Tuesday, June 9, 2015

STAW, and is it June already?

So, we finished up the "Resistance is Futile" arc for STAW...  We wound up getting some more players who used to play at the game store in town that just closed...  So, 7 of us and the group is getting back up to close to where we were at our height...  I wound up running a Dominion (Cardassian) fleet since the scenario was pretty much "half the table, no terrain" with the Borg automatically attacking anything that ventured into their half...  So, a straight joust really.  I fielded:

"Shoot like Voting in Chicago"

Resource: Fleet Captain Independent (Klingon) (5)

Koranak (26)
Gul Dukat (5)
FleetCaptain (0)
Unnecessary Bloodshed (0)
Adm. Gul Madred (5)
Boheeka (1)
Breen Aide (1)
Ship SP: 43

Reklar (26)
Sar (1)
Ship SP: 27

Dominion Attack Fighters (20)
Ship SP: 20

Total Build SP: 90

Generated by STAW Builder
http://www.dracossoftware.com/STAWHome.html

The Koranak is a 5 Dice attack that is almost guaranteed to hit with all 5.  The Reklar is "just" 4 Attack, but both have 180 degree firing arcs.  Fighters are starting at a 6 Attack, are HARD to kill and are just really quite good on the table (thanks to my amazing wife for working with the Gopher to get those during the Christmas season :-))...  The build is pretty much my "A" game build, ruthless and effective.  I wound up sweeping the field in each of my 3 games, but they were all close games against pretty good opponents...  Ironically, the one ship that survived in all 3 games was the Reklar...  Not as much a threat, but solid ship.  Glad this is the last of the blind buys though, got pretty old with this round of them being ships I had no interest in...  So, won the Cardassian ship AND the Borg Cube, but traded it off to be sure that Joe got the Cardassian ship as well...  Wanted to be sure that all of the regulars who play the faction have the ship...

But looking good for STAW at the Gopher...  X-Wing is even heading in the right direction there...  Overall looking quite good gaming wise...

Just got back from Universal Studios in FL with the family...  An excellent vacation, highly recommend if you have teenagers to entertain :-)...  Otherwise, moving along with school and job searches...  And still need to replace the windshield of the ancient Silverwing...  Looking forward to riding again at some point...