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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from AdmiralOldOwlz in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    He purchased it on Etsy from a vendor called Dangerous Designs.
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from AdmiralOldOwlz in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Red Castle Games' 2019 Armada Prime Championship is today!
    I'm going to be live blogging the event with pics and fleet lists (as best I can), so come back for updates throughout the day. First up, let's start with our custom-made trophy. FFG didn't include a trophy in this year's OP kit so we made our own!

    And as is our tradition at Red Castle for special events, we've got an Armada cake for that second-round sugar hit!

    Lastly, we have our prize table! I've added some other goodies to the kit, plus we have a special "Anakin" prize for last place, a prize for best painted fleet and best costume. In addition, we're raffling off $200 in store credit throughout the day so someone may be going with with a new Starhawk or Onager!

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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Gilarius in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Red Castle Games' 2019 Armada Prime Championship is today!
    I'm going to be live blogging the event with pics and fleet lists (as best I can), so come back for updates throughout the day. First up, let's start with our custom-made trophy. FFG didn't include a trophy in this year's OP kit so we made our own!

    And as is our tradition at Red Castle for special events, we've got an Armada cake for that second-round sugar hit!

    Lastly, we have our prize table! I've added some other goodies to the kit, plus we have a special "Anakin" prize for last place, a prize for best painted fleet and best costume. In addition, we're raffling off $200 in store credit throughout the day so someone may be going with with a new Starhawk or Onager!

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    Red Castle Games reacted to Admiral Theia in Theia's Portland, OR Prime BatRep   
    Round three was against Jesse Lowther who drove down from Washington.  Jesse was playing a similar build to mine, but with an AFFM Pelta, MC80C, and an extra transport, plus 4 B's, Dagger, Nora, Jan, and a YT-1200.  At this point I had 20TP, Jesse had 18, and there were two 17's playing on table two, and I was 204 MoV ahead of Jesse, 354 ahead of third place.  All I needed to do was really not screw it up, and a 7-4 would clinch it.

    We played Jesse's Fighter Ambush.  We deployed left-oblique to each other, with his squad ball out on some debris almost straight to my left.  I turned my fleet to port and lined up, fighters in front, as he side-stepped away from me a bit.  No real engagements happened until turn four.  I sent some squadrons after the right side of his fighter ball but failed to screen BH well enough with my Y-wings, so he got three BWing shots at it, but thanks to BH and some bad die rolls she only suffered one shield from it and ended up losing her scatter when the 80 took a long range shot at her.  Aspiration tried to speed up and force the issue, while I got Wedge, Rogue, and the YT mixed in with some B-wings, killing dagger squadron and a few B's.  Nym took the brace off the 80, and Yavaris managed to put out a ton of hurt on his squadron ball, but came one point shy of killing a token-less Jan.  He managed three tokens when he used b-wings to take out Yavaris.  We ended round 5 due to time.  With a 6th round I would have cleaned up his 80 and another squadron or two, and I *thought* it was going to be a 7-4 loss (already knowing that table 2 ended in an 8-3), so I was thinking I'd once again earned my self-appointed moniker of "The Choke-Queen of the PNW".

    This game was an intense one of maneuver and counter-maneuver, with feints and lures, and was easily the most chess-like game of Armada I've ever played.

    But when the points were added up it was 60-117, for a 57 MoV, just barely keeping me at 5 points and netting me first place!
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    Red Castle Games reacted to Admiral Theia in Theia's Portland, OR Prime BatRep   
    Second game was against Stephen Wilcox.  He, too, has some high level tournament experience (worlds and such).  He was playing a fully tricked out Assault Ravager with Piett, Brunson, H-9, QTC, QLT, HIE, Kallus, Krennic, and gunnery team (I may be forgetting another upgrade or two) plus a Comms Netted Transport.  He chose my Infested Fields.

