XWA-F 57: Wing XV: Hornet Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-03-22
Last updated: 2012-11-03

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 2.0
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 73

This battle includes extra EH-style OPTs for the Toscan Fighter and the Pursuer Enforcement Ship, to be used in missions featuring EH only TOSs and PESs. However, using official patches from the Science Office is recommended instead.

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



Did not have that much fun. It was a bit boring as a kill, kill, kill mission.

COL Phalk Sturm



Decent mission, though a bit too simple. Your possible choices of heavy fighters are excellent but the warheads loadouts are a lame. Ordinary missiles for heavy fighters is like Mike Tyson with ballerina shoes. This forced the mission to be overextended. However, worth some 1 point of FCHG of underperforming armoury.

COL Rau Aznable



A sad addition to the Wing XV saga. The historical accuracy of the mission is appreciated (Hornet squadron really had those poor fighters), but there's no reason for those fighters to be able to only carry normal missiles. Aside from that, the mission is just the usual fight against enemy fighters and cap ships, and has nothing impressive.

LCM CyberShadow



It is a decent mission, except there isn't much of a plot, just dogfighting.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 9,509 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 9,509 COL Deimos 2004-05-30
2 7,274 COL Rau Aznable 2003-12-05
3 5,239 CM Dukimar 2003-11-01
4 3,385 MAJ Frankie 2004-08-13
5 3,342 LC Brin Chaser 2003-11-04
6 3,198 COL CrimsonFury 2003-12-02
7 3,041 MAJ Sarn Erec 2003-10-31
8 3,013 MAJ Powerslave 2003-10-26
9 2,665 COL Jer Stryker 2004-09-19
10 2,318 LCM Danel 2003-10-26

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 71 pilots a total of 72 times.

X-Wing Alliance Free Mission

Title:		 Wing XV: Hornet Squadron
Missions:	 1
Medal:		 A Hornet Squadron Sweater
Author:		 FL/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
Game Platform:	 X-Wing Alliance

Release Date:    02/feb/2002
Ships:           Toscan Fighter
Difficulty:      Playable to Hard.
Filename:        wxv5hornet.zip
File contents:   1B8M1WXVHORN.TIE, Mission.lst, Readme.txt, EMAIL.TXT, xxxxWXVHorn0.PLT
		 slavetwovan.opt, TOSCANFIGHTERvan.OPT
Hardware used:   Celleron 450Mhz, GForce II Ultra, 194Mb
Software used:   Allied, XWA, Notepad, XWA Piloteer, XTR, AceDXF


Installation of Mission:
The EMAIL.TXT and Mission.lst replace your original files, so back those up!

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.

Installation of OPTs:
These are not really a new craft, just new paintjobs. It's recommended to be used only for 
missions that involve only Pursuers or Toscans of the Emperor's Hammer and not any of opposing forces.
If you want to do so you have to install it via a patch as a new craft.

- Place the OPTfiles in your FLIGHTMODELS folder.
- rename SLAVETWO.OPT to SLAVETWObk.OPT or something like that.
- rename slavetwovan.opt to SLAVETWO.OPT
- rename TOSCANFIGHTER.OPT to TOSCANFIGHTERbk.OPT or something like that.
- to change your Pursuers and Toscans back, reverse procedure.

This mission is part of a series of free missions about each of the squadrons in the ASF doing 
missions following their squadron objective in their assigned craft. Each mission tries to give
a feel and a bit of history of each of the Squadrons. All the storylines of the missions are
interconnected and have the ASF Squadron join together against a common foe.

Story Line
Now we have killed one of the New Republic's senior officers they have sworn revenge on the Vanguard 
and they have sent a large force to take us out.
Keeping us pinned down with a captured Interdictor they've set a Light Calamari and a set of Strike 
Cruisers on us - including the wing of fighters these carry. RA Leeson has launched the whole wing to 
take them out - and none are to escape... The Emperor's Hammer will show them they surely should take 
more along if they want to take out one of our Deuces!

Other Information

This is the First release. Bugs could arrise - please
mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats,
questions or apraisals.

FL/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
GS/SSx3/BSx2/PCx5/ISMx14/MoI/MoT-3rh-6gh/IS-1SR/LoC-PSx80/DFC/CoL/CoB/LoAx2/OV-2E [CAVL]