Sunday August 13th, Gamez & More in Byron had their Star Wars Armada Store Championship. For the Minnesota area I think it was the last of the season.
Thanks to Chad for hosting and letting us have the day to get our plastic spaceships out and do lots and lots of pew pew.
Thanks to Terry for making the longest drive to attend. Thanks of course to everyone for coming out.
With 6 in attendance the Rebel/Imperial breakdown was an interesting one. 4 Imperial and 2 Rebel. Of the Imperials 3 had ISDs, one of those a dual ISD list. The two single ISD lists had boarding centered builds with Avenger.
- Terry vs Ian
- Will vs Tim
- Tom vs Mike
Here’s Ian and Terry squaring off playing Blockade Run.
Tim and Will getting set up. Will had an interesting Rebel build and Tim did as well with the dual VSDs and Quasar.
Mike and I played in Round one. He had a dual ISD build with Motti and blast doors. So that basically meant I needed to do damage …lots and lots of damage to take down just that ISD. Here’s what his flagship took after my boarding troops got on board from Avenger. And he was running two ISDs!
At the end of the round:
Will 452 / Tim 98
Ian 460 / Terry 137
Tom 251 / Mike 118
- Ian vs Will
- Tom vs Tim
- Mike vs Terry
The match between Ian and Will started off less than great as we ran into a situation where 2 of Will’s VCXs didn’t get placed and they were well into the turn. We ruled it as a lost opportunity which I’m not 100% sure that’s the right call but none the less that’s what we did.
From the match with Tim and I. The ISD once again proved to be one nasty little bugger and took out a VSD pretty handily. I thought I errored pretty badly on my setup for this one as Tim was able to take out my Quasar. Likewise my ISD was able to make one pass and couldn’t circle around in time to be able to actually do anything.
Round 2 results
Ian 283 / Will 133
Tom 191 / Tim 99
Mike 120 / Terry 99
I didn’t get any pictures from the last round which is a real shame. Going into the Round Ian was well into the lead. He and I would face off on the top table. Father / Son Imperial on Imperial match both with ISD Avengers and boarding troopers. Did I mention I did his list for him? Did I mention that he prefers X-Wing over Armada?
Ian’s force was composed of Vader, an ISD Avenger with boarding troopers, a Raider, a Gozanti with Tua slicer tools and ECMs, and a swarm of Rogues including aggressors, firesprays and Dengar.
My list was Sloan, ISD Avenger, the Quasar with boosted coms, expanded hanger bays and flight controllers, a gozanti and then a Imperial all star aces with Mith, Howl, Soontir, Cienna, Meerek, and a couple of defenders.
Ian had the point bid so he took Player 1. We played Intel sweep. Ian set his Raider as the scooper and I choose my Gozanti.
Early on we both easily picked up our first tokens. Ian had hit the gas with his Raider so he had him deployed fairly far forward on the board.
In my case swung my gozanti to work from left to right, Quasar in the middle and ISD on the right flank. I figured that the ISD and squadrons could hold the middle while the gozanti worked from behind to get the 3 tokens on my side of the board.
Fate would have it that Raider of Ian’s was a pretty juicy target so knowing I could concentrate my squadrons I pushed them out to go after it and they ended up brewing it up in one turn. Good thing too, expanded racks, double black AA wouldn’t have been kind had my squadrons gotten tied down. The counter of rogues didn’t do as much damage as it needed to do which setup the squadron battle to title very much in my favor.
The ISD on ISD action which you totally knew was coming went completely Ian’s way. I managed to hurt Vader’s ship very badly but none of my squadrons would have the time to effectively go after him.
At the end I managed to take out all of Ian’s squadrons and Raider, for the loss of my ISD. Add in the 75pts for the mission objective and I managed to eek out a win but no where near enough to catch up with the tournament point total.