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.
There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.
(of available records)
|1||61,425||MAJ Deleted Member||2002-09-14|
|3||9,787||LC Westric Davalorn||2022-07-06|
|4||9,682||CPT Ras Kronar||2003-05-15|
|5||8,193||GN Dax Corrin||2005-01-30|
|7||8,109||HA Anahorn Dempsey||2016-06-12|
|10||7,893||MAJ Devin Taralis||2003-01-19|
This battle has been flown by 275 pilots a total of 287 times.
GN Abel Malik - 2005-02-24
MAJ Aeolus - 2003-02-11
LC Ambar Kilick - 2005-01-19
HA Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2021-05-23
COL Angel - 2005-06-09
COL Archangel - 2005-01-05
CM Arne Saknussem - 2015-03-07
CPT Atmos Myremod - 2002-09-18
CPT Badger - 2003-02-14
LC Brin Chaser - 2009-05-21
FA Brukhar - 2004-07-04
MAJ Bryan - 2002-09-15
SL Corran Horn - 2002-09-03
GN Dax Corrin - 2005-01-30
CPT Death Angel - 2003-01-11
MAJ Deleted Member - 2002-09-14
MAJ Devin Taralis - 2003-01-19
COL Dirty Vader - 2004-07-20
LC Dolsar Saris - 2002-12-20
LCM Drax Remlinger - 2002-09-07
GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2014-06-03
LC Frey Gallandro - 2003-02-19
MAJ Fritz Von Stukart - 2004-09-15
AD Gidda - 2002-12-21
GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-29
LCM Gruckn Rahn - 2003-04-13
AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2018-06-06
LCM Hawky - 2003-02-14
MAJ Hermann - 2002-08-08
LC Iceman - 2002-12-20
GN Jarek La’an - 2016-01-17
MAJ Jaron Kai - 2002-11-16
LC Kadon Beir - 2004-06-24
LT Kaek - 2003-07-02
MAJ Kazraran - 2023-02-08
MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-02-03
MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-05-13
VA Ky Terrak - 2003-04-05
LCM Liz - 2003-02-14
COL Loor - 2003-03-13
LCM Marlin - 2005-05-14
GN Master - 2003-08-08
LCM Maximillian - 2003-02-14
LC Michael Emrys - 2002-12-01
LCM Micheal Perry - 2003-02-14
COL Nightmare - 2003-04-03
MAJ Nolij - 2014-06-20
LT Nurgas Hui - 2003-06-24
CPT ObiVader - 2002-08-08
HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-07-19
COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-03-30
VA Philo - 2002-09-01
HA Plif - 2014-06-25
MAJ Powerslave - 2003-06-22
LC Rando - 2020-03-17
CPT Ras Kronar - 2003-05-15
CPT Red Fox - 2002-08-21
CPT Rogue - 2003-10-30
MAJ Sarn Erec - 2003-08-07
LC Savageaz - 2003-04-03
CM Serin Jansj - 2005-03-28
LC SkyShadow - 2021-10-01
LC Solohan50 - 2021-08-21
LC Spade - 2003-03-10
LC Strahd - 2003-03-04
MAJ TheBlackxRanger - 2021-08-28
MAJ Titus - 2003-01-30
LCM Vance Blackguard - 2003-10-28
MAJ VinDoros - 2003-05-20
CPT Von Predator - 2004-10-31
FA Von Reinthaler - 2003-11-18
CPT Wap Eal - 2003-02-16
LC Westric Davalorn - 3 times, last on 2023-09-11
LCM Wilq Fastclaw - 2003-12-03
CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-07-06
COL Wraithdog - 2014-06-26
COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-20
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 THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. 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