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[Star Wars X-Wing] Wave 7 and New Core in stores! PA Vassal League Season 3 now forming!

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  • AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    so, my housemate bought a ton of x-wing at PAX, so we've been playing games most every weekend.


    Here's how the latest match went:

    My squad: 5 tie fighters. Almost no augments, just pilot skills, mostly around buffing nearby allies

    Housemate's squad: Blinged-out Millennium Falcon, blinged-out X wing.

    First dogfight. I was new to flying this many ships at once, especially in such a tight formation. The rebels ducked into an asteroid field to hide from my Imperial might. My inexperience led to my pilots crashing into each other and splitting formation as they dodged the obstacles. Uncoordinated, my ties were easy prey for the rebel's superior firepower and shields. All five of my ships were destroyed. Both the Falcon and the X-Wing still had shields at the end. A shutout.

    Second dogfight. I spend some time beforehand training my pilots for more advanced maneuvers. We met the rebel scum this time in unobstructed space. The squad kept tight formation, dodged a few shots from the Falcon and brought a full five-ship barrage down on the X-wing, destroying it in one round of combat. The Falcon caught my brave pilots as they regrouped and briefly broke up our formation; managing to take down one of my key ships and damage another with a well-placed missile. Our firepower was reduced, but the Empire marches on. With the rebel's escort destroyed, we were able to swarm the Falcon, returning its fire twice over. It took out another of my ties as we whittled down its shields, but the first blast to make it through opened a major hull breach, leading to a quick cleanup.

    Another rematch seems likely.

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
    ElvenshaecrimsoncoyoteSokpuppet
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    So over the weekend I finally got around to unpacking all of my X-Wing stuff from my move.

    I decided to take inventory:
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    Turns out I am missing 1 peg and 1 base (I inherited about 10 ships from someone else). Guess that means I need to get at least one set of colored bases/stands. Oh darn...

    I also need to figure out where to store my scum ships. They've all been opened, but haven't made it out of the boxes fully yet

    MNC DoverSokpuppetAiouaMorkathElvenshaeitalianranmaMegaMekHexDexFuselage
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    4 days left to sign up for the league!
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/33496739/#Comment_33496739

    We've got 6 players so far, so that means we'll have around 6-8 weeks of play.

    I'm thinking about posting all the matchups from the start so that people can schedule games as they have time, but still focus on a weekly list of matchups.

    FuselageElvenshae
  • MorkathMorkath Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Neat website I stumbled on, lets you randomize actions based on criteria, for playing against yourself.

    http://s-fear.com/xwing/

    MegaMekElvenshaecrimsoncoyote
  • NealnealNealneal Registered User regular
    I played my first ever really real game of X-wing last night!

    I flew a panoply of Scum vs some Rebels. He was flying a couple B-wings with a bunch of stress manipulation/use stuff and a t-70 X-wing. I flew just the stuff I have, a Kihraz, a Y-wing, a HWK-290, and a Z-95.

    I felt like I handled myself pretty well even though I ran into my own ships a couple times. Finished the game with the T-70 left with one hull point. I liked the cheap Spice Runner with an Ion Turret and the Y-wing with the BTL title, they really seemed to cause him a lot of problems.

    crimsoncoyoteElvenshaeSokpuppetMorkath
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Morkath wrote: »
    Neat website I stumbled on, lets you randomize actions based on criteria, for playing against yourself.

    http://s-fear.com/xwing/

    That'd make an excellent mobile app. The site itself seems mobile-friendly enough

  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Nealneal wrote: »
    I felt like I handled myself pretty well even though I ran into my own ships a couple times.

    I'd say don't worry and you'll get better about this, but here we are about to start season 3 and I still do this routinely, so ... Uh ... invest in airbags? :D

    Glad you had a fun first game!

    NealnealcrimsoncoyoteMorkath
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    If you have two ships with the same pilot skill, is there an official rule on which one acts first?

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    Fuselage
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    If you have two ships with the same pilot skill, is there an official rule on which one acts first?

    On opposing teams, whoever has the initiative acts first during both activation and combat phases. Initiative is determined by the player with the lower squad total. If squad points are equal, it's determined by a roll usually (check the rules on this, tournament rules are slightly different than what the base game says).

    If they are on the same team, it's up to the player flying them to decide.

    Elvenshae
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    If you have two ships with the same pilot skill, is there an official rule on which one acts first?

    On opposing teams, whoever has the initiative acts first during both activation and combat phases. Initiative is determined by the player with the lower squad total. If squad points are equal, it's determined by a roll usually (check the rules on this, tournament rules are slightly different than what the base game says).

    If they are on the same team, it's up to the player flying them to decide.

