Monday, 12 October 2015

X-wing UK Team Championship!

So it was here the UK team championship, our team of 3 vs 31 other teams.
The event was held in MK, and every body turned up, including a teams from all over the country!
Anyway it would work like a best out of 3, for your team to win you needed at least 2 wins out of the 3 games each round.

Anyway our lists!

Me (Captain)
4x Golds, TLT
Yep boring but solid

7 Headhunters with Feedback
Fun swarmy and very nasty

Rhys (Bus boy)
Soontir +mini swarm
Basically a solid list, but Rhys turned out to be the player we chucked under the bus to try and give me and Lee good match ups!

So lists set, we arrived and off we went!

Game 1 vs 186 Teal

Me vs Soontir, Vader, Palp shuttle (This game was recorded, so will be on YouTube soon)
I took this match as both Lee and Rhys didnt want it, it was quite a straight forward game, with me winning 100-0

Rhys vs Dash, 2 y-wings with TLT
Poor Rhys struggled this game he did get half points for Dash but in the end the 360 arcs were to much for him. Lose 25-100

Lee vs 5 kihraxz fighters
Lee made a mistake and flew straight at them, and by the sounds of it was pounded early on, he did knock off a couple of kihraxz but end up losing 40-100

So team lose of 1-2, not the best of starts but it turns out 186 Teal made the final! So wasnt to bad after all!

Vader is on a rock... and next turn is between a rock and some TLTs!

Game 2 vs Boston

So Rhys was chucked under the bus this round, which gave me and Lee good match ups

Me vs Kavil, Cobra, Mux, Headhunter
I took off the Headhunter before it shot, and then Cobra was soon to follow, it basically was a pick of a ship game, and it didnt take long for the TLTs to show there strength vs these low agility ships.
Win 100-0

Rhys vs Vader, Soontir, Palp Shuttle
Yep I should of took it, but we planned otherwise, and Rhys gave it a good go, but couldnt get much luck, again he got half points for shuttle
Lose 14-100

Lee vs Dash, Doni
Lee made some good work on this game, but it was helped by poor attack rolls by Dash and Doni, Lees headhunter swarm came out big winners by 100-14

So the team wins 2-1, good round for us, and Rhys seemed okay being chucked under the bus if it helped the team. I just wanted to avoid doing that every round.

The scum getting close ready for some TLT loving!

Game 3 vs Misfits

Yep our other team... we entered two teams and we played each other! We knew it was going to happen, and once again poor Rhys was under the bus.

Me vs Boba, Cobra, Graz
I hit Boba for a lot early without taking much return fire, before Cobra went down in a single shooting phase, after he gave a y-wing a munitions failure though! But soon after Graz fell, then Boba, in quite a quick game.
Win 100-0

Rhys vs Vader, Soontir, Palp Shuttle
Rhys was going to hate this list by the end of the day! But he did really well and was unlucky not to kill Vader early on, which could of changed the whole game!
By the end his opponents Soontir and Vader both had 1 Hull left! But this game went to time, so Rhys did manage to get half points for shuttle and keep Soontir alive!
Lose 14-66

Lee vs Dutch, Garvin, Rookie, Cracken
Now this game was unreal, it was so close, last turn of the game, it was a 1 Hull rookie vs a headhunter with 3 Hull/shields remaining, the rookie had blinded pilot though, and whatever the Rookie would of done, the headhunter would of been able to feedback, it was a really bad position for the poor Rookie, so Lee got a extremely close win

Wow 2-1 again, but no celebration as this was vs our fellow team mates, and none of us wanted this game, as we would of preferred to play other teams and different players.

Game 4 vs Splinter Squad

Now we looked at their lists..we looked at each other... and this was not going to be a good round.

Me vs Soontir+mini swarm
Not much to say, neither us wanted to engage on the others terms and so we didnt, there was about 4 shooting turns all game..
Draw 24-24

Rhys vs 4 Y-wings with TLT
Rhys did as good as he could of, but in the end TLTs put some hurt on him.
Lose 25-100

Lee vs 2 B-wings, 2 T-70s
I thought Lee was going to have this, but in the end I was wrong, looked close for a while, but Lee couldnt quite finish off his last ship
Lose 76-100

So 0-2 lose, but we expected it, and still happy to put up a good fight, our goal as a team was 3-2, so the last game was going to see if we could do it.

Just after one of the few shooting phases we had, not much damage was done!

Game 5 vs 186 Black

Great, another 186 team, including some strong players.

Me vs 3 Sigmas
First round of shooting saw the Phantoms fail to kill a y-wing, and so in return, the y-wings kill a phantom!
After quite a few turns of flying around and shooting, a 1 Hull phantom was left vs a fully health y-wing. Now to give the other player credit he could of ran.. but he decided that would of been boring, so tried to get his phantom back into arc, but a lucky TLT shot (I had 2 hits and he had 5 evade dice and a evade token) hot through to take his last Hull, morale ism don't trust green dice!
Win 100-72

Rhys vs 7 Headhunters with Feedback
Poor Rhys, he was going to struggle, and it looked like such a close game, at once point 2 ties vs 4 headhunters.. but Rhys pulled it round for his first win of the day! Also meaning our team would win this round!
Win 100-76

Lee vs Dash, Poe
Dash and Poe looked like they were flown really well, and Lee struggled to put any real damage on them, lose 0-100

Y-wings trying to stay at range 2-3 of a phantom!

A 2-1 team win and we got our goal of 3-2! We finished 13th in the end, and we were quite please by this, we are sad to say our other team (Misfits) finished 30th? in the end.
But overall I think we all enjoyed it, not sure if Rhys enjoyed being chucked under the bus that much, but he took it like a boss and played really well.

Quick thought on my list, its strong and boring... I doubt I will fly it again really, its extremely strong list, but flying in a box and winning isn't that fun!

Next year we have already decided to hopefully keep the same team!