BoP-TC 3: Smuggling at Vector 29

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 4
Release date: 2000-04-09
Last updated: 2009-02-28
Average rating 2.6
Reviews: 17
Bug reports: 3
Times completed: 235
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

Overall, a good battle. T/A with Missiles does get a little repetitive, but there were thankfully enough friendlies with heavy rockets to take down the capital ships. Even on easy though, two missiles weren't enough to kill an X-wing, which surprised me a little.

A bit of an endurance test this one - some fun dogfighting, but mission 3 is bugged (you can still finish it okay though, just takes a little longer) AI is not that polished on some of the craft, who don't really seem to do much. Overall, not a battle I would what to run again for awhile, but okay to practice your basic skills on etc.

So, just to address this right away, the story makes little to no sense. The mission briefings are at least clear enough as to what you're going to do, and why you're doing it, but that really means nothing still. The mechanics of the battle are mostly dogfighting, and the last two are strictly dogfighting. The last two are, in fact, the same set up as the ones before it, so at least it's easy to remember where you need to go and what spawns where. Can't really recommend this for anything but points, but I can't really give it a low score either, it's not the worst.

A decent battle, short at four missions. I think there was a lot of thought put into the layout, but some crucial details were missed; for example, several missions included a task of not letting the SSD be destroyed... but it was never in any danger as the bombers were busy dogfighting. Worth playing, but maybe not re-playing.

I felt underwhelmed with these battles. The first mission was well set up, but then the quality of subsequent missions seemed to take a step backwards. However, the missions fly by fast, and it's always good seeing an SSSD in a mission!

I played on Easy. These aren't great missions, honestly. The AI is so braindead on Easy, on both sides, that they almost never kill each other. The last mission is especially bad at this. There's nothing special about these at all.

We somehow ... smuggled this BoP Battle into the compendium. It is an ok storyline, but it is half-baked. As others already pointed out the fighters suffer from incomplete orders and the placement of some craft feels a bit off and irrelevant. So, ok cool factor of seeing the SSD but that's about it really.

pretty good battle, i played this as part of rtf 21. i played on easy with cheats. mission 3 nearly completed it self and mission 4 was a good endless star fighter battle. took a while for me to get 75% of the fighters destroyed

Mostly dogfighting. It wasn't bad at all and it mostly consisted of quick and fast missions. Story? Well I'm not really sure what the story was as I flew it but either way it was entertaining to be backed up by a SSD.

This battle was well conceived but could have been so much better, with just a little more work on the details. It gives the feeling that is the initial mission copied 4 times and then tinkered to meet different developments. For example, you always start in the same sequence in almost every mission, making you doubt if you really had selected the right one or some you had already completed. The flying itself is not bad at all, although some flight orders have to be corrected. In some dogfighting mission, the enemies just fly around in total nonchalance, while being slaughtered one by one. And the final mission, although well-planned ends in just some minor skirmishes, when having 3 capital ships put together it could have turned out into a nice space barrage between the cruisers and the SSSD. But, as I said before, it's a good solid mission, worth the points and some careless, fast, easy fun.

Mission three and four were nearly identical in my opinion with the exception of the immortal escort shuttle in one of the missions. We had the lemming starfighters that would launch and fly in a straight line while being shot to pieces. Over all it faces the issues of many early missions but it wasn't terrible.

Not a real hard battle. Some downsides are that the E/S was invincible for a couple missions, and the fighters flew in straight lines for the longest time exiting the hangars. Sheesh does it take that long to fly out of a hangar bay.

Not very expiring Battle, which did Contain a lot of technical errors - Maybe if bugs were removed and Rebel forces were improved, the Battle would then become a nice challenge.

Not a terrible battle. I just disliked the fact that the Escort Shuttle is invulnerable for the first missions along with the fact that in mission 2 I beleive, the enemy fighters are locked into "Exiting Hanger" and fly straight until you shoot at them. Un fortuneatly, they start a few klicks out and you gotta chase them. Not a half-bad storyline at least.

