XWA-TC 20: The Tug Menace

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 4
Release date: 2001-11-10
Last updated: 2012-11-02

HA Striker

Average rating: 4
Reviews: 23
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 240
Patches used
  • Astatine-class Tug

  • Battle Medal:
    Gold Tug Cross

    Golden Tug 2002: best original plotline of 2001,best humoristic plotline of 2001

    Battle Reviews

    LCM Jagged Fell III



    I did not get the love for this mission. I ended up just turning on invulnerability and just working to get through it.

    LC Solohan50



    I played on Easy with cheats. I know folks around here have fond memories of the tug missions but I've always hated them and this isn't an exception. Most of the missions boil down to 'fly to this hyperspace point...if you don't get rammed to death first'. The only positive thing I have to say is that the last mission has a cool premise - capture a tug factory and then use the tugs to rain destruction on your enemies. Other than that, tugs are completely not fun to play against and require stupid, annoying gameplay to beat.

    LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



    I suppose I will have to stand out of the crowd and say this battle was pretty... Crap. I can't report this as a bug, but this was a repeating issue for me and it might be for others too. If you have XWA HD mod installed make sure you lower the resolution for mission 1. It was always crashing for me at around 4:00-4:30 minute mark. All other missions work fine with the HD resolution. As for the review itself.. Mission one features a zerg of tugs that you don't really have to shoot down in order to complete. However, you probably have to if you want to get any score above 0 as deaths of the blue force stations count as... Your friendly kills. Even if you do not fire a silngle shot in the mission at all. Given each clean TUG kill gives you 75 points then looking at Bonini's HS for mission 1 and assuming my math is correct there are at least 1512 tugs in that mission. Good luck wasting your lifetime trying to shoot them all down! In mission two, it's much harder to get in fight with the TUGs since T/A has a lower power output. You cannot outrun the tugs and charge your lasers at the same time as you could do in mission 1. During like fourth of fifth attemt to get some decent score I just grew bored of it and decided to pass this battle with a minimum effort. In mission 3 we learn that former Dean of IWATS has a Natalie Portman fetish. Was this knowledge necessary? It just made the plot even more goofy and worse. In mission 4 you can get some dogfight done, probably worth most to go after the B-Wings. All in all, that's a battle probably not worth the effort to fly.

    AD Hav Antiel



    This battle is incredible. I have many memories from flying TIE Corps battles, but none are as indelible as a mass of TUGS flying at me. The missions were fun, funny, and challenging, and I had a blast following the plot.

    LCM Germ



    I'll never think of tugs the same. If you're going to fly one mission, let this be it

    LT Stryker



    I'm going to have nightmares about TUGs for weeks now... *Goes to bed and closes eyes* "Tugtugtugtugtugtugtug" Argh!

    MAJ Aft Skylek



    "TUGS are everywhere!!!" OMG this battle is so fun and enjoyable ... not to mention hilarious. I want a kamikazee Tug armada sooooo bad! Took me a while to get the third mission to run (had a problem with getting the patch to install) but I got it eventually and it was well worth the trouble.

    Brilliant battle, the tugs are a bit of a pain to kill though. the ast tug is one of the greatest ships i have ever flown

    GN Master



    Updated. If your still having problems with mission one before you fly remove XWAUP and turn down the graphic settings. Besides that, its one of the best in the Compendium.

    MAJ Ace Fighter



    I can't even get to the battle cuz it keeps crashing during the breifing.

    LCM Danel



    Well, a little tedious, long and good maybe to practice Gun training with small and fast targets. Not risks to be destroyed, maybe with another craft like Tie Fighter the mission can be more challenge.Tie Defender is out of place here;speed is the last parameter in consideration for shooting the targets in this Battle. Also,few creativity.

    COL Beef



    This is an amazing battle. I didn't think it was funny, just fun. The tugs were very creative. I never realized how dangerous they could be! :P And that made the missions unique and a blast to fly. The other great thing about this battle is that it had a decent plot. It wasn't just a showcase of weird tug behavior, but there was a good story to explain everything. Great work.

