XWA-TC 15: Nasty Surprise

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 4
Release date: 2001-06-08
Last updated: 2003-09-09

COL RogueWing

Average rating 2.2
Reviews: 17
Bug reports: 3
Times completed: 373
Patches used: None

Pink Lollipop 2002: worst XWA battle of 2001

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



I would have given this a 4 if it wasn't for the orders of the GUNs after they disable the station. See my bug report for the issue.




A so-so battle. I felt the terrible reviews were a little too harsh. There were some good ideas with the plot and mission objectives, but overall it ended up being unremarkable. It was a very fast battle at least.

LC andr3



Very good quick battle with a good story idea. Your fellow flight group defects to the rebels. The rebel base they fled to needs to be destroyed as well as the pirates that supported them and the pilots need to be captured.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy with cheats. Most everything I have to say pertains to items besides the mission design. The mission design was just so-so. It was interesting and weird to fly a Y-Wing here, but the missions are so-so. I'm also a kid at heart and seeing the names of the Pirate ships was kinda funny. Other than that, this battle was pretty unremarkable.

COL Phalk Sturm



A good solid battle for the hardcore fans of the T/A. It's nothing out of the ordinary, the briefings are succint yet acceptable, and the story is simple. Go out there in your T/A and kill'em all. Nothing fancy, nothing challenging, just shooting and shooting. Not the best in the Compendium, but one that is worth flying.

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



It was an okay battle really. From technical or design persepctive there's nothing bad about it really. It sports four relatively short missions of tactical approach which I favor. The selection of craft to fly was interesting too. The TIE-Booster does seem like a cheaper replacement for a TIE-Advanced. It has the same speed, half its guns and terrible power management! It's also used in a mission where if you want to have a solid score you need to spend roughly 50+ minutes on, even if primary goals can be completed in just a few. I did not expect to fly an Y-Wing though, still not sure why we got one. But it's bearable to do so. The story is okay but like some previous comments state, it has an immature apprach with ship names and/or cargo. If it was treated tad more seriously it would certainly boost the rating from me! Still, it's not a bad battle to fly.

AD Hav Antiel



This battle had several signs of an immature designer. 'Captain Stupid' was the cargo of one craft (although that might have been a decoy), and like Lo Mar said in his review, the interesting premise was dropped after two missions.

LCM Lo Mar



Started with an interesting premise, the hunt for and tracking down of a traitorous squadron. If they had stuck here it probably would've been a great narrative, but they easily got lost and went into other things and split focus. Mission design was only solidly ok too. I don't think it was bad, but it's not one I'd recommend beyond RtF or points either.

LCM Beignet



I can't understand how the last mission could be possible without a beam weapon to give a little more speed to that crappy Y-W. And I hate to have to flee because 8 XWs are chasing me and no more allies to help

CPT Serge Broskopf



I have to concede with most of the others who already posted a review. Mission 3 has the already mentioned bugs (Anyone planning on changing the GUNs' orders from 'attack targets' to 'disable targets' instead?), and although your IFF is supposed to be changed and you're flying a Y/W, the rebels simply attack you. There wasn't much to the story either. The reason why I gave it one point is, because I was able to play through the battle without XwA crashing.

LC Azazel



There is bug on 3rd mision i think , the platform after diseble is being destroyed by your own crafts ..unable to complete

HA Striker



Well, the (corrected) battle is quite ok I think... concerning mission 3, don't forget you can tell your wingmen to ignore a target by hitting Shift+I.

MAJ Murkrow Defender



Grrrrrrr! This battle was so anoying!!! Why did I hate it you might ask? Well first of all I HATE the Y/W, your "allies" kill the mission critical craft, I hate teh Y/W, there is no way you should be stuck in a mission being shot at by gunships and a Golan battle stationin a TIE with no back up and only 2 misiles and oh yeah did I meantion I lothe teh Y/W! If we need to disable a ship give us a T/D! the IFF dosn't help you if you are shooting at them and in a T/D at least you can RUN! I was going 45k/h for god sakes! I hate reble fighters!

LT Maxwell von Opel



This battle was horrible. it was very buggy. For example the recon mission.... in the mission where you are supposed to disable the tau squadron, the damn AI kills them instead...

COL RogueWing



Well, it was the very FIRST battle I made, so it isn't as good as some of my later ones. Other than the one bug, it is OK. I give it a 3 just because you get to pilot a wide variety of craft in it.

