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Here's a thread to update the community as the event progresses.  We've got 12 players, which means I will sit and TO.  This gives me plenty of time to comment.  

 

Two quick observations:  we've got multiple new players enjoying their first tournament.

 

Most of the experienced layers brought experimental fun lists.

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I'm running a double intordictor fleet in a store championship up in Utah, we will see how it goes.  Mostly playing it to play something unique and different. First round about to start.

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4 hours ago, Vergilius said:

Two quick observations:  we've got multiple new players enjoying their first tournament.

Most of the experienced layers brought experimental fun lists.

Glad to hear it!  Those two observations kind of make my day.

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Justin's three activation Garm list takes the lead.

ardhaedhel'd two activation double isd in second

the double interdictor lost a close one.

the Garm rapid rabid launch bays wins

and classic Ben got in a game due to a dropped player, winning one for madine.

onto round 3.

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1 hour ago, Vergilius said:

Justin's three activation Garm list takes the lead.

ardhaedhel'd two activation double isd in second

the double interdictor lost a close one.

the Garm rapid rabid launch bays wins

and classic Ben got in a game due to a dropped player, winning one for madine.

onto round 3.

I'm going to want to see what Ard has on those.

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Super fun tourney today. I'll try to get a brief AAR up later on, but may or may not get around to it. I ended up 3-0 with 23 points for third.


Thanks to Classic Ben for a great tourney, great time today!

 

Flexibility Is The Key To Airpower (398/400)
===========================================
Imperial II-class Star Destroyer (120 + 45)
    + Moff Jerjerrod (23)
    + Skilled First Officer (1)
    + Gunnery Team (7)
    + Electronic Countermeasures (7)
    + Leading Shots (4)
    + Relentless (3)
Imperial II-class Star Destroyer (120 + 22)
    + Support Officer (4)
    + Gunnery Team (7)
    + Electronic Countermeasures (7)
    + Leading Shots (4)
Soontir Fel (18)
Ciena Ree (17)
"Howlrunner" (16)
"Mauler" Mithel (15)
Valen Rudor (13)
Saber Squadron (12)
Station Assault
Contested Outpost
Solar Corona

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22 minutes ago, GhostOfArdaedhel said:


Super fun tourney today. I'll try to get a brief AAR up later on, but may or may not get around to it. I ended up 3-0 with 23 points for third.


Thanks to Classic Ben for a great tourney, great time today!

 

Flexibility Is The Key To Airpower (398/400)
===========================================
Imperial II-class Star Destroyer (120 + 45)
    + Moff Jerjerrod (23)
    + Skilled First Officer (1)
    + Gunnery Team (7)
    + Electronic Countermeasures (7)
    + Leading Shots (4)
    + Relentless (3)
Imperial II-class Star Destroyer (120 + 22)
    + Support Officer (4)
    + Gunnery Team (7)
    + Electronic Countermeasures (7)
    + Leading Shots (4)
Soontir Fel (18)
Ciena Ree (17)
"Howlrunner" (16)
"Mauler" Mithel (15)
Valen Rudor (13)
Saber Squadron (12)
Station Assault
Contested Outpost
Solar Corona

Ard, you are my hero for this list.

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1.  Justin:

AF MkIIB, Ahsoka Tano, ECM, H9, Paragon

AF MKIIB Toryn Farr, FC, EHB, ECM, Gallant Haven

Nebulon-B Escort Yavaris, Garm Bel Iblis

VCX x3, X-wing, Jan Ors, Wedge, Dutch

Adv. Gunnery, Planetary Ion Cannon, Minefields

2. Adam:  Also 3-0.

Gozanti, JerJerrod

Gozanti

Arquitens, TRC

Arquitens, TRC

Gladiator I, Demo, APT, OE

Maarek, Darth VAder, Bossk, Colonel Jendon, Zetrik, Saber, IG88

Most Wanted, Contested Outpost, Solar Corona

3.  Cory/Ard:  See his list and write-up above.  Ard went 3-0 and beat Justin in the final round 6-5 by 21 points.

4.  

Imperial-I, JerJerrod, Minister Tua, Boosted Comms, LS, XI7, ECM

Raider-I, Agent Kallus, Ruthless Strategists, Flechette Torpedoes, Instigator

Gozanti, BCC

Gozanti

Boosk, Zertik, Jumpmaster, Rhymer, Tie Defender x3, Tie Bomber x2

Most Wanted, Superior Positions, Fighter Ambush

5. 

CR90A, Dodonna, TRC, Tantive

GR75, Toryn, BCC, Bright Hope

CR90, TRC, Jaina's

CR90 A, TRC, Chart Officer

Nebulon-B Escort, Salvation

Jan Ors, Ten Numb, Tycho, E-Wing, VCX, Xwing, YT1300, Y-Wing

Targetting Beacons, Planetary Ion Cannons, Minefields

6.  

