Sunday, 25 October 2015

X-wing, Lost Ark Games, Stevenage event 24/10/15

So decided to go down to Lost Ark for a X-wing event, only been down once before and last time the event was cancelled due to only two of us showing up!
This time there was twelve of us to battle it out! over four rounds.
Some good prizes on other

1st-2 Small ships/ 1 Large Ship
2nd-1 Small ship and some FFG wallets
3rd- 1 Small ship

I went for a bit of a different list for this event, wanting to try the new T-70 out, so I sent my goal of two wins out of the four games.

My list

Poe, PTL, BB8, Autothrusters
3x Bandits

So yep the Super Poe, my was to fly in formation till Poe had a good chance to split off or in till Biggs went down.

Super Poe ready for action!
Game 1-
Boba, VI, Engine, K4, Seismic
Bossk, VI, Engine, K4, Tactician, Gunner

So higher pilot skill so not much arc dodging for Poe this game.
I turned into the rocks early with all five of my ships together and found the Hounds Tooth in firing range, with Boba out of the fight at this stage, and Bossk took some serious hurt while he did double stress Biggs he only managed one damage.
Next turn some Bossk try to get behind my formation, but I had turned into him, so he crashed into Biggs, and very quickly went down.
Now Boba was in the fight but turned away to use his rear arc, Biggs went off to clear stress while the Bandits and Poe slowly took damage off Boba.
Boba managed to drop two bandits, but with the remaining bandit and Poe ships chasing him and Biggs coming around to trap him in a corner, he went down.
Win 100-24

Good start, but not really a good test for Poe.

Bossk about to be in trouble

Game 2-
3 Kihraxz
2 M3A's with Mango

So we set up at different corners so no straight joust, and I split Poe off from turn one.
He made a fast move though the rocks and knocked a shield of a Kihraxz early, before swooping in behind a rock and one shooting a M3A.
At this stage the other player decided to turn everything towards Poe, except one Kihraxz K-turned in front of my swarm, causing a crash.
When turning everything towards Poe, the other M3A landed on the rock, but the other two Kihraxz took all three shields off Poe.
At this stage he tries to K-turn the three ships that went after Poe, but the M3A goes off the board.
The other Kihraxz tries to keep blocking my formation which is now splitting up.
I rush Poe off and he quickly deals with the Kihraxz that was causing my swarm problems, while the swarm rushes off to deal with the remaining two Kihraxz fighters.
He does manage to drop a bandit, but my ships where able to finish the game easily as both his Kihraxz were heavily damaged.

Poe was amazing this game, zooming around and flew like a Interceptor, he finished two Kihraxz fighters and one M3A by himself!

Swarm trying to deal with 2 Kihraxz
So 2 out of 2! What a great start, my goal complete, so all about just trying making sure I give Poe a good run out!

Game 3-
Leebo, Pred, Recon, Title, Mango
Chewbacca, Jan, Recon, Pred

So I wanted to drop Chewbacca quickly, and I was able to quickly drop Chewbacca down to Hull early, Biggs started taking a bit of damage, but as Poe finished off Chewbacca after a couple of turns of chasing him, Biggs went down.
At this point the Bandits chucked themselves at Leebo, dealing minor damage, but Poe finally turned around and put his foot down to join in chasing Leebo.
And thats went Leebo took some real damage.
Leebo was able to drop 2 bandits but Poe with his Barrel roll, PTL, Focus, Green Move, Target Lock, really shined this game, as he was able to put heavy damage on Leebo.
Win 100-49

Poe really become a Mini Aggressor combined with a offensive Soontir this game, dealing out some real fire power to hurt both Chewbacca and Leebo.

Game 4 (Final)-
4x Royal Guard Interceptors, Autothrusters, Crack Shot

Interesting list, but he had been doing well with it all day and so wasn't going to be a easy game.
There was a lot of trading firepower in this game, and damage seemed to take ages to deal.
Poe was able to one shot a Interceptor but also found himself being shot at by two and losing his shields.
But while the Headhunters had took a beating all three where still around, only Biggs had been dropped, and by now the Interceptors had been taking damage, and slowly started to get destroyed.
Was helped by one parking on a rock, in front of three ships, including Poe.
Win 100-25

Shoot me some Interceptors!

So 4 wins out of 4, quite surprised by this, but Poe is amazing. I will continue to think of a better support to fly with him, but this list went quite well!

So finishing 1st I was able to take 2 small ships!
I took a Tie Advanced, just in case I needed a 4th one.
And I took a Kihraxz, which means I have 4 now.

Good fun day, but then I would say that!