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    saint1012 got a reaction from RustamShamshiri in Space travel times   
    You might be surprised at how quickly we can travel to the planets without needing to use exotic materials or fake science by using 1g acceleration. The "top" of the ship pointing at your destination would be "up" in the ship, which at that acceleration, would feel like gravity on Earth. Half-way though, the ship turns around, pointing its engines at your destination and then fire at 1g, decelerating the ship. Once again, the nose of the ship (now pointing at Earth) is still up and the 1g of decelerating again creates the feeling of normal gravity. What is mind blowing is how fast we can then get to places. This type of technology should be absolutely feasible in a society that can build a space elevator.
    Luna: Three hours and 20 minutes
    Mars: Just under two days
    Jupiter: Five days and 16 hours
    Pluto: 15 days and 7 seven hours
    Proxima Centauri (4.2 light years away): Only five years and a few months!!! (Not sure if this includes the deceleration part)
    Here is the link to the site I used: https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/840/how-fast-will-1g-get-you-there
    Also, the greater the distance (hence speed), the more the Theory of Relativity is noticeable. 
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    saint1012 reacted to jocke01 in When will Imperials get Double Brace?   
    You want a ship with double brace 1 shield sides and no redirect,? You can have it ?
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    saint1012 got a reaction from Omnustechni in stormtroopers painting plan   
    Coruscant
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    saint1012 reacted to DrakonLord in New FAQ   
    I have both played with and against a HH TF:A swarm and i cant comprehend it really.
    Sure a huge swarm makes the damage move so it doesnt kill the ship.......
    ....... but a brace can have a larger effect by making the damage go "poof".....
    ....whereas TF:A keeps the damage, just moves it......
    .....im gonna shut up, theres a thread in the rules section somewhere to argue and this thread aint for crying.
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    saint1012 reacted to geek19 in New FAQ   
    nope.  you can't spend the spent redirect. its the same for double brace ace squadrons, you cant spend the spent brace already, but the OTHER brace (that didnt just get flipped) is spendable
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    saint1012 reacted to Democratus in Help me love Star Wars again!   
    There's one approach you could take if all the new movies bug you.
    1) Re-watch the original trilogy
    2) Stop.
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    saint1012 reacted to BiggsIRL in Tournaments... why bother?   
    You misunderstand.
    I am not saying what a nice person I am.
    I am saying get used to getting nothing because not even cancer can stop me from showing up and taking all of the prize and then giving it away to some random guy who just played his first game that day.  Such is my dedication and promise to this community.
    So if you aren't showing up just to enjoy 3 games of Armada, too bad.  Because all the prizes are going to my cancer riddled Konstantine using Blockade Run playing self.
    I will drag you into enjoying the game for its own sake and not for plastic crap whether you like it or not.
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    saint1012 reacted to BiggsIRL in Tournaments... why bother?   
    This pissed me off.  I'm not sure if you meant to, but it did.
    I have given away dice, range rulers, alt-art cards.  I have passed on TO prizes, so more players could get something.  I have flown Konstantine as my Commander in a Store Championship because I lost a bet. 
    I have chosen sub-optimal objectives for myself, and from others, because it would make a more exciting game.
    I stayed up 30 hours so that I could attend a regional.  I showed up to a regional with 8.5 hemoglobin and no immune system, and wore a face mask the entire time, and popped Zofran like it was candy to fight off chemo induced nausea.  
    It's easily said because it's true.  I go to tournaments because I like playing this game, and want to play 3+ times in a single day.
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    saint1012 reacted to PT106 in So you wanna go without squadrons, try ISDs with QLT.   
    Based on my experience, I would respectfully disagree here (QLT was crucial in several of my squadronless lists that did have some level of success)
    And this is a reason to either play contested outpost or to prioritize station placement if playing squadronless.
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    saint1012 reacted to Darth Sanguis in What do with fleet!?!?!   
    Well, I can tell you about a RPG campaign I ran that was part "Age of Rebellion" part "Armada" that the players enjoyed quite a bit. 

    It was pretty easy over all.

    1.) First of all I came up with the over all plan for the group. "Infiltrate secret Imperial production facility, steal plans". I also added bonuses like, "destroy data, cripple production, steal prototypes". 

    2.) I pregenerated their characters off short conversations with each player based on what they wanted. 


    Zoidbar: GR8-B8: Thorne:

    3.) Used an online map builder to generate a space station full of rooms. 

