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  1. Sorry, I'm just now seeing this...yes, we have a group that plays every Wednesday at Giga-Bites Cafe in Marietta (where the Regional is located)...you can check the going ons in Atlanta (and North Georgia) here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthGAIA/ Folks usually post on the fb page, just in case, but we have 6-8 regulars who play Wednesday evening (someone is usually there from 5-11p) with pick up games throughout the week if it is posted.
  2. Great write up. You ended up being my only loss during Swiss, and your list was the only one I didn't want to see on the Dianoga mission.
  3. *I apologize if some of this is redundant to the group, but I'm copy and pasting from another message I posted. Giga-Bites Café in Marietta, GA will be hosting an Imperial Assault Regional on January 7th, 2017. Doors open at 10am and the tournament will begin at 11am. Registration is currently open. The cost is $20 during preregistration, $25 day of. Should you want to preregister, you can stop in the store and pay in person, or send a PayPal payment to gigabitescafe@yahoo.com. Please ensure that in the comments section you specify the event name and date of the event. Please visit our fb event page should you want to post questions, see where the event space is located, or peep on who your competition will be. https://www.facebook.com/events/649998225167214/?active_tab=about The Regional Prize kit is up for grabs, including new Alt Art Lando cards, Scum themed wound tracker cards, Red and Yellow clear acrylic dice, Scum themed point dial, and the new Yavin IV trophy, going to the ultimate winner of the event! I will also have additional prizes available from previous game night, Store, and Regional kits to hand out, and depending upon tournament turnout, there may be the possibility for additional prize support. A preview of the prize kit can be found here: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/12/high-stakes-gamble/ This is the third consecutive year Giga-Bites has hosted the Imperial Assault Regionals, which has always been filled with great competition from some amazing players! We have a very friendly and accommodating play group that is very welcoming to new players, which includes tournaments that we host here at Giga-Bites. We encourage anyone who is interested in IA Skirmish to come on out on Wednesday’s for play, or post that you are looking for games. After a quick introduction to the game, we hope you’ll see what an amazing system it is and decide to join us for our Regional competition. For those who may not be completely up to date on map or rule changes for the game, please feel free to visit the following links: https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/9b/12/9b124dd6-6278-4216-8bee-03013dca9064/swi_tournament_regulations_v121_high_res.pdf https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/9b/12/9b124dd6-6278-4216-8bee-03013dca9064/swi_tournament_regulations_v121_high_res.pdf If you have any questions, please post them here and I’ll attempt to answer them as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing everyone out on January 7th!
  4. There was probably 15-20 people crowded around trying to watch the final. The issue this year's was that they had the set up in the corner, with no monitors. Two camera at angles toward the table, one from the top, then on that was in front of the spectators and it was hard for folks to see. Desmond's (runner up) top 8 and top 4 matches had much larger crowds watching than those on the stream....and the games were that good to watch. Too bad that those were not on the stream or recorded. Top 8 was against Eric, who Des had lost to in Swiss, after it went to the tie breaker...and the top 8 match was basically one damage away from going to the tiebreaker at time. The top 4 match, Kenny's list was set up to do major damage to the Dionaga very quickly (my one loss in Swiss was to Kenny on the same mission) and Des very quickly was down 25-1 at the end of round 1, and he was able to climb. Back and win 40-25. There were a lot of people standing around watching the matches, it is just people were crowded around on the sides trying to get a look. If FFG was able to put up a couple of monitors, it really would help the spectators.
  5. Jason Becker here...I was 3rd after Swiss. Eric or DT would be able to to say how many, but there were a few of that list being played from the PNW guys. I played against one on One Man's Trash and won by points, due to the Snows grabbing crates. Playing against it, I saw the advantages it could have over my list, mainly on the new map. With training grounds, Snows would be focused first turn, and there was a good chance they could pierce and focus from there on. Now, their offense has decreased on that map, and I usually spent actions healing the eStorms. This is what I played eStorm w/Crosstraining eStorm eSnow Blaise rOfficer x2 Zillo
  6. Yeah, we play on printed maps and the guy locally who places the order, gets them in for about $3/map. When he first ordered the sets of 3 that were in the rotation earlier in the year, it was like $10 for each of us.
