XWA-TC 21: Ast's Story

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 4
Release date: 2001-11-10
Last updated: 2003-09-09

COL Fenn Logan

Average rating 3.0
Reviews: 26
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 399
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Medal of Craziness

Golden Tug 2002: best character in a battle of 2001: HA Astatine

Battle Reviews

I really enjoyed the story, even if it wasn't big and grand and I had no idea who any of them were but it was a fun, silly story. I don't love unshielded T/F so the VERY minimal dogfighting was good. Very quick set of missions

I liked these set of missions, i flew this part of hammer tour of duty and with cheats. The missions were designed well with no issues or bugs.

I played on Easy. This battle is pretty unremarkable. Most of the missions are ridiculously easy and mission 2 just has you inspect things without being attacked. Maybe it's better on higher difficulties.

Four missions in which you fly a stock-model TIE Fighter. The missions are about as simple as the TIE. Not terrible, but not particularly interesting. Very quick in any case.

whoops. that was ist? surprisingly quick battle. I guess it is nice to fly regular old TIE Fighter again now and then. and that about covers it.

There's nothing wrong with a nice simple battle, but if the player had a hyperspace capable ship instead of a TIE Fighter this could basically be a single free mission. Wouldn't recommend this for comps but it's some nice quick missions.

The fastest and easiest battle I've flown so far in XWA. Though it can turn interesting, as sinking a Corellian Gunship with an unshielded T/F can turn into a nightmare. Luckily its a bonus and not part of the mission. Express fun and easy 4 fchg points.

This battle is a collection of quick, simple missions in a TIE/ln. They remind me of the training missions in TIE Fighter, and that's a good thing. SPOILER ALERT: I'm not sure why the old EH was so fond of cookie jokes, but that's the case here. The silly, poorly-aging plot doesn't detract from the missions, which are fun in the shield-less TIE.

I think at the time these in-joke kind of stories are probably good, but they do not age well. The story was pretty nonsensical, and the briefings are kind of low effort. On the flip side, the missions themselves are pretty quick and simple, so at least that's good.

funny battle quite easy though

Very funny e-mails and storylines. I think the spirit of Astatine was captured quite remarkably ;). Yes, the missions are easy, but what do you think an unshielded TIE can take? You want to assault CRS with that? No, such missions would be much more frustrating. Basic battle with quick FCHG points, but quite enjoyable. Great work!

As missions go, this one has a great sense of humour. I liked it and found myself loving the TIE fighter all over again.

The amusing storyline and chance to fly TIE Fighters for once create excellent potential for a great battle. Unfortunately, a blundering attempt at mission design leaves the player between extremely bored and extremely frustrated. In mission two, don't even bother turning on your guns, you don't fire a single shot. And in mission 4, get your invulnerability ready, since you'll be taking on a Corellian gunship, by yourself, in a TIE Fighter. To make matters even worse, if you lose two of your pitiful AI T/Fs: mission failed. Gunships are probably THE most dangerous anti-fighter capships in the game, yet AI TIE Fighters are expected to survive against this onslaught. Read the fiction, but skip the battle.

awful..don't do this unless you are ordered to..and even then have second thoughts..

Last mission was pretty funny(Especially trying to avoid Gunship's lasers) But I think the whole battle is far too easy :-(

Quite nice difference after flying T/D and T/A fully equipped. But T/F with Bulk Freighter and HA? And all seems to be a bit too simple in plot.

A decent battle. The missions were way too easy though.

A little on the short side, which is where the 4 comes from. The ending was funny and it wasn't a very difficult battle.

A rather poor effort on the part of the battle creator. The missions were short and seemingly pointless, virtually no briefing, and you fly a T/F. Somehow, I think a High Admiral would take a little more precaution than 4 cadets in T/Fs and a frieghter. Only reson it didn't get a 0 is becuase it was bug-free.

This is a cute little battle that made me laugh, and for that I recommend it. This isn't much of a test of piloting abilities, but that's okay, there's plenty of other battles around that are. This is a nice change from the 'save the galaxy in your lone super-duper indestructible advanced TIE Whooshie!' idea.

