Tuesday, May 10, 2016

More League Testing... X-Wing

Got in a quick game today testing some theories…  So, going with the Ghost based list.

HeraSabineJake (100)
Hera Syndulla — VCX-100
40
Accuracy Corrector
3
Autoblaster Turret
2
Intelligence Agent
1
Nien Nunb
1
Ghost
0
Ship Total: 47

Sabine Wren — Attack Shuttle
21
Adaptability
0
Autoblaster Turret
2
Phantom
0
Ship Total: 23

Jake Farrell — A-Wing
24
Outmaneuver
3
Chardaan Refit
-2
Push the Limit
3
Autothrusters
2
A-Wing Test Pilot
0
Ship Total: 30


Tony ran a nice Rebel list with Jake, Tycho and Jan Ors in a HWK…  Pretty rough, the Proton Rockets tend to be especially brutal…  But Range 1 is a HUGE limitation…  Especially with the Accuracy Corrector/Autoblaster Turret simply erasing an A-Wing without any need to roll dice…  Got in some good practice flying the giant Ghost, and the A-Wing was pretty darn good…  PS 7 however was good for the ability to choose which ship activated and fired first…  Was “less useful” with ALL of Tony’s Pilots being 8+…  But I AM getting better at using the Intel Agent to estimate places to put my ships to the best effect.  Deployed the Shuttle after the Ghost took its third Damage…  Was the right call.  Sabine is REALLY good on the Shuttle.  The Phantom was amazingly maneuverable, and the other Autoblaster Turret on her…  That allowed me to pen in the Ace remaining nicely…  Free Barrel Roll, good dial and pretty decent shooting.  Gave me a REALLY good way to use the Intel Officer to put both of my ships on target…


Guessing this will be the build I bring next Month…  Pretty good, but looking at something else for the 30 points that Jake occupies…  He’s good, but…  He died pretty quickly and I think that is the expected result given the new and improved Ordnance these days…  The Proton Torpedoes on the Jumpmasters are really likely to get in enough hits to erase most Rebel fighters these days…  The A-Wing relies on Green dice to live, and those WILL fail.  But 30 points is NOT a lot…  Y-Wings?  Maybe a StressBot?  Limited to A, X or Y more or less I think…   Biggs?  Maybe.  Not really my play style though.  Have to come up with something I guess…  B-Wing?  Not quite enough to run something loaded out, but it would be another target, albeit a slow one… 

Apparently a few Cons local(ish) coming up but not sure the date of the events...