TIE-TC 62: Taco Wars

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 1996-10-16
Last updated: 2003-09-10


Average rating 1.2
Reviews: 13
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 265
Patches used: None
Medal of Sustanence
Battle Medal:
Medal of Sustanence

Battle Reviews

how in the world did the creator get this battle approved with one of the squadrons being called "Retard" squadron. That and some glaring IFF issues should get this battle some more love to make better.

I don't understand the obsession with Taco Bell.
Battle is ok, mission three and five are hard.
Has a few issues that need addressing.

So I've played this battle after reading the reviews, and I thought it couldn't be that bad. It's basically an advertisement for Taco Bell, and since I ate only one time at that fast-food, I don't really get the hype around it. Anyway, the battle itself is not so badly made, and it's kinda fun actually. Until mission 5. It's stupid, and you can see the maker did not test it before submitting it. It's just broken, and ruins the battle itself. I understand that we want to offer many battles to our members, but that's one battle that should be removed, or at least reworked. It's just bad and I've wasted already too much time playing and reviewing it.

I HATE humorous battles.

In mission one VSD isntead SSSD
Missions 1 and 2 are tooe asy on hard
missions 3 and 5 are too hard on hard and mission 5 is impossible to finish on hard
Enemy dont have enemy IFF
Craft often dont have mothership to return
Plot is bad.

2 points

Harmfull when played,

One of this battles that shouldn't have been released by the TAC office the way it is... Missions 3 and 5 are near impossible, mission 5 you wonder what the hell to do. Your VSD Sovereign (believe it or not)always gets destroyed. The frigate has some kind of crash on it, and rams it. If you destroy the frigate, you fail the mission because it goes into hyperspace once it shields are down. Then when you go for some help in "Any special instructions?", the creator gives you a wise ass comment "What are you? Some rebel lover?!" Wow now that was funny, that's really gonna help me complete your crap, insane mission.

I'll give it a three, because mission 5 is really hard on Hard level. Otherwise the plot was really dumb, but mission 5 is worth trying. I had tried it at least 50 times before I succeeded because of the collision course of FRG Shamu and the VSD.

Didn't enjoy this one too much, it was *very* hard to complete, mostly because you had to hunt for the enemy by using the next/previous ship keys. Also any enemy ship you killed showed up on the 'Lost ships' list!

In the later missions making the 'Taco' forces enemies so they show up with 'Select Nearest Enemy' would be nice. Battle was a lame attempt to be humorous...

Not to bad - some refinement with Orders and other conditions (Waypoints) would greatly improve this battle.

the first mission was ok, but the bottom dropped out after that. the last mission was absolutely insane.

I can forgive a lot of flaws for a sense of humour. Not every battle has to be "the end of the EH if you fail"... Try Spam Wars (103?) for a better executed humourous battle.

Terribly designed battle with no briefings. This is the worst one I've flown. All this over and above the low brow plotline.

Battle Bug Reports

GN Master


Enemy sometimes doesn't have Enemy IFF (Mission 4, Mission 5)
Check orders and waypoints for FRG Shamu and M/CRV Rebel Scum. FRG will crash into VSD. CRVs crash into each other or VSD.
FRG will not appear on easy making mission unwinnable as mission critical YW do not then appear.
Mission 5 very difficult.

High Scores

Battle Total: 362,631 CPT Night Grue
Mission 1: 45,605 CM Gandalf
Mission 2: 68,996 GN Andrzej Mezynski
Mission 3: 60,756 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 4: 186,826 CM Gandalf
Mission 5: 84,540 COL Callista

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 347,942 CM Gandalf 2003-01-05
2 342,514 CPT Night Grue 2003-01-02
3 285,877 LC Curtis 2002-11-30
4 204,185 LC Repulsor 2003-01-01
5 197,048 GN Doyon 2021-04-20
6 187,414 AD Impulse 2012-10-18
7 136,291 LC andr3 2022-03-31
8 134,439 COL Dirty Vader 2004-07-20
9 116,667 CPT Firzam Coldsteel 2005-01-07
10 109,403 MAJ Powerslave 2003-07-19

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 246 pilots a total of 262 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik - 2005-03-10

COL Absolut Vodka


LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus - 2003-03-16

CM Agace

LC Alec Qarni

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 8 times, last on 2021-06-19