       

    4.) Filled those rooms with people items and interactions, then located the mission objectives and bonuses.

    5.) Added the Armada aspect. (using the "teamplay" rules from the RRG) the players had to either engage or escape 2 interdictor class ships (run by the gm) using a couple of gladiators. (I threw them a curve and had 2 imperial class ships show up mid battle and then when they looked trapped had a couple of MC80s hyperspace in to finish off the ISDs or let them escape). 


    They loved it. The players successfully snuck through the entire base crippling systems and stealing data left and right. Even gave the station CO a good scare for his job with a successful bluff check and a rebuke about the security quoting the phrase "what if rabals". After the game the players then got to design custom titles for a small-medium ship of their choice from the rebel side (to be approved by the gm). 


    [I'm not too sure if this really answers your question, but mixing RPG and Armada can be a real good time, and it adds a neat element to the game.]

     
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    saint1012 reacted to Gaffa in New to the LCG format; A couple of questions   
    The non-campaign side quests costs XP to enter because the rewards you get for completing them (their own XP plus any encounter cards) would otherwise boost you over the XP limit for what the design team thinks you should be for a campaign.
     
    As for having Dunwich Legacy cards in your deck...technically, once Dunwich Legacy releases (or any future full release, not an adventure-only release), all player cards are legal for any Arkham Horror adventure. So you'll be able to play Jenny as an investigator in The Night of the Zealot, or buy Charisma as an upgrade after playing The Gathering.
     
    Some players (such as myself) enjoy a "legacy" style format now and then for this game (and Lord of the Rings) in which you only get access to the player cards if you're playing a scenario in which they had been released, but that's strictly a house rule, and not even something I do all the time; it's just fun to solve the puzzles with only the tools you had available at the time now and then.
     
    But otherwise, once new player cards release, you can legally use them in any Arkham Horror campaign or one-shot. They have entered the card pool. Enjoy!
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    saint1012 reacted to Grimwalker in Does anyone miss Scorched Earth?   
    Pretty much exactly that. In interviews, Damon said that Scorched Earth existing really put a design constraint on the team, because why would you do thing X with tags when you could just kill and win? If I tag the runner, I could Close his Accounts and open a scoring window, or just end his life.
    People have been so dead set on avoiding any and all tags at any cost for so long, I wonder if we'll ever get over it.
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    saint1012 reacted to Bronze in Minh's ability limit once per turn   
    I think another great way to play Minh is with a Scavenging build. She is one of those investigators that can actually investigate well while having Survivor cards in a deck. And I concur that she really doesn't need so many skill cards. But taking the specialty ones such as deduction, resourceful and even survival instinct makes them all that more appealing when they have that extra icon from the start.
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    saint1012 reacted to Grimwalker in Rotation for the casual player sounds terrible...   
    You're highly likely to encounter broken combos, as no regard for rotated cards is taken in playtesting for Kitara cycle onward. 
    Additionally, the LCG model is predicated on having a level playing field and no collectibility or aftermarket aside from alt art cards. This Legacyish thing you're fixated on is unfair to players who have no ready access to out-of-print material.
    I strongly suspect that FFG will never support any format involving OOP or rotated cards. I personally think it's a bad idea from both a balance and a community perspective.
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    saint1012 reacted to Starbreaker1 in Are core game investigators weaker?   
    Everything you have said is true, except the core set investigators can take any number of cards from their off class, and up to level 2 cards in their off class as well, where as the dunwich investigators can only take 5 level 0 cards.  It is a trade off, and though the dunwich investigators do have better "hitpoints" I find having the ability to take leveled up cards of two classes to be equal in most respects.
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    saint1012 reacted to comatose in Double the Pelta, Double the Fun   
    I was initially like, "Wow, I had no idea all these people read the fleet sub forum." And then I was like, "Oh, you posted in the main forum, you noob."
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    saint1012 reacted to Dice lord in Multiple Carcosa   
    Yep, all my core set player cards (except neutrals) are 'limit 1 per deck' 
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    saint1012 got a reaction from Church14 in Rogues   
    Relay is a great example of why I usually don't like table-wide abilities. Would have rather had something along the lines of while within close-long range of a ship performing a squadron command, that ship may select and activate up to X squadrons within close-long range of this squadron . Or, maybe even have the ability exhaust the squadron performing the relay. Anyways, relay sure didn't help rogue squadrons.
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    saint1012 got a reaction from TTC in Rogues   
    Relay is a great example of why I usually don't like table-wide abilities. Would have rather had something along the lines of while within close-long range of a ship performing a squadron command, that ship may select and activate up to X squadrons within close-long range of this squadron . Or, maybe even have the ability exhaust the squadron performing the relay. Anyways, relay sure didn't help rogue squadrons.
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    saint1012 got a reaction from Helias de Nappo in Rogues   
    Relay is a great example of why I usually don't like table-wide abilities. Would have rather had something along the lines of while within close-long range of a ship performing a squadron command, that ship may select and activate up to X squadrons within close-long range of this squadron . Or, maybe even have the ability exhaust the squadron performing the relay. Anyways, relay sure didn't help rogue squadrons.
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    saint1012 reacted to Hawktel in Don't fear the legion - Armada style?   
    The cool thing about Terrain is it can be as expensive as you want, and as cheap as you want.
     
