XvT-TC 14: Orion Base Crisis

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 6
Release date: 2001-07-17
Last updated: 2009-02-22

LCM Latmac

Average rating 3.9
Reviews: 20
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 335
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

Was a pretty good set of missions overall, but the final mission was a very intense and epic fleet fight that definitely brought the battle to new heights. I liked the mix of craft (T/I, T/A, GUN) you got to fly as well as a choice in the last battle. Missions felt a bit easy until the final two, where it really felt like you were making a huge difference in the fight. One of the better battles I've played from the TIE Corps so far!

The missions are challenging and competently put together but lack in variety, so much of it is protecting allied capital ships.

My forty-fourth battle in the TIE Corps.

A very enjoyable series of missions, and challenging as well. You have to keep a close eye on your capital ships in some missions, as they suffer from lots of bombing runs by Y Wings. Very enjoyable though!

Not a bad set of missions set within this battle. Several missions involve heavy dogfighting, culminating in a final battle amongst an asteroid field which was quite cool. Would be very good as a co-op battle to fly. No bugs found

most missions are killing endless waves of enemy fighters. the last mission at least provides a nice scenery: a big fleet battle in an asteroid field.

This battle could have been so much better if its creator had done a bit more work on some of the finer details, including the orders of the capital ships. Having said that, there is a nice variation leading to a nice battle at the end. It is a shame I didn't have enough time on this TCIB to fly it proper. It is a 4, but could have easily been a 5.

This battle was very promising and with minor tweaks here and there it could become a golden classic. Very challenging at times, it has faulty capital ship orders, and many times the player will fly under a lot of stress for erratic behaviour of the other imperial units. Additionally, a reload craft is available only once, while the loadout section is mostly fixed. Besides that, this one will a hard time to anyone who wishes to complete it in the toughest level. It has it all, dogfighting, capship bombing and even escorting and space superiority in an unshielded space shoe, see the T/I.

Played it on hard and medium on some missions where it felt grindy after reflying several times.
Overall it was fun entertaining, here's what I don't like:
mission 2 STRKCs don't fire back they just hang there... so you get a Y-W park just next to it and blast it with lasers :/
Overall realism could be touched up a bit, but this is often a problem... an ISD would have support craft... 5th mission has ISD and VSD just hanging there with half a dozen T/Is while waves upon waves of Y-Ws shoot salvos of torpedoes.
Where are the support craft, where are the rest of the starfighter screens?
Why are enemies, like so often, kamikazes ... I'd prefer to be annoyed by them getting away than just grinding down cruisers with lasers... there are options to make them withdraw if critical damage is sustained to the hull... hell it would be more likely that the capital ship would withdraw from an offensive mission even if shields were about to fall...

Played on easy, novice player review

Missions 1-3, and 5 were very doable for a novice. missions 4 and 6 i had the most trouble with at first but got lucky after a few attempts.

mission 6 was by far the hardest but definitely the coolest. taking down multiple ships makes the whole battle worth it.

in mission 6 there were a few times where i would spawn and fly straight into the resupply ship without warning or facing away from the objective

I played on Easy. The storyline is good. You get to fly different ships and the missions are fairly varied. Pretty challenging at parts. The final mission is great, I love seeing epic battles between capital ships. Unfortunately, there are some negatives. The lack of warhead choice makes some missions unnecessarily tough. Having to kill multiple capital ships and only getting Torpedoes is rough. Some of the missions just devolve into 'kill endless waves of enemy starfighters'. Mission 3 gives you a Gunboat and makes you do recon and fight a bunch of A-Wings, when the previous two missions had you in a T/A. Give me the T/A for this mission, please! Overall, it was a decent mission with some high points and low points.

Pretty good. The reinforcements on the final level don't work, and a few Heavy Rockets instead of torpedoes would be nice. Otherwise a great battle. Check it out!

Very good batlle. Really challenging! Especially mission 2. Props to creator!

Great battle. I enjoyed very much!

I liked it. I found it challenging, however there was times I found myself facing the wrong direction at the start. I also found taking down large amounts of cap ships is challenging, but gets old. Good work though.

I loved it, great mission design. So you face the wrong way at the start on occasion, big deal. A great mix of escort, intercept, recon, and assault missions, and thats what makes this battle stand out. I hate playing battles where its the same mission over and over. I'd recommend this battle to anyone, very well made!

This battle kicked my butt! I thoroughly enjoyed it, but man was it hard (for me). I had to fly all missions on Easy just to make it through. Ack! Newbies beware... Anyway, good plot and a nice mix of objectives.

The battle is good but not great. The missions were well thought out and planned, but they were executed poorly in the mission creation phase. The construction is amateur. Simple things like starting orientation, waypoints, order tweaks, and so on. It's a good battle, and it's fun to play, but the little details always caught my eye. It could be better. Good "everyday" battle

Not the best I've ever played. It's never fun to ID things, like in Mission 3, and I HATE gunboats. Other than that, I guess it's ok.

Hmmmm, what can I say, EXCELLENT.

I though it was excellent in every aspect. Cool plot, big battles lots of dogfighting and tuff to blow up. Two thumbs up!

