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  1. Common Ground in Stirling was on Sunday, 10 of us there including a few new faces. Here's the lists (as best as I could scope them out) and their rankings: Ackbar, Defiance, Bright Hope, Jaina TRC, Rogues Sloane, ISD, quasar, 2 Goz, 2 Lambda, Deng, Howl, Maul, Valen, 5 TIEs Ackbar, Defiance, Pelta, Jains Trc, Ketsu, Hera, Corran, Y-Wing, Rogue, Nym Motti, ISD, Quasar, Arq, 2 Deci, Steele, Adv Dodonna, Gallant Haven, Admonition, Bright Hope, Garel's Honour, Norra, 2x B-Wings, 2x X-Wings, Jan, Z95 Dodonna, 3 Nebs (incl Salvation), 3 CR90, TRCs everywhere, Han Rieekan, LMC80,Pelta, Salvation, Hera, Corran, Tycho, Shara H1MC80, CR90, ??? h1MC80, MC30, ??? Screed, VSD, Quasar, Raider, 2 Deci, 2 Firespray, Int Photos at https://twitter.com/i/moments/886867587015028738
  2. I've not tried it on the table yet, but have been playing around with RLB builds, especially around the Quasar. I don't know if it's actually a great thing to do, but it certainly seems like a fun thing to do. Pushed around a few ships on Vassal the other day and being able to fly up and drop a bunch of squads right where they're needed without the fear of being blocked along the way is cool.
  3. They weren't there as a screen, they were hiding in RLBs on a GR75. We've been theory-crafting RLBs locally a fair bit so someone finally got them on the table. Sounds like he was enjoying how it went!
  4. Edinburgh Games Hub on Saturday had 6 folk, a bit of Wave 6 on the table but less than expected! Here's the rankings and the lists as far as I can remember them Ackbar MC80, 2 Hammerheads, about 10 rogues Vader, Demo, Raider, 3 Arq Motti ISD/VSD/Gozanti, loads of TIES (I think Howlrunner, Mauler, 8 TIES, Dengar, Lambda) Mon Mothma, 1 Hammerhead, 1 GR75, 6(ish) CR90s, Nym and a Y-Wing Motti VSD2, Quasar, Arq, 3 Lambda, 3 Phantoms, 3 Bombers Garm Liberty, Salvation, 2 GR75s, Jan, Nora, 3 Ys, 2 X, 4 Zs Photos and my full list (5th place ) on Twitter: https://twitter.com/i/moments/883952095992434688
  5. There were 8 of us at Knightly in Lanark at the weekend. Didn't get full lists but should be able to remember most of the archetypes at least: Motti Double ISDs (OP on one, Avenger on the other), 5 ace squads Mon Mothma, 5 engine-tech TRC90s, 2 GR75s, 0 squads Motti VSD, 4 Goz, Defenders (I wanna say 6 Defenders, 2 Lambda) Double ISD + Flechette Raider Rieekan, high activation, chunk of generic squads Garm MC80/Pelta Strategic FCTs (2VCX, 2HWK, Shara, Tycho) Konstantine Interdictor/VSD/Demo/Goz and about an 8-TIE swarm Double ISD Here's a couple photos and my (disappointing) results on Twitter: https://twitter.com/i/moments/881873815076311040
  6. Rhymer is a top-64 prize at Nationals, hopefully that'll have the updated text
  7. I think another big thing there is exposure to different lists outside the local (sorry for using this word) meta. I showed up with something which locally was very unique and no one had an answer to. I wouldn't say I'm leaps and bounds ahead of the guys we've got here in terms of skill, just that my list was giving me a strong advantage. Showed up to Euros and at least 2 people had come up with very similar lists completely independently and a lot of what I was seeing set up opposite me recognised what I was doing and had an idea of what to do about it. Put me on the back foot as I was used to a fair degree of freedom to play the game my way, and suddenly I'm finding that outside the local scene people were ahead of that curve. Need to break out the local bubble and get myself active on Vassal!
  8. Yeah, 9-2 didn't feel like the way that game was going! All came down to a couple of dice rolls mid-game, and when my MC80 escaped your MC30s intact that protected so many points and let me keep farming the mission for the rest of the game. My list didn't run as intended most of the weekend, but that was one time the plan worked.
  9. Well I know it's not as exciting as seeing stuff from the top tables, but Armada still looks good buried deep down the rankings so here's some images from my weekend. Round 1 vs Milan Ostermeier: Round 2 vs Chris Davies: Round 3 vs Kevin Horseman: Onto Day 2 and Round 4 vs Jean-Baptiste Belot: Round 5 vs Alex McDonald: Round 6 vs Daniel Peat: And round 7 vs Rikki Porter: 2 wins and 5 losses reminded me of how much I like the tournament scoring in Armada; if you can keep your losses close and get a few big wins you can still climb back up into an alright (if a little disappointing) spot on the charts. And as a bonus, here's the (rather poorly planned) side event on the Sunday where I teamed up with Rikki Porter against (if my memory serves me well here) Nigel and Steve. Hope they figure out what they're doing with side events before Nationals as that was a bit of a shambles at Europeans and I don't recall it being particularly good at Nationals last year either. Game itself was fun to play once we got going though!
  10. Sounds grim! At least I'm up at this time because I have to for my flight, but at least I won't be the only one exhausted before the event starts!
  11. Just looking at the NEC website and it sounds like there's two separate Wetherspoons there (one just called Wetherspoons, one called The Atrium): http://www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/food-and-drink/wetherspoons/ Not seen it confirmed anywhere yet but it sounds like FFG will be in Hall 3a, so the standard Wetherspoons is the closer one. Atrium is over at Hall 9.
  12. Ugh, don't even joke. Played a test game against a list that had 4 Gozanti last night. For a game in which nearly nothing happened it took forever!
  13. Asked a couple of these the other day:
  14. Yeah, had wondered about Take The Station since that's something a bit different, will use fewer tables, and take less time. Might be the way to go with it.