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    NewGandhi reacted to Akhrin in Birmingham Grand Championship   
    Yeah, that was me (though it's "Calum" rather than "Callum"  ). That was quite a game, going into the last round I'd been saying "as long as it's not @Ginkapo or @Mad Cat with their Sloane Phantoms", and of course that's just what happened! 
    Sure @Ginkapo and @RikkiP can help out with theirs, not sure if Andy (3rd) or Graeme (5th) are on the forums but I can get in touch with them and ask for lists. Believe Alastair (6th) is a friend of Andy's so could probably get that list too. 
    My list (4th) was Sloane 2-Ship:
    The Murder Manifesto 
    Author: Akhrin
    Faction: Galactic Empire
    Points: 399/400  
    Commander: Admiral Sloane
    Assault Objective: Advanced Gunnery
    Defense Objective: Hyperspace Assault
    Navigation Objective: Superior Positions
    [ flagship ] Imperial II-Class Star Destroyer (120 points)
    -  Admiral Sloane  ( 24  points) 
    -  Avenger  ( 5  points) 
    -  Governor Pryce  ( 7  points) 
    -  Flight Controllers  ( 6  points) 
    -  Expanded Hangar Bay  ( 5  points) 
    -  Electronic Countermeasures  ( 7  points) 
    -  XI7 Turbolasers  ( 6  points) 
    -  Leading Shots  ( 4  points) 
    = 184 total ship cost
    Gladiator I-Class Star Destroyer (56 points)
    -  Demolisher  ( 10  points) 
    -  Captain Brunson  ( 5  points) 
    -  Ordnance Experts  ( 4  points) 
    -  Engine Techs  ( 8  points) 
    -  Assault Proton Torpedoes  ( 5  points) 
    = 88 total ship cost
    1 Saber Squadron ( 12 points) 
    1 Mauler Mithel ( 15 points) 
    1 Dengar ( 20 points) 
    1 Maarek Stele ( 21 points) 
    1 IG-88 ( 21 points) 
    1 Soontir Fel ( 18 points) 
    1 Colonel Jendon ( 20 points) 
    = 127 total squadron cost
    Card view link
    Fleet created with Armada Warlords
     
    And I've put all my Tweets (including all 4 of my games, plus a photo from the early stages of @RikkiP and @Ginkapo's matchup) into a Twitter moment at https://twitter.com/i/moments/1135456689438842880
    Another awesome Nationals event! Was great seeing all sorts of familiar faces there. Shame the numbers weren't enough to get a 5th round (I know I'm in the minority, but I really like the gruelling 5-round Swiss on the one day!), but at least that left more time to explore Birmingham's pubs!
    Main event was awesome, well run though suffered the usual joy of a slightly delayed start but apart from that a smooth operation. Side events the next day were a little more questionable as the prizes on hand were missing a bunch of stuff that had been shown on Facebook in the run up to the event. Though I did hear that some time late on Saturday they actually found some of the interesting prizes, but sadly we'd all left by then!
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Flengin in You know you have a problem when...   
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    NewGandhi reacted to GiledPallaeon in FOURTH (FINAL) ROUND PAIRINGS POSTED, NOW WITH AMERICANS! - Vassal Tournament - Star Wars Armada Fleet Exercises!   
    Ladies and gentleman, Armada players of all ages! Welcome to your next tournament in the Star Wars Armada Vassal year, the Star Wars Armada Fleet Exercises!
     
    I know it still seems like it’s far away, but the first round of Store Championships will soon be upon us after the end of this summer, and shortly after that Regionals will begin in full force. Players looking to do well at these events not only need practice, but top tier fleets that not only meet but rise above the meta that exists around them. If you think you have what it takes to be a truly innovative list-builder and find the next golden list that sweeps the meta by force, or if you just want some fun games with a nice twist, this is the tournament for you!
     
    Leader Roles:
    Organizer: @GiledPallaeon
    Marshal: @GiledPallaeon
    Judges: Feel free to send me a PM if you’re available to judge games for the Fleet Exercises, or just use really any player watching your game!
     