LC andr3 - 2022-03-31

LT Andreev Anton

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2004-12-15

LC Ardeth Mordor

CM Argyle Ironfist

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2004-07-13

AD Arthak Rhade

CM Arti

CPT Atmos Myremod - 2003-02-16

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CPT Badger

CPT Badlan - 2002-09-06

CPT Banshee

COL Bilbo

CM Blade

LC Brandon

CPT Bret K'thraz

LCM Brian Klem

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar - 2005-01-06

MAJ Bryan - 2004-07-02

COL Calias

COL Callista

MAJ Caltin Doros

COL Carl Lost

LCM Charlie X - 2020-04-29

LCM Clarg Zethman - 2005-05-22

SA Compton

Corran Force

SL Corran Horn

COL CrimsonFury - 2005-02-10

LC Curtis - 2002-11-30

MAJ Da'emon Narshay

COL Dan Malaktos - 2003-02-28

HA Daniel Bonini

MAJ Daniel Klivian


AD Darksaber

LT DarkSnake - 2002-11-16

Darth Vader

COL Dave

CPT Dave Darklighter

GN Dax Corrin

CM Death Knight

MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-05-12

CPT Demon Yoda

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis - 2003-01-31

LC Diaboli - 2005-04-15

CM Dirk Logan - 2003-06-30

COL Dirty Vader - 2004-07-20

MAJ Dodger

GN Doyon - 2021-04-20

LC Drake Jensen - 2002-08-19

COL Drako

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2002-11-20

CM Dread

COL Duncan Idaho

CM Elvaron Starfire

GN Elwood the Brave - 4 times, last on 2019-08-31

COL EmpReach

MAJ Eugene

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-05-16


LT Fieldmarshall

COL Fireclaw

CPT Firzam Coldsteel - 2005-01-07

LC Florian

LC Freelancer

LC Frey Gallandro - 2003-03-01

HA Frodo March - 2 times, last on 2014-06-29

COL Gallows

CM Gandalf - 2003-01-05

LC Gen Es'mith

AD Gidda - 2003-01-12

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2009-03-14

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-29

COL Gyssler

COL Hades

LC Harkonnen

AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2018-06-08

AD Havoc

COL Hawkins

LCM Hawky

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-02-20

MAJ Hev Randrowan

MAJ Hunter

AD Impulse - 2012-10-18

VA Indaro Gallia

COL Ixion Deathbringer


GN Jarek La’an - 2021-02-22

MAJ Javelin

CPT Jens Vigsted

FA Jorddyn

MAJ Kalve Ryder

VA Kane Reese - 2002-08-31

CPT Kaneda Pellail

SA Kawolski

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-03-23

VA Keldorn Cochrane

LC Kenath Zoron

FA Kessler

FA Khadgar - 2003-01-25

AD Khaine

COL Killraven

LC Kodiak Kereban

CPT Kou Taiki

FA Kramer

CM Kratas

CPT Krayt - 2003-08-24

VA Ky Terrak - 2003-05-09

CM Lafeber

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan


COL Loor - 2002-09-06

CPT Mace

MAJ Mairin Astoris


COL Marc

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

COL Marconius

GN Mark Schueler - 2011-02-23

GN Master - 2023-03-26

MAJ Mawy

LCM Maximillian

LC Menacer

MAJ Michael

LC Michael Emrys - 2002-12-21

LCM Micheal Perry

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mobiles

LC Monaghan

CPT Morth

CPT Night Grue - 2003-01-02

COL Nightmare

CM Nightwolf

LC Nile Rosenau


MAJ Nolij - 2014-06-22

VA Oldham

LCM Pain_then_Death

CPT Panaka

COL Pavel


FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-04-23

COL Phalk Sturm

VA Philo

CPT Phoenix

AD Phoenix Berkana

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2014-06-03

COL Piett

HA Plif - 2014-11-26

MAJ Powerslave - 2003-07-19

CPT Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

CPT Quicksilver

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen

CPT Raptor

LT Raven Arestar

LCM Razor - 2002-11-17


AD Reaper

LC Repulsor - 2003-01-01

GN Ric Hunter

COL Ricardo

LCM Rinuchu Stealth

CPT Rogue

CPT Saadam

MAJ Sanj

VA Sarok

LC Savageaz - 2003-07-17

COL Scoser

COL Shae Kitane

MAJ Shakur

SL Snake

CPT Soontir Fel

FA StarLion

CPT Steele

LC Strahd - 2003-03-11

HA Striker

COL Stuart

COL Styles

COL Tad Taliesin

LCM Tarrafal

LC Thaas Pobyn

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2022-03-09

CPT Tiamat

COL Tiberius

LC Tissaya Argat

CM TK-9780 - 2005-05-14

COL Todbringer

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

COL Undo

MAJ Veers

CPT Veers

SL Vexan

MAJ VinDoros - 2003-06-05

CPT Viper - 2004-06-09

FA Viper Pred

CPT Von Predator - 2004-06-12

FA Von Reinthaler - 2004-09-09

CPT Vuffi Raa

CPT Wap Eal

CPT Wedge

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

COL William Waffennass

LCM Wilq Fastclaw

VA Wlodek

COL Wolly

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-05-18

COL Wysseri Arestar

CM Xalin

CM Yarik Kelve

COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-20

CM Zlachmyr

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Required patches
* none

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle