XvT-TC 59: Cosmetic Wars!

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2003-02-17
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Frodo March

Average rating 3.7
Reviews: 24
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 192
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: The Cleanest Plaque in the fleet

Battle Reviews

CM Nova Discordia



Solid series of missions. Pretty much ignored what passed as humour here, and just enjoyed some flying. Clear goals, which complete okay on this, my first play-through. Well worth a go. Lots of opportunities of extra points if you are hunting high scores I think, although personally, that's not my thing.

LC andr3



quick but not so good......................................

LC Gytheran



I flew this as part of Raise the Flag competition 2021. Overall, the battle seemed straightforward with no major hang-ups. There is not much to say about it. It was fun but the battle did not contain any elements that makes it stand out from nearly every other battle you have ever flown.




It's OK, waves of fighters to destroy, a couple things to inspect. The 'cosmetic' aspect is not really well fleshed out, and sometimes just confusing or wrong. So again it's OK, fly for the points not the story.

Another silly set of Frodo missions. Good balance between objectives, great story line. This is one of the better missions to play if you don't mind some of the goofy stuff that comes from Frodo.

RA Genie



I don't really enjoy the ludicrous storylines but that's just me. I would have preferred something a bit more serious and you can always inject some humour into it. Maybe Frodo just overdosed on mission making, I don't know. :) As to the way this one plays, it's ok, it's solid. Several people may enjoy playing it.

COL Phalk Sturm



Simple and effective. This battle was too short, for the many laughs I had while flying it. Frodo again comes with a piece of extravagant humour developed in a flawless battle. Again his fetish, the T/A is the tool at hand, but you will learn to love this bread-and-butter death machine. While sinking ships and dogfighting smelly opponents. Not to miss, this one.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. These were decent enough missions. You get to play as a couple of different craft and it's a little better than the usual 'kill 100 enemies' that you have to deal with on missions. You get to kill some Star Destroyers, escort some cargo, and there's some humor to the missions.

LC Kadon Beir



One of the few funny battles out there. Decently fun and the story line is good. Now I need to get some more Spaceterine!

GN Rancorous



It's "funny", which usually puts me off straight away, but the missions are interesting enough to keep me involved. Some of them are quite challenging especially if you get tunnel vision and forget to defend your Cap ships. Thank heavens for XvT's ability to swap ships I really don't like dogfighting in gunboats. The humor is very slapstick and a little tiresome, but if you can get past that you've got a decent mission to fly. 4 points from the English jury.

Yeah! This has the Hobbit's style on it, indeed. Frodo present us with a gift of humour and 4 easy missions... Well, actually in the second is a pain just to survive with those DIRTY elite dudes, but hey! They were elite, and they were VERY DIRTY!! Even the name of this new villain remembers me of some friend that... errr... What was I talking about? Oh, yes! A 4 is deserved for such a funny and fresh battle, even given the fact that I HATE to fight with GUNs due to their hellish-weak power-plant.

LCM Oskar Holtz



Another original and funny storyline. Good fun to play too. Beware of that dirty, dirty Unibrow!

LT Trent Devson



I didn't really like this battle very well. I didn't find the humor very funny and the missions weren't very good IMO.

GN Kaisin Mirtez



Well what can I say, we all need to keep our selfs looking good dont we. Loved the humor and the battles were fun to fly.

COL Den Darkhill



Not a bad battle with a bit of humor. Could use a few more rockets for the VSDs though.

HA Daniel Bonini



Cool Battle!!! The briefings were amusing and the missions were good to fly. The dirty dirty DIRTY pirates were great idea. Wasn't very difficult, tho, even flying a GUN in the last two missions.

CM Sabbath



I liked this one, short, quick, lighthearted and fun. Also good to see the introduction of a minor villan into the EH realm, wouldn't mind seeing more like this.

GN Abel Malik



Beware of SCOL Unibrow & his dirty elite squadron! ;p. A very funny battle with a different "villian" featuring dogfighting rebel & imp fighters and destroying VSD's- what's not too like? ;p. Not to mention disableing practice on ATR's. Overall a nice set of missions with a humorous plotline, well worth flying.

