XWA-F 4: Defend the ISD Colossus

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2000-01-02
Last updated: 2003-09-10

LC Sequoh Marden

Average rating 4.1
Reviews: 25
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 528
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



Would have gotten a 5 except two things brought it down. First, the briefing gives away all the twists of the story and combined with the goals counting all the rebels in all the regions you know exactly what is going to happen. And second, even though no one should have been shooting at the ISD Colossus in region 4, someone did and destroyed it making me run the mission again. And the mission did not fail with its destruction, only had to wait until nothing happened for a few minutes to determine that I had to restart

LCM Gian Webb



My first single player mission flown. Overall a fun little mission where you get to blow ships up. Some minor confusion in the direction of the story as it feels disjointed at times, but certainly worth giving a try. As some other comments have mentioned, this mission does take a little while as it has several stages.

LC andr3



Really nice and creative mission. Well done. It is fun to fly.

SL Alejandro Araujo



The general idea isn't that crazy but was poorly elaborated. I mean, just one CRS to engage a SSD? TRNs with little escort against an ISD? There wasn't much need for information but details on who would be the bombers would be nice IF the critical ships were in danger- would give you some valuable seconds to track the attackers and chase them sooner. There were almost no messages to expand on what was going on and lets say just enough immersion. The only real critical moment is when you have to chase the rebel shuttles but that's no biggie if you're in good flying shape.

Liked the detail of the micro jump. They could've used the Sovereign OPT instead of just using the vanilla SSD. No bugs either but the name of the mission is a bit misleading: you're actually defending the Collie AND the Sov.

I think it did not represent a real challenge even with the #%@$% flares present. No need for any plan or strategy, just shoot down rebels. Maybe when engaging the CRS you'd do it with the rest of the fighters or you'd follow a plan of your own.

The briefing could've used a lot more work and needs to be fixed to match the mission title or just change the title. You're told to defend the Sov mainly. No voice acting at all.

In general terms, it was, however, fun.

3/5 is my final evaluation.

CM LQC-75-3



An extremely challenging mission, with twists and turns all throughout. I can tell a lot of planning went into this mission, and I appreciate that; it's one of those missions that will frustrate you over and over, however once you manage to complete it, it'll be one of the most rewarding "victory" screens you'll ever see, haha. 10/10 would recommend, just make sure not to get too frustrated.

CM Aaron Cremel



I liked this mission a lot. I have to admit it's not hard. You have dogfight, cruiser fight, platform fight. The idea with microjusm is excellent, just the buoy should have appeared in front and not in the back. Just consider that the mission takes some time, it's not fast.

COL Phalk Sturm



Excellent mission. A plot with a twist and a lot of fighters to shoot down while flying the Space Cadillac, the almighty T/D. When everything seemed finished you have to keep chasing the rabbit. I loved it and is great material for a competition. It also features my beloved Colossus. I couldn't ask for anything more. A golden classic.

RA Genie



This is a battle disguised as a single mission. It could have easily been broken into 3 if not 4 missions (and add stages of battle). If you are flying for RTF and you are part of the ISD Warrior, avoid flying it. It takes a long time to complete. If you are from the Challenged or the Hammer, this mission is for you! Briefing is good. It let's you know what you are getting into... almost. There is no real storyline and that's ok. What's not ok is that after defending the SSD, you then had to go defend the ISD Colussus, in a completely disjointed and unnecessary two parter. Also, the first part was not ambitious enough. Since the Rebels are trying to bring down an SSD, add more cap ships, make it a real fireworks show. For those who read up to this point, to avoid grief, there is a catch moment as you destroy the Calamari on stage #1, 3 shuttles will pop up and try to hyperspace soon after and are part of the PRIMARY objective. Destroy them or face having to redo the mission from the beginning.

AD Stryker



Overall, not a bad little mission for shooting up some rebels, and the micro-jump was an inspired plot device! That said, being left to disable the Colossus on my own at the end (without instruction to do so) was a bit annoying and the only real letdown to this mission!