Alright mission, consistant throughout which is a plus. Best part was the final debriefing though :)

Well put together (imagine, all that for a box of cookies) :) Missions weren't that exciting though.

Nice story, funny at times, T/fighter is not the best of combat craft, what's next a Tug?

a petty good battle the one thing that did annoy me was that there was no sheild. but apart from that i like it :-)

A story-oriented battle ! If you're looking for intense action, hundreds of fighters to destroy, this one is not for you. But if you're looking for a funny story, you will like this short one. BTW, read the commander's briefing (the text ones) before looking at the animated one.

Um...well...It didn't crash...I guess that's a plus. But seriously. It's well put together, I guess it's kind of funny, and it throws you into some situations that are quite a challenge. EXTREMELY VAGUE briefings...like...they don't tell you anything at all..but I guess that adds to the plot... Oh well, flyable. I'd recommend it.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 11,227 AD Gidda
Mission 1: 1,160 MAJ Johann Glorick
Mission 2: 6,560 AD Gidda
Mission 3: 1,732 COL Rau Aznable
Mission 4: 2,920 LCM Gold Leader

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 11,227 AD Gidda 2002-09-12
2 10,659 COL Deimos 2002-08-07
3 9,401 CM Orion Diamante 2002-11-26
4 9,223 LCM Josef Hassan 2004-12-15
5 8,012 AD Ranthier Khaen 2003-02-01
6 7,797 LT Eifel 2004-12-09
7 7,750 LT Zacarias 2003-05-25
8 6,869 CM DarkSith_99 2018-06-12
9 6,170 MAJ RichyV 2009-10-13
10 5,498 CPT EXE 2005-05-17

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 376 pilots a total of 396 times.