MAJ Blair Vallyn



Excellent first mission. Mission 3 was HORRIBLE. Yes, I love to fly Y-wings. Especially when there are superior fighters all over the place. I also love it when craft that are supposed to be disabled are killed by the impudence of the AI I am flying with. Greeeeeeaaaaaaaat mission.

LC Gen Es'mith



Pretty Good battle, I had the same problem with the M/FRG being destroyed, so I ran through the Rebel sector first.

Battle Bug Reports

CM Jagged Fell III


Mission 3: The Gunships are ordered to attack all other rebels once the station is disabled, but they miss a lot and their missile barrages often hit the station, destroying it. Destroy all fighters and capitol ships prior to disabling the station if at all possible, otherwise you just have to hope that the GUN missiles don't hit the station when they start attacking the fighters.

Mission 4: Tractor Beam is in the menu twice.

HA Anahorn Dempsey


Added: the ISD in M3 has starfighter orders

HA Anahorn Dempsey


M3: the FUNs destroy the Golan, T/A Ghost destroys XW Tau, both failing the mission. Orders needs changing. That, and the GSPs *didn't* get away...

High Scores

Battle Total: 43,130 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 6,505 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 17,341 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 9,880 COL Deimos
Mission 4: 9,404 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 33,212 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-10-10
2 23,164 LC Rando 2019-12-31
3 22,213 LCM Josef Hassan 2004-10-02
4 21,687 LC Tygra Shadowclaw 2003-08-14
5 15,785 MAJ Artyis 2002-11-18
6 14,596 VA Philo 2002-11-17
7 10,651 CM TK-9780 2002-08-25
8 10,228 MAJ Tuba 2010-08-30
9 10,079 LT Zacarias 2003-06-17
10 10,069 GN Dunta Polo 2009-07-03

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 355 pilots a total of 371 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

MAJ Ace Fighter - 2003-11-19

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

COL Aeishline Strathaven

MAJ Aeolus

LC Alec Qarni

CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-09-03

CPT Alexander Shrike

LCM Alhana Creed

CPT Alimet

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 8 times, last on 2021-05-03