    Simple buildings built from cardboard with a hot glue gun, exacto knife, some 98 cent spray paint from Walmart is cheap, and done in about a ½ hour. Doing a tub full for an ever changing table is easy. And your cost is negligible and they will last for years.
     
     
    Or you can find some people doing spec orders on the web and spend a fortune.
     
    But no one is going to judge you for what route you choose.
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    saint1012 reacted to Ginkapo in Rogues   
    You missplet the title, it should be rouges. 
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    saint1012 got a reaction from Green Knight in TF Antilles: once per attack?   
    I know, I know. I was so far behind the game, I'm only just now seeing the score! Close to tied...
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    saint1012 reacted to Grimwalker in What are your favorite changes in Core 2.0?   
    Where do I begin? Probably the biggest difference, that will have the most wide-ranging impact on the game, is the removal of Scorched Earth.

    Something I said to Damon at Worlds 2015: "Can we please have something more interesting to do with tags than just kill the runner?" For five years, being tagged has meant staring death in the face. It severely restricted design space for tags and it made any such cards, starting with simple things like Closed Accounts which is in the Core Set, kind of useless because it's a question of "I could build around this, or I could just kill the runner and win."
    Now, one tag? NBN will probably make your life miserable but it probably won't be game-ending. It'll be a tempo hit, you may lose resources. It takes two tags to really be killed.

    Hand in hand with this is Weyland's kill threat moving from Scorched Earth to Punitive Counterstrike. It's so thematically appropriate: we don't care about tags. If you **** with us, we'll kill you in person.
    Good times. I just hope we can overcome five years of tag-allergy to let the new design space they've opened up actually breathe. 
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    saint1012 reacted to Ginkapo in Sato's Star Destroyers   
    archiveofossus.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/uk-nationals-satos-star-destroyers/
    I took a six month – twelve month hiatus from MC30’s because I struggled to write any list without adding an MC30 to it. I enjoyed a lot of fun and success with MC30’s under Ackbar, and I could not see anyway to rival it. How can you beat rolling an 8 dice salvo for half the cost of an ISD? Well that was until Sato came out, and then maybe there was a way, but even then I had doubts, so I took a list to Store Champs in Stevenage, and ‘discovered’ Sato.
    Sato is not about getting long range crits, or proc’ing obscure ion cannon effects with boosted numbers of blue dice, or any other janky combination. Nope. Sato is purely for the shear joy that only rolling obscene numbers of black dice can provide. Imperials have always had this crutch called ‘Demolisher’, however, it got nerfed and quite frankly is far inferior to the Sato Star Destroyer. Sure you may have a 4 black dice side arc, Rebels now have a 10 black dice side arc if they should wish. I call it balancing of the scales.
    So without further ado, here is the list I took to UK Nationals after about three weeks of testing around with combinations to make it work.
    1. Fred And George Weasley – The Beaters
    Tasked with keeping the enemy ships/bludgers away from the team, there are none better than Fred and George for hitting the enemy back to kingdom come, and dont they just know it.

