Tactical Operations Briefing: Rebel
XvT Combat Engagement: Ambush Arm Smugglers near Yth'aac Cluster
Skill Level: Hard
Flight Group: (slot 1) Xwing Red
# Of Craft: 2
Warheads: Advanced Torpedoes
As much as it would be nice to use a B-wing to disable your targets, speed is the name of the game for this mission.
When you enter, shunt ELS to 0/0 and save Mu 3 and 4 to F5 and F6. Save Tau 3 to F7 while assigning your wingmen to Tau 4. Link torpedoes to dual. Mu 2 will target you. Adjust ELS and destroy immediately. Next, set ELS to 0/0 and race towards Mu 3 and 4. When you get close enough, dumb fire your advanced torpedoes into each one. As soon as they are destroyed, two TIE Advanced will enter the system. Immediately send your wingmen after them. Race towards Tau 3 and 4 and destroy them. After this, save Assault Transport Sigma to F5 and race towards it. As you dumb fire your torpedoes into it (one set will do), inspect it. You now have a choice: try to get to hyperspace or eject. Do what you feel is best.
In your new craft, set ELS to 0/0 and race towards any gunboats targeting the Cargo Ferries. Again, use torpedoes to take care of them. You should also take care of the second assault transport after this. Again, make sure your wingmen cover you and use flares accordingly. With any luck you will have avoided both your Cargo Ferries from being disabled (Note: each Cargo Ferry escaping successfully is worth 10,000 points each). Destroy any remaining gunboats heading to the Cargo Ferries. By this time, you will be low on wingmen and need to evade the T/As desperately.
Lucky for you, someone has decided to call A-wing Blue in for reinforcements. They will handle the T/As and any other craft. You should use any remaining torpedoes to take out the gunboats and T/As. Once they are destroyed you should have a total score just barely above 50,000 points.
You can now limp home in your damaged A-wing. Your flight mechanics, however, won't be so impressed - until you show them your new Top Performance Ribbon, that is!
Author: Andrew Dobson (Dobber - Rogue 3)
Strategy: Andrew Dobson