Savageaz - 2003-10-16

COL Scoser

COL Sephiroth

COL Shae Kitane

MAJ Shakur

LCM Sharpthief

CPT Shimir Sheerelk - 2004-08-01

COL Shups

CM Sidian

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spaceboy

CM Spearhawk

LT Spooky

FA StarLion

CPT Steele

LC Steve Strangelove

HA Striker

COL Styles

COL Tad Taliesin

CPT Taf'ron Daro

LT Talamius

CM Talon Drear

COL Talons Pryde

LCM Tarkinan

LCM The Cyber Baron

AD Theodore

CT Thrak Stener

CM Thunder

LCM Ti'Anna


COL Todbringer

COL Torres

LT Travis Raymond

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

CM Trowa

LC Turr Phennir

HA Turtle Jerrar

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2002-12-04

LCM Uriel K'rrden

MAJ Veers

CPT Veers

SL Vexan

CPT Von Predator - 2004-07-18

FA Von Reinthaler

CPT Wap Eal

CPT Wedge

COL Wes Janson

COL William Waffennass

COL Wolly

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-06-16

COL Wysseri Arestar

CPT Xander Drax

FA Xavier Sienar

LCM Xris Rawle

CPT Xura Verr

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Yoman

CM Zlachmyr

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

LC Zulaan Eronaile

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


The Nightshift By LCM Talon Drear 8-11-'99

The slight vibrations of the shuttlecraft are having a soothing effect on you. 
Gazing out of the viewport you see the tranquil streaks of bright light moving past 
the craft, surrounding it, almost caressing the small object moving between them. 
Moments like these always make you feel insignificant to everything around you.

Letting out a sigh you return to your seat and pull out the notepad with your 
standing orders. Accessing it, you stare at the screen.

**standing orders**
**1 message**

11:32:45 shuttlecraft departing for PLT Nexus, you are to report to your CO, 
COL Dwight. He will inform you of the current situation and hand you your 
new orders.

**message ends**

The PLT Nexus was infamous amongst the cadets on the Daedalus. Officers used to warn 
them that they would be transfered to the Nexus if they didn't live up to expectations.
Yes...the Nexus, the only sign of imperial presence in some backwater system which 
wasn't even indicated on most star-charts. Serving as an outpost as well as a customs 
PLT, nothing ever happened out there. The only task that was ever being dealt out there 
was standard patrol duty. Pilots called it The Nightshift, essentialy doing nothing and 
waiting for nothing but the end of your round. And you were on your way there now....

Feeling the shuttle coming out of hyperspace, you pick up your gear and head for the 
exit-ramp. As the craft makes a gentle touchdown you pray to everything you hold dear 
that atleast SOMETHING will happen on your shift.

Be careful what you wish for, it just might come true.....

FM/LCM Talon Drear/Typhoon 3-4/Wing X/ISD Challenge
"Battlegroup Commander's Escort Squadron"