Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Next League testing (X-Wing) and random thoughts...



Looking at what to bring to the next League event…  Most likely this:
FennScoutx2 (100)
Contracted Scout — JumpMaster 5000
25
Attanni Mindlink
1
Intelligence Agent
1
R5-P8
3
Black Market Slicer Tools
1
Anti-Pursuit Lasers
2
Ship Total: 33

Fenn Rau — Protectorate Starfighter
28
Attanni Mindlink
1
Autothrusters
2
Concord Dawn Protector
1
Ship Total: 32

Contracted Scout — JumpMaster 5000
25
Attanni Mindlink
1
Plasma Torpedoes
3
Extra Munitions
2
Intelligence Agent
1
Rigged Cargo Chute
1
Anti-Pursuit Lasers
2
Ship Total: 35




Ne bid for Imitative because I’m going with the aggressive “Dare them to let me go first”.  Not a LOT of repositioning, but enough I think.  Focus should be there with the Mindlink.  The first Scout is just there to muck things up.  Shoot at it if you dare, the BMST is there to punish pushing and the APL has won me several games on its own.  The second Scout is there to throw in another Bumpmaster and a few Torpedoes…  Will likely drop the EM for a Seismic Torpedo.   2 solid ships to get in there and just mess things up and cause disruption and damage.  Fenn is a solid Ace on his own.  With the Mindlink he should almost always have a Focus to allow him to reposition or whatever he needs…  Fun, very Mandalorian with the extremely high aggression level there. 

New Ed Sheeran album out, had to pick it up…  Lots of really good stuff there.  “Eraser”, “Castle on the Hill”, ”Shape of You” etc…  “Galloway Girl” I think is my favorite though…


Castle is a good one, but a bit more nostalgic than I get.  High School was so long ago and frankly another lifetime altogether for me.  Nothing there to be nostalgic about anymore.  Did that once and it went horribly so “Nie Wieder” as they say.  Nothing really to be nostalgic about from the Army either.  Different reason.  I do not talk about it much really.  The funny stories and jokes are about all I ever tell anyone about from that period in my life.  Kind of a family tradition I suppose.  No one ever talks about our time in the military in the family.  Well, that and the minor fact that I am the last one from my first Squad left.  So, the whole idea of a reunion is pretty much right out.  And of course I DO remember a lot more about that time than I actually talk about.  Frankly, my first Deployment was a cakewalk by comparison I think.  4 days of actual combat with a few months of low intensity conflict on either end.  Not that it was not stupidly dangerous…  It was.  Exposure to Chemical Weapons, booby traps, mines and oh…  Then there was the whole Desert thing.  In any case, it was what I considered a cakewalk.  We looked and lived like Gypsies and overall had it good…




Supply and Support other than Ammo/Fuel was problematic at times.  MRE was the standard meal for about a 4 Month period, so I can safely say I will never (voluntarily) eat another one of those…  Same issue I have with Potatoes.  We had them for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day that we ate in a “mess” situation (in Garrison, which frankly was NOT as often as one might think), so I tend to avoid all things potato these days…  Second combat deployment was a lot more nightmarish by comparison.  Should note that I do not ever really talk about that, but does go a long way toward explaining my aversion to a lot of things and how generally “aware” of the situations I am by default.  Still, was short and a LONG time ago, so I got off quite easy overall.  Loads of interesting awards that go on my old Greens should I eve wear them.  Heck, the Army went back to the more formal dress Blues since I got out, so I have all obsolete uniforms, per usual.  Body armor fits again.  Have NOT started wearing it to work out…  Yet.  Probably will though soon.  It puts me closer to the weight I was when I started working out seriously again, and is good to be used to moving with the armor on should one ever really need to do so.  Moving without it is comparatively faster and I remember scaring a lot of folks who never understood how fast I really was when I decided to move.  Especially when I first got out, hanging out at the local game store that was by an odd coincidence less than a block from my apartment and right next to the bar I ended up hanging out and working at later. An interesting period in my life that was back at Joe's...