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Tactical Operations Briefing: Imperial

BoP Combat Engagement, Two on Two - Alliance CRLs vs. Imperial STRKCs

Skill Level: Hard
Duty Roster: Slot 1, Tie Advanced Avenger
Ship: Assault Gunboat
#Craft: 2
#Waves: 3
Armament: Heavy Rockets 
Countermeasures: None
Beam: Decoy

The goal of this mission is to kill both of the enemy?s CRLs without losing both of your STRKCs. The best strategy is to attack aggressively until the CRLs are destroyed, and then defend your ships. The only ships you really have to worry about attacking you are the A-wings from Blue Squadron that enter if the Rebels call for reinforcements.

When you enter the mission, set ELS to 0/0 and beam recharge to maximum. Be sure to link your warhead launchers as well. Head towards CRL Ta, and fire all eight of your Heavy Rockets at it when you get into range (within 9 km). Be sure to dumbfire the warheads without targeting the Ta so it won?t shoot them down with missiles. Then jump to your wingman?s ship and fire four of it?s Heavy Rockets at the Ta. This should destroy it and give you full credit for the kill. Now you must focus your attention on the CRL Re. Be sure to use your decoy beam whenever you are under attack.

Dumbfire your remaining four Heavy Rockets at the Re and immediately hyper out of the combat area. If this puts you in your wingman?s ship, turn on your decoy beam and then hyper out for a pair of fresh ships.

In your new ship, fire all eight of your Heavy Rockets at the Re. This should finish it off, giving you credit for the full kill. You get 10,000 bonus points for each of the CRLs that is destroyed as well. This should give you a high score, but probably not over 50,000. You can quit the mission now, but a little extra effort should clench the Top Performance ribbon for you.

Set your ELS to your preferred settings for dogfighting. Set decoy beam to normal recharge rate, and go after starfighters. You need to get as many kills as you can until you are over the 50,000 mark. This shouldn?t take too long. Concentrate on the ships that are attacking the STRKCs, since you can?t lose both of them. I like to work the heavily loaded B-wings first, then move on to Y-wings, then X-wings. These ships? follow up waves were on board the CRLs, so you don?t have to worry about them, but A-wing Blue will probably be putting some pressure on you, so be sure to use your decoy beam. I find that Heavy Rockets are effective when attacking the slower ships (B-wings, and Y-wings).

When either of your ships are at 50% hull, they will abort their mission. Don?t let both of them abort, or a draw will occur.

Author: Brennan Roth (Rainman ? Rogue 5)
Strategy: Brennan Roth