COL Zystem Fryar



A very funny mission indeed... Fairly Short & Quick, but still lots of fun,

COL Flint Darkstar



Goofball storyline plus funny briefing tidbits make for a fun, short, fairly easy battle. I especially liked the briefing in the first mission, where one half of the map is "clean" Imperials and the other half is the "dirty" pirates...it looks funnier than it sounds, trust me. A tad challenging to dogfight in a GUN, probably the most difficult part of the battle. Good stuff!

LC Alec Qarni



Yay! I flew this for a competition, so it was on Hard... I remembered why I usually don't do that... took me forever to survive mission 2, but it felt good when i did... My gripe was that the first two missions were kinda the same... the fourth wasn't much different... However, they were all well-done and I found no bugs and I actually paid attention to the, uhh... "storyline." Silly but fun.

LCM Luca Fett



Now this is an interesting battle: The Plot is very well written and is funny, it involves you in the chase of a pirate Colonel by the name of Unibrow (indicative that Frodo has watched Austin Powers). The missions are challenging, especially in HARD Difficulty, cause your home ship tends to be blown to bits if you dont pay attention. Congratulations on this one Frodo!

LC Choosh



Nice battle! I really liked flying it. Good missions. The only problem, if you could call it that, is that the missions are a little bit easy, except the fourth! Very nice battle though. Thanks Frodo :P

LC Frey Gallandro



Frodo starts making good Battles ;) Honestly, very well designed, but sick plotline, but well designed :)

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 224,340 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 1: 65,200 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 2: 50,700 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 3: 84,195 CM BlackHellKnight
Mission 4: 35,875 CM BlackHellKnight

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 187,090 AD Gidda 2003-08-11
2 176,210 CM BlackHellKnight 2003-05-17
3 165,300 GN Golbez Harvey 2016-04-19
4 163,650 AD Apophis Kuma 2003-07-26
5 163,650 COL Vladet Xavier 2003-08-03
6 160,574 LC Rando 2019-10-31
7 153,808 LC Alec Qarni 2003-07-26
8 152,226 COL Drako 2003-08-11
9 151,644 LCM Luca Fett 2003-05-13
10 151,261 CPT Azrael 2003-08-02

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 164 pilots a total of 189 times.

COL Aardvark - 2022-01-23

GN Abel Malik - 2003-02-18

MAJ Aft Skylek

LC Alec Qarni - 2003-07-26

SL Alejandro Araujo - 3 times, last on 2019-10-01

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 9 times, last on 2022-01-30

