XWA-IW 4: Rion's Shadow Campaign: Eliminate Friendship

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2000-08-05
Last updated: 2003-09-09

HA Striker

Average rating 3.1
Reviews: 8
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 314
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Silver Infiltration Crescent

Battle Reviews

VA Locke Setzer



I think it's on par with the previous two Rion battles, although it's probably my favorite of them. I actually didn't mind the first two quieter missions personally, but the next three big battles are certainly plenty of action if you find yourself in need of something larger.

LC andr3



Alright battle that starts out a little slow in the first two missions but then ends in several quite big engagements, which is always fun. Be careful though not to draw too many opponents to target you simultaneously.

COL Phalk Sturm



Not the best of the series of the Rionese Confederation, but is packed with all sorts of roles to fulfill, see dogfighting, mine sweeping and eventually heavy assault. The X-Wing is a balanced fighter and fun to fly. If you started the previous installments of the Rion Sector, you can't miss this one.

AD Stryker



This was, currently, the weakest of the series for a variety of reasons but mainly due to the overwhelming dullness of the first few missions. Inspection and Minesweeping might be thematic, but the waiting and repetitiveness of such missions wears on a player.

The later missions make up for this for the most part, though I must admit I didn't appreciate being the sole target of an entire squadron of Z-95s or TIEs; they make a mess of you pretty easily even on Easy!

SL Zekk Terrik



This battle was enthusiastically just okay. It had both its bad and good moments tempered a little by a very boring and confusing plotline. Not sure where to begin with that one. I think the very poor English prevented a lot of things and ideas from coming across. The first few missions were quite boring – I’m not sure how we found this shipyard or this minefield but by god we are going to blow the crap out of them. To the creator’s credit, however, missions 4 and 5 absolutely made up for it. Lots of very big epic dogfighting with multiple Star Destroyers around. I will confess to the fact that it is all too fun to be in an X Wing with quad linked lasers blowing up a shieldless TIE Fighter with a single shot. Don’t worry, the pilot is an Imperial. It’s stolen technology anyway. Overall this battle was okay...it can be boring at times, but the last couple missions really saved it!

CPT Serge Broskopf



Plot and missions are acceptable, except in battle three where the Z-95s are able to eliminate an X/W with full shields in a couple of seconds on anything but easy setting. Ouch... not so well balanced I'd say.

CPT Avantar



Nice battle, although I don't like flying rebel ships ;) Plot is quite good, and battles are acceptable too. The only thing I can have against are Z-95 converting me to space dust within seconds in mission 3. Anyway, solid piece of work.

COL Beef



Lots of waiting with nothing to do in the first missions. I know that's "more realistic," but in a video game without a way to speed up time, it is annoying. In mission 3 and 4, there are too many capships for my weak computer to handle, so some of them went invisible. I'm not using that against the battle, just mentioning it. The plot is pretty basic and a little bit unclear. I've also flown the previous "Rion" battles, but I still don't know what the Rion Fleet is all about or why it's where it is.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 2: ATR Assault do not arrive to assist with destroying Rebel corvettes.

Mission 4: IW fleet has trouble hitting the Rionese ISDs from broadside or slightly elevated angles. There is a Rionese SSD that arrives if the ISDII Royal is disabled, and then sits there doing nothing.

High Scores

Battle Total: 50,909 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 1,515 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 3,520 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 22,148 COL Deimos
Mission 4: 15,076 COL Deimos
Mission 5: 8,650 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 50,909 COL Deimos 2004-08-19
2 21,625 LC Tygra Shadowclaw 2003-08-19
3 17,792 VA Kane Reese 2002-12-16
4 13,120 COL Angel 2002-12-28
5 10,917 SL Ketan-Shej 2004-06-17
6 10,684 LCM Josef Hassan 2004-10-31
7 10,576 COL Joey C 2003-07-13
8 10,509 GN Dunta Polo 2009-08-30
9 10,019 MAJ Artyis 2002-11-18
10 9,481 CM Leofric 2023-02-22

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 304 pilots a total of 311 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski

