Monday, 4 May 2015

X-wing Escalation Practice games

After our big 2v2 battle on ANZAC weekend Brent and myself decided after dinner to play out all 4 rounds of the upcoming X-wing Escalation event that Cerberus Games will be running. So we played 4 games withe the first being 60pts the 2nd being 90pts the third being 120pts and the final round being 150pts. We also wanted to stick to the strict time limit that many war gaming events use so we would keep our game play quick.

This Is my list lots of firepower and hit points but not much in evasion
Game - 1 - 60pts
My 2 B-wings vs Brent's two Tie fighters and Tie interceptor.

The maneuvering begins

B-wing comes in for its attack run.

1 Tie down 2 to go game only went for a turn or to more and as once it was and even match up ship wise Brent couldn't keep up with the damage being dealt
Game - 2 - 90pts
This time I had Wedge join the fray and Brent had A Tie Phantom join in. I hadn't faced one of these before.

The very first shot of the game set the tone for this game. 1 Tie interceptor dead off the bat.

The phantom and its cloak was interesting to deal with.

We where both down to 2 ships each then in a a few more turns I had this one sown up.

Game - 3 - 120pts
Setup - Garven in his X-wing joined me and Brent had 2 more high rank Tie fighters join the Fray.

Pleasantries are exchanged in the only was possible in Star wars

Both B-wings eye up the phantom before it slips away into its cloak.

The Tie interceptor and tie fighter make short work of Garven the tide is already swinging in Brent's favour.

With the phantom gone the B-wings split one to go after Garven's killers and the other to help Wedge

The fighting gets up close and personal which suits my B-wings auto-blasters.

The B-wings finish off two Tie fighters quickly swinging the battle back in my favour. Brent had some very average rolling for defense. The dice gods had abandoned him.

I lose a B-wing even with his bad rolling Brent isn't making it easy. But in the end the auto-blaster on my B-wing tears through the 2 remaining ships giving me a 3rd round win.

Game - 4 - 150pts
For the final round I had Horton Salm in his Y-wing and Brent had a 2nd Tie interceptor join in.

The X-wing work to contain the threat on this flank before Brent can get help there.

Brent has had enought of these B-wings and all 4 ships on this flank attack the one ship killing him very quickly.
losing a B-wing and an X-wing in the same turn really hurt my chances in this one but I will fight on.

It was down to 4 onto 2
A quick volley of fire from both my ships takes out Brent's interceptor. But the Y-wing quickly dies for his troubles.

And then there was 1 with a damaged X-wing I couldn't fend off both ships and fell in the end to Brent well done sir.

Well we managed to stick the the time limited in each game with only a few Min's to spare in some games. While it was good to see how our lists worked, Doing all 4 games vs each other wouldn't be truly indicative of how good or bad our lists could be. As one list might be more suited for fighting another type of list and there for suffer vs another where the result could be the same for each game as the same lists faced each other again and again. As we both knew that each game we play would be vs a different opponent we weren't too worried but it gave us an idea anyway  of what we might of been missing. Thanks for the good nights gaming Bro.

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