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

LT Adam

AD Adren Silvori

MAJ Aeolus

LC Alec Qarni

CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-09-04

CPT Alexander Shrike

CPT Alexi Stukov

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2015-11-19

LC andr3 - 2021-11-10

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-13

LCM Andrey Ivanovich

CM Andros Rok - 2002-11-26

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2002-12-14

CPT Angel Love Saris

LT Anson Darkrider

COL Archangel - 2004-12-27

LC Archon

CM Aresis Lothorekith - 2003-02-09

LCM Aris Haben

CM Armagon - 2002-11-26

COL Arso Slyth

LCM Artur Knight

MAJ Artyis - 2002-10-28

MAJ Aurelius Erasmus

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

LCM Bail Antilles - 2003-01-13

LCM Beignet - 2003-11-17

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2003-10-13

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-16

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LCM Blenheim

LCM Bobecc

MAJ Bobxavi

LC Brandon - 2003-09-08

MAJ Brat Stone

CPT Braxus - 2002-08-18

CM Brenn Tantor

LC Brin Chaser

COL BubbaX

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-15

COL Carl Lost

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LCM Cat Carlo

LC Choosh - 2002-12-15

LC Chris Cox - 2003-10-31

LT Chris Pape - 2009-09-07

LT Cole Archer - 2004-07-30

RA Colo Delste - 2021-04-24

CPT Con Selar - 2002-11-24

SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-17

CM Conjre

FA Conker Blackwood

GN Coranel Both

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-18

CPT Crix Madine

COL Crsepe


LCM CyberShadow - 2002-08-09

CPT Daar Skeloria - 2002-09-02

LC Daisuke Airyu - 2003-12-18

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

HA Daniel Bonini - 2009-04-17

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

CM Daniel Russell - 2005-06-09

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-21

COL Dark Angel - 2004-09-13

LT Dark Iceman - 2002-10-21


LC DarkHawk

AD Darksaber

CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-06-12

Darth Vader

COL Davi Anthol

GN Dax Corrin

COL Deimos - 2002-08-07

MAJ Delak Krennel

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

CM Dierdre Varn - 2003-07-20

VA Dolza - 2003-01-12

GN Doyon - 2003-01-15

CPT Draiff Stryker - 2003-08-06

COL Drak - 2002-12-29

LC Drake Jensen

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Drefan - 2004-10-21

LCM Dufar Jabar

CPT Dujhod

GN Dunta Polo - 2011-02-23

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet - 2005-01-18

LT Eifel - 2004-12-09

GN Elwood the Brave - 6 times, last on 2024-05-15

Enahropes Teriad Entar

CM Eric

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-04-12

GN Exar Kit - 2002-09-12

CPT EXE - 2005-05-17

LCM Executor

CM Fahrer - 2004-12-16

CPT Fallien Skull - 2003-11-28

LT Fenix Cochrane - 2003-01-29

COL Fenn Logan

COL Flint Darkstar

MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-28

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-16

CM Frenzy Lekvoda - 2003-07-17

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

CM Furious George - 2002-08-08

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

LCM Geraacka

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda - 2002-09-12

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-05

CM Gistenjunge - 2009-10-22

LCM Gold Leader

CPT Goose - 2003-01-21

MAJ Granite - 2005-05-18

LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-24

CPT Grimlock

LCM Gruckn Rahn

LCM Guardian Angel

COL Gyssler

LCM Halk Knight - 2009-11-29

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-28

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-13

MAJ Hev Randrowan

FA Howlader - 2010-01-17

CM Hox Reek

MAJ Hunter

LT Iblis Ginjo


LCM Ice Man - 2005-02-23

LT Illandian Hunt - 2003-04-24

MAJ Jack Stone

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2 times, last on 2024-05-30

CM Jan Schneider - 2003-03-03

VA Jan Wemmel

LC Janich

GN Jarek La’an - 2005-04-04

LCM Jari

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jdf1984

COL Jer Stryker - 2002-11-29

COL Joey C - 2003-01-14

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

COL Jon Doyle-Strathaven

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-12-15

LCM Jrai - 2002-09-01

COL Justin - 2002-11-26

CPT Kael Malahk - 2003-03-02

GN Kaisin Mirtez

MAJ Kalve Ryder

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese - 2004-12-23

CPT Karrad Entar

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-12

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-03-16

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-11-18

LT Keiran Halcyon

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-07-02

VA Keldorn Cochrane

CM Kell


LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej

Khameir Sarin

LC Kodiak Kereban

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

CPT Krayt

LT Lance Menu - 2003-04-10

MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-06-27

LT Lara Nostril

LCM Lazyleesblood - 2003-06-27

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-12

LCM LightFighter

SL Linoge

