XvT-TC 33: Wing XV: Python Squadron

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 5
Release date: 2002-06-06
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 4.2
Reviews: 5
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 150
The Golden Python
Battle Medal:
The Golden Python

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



Fun battle, good story. The last mission gave me the devil of a time until I used the strategy of destroying 3 of the 4 Y/Ws and then focusing on the CRS. Once it was destroyed then I could destroy the last of the first wave of Y/W without the follow-on waves spawning.

RA Colo Delste



A fun battle that has you doing Interdiction style missions. Battles were well put together, and playing on Hard was a real challenge. Briefings generally gave good information, the inclusion of the third party was also a nice touch.

RA Genie



Another gem from Ender. The last mission albeit a bit frustrating is wonderful. I love it. Forces you to use your head a little for once. Nothing too complicated, just a bit different than the usual missions.

COL Phalk Sturm



This one is a tough little battle. Unfortunately, the only choice for craft available is the overused T/A and somehow this is denting the fun in the missions, since bombing is not what the Advanced is best at doing. However the missions are well crafted, and so is the plotline and briefings. Last mission, however was a bit of a tough bone to gnaw. Bringing down an MC90, an ESC, a FRG and an A/FRG is going to drain the best out of any pilot, since the T/A can load up a minor amount of warheads. And dogfighting those Firesprays was indeed a lot of fun. Boba knew...

COL TK-7764



Good battle. Nice difficulity level too. You have to think to win some of the missions. My only problem is with mission 3. The ATRs that are supposed to attack the Primary goal FRG, instead target the secondary targert Cruiser. The Cruiser does get hurt pretty bad, but it kills off all of my wingmates and the ATRs so I have to destroy a FRG that has 200% shields by myself (stupid me had pick missiles instead of torpedos). Besides that a great battle (I love the TIE Advanced)

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 622,032 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-03
Mission 1: 189,939 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 122,525 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-03
Mission 3: 140,708 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-03
Mission 4: 109,352 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-03
Mission 5: 104,216 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-03

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 622,032 CM Vanguard88 2023-08-03
2 362,600 COL Brucmack 2003-02-05
3 306,831 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-03-28
4 294,107 AD TK-2107 2003-01-28
5 287,710 AD Ranthier Khaen 2003-02-05
6 264,347 CPT Joe Arena 2003-01-08
7 242,694 AD Apophis Kuma 2003-05-25
8 232,345 CPT Derek Dan 2002-09-01
9 228,597 RA Colo Delste 2022-06-26
10 223,674 LCM Danel 2004-09-10

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 141 pilots a total of 148 times.

GN Abel Malik

LCM Ache Nu - 2003-01-22

MAJ Aft Skylek - 2004-08-11

LC Alec Qarni - 2003-01-20

CPT Alsdyr

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 6 times, last on 2021-01-11

