Monday, 21 September 2015

X-Wing Interclubs Event

So Sunday the 20th of September was the Inter club event, held in MK by Mr Ryan Toone!
Four teams were involved.
  • 186th, London
  • Flight Deckers, Around Birmingham
  • Vanguardians of the Galaxy, Bristol
  • Nasa, Northampton, that was us!
Teams will be referred as there location for ease of writing this report.

So the day was to be 5 games, 1 vs each of the teams in a group style set up, and then a knockout stage of 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd.

So my list for the day-
Biggs, Hull
3x Gold Pilots, TLT
Idea behind Biggs in this list, so to allow the TLTs to do their work early without any pressure, with Biggs being the target. So lets see how it did.

A good crowd with all 32 players showing up ready for the event.

A room full of gamers- One of Ryans Pictures
Game 1 vs Birmingham 

So first off I got drawn against Craig Reed (2013 National Champion?)  and it was always going to happen, I have beaten him 3 times running, and he was keen for some revenge.

His List
IGB+C, VI, HLC, FCS, Autothrusters, Dampeners

So up against the dreaded Duel IGs, a list I wasnt sure I could deal with.

Early engagements sees us both having to make difficult choices with movement, as we both get trapped in, but as IGB drops and Biggs drop, it looks like maybe my Y-Wings have a chance.
Now this is when it gets interesting, very quickly I am able to get his last IG down to 1 Hull remaining, for the cost of a Y-wing, but after that neither of my remaining Y-wings seems to have it in them to cause that last bit of damage, and over the course of well must be a good 15+ turns, he slowly deleted my Y-wings.

Lose 49-100
Team Score 2-6

Overall it was a close game, coming down to the IGs ability to dodge and evade every shot, the team overall did quite well, with some close games, and recording a good amount of kills and points.

Game 2 vs Bristol

So found out I was up against a new player, who had played less then a hand full of games, but that was not going to mater. It was to be a dice off.

4x Synicates, TLT, Unhinged

Yep a TLT dice off, and that it was happened, there is not much to say about this game, except I think he fluffed more rolls then me, Biggs had a big impact in the first couple of turns, meaning one of his Y-wings didnt get a shot in the second turn as Biggs finished him off. But except from that it was a good fun game of flying around each other.

Win 100-52
Team Score 4-4

A good showing by the team, with some good scores and impressive performances, highlight was seeing a 4 Tie Advance list taking down a full Tie Swarm.

Shoot and repeat
Game 3 vs London

Up against the UK Nationals runner up, so I knew I was in for a tough game.

Corran, FCS, PTL, Engine, R2D2, Flechette
Gold, TLT
Gold, TLT, R3-A2

First round of shooting seems him send Corran straight into range one of my formation, opening fire onto Biggs, and doing very little damage. But Biggs opened fire stripping Corran of tokens and causing damage, and Corran was quickly finished off my two of the Y-wings at range one.
Wow that was unreal, at this stage the game was over, I quickly took down the remaining Gold pilots, with the loss of Biggs.

Win 100-28
Team Score 2-6

Some quite close looking games again this round, but the London team were able to record a strong win over the team.

Biggs eyeing up Corran

Semi Final time,
Birmingham (2nd) vs Bristol (3rd)
London (1st) vs Northampton (4th)

Semi Final vs London

My opponent for this game was the Nordic National Champion, and I believe I was up against his Nordic list.

Han, Pred, Luke, C3P0, Title, Engine
Jake, PTL, Title, Proton Rockets, VI, Autothrusters

I knew I needed to drop Jake and then after that, my TLTs should cause Han some real issues.
at long range I was able to put some damage on Jake but not enough to finish the A-wing.
Jake zoomed into range one and was able to get his Proton Rockets off killing Biggs, but Jake was exposed and become picked off by the Y-wings.
Now the game turned, the TLT put some serious hurt onto Han, and Han was unable to take any Y-wings out.

Win 100-28
Team Score 3-5

A closer round this time, and it looked like a few of our games we did lose, could of swung either way.

3rd Place Playoff vs Bristol

A few players are tiring at this point, and so this could be a close round.

Fel, PTL, stealth, Autothrusters, Title
Vader, ATC, Title, Pred, Proton
Shuttle, Emperor

I went into this game with a faint, pretending to rush forward and then turning sharply and rushing for the shuttle, this did allow me to take down the shuttle, with all four ships intact.
With the Emperor out of the game, it was much easier to hunt Fel and after a few turns the TLTs finally become to much for Fel.
Vader did get his Rockets off at a Y-wing but at this stage it didnt mater, Vader was being picked at by the TLTs and without any autothrusters or Emperor he couldn't withstand the fire power.

Win 100-0
Team Score 2-6

Now everyone of our players destroyed ships this round and again some very close looking games that could of swung either way.

Eyeing up the Shuttle with Fel and Vader getting caught out
Overall a good fun day, here is the final placements

Team placements
1st London
2nd Birmingham
3rd Bristol
4th Northampton

The teams overall scores (this is for all 5 rounds)

London, 150 points and a MOV of 5472
Birmingham, 90 points and a MOV of 3741
Bristol, 95 points and a MOV of 3906
Northampton, 65 points and a MOV of 2881

Well done to London for winning and a big well done to the current UK National Champion, for going all day without losing a ship and winning all of his games.

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Monday, 7 September 2015

MK X-wing Event, Assassination

So once again off to MK to play in a X-wing event, but this time with a twist.
"You Must Use Either a unique pilot or crew as part of your 100 point list.
If you face an opponent who has the same unique character, both you and your opponent remove either the pilot ability or turn over the crew card so that neither player uses it during your game"

So a nice rule, which could make it extremely interesting if you face any mirror matches.
I made a choice to test a Imperial list idea I had and here it is!

