XvT-TC 70: Cyclone Squadron operations I (Battle of Hoth)

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2003-05-21
Last updated: 2009-02-22

CM TK-9780

Average rating 4.1
Reviews: 15
Bug reports: 3
Times completed: 170
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

Played on easy. Really enjoyed the story and how it ties into the XWA story. Got to support the Challenge

Pretty good battle overall. No issues, everything worked as intended for me. Good story and I always love seeing the Challenge in game!

I enjoyed this one! Appreciate the well balanced difficulty levels; Easy is Easy, Medium is Mediumish (maybe still a bit easy), Hard is... well, Hard! But it's a fun look at activities by a classic Challenge squadron during the events of ESB.

Quick little battle with simply structured straight forward missions. There is a little story line as well.

This battle is one hard bone to gnaw. Missions are well designed and laid-out flawlessly. In hard level, dogfighting in a GUN is going to prove a real challenge against missile shooting A-Ws and T-Ws. Player will find a very demanding battle with some missions on the brink of frustrating. For hardcore pilots. If you want an easy day at the beach, check elsewhere. But if you want a nice challenge, fly it on hard level. You have been warned!

Played this on hard. The briefing is excellent and the story reasonably well-crafted. There is some failing on the orders of the enemy craft (several missions esp the ones you have a decoy beam) and in one mission of the friendly craft. It is enjoyable but XvT is unforgiving. A good battle overall and I can see from the timings of some craft that its creator tried to design the scenario well. The only failing is some of the orders of the enemy craft. In addition, mission #2 exceeds the craft limit and as a result one flight group does not appear on hard. Reported it as a bug.

Fun missions. The duration and difficulty level was just about right when I played on medium. On hard was a different story...so many missiles!!! I was dreading yet another 'Kill the rebels escaping Hoth' scenario, but this battle was different and interesting. I loved the appearance of some familiar names from XWA and getting to blow them up because they are troublemakers. I also enjoyed the variety of craft (unshielded interceptor, missile boat and TIE/advanced) and the different roles from inspection to assault so it didn't get repeative or boring. There is lots of inspection and you have to hustle to get the objectives at times so that made it challenging.

This battle was pretty fun! I took one point off for making me fly an Assault Gunboat. That is always a detractor from what was otherwise a good battle. I swear, those things are like flying pregnant yaks. I thought the story was a bit boring as the aftermath of the Battle of Hoth has been a bit done to death. Also, that inspection mission (I think mission 4? I forgot. I’m hungover) was pretty seriously frustrating with mag pulse torpedoes flying everywhere and me only being able to move like 10 feet at a time before being hit by another. Also, the stuff I was supposed to capture kept getting blown to bits and I could not figure out why for a while...once I did, I had to tell everyone to ignore them and I concentrated on them myself so we would not keep failing the mission. Overall good battle!

This battle was fun and reasonably challenging on Medium for the first three missions, although I do not usually enjoy inspection missions when the enemy are spamming Mag Pulses. Mission 4 was a letdown brought about by the Space Bombs flying everywhere - if you do not kill the Y-Wings, you'll lose the mission at the same time you win it.

I played on Easy. This was a decent battle. The missions were all varied and it wasn't just an endless stream of bad guys. It was very easy on Easy, except for the mission where you have to inspect containers. For some reason, the capture objectives kept getting destroyed and I couldn't tell from where. Other than that, not a bad mission.

I enjoyed this- I was able to focus mostly on blowing apart enemy ships, which is what I like to do so I had a lot of fun here.

Pretty good, not too hard, not overly easy. I quite liked it.

Personally..I'm not a fan of this series, its quite, well I thought it boring. Technical side it was quite good but the story just wasn't...magical.

This is ONE COOL Battle... although you fly in old Ties and Gunboats are considered "state of the art", it is a journey to a better time, when the Empire was in power and the coolest thing was to look 80ish...

This is a historic look at situation in and around the Hoth system, time period is a few months before the attack on Echo Base. XWA owners will recognise some of teams used, the missions were not designed to leave the player combating alone against overwhelming odds, but more the integration of team work. I've tried to cover most aspects from the XvT game from 'Inspection to Heavy assault. Please enjoy, any and all feed back is welcome.

Battle Bug Reports

VA Locke Setzer


On Mission #2 - Omicron 7 will take the container regardless of whether or not its disabled (causing a mission failed if it wasn't disabled beforehand). Likely should drop the disable container goal or update Omicron 7's orders to not arrive/board until the container has been disabled.

There's also some issues in Mission #4's briefing with missing lines of text, spots without text, etc.

RA Genie


In Mission #2, the craft limit of 32 is reached when the TWs and AWs appear from scouting and getting shot repectively). As a result the XWs never show up or if they do then the AWs dont show up due to the craft limit getting exceeded. This can be easily fixed by reducing the number of containers by four (as this does not really affect the mission)

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 3: ATR Omega and ISD Challenge disable the Azzameen platform again after it has been captured.

High Scores

Battle Total: 231,455 COL Brucmack
Mission 1: 35,165 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 85,240 COL Brucmack
Mission 3: 69,230 COL Brucmack
Mission 4: 41,820 COL Brucmack

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 231,455 COL Brucmack 2005-02-12
2 186,629 AD Gidda 2003-08-30
3 138,430 RA Genie 2021-04-22
4 135,552 CPT Derek Dan 2003-08-30
5 133,939 LCM Luca Fett 2003-06-07
6 132,576 MAJ Zhaim Jifarr 2003-08-30
7 131,063 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2021-04-06
8 122,569 CPT Tvan'Oris 2003-08-30
9 120,843 MAJ Michael 2003-08-30
10 117,409 AD Apophis Kuma 2003-08-22

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 154 pilots a total of 167 times.

