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Sunday, March 29, 2015

2015 Comics Compulsion X Wing Miniatures Game Store Championship...

...was not won by me!



'Twas the first time I'd flown my Firespray (Boba Fett, no less - less maneuverable, yet more agile than the Falcon. If that makes sense. Which it probably doesn't...), as well as my first taste of using Mangler Cannons.

I came in the middle somewhere - two wins, two losses.

Still, it was a great day's entertainment...and a good time was had by all!!

Thanks Tim,

Nick

Monday, March 23, 2015

Scum vs. Empire

Good evening,

Yesterday I had my first game in ages. It's been a busy old term...

Anyhow, Tim invited me round to his place for an afternoon of gaming, so I broke out my newly purchased (or received - these were the last of my parent's voucher from last year) Scum and Villainy, Zeds and M3 Interceptors.


To go up against my seven wee fighters, Ben broke out the big guns...


That's two Phantoms yo!

Anyhow, the asteroids left a bit of a chute down my left which allowed for a bit of a formation to congregate, while Ben zipped up the middle.


I was able to keep my formation wheeling right...beyond all expectations...mine, that is...while Ben split his formation to send Mauler to bother my flank.

Bother.


Still...



...it wasn't all bad! Ha! Echo taken out by a bunch of two shot shooters!

Ha!

Unfortunately, next turn...





...Boom! There goes one of my Binarye pirates.

12 points to Ben...40 points to me!!

Or...



...a bunch of points to me! Whisper taken out by a trio of pee shooters!

Huzzah!

So...it was time to chase Mr Mithel.


Who himself...



...was not without his bite.

Bother.

Some chasing continued...



...whereupon Ben conceeded.

Sweeeeetttt!

Now that was a fun game!

Thanks Ben,

Nick

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

X Wing Escalation Game 4

Good evening,

And so it came down to it. Three games, two wins...according to the established pattern, it was time for another comprehensive win!!

So, for this final 150 point list, I brought out the big gun...


Soontir Fell, with Push the Limit.

Again my opponent - Jonathan this time - obliged by setting up his [Fattish] Han head to head, with the intention of pinning me to the front and buzzing around the fringes with his A Wing Aces, so I was able to concentrate my fire...


...whilst, and at the same time, avoiding at least a few of his fire arcs.




Boom! Han's coup de grace given by a lowly Academy Tie.

With the Tie Interceptor...



...zapping a Zed.

I think that that was the Alpha Squadron Pilot's first significant contribution up until that point!

In the meantime Tycho and Gemmer Sojan chased The Dauntless.


Or tried to. I was able to get some Ties to run interference...


...whilst Johnathan flew his remaining Headhunters out of the fray.

Alas and alak...


...the peck peck pecking finally burst the Rear Admiral's bubble.

Bother.

Still...



...what goes around, comes around.

Again, the Tie I steps up.

From there...




...it was a bit of a mop up operation...and a chase down of the last A Wing...


...which was when Jonathan became a little tired of my 'place an explosion marker to indicate the demise of your ship' foibles.


So, in the end, overall, when all things were considered and counted up...I ended up in the middle of the field. Which I was quite happy with, considering that I was pinning my lists on a big ol' egg timer!

Thanks for the games boys, and thanks for the $20 random-draw-voucher and $10-off-when-spending-$50, Mighty Ape.

(I got me a couple of brushes and some Orc Gore Riders!)

Nick

Sunday, February 22, 2015

X Wing Escalation Game 3

Good afternoon,

Right, two down, two to go. Mind you, at this point I was a little concerned with the trend. One outright win, one modified win (by one point!), what would this one bring...?

So, for game three I added Night Beast and Dark Curse.


Night Beast gains a free focus with a green manoeuvre,  and Dark Curse negates all focus' and re-rolls that an attacker might point his way.

I set up in the corner again, this time keeping my Ties beside my VT, not in front of it, and Todd, thankfully, obliged by setting up a nice big juicy target ahead of me.

I took the bait.


It was about now...



...that I realised that I should have been targeting Howlrunner instead. No wonder she's the first to go if you're flying her as part of your list.



Those re-rolls she allows can be really annoying!

So...



...target her I did.

Right...


...now to deal with the shuttle...



...Boom! Just to get it out of the way, you understand.

And, while we're at it...



...that enemy Tie was starting to bug me as well.

But not before...



...my Academy likewise gets dispatched. By the very Academy that it had just dealt to.

(Same pilot skill, so they shot at each other at the same time...)

Unfortunately, Whisper was was keen to make her presence felt.



Bother. There goes the DC.

However, next up, in the same bound...



...Boom! You don't really want to be that close to a Decimator sporting Expose.

Huzzah! I felt like I was crawling my way back into the game.

A little zipping around then ensued.



Where upon...



...Whisper got just a little too close.

Boomshanka!!

And so it was down to two. The Dauntless with one hull remaining, and a Tie with two.



Ka Blammo!

And the Imperials won the day!

It was a great game, full of action, high drama...and exploding ships! In the end, I lost by the points cost of an Academy Tie Fighter!

Thanks for the game Todd,

Nick