Rating this a 1 for mission 3 being SO LONG. In fact, I'm writing this review while I'm waiting for all these ships to hyper in and out. I don't understand the purpose. At least give me something to read if I have to wait upwards of 40 minutes. I can't imagine playing this without 4x. Couldn't these ships have all hyperspace together?? Was there traffic??
Note to future mission makers, don't make your players wait an hour for 1 mission to finish.
While this battle did not have any technical errors, there was wwwwwwwaaaaaaayyyyyyyy too much time spent sitting around waiting. And that's at 4x speed.
Not a bad battle, but 4x Time is your friend, especially on mission three that lasted almost an hour...
Decent combat and plot, but it just takes WAY TOO LONG. If it weren't for 4x acceleration, I'd have started to actually read my marketing textbook. :P
If there is one word that describes this battle it is the word LONG. For a start it has more missions than most battles, but almost every mission will take you at least 20 minutes to finish. The battle is well thought out too, although mission six has the wrong fighter in it (my opinion). Missions that look simple aren't (if you hang around for a bit) and there *is* a lot of stuff to 'kill'....if you can survive long enough to do it ;) Good battle and perfect if you have a fair bit of time on your hands.
Not bad, but you have to wait way, way too long on numerous occasions.
Two things: 1. If you actually read some of the books, you would have found out that Thrawn wasn't at the Battle of Endor, he was patrolling the Outer Rim during that time (Pellaeon thinks about how the Battle of Endor would be different if Thrawn was there) 2. Have a good, long book with you. On the 2nd or third mission, i was on 4X speed, and I was still waiting nearly 20 minutes. Otherwise an ok battle.
This was a well designed battle, despite having a few problems. I experienced the whole "friendlies" not being so friendly scenario. My own forces kept attacking me wave after wave in mission 6, except for the Tie Bombers, who conveniently ignored me in favour of stealing my cap ship kills. Overall though it was enjoyable to fly.
Not a bad plotline, but there was too much waiting around in the last handful of missions. It took me almost an hour to get through mission 3, and most of that was waiting for cap ships to arrive and leave. I would have rated this higher (4) if it wasn't for all the dawdling.
The battle itself was well-concieved, yet there were a few problems with some of the battles. Some took too long (50+ minutes to complete the primary goals in one mission), sometimes my own friendlies attacked me, some goals were a little unrealistic.
I think that is is an excellent battle. The missions are well-made, even if I did cuss at some of those A-wings ;). The only thing that STOPPED me from giving it a flat-out "5" was the absence of decent officer briefings and debriefings, and briefing maps. That seriously hampered my opinion of the battle. However, I would reccommend it to anybody with about 4 hours of flying time, and am using it in a competition. Well done Kurt, whoever you are.
This battle was a lot better than I expected it to be. It has all the elements of a good battle. It is very well-designed. Long, challenging, and fun. This battle is a good one for anyone to play. I give it a 4.
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|Battle Total:||502,586||CPT Night Grue|
|Mission 1:||68,800||COL Astarosta|
|Mission 2:||62,471||CPT Fayde Zarr|
|Mission 3:||132,763||COL Astarosta|
|Mission 4:||79,920||LC Harkonnen|
|Mission 5:||52,712||LC Repulsor||2014-05-31|
|Mission 6:||121,480||COL Callista|
|Mission 7:||40,526||CPT Atmos Myremod|
(of available records)
|3||293,749||COL Dirty Vader||2004-07-17|
|4||279,122||LCM Tyr Kenaz||2003-11-02|
|5||245,412||LC Michael Emrys||2003-04-29|
|7||222,531||GN Kaisin Mirtez||2010-03-27|
|8||217,634||LC Daisuke Airyu||2004-09-12|
|9||209,815||MAJ Deleted Member||2003-01-29|
|10||209,815||LT Sodof Baldric||2003-03-12|
This battle has been flown by 172 pilots a total of 187 times.
GN Abel Malik - 2005-02-10
HA Anahorn Dempsey - 9 times, last on 2021-06-30
COL Angel - 2004-05-30
COL Archangel - 2005-01-19
LC Big Poppa K - 2004-09-10
FA Brukhar - 2005-01-27
SL Corran Horn - 2002-11-18
COL CrimsonFury - 2005-02-14
LC Curtis - 2002-12-29
LC Daisuke Airyu - 2004-09-12
MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-01-29
MAJ Devin Taralis - 2003-02-02
COL Dirty Vader - 2004-07-17
LCM Drax Remlinger - 2002-11-20
GN Elwood the Brave - 4 times, last on 2019-10-29
MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-09-18
HA Frodo March - 2002-12-06
AD Gidda - 2003-02-02
GN Gilad Pelleaon - 2010-05-18
FA Giovanni Palermo - 2009-05-19
GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-06-30
AD Hav Antiel - 2 times, last on 2018-06-27
MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-03-12
COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2004-10-09
GN Jarek La’an - 2016-02-07
MAJ Jedgar - 2014-03-17
GN Kaisin Mirtez - 2010-03-27
VA Kane Reese - 2002-11-24
MAJ Kazraran - 2022-02-28
MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-07-17
Khameir Sarin - 2003-01-09
LC Kodiak Kereban - 2002-12-18
VA Ky Terrak - 2003-06-01
MAJ Mauser - 2015-06-14
LC Michael Emrys - 2003-04-29
MAJ Nolij - 2015-04-10
HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2018-06-11
COL Phalk Sturm - 2002-08-22
HA Plif - 2014-06-30
LC Repulsor - 2014-06-01
CPT Rogue - 2002-12-06
LC Savageaz - 2005-02-14
LC Scuslem - 2003-11-20
LT Sodof Baldric - 2003-03-12
COL Stuart - 2003-01-06
MAJ TheBlackxRanger - 2023-08-01
LC Thorn - 2003-09-20
MAJ Titus - 2003-01-30
GN Triji Boliv - 2022-10-12
LCM Tyr Kenaz - 2003-11-02
CPT Von Predator - 2004-06-30
FA Von Reinthaler - 2004-09-09
CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-09-07
CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-08-17
COL Wraithdog - 2014-07-01
COL Zeth Durron - 2010-05-24
MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2003-05-24
Required patches ---------------- * none Installation instructions -------------------------- 1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle 2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc. 3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game 4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. Emperor's Hammer Battle Center - http://www.tiecorps.org/battles/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Modified for Project Phoenix (Feb 6, 2000) - Battle1.lfd added - Plotline added by: FM-SR/CPT Wedge/Cyclone 1-2/Wing X/ISD Challenge - bug corrected on mission 4 (Fulcrum FG crash) (03/08/00) by CA:TAC/AD Striker/CA-3/SSSD Sovereign - bug corrected on mission 4 (Fulcrum FG crash, again :P) (28/10/00) by by CA:TAC/VA Wlodek/CA-3/SSSD Sovereign