XWA-F 24: Operation Moonbaker

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2000-11-21
Last updated: 2012-11-03
Average rating 4.2
Reviews: 11
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 236
Patches used: None
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Battle Reviews

It is a good protect mission/dogfight mission that is well designed to give you a sense of urgency in defending your ships and i liked the story

I never expected to have fun in an Assault Gunboat, but I was pleasently surprized.

There is a lot to unpack here. The story has some good elements in it, but they don't gel well together. It is though above and beyond the typical skirmish missions you find in 'Free' type battles. I had a problem with S-Foils as well and couldn't fire my lasers, so I did something Yoda would be proud of. I bumped the enemy fighters out of existence. Make sure you install the S-FOILS patch (note to self and everyone else reading this review). And yes, I did complete it without any lasers fired...

A very long mission with quite a decent plot. Plenty of targets and surprises await you. It still can be completed rather early but it's better to stick around and enjoy the plot!

Nice mission, but if you choose Toscan Fighter it is impossible to reach the factory and you lose huge amount of points. But what's the difference, even when you hyper to this facility you are shot down instantly :)

Good mission! Interesting storyline, and a good quick way to do some training for the harder,longer Missions. Keep up the good work!

Technically sound, but too many misspelled radio messages, and after a while the number of fighters did get a little ridiculous. Never thought I'd meet the Green Berets and Bond while flying a GUN!

This has got to be the best battle I have flown in my time here. First you get to choose which ship to fly, lots of action when you do launch and then there are multiple plot lines throughout the entire mission. The difficulty isn't even that hard. I would definatly recommend this battle for download and one that you can play over and over again. Well done!

Lots of in-flight messages are interesting for the plot, but annoying in XWA because you can't hear what it says and you can't pause the game to read them so you can miss some orders. This mission started out ok, but once it got to the poison gas factory, it got frustratingly difficult with you vs millions of enemies all at once.

You just gotta love this misison! Haven't seen so many bonus goals in a long time. Just fly it! :)

Very well done and fun mission... a lot of hidden bonus.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 37,635 LC Rando 2018-02-27

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 37,635 LC Rando 2018-02-27
2 34,756 HA Pete Mitchell 2018-02-27
3 34,054 HA Pete Mitchell 2018-02-27
4 29,310 FA Pickled Yoda 2018-02-25
5 27,214 COL Rau Aznable 2003-04-02
6 27,003 Darth Vader 2003-03-30
7 19,630 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-08-10
8 19,278 MAJ Powerslave 2003-03-27
9 14,572 MAJ Nuno 2002-09-18
10 14,481 CM Dukimar 2003-10-10

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 230 pilots a total of 235 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Ace - 2003-11-02

