XWA-TC 10: The Phare Encounter

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 6
Release date: 2000-11-03
Last updated: 2005-02-25

CM Shadow

Average rating 3.2
Reviews: 21
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 467
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: The Dark Crescent

Battle Reviews

I wanted to like this mission but the story really wasn't there. They did custom emails but they gave next to no story or humor and it was supposed to have custom audio selected but nothing played for me. On top of that the missions were just basic kill or capture ones without much to make them special

This was a middling battle. Most of the missions were fun but a couple had some annoying bugs. The plot was okay.

pretty straight forward missions overall, decent story, you'll need to make sure you have the s-foils patch installed otherwise mission 3 will fail since you will be unable to disable the shuttle.

Besides being utterly boring, this battle is full of bugs. In missions four and five you have to watch out for your fellow pilots not to destroy the mission critical ships that are supposed to be captured. In 5 in addition sometimes the flight groups that are supposed to disable the target just fly around in circles while you do not have a ion gun. Upon that mission failed messages on victory. If you don’t have to do this for a competition, skip it. It’s a nightmare.

I played on Easy with cheats. The missions seemed to blend together as I kept playing, I was just killing a bunch of capital ships most of the time. That said, I really enjoy killing capital ships so that's not a huge negative. I just wish it was a little more varied.

This campaign increased the loss of interest as it advanced. The first mission was superb, fending off waves of A-Wings and other fighters in the advanced was delightful, if a bit overused, never loses any fun. But as you progress through the story, the plotline gets sketchier and sketchier and the missions all about pounding capships every time. I ended it out of the burden to finish and bag some FCHG points. Sadly, because it started with brilliant edge.

This is a confusing battle at times. Some missions are surprisingly simple (like Mission 1) and others are complex and require some planning. The last two missions felt very similar. I enjoyed when the CRV hypered in at the end of Mission 3 (I think?) and tried to block your exit.

With each mission flown I gradually enjoyed this one less and less. It started quite nicely with a duel of you versus squad of A-Wings, which was pretty fun. Mission 2 is technically a scout one but you can still cause some havoc. Odd thing is what you CAN destroy and what not. If you blast any of the capital ships or even the mine laying transport... you will be granted bonus points for that but also lose the mission. Interesting! In mission 3 I experienced a problem where Immortal shot down the distabled station. I don't think it was aiming directly at the station but some other enemy craft close by? In mission four the gunboats and blastboats actually killed the corvette instead of disabling it. Trigger happy bastards. Mission 5 and 6 are just the 'old school wipe 'em all out' large scale encoutners, so nothing too exciting. It's a solid battle to fly still.

Like XWATC-11 ,the wrong choice of craft ruined again FOR ME the battle. S-foil patch 2.02 dont work in my XWA 2.02 and GUN with only missiles after spended the warloads, are limited to observe the battle, and prie for the others pilots to succeded in complet the mission goal.GUN are perfect in skirmish mission type,Why without cannons in the battles?

I don't think it deserves the negative feedback. Fun to fly!

...well... I'm only giving this a three because it didn't crash on me or make my computer catch fire. I don't mind a challenge, or a half way decent storyline...but this battle is kind of lacking...great idea, poor follow-through...needs some work.

very good

mission 3 aside a great battle not the best story but a good few dogfights super stuff just wish we could have a T/D for 3rd mission would have made it alot better

I liked the missions but there was no real storyline and the missions where a bit empty, not very many mission objectives 2 or 3 at most

Starts out strong, but it's all downhill after you reach mission 3. The third mission of this battle is filled with flaws and bugs. But the worst thing is that the author did not provide an alternate ship to fly for pilots who do not have the infamous 's-foils patch' installed. Not all of us want to install the half-baked s-foils patch (I've seen fighters fly sideways and shoot lasers out of their engines with that stupid thing installed; not to mention the shuttles which drag their wings on the floor of the hangar), but the author forces you to install the patch by not giving us an alternate ship, which is just bad form. And then, after all that, there is a bug which keeps the primary mission goals from being completed anyway (see bug report below). If you MUST fly this battle, just save yourself a lot of time and SKIP the third mission. By doing this, perhaps you will enjoy this battle a lot more than I did.

