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Y-Wings win a tournament . . . Who knew

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So Intensify Forward Firepower went to a tournament today and Eric (aka, Chance, or Eaay) took 2 Assault Frigate B's with Flight Controllers, Expanded Hanger Bays, Advanced Projectors and maybe some other upgrades. He had Dodonna as his Commander and he had 9, yes I said 9 Y-Wings.

I don't know who he fought but he got a 3-0 win in the tournament and won it all.

The ironic part is that this was a Summer kit so he got the Imperial Pilot medal

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I'm glad to hear it, I wish I could have watched! Though from what I hear on IFF, he is quite the skilled individual, so his piloting might have had a big part in the 3-0.

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10 people even split Rebs/Imos

1st place Rebels (10-0 10-0 10-0)

2 x AFIIb (Dodonna, EA on one and Intel Officer on the other)

1 x Neblon Support (Savation, X17 Turbo Lasers)

2 x Awing

2 x Bwing

I played Rebels and came third (9-1 9-1 0-10)

2 x AFIIb (Iblis, EA on one and EA, Gunnery Team on the other)

1 x Neblon Support (Salvation)

1 x Corvette A (Jana's Light)

2nd Place was Imps with 2 x Vic and 1 x Glad plus assorted fighters.

No one was running VGGG.

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10 people even split Rebs/Imos

1st place Rebels (10-0 10-0 10-0)

2 x AFIIb (Dodonna, EA on one and Intel Officer on the other)

1 x Neblon Support (Savation, X17 Turbo Lasers)

2 x Awing

2 x Bwing

I played Rebels and came third (9-1 9-1 0-10)

2 x AFIIb (Iblis, EA on one and EA, Gunnery Team on the other)

1 x Neblon Support (Salvation)

1 x Corvette A (Jana's Light)

2nd Place was Imps with 2 x Vic and 1 x Glad plus assorted fighters.

No one was running VGGG.

Hmmmm interesting. . .

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We were discussing squadrons in smaller numbers, used as deployment delays, blockers and in smaller enough groups that any ship could pick them up with a squadron command, so no dedicated "carriers".

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9 Y-wings is weak. should've been 10

9 seems perfect. You only need 1 squadron token per ship to get to activate all 9. That means you can get each ship a token and alternate which ship activates 5 squadrons at a time. That way you don't waste time needing more tokens.

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Aye, I -knew- there had to be something with Y-wings. I've taken between 4 and 6 with some light A-wing escorts and they've done surprisingly well* when spread out.  I just didn't ball them up either.  With them spread out a touch, TIE's start to lose Swarm, or they and lighter rebel fighters start to let those bombers slip through their nets.  After all, Y's cost less than X's, B's, and Heroes.

 

Oh, and it goes without saying, bloody cudos to Eric!  'E did well to win somethin like that, 'e did!  'Tis worthy of congratulations.  Looking at the fleet composition, I think there's a fundamental truth here: the hangar to squadron ratio has to do something and can't be too far off or else its a waste of one resource or the other. I don't mind a touch of overlap but I know it's not optimal (usually just giving me some role versatility). 

 

*Defining 'surpirsingly well' as “not completely obliterated while causing some damage”.

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Great to hear...I had a feeling it would do well.

I was in the Dano group. 2 ships is risky in this current meta

 

Very risky which is why I go with 2 Whales, CR90 Luke, 3 Bwings and 3 Ywings.

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