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
Armament: Heavy Rockets
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
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