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



That was a pretty decent mission. Especially with its story and a little twist, just as you think you are done... Surprise! If I recall correct this one has too few background objects. If using a shader from Blue Max, you may end up playing in absolute darkness for the last part.

GN Mark Schueler



Good in very few parts. However, as it has ions firing on the player, invoking a bug in XWA's coding, it is only deserving of a 1.

LC Michael Emrys



Not normally being an XWA flyer, I can't really say if this mission was good or bad, but I enjoyed flying it :)

COL Rau Aznable



A good mission, with some surprises. The microjump is a nice touch ;)

LT Allco



A battle in its self, loads to do.

LT Alexius Arrakis



Nice battle! I liked the microjump idea. Too many friendly craft, though. I nearly killed a few with my rockets...

CPT Dujhod



Fun mission, and a reasonably complex plot for a free mission. Could be a bit more challenging though; I didn't have any trouble beating it even on hard mode.

MAJ Erryc Lasitter



Good difficulty, good dogfighting, good idea for a storyline. I liked the short jump, good use of Allied options. ...too many missiles flying around tho...hehe..other than that, great mission =o)

SL Kitten-claw



Could be a very good mission, but sorry to say it is a bit to easy (too many friendly craft)- the recapture of the ISD seems to be a randomtsed, shame because it is one of the primary mission goals.

HA Ari



Wonderful mission. It was very challenging, and it took me a while till I finally beat it. Was also nice to see my old ship, the Collie in there ;-)

MAJ Cray Mikalen



Great Mission! Lots of fun. Plenty of stuff to blow up!!!

AD Arthak Rhade



This was the best Free XWA Mission I have ever flown! Great work! But if there would be some Background Images, it would be better and not that dark!

LCM Ranger



It was good fun , lots of rebels to kill and the story line is surprising . Well , always again .

LT Drew Pedrick



It's a good mission, and fun. Lot's of b-wings and such. Could be made a little harder.

COL Woobee



This is a really well made mission. Fairly easy though. Also there's no voice acting, which would have been nice.

LC Archon



Fun mission, lots of fighters. Its a little on the easy side, however. The only problem I had with it is that the backdrops dont do much, and the mission is VERY dark. It is hard to see much of anything. Still, great mission.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 24,670 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 24,670 COL Deimos 2002-12-18
2 20,855 COL Rau Aznable 2003-07-18
3 20,227 CM Orion Diamante 2002-12-15
4 19,232 MAJ VinDoros 2002-12-17
5 18,311 LC Rando 2018-02-19
6 17,812 MAJ Powerslave 2003-07-15
7 17,463 LCM Ryan 2003-11-02
8 16,667 CM Vanguard88 2023-07-21
9 16,351 VA Philo 2002-09-03
10 15,523 LCM Rez Chaser 2005-01-02

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 512 pilots a total of 524 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

CM Aaron Cremel - 2021-04-16

GN Abel Malik - 2003-05-09


CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus - 2003-11-03

CPT Akhil Thantos

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo - 4 times, last on 2022-08-31