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 620,162 COL Brucmack
Mission 1: 87,300 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 92,880 LC Rando 2018-02-28
Mission 3: 113,830 COL Brucmack
Mission 4: 115,812 COL Brucmack
Mission 5: 104,880 COL Brucmack
Mission 6: 125,440 COL Brucmack

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 438,245 LC Rando 2018-02-28
2 319,475 MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana 2023-02-26
3 282,443 CM Benji Tandor 2023-02-15
4 275,298 COL Carl Lost 2002-11-17
5 270,500 GN Golbez Harvey 2019-11-29
6 268,466 AD Hav Antiel 2019-04-30
7 252,428 COL NiksaVel 2021-06-27
8 239,793 LC Rando 2020-09-26
9 232,566 RA Colo Delste 2023-02-27
10 230,674 LT Kedirak Sith 2003-04-08

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 304 pilots a total of 333 times.

COL Aardvark - 2021-06-30

GN Abel Malik

LCM Ache Nu - 2003-02-07

CPT Adam Szydlowski

MAJ Aft Skylek - 2003-06-13

LC Alec Qarni

SL Alejandro Araujo - 2 times, last on 2023-04-22

CPT Alexander Shrike - 2003-12-21

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 10 times, last on 2021-06-28

LC andr3 - 2021-09-03

COL Andrijas

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-01-30

CM Arcadius Calidus

CM Arcanix - 2003-08-21

COL Archangel

LC Archon - 2002-08-10

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-01-06

LCM Artur Knight - 2003-01-11

CPT Asen Starlancer - 2023-02-28

CPT Avantar

CM Ayudanter de la Clars - 2005-02-24

LC Azazel

VA Azazel Djo'Tarr

CPT Azrael

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-02-15

LT Bhaal - 2002-11-27

LC Big Poppa K - 2003-12-22

LCM Bizkit - 2004-12-15

LCM Black Knight

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LCM Blenheim

CPT Bodo Dent

MAJ Brat Stone

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

MAJ Bryan - 2004-07-15

MAJ Caltin Doros

COL Carl Lost - 2002-11-17

LCM Cho Leed

LC Choosh

LCM Chris

LC Chris Cox - 2002-08-31

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Cmr Brown

RA Colo Delste - 2 times, last on 2023-02-27

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed - 2004-06-28

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-09-14

GN Coranel Both - 2015-09-06

MAJ Coremy Jertese

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-20


CPT Cupcake - 2021-06-25

CPT Daar Skeloria - 2004-07-29

LC Daisuke Airyu

CPT Damarcus

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

COL Dark Angel

CPT DarkAlpha


RA Darklord - 2002-08-15

LT Darrik Vyn

Darth Vader

LT Dau Solari

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-07-25

GN Dax Corrin

CPT Deamon

LCM Demitri Zanquan

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis

LCM Dion Ellis

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris - 2002-09-05

COL Drak - 2003-03-25

LC Drake Jensen

COL Drako

LCM Drax Remlinger

CM Duken - 2002-08-23

CM Dukimar - 2003-12-10

LT Dumkopf - 2004-12-16

COL Duncan Idaho

GN Dunta Polo - 4 times, last on 2013-11-10

LCM Dupuy

CM Dvader

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet

Ekim Yellek

CM El Guapo - 2004-06-27

GN Elwood the Brave

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-12-06

COL EvilGrin - 2021-06-22

GN Exar Kit - 2003-07-08

CM Falcon

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

COL Gallows

Garet Jax

FA Gelton Torr

RA Genie - 2 times, last on 2021-10-31

CM Ghorg

LT Ghostrider

AD Gidda - 2003-12-11

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail

CM Gistenjunge

LCM Godo Nurok

GN Golbez Harvey - 2019-11-29

VA Grail SoulChaser

MAJ Granite

LCM Gruckn Rahn

COL Gyssler - 2003-08-21

LT H'Dey Omen

CM Haoyu

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2019-04-30

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-20

MAJ Hev Randrowan

LC Honsou - 2021-07-04

LCM Hubert - 2003-01-08

MAJ Hunter - 2002-08-16

CPT Hunterwolf - 2003-12-17

CPT Jan Pieter - 2003-12-17

LCM Jaorrus Morraus

LC Jason Hunter

LCM Jatz Crakker

MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2021-06-24

CPT Jayden Halcorr - 2023-02-22

AD Jedi Eclipse

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss

COL Jer Stryker

LT Jeremiah Quenzer

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LC Kadon Beir

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kalith Jaenus

MAJ Kalve Ryder - 2021-06-26

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-04-01

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-09-12

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-10-04

LT Kedirak Sith - 2003-04-08

MAJ Keiran

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-11-10

LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-01-22

FA Khadgar - 2003-02-18

Khameir Sarin

LT Kristoph

CM Kysar Xero - 2005-01-05

LT Lance Menu - 2003-09-26

CPT Lanidet Tobri - 2003-08-31

COL Lenvik - 2005-01-23

LCM Leon Mehoff

CPT Leslaw

COL Loor - 2002-11-23

LCM Luca Fett - 2003-03-14

CPT Mace

CPT Machinari - 2003-07-25

