XWA-TC 12: Imperium Deception

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 6
Release date: 2000-11-26
Last updated: 2003-09-09

LC Jeffery Domm

Average rating 2.6
Reviews: 22
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 468
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



I found the story to be lackluster and the missions bland. But they are fast to run




The plot for this battle was actually pretty original. The missions were... fine, except the last two were a bit confusing as to what you're supposed to do at the end. In any case it was a very quick and easy battle.

LC andr3



For this battle you literally do not have to do anything - on easy at least. In all six missions you can just wait it out, do nothing and watch your wingmen perform the mission goals. I guess that's how it is supposed to feel to fly for the overly mighty empire.

COL TheBlackxRanger



I wasnt sure what to do in the second to last mission, i had to restart at one point because one of the ships did not want to be captured. the final mission was a cake walk, just wait until the transport shows up and poof. gone

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy with cheats. This battle has some cool things going for it, but ultimately it's a bit of a let down. My biggest gripe about a lot of these older XWA battles is that the mission objectives are ridiculously unclear. There's multiple hyperspace points and it's never clear where you need to go. The mission objectives are the same way. The storyline is cool, but it doesn't make up for these failings.

COL Phalk Sturm



This battle has some solid ingredients. Well developed briefings and text. However the missions are definitely boring always flying the same T/A with no warheads in a kill'em all frenzy sometimes 1 vs 15, which can be fun the first time, but after 3 times of the same medicine, it bittered the experience. Repeating the same thing over and over again can kill a battle, even with good planning and technical development.

AD Stryker



A reasonably enjoyable battle with a solid plot and flying one of my favourite fighters in the game, the TIE Advanced. That said, some of the missions didn't really require me to participate, which makes this four (really three point five) stars as high as I can go.

AD Hav Antiel



I agree with the latest reviews that this battle has an interesting plot and solid briefings. I got lost in some of the missions with the number of hyperspace locations and no clear in-flight messages. That was used to good effect in Mission 3 where you get updates while you wait to hyper to a new location to 'help' the rebels, but it just confused me in the last three missions.

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



This battle has an interesting plot, that is true and it's a huge benefit of it. Technical execution is a different story, however. Mission balance flops around like a flag on windy day. Missions 1 and 2 have overwhelming allied force. Mission 3... Well it can be done in an easy way but if you want to linger around get some score this is a wrist breaking creation of a madman! I think I spent half a day on this one alone, sheesh! As for problems targetting the ship you are supposed to nuke in the last mission, please remember the 'O' key which targets your nearest mission onbjective. Once again, it's a good story but 'meh' for flying it.

RA Genie



Briefing and debriefing, along with the overall storyline get 5/5. Where this battle begins to crumble is the combination of the chaotic missions in the later stages and the in-flight messages not helping. XWA is flawed. It is very easy to get lost during the battle. Mission creators should have that in mind. This could have been one heck of a battle, but there were times when I was not sure I was even doing the right thing. I like the storyline and the battle itself overall. Perhaps it's because I am just not used to XWA just yet. The last mission in particular, it took me a while to be sure of what I needed to do. Kept circling through all the targets (mostly ejected pilots) to find the craft I was meant to destroy. Design and concept excellent. Execution could have been better

CM Wodi Untok



I enjoyed this one - good story, fun mission concepts.

COL Deimos



Updated battle is quite nice - there are no crashes now. Thanks!

CM TK-9780



The story line for the battle contained some really good ideas, just the actual flying aspect of the missions was poorly executed. Sorry but there are far too many negative points to list.

COL TK-7764



Some capital ships are indestucable. That is annoying. I spent a lot of times trying to destory certain ships only to find out that they could not be destroyed.

CPT Crix Madine



This is one of the best battles I've flown. I could have used missles in a mission or two though...otherwise it kicked arse

MAJ Erryc Lasitter



...This was a great battle...I experienced no crashes, I liked the combat, and the storyline was above average! Can we see a follow-up to this?

HA Striker



Now corrected (again >:P), the battle should be quite enjoyable.