    The only way to describe this game is a straight up brawl.  I started off speed two on both ships planning to speed up and flank him at the hips but got gunshy turn one when I saw that speed three would leave me double arced or in medium range of his front, so I slowed down instead.  I got off Yavaris once for Nym (who failed to do his crit but got Nora's), but he iced Yavaris top of round 2 and put plenty of hurt on my squadrons.  Rogue squadron flew around to pick up some of the far flung tokens while I started pouring every bomber shot I could into him.  The last two turns were my 75 and bombers trading shots with Ravager.  Turn 5 my slightly damaged 75 with some shields freshly repaired miraculously survived a close range front/side double arc with two hull left, while Ravager was at 13 damage.  I double arced him from front and side into his slightly shielded (from eng) zone, getting through a crit on the first show that let me set him to speed zero, allowing the second shot to really drive home and get a Structural, then was forced to ram myself down to one hull.  His Goz tried to pop a shot at my unshielded front with two red but rolled two hits so I was able to shift them to my 2 remaining side shields.  After that it took two bomber shots to get the last three damage and finish him off.  In the end it was 475-82.  One more hull damage on my MC75 and it would have been 475-400.

    This match was intense and filled me with nervous, anxious energy.
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    Red Castle Games reacted to Admiral Theia in Theia's Portland, OR Prime BatRep   
    My first game was against Chris Schaefer (sp?).  Chris is a generally tough opponent with lots of high level tournament experience, and this time he brought Thrawn on an Interdictor, Demo, and Suppressor along with 5 Decimators and Dengar.  I was worried at first about all that rogue firepower and voluminous counter.  He won the bid and chose to go second, and I picked his fighter ambush.  We made a cluster of asteroids and debris around the station about range 6 or so from my edge on the right, upon which he plopped his fighter ball, then moved most of the obstacles around with a grav reroute.

    He drifted in too close too quickly with his fighters, giving my MC75, Yavaris, Wedge, and RS, and the YT plenty of time to clean up several decimators.  By the time the ships closed and his Thrawn CF dials came into play his fighter cover was down to 2 damaged Deci's.  He nearly got Yavaris, but I managed to fly it away to his left, while his Demo on his right got caught up in a ship/squadron bottleneck.  In the end he got Bright Hope and a couple of squadrons, but I polished off both his main ships with the MC75 and squadrons, plus had a bundle of victory tokens.

    Final score was 505-97.  Chris ended up 20th, with 12TP and 366 MoV.
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    Red Castle Games reacted to Admiral Theia in Theia's Portland, OR Prime BatRep   
    Hey all!  Got a request on Discord for a batrep of my three games at the Red Castle Games Prime Championship that took place Feb 8, 2020.

    I got first place with 25 TP and 793 MoV.

    I'll do each battle in a separate post, but here's my list:

    Commander: General Dodonna
    Obj: Surprise Attack, Asteroid Tactics, Infested Fields
    Nebulon-B Escort Frigate (57)
    • Flight Commander (3)
    • Linked Turbolaser Towers (7)
    • Yavaris (5)
    = 72 Points
    GR-75 Medium Transports (18)
    • Toryn Farr (7)
    • Bomber Command Center (8)
    • Advanced Transponder Net (5)
    • Bright Hope (2)
    = 40 Points
    MC75 Armored Cruiser (104)
    • General Dodonna (20)
    • Strategic Adviser (4)
    • Ruthless Strategists (4)
    • Electronic Countermeasures (7)
    • Ordnance Pods (3)
    • Heavy Ion Emplacements (9)
    • XI7 Turbolasers (6)
    • Aspiration (3)
    = 160 Points
    Squadrons:
    • Jan Ors (19)
    • Norra Wexley (17)
    • Wedge Antilles (19)
    • Nym (21)
    • 2 x Y-wing Squadron (20)
    • Rogue Squadron (14)
    • YT-2400 (16)
    = 126 Points
    Total Points: 398
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from webv in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Madine vs Sloane playing Abandoned Mining Facility. They ran out of objective tokens for scoring and had to use a destiny token from RitR!




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    Red Castle Games reacted to xanderf in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Quite so!  Gotta say, HELLA handy for events like this when moving around a pile of tokens and dice all day...

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/772858017/star-wars-armada-magnetic-token-holder?ref=yr_purchases
    As to the thread - Fantastic event, and great players!
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from beefcake4000 in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Thank you @Irate Pooka, that's much appreciated! It's been a long day so I may wrap up pics and events tomorrow. Whew!
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Ophion in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Top table for round 3: Dodonna vs Dodonna playing Fighter Ambush

    Table 2 for round 3: Garm vs Garm playing Superior Positions

    Piett ISD/Interdictor vs Sloane Quasar Fire/Gladiator playing Rift Ambush. Piett used Grav Shift Reroute and Admiral Titus to really put Sloane's fleet in a tough spot on turn 1.


