XWA-IW 2: Rion's Shadow Campaign: Infiltrate Rion

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2000-06-02
Last updated: 2003-09-09

HA Striker

Average rating 2.8
Reviews: 12
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 342
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Copper Infiltration Crescent

Battle Reviews

VA Locke Setzer



For the most part, it's not as good as its TIE Fighter variant (which itself is just OK). In general I'm not a big fan of these conversions, although some time has been taken so it's not just a 1-to-1. It's still an OK battle, even though the strict Order of Operations needed to complete mission 5 (Don't destroy CRV until Dread arrives, destroy ATRs as soon as possible, destroy Escort Shuttle that shows up when DREAD is damaged as soon as possible, don't let friendlies destroy enemy TRNs that show up once DREAD is damaged, don't destroy DREAD too quickly, transports need time to launch) tempts me to grade it harsher

COL NiksaVel



The last mission I had to refly like 20 times until I realised whats wrong.
Normally I'd take adv torps and snipe the CRVs as soon as they hyper in which lets my squadmates take the DREAD right away. The problem is that they destroy it so fast that the TRNs that need to escape don't have time to launch and you can't complete the mission.

LC andr3



short uninspired missions. one of these in which you have to know the exact order in which targets need to be taken out so you can make it in time.

COL Phalk Sturm



A good battle to start with the IW. The TIE version was a bit more elaborate, but this one does not disappoint. There's a lot of different roles to fly, escort, heavy assault, dogfighting, overall a solid battle to fly.

AD Stryker



As an ex-Infiltrator Wing member, I love all the missions revolving around that organisation (especially those from before I joined, when it was its own division). The missions were not particularly inspired, sure, but the storyline is engaging and as part of a larger story arc, it#s a good first part!

SL Zekk Terrik



I see that there are a lot of complaints about this battle but I particularly enjoyed it. I thought it was pretty fun. I found the missions engaging. I had played this one last year but honestly I think I was drunk when I did it because I do a lot of drunk flying...it’s on my combat record but I don’t remember it. I found a few things odd – how exactly do they know I’m an Imperial if I’m flying an X Wing? Wasn’t that the whole idea behind the Infiltrator Wing? Also, the third mission was quite dull. You essentially hyper to three separate zones, inspect some asteroids, and wait for an ETR to install a listening device. This takes over 10 minutes with very little action. I also noticed that in one mission, some craft enter pointing the wrong way and nearly crash into each other. I think it was mission two. Otherwise I found it fun! It’s blowing up Rebels...who can complain about that?

CPT Serge Broskopf



The battle was mediocre. Missions were rather short and they also need a little patching up here and there. For instance with some AI orders. Some enemy fighters are set to 'escort' a certain freighter. If you attack that freighter, the fighters do NOT engage you before the freighter is destroyed, making the missions rather simple. That is because 'escort' means 'prevent disabling or boarding'. 'Protect' should have been used instead. Now you can easily pick off the fighters first, as they only go into evasive action. In mission 4 I also found it pretty odd to see three CRVs that are guarding a convoy entering the area towards you, while the rest of the convoy came from a totally different angle. And in missions 1 the pirates immediately called you 'Imperial'... kinda odd if the whole idea of IW is to fool everyone into thinking they're with the New Republic. I'm picking on details, I know, but I feel that paying attention to such detail makes the difference between a good and an excellent battle.

COL TK-7764



At first I did not like it much. But it won be over a bit as I played it. A few missions were a bit to challeging but it was an okay battle.

LT Allco



Nice collection of missions, some are rather short.

HA Striker



This battle has been mainly converted from the TIE version, I hardly had time to improve it at that time... expect a refreshed version of this battle soon. UPDATE: the updated version has been submitted to the TAC... wait a bit before the new version is uploaded...

CM Eric



It was an interesting battle...but the last mission was impossible. I had to skip it. Give us B-wings next time and rockets instead of an X-Wing and 4 Rockets. Plus i think the AI on the wingmen should be raised a bit.

LC Strahd



Really hard mission, but you could complete it. Except for that last mission. Did the mission 10 times at least and the transports don't show up 90% of the time. I had to tell all my wingmen not to attack that ship or they killed it too quick and the transports never show. Good challenge but that glitch in the last mission kinda killed the fun :(

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 38,838 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 12,562 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 6,363 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 9,798 COL Hades
Mission 4: 7,253 LCM Zbyl
Mission 5: 8,223 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 38,838 COL Deimos 2004-08-12
2 36,887 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-04-11
3 22,513 COL Aardvark 2022-03-28
4 16,052 COL Phalk Sturm 2022-04-08
5 15,832 MAJ Nuno 2003-07-16
6 15,551 LCM Josef Hassan 2004-10-31
7 13,932 COL NiksaVel 2022-04-07
8 12,348 LC Tygra Shadowclaw 2003-11-06
9 12,332 CM Leofric 2023-01-14
10 12,244 MAJ Artyis 2002-11-18

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 328 pilots a total of 339 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