    Format:
    Structure:  Custom - Three divisions, divided by time zone, each playing four rounds of Swiss play. After Swiss is complete, the winners of each division and the player with the highest tournament score that did not win their division will face off in a round robin to determine an overall winner.
     
    Tier:  Relaxed - Per FFG’s Fundamental Event Document:  "Tournaments at this tier are welcoming to all players, regardless of experience level. The focus is on creating a fun and friendly environment." Anyone and everyone is welcome to sign up for the Fleet Exercises, including players new to Vassal!
     
    Rules:
      
    Rules being used for construction of lists and questions throughout the game will be based on the most recent FAQ and Tournament Rules. UNRELEASED MATERIALS, INCLUDING THE SUPER STAR DESTROYER, ANY CARDS REVEALED THEREIN, AND ANY REVEALED CONTENTS OF REBELLION IN THE RIM ARE NOT ALLOWED. In the event that either the Super Star Destroyer or Rebellion in the Rim are released shortly before or during the early phases of the tournament, this may be relaxed at the Organizer’s discretion. (That’s me, don’t bug me or I won’t.)   
     
    400 points total maximum for your list, with a maximum of 1/3 (134 points) of the list being squadrons. Each player must have one of each type of objective (Offensive / Defensive / Navigation). Link to post your list will be below shortly. Lists (minus objectives) will then be posted by the Organizer for public viewing by the start of Swiss play. There is no cap on the number of players in any division. If there is enough demand (e.g. if the Australians suddenly appear with twenty players) more divisions may be added. Additional rules for list building are below.
     
    For division play, each division will be treated as an ongoing, independent Swiss tournament. Players will be matched per standard guidelines, and be given 12 days to complete their match. Each round will be posted on the appropriate Monday, with games expected to be completed no later than the next Friday. In the event that the game must be played over the second weekend, one player MUST PM me as soon as practical, and they MUST copy their opponent on the message.  Either player has the opportunity to concede to their opponent if they are unable to schedule and believe they are more to blame for the scheduling conflict, which will result in a 8 point win (140 MOV) for the other player, and a 1 point loss for the conceding player. Players are encouraged to post their scheduled games to the thread once they agree to a game time. A no-show by either player for a scheduled game will result in a 1 point loss for that player, and an 8 point victory for their opponent, with 140 point MOV.
     
    PLEASE POST ALL BATTLE REPORTS IN THE FOLLOWING THREAD, AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE TOP OF THE POST
       
    What is Legal for Play?    
     
    Anything that has been fully released on the retail market by July 1, 2019, provided it also adheres to the Restricted List. If the Super or RitR are cutting it close (color me skeptical, whatever color that is), I may reconsider this stance at that time. For now, they they are banned. Any list submitted including those contents will be deleted without question.
     
    Alright, now for the gimmick of Fleet Exercises. We’ve all heard various people in our local metas complain about how “no one is creative anymore/everyone thinks the game is solved/no one thinks outside the box for fleet-building.” (If you don’t know who that guy is in your area, are you sure it isn’t you? ) This is your opportunity to shut that player up, and flex your list-building muscles to start experimenting long enough before Regionals you might actually get something out of it.
     
    Below this paragraph are the twenty-two (22) cards of the Restricted List. Between these 22 cards, they represented over half of all upgrade cards used during the 2018-2019 Regionals season (>4000 out of ~8000). Several of these cards significantly overperformed during that season, and most were taken in excess of three times the average usage for its slot. Each list may include four cards from this list, of which none may be duplicates. (Example: you cannot have two Comms Nets upgrades.) FURTHER, a list may only have EITHER Thrawn/Rieekan OR one (1) of the activation officers available to that faction (Pryce for the Imperials, Bail for Rebels, Strategic Advisor for both). LISTS DO NOT NEED TO INCLUDE ANY OF THOSE FIVE CARDS TO BE LEGAL FOR PLAY. HOWEVER, THEY MAY ONLY INCLUDE EITHER THE ADMIRAL OR AN ACTIVATION OFFICER IF THEY CHOOSE TO.
       