MAJ Murkrow Defender



It was a good battle with a good story line(though I find it hard to belive that a military group that can maintain an SSSD can't get enough missiles) The reason I'm giving it a 3 is that in mission 5 you need to wait along side a ship for almost 10 mins beofre it is captured and you are given the Hyper-B out of the area and that is EXTREMLY anoing:<

CM Primeous



Well, the plot was good, as others have said. The missions and briefings were the problem. The briefings were rather light on mission specifics and there were no clues once you got in-mission, so there were several places where I just had to guess at what I was supposed to do without really being sure. There were many semi-minor things that were really annoying, like in the last missions where you jump to the pirate base and then have to sit there for several minutes before the Imperium forces jump in. I was totally confused, because the briefing claims you're supposed to go with the pirate forces to attack the Imperium prison convoy and then escort them back, when instead you sit at the pirate base while they go attack the convoy on their own and then get followed back. I came very close to ending the mission and trying it again because I thought the hyperbuoy to the convoy was bugged or something. Also invul capital ships in some missions and ones that just sat there while you killed them in others were annoying. This battle shows a lot of promise, the plot is good, but the mechanics are still extremely buggy and confusing.

LCM Apophix



I dont know why all the whining about bugs i quite enjoyed this was a easy battle with good story nice JOB creator

LC Archon



Okay, I'll start with the one good thing. I enjoyed the storyline. If this battle was a fiction only, it would be very enjoyable. Unfortunately, flaws in the battle kill it. 1. The T/A is NOT a super fighter! You can't throw the pilot in a T/A against dozens of shielded enemy fighters and expect him to survive! This is especially apparent in the last mission, where you fly an X/W against many more fighters. 2. Well, the big bugs are being fixed, but still...they should have been picked up in play testing BEFORE submitting to the TAC office (was there play testing at all??) 3. Don't have the enemy the same color as friendlies (red, missions 4+5). It makes it impossible to tell the difference on radar, and that just annoys the pilot. In conclusion, not a good battle, and thats a shame because it could have been great, considering the storyline.

CM Fallen Angel



mission 3, no need to explain just one word "Chrash" :o( .missions should not be hard to fly due to design problems, thats why this battle gets a 0

Battle Bug Reports

GN Dunta Polo


Throughout: Two EH Dreadnaughts have identical names (Luster).

Mission 1: The EH capital ships stand still and do absolutely nothing, even when fired upon (with the exception of the ISDs Tallus\\Dark Reign, and the VSD Halycon, who only fire on the ISD Judictor). The enemy capital ships do not fire on EH capital ships.

Mission 3: The reinforcement Rebel starships sit stationary and do nothing even when fired upon. Their mission waypoints suggest they are to patrol around the base and fire on all EH craft in range.

Mission 4: The Rebel starships at the missile base area sit stationary and do nothing even when fired upon (this is because their intended order was moved to slot 2, leaving their initial orders blank). VSD Halycon sits stationary and does nothing even when fired upon. None of the Rebel craft attack the base stations, which makes no sense in the context of the plot.

Mission 5: When the EH fleet reaches the convoy region, only the ISD Tallus actively attacks the convoy escort. CRV Purple Flame and the second Dreadnaught Luster have no further orders whatsoever, and sit dead in space ignoring any attacks on them. Imperium STRKC Robarge does not actively protect the area around itself and only returns fire.

Mission 6: It is not immediately apparent that you are supposed to meet the prisoner transport near the pirate base (an appropriate in-flight message could resolve this). Several FGs of the pirate starfighters have orders that cause them to leave the battle area early. CRCK Percy does not defend itself when fired upon.

High Scores

Battle Total: 87,302 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 1: 15,795 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 2: 10,269 LCM Gregor MacDonald
Mission 3: 32,737 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-09-22
Mission 4: 13,724 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 5: 18,120 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 6: 6,090 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 46,940 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-09-22
2 45,712 COL Deimos 2004-08-19
3 38,682 LCM Gregor MacDonald 2003-10-18
4 28,604 VA Philo 2003-04-26
5 28,128 LC Rando 2018-03-30
6 27,039 COL Drak 2004-10-06
7 25,810 LT Eifel 2004-11-09
8 23,788 LCM Talon Virgilio 2003-08-07
9 23,745 COL Phantom 2003-01-13
10 23,497 LT Zacarias 2003-06-17

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 446 pilots a total of 466 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

MAJ Ace Fighter - 2003-10-11

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Achim Schwarick

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

COL Aeishline Strathaven

MAJ Aeolus

LC Alec Qarni

CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-09-02

CPT Alexander Shrike

CPT Alimet

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 9 times, last on 2021-04-30