LC Ace Hobbes

AD Adren Silvori - 2002-11-27

COL Adrenaline

COL Aeishline Strathaven

MAJ Aeolus

CPT Akhil Thantos

CPT Alsdyr - 2003-10-30

HA Anahorn Dempsey

LC andr3 - 2023-04-24

LCM Andre Parafonte

LT Andreev Anton

COL Angel - 2003-08-13

COL Archangel - 2003-07-30

CM Argos Staneth

HA Ari

Autoris Maximus

LC Azazel

CM Banger

COL Beef

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2003-09-21

LCM Bill Tar

CM Blade

LT Blitz Degal

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LCM Chrome - 2014-06-11

LT Chrusos Ichthys

GN Coranel Both - 2016-03-08

LT Corran Maxwell

LCM Coyote

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-07

MAJ Crix Talra

CPT Crovax

COL Crsepe


LCM Curly

LC Curtis - 2004-06-17

GA Cyric

CPT Daar Skeloria - 2003-11-11


LC Daisuke Airyu

CPT Damon Kast

CPT Dan Jenkins

LC Daniel Kamprath

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-10

COL Dark Angel

LCM Dark Damian

LC DarkHawk

LCM Darkheart

AD Darksaber

CM DarkSith_99 - 2019-07-20

Darth Vader - 2003-03-30

MAJ David - 2003-08-20

GN Dax Corrin

LC Death

CM Deathlord

COL Deimos

CM Derek

VA Dolza - 2002-11-17

GN Doyon - 2003-01-15

LCM Drake Ven

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

CM Dukimar - 2003-10-10

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-04-22

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet - 2018-02-24

CPT Egg'Foo

CM El Guapo - 2005-03-01

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2019-06-24

LCM Emon

Enahropes Teriad Entar

CPT Eriond Kath'Razzit

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

CM Felagund

LCM Flagellant

SL Fondor

MAJ Frankie - 2003-05-10

LCM Freck

LCM Frederik Greyson Junior

LC Frey Gallandro

COL Gallows

COL Garik Hizad

LC Gen Es'mith

RA Genie - 2020-09-13

AD Gidda

GN Golbez Harvey - 2016-03-11

VA Gord Darkonian

MAJ Granite

CM Grzmot

COL Gyssler

MAJ Hermann

MAJ Hev Randrowan

LCM Hiram Tolwyn

FA Howlader - 2010-01-18

MAJ Hunter

LC Iceman

MAJ Jack Stone

CM Jade Falcon

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2024-01-03

CM Jan Schneider

CPT Jaster Sadista

LC Jesseb Skyrauch

COL Joerg

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Joran Dax

COL Josh Popelka

LT Jyris Felth

LCM Kadath L'Hoon

GN Kaisin Mirtez

VA Kane Reese - 2002-08-23

CPT Karrad Entar

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2005-06-14

SL Ketan-Shej

Khameir Sarin

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2003-08-29

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-24

SL Linoge

CPT Lito Rendal

COL Loor - 2003-03-30

COL Marc

CPT Marc Kendoran

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-08-10

LC Mark - 2002-09-07

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CPT Matu Vonnegut

Mayk Wolverine

CPT Menedas Haredem

CPT Michael Gutt

COL Mini Minkus

LCM Mithrandir

COL Mosh

LT Mynock

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

COL Neo Horn-Berkana

CM Nic Rety

CM Nicolas

LC Nile Rosenau

LCM Nir Fallas - 2003-11-23

MAJ Nuno - 2002-09-18

COL Nurel Turr

CPT Optimus

COL Osan'gar

CPT Paco

FA Pellaeon - 2002-09-13

HA Pete Mitchell - 3 times, last on 2018-02-27

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-25

VA Philo

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2018-02-25

HA Plif - 2 times, last on 2018-02-27

MAJ Powerslave - 2003-03-27

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton

LT Rage Beer - 2002-11-22

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

LT Raistlin Majere

COL Raith Sienar

LC Rando - 2018-02-27

LCM Ranger

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable - 2003-04-02

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-09-24

CM Renoshi Bespin - 2003-03-31

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Roulex - 2004-10-03

LT Ruin Doveria

CM Sabbath - 2002-12-02

MAJ Sarn Erec - 2003-03-28

GN Sasquatch

COL Scoser

LC Sequoh Marden

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-04-28

COL Sindar Naranek

GN Smitrock

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Strahd

HA Striker

LT Tail Vyast

AD Theodore

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LC Tiger - 2003-01-15

AD TK-2107

LCM TK-8148

FA Tomaas Montte - 2010-05-19

VA Toran Dan

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

MAJ Tuba - 2011-03-18

CPT Tvan'Oris

MAJ Tycho Atreides - 2003-02-01


CPT Vertigo

MAJ VinDoros

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-03-16

CPT Von Predator - 2004-11-21

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker

LT Willis

LCM Willis

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-01-21

CM Xanatos Screed

CM Yun

LCM Zbyl

CPT Zept Leeartic - 2003-03-30

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

COL Zippy Hawk

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar

==X WING ALLIANCE ADDON LEVEL=====================================
Title                    : Operation Moonbaker
Author                   : LCM Gord Darkonian ISD II Immortal
Address                  : Austria

Email Address            : darkwingvader@hotmail.com
Description              :  
It was rather cool in the cabin ,but that didnt bother me ,I was glad to get some sleep after that party .
I yawned satisfied as I jumped into my bunk ,pulling the blanket over my shoulder .
It was about the time I started dancing with the fairies in dreamland that i felt a sudden jerk tearing me from my dreams .The Immortal has gone to full speed preparing for an unscheduled hyperspace jump .
The rest of the sleep in my eyes was blown away as the alarm sirens started calling all personnel to battlestations.....                              


special thanks goes to:
LCM Shae Kitane of the Colossus for the inspiration (her choice of words :P )
CM Banger and MAJ Badlands for helping me solve the brieing-crashing-the-game issiue,
CM Spearhawk for play-testing the mission and his suggestions regarding timeline and more
and Col Dras Hempor for allowing me to use and modify his standard mission read me file for this mission and his guest role in the mission itself  (only on diff. Hard of course ;P )

Installation and play instructions : 

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.

           I provided the option to choose other equivelent crafts to the gunboat at the start of the mission
           for all those who for some reason or the other don't want to install the xwasfoil patch .
           For all the rest who want to expirience the mission as it was intended to be played , 
           I have added the necessary patch file.
           To install it make sure you have the xwa v2.02 installed and simply run the patchs exe.
           Start game with the Moonbaker pilot , and enjoy