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  1. I almost went out there yesterday! I was feeling lazy and played Xbox instead.
  2. Your best bet at 8th will be Thursday evening, but there really isn't a consistent X-wing night. Since you don't have a Facebook account, it could be difficult to find pickup games, but if you live near 8th, Bad Wolf might be a reasonable drive. They have a consistent group on Wednesdays. Lacking that, send me a PM and we can work out a pickup game at 8th. I don't follow this forum very closely anymore, but I should get an email notification if you send a message.
  3. Miranda and a Warden. Seems they both had TLTs at least. Not sure how much you'll be able to find from the stream posted earlier. I'll re-link it here: https://www.twitch.tv/512squadron/v/67881140 To my best recollection, it was Miranda/TLT/Extra Munitions/Plasma Torpedoes/Homing Missiles/C-3PO/Proximity Mines/Thermal Detonators/Guidance Chips Warden/TLT/Extra Munitions/Sabine/Cluster Mines/Proximity Mines/Advanced SLAM/Conner Net It was a clever list.
  4. I am disinterested in debate. Now. After 6 pages of discussion in which certain people have repeatedly strawmanned my argument despite my correction. So I say that it isn't gainful to continue arguing, and I get "called out" on it. My admonishment against being ridiculous still stands, but it's a free* country (*void in some jurisdictions.) I doubt anyone was trying to strawman anything. Apparently your point was not getting across. I am just here because I think this is an interesting question. Interesting questions are the best parts of rules threads. If anyone is around that cares to address the issue, I'll be here.
  5. To be clear, I have no skin in this game. I do not even play Armada. I got nerd sniped by a friend and was actually arguing the other side at first. To reiterate what ForgottenLore said upthread, Fantasy Flight has a rich history of FAQing away troublesome rules, and this may become one of those cases.
  6. First of all, I did not (intentionally) insult your posting style; I called you out for what appeared to be disinterest in debate. I have read all of your posts on this thread. If we are talking past each other on this thread, perhaps it is because we are not communicating as clearly as we think we are. Let's proceed with the assumption that neither party is stupid. After all, even if I am a stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder, calling me one does not advance this discussion. Fair enough. Let's start with how Heavy is applied. I have proposed two mutually exclusive alternatives. To reiterate my point, Heavy can either change the way Engagement is applied or change the way a Heavy squadron interacts with other squadrons when already engaged. I thought you adhered to interpretation 2, but if you have third, please explain it. We must reach some sort of agreement on this point before we can move on to the particulars.
  7. Well certainly not if this is how you argue: That is not argument; that is merely contradiction. There are two ways to interpret Heavy: it either modifies Engagement or it modifies the squadron itself. Let's consider a squadron of X-wings engaged with a squadron of Bombers and Instigator. Using the former interpretation, the X-wing is engaged with two "ghosts" and one Heavy. These engagements are treated differently; the Heavy engagement is technically an engagement, but it does not restrict movement or target choice. The "ghost" engagements still apply the movement and attack restrictions. Since Heavy applies to the engagement state and not to the squadron, the "ghost" engagements force the X-wings to attack the Bombers. Applying the other interpretation to the same scenario, the X-wings are engaged three times. It does not matter where these engagements come from. The X-wings are triple-engaged. When the X-wings choose a target, Heavy kicks in, and the Bombers do not, by virtue of their presence, prevent the X-wings from attacking Instigator. The problem with the latter interpretation comes from the last two words of Heavy: "or moving." A squadron itself never prevents another squadron from moving; a state of engagement does. Therefore, at least the last part of Heavy must modify the state-of-engagement applied by its squadron. It is inconsistent to apply Heavy''s two conditions differently (i.e., the "attack" part to the squadron proper and the "movement" part to the engagement). Therefore, we must conclude that Heavy modifies the way that a (heavy) squadron engages an enemy, not how it reacts to an already-engaged one.
  8. Yeah, we had some problems with the mail on my end, but Keoki's card arrived almost immediately.
  9. There are two ways to read this.
  10. We met in round 2 (Most Dangerous Game). It was one of the most outrageous skirmishes I have ever played. I had Boba Fett, Elite Trandoshan Hunter, Trandoshan Hunter, Hired Guns, R2-D2, and C-3PO. The Parting Shot chains were hilarious, but this was the best part: I was leading 31-20. Both Bobas were reasonably healthy, I had my elite Trandoshans (both had taken some damage), and my opponent had one pair of Hired Guns. If his Fett kills my Hunters, he wins (20 points with the Bounty Hunter mission bonus). If my Fett kills his Hired Guns, I win (10 points with the mission bonus). I used my first Trandoshan to kill a Hired Gun. The other hunter shot at Fett, I think, so that my Fett could finish the group on my next activation. My opponent used his remaining hired gun next to close some distance and attack one of my hunters. I think my guys were at 2 and 4 hp remaining. My Fett jetpacked into the fray and blew away the last Hired Gun. The Rodian dropped his thermal detonator to kill my weaker Trandoshan, then rolled 4 damage on his Parting shot attack roll. The Elite Hunter rolled an evade. Dead. "Cute trick," I thought, "but that still takes me to 41 points." Then "Of No Importance" hit the table. I'm pretty sure I played you in the Data Core scenario. I had Vader and elite stormtroopers. That list was impressive and inspiring. So much Strain! My loss was mitigated by delicious hamburgers later though. Yeah, those Scatterguns love that hallway. And the burgers were delicious.