AFmkII-B, FC, RLB, DTT

Pelta Assault, Garm, Ahsoka Tano, Projection Experts, Shields to Maximum, Phoenix

MC80 STar, Lando, GT, Nav Team, LS, XI7

GR-75, Comms Net

B-wing x3, Shara Bey, Tycho

Most Wanted, Hyperspace Assault, Solar Corona

7.  

Interdictor Suppression, Motti, Wulff, Medical Team, G7 Grav Well, Targetting Scrambler, NK-7 Ion Cannons, Interdictor

Interdictor Suppression, G7 Grav Well, Grav Shift, Nk-7 Ion Cannons

Gozanti

VT-49-x4, Morna Kee, Rhymer

8.  

Imp-II, Motii, Relentless, GT, ECM, XI7, LS

Glad-I, Demo, IO, OE, ET, ACM

Arq Light, Needa, TRC

Howl, TIE x4, Boba Fett

9.  AF-II-B, Gallant Haven, Veteran Gunners, TRC

AF-II-A, Rieekan, Chart Officer, Veteran Gunners, QLT, EA

Pelta Command, Toryn, Shields to Maximum

GR-75, Comms Nets

Corran Horn, E-Wing x3, VCX

10.  Victory II, Motti, GT, QLT, SW-7, XI7

Victory II, GT, QLT, SW-7, XI7

Arq Command, ECM, EA

Arq Command, ECM, EA

MOst Wanted, Contested Outpost, Dangerous Territory

11.  Gozanti, Motti, Comms

ISD-II, Relentless, IO, GT, ECM, XI7 LS

Glad-I, Demo, OE, ET, Rapid Reload

Raider-I, Impetuous, Agent Kallus

Howlrunner, 5x TIE

12.  Vic-II, JerJerrod, GT

Vic-I, QLT, Warlord, H9

Vic-II, EHB, FLight Controllers

Howlrunner, Mauler, Dengar, Tie x5

Adv. Gunnery, Hyperspace Assault, Intel Sweep

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Thoughts in retrospect:

 

First, this is an outstanding community.  I like especially that it is first and foremost a community of friends, and secondarily a community for gaming.

Second, I noted earlier that we had a good mix of players.  For our Austin community, I believe several of our players were playing in their first tournament.  Some of them had played five games or fewer.  As you'll note from Justin and Cory's list, both of whom are known on the forums by reputation as skilled players, they didn't exactly bring bad lists (these were both well-built lists for their purposes), but they tried to break some of the stereotypes: activations, flotillas, commanders, large bases.  Apparently the only long-standing player who didn't bring an experiment or something for humor was me.

Third, we even had a player drive down from the Dallas community, which is doing quite well, but doesn't have a regular poster on the forums in the same way Ard posts from San Antonio, or I post from Austin.  I was actually all set up to play for the first round when he just managed to make it in through traffic, so I simply ceded the game to him and sat myself out of the tournament.  We've all got to be understanding of traffic and distance, and I want my community and tournaments to have the best time possible.

The games were fun and went smoothly.  We took a break for lunch and enjoyed some camaraderie together.

The store also had video set-up for the top table, and we'll be able to post those here later.  Justin is going to edit the video footage with the lists.  It isn't the greatest footage due to the angle, but it will provide a sense for the games.

I had a player drop at the end of the first round, and I decided to play bye games in rounds-2 and 3.  So that was fun.  I gave the players a full 8-3 bye for the game, but it made sure I got some casual games in, and it ensured that nobody else had to sit during those rounds.  Most people just want to play 3 games.

The prizes were wonderful.  With flotillas being so prominent, the alternative art cards are going to be useful to everyone.  The rulers are actually measured and sectioned correctly.  We had a few humorous jokes about the objective ship tokens, which are rather large and goofy.  We also enjoyed a few jokes about the data from this tournament throwing off the larger data.  After all, it really wasn't a large group of people trying to out-compete each other in the current iteration prior to wave-6.  It was more of a "let's go have some fun with some interesting lists and ideas" because wave-6 is going to change our conception of how to play the game well and we can be more competitive then.

In short, tons of fun.  The goodbyes were a bit sad.  We have a few people moving soon, including Ardaedhel.

 

@shmitty Yes, that Garm list does look familiar. :)

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9 minutes ago, shmitty said:

Definitely appreciate Justin's dedication to making Garm great again. 

I've tried a few as well over the past month, but I can't seem to find something I like.   But yes, my first instinct is a heavy squadron route, and the Flight Controller/EHB Assault Frigate tends to be the staple.

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