    2x MC30c Torpedo Frigate (63 points)
    –  Ordnance Experts  ( 4  points)
    –  Assault Concussion Missiles  ( 7  points)
    = 74 total ship cost
    Now most people are shouting, why are they not Scout Frigates!? Simply, because most ships have evades, so relying on long range crits is foolhardy. Sure it helps, but with or without Sato, you want to get your full dice salvo into action.
    They are the closest ships to the battle, so no upgrade is unnecessary. Rerolls and a crit effect, thats it, nothing else is is needed. Admonition, Foresight, Lando and Walex whilst great, are simply points that will be lost if they die, and if the enemy want them to die they will, so lets not make them a bigger target than they already are.
    Upgrades such as h9’s and X17’s are often taken with MC30s for good reason, however, when the plan is to roll 5 black dice followed by 4 black dice, defense tokens become somewhat irrelevant. Assault Concussion Missiles make redirects entirely redundant as the shields are battered either way, and why bother with h9s when you can just make the enemy discard their brace immediately.
    Against small ships, anything up to an Arquitten, the enemy will crumple under the double arc, whether they use their defense tokens or not. Against large ships, they will be left crippled, but without any defense tokens at all, if only their was something to finish them off….
    2. Oliver Wood – The Keeper
    Understated, yet essential to the team, not letting anyone slip through the net, always applying just enough pressure to keep the goalposts clear. Plus Sato loves his big stick.

    [ flagship ] Nebulon-B Support Refit (51 points)
    –  Commander Sato  ( 32  points)
    –  Salvation  ( 7  points)
    = 90 total ship cost
    We needed a flagship, and what ship is better for sitting at the back of the fleet nice and safe, whilst still offering plenty to the team? Salvation of course! With command fire, Satovision can roll 3 black, 1 red dice for a max of 11 damage, or more likely somwhere around 6 dmg pretty reliably.
    Again, you may be asking why no Spinals, Quad Battery Turrets or Dual Turbolasers? Well simply, points. They arent exceptional upgrades, and as I say, this ship is at the back of the fleet, so no reason to spend points for marginal gains.
    3. Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet – The Chasers
    Who are they? Sure the books didnt really cover these three, however, they were there in every game, just Lee Jordan didnt ellaborate on their presence in his commentary. The reliable trio provide consistent control thoughout the game. So much sass.

    GR-75 Medium Transports (18 points)
    –  Toryn Farr  ( 7  points)
    = 25 total ship cost
    2x GR-75 Combat Retrofits (24 points)
    –  Comms Net  ( 2  points)
    = 26 total ship cost
    Well we did need squad activations, however there is more to this than simply activations. Toryn Farr is essential for upgrading the flak, dice and counter dice in the squadron fight. Sato NEEDS his squads to outlast, yet, isnt particularly enthusiastic about the squads actually contributing to the fight themselves, they have better things to be doing after all.
    Now as we have Toryn Farr….. we may as well have two Combat Retrofits. For 6pts we have upgraded from black to blue flak, or as I call it, auto damage with Toryn, and also gained some anti ship guns, which have many uses when given Sato upgrades.
    4. Golden Snitch
    This is all great on paper, but how are we going to get these black dice?

    1 Tycho Celchu ( 16 points)
    2 HWK-290s ( 24 points)
    1 A-Wing Squadron ( 11 points)
    The obvious is Tycho, unable to be pinned down, and scary enough to his opponents that he sometimes forces them to make stupid moves just because of his presence at distance 5 of their ISD….
    Alongside him are 2 hwks, aka mini tychos, and an Awing. Its a nice compact group that are exceptionally tricky to pin down, and also all have counter 2, counter Toryn 2. Every time they shoot they are going to do at least 1 damage, every time they are shot, they are going to do at least 1 counter damage. We have 5 ships with blue flak, which also are very likely to do 1 damage. It doesnt matter how many scatters the enemy brings, they are in for a world of pain if they choose to fight near your ships.
    5. Quaffle
    The eagle eyed may notice that there are still some points missing, and indeed that squad wing is looking a little light for Sato.

    2 VCX-100 Freighters ( 30 points)
    Here is the key to making Sato work. Suddenly the yellow and blue objectives become highly attractive, which is fantastic, as Sato already loves a lot of the red objectives. They can spend whole games just knocking objectives tokens about racking up the points behind closed scenes, forcing the tempo of the game. Or they are eight glorious hull that take forever to go down.
    This rounds us out to 396pts
    And my chosen objectives:
    Assault Objective: Opening Salvo
    Defense Objective: Fire Lanes
    Navigation Objective: Sensor Net
    Starting at the bottom, Sensor Net is just an obscene way to rack up at least 30pts a turn if not more, whilst you wait for the enemy to attempt to break through.
    Fire Lanes is similiar, grab the tokens turn 1 and keep them hidden behind your ships racking up 45pts a turn, again whilst you wait for the enemy to attempt to break through.
    Opening Salvo is a little different, however it synergises with Sato unbelievably well. In this list there are 5 ships which get an additional 2 dice on their first shot, which makes the MC30s and the Neb obscene, whilst letting the Combat Retrofits bat well above their weight. The scoring system is also beneficial, if you cant kill their big ship, you will still walk away with half its points.
    http://armadawarlords.hivelabs.solutions/view_list.php?token=132316
    If you are wondering why there is no Harry Potter in this team, it is because, unlike Quidditch, Armada is not a pointless game where one team wins 150 points just for turning up. Sorry, I mean Konstantine and his grav **** Interdictors are serving a pitchside ban.
    Deployment
    As with a lot of lists, deployment is very important.
    First up, Obstacles. Now unless there is a reason to do otherwise, I place the station close to my side to create some space to maneuver early in, followed up by two obstacles to block the enemy from easy access.