AD Alex Foley

CPT Alexander Anderson

CPT Alexander Shrike

LT Alexius Arrakis

LCM Alhana Creed

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr - 2003-10-26

LCM Altar

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2016-01-13

LC andr3 - 2023-02-06

LCM Andre Parafonte

LT Andreev Anton

CM Andros Rok - 2003-06-22

COL Angel - 2003-11-08

CM Anthonius

AD Apophis Kuma

COL Archangel - 2003-05-19

LC Archon

CPT Ares Hawk

CM Argos Staneth

HA Ari

CM Arlins Scabo - 2003-06-27

CM Armagon - 2004-12-11

COL Arso Slyth - 2002-12-12

AD Arthak Rhade

MAJ Artyis

CPT Asen Starlancer - 2022-11-24

LT Atar Kelith

CPT Atmos Myremod - 2003-08-31

Autoris Maximus - 2002-12-17

MAJ Aven Kronn

LC Azazel

CPT Backfire

CM Banger

COL Beef

LCM Beignet - 2003-09-15

LT Ben Holland

FA Bevel Leeson

LC Big Poppa K

LCM Bill Tar

CM Bip

CM Bizzare - 2002-09-12

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LCM Blenheim

LT Blitz Degal

MAJ Bobxavi

CM Boris

LCM BoroKnight

LC Brandon - 2003-08-21

CM Brenn Tantor - 2002-12-16

CPT Bret K'thraz

GN Brian - 2005-03-30

LCM Broak Vessery

COL BubbaX - 2003-02-10

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

LCM Carl Starr

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LCM Cat Carlo

Charles Spencer - 2002-08-24

LCM Chibo

LCM Chrome - 2014-06-04

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Claus Shteiner

CPT Con Selar

FA Conker Blackwood - 2003-11-01

LCM Coyote

MAJ Cray Mikalen - 2002-12-11

LCM CrimsonAngel

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-01-14

MAJ Crix Talra

CPT Crovax

COL Crsepe - 2002-12-17


CPT Cupcake - 2 times, last on 2022-06-22

LCM Curly

GA Cyric

CPT Daar Skeloria - 2002-09-10


LC Daisuke Airyu

LT Dalreth

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

CPT Dan Jenkins

HA Daniel Bonini

LC Daniel Kamprath

MAJ Daniel Klivian - 2003-10-30

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-04

COL Dark Angel

LCM Dark Damian

LT Dark Iceman

CPT DarkAlpha


LC DarkHawk - 2002-12-17

AD Darksaber

CM DarkSith_99 - 2019-04-19

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-01-21

MAJ David

CM Dawurm

GN Dax Corrin

LC Death

CM Deathlord

COL Deimos - 2002-12-18

LT Delacroix Vaygen

LT Delacroix Vaygen

MAJ Delak Krennel - 2015-01-07

COL Den Darkhill

CM Derek

GN Devin

CM Devin Bron

VA Dolza - 2002-12-11

GN Doyon - 2002-12-15

COL Drak - 2003-01-06

GN Drake

LC Drake Jensen

LCM Drake Ven

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LT Dreagar

LT Drew Pedrick

LCM Dufar Jabar

LCM Dufar Jabar

CPT Dujhod

CM Dukimar - 2003-11-10

CM Dulcatos - 2003-07-21

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-02-08

CPT Dweezil - 2003-11-01

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet - 2 times, last on 2018-02-25

