Wednesday, September 27, 2017

X-Wing, Testing for Oct League Day

So, tested a “new” build…  Brobots.  Not my normal build for anything.  My version of one out of the UK: https://medium.com/186th-squadron/into-the-garbage-chute-flyboy-70f8cb52b19
Jesper Hills there ran with PTL, Adv Sensors, Ion Bombs and Rigged Cargo Chute.  I do not have two Chutes, so ran with a Burnout Slam on one.  For the League I WILL borrow the RCC though, it is simply way too good.

Brobots 1 (100)
IG-88B — Aggressor
36
Push the Limit
3
Advanced Sensors
3
Ion Cannon
3
Ion Bombs
2
Rigged Cargo Chute
1
Autothrusters
2
IG-2000
0
Ship Total: 50

IG-88C — Aggressor
36
Push the Limit
3
Advanced Sensors
3
Ion Cannon
3
Ion Bombs
2
Rigged Cargo Chute
1
Autothrusters
2
IG-2000
0
Ship Total: 50


Now, when I say, it is a very different list than I normally use, I mean it does not necessarily win by simply blasting the other Squad off the field.  It CAN do some damage, but lacking the HLC and FCS it is not putting out the super accurate 4 Dice Attacks that one expects from the “standard” Brobots.  It is all about Control.  Not “Stresshog” Control where I throw out Stress and laugh while you have no actions and hope to avoid me, but rather Ion Control.  I think this is a death sentence for any Small Base low Agility ship.  I can pretty easily tank one shot from them to hit them in the exchange with an Ion Cannon then hopefully drop a RCC on them.  THAT card is really quite good.  In our test game today I was able to drop it AND the Ion Bomb on a CPT Nym.  Double Stress and Ion.  NOT what Nym wants to see ever.  And with him close to a board edge and pointing in that direction, was just a turn or two to walk him off the board.  Yes, the offending IG-2000 was killed in the exchange, but it was a good exchange for me I think as his remaining ships were all now damaged, out of position and going to be an easy cleanup.  So, bleeding MoV, but the wins are the only important statistic for this.


Survivable…  As long as my Agility (Luck) holds…  Not going to Arc Dodge Aces, but they should be careful trying to joust with me.  I have little interest in a Joust, but will trade shots to get them an Ion Token…  Dengar/Nym?  Well, I have to line up a bit better on Dengar.  Nym does not worry me, and I suspect a good Nym player will hold him back.  TLT spam?  Well, lots of dice rolling and Autothrusters should keep that Damage down...  We'll see.  Odd Imp stuff?  Small bases with the "Gunner" effect should be have Ion Tokens more often than not.  Then they are in a lot of trouble....

We'll see I guess.