Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Wellington X-Wing Regional event

On Saturday I attended the Wellington X-Wing Regional event held at the Wellington Bridge club. There was 27 players entered there would be five round rounds then the top four going into elimination rounds.

I went with me trusty Rebels I went with a 3 ship build.
- Jan Ors in a HWK-290 with a blaster turret, Kyle Katarn crew, Moldy Crow title and swarm tactics.
- Blue squadron pilot with a Heavy laser cannon and fire control system.
- Blue squadron pilot with a Heavy laser cannon and fire control system.

Game 1 vs Alister Setters
Alister was running a Rebel list with a falcon and E-wing for my first up match so my play was to let the B-wings concentrate on the Falcon and leave the E-wing till last.
I set up on the left Alister set up on my right I was hoping to draw the large ship into the asteroid field.

We both close to engage each other. My first volley from the B-wing does some decent damage to the Falcon.

While the B-wing's did their job the I decided the HWK-290 would tie up the E-wing to give the B-wing's the best chance.

After 4 rounds of combat the falcon goes down but both B-wing's a quite damaged by now.

Some silly piloting by me saw my HWK leave the field of play. I must say that's the first time Ive done that. Mean while Alister downs a B-wing.

Some very close flying and one final round of combat and I finish off the E-wing. Winning with 1 Hit point to spare
So a first round win was more then I was expecting but more then happy with. onto the next round.
Points killed - 100pts
Points lost - 69pts

Game 2 vs Ian Lenny
My next game was vs yet another Rebel list I thinks there was only 4 or 5 there so it looks like another blue on blue fight. Ian was running an E-wing and 2 A-wing's. This would be a hard fight with 3 very maneuverable craft vs 3 very un-maneuverable craft.

The setup I was hoping to get in shots as long range with my secondary weapons to try and negate his agility some what.

But that didn't last long. So the melee ensued.

My HWK was the first to die while I managed to inflict some damage. But the B-wing's were taking a lot of damage from the A-wing's missiles.

I managed to get Ian's E-wing but in the final round of combat both my ships died.
This game highlighted my biggest weakness my lack of maneuverability vs an agile foe. But was still a good fight and would play Ian again anytime.
Points Killed - 42pts
Points lost - 100pts

Game 3 vs Andrew Shepard
Andrew is a fellow war gamer I have known for a while as we both play flames of war. Andrew is still fairly new to X-wing but I expected a good fight none the less as he was fielding 2 Decimators and a Tie fighter.

My plan was to concentrate on 1 Decimator and a time and leave the Tie fighter till last.

I moved up the side of the table while Andrew came strait up the middle. So I did a U-turn and open fired.

Andrew shot down a B-wing but not before I did a lot of damage to him.

With 1 Decimator down onto the next one while my HWK started on the Tie fighter as it was annoying me.

My B-wing moved in for the final volley to finish of Andrew's last ship. As you can see the moldy crow card I have on my HWK is keeping me supplied with lost of focus tokens. Couldn't use them quick enough.
I was glad to come away with a win from this match as this sort of list is what my ships where equipped to deal with.
Points killed - 100pts
Points lost - 31pts

Game 4 vs Jordan Setters
Jordan was running a Tie swarm consisting of 4 Tie fighters and a Tie Interceptor. I wasn't to sure how my heavy hitters would deal with lots of light targets that would most likely overwhelm me.

This was the first battle where some one had a ship with lower pilot skill them my B-wings. So we set up right across from each other and went at it.

In the first combat round I some how knocked out his interceptor and a tie fighter for little in return. This round I did some damage and setup for the final kill.

The final round I lost a B-wing but managed to get the last 2 Tie fighters in quick secession.
This game was over before it really got going but some times that's just what happens in games that rely on a dice result to get what you need to do things.
Points killed - 100pts
Points lost - 31pts

Game 5 vs Blair Grey
This was a Game I wasn't sure about as I know Blair is a very skilled person at this game. He has won a few events I know of so I knew it would be a very hard fight. He was running a Decimator with Darth Vader on board with a Tie interceptor escorting it.

We both moved down opposite flanks sizing each other up. I knew I needed to knock out that Decimater quick.

I just 2 rounds of combat I was down to my last ship Vader was literally killing me. After each attack he could cause 2 damage to himself and inflict a critical damage to me. And with gunner on his ship he was able to do this twice a turn.
Well the last game was a real wake up call on card combo's that work well. He may not of had the firepower I had but he could nullify it quite quickly. I was quite simply schooled in this game although Blair did say when he saw 2 B-wing's he was worried as they have done well in most lists in tournaments that they appear in.
Points killed - 0
Points lost - 100pts

Well over all for my first X-wing regional event I felt I did ok getting 3 wins out of 5 was more then I expected. Out of 27 people I think I finished about 14th and for my efforts I got a scum and villainy promo Boba fett card and 10 acrylic shield tokens. My next event is a Flames of war event in Wanganui called Fracas 750pts Tank fest.
Hope to see you there.

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