Tactical Operations Briefing: Imperial
XvT Single Player Exercise, Space Bombs
Skill Level: Hard
Duty Roster: Slot 1, T/B Beta
Craft: Assault Gunboat
Armament: Space Bombs (4)
You start this mission very close to PLT/1 Abrihom. Immediately
link your Space Bombs and dumbfire them at the PLT. Hit [J] to jump
to your wingman's craft right away, so he doesn't fire his Space
Bombs at the PLT. With your second craft, target the nearest enemy,
a Z-95 from flight group Adam, and order your wingman to attack
it. You can now fire all of your Space Bombs at the Platform, however,
if you're trying for a Top Performance, you'll only want to fire
one Space Bomb at the PLT, which is just enough to bring down its
shields. Now you want to concentrate on the Z-95s. First take care
of flight group Adam, which is protecting Abrihom and is attacking
you. Don't forget to use your wingman.
Flight groups Baker and Casper will be attacking TIE Bombers from
Delta. Order Delta to wait, target a Z-95 from flight group Baker
and order your wingman to attack it. Head towards the Z-95s at full
speed, lasers/shields at 0/0. The more bombers from Delta you can
save, the more you'll have at your disposal later.
Once all the Z-95s have been destroyed, the situation should be
something like this. Platform Abrihom should have 0% shields and
a hull rating of around 95%. If any bombers from Delta have survived,
they should be waiting for further orders. You'll want to order
your wingman and TIE Interceptor group Alpha to wait, as they'll
be patrolling right above the Abrihom and would get blown away if
not ordered to wait. The FRG Implacable will be heading towards
the Platform Cylus, and once it's in range will start attacking
it. You have to move quickly. Head toward the Cylus at 0/0, full
throttle, Space Bombs linked. Order the Mako to reload you while
you're flying towards the Cylus, this way the Mako will follow you
and it won't take you as long to reload. Dumbfire your Space Bombs
at the Cylus once you get a good aim and reload. Attacking the Cylus
will cause X-Wings from Red Squadron to arrive. Try to ignore them
and dumbfire your Space bombs again. Red will be close by now, so
try and run from them at full speed and order your wingman to attack
them. T/I's from Gamma will also be attacking them. The X-Wings
will eventually break and go after your wingman and Gamma, turn
around, set recharge to 75/50 and go after the X-Wings.
When this threat is over, order your wingman to wait again. The
Implacable will have destroyed the Cylus by now and will be flying
'round space. Reload your Bombs and start heading for Platform Bersabba.
Dumbfire your Bombs, reload and dumbfire again. That should take
care of PLT Bersabba and will earn you some more bonus points. There
should now only be one more Rebel craft/object left, PLT Abrihom.
This is the platform you have to destroy in order to complete the
mission. Reload your craft and fire your Space Bombs at the platform.
This will cause 2 X-Wings from Blue Squadron to launch. Order Alpha
to proceed with mission [Shift+G] so they'll assist you in destroying
the X-Wings. Once the X-Wings are destroyed, you should be over
the 50,000 point mark, but if you're going for maximum points, you'll
want to finish reading.
The destruction of all the Platforms has led to the arrival of
the CRS Columbia. Its four Y-Wings from Red and 4 X-Wings from Gold
will launch and target the Implacable. You have to move quickly.
If your wingman is still alive, order him to attack the fighters,
Alpha and Gamma will assist him. The remaining TIE Bombers will
be targeting the Columbia. Dumbfire your Space bombs at the Columbia.
Reload, fire. All in all you get 10 reloads, so you are allowed
to miss. The longer you take, the more damage the Implacable is
going to take though, so you don't want to take a lot of time. After
the Columbia is destroyed, you can clean up the fighters for more
points. Just remember, if the Implacable is near death, you might
want to consider ending the mission. Using this method, the Author
usually finishes with around 80,000 points.
Author: Gabriel Leventhal ( Wolfman - Rogue Three )
Strategy: Gabriel Leventhal