    First Deploy is a Comms Net at speed 2 facing at a slight angle. Followed up by three squadron deploys, which are nicely in the middle so can react turn 1 to be wherever they need to be. So after 4 deployments we have not commited to any area of the table at all
    Fifth deployment is the second Comms Net at speed 2 on a similar angle. This ship should be on either side of the table with space between for Toryn. Make your choice depending upon the enemy.
    Sixth is Toryn sitting in the middle. Now we have created a congo line of flotillas which can either continue on their original alignment to nicely go to the left of the obstacles, or they can hard turn in turn 1 to instead head for the right side of the obstacles. Most players like to keep their fleets together and so will have made a decision by this point whether to attack from the left of the obstacles or the right. This is a mistake and must be punished.
    With this in mind, in Seventh, Sato drops into the fight at the “rear” of the congaline. Are you gong to hard turn or not? Put Salvation where it will end up bringing up the rear of the congaline, coming into the fight at the end of turn 3.

    Now with our two Beaters on deployments 8 and 9 we still have a lot of choice. Which is good, because it makes the fleet very hard to outdeploy.
    If the enemy is concentrating their force on one side then the two MC30’s go together to run interception. It is important that the two MC30s are the only viable targets for the enemy, with their black dice you will force the enemy into bad positions as they swerve to avoid.
    If the enemy is split, then the two MC30s can split with one protecting each flank.
    Engagement
    In the most part this is fairly straightforward. The MC30s are the last to activate until they have spotted their moment to pounce in which case they can unleash **** earlier, especially if you are first player. I played against a 5 activation dual Madine MC30 fleet, and despite their superior movement, they were permanently fustrated that they could not get any shots of as an MC30 was always blocking their preferred movement space with black dice threat. Conversely this did make it hard for me to get shots of too, however, I was quite happily farming fire lanes token so this didnt concern me.
    Squads hang back either in line, or behind my ships. There is a Toryn kill zone created and the trick is to get the enemy to come into this area. Against bombers or sloane this is fairly easy to do, as after all they are crapping themselves that you might leave a VCX/Tycho in front of their ISD so they dont want to fight under their own flak. Gotta love Sato. Comms Net squad tokens turn 1 to the MC30s, and now you have no reason to charge squads in till the necessary moment, and with two range 5 squads you dont even need to be close. The enemy however, needs to get to your squads early which means they often end up in the Toryn kill zone getting plucked to death.
    Nationals Performance
    Round 1 – Dan’s Sloane Dual Victory, Dual Gozanti list. As First Player Most Wanted.
    Turn 1 was uneventful, one MC30 moved near his external racks VSD I, and the flotillas prepped the killing ground with squads hiding a little. Fearing the effects of Sato and misjudging Toryn, my opponent sent in Sloane to clear up my squads. This worked in my favour as 3 flotillas and 1 MC30 killed everyone except Ciena, for the cost of my squads except a VCX. As usual Tycho was the highest priority target unsurprisingly. My MC30 took out his VSD 1 with a little help from Salvation before the VSD could fire. However, my other MC30 (most wanted) was having a tough time staying out of range of a DCaps VSD II and did die in the end sadly. Fortunately, my living MC30 killed both flotillas too to give me a 7-4 victory against what I would call a tough match up.
    Round 2 – Johnny’s Sloane Demolisher, Glad and triple Goz list. As second player Sensor Net.
    Over the moon to be facing Sloane again….
    All the flotillas and squads deployed near the middle with Salvation heading in from my right. Two Glads on the far left with my mc30s shielding the rest of my fleet.
    At the end of turn 1 I moved Tycho to be near my MC30s and within 5 of the two glads. I misjudged it a little as I had no VCXs in range for relay, as they were busy running sensor net, and so Johnny brought Mareek, Jendon and Ciena in hard on Tycho outside my Toryn bubble. Bouyed by this, the sloane squads started to go for the hwks too. And yet again, this ended up with a lot of dead sloane squads as the flak got to work, and the VCXs continuing to work on the tokens. Yup, two hwks and an awing took on the might of the empire largely alone except for flotillas. Who needs Raiders when you can have Toryn?
