Sunday, 8 November 2015

X-wing, MK 100 point Event 07/11/15

So last Guardians of Tyr X-wing event for the year and so of course I was going!
Here is there webpage, get involved next year!

So its a sell out of 32 players, but 1 player didnt show, means there was a bye going around!

Right so I planned on taking Dash and Corran to see how they role in the current meta, and I do love Corran!
My Original list-
Dash, PTL, Title, HLC, Engine, Kyle
Corran, VI., FCS, R2D2

Now this was the list, but to adapt to the current meta I needed to beat TLTs, and so changes were had!

New list-
Dash, PTL, Title, Mango Cannon, Engine, Nien
Corran, VI, FCS, R2D2, Engine

So this will allow me to move faster and fight in a range 1 of TLT lists, with Engine on Corran and range 1 shots with Dash!

VS high PS aces, I had a PS10 Corran, who should be able to lay down the hurt, vs Whisper/ Soontir.
I was a little bit worried by VI Vader, but as he cant use autothrusters, Dash should be able to deal with him!

Also with the Stress Bots going around, Corran can still use FCS so he wouldnt mind being stressed to much! But Dash had to stay away if I played vs any Stress lists!

Game 1-
Poe, VI, Autothrusters, R2D2
Wedge, Pred, BB8, Plasma Torps

Interesting list, but lucky for me I was able to pass him initiative.

Early turns see Dash get a bit closer then he wanted to, but lucky only Wedge could line him up, but that did see three shields come off Dash for only one on Biggs!
But then he swung after Corran, leaving Wedge with no shots, and Biggs in the middle of Corran and Dash.
He did strip a shield of Corran with Poe, as I kept my focus, and I would regain it anyway.
Biggs goes down before he can get a second shot, Corran and Dash making quick work of him.

Next turn saw Wedge K-turn and Poe doing a Talon Roll, leaving both with no shots.
Dash also had no shot this turn. But Corran did a 2 bank and boost right into the back of Wedge at range 1. Double Tapped him and BOOM!

Poe did take a while to kill, but in the end he couldn't do any damage to me, as he couldn't line up many good shots.

Win 100-0

Corran about to shot Wedge down

Game 2-
Dash, PTL, APL, Title, HLC, Kyle
Doni, TLT, Engine, C3P0, Seismic

We both go after each others Dash quite quick, I am able to keep my Dash in his range 1 hole, but couldnt get much damage though, Doni was heavily hurting my Dash, with range 1 and dropping a shield to hurt him. APL also came into play a lot this game. When my Dash went down, I still had a fully shielded Corran, his Dash went of the board due to being stressed and not able to do hard turns, (The Crit that makes then red moves)

So Corran vs Doni....
Long finish, Corran even with FCS was rolling 1 hit, which was going through, (Doni couldnt roll a evade!) But he would re gen it, and then do 1 damage to me, which I re gen.

I did have a good turn and was able to double tap him all the way down to 2 Hull left, but he slowly got his shields back!

Last turn of the Game (On the Timer!), Corran is fully shielded still vs Doni who has 2 Hull and 3 Shields. My first shot is range 3, he guesses 1 with C3P0, but rolls no evades, he shoots back to re gen, and I double tap and get 3 more damage through to take out Doni! Close game, but at just before this I was up 56-53, and I couldnt see a way for Doni to kill Corran.

Win 100-53

Chase his Dash (His was the red one)

Game 3-
Guri, Pred, Sensor Jammer, Autothrusers, Title
3 Cartel Marauders

So not much to say here! Very quick game, 2 mins off the quickest game of the day!
I couldnt punch any damage through onto the Cartel Marauders down to his fantastic evade dice (only rolled 1 Green that wasnt a evade)
He downed Corran in 1 shot with a natural roll of Crit, Crit, Crit, Hit, to my 3 blanks, (It was a direct hit!)
And Dash was just hunted, around the board by chasing ships, not able to do enough damage to take down the chasing crafts.
Lose 0-100

Game 4-
Han, Pred, C3P0, Gunner, Title, Engine
Poe, VI, R5-P9, Autothrusters

Now my goal here was to take out Poe and have Corran left, as Corran vs Han, I fancy Corrans chances.

And that is near enough what happens, I am able to chase Poe down, while staying away from Han (Except the odd range 3 shots).
Taking Down Poe did cause quite a bit of Damage on Dash, and in the end Han is able to take down Dash, but with Corran laying down some serious hurt on Han, it wasnt to mater.
Even when Han, evades and uses C3P0, I would just double tap, and then re gen and repeat.

Win 100-53

Game 5-
Mux, TLT
3 Y-wings, TLT, Unhinged

Here it was, the 4 TLT list (Only 1 at the end)!

So it started by Dash trading shots with just 1 Y-wing, by trying to skip by the sides of his formation.
And then it happened!
Corran and Dash spent 2-3 turns fully engaged with the TLTs (alot of the time at Range 1), and then fled out the other side as we both regrouped.
I had Dash down to 3 Hull remaining at this point, and Corran shield less (Fully regained all shields before next engagement)
I turned Dash back on himself and left Corran charging head on, he turned 1 Y-wing to go for Dash, while Corran got into Range 1 of Mux, and double tapped him to dust!
Corran kept taking fire, but is able to re gen just as quick, Dash plays with Fire dodging out of range or into Range 1 of the remaining Y-wings, as last turn was called I had a 1 Hull Dash and a near enough untouched Corran, but this turn Dash wouldnt be able to dodge (got trapped) a 6 Hull Y-wing, so I got Corran into range 1, to double tap it if needed (I had to kill that Y-wing as he would kill Dash)
But it turned out Dash and Corran took the Y-wing out before it could shot!
Dash lived!

Win 75-26

So a good event, with my finishing 5th due to poor MOV, but I did pick a couple of prizes up

I always need another notepad, as during this events I write everything down! So I go through them quite quick, and a promo card, as I am trying to get 8 of these ones!

Quick run down of what was on show!

There were a lot of Aces lists, 3 Aces or Palp and Aces, not as many TLTs as I thought only about 4-5 in the end, and Poe was around in force to!
Not many two ship builds, I believe there was only 5

As the top 5 lists below show, there isnt a single type of list that is dominating currently (Also the top 16 at worlds showed this!)

Anyway Here was the top 5 lists

1- Vader, Fel, Jax
2 - Whisper, Vader, Palp shuttle
3- Guri, 3 Khraxz 
5- Dash/Corran (me)

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