Darth Vader, Title, ATC
Soontir, PTL, Autothrusters
Whisper, VI, ACD

So basically we have three awesome arc dodging ships, but none of them could be loaded out fully, so this event was to decide which two I will most likely stick with and replace the third with a shuttle!

So into the games.

Game 1 vs
Dash, PTL, HLC, Nien, Engine
2x Blues

Great so Dash with HLC, this could really hurt my ships, and it did!

I was able to drop the B-wings but losing Fel and Vader in the process,  but in the end the HLC was to much for Whisper to survive.

Not a good start for the arc dodging Imperials 

Lose 44-100
Soontir Trying to put some hurt onto Dash

Game 2 vs
Razzi, Bossk, Gunnrer, K4, Engine
2x Black Sun kihraxz fighters, Glitterstim, Crack Shot

O great... A list which can make Soontir Agility 1 for a turn! Ouch!

So first exchanges saw me drop a Kihraxz before it even could return fire.
He dropped Vader and Soontir while losing his other Kihraxz and while taking a few hits on Razzi...
Now this game turned interesting, so many times he should of killed Whisper, only for Whisper to make a great agility roll or for Razzi to fluff the roll completely.
In the end Whisper was able to finish Razzi off, but Whisper really pushed his luck.

Win 100-62

First Kihraxz Fighter dies from Phantom and Vader
Game 3 vs
Doni, Extra Munitions, TLT< Recon, Homing Missiles, Ion Bomb
Cracken, Cluster Missiles
2x Bandits with a missile each

Now TLT can really mess my ships up, but it turns out he used a homing missile which didnt cause any damage, and then Doni was destroyed before the ship was able to shoot again!
After that my ships were quickly able to pick off the headhunters 1 by 1, in total I only took 1 damage and that was to one of Whispers shields, both Soontir and Vader were untouched.

Win 100-0

So at 2-1 this point, with a list I am struggling to fly well, I decided I would be happy with 1 more win and go 3-2 on the day.

Game 4 vs
Binayre, Feedback
Talonbane, Pred, Engine
Ps 5 Scyk, Title, Mango, Stealth, Crack Shot
Blacksun, Crack shot

Interesting game, that saw Vader get taken down first turn, after that Soontir went arc dodging and the other player went straight after him, while Whisper drops the Blacksun Kihraxz and then 1 shots the Scyk.
As Soontir got trapped in the corner, Talonbane Cobra had only a couple of Hull left and the Binayre due to feedback and taking a shot only had 1 hull remaining. So Cobra finished off Soontir after a good 6-7 turn chase, but this left Whisper to kill of Cobra and then next turn finish off the Headhunter!

Win 100-62

Soontir dodging all but 1 of his 4 ships!

Game 5 vs
Doni, TLT, C3P0
Horton, TLT
Dutch, TLT, VI, Elite pilot droid

Well... a list that should take me to pieces, the dreaded TLT. Early on I got Horton right down and was unlucky not to finish him a turn or two before I did! But the TLT took there toll on my list and I just couldn't keep my ships from losing shields and Hull.. first Vader then Soontir. Then Whisper did jump in and kill Dutch only for Doni to finish the Phantom off.

Lose 62-100

Prepare for incoming from them TLTs!

Overall a very good day, and finishing 8th out of 26th, with a list I didnt fly well cant be to bad!
So I will look into a new Imperial list or changes to this one, but back to Rebels for the next event.

Prizes I took away from the event.

Promo card and Lando bobble head

He goes well with the rest of them! He looks Nervous with Vader next to him though!

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Local X-wing Event!

So a small local X-wing event, 6 players, I run happened over a week ago now, yep its took me a while to sort out the write up.

Quick disclaimer, this was very quickly written, so please forgive all the grammar mistakes.

Now I had to play because of a odd number if I didn't and I don't like making a player sit out every round, anyway a very quick run down!

My list-
Vader, Lone Wolf, Title, ATC
Redline, FCS, extra Munitions, cluster missiles, plasma torps
Shuttle, Emperor

Game 1 vs
Lando, Expert Handling, Assault Missile, Nien, Title
Wedge, Markmenship, Proton Torps, R5, Engine

Wow this game was interesting, it turned into crit heaven, with Vader getting at least 2 crits a time on the Falcon, with Emperor and ATC, Redline didnt do much, shoot 1 or maybe 2 shots all game, except from that, Vader won this game basically!


Game 2 vs
Kath, Rebel Captive, Autoblaster, PTL, Engine
Rexlar, Engine, PTL, Ion Cannon

Close game, where damage just wouldnt stick! I got 3 missiles/Torps off with redline and basically did a couple of damage in total! I did get lucky and was able to drop Rexlar near the end.


Game 3 vs
Lando, Nein, Gunner, Title, PTL, Engine
Dutch, Ion Turret, 2xproton Torps, engine, R2

Dutch went down early, but then a Plasma Torp, Vader and then a Cluster Missile will do that to a Y-wing!
Lando tried to run for a few turns, Redline got a cluster off at Lando but couldnt keep up with him as Lando ran off, but Vader dealing loads of crits again was enough to finish the Falcon.


So top for me fun event and everyone seemed to enjoy it, cant wait for the next one.
All players got 2 Recon Promos, and a prize of their choice, everyone seemed happy with what they got :)

Here are some random pictures from the evening.
X-wing MK report coming soon
B-wing looks in trouble!

Early turns

Target Locks everywhere

Imperial vs Imperial!