So far most of my games have been very one sided with the Imperials winning the first 9 of 10 games. However, I was showing a friend of mine that had never played the game before a full 100 point game and I suggested to him that he might try running 4 ships instead of 3 like all of my previous opponents before him.
We played 2 games, me using my tournament squad and him just trying out units. I think it was Wedge, Gold Wing, Rookie Pilot and Red Squadron pilot with a couple upgrades like ion cannon and markmanship.
To be honest, I don't know what happened because at the end of both games I wasn't able destroy a single ship. The second game was alot shorter because my Backstabber was killed round one, Howlrunner and Academy Pilot went down round 3 and Mithel went round 7. Steele was ion cannoned into submission and destroyed without even putting up a fight.
What the crap! I have never seen the empire just completely pwnd before and to think it happened twice back to back games. I swear Rookie pilots are way better than everyone thinks. At range 1 they can drop any tie fighter.