A very Good XWA Battle with some nice Details

I had a great time flying this battle! But then again any battle that involves saving the Immortal goes in my good books. Very creative and well made, thanks Shadow :)

Fun, fun, fun, thats what this battle is.

I like it so much because you get an e-mail from me ( nice touch ):P It's pretty fun actually >=)

Good design (though it needed some fixes;)), you should enjoy this battle...

A quality XWA Battle.

Battle Bug Reports

HA Anahorn Dempsey


All over: inflights need spell check and check for conditions. M3: PLT sometimes gets destroyed, goal states to stop fleeing craft, but that means capture the shuttle, the TRNs can go?

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 4: In-flight messages indicating failure are shown at the same time as the victory ones when the mission is successfully completed.

Mission 6: In-flight message from EH craft needing assistance to capture Rebel shuttle appears long after it is captured.

High Scores

Battle Total: 53,294 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 1: 1,847 COL Dras Hempor
Mission 2: 4,768 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-09-21
Mission 3: 9,783 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 4: 6,128 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 5: 16,729 COL Deimos
Mission 6: 14,633 COL Dirty Vader

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 51,196 COL Deimos 2003-01-03
2 33,577 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-09-21
3 28,337 MAJ Neko Nuwen 2002-08-26
4 26,366 CPT Maw'la 2002-09-05
5 26,235 GN Jarek La’an 2003-07-09
6 24,533 COL Angel 2003-08-12
7 23,466 LT Cauldron Hawke 2004-06-16
8 22,474 LC Brin Chaser 2003-09-25
9 22,237 CPT Von Predator 2004-06-30
10 21,653 LCM Kat Lyons 2003-01-05

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 447 pilots a total of 464 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