    COL Vladet Xavier



    This is an amazing battle, simply put. The plotline is hilarious enough to fly it, let alone see dozens and dozens of Tugs crashing into ships and platforms. If you have to fly one battle, make it this one. You will not regret it.

    SL A.J "Tainer" Brown



    OMG! I still have nightmares about those Tugs!

    LC Dolsar Saris



    Absloutely amazing!! and hillarious to boot!! Great plotline, good action, and the tugs are definately challenging. If you are looking for a good, interesting battle with loads of laughs, play this one!!

    CM Furious George



    This tug fetish scares me...

    COL Rau Aznable



    Very impressive, the most original battle ever! And the Astatine class Tug is a great dogfighter. You can go head-om with any rebel fighter, because you're so small that no fighter can hit you! I hope someday someone makes a sequel... maybe with special tugs the size of Capital ships or something :P

    CPT CTXclr



    I've been seeing tugs in my sleep! And the Ast-class Tug is quite fun to fly. Excellent work!

    COL Torres



    This has got to be the craziest battle I've come across in the 4-odd years in the EH. I probably spent more time groaning out of disbelief then I did laughing at the tugs. A must if anyone wants to the see the crazy side of the tugs

    LT Aegnor Sindar



    HEHEHEH, remind menever to agree to play anything involving tugs again. I've never seen so many tugs at once! Classic battle that was hilarious as well as fun(if you like tugs). If you don't, then you'd best avoid this battle if you wish to retain your sanity.

    CPT Alexander Shrike



    Bravo! Wonderful! Marvellous! This is the funniest XWA-TC I've flown yet. My compliments to the designer of the Astantine-Class Tug! Great little ship. Now off to hunt more tugs...

    COL Fenn Logan



    Clap. Clap. Clap, clap. Clap, clap, clap. Clapclapclapclap....

    Very good mission! The only mission i have ever laughed out loud in

    Battle Bug Reports

    There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

    High Scores

    Battle Total: 123,268 HA Daniel Bonini
    Mission 1: 113,357 HA Daniel Bonini
    Mission 2: 13,185 LC Tygra Shadowclaw
    Mission 3: 7,871 COL Vladet Xavier
    Mission 4: 6,948 HA Daniel Bonini

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 123,268 HA Daniel Bonini 2009-04-11
    2 112,547 LC Brin Chaser 2003-10-08
    3 103,409 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-03-13
    4 37,256 LC Argon Viper 2003-10-17
    5 34,977 COL Gyssler 2003-10-08
    6 29,627 COL Vladet Xavier 2003-03-19
    7 23,414 LC Tygra Shadowclaw 2003-09-17
    8 17,970 HA Pete Mitchell 2003-05-28
    9 13,337 LT Kaek 2003-06-28
    10 10,659 FA Marcin Szydlowski 2002-11-11

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 234 pilots a total of 238 times.