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-17

VA Locke Setzer

COL Loor

CPT Machinari

MAJ Malik

CPT Marc Kendoran

FA Marcin Szydlowski

MAJ Marcus Caine

LC Mark - 2002-09-07

GN Mark Schueler

GN Master

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

CPT Maw'la

Mayk Wolverine - 2002-08-09

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

LCM Mithrandir

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mordred

MAJ Morgoth - 2021-04-23

COL Mosh

COL Mouse Droid - 2004-12-28

LCM Mrowaksu - 2024-05-25

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

LCM Naar Treib - 2003-05-17

CPT Nakata

LT Nancy - 2003-02-28

LCM Narnil

MAJ Neko Nuwen - 2003-04-02

CM Nicolas

COL Nightmare - 2002-11-23

LC Nile Rosenau

CPT Ninj Prefect

CM noWedge - 2002-12-01

MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

LT Ocih Weogi

CPT Optimus

CM Orion Diamante - 2002-11-26

CPT Paco

LCM Pedric Cuf


FA Pellaeon - 2002-11-17

HA Pete Mitchell - 2002-11-28

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-09-30

LT Philledume

VA Philo

LCM Pi Stryker - 2003-05-21

MAJ Picard - 2002-09-04

FA Pickled Yoda - 4 times, last on 2022-10-23

LT Pistol - 2003-01-30

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-27

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

CPT Quicksilver

LC Quincy Nelson

LT Rabbit - 2004-09-19

LCM Race Kesyk - 2024-05-19

COL Raith Sienar

LT Ramlosa - 2003-10-20

AD Ramos Kanzco - 2002-11-24

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-06

AD Ranthier Khaen - 2003-02-01

CPT Ras Kronar

COL Rau Aznable - 2003-09-17

LCM Raxell

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-09-11

LCM Relsien

CM Renoshi Bespin - 2002-12-19

CPT Rexal Qel

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

MAJ RichyV - 2009-10-13

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

LCM Rollins - 2003-06-17

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Roulex - 2004-10-02

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-06-26

CPT Saadam

CM Sabbath - 2003-02-20

CM Saber

LC Saeul Trigue

LCM Sam Booker - 2003-02-06

CM Saul Rostek - 2005-04-25

LC Savageaz - 2004-06-05

CPT Serge Broskopf

CM Sergeyli

COL Shae Kitane - 2002-12-29

MAJ Shakur

LCM Shandar Dastin

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2020-09-12

CM Sirik Xirok - 2003-09-21

CPT Solaris Darthinian

LC Solohan50 - 2021-11-12

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

LC Spade

VA Starrett - 2002-09-17

CM Steve Sunrider - 2003-04-23

LC Strahd

HA Striker

LT Sueki Suezo

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LCM Syntax

VA Talek Pter Dei

LCM Talon Virgilio

CM Tarmel Telnor

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2 times, last on 2023-09-10

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LC Thom Zack

LC Thorn - 2002-08-27

CPT Three Winged Turkey

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686 - 2003-01-22

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148

CM TK-9780 - 2002-08-29

COL Todbringer

LC Tolbr - 2003-12-16

FA Tomaas Montte

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

CM Trowa

MAJ Tuba - 2011-09-04

CPT Turel - 2020-10-29

LC Turr Phennir - 2002-08-25

LCM Turtle

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Tyanis Slyth

MAJ Tycho Atreides - 2002-08-06

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-09-01

LCM Tyrian

CPT Ulath - 2003-03-04

CM Ultima

LT Vailon Verel - 2003-07-16

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper

CM Virus

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-08

CPT Von Predator - 2005-03-16

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-11

CM Vortoq

GN Wil Striker - 2002-12-14

CM Wisal Pol-Jo - 2002-12-02

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

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-01-24

CPT Xander Drax

CPT Xanthos Deia

LT Xeno

CM Xeraan Rhazzazor - 2002-12-14

MAJ Xye - 2021-12-02

LCM Yilana - 2002-12-20

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-05-25

CM Zeke Freeman - 2005-01-08

SL Zekk Terrik - 2020-01-13

CM Zekk Thyne

CPT Zept Leeartic

COL Zeth Durron

LCM Zev Lolet

COL Zippy Hawk

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar

TITLE: Ast's Story
MEDAL: Medal of Craziness
GAME PLATFORM: X-Wing Alliance

WC-TCS-TCT/MAJ Fenn Logan/Avenger Wing XVIII/SSD Avenger
BS/PCx2/ISMx2/LoC-PSx39/CoL/CoB/OV/MoT-1gh [GALL] {IWATS-SM/2-TM-TT-XTM-XTT-XAM} T/G "Moira's Rage"
DJK IronHawk (Sith)/Archanis of Taldryan/SC-SoA/WR/(BNB){SA: CORE} T/D "Winter Hawk"
MRC/Ghost Hawk/Dragon - (BoS)/BHG -T (SCB)
"Never start a fight, but always finish one."


Back up your Mission.lst and email.txt file in \XwingAlliance\Missions directory.


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.


HA Astatine didn't get a special ordered package and he's *not* happy about it.

Find out why and what he does about it.


My thanks to George Lucas for creating the wonderful universe to play in.  I was almost AWOL to be enlisted into the army the night Star Wars opened up in 1977.

Also thanks to Troy Dangerfield for making a hassle-free mission editor.  It's still work designing missions, but it is a very user-friendly program.