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1 hour ago, Zamalekite said:

I thought Andy R was 14th with ISD+Quasar Phantoms? Is that @Mad Cat?

It was nice to put some faces and real names to forum names! Especially as this was the first time I've played a tournament outside of my corner of London!

I was 13th with this list...

399/400 Most Wanted, Fighter ambush, Superior positions
ISD-II, Sloane, GTs, ECM, LS, Avenger, Boosted Comms, SADviser. 175
Quasar-I, Flught Controllers, EX Hangar, Boosted Comms, SFO. 70
Gozanti, Comms Net. 25
5xTIE-P, TIE-Int, Sabre Squadron, Mauler, Jumpmaster, Black Squadron. 129

2 good wins got me to the upper tables where I met a Dodonna list similar to that of  @RikkiP. A narrow 5-6 loss.

I then played @eris359 game 4 in a bloodbath, failing to table him with the last gasp TIE Interceptor up the exhaust port on the final turn. However by this time I had already been tabled with the Gozanti and squadrons still alive so that could have been a 5-6 loss but it wasn't to be... it ended a well deserved 8-3 for him. 

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Got an update through from Graeme (5th place), here's his list:

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MC75 Armored Cruiser (104 + 36: 140)
    + General Draven (3)
    + Ordnance Experts (4)
    + Hardened Bulkheads (5)
    + Early Warning System (7)
    + Heavy Ion Emplacements (9)
    + Ordnance Pods (3)
    + Quad Battery Turrets (5)
Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette (36 + 30: 66)
    + General Rieekan (30)
GR-75 Medium Transports (18 + 18: 36)
    + Adar Tallon (10)
    + Bomber Command Center (8)
GR-75 Medium Transports (18 + 9: 27)
    + Toryn Farr (7)
    + Bright Hope (2)
Hera Syndulla (28)
Dash Rendar (24)
Ketsu Onyo (22)
Ten Numb (19)
Wedge Antilles (19)
Dutch Vander (16)
Most Wanted
Capture the VIP
Salvage Run

 

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56 minutes ago, eris359 said:

"the guy who stole 3rd place from me!"

oh aye, THAT guy! :D

I was robbed! Haha, can't even hold it against you, you're too **** nice for me to begrudge it any. 

Plus, y'know, good to have someone in the top 4 that isn't just squad spamming like the rest of us ;) 

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1 minute ago, Akhrin said:

I was robbed! Haha, can't even hold it against you, you're too **** nice for me to begrudge it any. 

Plus, y'know, good to have someone in the top 4 that isn't just squad spamming like the rest of us ;) 

At least you can live happy in the knowledge that you have friends.  😟

Next year I'm coming to steal the national title that matters! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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3 hours ago, Mad Cat said:

...where I met a Dodonna list similar to that of  @RikkiP. A narrow 5-6 loss.

That was me! 

I think you definitely picked right going first after the roll off. The phantoms worked very well for you as you were able to pull back and then jump in again. If they were anything else I think I'd have taken more of your squads quicker. I made a mistake leaving Luke exposed trying to get crits on your Quasar to stop it getting away (which, true to form, he whiffed at). Was a great squad battle though! 

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@Zamalekite I went in hard on @RikkiP taking out Toryn and the hammer, but with the Pelta and Yavaris activating after me there was nothing I could do to stop the vengeance kill on Demo. A few millimetres here and there may have helped, but it was a very tough fortress to try and break. Alas. 

I'll just return next year to go for King of Swiss 3 years in a row. I am an Arsenal fan, king of swiss is a trophy to me. 

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4 hours ago, eris359 said:

"the guy who stole 3rd place from me!"

oh aye, THAT guy! :D

Youve got some fans on Discord for 8-3'ing a Sloane list with dual ISDs. Its quite impressive, and you didnt need 17 hull to do it. 