    CM A. G. Snijglau

    GN Abel Malik

    MAJ Ace

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    LC Ace Hobbes

    MAJ Aeolus

    MAJ Aft Skylek

    LC Alec Qarni

    CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-09-14

    CPT Alexi Stukov

    LT Allco

    CPT Alsdyr - 2003-10-23

    LCM Altar

    HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2014-08-31

    CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-30

    LCM Andrey Ivanovich

    GN Andrzej Mezynski

    COL Angel

    LT Anson Darkrider - 2002-08-06

    COL Archangel - 2004-12-11

    LC Archon

    LC Argon Viper - 2003-10-17

    CM Arlins Scabo - 2003-10-17

    COL Arso Slyth


    Autoris Maximus

    CPT Avantar

    LC Azazel

    COL Beef

    LCM Beignet - 2003-08-24

    LC Big Poppa K

    CM Blade

    CM Brenn Tantor

    LC Brin Chaser - 2003-10-08

    LC Choosh - 2003-01-15

    LC Chris Cox - 2003-11-16

    LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-16

    CPT Con Selar - 2002-11-24

    SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-12

    FA Conker Blackwood

    MAJ Cray Mikalen

    COL CrimsonFury - 2003-02-02

    COL Crsepe

    CPT CTXclr

    LCM CyberShadow - 2002-08-10

    LC Daisuke Airyu

    CM Dakar Romson

    HA Daniel Bonini - 2009-04-11

    AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

    CM Daniel Russell - 2004-09-05

    LCM Dargor - 2004-07-21

    COL Dark Angel - 2004-09-13

    LC DarkHawk

    AD Darksaber

    CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-10-26

    LT Darrik Vyn

    Darth Vader - 2003-03-01

    COL Davi Anthol - 2002-11-24

    GN Dax Corrin

    CPT Derek Dan - 2002-08-27

    CM Dierdre Varn - 2003-07-20

    COL Dirty Vader

    LC Dolsar Saris - 2002-08-21

    GN Doyon - 2002-08-28

    CPT Draiff Stryker

    COL Drak

    LC Drake Jensen

    LCM Drax Remlinger

    LCM Dufar Jabar - 2003-01-12

    COL E. Tarkin

    LT Edward De'Galeon

    LT Eifel

    Enahropes Teriad Entar

    GN Exar Kit - 2002-11-26

    CPT EXE - 2005-05-15

    LCM Ezop

    CM Fahrer - 2004-12-16

    COL Fenn Logan

    MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-28

    LC Frey Gallandro

    HA Frodo March

    FA Gelton Torr

    LCM Germ - 2020-05-17

    CM Ghorg - 2005-01-27

    AD Gidda

    GN Gilad Pelleaon

    FA Giovanni Palermo

    LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-10

    CM Gistenjunge - 2 times, last on 2009-12-29

    LCM Gold Leader

    CPT Goose

    VA Gord Darkonian

    MAJ Granite - 2004-06-16

    LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-24

    CPT Grimlock

    LCM Gruckn Rahn

    CM Grzmot

    LCM Guardian Angel

    COL Gyssler - 2003-10-08

    LCM Halk Knight - 2009-12-29

    AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-28

    MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-15

    MAJ Hev Randrowan

    FA Howlader - 2009-10-28

    CM Hox Reek

    CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-01-06

    MAJ Jack Stone

    LCM Jagged Fell III - 2023-10-14

    LCM Jari - 2005-01-12

    LCM Jasio

    CM Jason Dehner

    COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-21

    MAJ Johann Glorick

    CPT John Clark

    AD Justin Stryker

    LT Kaek - 2003-06-28

    SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

    VA Kane Reese - 2003-08-06

    LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-11

    LC Kayle Bayron - 2005-02-08

    MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-12-17

    MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-11-10

    VA Keldorn Cochrane

    Keller - 2003-04-15

    LC Kenath Zoron - 2005-01-12

    SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-01-22

    Khameir Sarin

    MAJ Koriel

    LCM KramCola - 2003-10-10

    CPT Krayt

    LT Kweeky

    LT Lance Menu - 2003-04-10

    COL Lenvik

    LCM LightFighter

    SL Linoge - 2003-02-05

    COL Loor

    CPT Machinari

    FA Marcin Szydlowski - 2002-11-11

    LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-11-11

    LC Mark - 2002-09-06

    GN Mark Schueler

    GN Master

    LCM Mibri

    MAJ Michael

    LCM Mithrandir

    LT Moorindal

    COL Mosh - 2003-04-28

    MAJ Murkrow Defender

    CPT Nakata

    LCM Narnil

    CM Nicolas

    COL Nightmare - 2002-11-30

    MAJ Nuno - 2004-07-02

    RA Nutrientman - 2014-08-30

    LCM Nylan - 2014-07-22

    CPT Optimus

    CPT Paco

    HA Pete Mitchell - 2003-05-28

    LT Philledume

    VA Philo

    LCM Pi Stryker - 2003-04-23

    FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2018-10-24

    HA Plif - 2014-04-10

    MAJ Powerslave - 2003-02-22

    MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-27

    CPT Predator

    CM Predator

    MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

    CPT Quicksilver

    LT Rabbit - 2004-09-23

    COL Raith Sienar - 2004-09-17

    GN Rancorous

    AD Ranthier Khaen

    COL Rau Aznable

    CM Ray Lazzak - 2003-03-05

    LCM Razor

    VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-09-18

    LCM Relsien

    MAJ RichyV - 2009-10-19

    CPT Roger

    COL RogueWing

    MAJ Roth Jalis

    MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-06-26

    CM Sabbath - 2003-02-18

    CM Saber

    LC Saeul Trigue

    LC Savageaz - 2004-06-05

    CPT Serge Broskopf

    COL Shae Kitane - 2003-02-05

    LT Shikai

    LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-08

    CPT Soontir Fel

    CPT Soontir Fel

    CM Spearhawk

    LC Strahd

    HA Striker

    CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

    CPT Three Winged Turkey

    LC Tissaya Argat - 2002-11-18

    AD TK-2107

    COL TK-7764 - 2002-12-29

    LCM TK-8148

    CM TK-9780 - 2002-08-29

    COL Todbringer - 2003-11-01

    LC Tolbr - 2003-09-24

    COL Torres

    MAJ Tuba - 2010-08-30

    CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-07-07

    MAJ Tycho Atreides

    LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-09-17

    LCM Tyrian

    CPT Vertigo

    MAJ VinDoros

    CPT Viper - 2002-08-09

    LCM Vissan - 2003-04-11

    COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-03-19

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    FA Von Reinthaler - 2003-01-02

    CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-11

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    CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-03-13

    CPT Xander Drax - 2002-11-22

    CPT Xanthos Deia

    LT Xeno

    CM Xeraan Rhazzazor - 2003-01-05

    LCM Yilana - 2003-01-02

    MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

    SL Zekk Terrik - 2020-01-13

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    			    XWA-TC Battle 20 - The Tug Menace
    		       by Fleet Admiral Striker (striker@tiecorps.org)
    Title: The Tug Menace
    Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance (XWA)
    Missions: 4
    Medal: Gold Tug Cross
    Author: TAC-PROF/FA Striker/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (striker@tiecorps.org) (TC PIN #420)
    This battle is dedicated to IWATS and DEAN/HA Astatine. No Tug has been harmed during
    the making of this battle.
    Due to the seer amount of craft in mission one the mission may crash. If this happens turn down the XWA graphic settings.
    This will allow you to play the mission. Afterwards dont forget to turn them back up ;) 
    Installation 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. 
    - Install the Astatine-class Tug patch (available at http://sco.tiecorps.org)
    - Copy the mission files (*.tie) in your XWA/Missions directory as well as the 
    mission.lst and email.txt files
    - Copy the fronttxt.txt file and the pilot file included (*.plt) into your 
    XWA directory, use it to play the battle. 
    - Copy the squad5.cbm and squad6.cbm files into your XWA/Frontres/Tour directory
    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.
    - This battle uses difficulty levels. If you have problems with a mission, 
    there is no shame using the easy or medium difficulty level...
    - Look at your mails, you may receive some fresh news...
    Summary of Files:
    -> /XWA/Missions
    -> /XWA/Missions
    -> /XWA/Frontres/Tour
    Not far away from the Heir System, in a civilian spaceport...
    Like every single day, Sentar Kalif, chief of security of the Tarrak spaceport, was having a 
    break with his team in the cantina at 11am, local time. Whatever could say the spaceport doctor 
    about some drinking problem he may have, nobody would prevent him from doing his morning break.
    "Some drinks of chalquila per day can't hurt" he thought while ordering the bartender another 
    shot of the precious alcohol. Suddenly, the little alarm attached to his wrist began to vibrate. 
    "Bah, another pirate attack, hurry up to the command center guys !"
    When entering the command center, Kalif asked the new recruit you let in charge of the command 
    while going to the cantina: "What's going on, young boy ? It'd better be important to prevent 
    me from taking my mornin' break !"
    "Sir ! We've got multiple unidentified echo radars on our screens !"
    "How many ?"
    "Sir ! The screen is full of them !!!"
    Kalif looked on the screen.
    "Indeed... they look small... bigger than missiles... not as big as fighters... what the hell 
    it is ??"
    A strange feeling went over him as a disturbing idea came to his mind.
    "No, it can't be... can't we get a view on these things ?"
    "One minute, Sir..."
    After a few seconds, a direct view of the incoming targets was displayed on the screen.
    "!!!... After all, I may have a drink problem...."
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