Good battle nice practice if your into dogfighting all in all not diverse But very fun

In some of the missions the enemy fighters don't do anything but fly real straight, not a big challenge.

Nothing special. In mission 1 you have to be fast.

Battle Bug Reports

CM Nova Discordia


Mission three is buggy as hell - enemy xwings are lining up to be shot and seem to be on really long waypoints as well.

LT Mirei Seppen


I think the AI on some of these was off, for two missions most of the enemies launched and flew in a straight line while I killed them.

HA Anahorn Dempsey


overall: player startpoint needs to be adjusted so the SSD doesn't smash the player craft.
M1: PLT has starfighter orders, T/A attack PLT, GUN kill container before it can be boarded and cannot be stopped, so targets of T/A and GUN must be changed

High Scores

Battle Total: 372,600 COL Wes Janson
Mission 1: 79,000 COL Wes Janson
Mission 2: 79,900 COL Wes Janson
Mission 3: 86,300 COL Wes Janson
Mission 4: 28,305 GN Dunta Polo 2009-02-15

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 136,773 CM Cabbel 2003-11-05
2 123,885 CM Yukito 2003-07-19
3 97,655 MAJ Aft Skylek 2005-01-18
4 91,015 CPT Angel Love Saris 2003-06-21
5 91,013 MAJ Zhaim Jifarr 2002-08-20
6 90,870 FA Giovanni Palermo 2012-09-23
7 90,159 LCM Lah 2004-07-14
8 89,735 COL CrimsonFury 2003-05-21
9 89,090 COL Phantom 2003-05-01
10 88,337 CPT Frenchie6 2020-07-14

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 225 pilots a total of 233 times.

GN Abel Malik

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

AD Adren Silvori

MAJ Aft Skylek - 2005-01-18

LCM Alan

SL Alejandro Araujo

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2017-01-04

LT Andrew

CM Andrew

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COL Andrijas

COL Angel

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AD Apophis Kuma

CM Arcadius Calidus

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LC Archon

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-11-11

MAJ Aven Kronn

LC Azazel

VA Azazel Djo'Tarr

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CM Banger

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LT Black Smith

VA Brakka

COL Brucmack

CM Cabbel - 2003-11-05

MAJ Calvin Senzin

LC Choosh - 2002-11-18

LCM Chris

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LT Cody BlackStar

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-05-21


GA Cyric

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LC Daniel Kamprath

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GN Dax Corrin - 2 times, last on 2017-04-04

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MAJ Devin Taralis

LC Diaboli

LC Dolsar Saris

COL Drak - 2005-02-20

COL Drako


CM Duken - 2003-12-05

COL Duncan Idaho

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-02-15

CM Dvader

COL E. Tarkin

CM Edwan Lipit

CPT Egg'Foo

Ekim Yellek

CM El Guapo

GN Exar Kit - 2005-04-17

CM Fallen Angel

COL Fenn Logan

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-07-14

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

COL Gallows

FA Gelton Torr

RA Genie - 2021-10-26

AD Gidda

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2012-09-23

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COL Gyssler

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MAJ Hunter

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LC Jason Hunter

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AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss

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SA Kawolski

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LT Keirian Halacyon

LC Kenath Zoron

COL Kermee

SL Ketan-Shej

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FA Khadgar

Khameir Sarin

COL Klick Sabre

LCM Lah - 2004-07-14

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LC Linkan

VA Locke Setzer

COL Loor - 2002-12-04

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FA Marcin Szydlowski

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master - 2013-03-19

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MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

CM Michael LeRoy - 2016-11-05

COL Mini Minkus

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COL Moagim Daar - 2005-02-21

CM Nicolas

COL Nightmare

LC Nile Rosenau

CM Nova Discordia - 2022-07-23

COL Nurel Turr

RA Nutrientman - 2005-01-16

CM Odin Strongheart - 2022-09-10

CPT Paul


FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2020-07-05

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-28

COL Phantom - 2003-05-01

CPT Phoenix

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MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda - 2005-01-27

LT Plague

MAJ Praetorian - 2002-11-22

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COL Raith Sienar


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Rekio Corsair

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GN Ric Hunter

LT Rizen

CPT S 4patas - 2003-11-08

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COL Sauron

LC Savageaz - 2003-01-21

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COL Torres

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AD Troutrooper

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CM Ultima

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LCM Valjean - 2003-10-30

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COL Wes Janson

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CM Ygor Mantis

CM Yukito - 2003-07-19

CM Yun

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2002-08-20

LCM Zhil - 2002-08-25

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-08-08

Title: Smuggling at Vector 29
Missions: 4
Game Platform: X-wing vs TIE Fighter - Balance of Power (XvT-BoP)
FL/LCM Goatham/Rage 2-1/Avenger Wing I/SSD Avenger [TIE-BOP-XWA]
BS/ISMx5/MoI/MoT-gh/LoCx2/MoC-1SoC/CoB [FUSL]
DJK Goatham (Sith) / Clan Naga Sadow, WR/DC-KC/LSB

Installation Instructions:

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your BoP one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the Balance of Power button to start BoP and fly the battle.


Mission 1:
The Avenger has been dispatched to Platform 'Vector 29'. We beleive that there is a smuggling operation going on at the platform.
Your job "Rage Squadron" is to inspect the conatiners at the platform to check for any kind of weapon or warhead. If illegal arms
are discovered at the platform then ATR Omega will cature the container and information inside. Butcher squadron will also take out the platform
if any illegal arms are found. We believe that if this platform is in league with the Rebels then it may have Rebel reinforcements waiting so be
prepared for anything.

Craft used:
T/A - Rage Squadron
accompanied by
GUN Butcher Squadron
ATR Omega
SSD Avenger

Mission 2:
We have gone to the location where the container was going to be sent, however the area is empty. IT is too quite here there must be something
in the sector so be prepared for anything. If any ships do appear they need to be destroyed, this mission cannot be compromised we need to keep
as well covered as possible. If the mission does become to much for you alone Stalker squadron is standing by for launch.

Craft Used:
T/A Rage Squadron
accompanied by
GUN Butcher Squadron
SSD Avenger
T/A Stalker

Mission 3:
After that trick last mission we can tell that the smuggling was all false and a trick to lure the Avenger into trouble. For thia outrage we have
tracked the escaping Shuttle. in this sector we have found a large Rebel Fleet, be prepared to take otu everything!
The Avenger has also got a new little surprise, it has been equiped with a high power beam to fry the enemy fighter circuits, so don't be surprised
i you see an X-W flying in a straight line!

Craft used
T/A Rage Squadron
accompanied by
GUN Butcher
SSD Avenger

Mission 4:
We have pursued the Shuttle once more, this time it has stopped but a strong fighter force is waiting to take us down. Be prepared to destroy vast numbers of the Rebels
we are strongly out numbered but we are the better pilots! This will be the last time those Rebels double-cross us!

Craft used:
T/A Rage Squadron
accompanied by
GUN Butcher
SSD Avenger

Note: Do not read this unless you want to spoil the ending of the battle.

Well we did well this week. We stopped a Rebel smuggling operation and destroyed a vast number of Rebel Cruisers. THey may have tricked us in out second engagement
but we got them in the end, there will be no more smuggling in this sector for a while.


FL/LCM Goatham/Rage 2-1/Avenger Wing I/SSD Avenger [TIE-BOP-XWA]
BS/ISMx5/MoI/MoT-gh/LoCx2/MoC-1SoC/CoB [FUSL]
DJK Goatham (Sith) / Clan Naga Sadow, WR/DC-KC/LSB