XvT-F 85: Wing XIV: Diamondback Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-04-16
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 2.0
Reviews: 8
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 60
Patches used

EH Ship Patch for XvT

Battle Reviews

CM Nova Discordia



An enjoyable mission, where with craft selection, you could choose your role, which was a good element.




It's low effort, but it's (potentially) easy (on easy). You really only have to destroy the platform, so choose your craft wisely. Don't forget you can switch to your wingmates and use their ordinance, or order them to attack it as well to make quick work of the whole affair. I can't really recommend it except for easy points, but it's not the worst either.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. This mission is an absolute cakewalk, I feel bad for the Rebels in this mission. They're so completely outmatched and outgunned, it's not even funny. If you can breathe or blink your eyes, you can beat this mission.

COL TheBlackxRanger



pretty easy and straightforward mission. i kind of assumed the platform was the hostile so i went for that with the heavy rockets and finished it off with lasers. played this one as part of rtf 21

Platform bombing run that is just way too easy and quick to complete because you have a dozen wingmen. Downloading the ZIP file and putting the files in the right place took longer than the mission. Hell, even for you reading this review......it is longer than how long this mission takes. I'll take the RTF points though.

AD Phoenix Berkana



Quick. Easy. This is yet another free battle that can be completed in under 60 seconds with use of rockets and wingmen. Just ensure your wingmen empty their magazine into the platform and job done.

RA Genie



It could have been so much better. Starts with the right foot by having you choose to fly between a T/I and a T/B. But once inside, it kind of falls on its head. Small changes could have made this a much better flying experience.

COL Phalk Sturm



One of the fastest missions ever! Completing the primary goals was real quick, going after the bonuses was certainly more challenging in an unshielded T/B but certainly entertaining. Worth a try.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 104,146 CM Vanguard88 2023-07-31

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 104,146 CM Vanguard88 2023-07-31
2 60,918 MAJ Arid Foxtrot 2003-10-18
3 56,326 CM Dukimar 2003-09-17
4 15,400 LC Frey Gallandro 2002-12-05
5 15,200 LT Ganon 2003-08-30
6 15,170 COL Shae Kitane 2002-08-31
7 14,892 CPT Daar Skeloria 2005-01-16
8 14,500 GN Dunta Polo 2009-11-15
9 12,581 COL Justin 2003-08-02
10 12,552 GN Elwood the Brave 2023-09-25

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 57 pilots a total of 58 times.

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter Free Mission

Title:		 Wing XIV: Diamondback Squadron
Missions:	 1
Medal:		 A bottle of Diamondback's Wodka
Author:		 FL/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter

Release Date:    05/feb/2002
Ships:           TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber
Difficulty:      Playable to easy.
Filename:        wxiv6diamondback.zip
File contents:   WXIVDIAM.TIE, Mission.lst, Readme.txt, Imperial.lst
Hardware used:   Celleron 450Mhz, GForce II Ultra, 194Mb
Software used:   XvTEd, XvT, Notepad


The Imperial.lst 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 XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter button to start XvT and fly the battle.
- Create a new pilot for the mission based on your name or PIN and the mission number. 
For example, SL Stele playing Free Mission 80 would make a new pilot file named "StelFM80." 
or a Pilot with PIN 2883 playing Free Mission 69 would make a new pilot file named "2883fm69" 
- Begin flying the first training mission.

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
While the rest of the wing has been concentrating on Rebel convoys, we're going for the source 
of these: Genko Platform Brook. The Genkoans have had far too many favours on this matter already, 
even got their PLT back after Wing XIII had captured it. Now they are still betraying our trust, 
the EH will end this matter in the easiest way: take out the platform and capture all goods.

You need the XvT (or at least all the ships involved there), as far as i know
no other patches are needed.

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] 

- corrected some spelling/grammar issues
- fixed the duplicate warhead selection entries
by COL Brucmack, 04.15.02