TIE-TC 46: Back to the Basics

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 1996-05-14
Last updated: 2003-09-10


Average rating 0.2
Reviews: 29
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 292
Patches used: None
Medal of the Unattainable
Battle Medal:
Medal of the Unattainable

Battle Reviews

When the in-game messages start off by telling you not to turn on Invincibility, you better turn it and Unlimited Ammo on. It’s the only way to make it through this “battle”.

I'm going to start this review to say that this really should have been a tie-free battle since its only 1 mission long. Its better served as a type of battle that can be used in a competition and would probably fare better if pilots knew that going in.

There is basically no dialogue or pre-flight instructions other than 'kill everything'. You fight wave after wave of each type of ship which almost feels like its a battle designed to test dogfighting against ships. Good luck with this one

This is literally the worst mission I have ever seen. The mission creator did everything possible to make this mission incredibly unfair and ridiculous. This mission would be more acceptable if you had shields, or if you didn't have to face enemies with turrets, or if the capital ships didn't dance around like starfighters. I cannot believe that this mission was approved. Literally the only acceptable way to play this mission without breaking your computer is to make yourself invincible. The mission creator clearly knew how bad this mission was because they even tell you not to make yourself invincible. They'd rather you suffer endlessly at the hands of this terrible mission.

Worst battle I have endured. No plotline, a senseless addition of fighters, which are tedious to fight, yet possible to defeat, then 4 M/CRVs and 1 M/FRG, all with starfighter orders, in a unshielded T/I. This is not ace material, this is a solid invitation to steer as far as you can from this cursed battle. Absolutely, it has left me clueless of the purposes of anyone doing such an abomination and how it happened to be approved for the compendium. DO NOT WASTE A SECOND of your time in this one.

Two things immediately come to mind when downloading. Only one mission in a battle? And horrible reviews. I doesn't take long to figure out why. No plot or premise, just you alone against a series of craft. It's innocuous at first, merely a series of increasingly difficult fighters. So what's the catch? It becomes suspicious when the shuttles arrive, then the escort shuttles. Turreted craft against your fragile T/I? Clearly this mission is up to no good. Confirmed with ATRs, corvettes, and a modified frigate. While there is actually a strategy to complete the mission, the amount of time and effort isn't worth it. There's no plot, no humor, no fun, no effort from the author, nothing clever or interesting about it. It exists solely to waste your time, and there's nothing to show for it. Spamming through it with invincibility, unlimited ammo for warheads, and time acceleration is the way to go.

I flew this one long ago. Never again. 'Back to basics' is the wrong title for this, it should be 'Kill every possible craft in the game with your tiny little fighter'. Doesn't meet TAC rules so how this ever got released is beyond me. Setting all that aside, is this even fun? Fly for FCHG points only!

And to think that i was feeling guilty by using invulnerability on this one ... This mission really sucks >:F If the T/I only have shields could be a good "mission" not "battle"

Wow. I don't know where to begin explaining how awful this mission is.

One question: WHY????!?!?!?!???!??!??!???

Only people who have previously undergone a Frontal Lobotomy will find this battle, and use that title very loosely, the least bit entertaining.

Ya uh....just bad...not even amusing...if you really want to get it on your record, just turn on invincibility. It'll still take you 30 minutes...

All I can say is that this battle is nuts! How can anyone expect to destroy three escort shuttles, two assault transports, two muurian transports, two corvettes, two modified corvettes and one modified frigate with ONE UNSHIELDED TIE INTERCEPTOR?? And I didn't count the starfighters because that can be handled, but please!! Also it's very strange that all the craft go after you, even the frigate.

I beat the battle on hard, but it took 5 hours! This is a bad, evil and in all other ways nasty mission. It should be flown on vacations, days off, etc... and only then by people who cannot anger--ever.

Ok, this "battle" is the best example how an battle should not look! First of the story behind is absolute unrealistic. It may be that recruits had to train less to balance the losses, but that this mission should be the former standart got me to laugh. Only from the timeline, TD and MIS are brandnew craft, so they will not appear in a training program for beginners and especially not against you. Second every craft has a role, the TI you sit in, is a fighter. Since when a TI is used to destroy fleets of medium and capital ships? Third you are not an Ace pilot after training, you become Ace on the battlefields. For this mission you must be more then Ace. All i can say is, switch on invul and prepare for 30 minutes of insane flying against all variants of ships. Forget the rest of ideas you waste on this thing.

Hmm...starts out OK, if a bit boring. You're in a T/I attacking assorted enemy craft. When you see an E/S, you realize you're in trouble. The mission is practically impossible to complete without invincibility (although it looks like Callista managed it somehow), because the E/S is followed by an ATR, ETR, and later CRVs, M/CRVs, and a frigate.

