XWA-F 74: Final Strike

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-06-23
Last updated: 2012-11-03

MAJ CrazyR2

Average rating 3.5
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 70
Patches used: None

Designed as a sequel to XWA-free 9: Supply Transfer, XWA-free 30: Capture the M/FRG
and XWA-free 72: Deception

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



A fun end to the story of the Hound. Definitely a step up in difficulty from the previous missions though

COL Phalk Sturm



As the whole series, this mission is solid and original. A fitting end for the M/FRG Hound. I really liked the idea of loading Ion Pulses to disable the enemy ship, sink those kamikaze boosters and ATRs, then return back to the ISD and change clothes into advanced missiles and go out again to bring down the Wishbones targeting the M/FRG. Maybe the ATRs launching were unrealistic, but the rest of the mission was well structured and felt very much real. Not the linear kill kill kill we usually find around.

RA Genie



*** Spoiler Alert *** The story of our super M/FRG Hound comes to a glorious end. :D I enjoyed the story. The flying not so much but the story is so entertaining it improves the experience. For this particular mission, I'll give it a 4. If you didn't fly the previous episodes, they are part of this mission's description. It makes sense to fly those first as this is basically a battle spread over several XWA Free Missionns.

COL Deimos



Too hard. Both in terms of gameplay and in terms of physical strain. The game uses difficulty levels, but only 'easy' is feasible. The good thing is additional weapons and equipment. How realistic is a Frigate with a super laser, a hundred or so booster rockets and two squadrons of Assault Transports? Friendly wingmen are not much use, and the ISD runs away when its shields are reduced to 75% (mission failed). Reinforcements are not much use either.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 25,695 LC Scuslem

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 25,695 LC Scuslem 2004-05-30
2 21,963 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-04-24
3 14,550 COL Angel 2003-08-07
4 14,178 MAJ VinDoros 2002-12-21
5 13,428 CPT Tvan'Oris 2002-08-20
6 12,392 AD TK-2107 2002-12-09
7 12,302 COL Vladet Xavier 2003-04-17
8 11,912 VA Kane Reese 2002-12-21
9 11,711 MAJ Hunter 2003-08-12
10 11,626 Darth Vader 2003-04-06

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 68 pilots a total of 68 times.

Title: Final Strike
Missions: 1
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance
Author: FM/MAJ CrazyR2/Phoenix 2-2/Wing XIII/ISD Grey Wolf (crazyr2@shaw.ca) (#1247)

Note: This mission was written as a sequel to XWA-FREEs 9, 30, and 72. If you have not so, I recommend you fly those missions first.

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. 
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.

LCM Ender mBind has developed an EMP warhead for use with TIE Bombers. We will use this warhead to attempt another capture attempt of the M/FRG Hound. The ISD Vanguard and two Interdictors will stand by as a representative from Echo Squadron Flight II, escorted by Python Flight I (with Flight II standing by as reinforcements), will go in for an attack run. If and when the Hound is disabled, a ship will stand by to capture it.


Enjoy the mission!
FM/MAJ CrazyR2/Phoenix 2-2/Wing XIII/ISD Grey Wolf