LC andr3 - 2021-10-15

LCM Andrey Ivanovich

COL Andrijas - 2003-10-26

CM Andros Rok - 2002-08-13

GN Andrzej Mezynski - 2003-05-27

COL Angel - 2004-10-01

CPT Angel Love Saris

CM Anthonius

AD Apophis Kuma

LCM Apophix

COL Archangel - 2003-06-23

LC Archon

CPT Ard Royber - 2009-08-25

LCM Aregon

CM Aresis Lothorekith - 2003-02-07

LCM Aris Haben

CM Armagon - 2002-08-21

COL Arso Slyth

AD Arthak Rhade

LCM Artur Knight

MAJ Artyis - 2002-09-11

MAJ Aurelius Erasmus - 2003-10-31

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CM Banger

LCM Beignet - 2003-10-24

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2004-09-28

LCM Big Daddy - 2003-03-10

LC Big Poppa K - 2004-05-30

LCM Bill Tar

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-17

LCM Black Crusader

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

MAJ Bobxavi

LT Bombaj

CM Bonzo - 2002-08-22

LCM BoroKnight

MAJ Brat Stone

CM Brenn Tantor

GN Brian - 2005-03-30

LC Brin Chaser

LCM Brunon von Doom - 2003-04-15

COL BubbaX

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-11

LT Calista FairBright - 2003-11-16

MAJ Calvin Senzin

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-18

LC Choosh - 2002-11-26

LC Chris Cox - 2003-05-02

LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-31

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Claus Shteiner

LCM Coblentz

LT Cole Archer - 2004-06-18

SA Compton - 2004-10-09

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-11

CM Conjre

FA Conker Blackwood - 2003-09-29

GN Coranel Both

MAJ Cray Mikalen

LCM CrimsonAngel

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-01-28

CPT Crix Madine

MAJ Crix Talra

COL Crsepe


LC Curtis


LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

LT Damon Spears - 2003-01-09

HA Daniel Bonini

LC Daniel Kamprath

MAJ Daniel Klivian

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-02

COL Dark Angel

LCM Dark Damian

LC DarkHawk

LCM Darkheart

RA Darklord - 2002-09-08

AD Darksaber

CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-04-19

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar - 2003-01-14

LCM Daurathi Ghost - 2003-07-20

COL Dave

COL Davi Anthol - 2002-08-14

GN Dax Corrin

COL Deimos - 2004-08-19

MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-02-18

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan - 2003-11-19

MAJ Devin Taralis

CM Dierdre Varn - 2003-06-06

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris - 2004-10-01

VA Dolza - 2003-05-23

CPT Draiff Stryker - 2003-05-29

COL Drak - 2004-10-06

LC Drake Jensen

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Drefan - 2004-10-26

LCM Dufar Jabar

LCM Dufar Jabar

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-07-06

LCM Durakon Staely - 2002-08-19

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-09-22

LT Egzekutor - 2003-08-27

LT Eifel - 2004-11-09

Ekim Yellek

GN Elwood the Brave - 4 times, last on 2020-04-24

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-19

CM Eric

LT Eridanus - 2004-09-23

CPT Eriond Kath'Razzit - 2003-05-25

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-03-20

GN Exar Kit


LCM Executor

LT Eykkwe

LCM Ezop

CM Fahrer - 2004-12-11

CM Falcon - 2003-01-28

CPT Fallien Skull - 2003-11-27

CM Favdaukar - 2020-11-14

CM Felagund

LCM Flagellant

MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-25

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-15

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

LCM Fung - 2002-11-03

CM Furious George

COL Garik Hizad

LT Garik Tage

FA Gelton Torr - 2004-10-01

LC Gen Es'mith - 2004-10-09

RA Genie - 2020-09-06

LCM Geraacka

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2004-09-25

LC Girth Snail

CM Gistenjunge - 2002-11-25

LCM Gold Leader

MAJ Granite - 2005-05-18

LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-18

CPT Grimlock - 2003-01-08

LCM Gruckn Rahn

LCM Guardian Angel - 2002-12-08

COL Gyssler

LCM Halk Knight - 2009-11-23

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-25

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

MAJ Hev Randrowan

FA Howlader - 2010-01-17

MAJ Hunter

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-08-12


LCM Ice Man

LC Iceman

LT Illandian Hunt - 2003-04-06

COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2004-10-09

MAJ Jack Stone

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-10-10

CM Jamiek

CM Jan Schneider

LC Janich

GN Jarek La’an - 2003-05-25

LCM Jari

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista - 2003-08-04

LC Jdf1984

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss - 2002-12-04

LC Jeffery Domm

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-07

ACO JetMech - 2021-08-27

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

COL Jon Doyle-Strathaven - 2003-07-15

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-12-08

COL Josh Popelka

COL Justin - 2003-02-10

GN Kaerner

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kakihara - 2003-05-17

MAJ Kalve Ryder

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

LCM Kash Kadan

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-08

LC Kayle Bayron - 2005-02-08

