Sunday, April 26, 2015

ANZAC X Wing Game 1

X Wings vs. IGs.

vs Tim. The 2014 National Champ.

Arghh!

Good afternoon,

This ANZAC Day, as well as attending my first...well, it wasn't a dawn parade, it was at 9 o'clock, so...morning parade?...Tim reminded me/invited me to another Star Wars X Wing Miniatures Game Store Championship, this time at Wizard's Retreat in the city. I thought to take four X Wings, 'cause...well, 'cause I have for X Wings and I've never flown them together.


There's a reason one doesn't see similar lists doing the competitive circuit...

Anyhow, my first draw was against Tim(!) who was flying two IG-88s with all sorts of bells and whistles.

We set up for a joust...


...which striped Wedge down to one remaining hull point and a crit such that if he hit anything he'd take another hit.

So Tim K turned in front of me, and Wedge ran into him!




Boom! And he hadn't landed one hit that got through!

Ah well...

A couple of Segnor loops later...man those ships can dance...


...and...



...boom! There goes Garvin.

Yikes!

At least I've got two Rookies left.




Opps! Make that one.

Hmm, I'm beginning to see a pattern...


...and then...




...Boom! A full health X Wing one shotted!

And that was the end of that!

Well played Tim, well played.

Nick

5 comments:

  1. Good work again, Nick! I was actually looking at this stuff yesterday at Salute, but remained disciplined and stuck to my plan of Old West and WW2 only...doh!

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    1. Cheers Monty. Fair enough mate. It's a great game, lots of fun, but the costs can escalate quite quickly @$NZ 25 a pop (~12-15 pound) for the small ships, more for the larger ones. I've been lucky - my school parents have paid for the bulk of mine, I've won three (!), been given the Decimator (one of the big 'uns) for some dice I won and a couple I've got cheap. Of the 31 ships, I've only paid full price for...about 12, all of them small jobbies. So get a sponsor!! :-)

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    2. Opps, my [school] parents paid for the second starter set, so that's 9 I bought myself. Still, that's about $NZ 210...plus the $NZ25 for the Rebel Transport (retails at $NZ 89) and $NZ 15 for the fourth X Wing = $NZ 245 since December of 2012...

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  2. I feel for you Nick. Well he is the champ mate ;)

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    1. Is he what?! Jolly nice chap too - he almost felt bad for wiping the table with me!

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