    Gunnery Team
    Engine Techs
    Electronic Countermeasures
    Leading Shots
    XI7 Turbolasers
    Demolisher
    Yavaris
    Lando Calrissian
    Ordnance Experts
    Boosted Comms
    Assault Proton Torpedoes
    Turbolaser Reroute Circuits
    Avenger
    Admonition
    General Rieekan
    Comms Net
    External Racks
    Captain Brunson
    Strategic Adviser
    Governor Pryce
    Bail Organa
    Grand Admiral Thrawn
     
    Similarly to the upgrade cards for your ships, there are two more rules that all fleets in Fleet Exercises must adhere to. First, players may only include aces with defense tokens whose combined value is less than or equal to the value of generic squadrons also present in that fleet. So, for example, to include Tycho Celchu and Shara Bey, a Rebel player must include at least 33 points of generics (e.g. 3 generic A-wings or X-wings).
     
    There is also a Restricted Objectives List. Of these four objectives, players may include ONLY ONE (1) of these objectives in their fleet.
     
    Most Wanted
    Contested Outpost
    Solar Corona
    Superior Positions
     
    Lists will be due to me Friday, June 28th, 2019, 11:59 PM EST, in order to allow time for review. I will try to have a rolling review and respond to people who submit as I can. I make no promises about whether or not this will be a sustained effort, I have a lot of life changes happening between now and when the tournament is scheduled to begin. Submissions are now available.
     
    IF YOU SUBMIT AN ILLEGAL LIST, AND I CATCH IT BETWEEN 6/28 AND 7/1, YOU HAVE UNTIL SUNDAY 6/30/19 AT 11:59 PM EST TO SUBMIT A NEW LIST THAT IS LEGAL OR YOU WILL BE DROPPED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
     
    SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
     
    Fleet Lists Posted Here
     
    Additional Thoughts:        
     
    There hasn't been any issues with games needing a Judge to rule on things before, don't let this tournament be the one it starts.  Figure out any issues that arise in the game among yourselves - ask any folks watching along for help as makeshift judges if needed.  I'll be watching the games that I can. Remember Rule #1 of Star Wars Miniatures Gaming - "Fly Casual".
     
    If you do have a rule question about how a particular card interacts, PM me as I am the official Marshal for the event! PMs to @Drasnighta @i2xCross, and @Karneck are also an entirely reasonable way to seek a solution. Obviously I can't pop into every game for a game-by-game judgement.
     
    If there's something that you see that needs addressed, please bring it to my attention.  I can't fix issues that I don't know about.
     
    Special thanks to @BiggsIRL whose World Cup 2019 post makes up a large fraction of the text in this post, and @CaribbeanNinja for pioneering the tournament format being used in Fleet Exercises this year in last year’s Autumn Tournament.       
     
    Good luck, Admirals!
       
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    NewGandhi reacted to ISD Avenger in Armada's Future - Brighter than Ever!   
    I just hope we see Armada continue to get some attention from FFG in the future and an end to massive gaps between content. 
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Zamalekite in Worlds 2019 status?   
    Nop. Tokra (4th place) is flying an imperial list
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Darth Veggie in Worlds 2019 status?   
    Sloane. But i won't spoil the whole list :). At least not now
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    NewGandhi reacted to ryanabt in Thank You FFG   
    I would like to say thank you to the FFG promotional team and anyone who took part in making the decision that information and communication would better serve the game and the community than silence. I was a vocal critic of the latter approach and consistently requested that you, FFG, update the community even if there was no new releases upcoming or even if the information was bad, such as a delay in the release schedule. I believed, and still do, that with such information, communities can be maintained with hope of continued support of the game and with trust in the company. The most recent few months suggest that you have implemented a program to increase communication with us, the community. Thus, I appreciate this policy, including the candor of the SSD news, and the efforts to keep all of us informed. 
    Best,
    RyanAbt


