Since my worlds report thread is at 800 views, i suppose i'll post a KRT report for people to see that are interested.
First tournament was tonight at Tempest games in Cedar Rapids. The venue used tables that were 2.5 feet by 2.5 feet, so the playing area was smaller, which really hampered everyone there. We still set up 6 asteroids apiece, so it was even more cramped. And those who had some opening maneuvers set up didn't get to play them due to the smaller map area. But it was a handicap for everyone, so we all dealt with it. There were 15 people, so we played 3 rounds and then the final game. There were 10 Rebel Squads, and 5 Imperial squads.
It was a 2 hour drive for me, and the tournament started at 6:30, so I knew it was going to be a late night. The squad that i played was:
Darth Vader with Concussion Missiles and Marksmanship, backstabber, Academy Pilot X4.
I don't remember the name of the first guy i played, but he played Darth vader with Swarm Tactics, Howlrunner with Swarm tactics, Obsidian, and 3 Academy Pilots. I smiled when I heard him tell me what squad he was playing, because I'm all too familiar with it. I knew that I had to focus on Howlrunner.
First round he moved one of his pilots the wrong way and flew him right off the board, so that was to my advantage. The attack dice were hot for both of us and the defense dice were cold. He spread his damage out among my ships, and I focused on Howlrunner and vader. i used my vader's Missiles to take out Howlrunner, then I don't remeber what happened but I managed to take his vader out with mine, I think. I took his Obsidian out along the way, so it was just mop up after that. I was happy at the end, because I played against my championship winning squad, and I didn't lose a single ship.
Round 2 I don't remeber that guy's name either. I'm sorry, but there were so many names being called out, that I don't remember. (Trent, i think?) He had Vader, Howlrunner, Mauler Mithel, Night beast, and Winged Gundark. this was actually a fun match, as it was kind of back and forth. I did manage to take his Howlrunner out with my Concussion Missiles. I got his Vader down to 1 hull left, and then proceeded to chase him around the board for a few rounds before finishing him off. In the end he killed 2 of my Academy Pilots, and had damage on many of my other ships, but i ended up 2-0.
Round 3 was against Travis, and he recognized me as the World Champ. He played Wedge with R2D2, RookieX2 with R2 Astromech, and Gold with Ion. This was a close game, too. My missiles weren't as effective against Wedge. i rolled 1 hit and 3 blanks, which translated to 2 hits due to the Concussion missiles card. Backstabber later finished Wedge off at range 3, outside of his firing arc, the dice were 3-3. I rolled 3 hits (probably focused one of them), and he missed his evades, so wedge was out. I took out one of his Rookie Pilots, and he took out 2 of my Academy Pilots before time was called. I think I won that one by 31 pts, so it was a modified win. Which gave me 13 pts.
So i was 3-0 with my squad and played in the final game against Hashik (sp?) on here. I played Slave 1, he played the Falcon. I focused entirely on the falcon, as I know it's a bear to take out. I managed to get it down to 1 hull left, but couldnt finish it. He won that game, and my Interceptors went down fast. It was late, and I was ready to get home. I finally got home at 2, about an hour ago. Still waiting for sleepy meds to kick in, which is why I'm typing this at 3 in the morning. It was a good time, and I came home with a Slave 1.
Maneuvering around asteroids with 6 ships on a small table was very difficult, but I was able to pull it off without too many asteroid hits. All in all it was a fun day. Next up is the bellevue tournament. See you then!