Wednesday, September 28, 2016

X-Wing League Month 3 coming Sunday, narrowing down the lists...

So, League coming up Sunday…  Still need to decide what I am flying.  Got in some practice and picked up some of my ships (Thursday for the last few) …  Narrowed it down to:
Arc10Y (100)
Thane Kyrell — ARC-170
26
Seismic Torpedo
2
Tactician
2
R3-A2
2
Vectored Thrusters
2
Alliance Overhaul
0
Ship Total: 34

Ten Numb — B-Wing
31
Veteran Instincts
1
Collision Detector
0
"Mangler" Cannon
4
Hera Syndulla
1
B-Wing/E2
1
Ship Total: 38

Gold Squadron Pilot — Y-Wing
18
Autoblaster Turret
2
Bomb Loadout
0
Seismic Torpedo
2
Seismic Charges
2
Engine Upgrade
4
Ship Total: 28


Or:
ARCDash (100)
Norra Wexley — ARC-170
29
Push the Limit
3
Tail Gunner
2
R2-D2
4
Engine Upgrade
4
Alliance Overhaul
0
Ship Total: 42

Dash Rendar — YT-2400
36
Push the Limit
3
Heavy Laser Cannon
7
Kanan Jarrus
3
Engine Upgrade
4
Outrider
5
Ship Total: 58


With the first it is a fairly simple Rebel 3 ship list meant to slow walk across the board and remove terrain where needed while daring them to stay at Range 3 and just get Criticals every turn…  Mind, some Squadrons are fine with that, and those I’ll just have to close with and hope for the best…  Stress, Crit factory and then a solid close support ship in the Y-Wing.  No real tricks though.

Second one is a variant on the Super Dash build.  Corran Horn gets replaced by Nora Wexley in her ARC-170.  Now, with 6 Greens on the dial, I suspect R2-D2 will be WELL worth it to Regenerate every turn…  She also has PTL and a wicked Rear Arc that should be able to crack even TIE Defenses.  -1 Agility, +1 Focus which converts to a Critical?  Should be a solid option and FAR more my speed since the E-Wing is just way too fragile in modern play…  TOO many ways to push through Damage cards direct to the Hull these days and getting worse with the next wave…  I like the EU card on the ARC just to allow me to push the distance a bit and with both of my Ships at PS 7 we should be able to avoid each other more often than not…  So, this one “encourages” folks to try to chase her down and Dash does his work in the big Asteroid Field in the center of the field…  And hopes no one brings lots of the Seismic Torpedoes :-)…  Like my first build does…

Went North for the weekend for a wedding…  My wife’s family, and this is one of the few parts of it I actually like, so…Wedding itself was really quite nice, she’s a VERY bright and motivated kid, she’ll likely go far and be fine…  Did have some drama and silliness with some of the other family members…  Kind of scared my oldest daughter when violence seemed imminent how easily her husband and I slipped back to “GI” mode and ready go…  Full disclosure, we did tend to fight a LOT.  When there was no real enemy, we’d fight among ourselves.  The bonds of loyalty to your Squad -> Company -> BN -> Division were pretty hard coded in us.  We are also not likely to walk away from a fight or leave anyone behind, so…  Just the way things were/are…  She had not seen that before I think, but I was raised in a slightly “more violent” environment and he and I were trained by some of the same people in the Army…  Well, he was in the 101st and I was in the 82nd, but more or less the same :-), 18th Airborne Corps at least…  Never did escalate to actual violence, but it was VERY close.  But bridges burned and fewer weasels to deal with is a good thing as far as I am concerned… Just my opinion per usual, who knows what will happen in the longer run… 


Work is crazy per usual…  Got word that I am NOT getting promoted, getting my “title corrected” to what it should have been years ago, which is a few steps back from what my current work duties would be.  Guessing that this is the last time I volunteer to take on additional responsibilities for this organization as this is NOT the first time I’ve been told “if you do this, that will happen” …  To be fair the person in questions DID say something to the effect of “we’ll see what we can do” which I have now come to understand as “No” …  So, have a few applications out, we’ll see what happens.  I KNOW I could do the job I am applying for and I have had years of experience with the specific EPM products and the teams being assembled to manage them, but this is Illinois and there are always “other considerations” …  Amusing watching a number of the other folks in my current organization ALSO interview elsewhere in the University.  I suspect that the leadership is burning many bridges here and there will be consequences when things start to crash.  But, not my problem in the broader sense…  I have only one big Department and am scrambling keeping things running with the 5 FTE I HAD now at 3 and going to 2 in a few Months…  For a bit at least, I have things in motion to get more FTE back on line, but that takes time…  And of course doing this without the support or knowledge of my (on paper) organization?  Probably unwise, but I need to protect my own Department and not be concerned with them…  We’ll see, have to admit my attitude is hitting pretty hard these days and since I no longer have much respect for the leadership in my own organization nor do I particularly care about another reprimand for doing what I feel I need to in order to get my job done…  Whatever :-)…  Doubt anyone will notice honestly.  As long as nothing blows up, no one complains then there would be no reason for them TO notice, so I guess we hope for that…