    *This thread is for demonstrating your appreciation of FFGs recent communication. If you have complaints about this policy, I request that you please keep it to another thread. 
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    NewGandhi reacted to Church14 in Worlds   
    Racing pigeons use unrefined fuel. They will make the news in 12 parsecs... if you round down. 
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Akhrin in Two Ship Dominates: Final Regionals 2018-2019 Data Analysis   
    I'm curious, what impact the imperial two ships will have on worlds. It's been around for a while, so people there should be prepared to face one of the many variations. Perhaps the answer / counter lays in plain sight -it's just a few days away
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from DunaMoose in SSD Delayed   
    But that's how it all starts, after all....
    "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...."
    Now I dare you to write an appropriate scrolling text ;)
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from BiggsIRL in Fourth Annual Star Wars: Armada Vassal World Cup (2019)   
    Congratulations @NebulonB  ! As for the next tournament plans: I'd love to take part in the next one and would surely choose the "Beginners-Bracket" since i don't play Vassal very often. So maybe, there are more players like me, who love to put their ships on the table on a regular basis but take this as incentive to join the onliners ;)
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Darth Veggie in Fourth Annual Star Wars: Armada Vassal World Cup (2019)   
    Congratulations @NebulonB  ! As for the next tournament plans: I'd love to take part in the next one and would surely choose the "Beginners-Bracket" since i don't play Vassal very often. So maybe, there are more players like me, who love to put their ships on the table on a regular basis but take this as incentive to join the onliners ;)
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Tayloraj100 in Alert All Commands! New article!   
    Uhm, yeah, they'd surely have an influence. (Sorry, couldn't resist 😋)
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Formynder4 in Meta Topic - What Will The SSD do to the Meta?   
    Why the doubt? They just gave us the first news in like ages for rules, that specifically address the SSD. There is no point in mentioning the SSD in a news article and secretly plotting to not release it.
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from thestag in Alert All Commands! New article!   
    Uhm, yeah, they'd surely have an influence. (Sorry, couldn't resist 😋)
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Rimsen in Alert All Commands! New article!   
    I find your lack of SSD disturbing ;)
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    NewGandhi reacted to xero989 in Armada Monday Minutia   
    Here is this weeks AMM sorry it is so late, I had an eventful weekend but you can check out the article for more details. Will continue to post weekly games on the youtube channel SLC Armada as well so you are welcome to check that out too, have a great week everyone! https://nichurz.wixsite.com/mysite/blog/defense
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    NewGandhi reacted to Captain Weather in The Overnight Report - Polish Nationals   
    Very long overdue but here is my Overnight Report for Polish Nationals!
    https://intelsweep.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/the-overnight-report-polish-nationals/ 
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from The Jabbawookie in Let’s talk about the SSD since FFG won’t.   
    7) To wife: No, NOOOOOOO. God, what do you think?
    7b) To fellow Admirals: Sure thing! Really looking forward to it and can't wait to swooosh it through the house (* see @The Jabbawookie for details on 8 ;))
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Stasy in Happy Friday - Yup Indeed.   
    Trust me, it works :) As a father of twins (no, they are not called Luke and Leia...) i must say, that sometimes painting miniatures is wayyyy more than just putting pigments on a given model. Oh, and don't let Toddler-zilla get anywhere near your finished minis or worse: your paint. But that's a story for another friday question. Personally I painted some squadrons, that see playtime regularly, and paint up some more, as soon as i plan to put them on the table.
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    NewGandhi got a reaction from Green Knight in Happy Friday - Yup Indeed.   
    Trust me, it works :) As a father of twins (no, they are not called Luke and Leia...) i must say, that sometimes painting miniatures is wayyyy more than just putting pigments on a given model. Oh, and don't let Toddler-zilla get anywhere near your finished minis or worse: your paint. But that's a story for another friday question. Personally I painted some squadrons, that see playtime regularly, and paint up some more, as soon as i plan to put them on the table.
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