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My list:

Sloane reimagined v2 
Author: Ginkapo

Faction: Galactic Empire
Points: 394/400  

Commander: Admiral Sloane

Assault Objective: Station Assault
Defense Objective: Hyperspace Assault
Navigation Objective: Salvage Run

 

[ flagship ] Gladiator I-Class Star Destroyer(56 points)
-  Admiral Sloane  ( 24  points) 
 Demolisher  ( 10  points) 
-  Captain Brunson  ( 5  points) 
-  Ordnance Experts  ( 4  points) 
-  External Racks  ( 3  points) 
= 102 total ship cost

 

Gladiator I-Class Star Destroyer (56 points)
-  Skilled First Officer  ( 1  points) 
-  Ordnance Experts  ( 4  points) 
-  External Racks  ( 3  points) 
= 64 total ship cost

 

Quasar Fire I-class Cruiser-Carrier (54 points)
 Squall  ( 3  points) 
-  Flight Controllers  ( 6  points) 
-  Boosted Comms  ( 4  points) 
= 67 total ship cost

 

Gozanti-class Cruisers (23 points)
 Suppressor  ( 4  points) 
= 27 total ship cost

 

1 Major Rhymer ( 16 points) 
4 TIE Phantom Squadrons ( 56 points) 
3 TIE Interceptor Squadrons ( 33 points) 
1 Maarek Stele ( 21 points) 
1 TIE Fighter Squadron ( 8 points) 
= 134 total squadron cost

@Tokra eat your heart out.

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16th with 

 

Two ship very sorry  (128/387/400)
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Imperial II-class Star Destroyer (120 + 67: 187)
    + Grand Admiral Thrawn (32)
    + Governor Pryce (7)
    + Boarding Troopers (3)
    + Electronic Countermeasures (7)
    + Leading Shots (4)
    + Spinal Armament (9)
    + Avenger (5)
Quasar Fire I-class Cruiser-Carrier (54 + 18: 72)
    + Captain Brunson (5)
    + Flight Controllers (6)
    + Boosted Comms (4)
    + Squall (3)
Morna Kee (27)
Maarek Stele (21)
Colonel Jendon (20)
Dengar (20)
Mauler Mithel (15)
Black Squadron (9)
2 x Tie Fighter Squadron (2 x 😎
Solar Corona
Advanced Gunnery
Planetary Ion Cannon

 

 

 

I got to face rikki round 1. That was a lesson and a half! 10-1 to him

 

Second game was 10-1 me against a single gladiator. 

 

3rd game was 10-1 after getting to pop a raddus pre drop. And tbf, I managed to roll exactly the damage needed. One less and raddus would have dolled out a profundity behind me with gr75, nym and maybe a hwk? I'd have died there and then. Risky move by both of us and I'd very much like to have seen just how dead I'd be if I hadnt. 

 

4th game was 9-2 loss against a rieekan mc75 list with a nasty bomber wing. Overstretched mmj to reach a hammerhead flagship before I met the mc75 with my isd, lost both races there! 

 

Bloody great games though. 

 

Now to sack off 2ship for good 

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14 hours ago, Ginkapo said:

I'll just return next year to go for King of Swiss 3 years in a row. I am an Arsenal fan, king of swiss is a trophy to me. 

Am I right in thinking that thee and me were the only ones to get thru the 4 rounds undefeated?

I'm pretty sure that means @RikkiP stole MY spot! ;)

Edited by eris359

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14 hours ago, Ginkapo said:

Youve got some fans on Discord for 8-3'ing a Sloane list with dual ISDs. Its quite impressive, and you didnt need 17 hull to do it. 

Wildly undeserved. I made so many mistakes in that game.
Flaked when I could have killed the Quasar a turn earlier..
Didn't remember I had a CF token which would have given me the table on turn 4..
Bad bad bad.. but just about got there in the end. :)

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2 minutes ago, Touston said:

What happened to that guy anyway?

Hopefully he got jumped in the parking lot 😂

Believe he was asked to leave though as he was only allowed to be registered for one event at a time.

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This is how my day went.

Round 1:
Jamie Hewitt - Vader Cymoons (oh ffs!)
Almost a mirror match.
Jamie had 2 cymmons with intel, gunnery and xi7s. Vader Raider and 2 gozantis.
Played his Contested Outpost (other options Corona and Most Wanted iirc).
My opening shot killed one of his gozantis at long range, so he returned the favour and did the exact same to me.
Managed to focus down one of his ISDs and escape front arcs, while trying to get close enough to contest the station.
Missed it twice by a small amount meaning Jamie got all 6 rounds!
Finished a 6-5 to me.