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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from CommanderDave in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Red Castle Games' 2019 Armada Prime Championship is today!
    I'm going to be live blogging the event with pics and fleet lists (as best I can), so come back for updates throughout the day. First up, let's start with our custom-made trophy. FFG didn't include a trophy in this year's OP kit so we made our own!

    And as is our tradition at Red Castle for special events, we've got an Armada cake for that second-round sugar hit!

    Lastly, we have our prize table! I've added some other goodies to the kit, plus we have a special "Anakin" prize for last place, a prize for best painted fleet and best costume. In addition, we're raffling off $200 in store credit throughout the day so someone may be going with with a new Starhawk or Onager!

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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from ralphbod in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Madine vs Sloane playing Abandoned Mining Facility. They ran out of objective tokens for scoring and had to use a destiny token from RitR!




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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from ralphbod in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Garm vs Raddus (second player) in a Salvage Run mission:
    The space junk...

    Making the run!

    The Liberty has yet to appear, but Raddus' MC-75 goes to work.


     
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from ralphbod in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    A few more pics from round 1. 
    Red Castle's play space:

    @Karneck's mascot:

    Contemplating a turn-2 Profundity Raddus drop:

    Tricked-out Triangle!

     
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Maturin in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Thank you @Irate Pooka, that's much appreciated! It's been a long day so I may wrap up pics and events tomorrow. Whew!
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    Red Castle Games reacted to Irate Pooka in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    This has really been a terrific read; thanks so much for sharing! I'm in the middle of the country, so Portland isn't exactly an easy Prime for me to make. But I might really have to make the effort next year for a tourney of this caliber!
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Maturin in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Madine vs Sloane playing Abandoned Mining Facility. They ran out of objective tokens for scoring and had to use a destiny token from RitR!




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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Maturin in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Another Salvage Run game, this time between Admiral Screed and General Rieekan.

    A turn-2 brawl!

    Demolisher goes down.

    Admonition makes a run for it but flies off the board!

    The Rebels win the day, but just barely!  It's a 6-5 victory.

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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Maturin in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    A few more pics from round 1. 
    Red Castle's play space:

    @Karneck's mascot:

    Contemplating a turn-2 Profundity Raddus drop:

    Tricked-out Triangle!

     
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Irate Pooka in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Top table for round 3: Dodonna vs Dodonna playing Fighter Ambush

    Table 2 for round 3: Garm vs Garm playing Superior Positions

    Piett ISD/Interdictor vs Sloane Quasar Fire/Gladiator playing Rift Ambush. Piett used Grav Shift Reroute and Admiral Titus to really put Sloane's fleet in a tough spot on turn 1.


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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Irate Pooka in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    A few more pics from round 1. 
    Red Castle's play space:

    @Karneck's mascot:

    Contemplating a turn-2 Profundity Raddus drop:

    Tricked-out Triangle!

     
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Irate Pooka in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Thanks! This is my favorite event that we host each year, so I try to go all out in support of the PNW Armada community.  It's a sold out show today with 26 players.
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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Irate Pooka in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    Red Castle Games' 2019 Armada Prime Championship is today!
    I'm going to be live blogging the event with pics and fleet lists (as best I can), so come back for updates throughout the day. First up, let's start with our custom-made trophy. FFG didn't include a trophy in this year's OP kit so we made our own!

    And as is our tradition at Red Castle for special events, we've got an Armada cake for that second-round sugar hit!

    Lastly, we have our prize table! I've added some other goodies to the kit, plus we have a special "Anakin" prize for last place, a prize for best painted fleet and best costume. In addition, we're raffling off $200 in store credit throughout the day so someone may be going with with a new Starhawk or Onager!

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    Red Castle Games got a reaction from Madaghmire in [Portland, OR] Red Castle's 2019 Armada Prime Live Blog   
    He purchased it on Etsy from a vendor called Dangerous Designs.
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