Tactical Operations Briefing: Rebel

BoP Training Operation, Retrieve supply containers from Gelgelar base

Skill level: Hard
Duty Roster: Slot 6, B-wing Green
Craft: B-wing
#Craft: 1
#Waves: 3
Armament: Heavy Rockets (8)
Countermeasures: Flare

The tactics used in this mission are very similar to those used in the tacop explaining how to complete this mission in the Rebel campaign. However, there are a few differences that permit you to get even more points, simply because you have heavy rockets as Armament.

When you enter the mission, set your ELS to 0/0 and target the M/FRG Harpy and fire your full warhead load at it. If all rockets hit, it will be a 64% hull and will make it's run to hyperspace.

The Liberty will now be in the area and will be shooting at the M/FRG, so it will damage it even more. Hyper out for your second craft. Once in the new fighter, set your ELS to 75/0 and fire three rockets at the M/FRG. Killing it will give you 7500 bonus points. Now go after T/B's Beta that will be firing at the Liberty. Once you have killed them, a new group from Beta will exit the Stormhawk and will attack the Liberty. Disable them. Now go after the remaining fighters (T/F Alpha, T/I Delta and T/A Zeta).

Disable at least one of each group and then order any X-wings from Rogue group to wait, as these trigger-happy pilots will kill them and make new waves enter the area. Fire your five remaining rockets at the Stormhawk and then check to see if the PLT Hormuuz's shields are down. If they are, order your wingmen to attack the VSD and then disable the Hormuuz. Otherwise, let your wingmen attack the PLT until it's shields drop.

When the Hormuuz is disabled, hyper out of the area for your last fighter. Once in it, fire a dual rocket shot at the VSD and order your wingmen to attack it. Do NOT fire your remaining rockets yet, or else you will have to hustle like a Jawa to disable the VSD. Now assist your wingmen by making strafing runs at the VSD. When the Stormhawk's shield hits 40%, it will start running, so now is the time to use the remaining six rockets in your warhead launchers. Fire them at the VSD in pairs and then disable the VSD. Now order your wingmen to wait.

This is the point in the mission where points really start racking up. Kill the Hormuuz for 5000 bonus points and the Stormhawk for 10,000 bonus points.

Next, kill T/B's Beta and then head at full throttle for the CRS Liberty. In a few seconds, two GUN's from group TAU will enter the area and will go after the Liberty. Don't stress too much, they don't have any warheads. Just intercept them quickly and then eliminate their three follow-up waves and you'll do fine. Plus you'll get 5000 bonus points for having killed 100% of group TAU.

Fly back towards the disabled Imperial fighters and destroy them, all except for one of the T/A's from Zeta, as replacements will follow the destruction of the first wave. Inspect the four cargo containers and let Heavy Lifter's Weevil dock with them and take them away.

Use the five minutes of free time you have to recharge your shields and lasers. When group Weevil goes to hyperspace, you will get the mission complete message and you will have a high enough score for a Top Performance. But if you want to kill the T/A's, go ahead and kill the follow-ups and then be proud to know that you have yet another blue ribbon to boast about.

Author: Marc Desrosiers ( Prowler  Buccaneer 5 )
Strategy: Marc Desrosiers