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Tactical Operations Briefing: Rebel

XvT Combat Engagement: Hit and Fade on Elliirad Platform

Skill level: Hard
Duty Roster: Slot 1, Y-wing Gold
Craft: B-wing (Y-wing if you don?t have BoP)
#Craft: 2
#Waves: 2
Armament: Advanced Torpedoes
Countermeasure: Flare

This mission is fairly easy to earn a Top Performance on if you follow some simple instructions.

As soon as you enter the mission, set ELS to 0/0 and go after the nearest fighter (T/F Zeta). Tell all of your teammates to wait using [SHIFT-W] as quickly as possible, disable both Zeta Groups (2 groups of 3 fighters). Hit the ?R? key and go after the nearest GUN from flight group Nu. I like to use a 75/0 ELS setting for engaging the GUNs. You need to disable these as soon as possible--one usually targets your fellow Rebels. If one of the Rebel ships is destroyed, you must tell their follow up waves to wait or they will destroy any disabled ships.

Once T/F Zeta and Gun Nu are disabled, the mission becomes easy. Go after the CNVYR that is in the area (depending on how long you took to disable the fighters, there will be a different one). I like to dual fire ATs at the CNVYR to get it?s shields down, and then disable it. Next go after the CARG that is in the area. Dual fire another pair of ATs at the CARG and disable it. Be sure to ID the CNVYR and CARG to gain bonus points. By now the E/S should have docked with the PLT and hypered out, this destroys the PLT and gets you 12,500 bonus points.

Now go after the Containers. You get bonus points for ID-ing them, so go ahead and take the time to do it. Then destroy them. When 50% of the cargo craft are destroyed, two more GUNs from Nu group will hyper in and attack you. Disable them as quickly as you can. Then kill the remaining Containers. When you destroy the rest of the CONs, 66% of all cargo craft (CONs, CNVYR, and CARG) should be destroyed, and you will get the mission complete message. You might have to go after the disabled CNVYR and CARG, however, to achieve 66%. Once you have 66% destroyed, you are free to go home. By this time you should have 50,000 points which is enough for a Top Performance. If you want to stick around for some more fun, feel free to stay and face the ISD and its fighters that hyper in when you get the mission complete.

Keep in mind that you will lose the mission if 66% of Rebel craft are destroyed, so you will have to be quick, and not let your teammates be killed. The ISD will launch 3 groups of 2 T/Is. Disable these 6 fighters and recharge your shields and lasers. Then kill one group of T/Is and it?s follow-up waves. Repeat with the other groups if you want to. When all the T/Is are destroyed you can attack the ISD if you choose to. When it is destroyed, you will have the maximum points possible, as no more ships will hyper in. Go home and enjoy a well earned blue ribbon!

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