Thanks everyone for your inputs.
After some thinking I changed the list and dropped all the weapons for a 4th ship. As I started liking Biggs to draw some fire, there was only room left for an A-Wing. So I played the tournament with the following list:
Wedge + Swarm
Blue Squadron + Adv. Sensors
And here's the Tournament report:
My first round was versus 2xRookie with Proton Torpedoes + 1 Rookie + Blue Squadron with HLC
I set my squad up, so that Biggs will hide in the 2nd round behind a Asteroid with Wedge and the B-Wing flanking him. The A-Wing was further to the left and flanking at high speed. My opponent target locked the B-Wing with both rookies and his own B-Wing but had to shoot Biggs, who got an extra defense die from the asteroid. The setup was much in my favor but the luck with the dice however not so much. In the first round of fighting my crew could hardly get any damage in while my opponent got almost only hits and crits. He shot down Biggs and damaged the B-Wing really badly. The second round of attacks was a bit better for me. I shot down one of the armed X-Wings and a crit on the other let him drop the torpedo. So my opponent wasn't able to use both of his torpedoes :-)
But after that short ray of hope things got worse. Again with incredible accurate shooting I lost both my B-Wing and the A-Wing. So when Wedge was alone vs two Rookies and a B-Wing with HLC I thought I could concede as well. But hey, you don't do that...
In the next attack step I got rid of one of the Rookies but Wedge got a crit: Stunned Pilot. So only 2 hull left and 2 enemies right in my back. In the next round I bumped into the B-Wing on purpose. I thought 1 dmg from the bump is better than an attack from the B-Wing. So down to 1 hull. Unfortunately the X-Wing surprised me and got an attack in, however he missed. One K-turn later I blew up the last X-Wing and it was down to Wedge and a B-Wing that was still in very good shape. The attack from the B-Wing got an attack. I cringed, but he missed as well.
At this point I thought, I was lucky to get here at all. My opponent had all the luck in the world in the first couple of rounds, but after that he rolled very poorly, that was the only reason for me still being on the battlefield. So things looked still grim for me but I wanted to get down with a fight. I faced the B-Wing like a man, but as you can guess, Wedge didn't live much longer. One minute afther our finish, time was called. Only at this point I realised that I could just have run off with Wedge. Getting out of range and letting the clock run out would have given me a modified win (I still had 31 points on the board vs 29 from the opponents B-Wing). I'm still not sure if I should have done that. On a regional championship or Worlds? Sure. But this was a Fun Tournament after all and I had a lot of fun with my opponent. So yeah, I threw away a modified win, but I had a blast. Maybe you can write your thoughts on this.
In the second round I faced Kagi with all sorts of annoying stuff, a fully loaded Tie Bomber and 2 Academy Pilots.
My opponent set Kagi up in the far left corner and the other ships on the far right side. I faced the ties with my squad and zoomed in fast. Before Kagi was even around, I decimated the opponents board to a lonely Academy pilot and Kagi. The Bomber couldn't even get one of his Torpedoes or Rockets off. I lost my A-Wing but the rest of my squad made short work of the shuttle.
My opponent was clearly new to the game and had some problems maneuvering. So that was a very easy win for me.
In the third round I faced Roark with Blaster, Recon Specialist, Moldy Crow, Biggs with R2-D2 and 2 Rookie Pilots.
Again I hid my own Biggs behind a Asteroid to get some defense. Wedge and the B-Wing easily took down the opponents Biggs in the first round of combat and my A-Wing attacked from the back and distracted Roark. My setup worked exactly as planned. Biggs dictated the game for the opponent while Wedge and the B-Wing outmaneuvered the opponent. I don't remeber every detail, but it didn't take long and my opponents squad was wiped while I still had all ships on the board.
The fourth round was vs. an interesting swarm: Howlrunner with Stealth + Swarm Tactics, 3 Academy Pilots and 2 Scimitar with Proton Torpedoes
This was one of the strangest fights I've ever had. I don't want to bore you with all the details but we both flew rather defensively. I hid Biggs as good as I could behind Asteroids while I tried to take down the Howlrunner. Wedge didn't get rid of the stealth device in the first round, so I thought I don't even bother with the B-Wing. He got in some damage on a Bomber and the others didn't do much of notice. The opponents bombers couldn't fire off the torpedoes because they had to shoot Biggs but weren't able to get a target lock on him. So after the first round of combat, Biggs was still pretty intact and the opponent didn't loose any ships either.
In the second round my opponent was afraid of loosing his bombers and moved them were I didn't expect them. So I couldn't shoot them, but they couldn't shoot me either. He opened the formation of the ties and some bumping ensued.
The rest of the match continued in the same fasion: Every round several ships weren't able to shoot at all.
To make a long story short: In the end I had made 8 damage spread among his squad and my opponent got 6 shields blown from my ships, but nothing more. 60 Minutes of flying and we both didn't loose a single ship...
I ended the tournament with 2 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss in 3rd place. My first opponent won the tournament.
I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
Edited by cybu, 03 March 2014 - 07:21 AM.