CM Edwan Lipit

CPT Egg'Foo

CM El Guapo

LT Elwe Thingol

GN Elwood the Brave

LCM Emon

Enahropes Teriad Entar

CM Eric

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

GN Exar Kit - 2002-09-06

CPT EXE - 2005-03-14

CM Fahrer - 2004-12-09

CM Felagund

COL Fenn Logan

LCM Flagellant

MAJ Flelm

SL Fondor

CPT Fox - 2004-07-14

MAJ Frankie - 2003-04-23

CM Fratus Sinister

LCM Frederik Greyson Junior

CM Frenzy Lekvoda - 2003-04-16

LC Frey Gallandro - 2002-09-04

CM Furious George - 2002-08-06

COL Gallows

COL Garik Hizad

LC Gen Es'mith - 2003-08-13

RA Genie - 2020-09-06

LCM Geraacka - 2002-12-17

LCM Gian Webb - 2023-08-22

AD Gidda

LC Girth Snail

GN Golbez Harvey - 2016-01-15

LCM Gold Leader

CPT Goose

VA Gord Darkonian - 2002-12-17

MAJ Granite - 2003-11-01

LT Grim Reaper

COL Gyssler - 2 times, last on 2018-02-16

LCM Herman

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-09-25

LCM Hiram Tolwyn

FA Howlader - 2010-01-17

MAJ Hunter


LCM Ice Man

LC Iceman

LCM Ironfist

COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2005-01-06

LCM Iylan Kano - 2002-12-17

LT Jagged Fel - 2002-08-30

CM Jagged Fell III - 2024-01-01

VA Jahan Kalar

LCM Jan Donner

CM Jan Schneider

VA Jan Wemmel

LC Janich

GN Jarek La’an - 2003-11-02

LC Jargon Grim

LCM Jari

MAJ Jaron Kai - 2002-09-11

MAJ Jaruus

LCM Jasio - 2003-04-03

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss


LC Jesseb Skyrauch


ACO JetMech - 2021-08-14

FA Joe

LT Joel Chase

COL Joerg

COL Joey C - 2002-12-16

MAJ Johann Glorick

SL Jonathan

MAJ Jonathan

LCM Joran Dax

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-09-20

COL Josh Popelka

LCM Josi

LCM Jrai

CPT Julian Clary

COL Justin - 2003-01-11

LCM Kadath L'Hoon

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kakihara

MAJ Kalve Ryder

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese - 2002-12-14

CPT Karrad Entar

LCM Kash Kadan

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-02-06

SA Kawolski

LC Kayle Bayron - 2002-11-12

MAJ Kazraran - 2023-03-01

LT Keiran Halcyon

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2005-05-22

LCM Kell Pacek

LC Kenath Zoron - 2005-01-15

COL Kermee

FA Kessler

SL Ketan-Shej - 2004-07-26

LCM Kevin Pryde

SL Khalitar

LT Klaus Wowereit

FA Kramer

CPT Krayt - 2002-09-02

LT Kweeky

VA Ky Terrak - 2003-09-07

MAJ Kyle

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2002-11-19

MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-04-13

LT Lara Nostril

CM Lavos

COL Lenvik - 2003-05-15

CM Leofric

CPT Leslaw

SL Linoge

CPT Lito Rendal

COL Loor - 2002-12-17

CM LQC-75-3 - 2022-07-14

LCM Luke Waterwalker

LT M. v. Richthofen

CPT Mace

LT Mahak de Lay

CPT Maiko Spince

LCM Malus Bloodmoon

COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran - 2005-01-29

LCM Marcel Noe

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marcus Aurellis

LT Marek

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-08-04

LCM Marine Ross

LC Mark - 2002-12-17

GN Mark Schueler

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CM Matthew Weeks - 2004-08-15

