Thursday, November 12, 2015

X-Wing tournament this weekend... Month 3 of the League


Have an X-Wing tournament coming up this weekend at Titan, so need to break out the lists for it…  Finished about the middle in Month one, top 4 in Month two, so I’d like to stay in at least the top quarter to give myself a chance for the real prizes at the end… 

Got extremely lucky last league and won the big ($90) prize on essentially a raffle as they drew the name out of a hat for the people who did not already win a prize…  The Imperial Raider, and if I played Imperials, it would have been awesome…  I do not.  So, store credit it was.  Have to say, while my wife has been VERY understanding about my gaming over the years, the fact that I have it mostly self-sustaining at this point and have even gotten rid of some things has I think made her a lot happier about it…  Magic the Gathering cards paid for my Armada fleet, and with this I think the things I really want out of Wave 8 for X-Wing are covered.  The “Ghost” from “Rebels” (the cartoon) and…  Honestly that was about all I am looking forward to.  The S&V ships perhaps, but…  Overall “Eh” is about all I am feeling about them.  Maybe something I’ll see in the previews or when they are released will change my mind… 

So, planning on bringing one of a fairly short list to the event:

KYT70 (100)
Poe Dameron — T-70 X-Wing
31
Predator
3
R5-P9
3
Autothrusters
2
Ship Total: 39

Miranda Doni — K-Wing
29
Twin Laser Turret
6
Ship Total: 35

Gold Squadron Pilot — Y-Wing
18
Twin Laser Turret
6
R3-A2
2
BTL-A4 Y-Wing
0
Ship Total: 26


This is my primary Rebel list at the moment. Two high skill Aces with the ability to regenerate their Shields and the Y-Wing set up to Stress things into submission…  Might well swap the Predator on Poe for VI and use those 2 points to put the Tactician on Miranda’s K-Wing for even more potential Stress shenanigans… 

Or the S&V “We Hit Hard” list:

KavilKK (100)
Kavil — Y-Wing
24
Veteran Instincts
1
Twin Laser Turret
6
Unhinged Astromech
1
Engine Upgrade
4
Ship Total: 36

Black Sun Ace — Kihraxz Fighter
23
Predator
3
Cluster Missiles
4
Glitterstim
2
Ship Total: 32

Black Sun Ace — Kihraxz Fighter
23
Predator
3
Cluster Missiles
4
Glitterstim
2
Ship Total: 32

This one is based around the theory that I can move in quick, hit for a big burst of Damage and likely take down at least one 8 HP ship/turn for each of the first two turns…  Yes, HAS to be a low agility ship like say, a Y-Wing, but the likelihood of burning one down before they get to fire at PS 2 means that I could easily have the 4 TLT Y-Wings down to 2 before any of my ships are themselves in serious jeopardy…  I think it could also easily take down almost any of the Large ships quickly, so the “Palpmobile” with Emperor Palpitine in a Shuttle should be something easy enough to deal with…  The builds based around 3+ Defense and especially the Aces in those ships…  So, if I run into Tyler’s build with the 4 x TIE Advanced, I may well be in trouble with this.  5 HP and 3 Defense Dice mean that even with my 2  Attacks each and re-rolls/Focus conversion I might not get the kills quick enough…  He was set up to have each of his ships do at least 2 hits/turn and my Defense is “not good”.  I know he had a hard time killing my A-Wing last time with the 3+ Defense, so I suspect he will not bring it again with it having a hard time dealing with TIE Swarms and the like…

Those or something in an Ordinance build maybe?  Not sure, I have a few others here and there that might fly well enough…  Ord is one of those things I WANT to like and use, just is not really quite there in my opinion…  The “discard” of all of those things hurts a LOT, and they just do not do enough damage usually… Hard to take Torpedoes over a Cannon or Turret these days…  I HAVE 4 Y-Wings so I could run the 4 Y’s with TLT or 4 B-Wings…  Kind of boring though…

Armada builds are coming along nicely, think I have a pretty decent handle on the game so far…  Just in time for Wave 2 to hit J…  We’ll see how much is really changing…


Broken ankle mostly healed at this point, just getting back to working out and I actually rode my motorcycle a few times this week…  So, that was good..