I flew this battle without invincibility and only got past the assult transports. Please give me a break! I may be suicidal on misions, but this is ridiculous. If I had sheilds this mission would get a 5.

The only reason why I gave this a 1, instead of a zero, is because its one mission long and you get a battle ribbon. If you like destroying almost every rebel, and some neutral craft known in the star wars universe then play this mission!

I would give this Battle Minus Points if this would go! The battle is more than stupid! T/I against an NEB FRG and many other ships! Nobody can complete this without invul. Okay, enough of this, TO EVERYONE WHO READS THIS, PLEASE DO NOT FLY THIS MISSION!

Give me a break...


Where to begin.. PLUS POINTS Its one mission long. MINUS POINTS Impossible for even an experienced pilot to complete. OVERALL COMMENTS Only attempt this if you have :- A) A lot of time on your hands B) You ENJOY being shot at by lasers C) You ENJOY having no shields D) You LIKE the idea of taking out a Modified Frigate in a TIE Interceptor. If you have answered YES to any two of the above...you need help :P

Bleh is all I have to say!

reasonably fun(ish) untill the Escort Shuttles...Possible to complete, but more with luck than skill. An T/I against a NEB/FRG??? takes hours...

Unrealistic... What kind of superhuman being is this battle designed for???? Even God couldn't survive against all those ships in a T/I w/out invul.

Unshielded T/I against 3 E/S at the end :P

A hateable one-mission battle.. You fly a TIE Interceptor against various nasty craft for one.

This battle sucks. The only incentive for playing it is that it's only one mission long.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 78,726 COL Callista

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 61,425 MAJ Deleted Member 2002-09-14
2 40,051 MAJ Titus 2003-01-30
3 9,787 COL Westric Davalorn 2022-07-06
4 9,682 CPT Ras Kronar 2003-05-15
5 8,193 GN Dax Corrin 2005-01-30
6 8,120 LC Rando 2020-03-17
7 8,109 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2016-06-12
8 7,945 HA Plif 2014-06-25
9 7,898 CPT Rogue 2003-10-30
10 7,893 MAJ Devin Taralis 2003-01-19

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 275 pilots a total of 287 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik - 2005-02-24

