Tuesday, 22 September 2015

X-wing road to Nationals

Cerberus games in Wellington held a 100pts X-wing event called Road to Nationals. This was open to everyone that wanted to enter not just those that where going to nationals. There where 14 people at this event a few had to drop out so it was a bit smaller then usual. The event was over 4 rounds each lasting 75min.

Game 1 vs Paul Johnson

Paul was running Scum with an IG88 and Boba Fett

I decided to focus fire on Boba fett and leave IG88 till later

My tie bomber and one of my tie fighters went down in the first 2 rounds of fire.

I was soon down to my last ship with me not landing many hits wasn't even close to downing one of his.
In the end Paul had killed all 100pts of mine while I didnt even get one of his ships down to half health so getting 0pts. A good win to Paul.

Game 2 vs Brent Fletcher.

My brother was running 3 tie advanced with Darth Vader, Maarek Stele and Juno Eclipse.

We ended up circling each other for the first two moves.

But once the combat began I must say that Brent's dice abandoned him completely. this decided the outcome of the game within 2 rounds of combat.

Everyone disperses for their next attack run.

With Brent down to his last ship Juno was targeted by everyone but not before Brent got off some parting shots getting my firespray down to half health.

This battle was quite one sided. The first few rounds of combat being marred by some very bad dice on Brent's part in both attack and defense. I killed 100pts in the end and Brent got half points for  getting my firespray down to half health so he scored 20pts.

Game 3 vs Lincoln Hely

Lincoln was running a Hounds tooth, Firespray and an IG88 scum list.

The first round of combat my tie bomber went down very quickly

My Firespary tried to get some distance to get another run on the enemy while my tie fighters nipped at their heels.

Down to my last tie fighter the outcome was inevitable but I managed to get his firespary before I died.
So that battle was another one sided affair but still a fun game I lost all 100pts but killed 35pts so at least had something to show for it.

Game 4 vs Will Quinn

Will was running a shuttle with the emperor aboard it a tie phantom and tie interceptor.

My first volley everything fired at the shuttle hoping I could get rid of his support abilities quickly.

This game quickly turned on me. with the interceptor and phantom being very greasy weasels my ships couldn't lay a hand on them. They were my down fall.
That game was over quickly and with the phantom and interceptor being very well flown I just couldn't counter with the tools I had available. I lost all 100pts but getting his shuttle below half health I got 14pts for my troubles.

Well in an effort to use imperial more as i'm mainly a Rebel player I learnt a few things flying these ships such as the tie bomber wasn't much good would of been better with maybe 2 more tie fighters. Plus being able to barrel roll and arc dodge is a big thing I need to get more use to with my maneuvering. Anyway I enjoyed the day and will be back for more even managed to pick up a spot prize some card sleeves for my pilot cards which have a light sabre on them which is fitting for X-wing.

The final points tally.


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

X-wing road to the Regionals

This coming Sunday Cerberus games is holding another X-wing event in preparation for the
X-wing nationals event in Auckland but it is not restricted to the people who are going to that. So I have decided to enter the fray with an Imperial list this time around. I don't play much with Imperial as i'm a Rebel player mainly so i'm forcing myself to use new stuff and factions.

So here is what i'm using. I like the sound of both Krassis and Captain Jonus abilities so using those 2 in tandem will give the fire-spray 3 re-rolls each turn with its cannon. Then 2 tie fighters to keep any other nimble fighters honest.

My squadron ready for action
Hope to play some new people this weekend but playing some old foes isnt always that bad either. will have a write up on the days action to follow.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

X-wing doubles AAR

Its been along time between post so with having played a game of X-wing a few weeks ago I decided to sit down and and write up a report of the days action. My brother Brent has now started a blog as well you can find it here it is mainly X-wing based at the moment but he is adding to it all the time.

This was the third doubles game I had played last time I was allied with my brother Brent and the time before with my youngest brother Shane. So this time I was allied with my good friend Michael. Shane was unable to play this time so Brent had his best friend Matt teaming up with him.
Michael and I decided to run Imperial while Brent and Matt ran with Scum and villainy. We had decided on 125pts per player so 250pts per side.

Our Imperial forces the 2 Shuttles, Fire spray and Tie bomber are mine the two Tie defenders, Punisher, Tie fighter are Michael's

The scum forces consisted of Boba fett, Bossk, IG-88 and 2 Kihraxz fighters and 3 Z-95 head hunters.

First round of combat my shuttle with Mara Jade on board takes a few hits.

Brent and Matt concentrate firepower on the same shuttle. While Mike and myself start to focus fire on Boba fett

Stay on target !!!

My shuttle and the Tie punisher go down while in return we take out one of the Kihraxz fighters.

Both sides loose a few more ships but the battle is starting to sway the way of the scum and villainy forces.

My shuttle the tie defender and tie fighter all go for the hounds tooth. While the two fire sprays go at it.

My Shuttle and fire spray go down leaving Michael with just his 2 remaining ships. All looks lost now

The Tie defender gets swamped by the mass of big ships and goes down.

To the victor goes the spoils the 3 bounty hunters survive to hunt down their next target.
I think I relied to much on my shuttles being big gun platforms while it worked for the first few turns once it got messy they couldn't survive. Oh well you live and learn or die in this case. Ill be going to the Cerberus games event they are running on Sunday the 20th. It will be 100pts looking at Imperial but nothing set yet. Typical war gamer always changing my list. lol