I just won a postponed Assault at Imdaar Alpha event at a FLGS. A small venue (6 players) with all well known faces:
I played 4 x Royal TIE Guard Interceptors w/PTL (and Royal TIE Guard titles "just because") and made it to the final where I met a guy I played in the Swiss rounds. He chose Imperial so I had to think up some Rebel Mojo....
My choice fell on:
Wedge Antilles (PS9) w/Outmaneuver and R7
Coran Horn (PS8) w/PTL and R7-T1
Airen Cracken (PS8) w/Wingman and Ion Pulse Torpedo
I was facing
Rexler Brath (PS8) w/Predator
Dark Curse (PS6)
Night Beast (PS5)
Sigma Sq. Pilot (PS3) w/Advenced Cloaking Device
After an fairly mediocre 1st firing round my 3 Rebel Ace/Star pilots kicked it up and killed off the fully cloaked Phantom while only loosing a shield on Cracken I think.
I forgot to use my Wingman and then started bumping/blocking myself, but thanks to the very intimidating look/combo on Wedge, my opponent fortunately (had to?) chose to focus on killing him off and that worked nicely for Horn and Cracken.
After taking a looooong turn around with the -Wing and Z-95 I finally managed to line them up, and then the synergy between Crackens Free Action ability and Wingman combined with Horns PTL, and R7-T1 Astromech REALLY kicked in and I managed to kill the Defender with some very intense Range 1 fire from Cracken and Horn.
A couple of rounds prior to the end of the game I koiograned with Crackn and lined Horn up next to him and took a shot at Night Beast with TL Focus and Horns double attack but my opponent dodged EVERYTHING.
We had time for 1 more round and since Horn wasn't allowed to attack I pulled him off in safety outside Night Beast and Dark Curse (and Focus Evaded just to make 100 % sure ) and for Cracken I was a bit lucky to bump in to Dark Curse so only Night Beast had a Range 1 shot: He made 2 hits, I evaded 1 and lost my last shield and could FINALLY (!!!!) after a really looooooong drought find myself as a (small) tournament......
For my 1st place finish I pcked up the Phantom, since a VERY VERY friendly guy from my group (who finished 3rd in a previous AaIA event) had passed a Defender on to me for TO'ing that event.
So currently my Wave 4 fleet counts a Defender (consolation prize) and a Phantom (actual prize).
Can't wait to play with them. Damn those new EPT and Droids are fun to play around with.
Well, that's it for now.
take care and Fly Casual-