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Tour of Duty Six - Mission 3
Raid Mercenary Base
X-Wing Alliance Strategy Guide
Score: 2542 Bonus: 1200
The Alliance needs to raid your old home, which is now housing the mercenaries.  Defeat the enemy Starfighters and protect the boarding teams.



This is definitely one of the toughest missions in the game.  Protecting the Otana and ATR Storm are of utmost importance.

As the game says, you should dumb-fire your proton torpedoes at the cruiser right away.   Then deal with the defenses using all-linked fire mode while the other fighters deal with the mercenary ships.

Keep an eye out early for the leaving shuttle so you can inspect it - the people onboard are needed later and thus the ship is considered friendly.

When ATR Storm goes in to board, put them in a preset and keep a constant vigil to make sure they are unharmed.  A good deal of the current and incoming Starfighters will focus on him.  Also make sure to take out the Marauder Corvette as it will destroy docked craft easily.

After the boarding party finds the bomb, switch your preset to the Otana, follow it to its docking position, and circle it with an extremely slow engine rate.   Put shields and lasers to maximum recharge, and prepare for the fleet of Blastboats coming in.  Order your squadron to attack their fighter type and fire in the Blastboats direction before you are in firing range - this allows you to pick down the missiles firing at the Otana.

When the Blastboats are either all destroyed (watch it, a few come in from below the station) or too busy trying to fire lasers, start dogfighting.  Defeating the Blastboats is the key part of the mission, so if the Otana survives, you will probably win the mission.

There is one tricky problem to keep aware of, though - if the Otana is hit by friendly fire while docked, it will immediately disengage and attack the station, basically ending the mission in failure.

Tour of Duty Six:
Mission 1 | Mission 2 | Mission 3 | Mission 4 | Mission 5 | Mission 6 | Mission 7

Table of Contents:
Systems Help | Prologue
Tour 1 | Tour 2 | Tour 3 | Tour 4 | Tour 5 | Tour 6 | Tour 7

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Playable Craft Stats:


Proton Torpedoes


 Mission Stats

B/W Gold (5)

X/W Red (6)

FRS Andrasta

YT-2000 Otana

ATR Storm

No Reinforcements

Bonus Objectives

(800) Destroy 100% of Mercenary Starfighters

(800) Destroy M-CRV Plague

(200) Inspect SHU Soro-Suul


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