Sunday, 27 July 2014

St Neots Casual event

So last night, a group of 6 of us got together to play a bit of x-wing,  I decided to go Imperial... well as a casual event I wanted to try something different, instead of Rebels which I have been doing really well with! Also in the end only 1 player brought rebels.

So I thought I would try some wave 4 aswell!

My list

Bounty Hunter
Delta Pilot     (Now both of these are Hull and shield heavy and act quite like rebel ships, hence why I choose them, this should help my fly Imperials quite well)

Whisper, VI, ACD (Now I wanted to use a more Imperially ship, as in one that flies around and never gets shot... so I choose the Phantom.. as no ship can do it better, if flown right)

Game 1-
Echo, VI, Advanced Sensors, ACD,  Navigator
Rexlar, HLC, Cluster missiles, predator, shield upgrade

Well first thoughts were that Rexlar look very nasty, but he would struggle against a Phantom, Cluster Missiles for example will struggle to do much against my Defender or Phantom, but could be quite handy against my Firespray.  Echo is fun to see being used, as apparently the best ship in the current meta, but with whisper I knew I was moving last, so I was quite happy with that.

For most of the game, not much happened, except a few pot shots around, in the last 10 mins of time, my Defender fell, then his Phantom and then my bounty hunter got its first shot in and finished his defender.
The problem with this game was my Firespray never got into the action intill the last round, so I was relying on a defender and a phantom against a better defender and a beefed up phantom, so winning this 100-30 was quite surprising, as Rexlar should of murdered my defender quite well.
Result-win (100-30)

Game 2-
Boba Fett, saboteur, marksmenship, Seimic Charge, assault missile
Jonus, cluster missiles, proton torpedo
Mithel, stealth

Looking at his list, was that Boba was very loaded up, never seen Boba on a table, not known a firespray loaded like that, the list itself doesnt have much firepower, and very little survivability.
And that is how the game went, 100-0, and I didnt relly take much damage all game, my phantom lost a shield, but that was my flying over a obstacle (I meant to do it, got a range 1 shot that way out of arc)
He flew boba off the field instead of getting him murdered, as he got trapped in corner, and he would of had all 3 of my ships at range 1.
Result-win, (100-0)

Game 3-
Wedge, R2D2
Corren Horn, R2F2

Well good list, but could of done with more upgrades on the E and B wing and dropping Wedge for Biggs but anyway..
The first combat, he took a few shields of my Defender, but his Wedge went down, which was always the goal.. cant let Wedge get a shot in against my Phantom!
And it went a bit like that, phantom staying out of arcs and shooting and the defender just K-turning and shooting everything, by the end my Phantom and Defender had 1 Hull left each and my Bounty Hunter had lost about 2 shields, so while it was a 100-0 he was unlucky not to make that 100-67 by the Phantom and Defender surviving.
Result-win, (100-0)

So 3-0 with Imperials, 300-30, which is unreal,  never thought that would happen! Phantoms are quite easy to play, and not as difficult as I thought it would be, but I still think the Defender is awesome.
I now dislike Firesprays though, I dont know if thats because I fly the Falcon a lot, but I really missed the 1 sharp on the Firespray!

O well good to dust of some Imperials and give them a run :)