AD Adren Silvori

MAJ Aeolus

LC Alec Qarni

CPT Alexander Shrike

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2013-12-18

LC andr3 - 2022-02-05

LCM Andre Parafonte

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-10

COL Angel - 2002-12-28

CM Anthonius - 2003-11-11

LT Arcanian Stirner

COL Archangel - 2003-07-11

LC Archon - 2003-01-17

LCM Aregon

CM Argos Staneth

CM Armagon - 2004-12-14

AD Arthak Rhade

MAJ Artyis - 2002-11-18

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CM Banger

COL Beef

LT Ben Holland

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-17

CM Blade

LT Blitz Degal

MAJ Bobxavi

LCM BoroKnight

CM Brenn Tantor - 2002-08-29

COL BubbaX

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-14

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

LCM Cat Carlo

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-02

LC Chris Cox - 2003-10-26

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Con Selar

FA Conker Blackwood

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

LCM CrimsonAngel

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-02-13

CPT Crix Madine

MAJ Crix Talra

COL Crsepe


LC Curtis - 2002-09-03


LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

LC Daniel Kamprath

MAJ Daniel Klivian

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

COL Dark Angel


AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-04-25

GN Dax Corrin

CM Deathlord

COL Deimos - 2004-08-19

LT Delacroix Vaygen

MAJ Delak Krennel

LC Dengar March

CM Dierdre Varn - 2002-12-22

VA Dolza

COL Donitz

LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2021-05-03

COL Drak - 2003-01-02

LC Drake Jensen

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar - 2003-02-18

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-08-30

COL E. Tarkin

LT Egzekutor - 2003-08-27

Ekim Yellek

CM El Guapo - 2005-01-22

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2013-06-09

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-29

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-10-06

GN Exar Kit


CM Fahrer

LCM Flagellant

SL Fondor

MAJ Frankie - 2003-04-01

CPT Frenchie6 - 2 times, last on 2020-09-22

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

CM Furious George

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

LC Gen Es'mith

LCM Geraacka - 2002-08-14

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-10

LCM Gold Leader

VA Gord Darkonian

CPT Grimlock - 2003-01-25

COL Gyssler

LCM Halk Knight

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-08

FA Howlader - 2010-03-01

CM Hox Reek

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman

MAJ Jack Stone

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-09-21

CM Jan Schneider

VA Jan Wemmel

GN Jarek La’an - 2003-08-04

LCM Jari

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

MAJ Jedgar - 2020-11-15

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-21

COL Joey C - 2003-07-13

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-10-31

COL Josh Popelka

CPT Julian Clary

LCM Kael Dalor - 2009-02-08

GN Kaisin Mirtez

VA Kane Reese - 2002-12-16

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-02-09

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-12-27

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-12-03

VA Keldorn Cochrane

Keller - 2002-11-20

LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej - 2004-06-17

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2002-11-18

LT Lance Menu - 2003-09-11

COL Lenvik

CM Leofric - 2023-02-22

CPT Leslaw

LC Linkan

SL Linoge

CPT Lito Rendal

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-08-06

COL Loor

CPT Machinari

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-09-02

MAJ Malik - 2003-11-06

COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler - 2 times, last on 2020-09-29

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CPT Maw'la

Mayk Wolverine

LCM Mibri

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

LCM Mithrandir

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mosh - 2003-08-05

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

COL Neo Horn-Berkana

CPT Neo Tarrick

CM Nick Chi'Cath

CM Nicolas

COL NiksaVel

LC Nile Rosenau

CPT Ninj Prefect

MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

CPT Optimus

CPT Paco

HA Pete Mitchell - 2003-04-18

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-09-19

COL Phantom - 2003-06-13

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-12-07

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-29

CPT Predator

CM Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton

CPT Quicksilver

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2005-05-03

CM Renoshi Bespin - 2003-01-12

CPT Rexal Qel

LCM Rhace - 2014-04-27

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricaud

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue - 2002-08-31

COL RogueWing

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Rothmans

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-06-24

CPT Saadam

LC Savageaz - 2004-08-24

COL Scoser

LC Sequoh Marden

CPT Serge Broskopf - 2002-12-23

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-01-31

LCM Shandar Dastin

GN Sickman

AD Silwar Naiilo - 2020-09-30

CPT Sinjin Allash

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

VA Starrett - 2002-09-09

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-09

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LCM Talon Virgilio

CM The_Z

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-09-13

LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-07-10

LC Thorn - 2003-01-05

CM Thunder

LT Thunder

AD TK-2107 - 2002-09-04

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148 - 2002-08-09

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte

VA Toran Dan

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv - 2003-10-15

AD Troutrooper

CPT Turel - 2020-10-21

LC Turr Phennir - 2002-09-17

CPT Tvan'Oris

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-08-19

CPT Ulath - 2003-02-21

CPT Vengeance

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

LT Victor Stalwart

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper - 2002-09-03

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-14

CPT Von Predator

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-11

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker

CM Wisal Pol-Jo - 2004-05-30

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-02-19

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed

CPT Xander Drax - 2003-07-12

CPT Xanthos Deia

CPT Xura Verr

LCM Yilana - 2002-12-21

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-06-17

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 3 times, last on 2020-09-04

CPT Zept Leeartic

COL Zeth Durron

COL Zippy Hawk

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Notes for installing IW Battle 25 (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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- Appareance of some radio messages corrected in mission 4 (08/19/00)
- Bug corrected (Primary goals) in mission 4 (08/25/00):
weird thing I've ever seen...
by IWTAC/COL Striker/NC-4/MC-90 Fear/IW/EH (EH_Striker@mail.com)