    Yeah, I meant same team, sorry. So the second part of the question is do you have to give a permanent order to them, or can you switch it up as desired?

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    If you have two ships with the same pilot skill, is there an official rule on which one acts first?

    On opposing teams, whoever has the initiative acts first during both activation and combat phases. Initiative is determined by the player with the lower squad total. If squad points are equal, it's determined by a roll usually (check the rules on this, tournament rules are slightly different than what the base game says).

    If they are on the same team, it's up to the player flying them to decide.

    Yeah, I meant same team, sorry. So the second part of the question is do you have to give a permanent order to them, or can you switch it up as desired?

    You can switch it each turn

  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    If you have two ships with the same pilot skill, is there an official rule on which one acts first?

    On opposing teams, whoever has the initiative acts first during both activation and combat phases. Initiative is determined by the player with the lower squad total. If squad points are equal, it's determined by a roll usually (check the rules on this, tournament rules are slightly different than what the base game says).

    If they are on the same team, it's up to the player flying them to decide.

    Yeah, I meant same team, sorry. So the second part of the question is do you have to give a permanent order to them, or can you switch it up as desired?

    You can switch it each turn

    Hooray, I got something right!

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  • D0rkAnglD0rkAngl Lynnwood, WARegistered User regular
    I have never played before and really don't yet own that many ships. I want to play, but I'm not quite sure it's a good idea yet. :)

  • MorkathMorkath Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Morkath wrote: »
    Neat website I stumbled on, lets you randomize actions based on criteria, for playing against yourself.

    http://s-fear.com/xwing/

    That'd make an excellent mobile app. The site itself seems mobile-friendly enough

    There is an app version you can download, I haven't downloaded it or tried it, but it is what the web version is made from apparently.

    https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&confirm=no_antivirus&id=0B1wMq2w-qjQ-N29laTFoUExoTG8

    crimsoncoyote
  • HexDexHexDex Registered User regular
    D0rkAngl wrote: »
    I have never played before and really don't yet own that many ships. I want to play, but I'm not quite sure it's a good idea yet. :)

    Depending on your income level it is either the best idea or the worst idea you have ever had.

    If you are reading this add me.
    D3: HexDex#1281, PSN: DireOtter, Live: DireOtter

    D0rkAnglElvenshaecrimsoncoyoteMegaMek
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    D0rkAngl wrote: »
    I have never played before and really don't yet own that many ships. I want to play, but I'm not quite sure it's a good idea yet. :)

    Bah! Join us in the shenanigans; the worst that happens is you spend an hour (or three) bullshitting with some cool people while making pewpewlazor noises to yourself.

    Besides, how are you going to get awesome if you don't play? :D

    crimsoncoyote
  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    D0rkAngl wrote: »
    I have never played before and really don't yet own that many ships. I want to play, but I'm not quite sure it's a good idea yet. :)

    If money is a problem (as mine is as I was working the last seasons at minimum wage but no longer!) then buy the smaller ships off amazon as they have deals that lets you get them for 5%-20% off normal price if you look around. I've saved $51 with my ships which I guess that means it time to invest in a big ship... So far I run TIE Fighters, Bombers (rarely) and Interceptors as a 4-6 man squad and I was tied for second place last season against guys who would get 2-3 ships and stacked upgrades on one or two of them. Best part of this game is that that I've yet to feel like the new ships have outclassed me yet (my last buy was the Imperial Aces and Fel's Interceptor) as Flying skill really, really is the most important aspect. You can have all the nice missiles and special droids you want, but if I can barrel roll out of your firing arc consistently, I'm more likely to win.

    crimsoncoyoteElvenshaeMorkath
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    The game is surprisingly tightly balanced with the sheer numbers and types of ships.

    Having a smaller fleet can actually be a boon! Playing the same squad each week allows you to learn the ins and outs of your ships, strengths, weaknesses, etc. If you look at the standings from last season, I think the top 3 all ran the same squad the whole season

    ElvenshaeSokpuppetD0rkAnglGrunt's Ghosts
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    The game is surprisingly tightly balanced with the sheer numbers and types of ships.

    Having a smaller fleet can actually be a boon! Playing the same squad each week allows you to learn the ins and outs of your ships, strengths, weaknesses, etc. If you look at the standings from last season, I think the top 3 all ran the same squad the whole season

    ... though in my case it was because I kept running out of time to build a new squad in Vassal before gametime hit, so I'd end up running what I'd already built out.

    It helped that it was a really fun squad. :D

    crimsoncoyote
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    As far as buying ships goes, @D0rkAngl, I use CoolStuff, Inc. Really nice folks with some serious discounts and free shipping on $100 orders (plus a loyalty program!).