CPT Mad Max

CPT Maiko Spince

COL Malidir - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marcus Arelius

MAJ Marcus Caine

CPT Marenac

GN Mark Schueler - 2017-06-19

LT Marl Von-Stokenbak - 2002-08-08

LCM Marlin

GN Master - 2009-05-20

Mayk Wolverine - 2003-04-22

CM Miackus

MAJ Michael

CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-05-09

COL Moagim Daar - 2004-12-30

LT Mord Gladdian - 2003-10-31

MAJ Morgoth - 2021-06-21

COL Mouse Droid

LCM Muskrat

LT Nick

CM Nicolas - 2002-12-20

COL Nightmare

COL NiksaVel - 2021-06-27

LC Nile Rosenau

CM Nova Discordia - 2022-07-30

COL Nurel Turr - 2003-01-02

CM Odin Strongheart - 2024-06-28

CPT Optimus - 2003-01-08

CPT Panaka

CM Patrick Blastfire

CPT Paul


FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-05-02

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-31

COL Phantom

LC Phoenix Man

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda - 3 times, last on 2021-06-29

HA Plif - 2 times, last on 2023-03-16

MAJ Ponda Jarret

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Quicksilver

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-26

LC randyrumrnr - 2021-10-19

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Rayn - 2004-06-29

MAJ RedTaz

Rekio Corsair

LCM Relsien

CPT Rexal Qel

LCM Rez Chaser - 2005-02-01

CPT Ric Gravin

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CPT Rogue

LT Rosh Nyine - 2024-06-09

LT Rowland - 2005-03-25

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-08-20

CPT S 4patas - 2004-06-29

CM Sabbath - 2003-01-12

LC Savageaz - 2003-01-31

LC Scuslem - 2004-10-23

LT Sevrian - 2005-02-16

COL Shae Kitane

CM Shinobi - 2004-09-03

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2021-06-21

Siterath Goersase - 2002-08-18

LC SkyShadow - 2021-06-10

LC Solohan50 - 2 times, last on 2023-02-26

LC Spade - 2004-07-14

FA StarLion

LC Steve Strangelove

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2021-07-05

LT Tac Balon - 2016-01-25

CPT Talas

COL Talons Pryde - 2021-06-18

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-06-10

COL TheBlackxRanger - 3 times, last on 2023-02-28

CM Thomas Solo

LC Thorn

CPT Tiamat - 2003-11-02

LCM Timpa Sloan

LC Tissaya Argat - 2002-08-17

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686

LT TK-7195

COL TK-7764 - 2002-08-05

LT TK-9111

CM TK-9780 - 2002-11-17

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv - 2 times, last on 2023-02-16

AD Troutrooper

MAJ Tuba - 2011-06-17

LC Turr Phennir - 2003-03-03

CPT Tvan'Oris

LT Ty Seerlan - 2023-03-11

CM Tycho Celchu - 2002-12-17

LCM Tyrian - 2009-02-08

CM Ultima

LT Vailon Verel - 2003-07-16

CM Valin Drago - 2004-01-02

LCM Valjean - 2003-08-21

LT Valkyrie

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros - 2002-11-19

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-04-21

CPT Von Predator

LT Voss

COL Wes Janson

COL Westric Davalorn - 2023-03-14

GN Wil Striker

FA Winters - 2003-11-29

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-02-26

MAJ Wondra

COL Woobee

MAJ Wreckage - 2021-06-27

CM Xanatos Screed

CPT Xanthos Deia

LT Xeno

CPT Xura Verr

CM Ygor Mantis

CM Yukito - 2003-02-01

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk - 2003-01-03

CM Zack Amberam

LT Zantor - 2004-10-17

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

LCM Zhil - 2002-08-22

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-05-17

Battle Name: Orion Base Crisis
Creator: LT Latmac

Required patches

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

Incoming message from Orion Base Moderator:
	Greetings Command Staff and Pilots of the Emperor's Hammer.
	I send this messsage due to an impending threat just outside
	this Imperial sector. As you might know, Orion Base has long
	been the only base guarding the Kelmo V sector. For years it
	has but it might not for much longer. Our scanners and outposts
	detect a large Rebel armada gathering outside the sector. 
	Normally we have a substantial fleet around the base but 
	since activity has been at a record low here, our equipment and
	ships have been relocated to the Delta Base, the more modern 
	defense base in the area. Apparently, the Rebels have caught on to that 
	and plan to take advantage. I ask, not for myself, but for the
	safety of this Imperial sector, for reinforcements. Delta Base
	does not have the time to send backup. Please help Orion Base
	before it is too late.
End of message.

Reply to Orion Base by EH Command Staff:
	In accepting responsibilty for your defense, Orion Base, the EH
	will place Brutal Squadron as your primary fighter squadron.
	Those pilots will perform the operations required to resupply 
	the base and fight against the Rebel Invasion Force. However,
	we will take time to consider if the seriousness of this threat
	is real enough to send in capital ship assistance. Until then,
	use Brutal Squadron as your primary defense.
End of reply.


Corrections: LC Marcin Szydlowski/Crusader Squadron