  7. Yep..that's why at GenCon you have to go a couple booths over to purchase any IA stuff. Last year all the new stuff was there, just at a different booth.
  8. I sent FFG OP a detailed email, laying out the tournament situation. Back in my home meta, we've had the conversation multiple times regarding a standardized TO certification system...but seeing what is happening with the MTG Judges, it might be delayed further.
  9. I attended the Denver Regional last night, in attendance were 12 players with 4 using SC byes. Advanced Tournament rules would have called for 4 rounds with a cut to Top 8, but the TO decided to use the Basic Tournament structure and did 4 rounds with no cut. The TO picked a map and we played the "A" mission the first round, then the "B" mission the second, and did the same thing for rounds 3 and 4...it was explained that it was to save time, so we weren't putting together maps. Added with 50 minute tournament rounds (yes, 50 minutes), it turned out to be an interesting evening. I have no idea what the list was that won, as I didn't play against it, but I ended up 3-1 and in 3rd place using the list I won the Atlanta Regional last week, which is: eSnowtrooper eStormtrooper x2 rRoyal Guard rImperial Officer x2
  10. I tweeted out to FFGOP yesterday asking if we could use the byes we've earned at Regionals this year at GenCon, just like we did last year. The answer was yes, but this is the last year they will allow it. I'm thankful I can use the bye, but I really do enjoy GenCon WAY more than Origins, as it has been my go to summer Con for the last 5 years.
  11. We had a 4-player Store Championship here in the Atlanta Metro Area on Saturday the 5th at Meeple Madness in Flowery Branch, GA. Unfortunately, one of our regular players was TOing an Imperial Assault SC in Virginia, another had family obligations, and another store in the area was running an X-Wing SC which drew other players away as well. After three rounds of swiss, we ended up with a three-way tie (three players at 2-1, a beating b, b beating c, c beating a)...so due to the tournament rules, we each rolled a d6, and highest won the plaque and Regional bye. The "winning" list was: (a) Bantha Rider Bantha Rider Beast Tamer HK HK Gideon Temporary Alliance Devious Scheme The other lists were: (b) E. Snowtrooper E. Stormtrooper E. Stormtrooper Stormtrooper Imperial Officer Imperial Officer Imperial Officer © Boba Fett Trandoshans HK HK Gideon Temporary Alliance
  12. No problem Jimmy, I really appreciated everyone coming out! I hope I get to get a lot more games in, since Worlds, maybe a have been able to play a half dozen or so? I lesson I should have learned from a few matches at worlds, which would have helped me in our last game was keeping score for both me and my opponents...if I had realized (because I wasn't paying attention) that you hadn't scored those 10 points already, it would have been a bit more interesting. Hopefully I'll see you on Wednesday for the new "league" James has set up.
  13. I primed in white, used nuln oil as a wash, then dry brushed white. For the horns and "claws", I used a 50/50 mix of black and standard mechanicus grey. For palms and feet, I painted a light brown, then a wash of Agrax Earthshade. Painted the tongue purple and used a red wash in the mouth...about the easiest mini to paint so far. EDIT: I wasn't a painter before picking up IA last year and have been muddling my way through it. I'm really enjoying this aspect of the hobby, but it takes me way too long and I'm not very good at it.
  14. The first Store Championship of the season in North Georgia will take place at Giga-Bites Cafe in Marietta on Sunday, January 24th at 1pm. Along with the Store Championship kit, Alternate Art Elite Stormtroopers and Elite Trandoshans will be handed out to those who do not have them, along with some dice bags from older OP kits and a set of focus tokens. One lucky name (who does not already have one), will be randomly drawn and the winner will receive a copy of the Alternate Art Darth Vader from the 2015 World Championship tournament. For more information, please take a look at the facebook event post below. We'd love to have you join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/948148315277465/
  15. I played the Gentleman who was running the above list in the first round...it was a bit daunting when you first looked at all the figures on the board, especially when they were almost always going to deal at least 1 damage with their pierce.
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