Round 2:
David Fraser - Sloane 2 ship with a twist
David was running ISD2 and Vic2.
Played his Superior Positions (he had Hyperspace Assault which would have been a-maa-zing!)
David came out of the blocks quick, with Superior Positions meaning I couldn't control the time/place of engagement.
Thought I was losing an ship as his ISD moved up and blocked me in while double arcing me.
Just managed to kill it first with some really solid rolling (thanks Vader and IF!).
Then managed to limp on and kill the Vic while keeping out of it's ISD-esque front arc for a 9-2.

Round 3:
Gareth Stoneham - Rieekan mc80H1, mc75, bombers.
Defiance, ord mc75. Hera, Nym, GoldSqd, Jan and some rogues.
Managed to tie up enough of his squads to take the sting out.
Ganged up on the mc75, which was then Rieekaned. Lost the IF! ISD to counter fire from the zombie mc75 and Defiance.
But swung round with my the Vader ISD, and got enough damage on to leave him on 1 hull. Just got the bump to finish him off.
There was a chance I'd have been tabled too if Nym had hit a crit to knock out my brace and then the remaining squads rolled full damage, but apparently Nym had used up all his crits in previous games.
8-3 to me.

Round 4:
Andy Richardson - Sloane Phantoms.
ISD2, Quasar, Goz. 6 Phantoms, jump, Mauler, 3'ceptors iirc.
My Solar Corona (which we both totally forgot existed for the entire game).
His ISD moved up quickly, Quasar swinging in behind it, as you'd expect.
Traded fire, and my first big mistake was to flak 3 nearby squads out of my front instead of taking the long range obstructed shot at his Quasar, which would probably have set up the kill for when my Vader ISD fired. Probably didn't matter a great deal as the Vader ISD finished it off next turn, but not before I lost the IF! ISD to his ISD2. Gave it a beating in return and swung in behind it with Vader.
Mistake number 2 was on turn 4. Shooting the rear of the ISD2, 5 reds, 2 came up blank (even after Vader) doing enough damage to leave it on 1 hull. I forgot I had an IF token. That would have ended it there. I tried to move up for the bump, but what seemed a sure thing on the ruler, was suddenly an inch away when I did the actual move. @Mad Cat Had a repair queued up, so managed to get enough shields up to live another turn, with me again missing what seemed a sure bump, all the while the squads nibbled away at my remaining ISD.. there was a double double, but also some blanks; that's red dice for ya. He went first on turn 6. Couldn't get enough damage on my with his ISD and in trying to get as far away from me as possible on previous turns (and avoid a rock!) he had no option but to fly the ISD off the table. I got my 2 hull Vader ISD out of range of most of his squads, but the gozanti activated 2 interceptors which could get to me. Luckily with Sloane gone, they only managed 1 damage. 8-3 to me.

All good games, all good opponents.
Weirdly the toughest game was the first one. Intel Officer meant Jamie's ISDs were scarier than mine, so I couldn't just face them down.. tho in retrospect I should perhaps have taken Most Wanted and trusted my ability to evade with the Vader ISD. That might have made the difference and got me that extra point to make the cut.

Great day and two very worthy finalists tho!

Edited by eris359

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3 hours ago, eris359 said:

Am I right in thinking that thee and me were the only ones to get thru the 4 rounds undefeated?

I'm pretty sure that means @RikkiP stole MY spot! ;)

Depends what you class as a defeat. I drew 5-6 with James Ip

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Andy C's list in 8th place:

387/400

Advanced Gunnery, Contested Outpost, Superior Positions

Kuat (161)

+ Jerjerrod

+ Strategic Advisor

+ Boarding Troopers

+ ECM

+ Leading Shots

+ External Racks

+ Avenger

Raider I (50)

+ Darth Vader

+ External Racks

Gozanti 

+ Comms Net

Gozanti 

+ Comms Net

Boba Fett

Gar Saxon

Maarek Stele

Colonel Jendon

2x Firespray

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On 6/4/2019 at 10:22 AM, eris359 said:

Am I right in thinking that thee and me were the only ones to get thru the 4 rounds undefeated?

I'm pretty sure that means @RikkiP stole MY spot! ;)

I only wanted to win the damage deck lol, never did i think i would make the cut let alone win it 😛

After my second game i thought it was over losing a game but lucky it was only a small loss :)

I went 10:1, 4:7, 7:4, 10:1 with some big MoV wins. Many ships were lost even Rieekan twice 😛 sacrifices had to be made!

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