CM A. G. Snijglau - 2002-12-23

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

MAJ Ace Fighter - 2003-09-25

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus

LT Airen Paule

CPT Akhil Thantos

LT Albert Garza

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo

CPT Alexander Shrike

CPT Alexi Stukov

LCM Alhana Creed

CPT Alimet

LT Allco

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2013-12-03

LC andr3 - 2021-10-13

LCM Andre Parafonte

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-09-01

CM Andros Rok - 2002-08-13

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2003-08-12

CPT Angel Love Saris

LT Anson Darkrider

CM Anthonius

AD Apophis Kuma

LCM Apophix

COL Archangel - 2003-05-25

LC Archon

CPT Ard Royber - 2009-05-19

CM Aresis Lothorekith - 2003-02-06

HA Ari

LCM Aris Haben

COL Arso Slyth

AD Arthak Rhade

LCM Artur Knight

MAJ Artyis

LT Athen

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LT Axis Rivkahson

LC Azazel

CM Banger

LCM Beignet - 2003-10-24

LCM Big Daddy - 2002-12-28

LC Big Poppa K

LCM Bill Tar

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-15

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LT Blitz Degal

LCM Bobecc

MAJ Bobxavi

LCM BoroKnight

MAJ Brat Stone

CM Brenn Tantor

LC Brin Chaser - 2003-09-25

COL Brucmack

COL BubbaX - 2003-03-27

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-11

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

LCM Carl Starr

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-16

LCM Chief

LC Choosh - 2002-11-26

LC Chris Cox - 2002-09-16

LT Chris Pape - 2009-09-07

SL Christopher White

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Claus Shteiner - 2005-05-27

LT Cole Archer - 2004-11-04

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-11

FA Conker Blackwood

LT CoopFreak

GN Coranel Both - 2022-10-29

MAJ Cray Mikalen

LT Craydon Bash

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-11

CPT Crix Madine

MAJ Crix Talra

CPT Crovax

COL Crsepe


LCM CyberShadow - 2002-08-14

GA Cyric


CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damon Kast

LT Damon Spears - 2002-12-23

HA Daniel Bonini

LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

LCM Dargor - 2004-06-29

COL Dark Angel

LCM Dark Damian

LC DarkHawk

AD Darksaber

CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-04-18

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar

COL Davi Anthol - 2002-09-01

GN Dax Corrin - 2 times, last on 2017-03-23

CM Deathlord

COL Deimos - 2003-01-03

MAJ Delak Krennel

MAJ Deleted Member - 2002-12-29

LC Delplancq

LC Dengar March

CM Derek

CPT Derek Dan - 2002-08-06

LCM Derf

MAJ Devin Taralis

LCM Diablo

CM Dierdre Varn - 2003-05-03

LT Dirk Fireslinger

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris

VA Dolza

CPT Draiff Stryker - 2003-04-24

COL Drak

LC Drake Jensen

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LT Drosha Krablaad

LCM Dufar Jabar

COL Duncan Idaho

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-07-06

COL E. Tarkin

CPT Egg'Foo

LT Egzekutor - 2003-08-27

LCM Eightguy - 2003-07-11

Ekim Yellek

GN Elwood the Brave - 6 times, last on 2022-10-04

LCM Emon

CM Eric

CPT Eriond Kath'Razzit

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-01-27

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-03-20

GN Exar Kit


LCM Executor

LT Eykkwe

LCM Ezop

CM Falcon - 2003-01-24

CM Faliaj Shai - 2003-01-13

CM Fallen Angel

CPT Fallien Skull - 2003-03-18

CM Felagund

CPT Fishbone

LCM Flagellant

SL Fondor

LCM Foobat

MAJ Frankie

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-14

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

LCM Fung - 2002-08-19

CM Furious George

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

LCM Geraacka

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail

CM Gistenjunge - 2002-11-16

LCM Gold Leader

CPT Goose - 2003-01-22

VA Gord Darkonian

MAJ Granite - 2005-05-18

CPT Grimlock - 2004-08-12

LCM Gruckn Rahn

CM Grzmot

LCM Guardian Angel - 2002-12-24

COL Gyssler - 2 times, last on 2017-03-19

LCM Halk Knight

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-24

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-11

MAJ Hev Randrowan

FA Howlader - 2009-10-28

MAJ Hunter


LCM Ice Man

LC Iceman

LT Illandian Hunt - 2003-04-04

COL Jacob Van Nowak

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2023-10-10

CM Jamiek

CM Jan Schneider

VA Jan Wemmel

LC Janich

GN Jarek La’an - 2003-07-09

LCM Jari

LCM Jasio - 2003-05-11

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista - 2003-08-04

LC Jdf1984

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker

COL Joerg

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Joran Dax

COL Josh Popelka

CPT Julian Clary

COL Justin - 2003-01-21

GN Kaerner

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kakihara - 2003-05-17

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese - 2004-05-30

LCM Kash Kadan

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-05

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-03-14

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-12-11

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-07-15

VA Keldorn Cochrane

Keller - 2002-11-20

LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-03-19

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-02

CPT Krayt

VA Ky Terrak - 2003-03-25

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2003-08-18

LT Lance Menu - 2003-04-07

CM Lars Klemm

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-02

CPT Leslaw

LCM LightFighter

SL Linoge

CM Lirak Kalist

CPT Lito Rendal

VA Locke Setzer

COL Loor

MAJ Malik

COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marcus Aurellis

MAJ Marcus Caine

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-09-21

LT Marick Winter - 2005-05-23

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler - 2 times, last on 2020-09-27

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CM Matthew Weeks - 2013-09-09

CPT Matu Vonnegut

CPT Maw'la - 2002-09-05

LT Maxwell

LT Maxwell von Opel

LCM Mayk Drazzic - 2002-12-06

Mayk Wolverine

LT meleagris Gallopavo - 2011-03-31

LT Merrik Stele

LCM Meyan Ravenus

LCM Mibri

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

COL Mini Minkus - 2003-02-27

LCM Mithrandir

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mobiles

COL Mordred

COL Mosh - 2002-09-18

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

CPT Nakata

LT Nancy - 2003-02-27

LCM Narnil

MAJ Neko Nuwen - 2002-08-26

CM Nicolas

COL Nightmare - 2002-11-23

LC Nile Rosenau

MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

RA Nutrientman - 2005-05-21

CPT Optimus

COL Osan'gar

CPT Paco


Per-Aa Damar N`Eshathi

LT Pesk Vri'syk

HA Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-10-14

COL Phantom - 2003-01-01

LT Philledume

LCM Pi Stryker - 2003-05-02

MAJ Picard - 2002-11-16

FA Pickled Yoda - 3 times, last on 2022-10-25

LT Pistol - 2003-01-31

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-22

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Psyko Prefect - 2003-07-10

CPT Quicksilver

LCM Ragnar Olisk

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous - 2 times, last on 2009-05-11