  11. We met in round 2 (Most Dangerous Game). It was one of the most outrageous skirmishes I have ever played. I had Boba Fett, Elite Trandoshan Hunter, Trandoshan Hunter, Hired Guns, R2-D2, and C-3PO. The Parting Shot chains were hilarious, but this was the best part: I was leading 31-20. Both Bobas were reasonably healthy, I had my elite Trandoshans (both had taken some damage), and my opponent had one pair of Hired Guns. If his Fett kills my Hunters, he wins (20 points with the Bounty Hunter mission bonus). If my Fett kills his Hired Guns, I win (10 points with the mission bonus). I used my first Trandoshan to kill a Hired Gun. The other hunter shot at Fett, I think, so that my Fett could finish the group on my next activation. My opponent used his remaining hired gun next to close some distance and attack one of my hunters. I think my guys were at 2 and 4 hp remaining. My Fett jetpacked into the fray and blew away the last Hired Gun. The Rodian dropped his thermal detonator to kill my weaker Trandoshan, then rolled 4 damage on his Parting shot attack roll. The Elite Hunter rolled an evade. Dead. "Cute trick," I thought, "but that still takes me to 41 points." Then "Of No Importance" hit the table. I'm guessing I know the answer, but I didn't hey to watch any of the tournament on twitch. You didn't happen to be the streamed match that round, did you? I don't think they streamed any of the preliminary rounds because the Netrunner tournament was happening at the same time.
  12. We met in round 2 (Most Dangerous Game). It was one of the most outrageous skirmishes I have ever played. I had Boba Fett, Elite Trandoshan Hunter, Trandoshan Hunter, Hired Guns, R2-D2, and C-3PO. The Parting Shot chains were hilarious, but this was the best part: I was leading 31-20. Both Bobas were reasonably healthy, I had my elite Trandoshans (both had taken some damage), and my opponent had one pair of Hired Guns. If his Fett kills my Hunters, he wins (20 points with the Bounty Hunter mission bonus). If my Fett kills his Hired Guns, I win (10 points with the mission bonus). I used my first Trandoshan to kill a Hired Gun. The other hunter shot at Fett, I think, so that my Fett could finish the group on my next activation. My opponent used his remaining hired gun next to close some distance and attack one of my hunters. I think my guys were at 2 and 4 hp remaining. My Fett jetpacked into the fray and blew away the last Hired Gun. The Rodian dropped his thermal detonator to kill my weaker Trandoshan, then rolled 4 damage on his Parting shot attack roll. The Elite Hunter rolled an evade. Dead. "Cute trick," I thought, "but that still takes me to 41 points." Then "Of No Importance" hit the table. Epic. I would be reliving that skirmish in my head for weeks rethinking 'what-if's' and 'maybes'. Those frustratingly heartbreaking turns of events are what make this game so interesting and replayable IMO. I ended up winning on the end-of-round conditions, but it was still the most ridiculously crazy round of Skirmish that I have ever played.
  13. We met in round 2 (Most Dangerous Game). It was one of the most outrageous skirmishes I have ever played. I had Boba Fett, Elite Trandoshan Hunter, Trandoshan Hunter, Hired Guns, R2-D2, and C-3PO. The Parting Shot chains were hilarious, but this was the best part: I was leading 31-20. Both Bobas were reasonably healthy, I had my elite Trandoshans (both had taken some damage), and my opponent had one pair of Hired Guns. If his Fett kills my Hunters, he wins (20 points with the Bounty Hunter mission bonus). If my Fett kills his Hired Guns, I win (10 points with the mission bonus). I used my first Trandoshan to kill a Hired Gun. The other hunter shot at Fett, I think, so that my Fett could finish the group on my next activation. My opponent used his remaining hired gun next to close some distance and attack one of my hunters. I think my guys were at 2 and 4 hp remaining. My Fett jetpacked into the fray and blew away the last Hired Gun. The Rodian dropped his thermal detonator to kill my weaker Trandoshan, then rolled 4 damage on his Parting shot attack roll. The Elite Hunter rolled an evade. Dead. "Cute trick," I thought, "but that still takes me to 41 points." Then "Of No Importance" hit the table.
  14. Wrong tournament. I would like to see the results, too. I had to leave before it ended, but Dallas Parker dropped at 3-0 with a 2-Defender list. I wish he chose to skip his flight because I wanted that list to win!
  15. And how did that work out for you? (Blair won)
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