    Demo came in for the MC30s at the end of turn 3, hurting the rear one badly but not killing it. Unfortunately, I had got my MC30s confused and set nav for the rear MC30 and repair for the lead MC30… and it cost me. My MC30 was still able to activate after Demo and did serious damage which would keep Demo from coming close to the fight again, but it was unable to heal as it limped away and Mareek finished the job.
    Game ended 5-6 with the cost of Admo and Admo largely made up by sensor net tokens and dead squads.
    Round 3 – Matts 5 activation Madine dual MC30s with Awings. As second player Fire Lanes.
    Now Matt did have 2 VCX’s but even so I did warn him to think carefully about whether he wanted first player or not. He took first player and my fire lanes, figuring that Sato Opening Salvo or Sensor Net would be more horrific. Tough to say, which is really the point of the list, nobody likes my objectives.
    I ferrited the fire lanes tokens away turn 1 with both MC30 on running line blocker against one of the two flanking Madine30’s. Amusingly Salvation and a VCX spent the the game over on the far left dragging a token about whilst dodging around the other Madine 30.
    With the rest of the fight, without any other options to get to my ships, Matt sent in his Awings, and it was slaughter, with his squadron screen evaporated. His two VCX’s survived but Tycho spent the game taunting them so they couldnt do much about the token play.
    Flotillas in the middle rammed each other to death rather than end up in MC30 arcs, I felt a lot of pain when my Toryn died.
    Barely any dice were rolled, all but one token claimed by me. 9-2.
    Round 4 – Laurence with a Libery, 4 GR75s a hammerhead and Awings. As Second Player Sensor Net.
    Laurence again spent a long time thinking about which objective to take, correctly spotting that Combat Retrofits added to my opening salvo and fire lanes ability. Usual deployment with my MC30s and Salvation on the right facing down the Liberty, completely ignoring his flotillas which were going to run away.
    A very tense few early rounds as the VCX’s got to work on the tokens and a few squadron trades but no big jump in with his Awings yet. As he didnt have gunnery teams I put all my ships into his front arc at long range and waited for him to close range. I popped a hammerhead after it dealt external racks and rams on one of my 30s, whilst his Awings went for the flanking Comms Net. The Libery then used the MC30 to avoid coming into close range yet, meaning I had to wait a turn, and although I took the Liberty down to 4 health I did not kill it. It took out the second MC30 whilst the squad war raged in its front arc. (Well its the easiest way to make sure a squadron remains at distance 1….)
    Ended 4-7 with Sensor Net making up for the losses to some extent. Could have been a big win if I had managed to coordinate a little better. There were a few minor I could have made differently in hindsight.
    Round 5 – Jacks Assault Frigate with 3 flotillas an MC30, 8Ywings, hwks and escorts.  First player with Minefields.
    Yup, Minefields, that objective which someone with strategic can throw back at their opponent, which did happen.
    This game was fairly straightforward with minefields restricting his movement options drastically. One of my MC30s wrecked his MC30 at the end of turn 2 before it was finished off by Tycho and a Combat flotilla, single black dice hurts… The other MC30 dropped a flotilla at the end of turn 3 before dropping into double arc of the Assault Frigate. My MC30 was out of tokens after Ywing pain, but alive. It dropped the assault frigate to one health, thanks to 9 black dice with ACM’s, and ran off. Unfortunately the Ywings still got to it, but the job was done and he was tabled by Salvation and rams by the end of the turn.
    9-2.
    Nationals Summary
    Throughout the day every game was different, first player, second player, different objectives, yet in every one my fleet put up a really strong fight and was able to capitalise strongly in few of the games. The only change I would make right now is to add Bright Hope onto Toryns Ship. Toryn is just too valuable.
    I didnt actually use Sato for the first three games as the threat of Sato had forced my opponent into bad choices and instead my squads were busy either running defense or running tokens. Its worth noting that strategic missions mean that the two VCX’s are busy outside of the game, so you are effectively playing 30pts down in the main fight.
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