Tactical Operations Briefing: Rebel
XvT, Single Player Exercise: Custom Dogfight
Skill Level: Hard
Duty Roster: Slot 1, X-wing Rogue
Armament: Advanced Missiles (8)
There are many different strategies to completing this mission.
I am going to go over what is in my opinion the easiest of all the
strategies. Also, I am assuming you are flying this mission as a
custom dogfight, instead of a capital ship attack (which is another
method of flying this mission and earning a Top Performance).
This mission is exactly what it says, a custom dogfight. You get
to choose which craft you go up against, and when you go up against
them. The only requirement for beating this mission is to destroying
the first ship of each of the four ship types (1 T/F, 1 T/I, 1 T/B,
and 1 T/A). You are only required to make these four kills, but
with a little more time and effort, you can earn the coveted Top
Performance. That is the strategy I will focus on in this briefing.
When you enter the mission, set your preferred ELS for dogfighting
Tie Fighters. I personally like to use 75/50, but I also am known
to use 100/0 on occasion. Since you have 100 follow-up waves, it
doesn't really matter. Set your lasers to your preferred laser setting
(single, dual, or linked), but keep warheads set at single fire.
Tell your wingman to wait (SHIFT-W) and target CN/E ?T/F.? Inspecting
this container causes the first ship from the T/F group to enter.
This pilot is of the Novice skill level and is easy to dispatch.
Destroy him using either lasers, or an Adv. Missile, it doesn't
really matter which. This is the only craft from the T/F group that
has to be destroyed in order to complete the mission, but we are
after a blue ribbon!
By this time, more TIEs should be on their way, so pick one and
go to it. Assign your wingman targets by targeting a ship and ordering
him to attack (SHIFT-A). One by one destroy this craft's follow
up waves. The AI ranges from Novice to Top Ace (10 of each level).
My preferred method is to single fire all of my Adv. Missiles then
attack the rest of the ships with lasers until I am destroyed. Then
switch back to missiles in the new craft and repeat the strategy.
Once all of the T/Fs are gone, tell your wingman to wait again
and target CN/E ?T/I.? Follow the same procedure as you did with
the T/Fs. Once all of the T/Is are destroyed you should have 50,000
pts, but don't hyper out just yet. You still have to kill the first
craft of the T/B and T/A groups. You also have to make a choice--the
easiest way is to just kill the first craft of the T/B and T/A groups.
To do this, I like to tell my wingman to wait again, set ELS to
0/0 and target CN/E ?T/B.? I then inspect it, and fire one Adv.
Missile at the T/B, then turn and target CN/E ?T/A.? Inspect it,
fire one Adv. Missile at it, and hyper home, and enjoy your Top
The other way, and the way to get maximum points, is to continue
on with CN/E ?T/B? and CN/E ?T/A? the way you did with T/F and T/I
until all enemy ships are destroyed. Then, if you want, identify
CN/E ?Challenge? and destroy the capital ships that hyper in (it
is better in this case however, to have selected Heavy Rockets as
your Armament). CUV Reload will replenish your warheads when you
run out, just be sure to keep him near the PLT for safety. After
all of the capitol ships are destroyed, go home for the Top Performance.
Author: Brennan Roth (Rainman - Rogue 5)
Strategy: Brennan Roth