MY FIRST FFG STORES CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT.18 players have come out today only 2 imperial lists 2/3 scum and rest rebels,Theres not 1 single ig or falcon in sight today.
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2014 National Champion & top 4 at FFG WORLDS 2014 Keith Wilson & also my Scott Feeney who won his last event The Winter kit with a 4-0 at the event.
Scott is flying same list as he did at winter kit
2 x ps2 Blue Squadron B wing
1x ps4 Dagger Squadron with b-wing/E2 Gunner
1 x ps4 Dagger Squadron with b-wing/E2 Nien Numb
Keith Wilson is running
Soontir VI Autothrusters, Royal guard, PTL
Decimator Rear admiral rebel captive,VI,Gunner,Ysanne.
PS8 Dash ty2400 Predator,HLC,recon specialist,EU,outrider 58pts
PS4 Y wing BTL-A4,TLT,R3-A2 Stresshog 28pts
PS4 Z95 12pts
I went predator over PTL on dash for the re rolls even if stressed & recon for the extra defensive focus help.
The stresshog is to cripple higher pilots action skills & help cripple ships token bonus play to then hit with dash hlc attacks.
Also went ps4 on 2 ships to help vs the lower swarms and 4 x tlt lists,lets me shoot before them.
I was tempted with LONE WOLF but as never tried it before thought id wait on that.
Ive run this list 5 times so far with 5 wins so feeling good but this will be a bigger test.
GAME 1.....................5 Ship swarm
2 X Z95 PS1
3 X VIPER PS1
Never played a swarm with my list yet and think it could be weak against them esp if they can get focused fire onto my stresshog.
I set up as far away as i can and move slow as i can waiting to see how he starts,once see hes near the middle dash makes 3 soft and boost behind and takes out 1 z95 in 1 attack with no arcs on me.
Alot of careful moving and staying out most arc i do damage on few ships and take another z95 out before the other 2 ships come into play,then not long before the swarm is gone.
100-0 win very happy
still shields on all ships.
GAME 2....................Another 5 ship swarm
5 x kihraxz PS2
Another swarm feeling good but this player i know but never actually played and he is good with well practised formation flying.
dash comes in chipping away damage but not as much as i hope,the dice going bad even with predator re rolls.
I take out 2 kihraxz in this game but dash gets hit with a crit damage of reduce pilot skill to 0 OMG thats brutal for dash and i lose dash few rounds later, and to much for my other ships to handle.
1 of his ships has 1 hull survives my 2 primary & 2 x tlt then kills me.
Tough game But this player james plum went onto win the event even he admitted my dice were shocking.
GAME 3...................3 ship build
2 x k wing PS2 with tactitian TLT
Was gutted about last games loss it was first loss with this list,then i made huge massive mistake.
I knew i wanted to just get a shot at 1 k wing vs dash hit him with 3/4 damage then with pilot skill advantage take him out before he could really get a shot.
I moved dash totally the wrong way no knowing that k wings can do a 360 primary OMG so ive moved into range 1 thinking he cant attack,1 k wing does 3 damage primary the other k wing does 2 damage from tlt and Poe does 3 damage aswell.
Im down to 2 hull stranded and my other shios are other side of the board,i do little bit damage but die next round,and game ends not long after totally gutted
WHAT A MUPPET I AM hard lesson learnt
GAME 4.....Last round before cut vs 3 ship x wings
WEDGE R2-D2 INTERGRATED ASTRO
Finally im VS some higher ace pilots and my stresshog can do what its made for.
Lesoon learnt on dash i set the 2 small ships running as dash hugs the edge letting him move along far side until hes far enough down and then sweep dash through asteroids out of arc hitting wes first for 3 damage.after 2 more rounds shooting before wes can finally get a shot hes on 1 hull and dies only taking 1 shield of dash.
Stresshog then hits wedge for double stress also taking 2 shields of him dash also does damage & not long before wedge dies leaving 3 vs 1 poe full health and z95 on 2 hull stresshog taken damage and dash always out of arc.
i manage to get z95 right behind poe and just bump him every time hes not to fussed as really chasing dash down getting in dash range 1 doughnut alot of turns.
TIME RUNS OUT GAME OVER
WIN 63-0 dash on 1 shield y wing on 2 hull z95 2 hull..
So i finish the swizz with record 2-2 and finish in 11th whioch earns me 2 x c3po alt art cards.
TOP 4 CUT LIST MATCH UPS
scott feenay who lost in swizz to keith had to face him again & couldnt get the win though was good battle he had both ships down to 1 hull.
Well played scott your list is serving you well
2nd match was the
5 x khiraz that beat me
b wing farlander advance sensors ptl
3 x rookie X Wings 1 had intergrated astromech and r2 astromech..
Scum swarm wins.
JAMES PLUM with 5 X KHIRAZ
Keith Wilson soontir & decimator.
James manages to hit decimator with a reduce ps to 0 massive crit and that begins to take damage as cant get out of arc as good and the game ends
james wins 100-
WINNER OF STORES EVENT JAMES PLUM based doncaster area
Well played to all players
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