Tactical Operations Briefing: Imperial
BoP Operation 11, Reconnaissance of Nocto System
Skill Level: Hard
Duty Roster: Slot 2, TIE Advanced Avenger
Craft: TIE Advanced
Armament: Advanced Concussion Missiles
Time Limit: 15 Minutes
When the mission begins, note the location of all rebel craft.
Most importantly, there will be a Nebulon B-2 Frigate--the "Valiant"--which
will perform a micro-jump in your direction. To complete the mission
objective of inspecting the frigate, just turn toward the Ship Yard
"Calenz" and target the M/FRG when it re-emerges from hyper space.
Now you will need to send all of your laser, shield, and beam power
to engines (LESB=0/100/0/0), also keep in mind that setting your
shields for full rear, while your have 200% will retain the forward
shielding. Shortly after the "Valiant" passes over you, T-Wing Green
will launch from it?s hanger bay, don?t deviate from your objectives,
while in single-player, you are the only fighter capable of completing
the mission?s goals.
Once the "Valiant" and it?s fighters are behind you, target the
Modified Strike Cruiser "Sagina," it will be the first one to leave
the Ship Yard?s docking area. When you finally reach it, the "Sagina"
will have probably begun it?s one minute journey towards hyperspace,
inspect it--then press the [O] key to target the Strike Cruiser
labeled "AGWS-03," once it is inspected, ID both the Ship Yard and
"AGWS-04." Now pursue Escort Transport Upsilon 1, which should still
be waiting within one of the Ship Yard?s hanger bays. Inspect, then
destroy, the ETR as quickly as possible (11 AMs should do it), if
you don?t Upsilon 1 will add more mines to the already dense mine
field surrounding the Ship Yard.
With about ten minutes left in the mission, the Light Mon Calamari
Cruiser "Pertenax" will enter the battle and launch A-Wing Blue.
Ignore the A-Wings as you did T-Wing Green, letting your wingmen
keep them from you, you will have practically no extra time to dogfight
in this mission. The "Pertenax" will be the last thing that you
will want to inspect. For now, just use the missiles remaining in
your launchers on the Gun Turrets, and then attack the mine field
until you destroy it, or are destroyed yourself.
When you finally get to a new TIE Advanced, run to the Ship Yard
as quickly as possible and engage any remaining Gun Platforms and
mines. It should be noted that one GunPlt should only take three
ACMs, and that they can be targeted by warheads from far as six
klicks. Once all of the static defenses have been destroyed, get
close to and inspect the "Pertenax" and quit the mission. If you
do all of this within fifteen minutes you will have received an
Excellent Performance. However, if you can kill enough rebel ships
within these time constraints, a Top Performance is possible (consider
re-flying the mission with heavy rockets in exercise mode and take
out the STRKCs after inspecting them).
Author: Tony Marco (Kid - Rogue Six)
Strategy: Tony Marco