I played in it!....
and lost 6-5. To an outside observer it wasn't going to be an entertaining game to watch. I flew a Sato MC75 list, and my opponent flew a Motti double Quasar Bomber fleet. He had 7 Tie Bombers, Jendon and Steele, and Ruthless Strategists on the Quasars.
I made the decision to not dive in with my ordinance cruiser. I wanted to bait him in to diving my MC75, with the hope of drawing out his intel so I could lock him down before my dive in. He used Squall to get Maarek in pouncing range of a flotilla that didn't have a fighter screen on it. He stripped it of it's scatter token. He then piled enough bombers on to kill the flotilla. Playing from behind, I had to engage his squadrons out of my ideal position. He won with an MOV of 32 in one of the lowest scoring games of Armada I've ever played, where we waited each other out until we found a crack in the armor of the other player. He found mine first.
My list was meant to big game hunt, and I felt that diving in on the quasars was going to result in me trading down hard in points. I didn't want to take the bait with only one brace and redirect available.
Here is my list:
1 • MC75 Ordnance Cruiser - Commander Sato - Bail Organa - Ordnance Experts - Reinforced Blast Doors - Assault Proton Torpedoes - External Racks (156)2 • Nebulon-B Support Refit - Turbolaser Reroute Circuits - Salvation (65)3 • GR-75 Medium Transports (18)4 • GR-75 Medium Transports (18)5 • GR-75 Medium Transports (18)6 • Han Solo Millennium Falcon (26)7 • VCX-100 Freighter (15)8 • VCX-100 Freighter (15)9 • Shara Bey A-wing Squadron (17)10 • Tycho Celchu A-wing Squadron (16)11 • A-wing Squadron (11)12 • A-wing Squadron (11)13 • HWK-290 (12)
All said and done, I had a great time flying the last two days. His list was designed to punish me for diving in, and I opted to try to squeeze out a win under the thinnest of margins. I failed to do so.