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-03-15

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-12-11

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-03-25

VA Keldorn Cochrane

Keller - 2002-11-20

LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-03-19

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LC Kodiak Kereban

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

CPT Krayt

LT Lance Menu - 2003-04-07

CM Lars Klemm

LCM Lazyleesblood - 2003-06-10

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-08

CPT Leslaw

LCM LightFighter

SL Linoge

CPT Lito Rendal

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-16

VA Locke Setzer

COL Loor

CPT Mace

CPT Machinari

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-03-29

MAJ Malik

CPT Marc Kendoran - 2005-02-07

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marcus Aurellis

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-09-22

LT Marick Winter - 2005-05-24

LC Mark

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CM Matthew Weeks - 2004-08-10

LT Mav Walker - 2005-02-13

CPT Maw'la

LT Maxwell - 2003-06-03

LCM Mayk Drazzic - 2002-12-15

Mayk Wolverine

LCM Meyan Ravenus

CPT Michael Gutt

COL Mini Minkus - 2003-03-01

LCM Mithrandir

COL Mordred

COL Mosh - 2002-11-16

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

LCM Naar Treib - 2003-04-11

CPT Nakata

LT Nancy - 2003-03-01

LCM Narnil

LCM Nathaniel Tremayne - 2002-12-27

MAJ Neko Nuwen - 2003-05-14

CM Nicolas

LC Nile Rosenau

MAJ Nuno - 2003-05-22

COL Nurel Turr

LT Nurgas Hui - 2003-06-24

RA Nutrientman

CPT Optimus

CPT Paco

CM Pat Dowling


FA Pellaeon

Per-Aa Damar N`Eshathi - 2003-02-21

HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2020-09-13

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-10-28

COL Phantom - 2003-01-13

LT Philledume

VA Philo - 2003-04-26

LC Phoenix Man

MAJ Picard

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

HA Plif - 2015-04-24

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-29

CPT Predator

CM Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Psyko Prefect - 2003-07-10

CPT Quicksilver

LC Quincy Nelson

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar - 2004-09-17

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

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-04

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak - 2003-05-31

LT Raziel Narshay

LCM Razor

CPT Red Fox - 2002-11-18

MAJ RedTaz

COL Rei Ayanami

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-11-28

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 - 2002-08-31

CPT Saar

CM Sabbath

CM Saber

LC Saeul Trigue

LCM Sam Booker - 2002-11-29

LC Savageaz - 2004-06-16

CM Schitzo

COL Scoser

CPT Serge Broskopf

COL Shae Kitane - 2002-11-16

MAJ Shakur

LCM Shandar Dastin

LCM Shark - 2005-05-20

LT Shikai

GN Sickman

LC SkyShadow - 2021-05-18

LCM Soj Kiram - 2004-06-16

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-07

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

LC Spade

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

VA Starrett - 2002-09-17

CM Steve Sunrider - 2003-04-18

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-25

COL Stuart

LT Swerg - 2003-06-22

LCM Swerg

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LCM Syntax

VA Talek Pter Dei

LCM Talon Virgilio - 2003-08-07

LT Taurnil Veers - 2003-08-17

LCM Tetragon

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

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LC Thom Zack

LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-07-29

CM Thomas Solo

LC Thorn - 2002-08-18

CPT Tim - 2002-08-24

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686 - 2002-09-01

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148

CM TK-9780

COL Todbringer

LC Tolbr - 2003-12-23

FA Tomaas Montte

VA Toran Dan

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

MAJ Tuba - 2010-08-30

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Tyanis Slyth

MAJ Tycho Atreides

LC Tygra Shadowclaw

LT Tyrael Elfhelm

LCM Tyrian

CPT Ulath - 2003-03-07

CM Var Zoraan - 2002-12-27

CPT Vengeance

CM Verigos

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper

CM Virus

LCM Vissan - 2003-01-23

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-01

CPT Vladimir Corax

CPT Von Predator - 2004-06-18

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-14

CM Vortoq

CPT Werdna Elbee

COL Wes Janson - 2003-01-21

GN Wil Striker

CM Wodi Untok - 2020-09-06

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-09-17

MAJ Wondra

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-02-01

CPT Xander Drax - 2002-09-08

CPT Xanthos Deia

CPT Xura Verr

LCM Yilana - 2002-12-29

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-06-17

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 2 times, last on 2020-09-16

CM Zekk Thyne

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

LT Zeth Talturus - 2005-02-24

LCM Zev Lolet

COL Zippy Hawk

LT Zoltar

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

README File for X-Wing Alliance Battle "Imperium Deception"

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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