COL Aardvark - 2 times, last on 2021-04-26

GN Abel Malik - 2003-05-22

MAJ Aft Skylek - 2003-06-26

LC Alec Qarni - 2003-07-09

COL Alexander Almasy - 2014-11-06

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 7 times, last on 2021-04-06

LC andr3 - 2022-12-01

AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-08-22

CM Arcanix - 2003-08-17

MAJ Arid Foxtrot - 2003-09-16

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2005-05-02

LC Big Poppa K

CM BlackHellKnight - 2003-06-03

LT Bozo

COL Brucmack - 2005-02-12

MAJ Bryan

LT Cameron Yorke - 2019-12-30

LT Child Of Osiris - 2003-07-25

LC Choosh - 2003-05-24

LC Chris Cox

CPT Colhar Jeth Sudar - 2003-07-24

RA Colo Delste - 2021-04-19

CPT Con Selar - 2003-09-01

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-10-27

GN Coranel Both - 2016-03-19

MAJ Coremy Jertese - 2019-11-02

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-05-24

LC Curtis - 2003-10-05

COL Czulvang Lah

COL D. T. Hammer - 2003-06-01

CPT Daar Skeloria - 2003-10-10

HA Daniel Bonini

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-05-24

CPT Dante - 2003-07-15

AD Darksaber - 2003-08-25

CPT Dave Darklighter

COL Davi Anthol - 2003-07-27

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-06-07

MAJ Delak Krennel - 2003-06-03

CPT Derek Dan - 2003-08-30

COL Dirty Vader

LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2021-04-30

COL Drak - 2003-06-16

LCM Drax Remlinger - 2003-08-20

CM Dukimar - 2003-07-16

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

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-06-14

LT Eifel

CM El Guapo - 2004-10-06

GN Elwood the Brave

GN Exar Kit - 2003-10-12

HA Frodo March

RA Genie - 2021-04-22

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda - 2003-08-30

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

COL Gyssler - 2012-02-08

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-02-29

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-28

MAJ Hunter

CPT Hunterwolf - 2003-08-10

CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-07-17

LC Iceman

CM Jack Wynand - 2020-01-04

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2024-04-09

CPT Jan Pieter

LCM Jaorrus Morraus

MAJ Jedgar - 2017-12-30

COL Jer Stryker - 2004-06-27

FA John T. Clark

COL Justin - 2003-07-22

LC Kadon Beir

GN Kaisin Mirtez

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-04-01

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-04-07

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-09-27

MAJ Keiran Laserlight

LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-07-22

LCM Lah - 2003-07-24

COL Lenvik - 2005-01-26

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-05-03

LCM Lone Starr - 2003-10-11

LCM Luca Fett - 2003-06-07

CPT Machinari - 2003-09-22

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-07-20

COL Malidir

FA Marcin Szydlowski

CPT Marenac

GN Mark Schueler

LCM Meanman - 2003-07-09

MAJ Michael - 2003-08-30

CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-06-03

LT Mord Gladdian - 2003-11-24

MAJ Morgoth - 2021-04-13

COL Mosh

COL Mouse Droid - 2004-05-30

LCM Muskrat

LCM Naar Treib - 2003-08-11

COL Nightmare - 2003-08-17

RA Nutrientman

LCM Oskar Holtz

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-09-05

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-04-26

COL Phantom - 2003-08-20

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2021-04-10

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-06-15

CPT Predator

CM Predator

AD Proton - 2003-08-20

LC Quincy Nelson

GN Rancorous

COL Rau Aznable

GN Ric Hunter

LT Rosh Nyine - 2024-06-15

LT Rowland - 2005-03-25

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-08-12

CM Sabbath - 2003-09-26

LC Savageaz - 2003-06-14

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-06-12

LCM Shagen - 2003-09-16

GN Sickman - 2003-08-19

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2021-04-29

LC SkyShadow - 2021-04-22

CPT SL8c8 - 2019-12-13

LC Solohan50 - 3 times, last on 2021-10-23

LC Steve Strangelove

AD Stryker - 2021-04-06

COL Talons Pryde

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-06-10

LC Thorn - 2003-07-04

CPT Tiamat - 2003-11-12

AD TK-2107 - 2003-11-04

COL TK-7764 - 2003-05-29

CM TK-9780 - 2003-05-30

CM Toran Yarr

GN Triji Boliv - 2023-05-04

MAJ Tuba - 2011-10-23

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-08-30

LT Ty Saunderez - 2023-11-11

LCM Valjean - 2003-08-18

COL Varth Nader - 2003-08-16

CPT Vertigo

MAJ Witcher - 2021-04-19

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-04-06

MAJ Wreckage - 2021-04-24

CM Xanatos Screed

CM Yaro Altor

SL Zekk Terrik - 2021-04-09

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2003-08-30

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar

LT Zytsef - 2003-08-15

Title: Cyclone Squadron operations (Battle of Hoth)

Game Platform:  XvT

Missions: 4

Medal:  The order of "Veni, Vidi, Dormivi" (I came, I saw, I slept) 

Author: FL/LT TK-9780/Cyclone 2-1/Wing X/ISD Challenge

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
4] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

The mission cover Imperial operations upto the attack on Echo base by Lord Vader's forces.
During this missions you have the opertunity to prove your loyalty to the Emperor.

These missions are designed for the player to work with friendly AI craft to complete the required tasks.

I do hope that you enjoy playing the missions, feed back good and bad will be welcome.
Just remember we know who you are!


(fell_guy@yahoo.co.uk) - "Whispering death" 
FL/LT TK-9780/Cyclone 2-1/Wing X/ISD Challenge