COL Aardvark - 2022-03-28

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Ace - 2005-01-19

CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus

LC Alec Qarni

CPT Alexander Shrike

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2015-12-20

LT Anakin Solo

LC andr3 - 2021-12-10

LCM Andre Parafonte

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-07

COL Andrijas

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2002-12-28

CM Anthonius

LCM Apophix

COL Archangel - 2003-07-18

LC Archon - 2003-01-07

CM Armagon

AD Arthak Rhade

MAJ Artyis - 2002-11-18

LCM Athy

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LT Axir Aronix

CM Banger

COL Beef

LT Ben Holland

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-17

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

LT Blake Greyhawke

LT Blitz Degal

MAJ Bobxavi

LT Bombaj

CM Brenn Tantor - 2002-08-27

COL BubbaX

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-14

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

LCM Cat Carlo

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-02

LC Chris Cox - 2003-10-25

LT Chrusos Ichthys

MAJ Colo Delste - 2022-03-17

CPT Con Selar

FA Conker Blackwood

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-02-13

CPT Crix Madine

MAJ Crix Talra

COL Crsepe


CPT Cupcake - 2022-03-15

LC Curtis - 2002-09-03

COL Czulvang Lah

LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

COL Dark Angel


AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar - 2002-12-30

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-02-21

GN Dax Corrin

CM Deathlord

COL Deimos - 2004-08-12

LC Dengar March

VA Dolza

LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2021-05-03

COL Drak - 2003-01-02

LC Drake Jensen

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar - 2003-01-12

CPT Dujhod

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-05-11

COL E. Tarkin

LT Egzekutor - 2003-08-27

GN Elwood the Brave

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-28

CM Eric

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-09-28

CPT EXE - 2005-05-30

CM Fahrer - 2005-01-25

LCM Flagellant

MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-31

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-18

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

CM Furious George

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

LC Gen Es'mith

LCM Geraacka

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2005-03-23

LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-08

LCM Gold Leader

CPT Grimlock - 2002-08-16

COL Gyssler

COL Hades

LCM Halk Knight

LCM Herman

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-06

FA Howlader - 2010-03-01

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman

MAJ Jack Stone

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-09-06

VA Jan Wemmel

GN Jarek La’an - 2004-06-06

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista

MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2022-04-08

MAJ Jedgar - 2020-11-15

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-14

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Jonas La'an - 2004-09-26

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-10-31

COL Josh Popelka

CPT Julian Clary

LCM Kael Dalor - 2009-02-08

GN Kaisin Mirtez

VA Kane Reese

MAJ Karimicus Sukkarius

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-02-09

MAJ Kazraran - 2022-03-11

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-03-18

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-12-03

VA Keldorn Cochrane


LC Kenath Zoron

LCM Kep Rainer

COL Kermee

SL Ketan-Shej - 2004-06-17

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LC Kodiak Kereban

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

LCM KramCola

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2002-09-14

LT Lance Menu - 2003-09-11

COL Lenvik - 2003-10-09

CM Leofric - 2023-01-14

LC Linkan

SL Linoge

CPT Lito Rendal

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-08-03

COL Loor

CPT Machinari

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-03-19

MAJ Malik - 2003-11-06

COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler - 3 times, last on 2020-09-28

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CPT Maw'la

MAJ Mawy

Mayk Wolverine - 2003-05-02

CM Miackus

LCM Mibri

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

LCM Mithrandir

MAJ Mitth'raw'nuruodo

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mosh

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

COL Neo Horn-Berkana

CM Neo Rising

CM Nick Chi'Cath

CM Nicolas

COL NiksaVel - 2 times, last on 2022-04-07

LC Nile Rosenau

CPT Ninj Prefect


MAJ Nuno - 2003-07-16

COL Nurel Turr

CPT Optimus

CPT Paradox


HA Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2022-04-08

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-12-07

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-29

CPT Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Quicksilver

MAJ RacerX710

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

LCM Ranger

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2005-05-02


CM Renoshi Bespin

CPT Rexal Qel

LCM Rhace - 2014-04-27

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CM Rico Stone - 2002-12-08

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue - 2002-08-25

COL RogueWing

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Roulex - 2004-12-05


CPT Saadam

CM Sabbath - 2002-11-16

MAJ Sandor Clegane - 2005-06-01

LC Savageaz - 2004-08-24

COL Scoser

LC Scuslem

LC Sequoh Marden

CPT Serge Broskopf - 2002-09-05

COL Shae Kitane - 2002-12-17

LCM Shandar Dastin

GN Sickman

AD Silwar Naiilo - 2020-09-22

CPT Sinjin Allash

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

VA Starrett - 2002-08-26

Steele Brightsaber

CM Steve Sunrider - 2003-04-23

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2 times, last on 2022-03-09

COL Stuart

LT Sueki Suezo - 2002-08-30

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LT Tail Vyast

LC Talon Jade - 2002-12-27

LCM Talon Virgilio

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-04-15

CM The_Z

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2 times, last on 2023-09-14

LC Thorn - 2003-01-04

CPT Tim - 2004-06-26

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107 - 2002-09-04

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148 - 2002-08-09

CM TK-9780 - 2002-11-16

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte

VA Toran Dan

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

LCM Treb Helfest

GN Triji Boliv

CPT Turel - 2020-10-14

LC Turr Phennir - 2002-09-17

CPT Tvan'Oris

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-11-06

CPT Ulath - 2003-03-24


CPT Vengeance

CPT Vertigo

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper - 2002-08-19

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-14

CPT Von Predator

CPT Wedge

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker - 2002-08-24

CPT Wildfire - 2022-04-08

CM Wisal Pol-Jo - 2004-01-02

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-04-11

CPT Xanthos Deia

FA Xavier Sienar

CPT Xura Verr

CPT Xye - 2022-03-21

LCM Yilana - 2003-02-01

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-06-05

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 3 times, last on 2020-09-02

CPT Zept Leeartic

COL Zeth Durron

LCM Zev Lolet

COL Zippy Hawk

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Notes for installing IW Battle 23 (XWA)

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.

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