CPT Maw'la

MAJ Mawy

Mayk Wolverine

LT meleagris Gallopavo - 2011-04-26

CPT Menedas Haredem

LCM Meyan Ravenus

CM Miackus

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys - 2003-10-20

CPT Michael Gutt

CM Michael K Starburst - 2004-06-09

LCM Mike Fett

LCM Mithrandir

MAJ Mitth'raw'nuruodo

COL Mobiles

LT MoonKnight

COL Mordred

CPT Morth

COL Mosh - 2003-10-23

COL Mouse Droid - 2004-07-26

LT Mrowaksu - 2024-05-20

LC Murad Ibn Mark

MAJ Murkrow Defender

LC Murleen

CM Mycroft

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

CM Nashaa KamBuel

MAJ Neko Nuwen - 2002-12-15

LT Nekura

LCM Nemesis

CPT Neo Tarrick

LT Nick Beauchamp - 2003-08-20

CM Nick Chi'Cath - 2003-08-08

CM Nicolas - 2002-12-17

LC Nile Rosenau

LCM Nir Fallas - 2003-11-16

LT Nived

MAJ Nuno - 2003-11-02

COL Nurel Turr - 2002-09-07

RA Nutrientman

CPT Optimus

CM Orion Diamante - 2002-12-15

COL Osan'gar

LCM Oskar Holtz

CPT Paco

AD Pel - 2002-09-09

FA Pellaeon

Per-Aa Damar N`Eshathi - 2002-12-17

LT Perihelion - 2005-02-22

HA Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-02-23

LCM Pheonixus

LT Philledume

VA Philo - 2002-09-03

FA Pickled Yoda - 2003-11-01

MAJ Ponda Jarret - 2002-09-03

MAJ Powerslave - 2003-07-15

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-03-15

CPT Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prost Varsis

AD Proton

CPT Psyko Prefect

LCM Psylocke

MAJ RacerX710

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

LT Raistlin Majere

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2018-02-19

LCM Ranger

AD Ranthier Khaen

LT Rapper

COL Rau Aznable - 2003-07-18

LT Raven Arestar

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

CM Rayn - 2004-07-14

LCM Razor

LT Razor

LT Razor

AD Reaper

CPT Red Fox

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-09-24

LT Renee D'Anclaude

CM Renoshi Bespin - 2002-12-15

LCM Revlt Coranier - 2003-10-10

LCM Rez Chaser - 2005-01-02

CPT Ric Gravin

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

CM Riccardo Grazioli

MAJ Richlet

CM Rico Stone

LCM Rob Patton

CPT Roger

CM Roger Duncan

CPT Rogue - 2003-08-31

COL RogueWing - 2003-10-20

LCM Rollins

LT Ron L. Hubba - 2004-01-01

CM Rondo

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Rothmans

CM Roulex - 2002-12-12

LT Ruin Doveria

LCM Ryan - 2003-11-02


CPT Saadam

CM Sabbath

LCM Sam Booker - 2003-02-23

LT Sandman

MAJ Sarn Erec - 2003-07-25

VA Sarok

CM Saul Rostek

CM Sayo Hirosho - 2002-12-15

COL Scoser

LC Scuslem - 2003-11-20

LC Sequoh Marden

SL Seth Lionheart

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-02-08

MAJ Shakur - 2002-09-07

LCM Shannon Knight

LCM Shark - 2004-11-27

LT Sheldon Kent - 2003-06-26

CM Shinobi - 2004-11-02

LT Shion - 2003-09-26

CM Shivor Dahr - 2005-01-21

GN Sickman

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2022-10-02

COL Sindar Naranek

CPT Sinjin Allash

GN Smitrock

CPT Solaris Darthinian

LCM Solor Werwax

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

VA Starrett - 2002-11-21

CPT Steele

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-02

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LCM Syntax

LC Talon Jade - 2002-12-17

LCM Talon Virgilio - 2002-09-01

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-07-30

LC Tethys

LCM Tetragon

CM The_Z

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2022-05-28

AD Theodore - 2002-12-13

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LT Thomas Kenobi - 2002-09-05

LC Thorn - 2003-02-28

CPT Three Winged Turkey

CPT Tim - 2003-10-24

AD TK-2107

COL TK-7764 - 2002-12-15

LCM TK-8148

CM TK-9780 - 2003-01-20

CM Todar - 2004-07-20

LT Tolrek

FA Tomaas Montte

LT Torak

VA Toran Dan

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

LCM Treb Helfest

GN Triji Boliv - 2003-11-03

AD Troutrooper

CM Trowa - 2003-10-27

MAJ Tuba - 2010-05-24

LC Turr Phennir

LCM Turtle

CPT Tvan'Oris

MAJ Tycho Atreides - 2002-12-15

CM Tycho Celchu

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-10-13

LCM Tyler

CPT Ulath - 2003-04-17

COL Uther - 2009-02-08

CM Vaark


CM Vanguard88 - 3 times, last on 2023-09-16

LCM Varr Govan

COL Varth Nader


CM Verigos

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros - 2002-12-17

LCM Viper Pbarny

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-03-07

CPT Vladimir Corax

CPT Von Predator

CM Vortoq - 2002-09-09

CPT Wedge

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker

COL Wolly

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-05-28

MAJ Wondra

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed

AD Xanos Goatham Zorrixor

CPT Xanthos Deia

CPT Xura Verr

COL Yoman - 2005-01-06

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LCM Zbyl

CM Zekk Thyne

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

COL Zippy Hawk

CM Zlachmyr

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

README File for X-Wing Alliance Free Mission "Defend the ISD Colossus"

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA for additional material like patches, emails or sounds. 
3] In EHBL, create a new "EH Pilot" in the Game Menu (Check "Prepare for EH Battle").
4] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle.

After copying the files, select the pilot called DefColossus and play the mission.