Hi there. Regional champ coming up this weekend and it's the first time that I'll go to an event of this size. I'm prepping a variation of a fleet that I used in a store champ with a certain success. Still there a some things that I'm not 100% sure and I would love to get some feedback.
Fifty shades of blue
Faction: Galactic Empire
Commander: Grand Admiral Thrawn
Assault Objective: Precision Strike
Defense Objective: Fighter Ambush
Navigation Objective: Superior Positions
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
Gozanti-class Cruisers (23 points)
- Hondo Ohnaka ( 2 points)
- Bomber Command Center ( 8 points)
= 33 total ship cost
[ flagship ] Imperial I-Class Star Destroyer(110 points)
- Grand Admiral Thrawn ( 32 points)
- Avenger ( 5 points)
- Damage Control Officer ( 5 points)
- Boarding Troopers ( 3 points)
- X17 Turbolasers ( 6 points)
- Leading Shots ( 4 points)
= 165 total ship cost
3 TIE Bomber Squadrons ( 27 points)
1 Tempest Squadron ( 13 points)
1 Dengar ( 20 points)
2 TIE Defender Squadrons ( 32 points)
1 TIE Advanced Squadron ( 12 points)
= 104 total squadron cost
The strategy here is to stack thrawn with squadron commands and let my ships alternate with nav or cf. I usually activate thrawn turn 2 to 4 and use my bombers to soften my target before sending my gladiator and bt avenger. When it works all according to plan, it hurts bad.
While I love DCO when facing a screed list, I find that most of the time it's a waste of points when the other fleet don't have special crit effect. Still I'm not sure what I would want instead. Strategic advisor could compensate for my low actication count but objectively, his effect is usefull for the engagement turn only. Pryce is interesting but it can backfire. I had a match with a friend yesterday who had an ISD with pryce and I destroyed it without him getting the chance to attack with it because he set pryce a turn too late.
I am also not 100% sold on my squadrons yet. I like the damage output of the defenders but I'm worried that facing a rebel fleet with a combination of xwings, biggs and jan will screw me big time.
What do you think?