LC andr3 - 2022-10-01

COL Andrijas - 2003-07-19

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-07-26

CM Arcanix - 2003-09-20

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-12-15

MAJ Artyis - 2003-08-17

LC Azazel - 2003-09-08

CPT Azrael - 2003-08-02

LC Big Poppa K - 2005-05-13

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-17

CM BlackHellKnight - 2003-05-17

LCM Blenheim

CPT Bodo Dent

MAJ Bryan - 2004-07-23

COL BubbaX - 2003-04-13

COL Carl Lost - 2003-08-28

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LC Choosh - 2003-03-19

LC Chris Cox - 2003-02-18

RA Colo Delste - 2 times, last on 2022-01-24

CPT Con Selar - 2003-11-03

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-10-26

GN Coranel Both - 2016-01-25

MAJ Coremy Jertese - 2 times, last on 2019-10-10

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-03-26

CPT CTXclr - 2003-03-22

LC Curtis - 2004-07-29

COL Czulvang Lah

HA Daniel Bonini

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-03-25

AD Darksaber - 2003-08-01

Darth Vader

CPT Dave Darklighter

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-07-27

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-03-03

MAJ Delak Krennel - 2003-04-07

MAJ Deleted Member

COL Den Darkhill

LC Dengar March - 2003-12-11

CPT Derek Dan - 2003-08-02

COL Dirty Vader

LC Dolsar Saris - 2005-02-08

COL Drak - 2004-08-08

COL Drako - 2003-08-11

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2003-09-14

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2009-06-17

CM Dvader - 2003-07-31

LT Eifel - 2005-05-10

CM El Guapo

GN Exar Kit - 2003-04-15

COL Flint Darkstar

LC Frey Gallandro - 2003-02-18

HA Frodo March - 2 times, last on 2014-06-18

RA Genie - 2 times, last on 2022-10-25

CM Ghorg - 2003-08-03

AD Gidda - 2003-08-11

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail - 2003-03-11

LT Glauron - 2003-08-02

GN Golbez Harvey - 2016-04-19

MAJ Gustan - 2003-10-03

COL Gyssler - 2011-12-11

LC Gytheran - 2021-10-18

AD Hav Antiel - 2019-09-02

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-28

MAJ Hunter - 2003-02-22

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-07-20

CPT Jan Pieter

MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2022-02-09

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-05-08

FA John T. Clark

COL Jon Doyle-Strathaven - 2003-08-28

COL Justin - 2003-02-25

LC Kadon Beir

GN Kaisin Mirtez

LT Kalin Steele - 2022-01-26

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-05-15

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2 times, last on 2022-01-11

MAJ Keiran Laserlight

LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-04-26

FA Khadgar - 2003-08-01

Khameir Sarin - 2003-02-18

LC Legion Ordo - 2022-02-04

COL Lenvik - 2005-01-26

CM LQC-75-3 - 2022-01-12

LCM Luca Fett - 2003-05-13

LCM Ludovicus Gallorum - 2023-09-23

CPT Machinari - 2003-09-30

CPT Mad Max - 2003-02-28

COL Malidir

FA Marcin Szydlowski

MAJ Marcus Caine

CPT Marenac

GN Mark Schueler

MAJ Michael - 2003-08-11

CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-05-30

COL Moagim Daar

MAJ Morgoth - 2022-01-24

COL Nightmare - 2003-03-29

COL NiksaVel - 2022-01-23

CM Nova Discordia - 2023-09-30

LCM Oskar Holtz

FA Pellaeon

HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2022-02-08

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2022-01-25

COL Phantom - 2003-08-01

AD Phoenix Berkana - 2022-10-23

FA Pickled Yoda - 3 times, last on 2022-10-31

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-02-21

CPT Predator

CM Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton - 2003-07-27

LC Quincy Nelson

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2019-10-31

COL Rau Aznable

GN Ric Hunter

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-07-23

CPT S 4patas - 2004-12-15

CM Sabbath - 2003-08-29

LC Savageaz - 2003-02-20

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-02-21

GN Sickman - 2003-07-29

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2022-01-18

LC SkyShadow - 2022-01-12

CPT SL8c8 - 2 times, last on 2022-01-28

GN Smitrock - 2004-07-16

LC Solohan50 - 2 times, last on 2021-10-14

LC Spade - 2003-11-17

LC Thaas Pobyn

LC Thorn - 2003-07-04

CPT Tiamat - 2003-11-05

AD TK-2107 - 2003-07-13

CPT TK-6686 - 2005-01-27

COL TK-7764 - 2003-03-07

CM TK-9780

LCM Topace31 - 2004-12-15

LT Trent Devson

LT Troy - 2019-09-02

MAJ Tuba - 2011-09-24

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-08-02

LCM Valjean - 2003-09-22

CPT Vertigo

MAJ VinDoros - 2003-04-27

CPT Viper

CM Virus

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-08-03

CPT Von Predator

CPT Wildfire - 2022-02-06

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 3 times, last on 2023-05-23

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-03-15

MAJ Xye - 2021-10-18

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk - 2003-03-11

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2003-08-11

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-06-03

TITLE: Cosmetic Wars!	
MEDAL: The Cleanest Plaque in the fleet
GAME PLATFORM: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
Created by: CMDR-TCS/MAJ Frodo/Krayt/Wing XIV/ISD Intrepid

Required patches

Installation instructions
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 on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

This battle is funny, and fairly easy.  Enjoy yourself, and stay clean!

Hardware used: Pentium 133Mhz, 5 year old Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick, XvTED, paper.