LT Rand Al'Thor

MAJ Rand al'Thor

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LT Raven Arestar

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LT Raziel Narshay

LCM Razor

MAJ RedTaz

CM Renoshi Bespin

CPT Rexal Qel

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

MAJ RichyV - 2009-09-17

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

LCM Rollins

MAJ Roth Jalis

LCM Ryke - 2003-08-08

CPT Saar

CM Sabbath

CM Saber

LC Saeul Trigue

LCM Sam Booker - 2002-08-22

CM Sancho

GN Sasquatch

CM Saul Rostek

LC Savageaz - 2004-08-07

COL Scoser

LC Scuslem - 2003-02-08

LC Sequoh Marden

CPT Serge Broskopf

CM Shadow

LT Shadow

COL Shae Kitane - 2002-11-16

LT Shikai

GN Sickman

LC SkyShadow - 2022-01-14

LCM Soj Kiram - 2003-09-16

CPT Solaris Darthinian

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-06

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

Steele Brightsaber

AD Stele Pellaeon

CM Steve Sunrider - 2002-12-28

LC Strahd

HA Striker

COL Stuart

COL Styles

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LCM Syntax

LT Tail Vyast

LCM Talon Virgilio

CM The_Z

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

AD Theodore

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LC Thom Zack

CM Thomas Solo

LC Thorn - 2003-01-12

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148

CM TK-9780 - 2002-08-23

COL Todbringer

LC Tolbr - 2003-09-06

FA Tomaas Montte

VA Toran Dan

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

MAJ Tuba - 2010-08-30

CPT Turel - 2021-10-02

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Tyanis Slyth

MAJ Tycho Atreides

LC Tygra Shadowclaw

LT Tyrael Elfhelm

LCM Tyrian

CPT Ulath - 2003-02-21


CM Var Zoraan - 2002-12-25

LCM Verde

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

LT Victor Stalwart

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper

CM Virus

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-01-31

CPT Von Predator - 2004-06-30

CM Vortoq

CPT Werdna Elbee

COL Wes Janson - 2003-01-21

GN Wil Striker

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-01-01

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-02-01

CPT Xander Drax

CPT Xanthos Deia

LT Xeno

CM Xeraan Rhazzazor - 2003-01-10

CPT Xura Verr

LCM Yilana - 2003-03-14

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-06-05

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 2003-07-22

CM Zekk Thyne

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

LCM Zev Lolet

COL Zippy Hawk

LT Zoltar

COL Zorn Starn - 2003-01-17

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj - 2009-09-23

COL Zystem Fryar

Title: The Phare Encounter
Missions: 6 
Medal: The Dark Crescent                      
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance
Author:  FM/COL Shadow/Ranger2-3/Wing XI/ISD Immortal (ColShadow@aol.com)

The Mission.lst replaces your original file, so back that up!

0] MAke sure you have an S-Foils patch installed.
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] In the EH Battle Launcher go to Game > XWA Options > Pilot Options.
4] Here create a New Pilot with the "Prepare for EH Battle" switch on.
5] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA.

This battle contains several custom files.
These can be found in the misc folder. 

It is recommended they are installed for the full effect of the battle.

6] Place the Email.txt file in your XWingAlliance /Mission directory in a safe place and replace it with the one that came with the mission.

7] If you do not have the modified Shiplist.txt then place the one in your XwingAlliance directory in a safe place and replace it with the one that came with this mission.

8] Place the custom wave .lst file (they will have the same name as the mission but with a .lst extension) in the XWingAlliance\Wave\MissionVoice directory on your hard drive. 
   Place any custom wav's there as well.

9] You will be flying an Assault Gunboat in Mission 3. You will need the XWA S-Foil patch to play it. If you have not already installed it you will find a copy with this mission package. 

Just unzip it and run the .exe file. It will do the rest. 

Good luck and have fun!