Sunday, December 13, 2015

Armada night Monday and upcoming X-Wing...

Armada Monday…  Have a few builds set up, but It mostly comes down to either a 2 or 3 ship build.  With the 2 ships, it is 2 big heavy ships outfitted with pretty much everything possible to do what they have to.  3 ships, I have the Heavy Cruiser, a Frigate and a Corvette…  More ships to activate, more maneuver and probably a better chance to do most of the missions…  The Heavy Cruiser/Assault Frigate build is very unsubtle…  Move up, shoot like you are voting in Chicago, early, often and hopefully for the same targets… 

So, here’s the 2 ship build:
Faction: Rebel Alliance 
Points:
 400/400   
Commander: Admiral Ackbar
Assault Objective: Advanced Gunnery 
Defense Objective:
 Hyperspace Assault 
Navigation Objective:
 Intel Sweep 
[ flagship ] MC80 Assault Cruiser (114 points)
-  Admiral Ackbar  ( 38  points)
 
-  Raymus Antilles  ( 7  points)
 
-  Engine Techs  ( 8  points)
 
-  Redundant Shields  ( 8  points)
 
-  Electronic Countermeasures  ( 7  points)
 
-  Enhanced Armament  ( 10  points)
 
Assault Frigate Mark II B (72 points)
 Gallant Haven  ( 8  points) 
-  Intel Officer  ( 7  points)
 
-  Gunnery Team  ( 7  points)
 
-  Electronic Countermeasures  ( 7  points)
 
-  XI7 Turbolasers  ( 6  points)
 
1 Dash Rendar ( 24 points) 
1
 Tycho Celchu ( 16 points) 
2
 X-Wing Squadrons ( 26 points) 
1
 "Dutch" Vander ( 16 points) 
1
 Wedge Antilles ( 19 points) 
Fleet created with Armada Warlords


And here’s the 3 ship build:
Faction: Rebel Alliance 
Points:
 400/400   
Commander: Admiral Ackbar
Assault Objective: Advanced Gunnery 
Defense Objective:
 Fire Lanes 
Navigation Objective:
 Intel Sweep 
[ flagship ] MC80 Assault Cruiser (114 points)
-  Admiral Ackbar  ( 38  points)
 
-  Raymus Antilles  ( 7  points)
 
-  Engine Techs  ( 8  points)
 
-  Redundant Shields  ( 8  points)
 
-  Electronic Countermeasures  ( 7  points)
 
-  Enhanced Armament  ( 10  points)
 
Nebulon-B Escort Frigate (57 points)
-  Intel Officer  ( 7  points)
 
-  XI7 Turbolasers  ( 6  points)
 
CR90 Corvette A (44 points)
 Jainas Light  ( 2  points) 
-  Leia Organa  ( 3  points)
 
-  Electronic Countermeasures  ( 7  points)
 
-  Turbolaser Reroute Circuits  ( 7  points)
 
1 Wedge Antilles ( 19 points) 
1
 "Dutch" Vander ( 16 points) 
1
 Dash Rendar ( 24 points) 
1
 YT-2400 ( 16 points) 
Fleet created with Armada Warlords

The 3 ships does provide some more flexability with Jaina’s Light and Leia being a flanker to hide in behind the Heavy Cruiser or terrain and take pot shots…  Though with Ackbar, the side shooting it almost as good as an Assault Frigate…  And being able to set Dice to either the 2 Hits or Critical face at the cost of an Evade…  Might be a gamble, or she might well not be getting shot at in any case…  Guess I’ll choose when I get there per usual…

Otherwise, looking like an Escalation tournament coming up at Titan in Jan…  Format is odd, 4 games, but different point values in each game: 60, 90, 120 and 150.  And it is a build up, so you keep everything through the games and cannot swap out cards, etc…  Guessing I’ll run a variant of what I ran in the last event with Vrill’s YT-2400, Poe’s T70, a few Y-Wings and likely a Z-95 to fill in points…  A few weeks out and then that…  Store Championships will be coming up as well…  Supposed to be in the 1 January to 31 March range, no clue when they’ll hit here…    Thinking my current build will get modified when Wave 8 hits…  Wound up with some credit at Titan, so the Ghost will be coming home from there.  NOT playing Imperials, winning the Imperial Raider was about how my luck goes  Get the big prize, but it is not really what I was expecting/wanting J…  But I’m patient and so that win translates to the Rebel ship for me, albeit a few months later…


All in all, the FFG games are looking like they’re here for a longer run and are still quite fun…  Getting in a small bit of painting on my Warmachine stuff, but overall not a lot happening there.