    Ken Ocrimsoncoyote
  • D0rkAnglD0rkAngl Lynnwood, WARegistered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    As far as buying ships goes, @D0rkAngl, I use CoolStuff, Inc. Really nice folks with some serious discounts and free shipping on $100 orders (plus a loyalty program!).

    Do you hate me? :(

    ;)

    crimsoncoyote
  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    ""There is a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a discount in his hand."
    -Ser Jorah Mormont

    crimsoncoyoteElvenshaeNought
  • D0rkAnglD0rkAngl Lynnwood, WARegistered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    As far as buying ships goes, @D0rkAngl, I use CoolStuff, Inc. Really nice folks with some serious discounts and free shipping on $100 orders (plus a loyalty program!).

    I typically use Miniature Market for this stuff. X-Wing prices seem similar to exactly the same, but D&D mini booster bricks are cheaper from miniature market. I'll have to compare loyalty program details. ;)

    italianranma
  • D0rkAnglD0rkAngl Lynnwood, WARegistered User regular
    Also- oh, hell, why not? Toss me in the ring too @crimsoncoyote.

    SokpuppetElvenshaecrimsoncoyote
  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    Danger Zone!

    Elvenshae
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I'll try a few matches against @Fuselage before committing.

    Is there a way to put in the info on cards and pilot cards when using them, or do you need them in hand?

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited October 2015
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    I'll try a few matches against Fuselage before committing.

    Is there a way to put in the info on cards and pilot cards when using them, or do you need them in hand?

    There isn't a way, but you can put certain stats on the ship tokens themselves.

    I usually use http://xwing-builder.co.uk/build to track my own and my opponents' squads during games, because I'm not usually sitting at home with my collection as we play.

    Elvenshae on
    crimsoncoyote
  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    I'd love to join but I just won't have any time to commit until near Thanksgiving. Maybe the next round will work out for me.

    飛べねぇ豚はただの豚だ。
    crimsoncoyote
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    D0rkAngl wrote: »
    Also- oh, hell, why not? Toss me in the ring too @crimsoncoyote.
    One of us! One of us! Done.
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    I'll try a few matches against @Fuselage before committing.
    Yeah, definitely give them a try. Also try to pay attention to the hotkeys; it really speeds up play.

    I encourage anyone new to X-Wing on Vassal to get it set up and play around with it a few days in advance so you make sure everything is good to go.
    If anyone needs any help with anything on Vassal, @ me or send me a message. I'm sure there are others around that will be able to help too.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I'm gonna fly Interceptors. I love them.

    Just ask @Fuselage

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  • MorkathMorkath Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2015
    I love interceptors, I wish they were a bit more feasible.

    ie:
    5 interceptors, or 8 tie fighters (with almost twice the hitpoints and 1 more hitdie total), or 4 tie advanced's (with slightly less hitpoints but always rolls at least 2 hits and shields).

    It's a pity the royal guard title isn't like the tie advanced one, and let it take the second mod for a reduced point cost.

    Morkath on
    MegaMek
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I haven't tried it with @Fuselage yet, we've just been doing small 50pt games, but I'm thinking 4 squints, 2 aces and 2 rookies, aces with swarm tactics and all with autothrusters.

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    I'm still horrified to play against that many.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    @crimsoncoyote I'm afraid my ships will have to be in the hangar for this round :( I'm way too busy this semester. Who knew teaching was so hard? Hopefully things will calm down in time for the next round.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
    Elvenshae
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    @crimsoncoyote I'm afraid my ships will have to be in the hangar for this round :( I'm way too busy this semester. Who knew teaching was so hard? Hopefully things will calm down in time for the next round.

    Not a problem! Hope the semester goes well for you.

    Speaking of league things, I'll close up signups and put up matches tomorrow!

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    edited October 2015
    Ehhhh.

    I'm interestes in trying, but I'm really not good with Vassal right now so I feel like my games would be an aggravation.

    I'll do it if @Fuselage does it

    DaMoonRulz on
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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Ehhhh.

    I'm interestes in trying, but I'm really not good with Vassal right now so I feel like my games would be an aggravation.

    I'll do it if @Fuselage does it

    Don't put that evil on me! I'd be more willing to try it once I'm back "home" with my computer and two monitors.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    C'mon, guys! You can do it!

    I was trrbl with Vassal at first, too, but you can pick it up pretty quickly once you get moving.

    Sokpuppetcrimsoncoyote
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Would you be willing to set the first week so that @Fuselage and I play each other? Gives us time to get familiar with Vassal and him time to get back home?

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    Elvenshaecrimsoncoyote
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @crimsoncoyote too late to put my hat in the ring?

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