LC andr3 - 2021-10-16

LCM Andre Parafonte

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-09-01

LCM Andrey Ivanovich

COL Andrijas

CM Andros Rok - 2002-11-26

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2002-12-06

COL Archangel - 2003-06-04

LC Archon

CM Argos Staneth

COL Arso Slyth

AD Arthak Rhade

LCM Artur Knight

MAJ Artyis - 2002-11-18

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CM Banger

LCM Beignet - 2003-11-07

LCM Big Daddy - 2003-03-20

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-16

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LCM Bobecc

MAJ Bobxavi

CM Bonzo - 2002-08-22

MAJ Brat Stone

CM Brenn Tantor

LC Brin Chaser

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-11

MAJ Calvin Senzin

LCM Carl Starr

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-18

LC Choosh - 2002-11-27

LC Chris Cox - 2003-01-07

LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-31

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-12

FA Conker Blackwood

GN Coranel Both

MAJ Cray Mikalen

LCM CrimsonAngel

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-18

MAJ Crix Talra

COL Crsepe


LC Curtis - 2002-09-01


CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

LT Damon Spears - 2003-01-09

HA Daniel Bonini

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-17

COL Dark Angel


AD Darksaber

CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-09-01

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar - 2003-01-18

LCM Daurathi Ghost - 2003-07-29

COL Davi Anthol

GN Dax Corrin

COL Deimos

MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-02-18

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

CM Dierdre Varn

VA Dolza

COL Drak

LC Drake Jensen

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar

LCM Dufar Jabar

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-07-03

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet

LT Eifel

Ekim Yellek

CM El Guapo - 2005-03-01

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2015-08-20

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-20

LT Eridanus - 2004-10-01

CPT Eriond Kath'Razzit

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-01-27

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-03-28

GN Exar Kit - 2002-11-19


LCM Executor

LT Eykkwe

LCM Ezop

CM Fahrer - 2004-12-13

CM Falcon - 2003-01-31

COL Fenn Logan

LCM Flagellant

MAJ Flelm - 2014-09-30

MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-26

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-15

CM Frenzy Lekvoda - 2003-06-23

LC Frey Gallandro

CM Furious George

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

LCM Geraacka

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2004-09-08

LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-06

LCM Gold Leader

MAJ Granite - 2005-05-18

LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-17

CPT Grimlock - 2003-01-07

LCM Gruckn Rahn

COL Gyssler

LCM Halk Knight - 2009-11-28

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-25

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

MAJ Hev Randrowan

FA Howlader - 2010-01-17

CM Hox Reek

MAJ Hunter


LCM Ice Man

LT Illandian Hunt - 2003-04-07

CM Jagged Fell III - 2023-10-12

CM Jan Schneider - 2003-02-06

VA Jan Wemmel

LC Janich

GN Jarek La’an - 2005-01-30

LCM Jari

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

LC Jdf1984

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-07

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-10-02

GN Kaisin Mirtez

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 - 2023-02-24

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-10-29

LT Keiran Halcyon

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-05-13

VA Keldorn Cochrane


LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-03-19

Khameir Sarin

LC Kodiak Kereban

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

LT Lance Menu

LCM Lazyleesblood - 2003-06-19

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-09

LCM LightFighter

SL Linoge

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-17

VA Locke Setzer - 2003-06-13

COL Loor

CPT Machinari

MAJ Malik

CPT Marc Kendoran

FA Marcin Szydlowski

MAJ Marcus Caine

LCM Marek Jaros

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-10-10

LC Mark

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CM Matthew Weeks - 2 times, last on 2013-09-02

CPT Matu Vonnegut

CPT Maw'la

LT Maxwell - 2003-06-03

LT Maxwell von Opel

Mayk Wolverine - 2002-08-09

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

CM Michael K Starburst

LCM Mithrandir

COL Mordred

COL Mosh - 2002-11-16

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

LCM Naar Treib - 2003-05-17

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

CM Nick Chi'Cath

CM Nicolas

LC Nile Rosenau

MAJ Nuno

LT Ocih Weogi

CPT Optimus

CPT Paco


FA Pellaeon

Per-Aa Damar N`Eshathi - 2003-05-08

HA Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-10-29

COL Phantom - 2003-01-15

LT Philledume

VA Philo - 2002-11-17

LC Phoenix Man

LCM Pi Stryker - 2003-05-06

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2020-09-05

HA Plif - 2015-05-02

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-02-08

CPT Predator

CM Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Quicksilver

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar

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

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-05

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

CPT Red Fox - 2002-11-18

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2005-01-27

CM Renoshi Bespin

CPT Rexal Qel

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

MAJ RichyV - 2009-10-07

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

LCM Rollins

MAJ Roth Jalis

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath

CPT Saadam

CM Saber

LC Saeul Trigue

LC Savageaz - 2004-06-05

CM Schitzo

CPT Serge Broskopf

COL Shae Kitane - 2002-12-23

MAJ Shakur

LCM Shandar Dastin

LCM Shark - 2004-07-24

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-06

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

LC Spade

CM Spearhawk

VA Starrett - 2002-09-03

Steele Brightsaber

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Strahd

HA Striker

COL Stuart

LT Swerg - 2003-06-20

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LT Tail Vyast

LCM Talon Virgilio

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-07-09

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

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LC Thom Zack

LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-08-07

CM Thomas Solo - 2003-01-06

LC Thorn - 2002-08-18

CPT Three Winged Turkey

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686 - 2002-09-09

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148

CM TK-9780 - 2002-08-25

COL Todbringer

LC Tolbr - 2003-09-28

LCM Tom O'deevs - 2010-04-30

FA Tomaas Montte

VA Toran Dan

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

MAJ Tuba - 2010-08-30

CPT Turel - 2021-04-08

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

MAJ Tycho Atreides

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-08-14

LT Tyrael Elfhelm

LCM Tyrian

CPT Ulath - 2003-03-18

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper

CM Virus

LCM Vissan - 2003-10-03

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-03

CPT Von Predator

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-14

CM Vortoq

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker - 2003-01-01

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

COL Woobee - 2003-01-21

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-02-01

CPT Xander Drax - 2002-09-08

CPT Xanthos Deia

LT Xeno

LCM Yilana - 2003-01-02

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-06-17

LCM Zbyl

CM Zekk Thyne

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

LCM Zev Lolet

COL Zippy Hawk

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Title: Nasty Surprise
Missions: 4
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance
Author: FL/LCM RogueWing/Ghost 2-1/Wing XI/ISD Immortal

Things you will need to do to play this mission properly.

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.

5. Back up your shiplist in the XWingAlliance directory and replace it with this one. 
   (It allows you to fly the TIE Experimental M5)

Good luck and have fun!