COL Andrijas - 2003-12-12

COL Angel

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-05-25

CM Aragorn

CM Aragorn - 2003-01-16

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-10-12

MAJ Artyis - 2003-08-10

LC Azazel

LC Big Poppa K - 2004-10-31

COL Brucmack - 2003-02-05

FA Brukhar

MAJ Bryan

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LC Choosh

LC Chris Cox - 2002-12-01

RA Colo Delste - 2022-06-26

CPT Con Selar - 2002-09-16

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-09-29

GN Coranel Both - 2015-10-04

MAJ Coremy Jertese

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-03-27

LC Curtis - 2003-09-14

CPT Damarcus - 2004-08-08

LCM Danel - 2004-09-10

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

Darth Vader

GN Dax Corrin

COL Deimos

MAJ Delak Krennel - 2003-01-02

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan - 2002-09-01

MAJ Devin Taralis - 2002-11-26

LCM Dion Ellis - 2002-09-14

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris - 2003-01-25

COL Drak - 2003-01-28

LCM Drax Remlinger

COL Duncan Idaho

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-05-31

CM El Guapo

GN Elwood the Brave - 2003-06-04

Enahropes Teriad Entar

HA Ender mBind

GN Exar Kit - 2002-09-08

LC Frey Gallandro

FA Gelton Torr

RA Genie - 2021-10-31

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

LC Girth Snail

LCM Godo Nurok

LCM Gruckn Rahn - 2003-04-12

COL Gyssler - 2003-08-10

AD Hav Antiel - 2018-11-28

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-11

MAJ Hev Randrowan - 2003-01-11

MAJ Hunter - 2002-12-11

CPT Hunterwolf - 2004-11-22

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-07-14

CM Jagged Fell III - 2024-04-10

LCM Jaorrus Morraus

MAJ Jaron Kai - 2003-01-30

COL Jer Stryker - 2002-12-04

CPT Joe Arena - 2003-01-08

CPT John Clark

COL Justin - 2002-11-20

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-09-21

LT Kedirak Sith - 2003-05-11

MAJ Keiran Laserlight

LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-11-16

Khameir Sarin

COL Lenvik - 2005-01-23

LCM Luca Fett - 2003-03-16

CPT Machinari

CPT Mad Max

COL Malidir - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

FA Marcin Szydlowski

MAJ Marcus Caine

LCM Marlin

LCM Marlore Julren - 2024-03-26

LCM Naar Treib

RA Nutrientman

LCM Overkill

CPT Paul - 2002-08-17


FA Pellaeon - 2002-08-17

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-05-23

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-10

COL Phantom

LCM Pheonixus - 2002-08-16

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda - 2003-04-17

HA Plif - 2005-01-05

CPT Predator

CM Predator

CPT Quicksilver - 2003-01-06

GN Rancorous

AD Ranthier Khaen - 2003-02-05

GN Ric Hunter

CPT S 4patas - 2004-07-13

LC Savageaz - 2003-03-03

COL Shae Kitane

GN Smitrock - 2002-09-09

LC Spade - 2003-10-21

LC Steve Strangelove

HA Striker

LC Thorn - 2003-01-24

CPT Tiamat

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107 - 2003-01-28

CPT TK-6686 - 2002-11-23

COL TK-7764

CM TK-9780 - 2003-01-05

COL Torres - 2002-08-17

MAJ Tuba - 2011-07-25

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Ulath - 2003-07-18

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-08-03

CPT Vertigo

CM Vessicant - 2003-03-31

MAJ VinDoros - 2002-12-14

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-06-29

CPT Von Predator - 2005-03-07

GN Wil Striker - 2002-09-17

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-02-09

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-03-28

CM Yukito - 2003-08-24

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk - 2003-01-17

COL Zeth Durron

LT Zev Zuggs - 2002-11-24

LCM Zhil - 2002-09-15

COL Zorn Starn - 2002-12-17

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-05-25

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter Battle

Title:		 Wing XV: Python Squadron
Missions:	 5
Medal:		 The Golden Python
Author:		 FL-SCOA/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter

Release Date:    19/feb/2002
re-Release Date: 29/dec/2008
Ships:           TIE Advanced
Difficulty:      Playable.


Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT
* Firespray Attack Ship

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Download the Firespray Attack Ship patch from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the Firespray Attack Ship patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer
4] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
5] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
6] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
8] Uninstall the Firespray Attack Ship patch by double clicking it in the EHSP installer

This battle is part of a series of free missions and now battles 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. In 
timeline this battle takes place just before the free missions.

Story Line
1. Python Squadron, 75th TIE Corps Squadron, of Wing XV is based upon the ISDII Vanguard and its 
objective is Interdiction. Interdiction Squadrons eliminate a target's capability to flee, in any 
manner possible, up to and including destruction of the target.(The only good rebel is a dead one!). 
It might also be necessary to inspect an unknown (but suspect) flight group to determine which, if 
any, targets should be prepped for capture/disablement.
Python Squadron is currently under the experienced command of CPT Blair Vallyn and earlier CMDRs were 
COL Fraggle Hawk, CPT Damon Kast, MAJ CrazyR2, COL Wet Willy and other illustrious names. It has won 
WC's Own 4 months out of 12 in the last recorded year while Python pilots earned VanCOM's Protector 
After returning from a mission in the Mi'Suh Zone, Python has arranged meeting up with the ISD Vanguard 
just outside the EH Territories in the  Genko System - which they know from a strike on Rebel Forces 
there a year earlier

2. That stunt Python pulled while waiting for the ISDII Vanguard in the Genko System created a Galactic 
scale incident - The Genkoans found out that it was Python, hence the Empire, that destroyed those 
containers and immediately payed their respects to the NR. The NR demanded repair payments to be made 
by Genko for the lost craft which  the Genko System will do in the form of Fighterparts.
The deal apparently got even better, as for some reason Genko threw in a shipment of Fighter Fuel as 
well - and the Genkoans are known hard bargoners so there must be something that The NR is doing in 
return for that extra.
The EH intercepted a transmission about where this convoy would be meeting and Python is being sent in 
to clear up the mess they created in the first place. The INT Artemis, often working together with 
either Python or Hornet, will prevent the convoy from escaping.

3. In their strike on the Rebel Convoy Python made a shocking discovery: the New Republic forces in 
this sector seem to be trading slaves with the Genkoans for the supplies they need. This doesn't seem 
like the high-brow ever-ethical New Republic they advertise as.
We found out the location of a NR supply cache in the Genko System, if they are actually doing this 
kind of thing more often that would be the excellent spot for it. 
Python is sent in to destroy the Cache while the INT Artemis from the Vanguard TF makes sure none can 
escape. See what you can find out about those "trades" the NR is getting into as well.

4. The NR forces in this area aren't the only ones that need resupplies at times, so does the ISDII 
Vanguard. Python Squadron will patrol around the Vanguard durin one of these cargo transfers. This 
time the cargo is of high importance as well: besides the regular supplies also the VanCOM and some 
evidence collected at the sites of the last few engagements will be transferred.
The ISDII Vanguard is parked at a bouy in the Pyrath System, where it will meet with parts of its 
Taskforce, foremost the INT Artemis. Make sure all the cargo is delivered to its hangars safely.

5. The two Cruisers that attacked the ISDII Vanguard in EH Space made a bold move, but also a wrong 
one: The moment he arrived back on the ISDII Vanguard, the VanCOM RA Leeson ordered the INT Artemis 
to start up its Interdictor Fields - Trapping both enemy Cruisers within striking range of the 
Vanguard and its taskforce.
As long as the INT Artemis can keep its field up no Rebel or Genkoan is going anywhere, and Python 
Squadron will be put to use to take advantage of that. Make sure none of these insurgeants make it 
out of EH Space alive and destroy both Cruisers.

You need 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 of a very quickly made battle. Bugs could arrise - please
mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats, questions or apraisals.

FL-SCOA/LT Ender mBind/Echo 2-1/Wing XV/ISD Vanguard
GS/SSx3/BSx2/PCx5/ISMx14/MoI/MoT-4rh-12gh/IS-1SR/LoC-PSx97/DFC/CoL/CoB/LoAx2/OV-2E [GALL]