COL Absolut Vodka

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus - 2003-02-11

CM Agace

LC Ambar Kilick - 2005-01-19

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2021-05-23

LT Andreev Anton

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2005-06-09

MAJ Arathar

COL Archangel - 2005-01-05

LT Archer

MAJ Arid Foxtrot

LCM Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov

CM Arne Saknussem - 2015-03-07

COL Arso Slyth

CM Arti

COL Astin

AD Aticus Jade

CPT Atmos Myremod - 2002-09-18

CPT Avantar

LT Axis Rivkahson

VA Azazel Djo'Tarr

CPT Badger - 2003-02-14

CPT Badlan

CM Banger

CM Blade

CM Boston

LC Brandon

CPT Bret K'thraz

LC Brin Chaser - 2009-05-21

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar - 2004-07-04

MAJ Bryan - 2002-09-15

LCM Buddy

COL Callista

MAJ Caltin Doros

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

COL Chei-Ras

LCM Chris

LT Chrusos Ichthys

SA Compton

GN Coranel Both

SL Corey

SL Corran Horn - 2002-09-03

MAJ CrazyR2

MAJ Crix Talra

MAJ Da'emon Narshay

LC Daisuke Airyu

COL Dan Malaktos

HA Daniel Bonini

MAJ Daniel Klivian

COL Dark Angel


AD Darksaber

CPT Darkstar

Darth Vader

CPT Dave Darklighter

CM Dawurm

GN Dax Corrin - 2005-01-30

CPT Deamon

CPT Death Angel - 2003-01-11

MAJ Deleted Member - 2002-09-14

CPT Demon Yoda

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis - 2003-01-19

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader - 2004-07-20

MAJ Dodger

LC Dolsar Saris - 2002-12-20

LT Dorja

GN Doyon

GN Drake

LC Drake Jensen

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2002-09-07


CPT Dujhod

COL Duncan Idaho

CPT Dweezil

CM Elvaron Starfire

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2014-06-03


CM Fahrer

LC Florian

LC Frey Gallandro - 2003-02-19

MAJ Fritz Von Stukart - 2004-09-15

LT Galactix

LC Gen Es'mith

AD Gidda - 2002-12-21

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-29

LCM Gruckn Rahn - 2003-04-13

COL Gyssler

COL Hades

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2018-06-06

SA Havok

COL Hawkins

LCM Hawky - 2003-02-14

MAJ Hermann - 2002-08-08

MAJ Hev Randrowan

LCM Hotshot

FA Howlader

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman - 2002-12-20

VA Indaro Gallia

Jace Vallor

COL Jacob Van Nowak

CM Jamiek

GN Jarek La’an - 2016-01-17

MAJ Jaron Kai - 2002-11-16

LT Jay Terrel

COL Justin

LC Kadon Beir - 2004-06-24

LT Kaek - 2003-07-02

GN Kaerner

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

CPT Kaneda Pellail

SA Kawolski

MAJ Kazraran - 2023-02-08

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-02-03

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-05-13

VA Keldorn Cochrane

LC Kenath Zoron

FA Kessler

FA Khadgar

AD Khaine

COL Killraven

LCM Kit Juno

LC Kodiak Kereban

VA Ky Terrak - 2003-04-05

CPT Kyle Fardreamer

CM Laerox

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan

LCM Liz - 2003-02-14

VA Locke Setzer

COL Loor - 2003-03-13

CPT Mace

CPT Machinari


FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

CPT Marcus Constantine Augustus III

GN Mark Schueler

LCM Marlin - 2005-05-14

GN Master - 2003-08-08

MAJ Mauser

LC Maverick

MAJ Mawy

LCM Maximillian - 2003-02-14

CM Miackus

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys - 2002-12-01

LCM Micheal Perry - 2003-02-14

CPT Morpheus

CPT Morth

CPT Night Grue

COL Nightmare - 2003-04-03

COL NiksaVel

CPT Ninj Prefect


MAJ Nolij - 2014-06-20

LT Nurgas Hui - 2003-06-24

CPT ObiVader - 2002-08-08

LCM Pain_then_Death

CM Pat Dowling

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-07-19

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-03-30

COL Phantom

CM Phantom

VA Philo - 2002-09-01

CPT Phoenix

FA Pickled Yoda

LCM Pit Viper

HA Plif - 2014-06-25

MAJ Powerslave - 2003-06-22

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Quicksilver

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2020-03-17

AD Ranthier Khaen

GA Rapier

CPT Ras Kronar - 2003-05-15

LT Raven Arestar

CM Raven Lockholme

LCM Razor

AD Reaper

CPT Red Fox - 2002-08-21

COL Renegade

LT Rex

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

CPT Rogue - 2003-10-30

LC Saeul Trigue

MAJ Sarn Erec - 2003-08-07

CM Sauron Tarrke

LC Savageaz - 2003-04-03

CM Schitzo

COL Scoser

CM Scud

MAJ Seggybop

CM Serin Jansj - 2005-03-28

LCM Serpentine

CPT Shador

COL Shae Kitane

LCM Shark

LC Shark

FA Shotgun

COL Shups

LC SkyShadow - 2021-10-01

LC Solohan50 - 2021-08-21

LC Spade - 2003-03-10

FA StarLion

LT Starwolf

CM Steve Sunrider

LC Strahd - 2003-03-04

HA Striker

COL Stuart

COL Talons Pryde

LCM Tam Weltl

LT Tazman

LC Thaas Pobyn

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2021-08-28

CPT Tiamat

COL Tiberius

LC Tiger

MAJ Titus - 2003-01-30

LT Tom Gilbert

Tomaas Banys

COL Tomax Drachen

COL Torres

CM Tra Tal'kail Coursca

GN Triji Boliv

AD Tron

AD Troutrooper

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

LCM Vance Blackguard - 2003-10-28

CPT Vertigo

SL Vexan

MAJ VinDoros - 2003-05-20

CPT Viper

FA Viper Pred

CPT Von Predator - 2004-10-31

FA Von Reinthaler - 2003-11-18

CPT Wap Eal - 2003-02-16

COL Wes Janson

COL Westric Davalorn - 3 times, last on 2023-09-11

GN Wil Striker

COL William Waffennass

LCM Wilq Fastclaw - 2003-12-03

COL Wolfverine

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-07-06

COL Wraithdog - 2014-06-26

AD Xanos Goatham Zorrixor

FA Xavier Sienar

CM Yarik Kelve

MAJ Yutzka Serovich

SL Zekiel Masters

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-20

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

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


EH Battle Center - http://battles.tiecorps.org
Corrected by Project Phoenix (November 15th, 1999) 
- Battle1.lfd file created.
- Briefing questions added to the mission.
- Debriefing questions added to the mission.
- Animated briefing map added to the mission.
By FL/CPT Astin/Kaph 3-1/Wing IV/SSSD Sovereign