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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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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    I'm the worst cheerleader ever, I spent most of the time on Skype or the phone with family.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I'm the worst cheerleader ever, I spent most of the time on Skype or the phone with family.

    I am your family!

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I'm the worst cheerleader ever, I spent most of the time on Skype or the phone with family.

    I am your family!

    Ehhhhh. Sons, Wife, Mom, Dad? You've got some pretty steep competition.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I'm the worst cheerleader ever, I spent most of the time on Skype or the phone with family.

    I am your family!

    Ehhhhh. Sons, Wife, Mom, Dad? You've got some pretty steep competition.

    Yeah? Well who did you see Weird All with?

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  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    I'm tellin ya'll

    P3

    crimsoncoyote
  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Hey anybody heard from @D0rkAngl? I see he only did his first match and I haven't heard anything from him about our match yet.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @Sokpuppet I have devised a list to solve my dive woes!
    Lambda-Class Shuttle: Omicron Group Pilot (21)
    Ion Cannon (3)
    · Emperor Palpatine (8)
    · ST-321 (3)
    TIE Interceptor: · Carnor Jax (26)
    Outmaneuver (3)
    Autothrusters (2)
    Royal Guard TIE (0)
    Targeting Computer (2)
    TIE Interceptor: · Turr Phennir (25)
    Outmaneuver (3)
    Autothrusters (2)
    Royal Guard TIE (0)
    Targeting Computer (2)

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Hey anybody heard from @D0rkAngl? I see he only did his first match and I haven't heard anything from him about our match yet.

    Last I heard he has this week off, I think.

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Fuselage wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I'm the worst cheerleader ever, I spent most of the time on Skype or the phone with family.

    I am your family!

    Ehhhhh. Sons, Wife, Mom, Dad? You've got some pretty steep competition.

    Yeah? Well who did you see Weird All with?

    Hmm.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Fuselage wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I'm the worst cheerleader ever, I spent most of the time on Skype or the phone with family.

    I am your family!

    Ehhhhh. Sons, Wife, Mom, Dad? You've got some pretty steep competition.

    Yeah? Well who did you see Weird All with?

    Hmm.


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  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    @Sokpuppet I have devised a list to solve my dive woes!
    Lambda-Class Shuttle: Omicron Group Pilot (21)
    Ion Cannon (3)
    · Emperor Palpatine (8)
    · ST-321 (3)
    TIE Interceptor: · Carnor Jax (26)
    Outmaneuver (3)
    Autothrusters (2)
    Royal Guard TIE (0)
    Targeting Computer (2)
    TIE Interceptor: · Turr Phennir (25)
    Outmaneuver (3)
    Autothrusters (2)
    Royal Guard TIE (0)
    Targeting Computer (2)

    A few things I would shuffle around, but it could be pretty mean.
    Palpatine is a big jerk. :-I

    crimsoncoyote
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    If you could fit in stealth devices with those Autothrusters. Ooph

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    edited November 2015
    @crimsoncoyote oh yeah, what are the league rules on nubs when it comes to firing arcs

    @Sokpuppet I could run 3 aces and make them heartier and more effective but I am compelled to make them a squad unit of wingmen

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Here's my Ruthless Aggression list
    TIE Interceptor: · Carnor Jax (26)
    Expose (4)
    Stealth Device (3)
    Royal Guard TIE (0)
    Autothrusters (2)
    TIE Interceptor: · Turr Phennir (25)
    Expose (4)
    Autothrusters (2)
    Royal Guard TIE (0)
    Stealth Device (3)
    TIE Interceptor: Royal Guard Pilot (22)
    Expose (4)
    Stealth Device (3)
    Royal Guard TIE (0)
    Autothrusters (2)

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    I don't have the rulebook/faq in front of me/accessible, but nubs are generally considered part of a ship's base, at least for maneuvers/bumping.

    They may or may not be ignored in the case of firing arcs. If the pair of you can't agree, roll dice and let fate decide

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @crimsoncoyote I mean for Vassal, specifically. Some places said that vassal makes the nubs bigger visually for ease of templates so they don't count for targeting, some places said they do count

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    I don't think it really matters that much. Just try to stay consistent.

    Personally, it probably depends. I would go with the roll method of deciding though

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Anyone bored and wanna play?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    If you could fit in stealth devices with those Autothrusters. Ooph

    I would drop the Targeting Computers and the ST-321 title to fit Stealth Devices on the Interceptors instead, personally.

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    X Wing captains, what happens if a ship does a red move and ends up overlapping another ship? Does it still get the stress token? If that move is a flip and it can't complete it, does it still flip?

    What happens if you do a green move and overlap, do you still lose the stress token?

    The rule book isn't very specific about stress and overlap

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Even if you bump into a ship and cannot complete the maneuver, you remove the stress token if it's a green maneuver, or gain a stress token if it's a red maneuver.

    If you are performing a k-turn and bump into a ship you do not turn the ship around.

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  • AegeriAegeri Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    So if I had the Most Wanted expansion, where I wanted to use it in a game against the two starter box ships recommended earlier, what configuration would work (eg 4x ties or 2x X-Wings as opponents)?

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    You're asking how either the 4xTIEs or the 2xX-wings listed before would fare against a Most Wanted list?

    As long as you shoot for the same/similar amount of points for both squads, things should be pretty close. Some ships can do better with less points than others, but I've found that balance is generally pretty good.

    Elvenshae
  • AegeriAegeri Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    Given that I already did so and it worked great, in a chaotic (and messy) three way game it went very well indeed. In the end it was Academy Pilot Tad, who won the day for the Imperials by shooting down one of the last two blacksun pilots (the 13 point jobber) and with 2 ties left, we called it my game (primarily so my opponent could go to bed). I have a good understanding of how the game works now and it's great fun. Hopefully we can play another game soon.

    I used ships from all factions: Scum and Villainy Z-Wings x2, 1x Y-Wing, 4 ties and 2 X-Wings. It was a remarkable game and if it wasn't for Tadricks ability to dodge everything, it could have gone either way. I shall write more when I'm not busy with other writing, but I am really happy I decided to invest in X-Wing after this.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Anyone around for Vassal?

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Anyone around for Vassal?

    I might be able to play later.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I can't be up late. gotta be at work at 0430

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  • AegeriAegeri Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    Oh and the two people I taught to play had never tried a miniatures game before!

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Oh and the two people I taught to play had never tried a miniatures game before!

    And now they're totally hooked? :D
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    I can't be up late. gotta be at work at 0430

    It ends up both of my kids decided to be sick, so I wouldn't have been able to play, anyway!

    crimsoncoyote
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I'll be around from 1400-1800 this afternoon if anyone wants to play, eastern time.

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2015
    So after avoiding this game for a long time, against all odds -- seriously here were the odds against me:
    • I play a bunch of other minis games
    • All of my friends play it
    • I play a shit ton of FFG games

    but somehow I had managed to resist the call of Tiny Spess Sheps. I credit it largely to my general ambivalence to Star Wars properties (still excited for the movie).

    But over this last week I had the FFG Worlds stream in the background while I was working and something... twinged. Something that made me need tiny spess sheps in my life. All my friends offered to loan me pieces to play some tryout games, but that's not how I roll, so I bought a core + Rebel Aces + Y-Wing to get X/Y/A/B. Yesterday I played my first game against a friend and I ran this:
    A-Wing - Prototype Pilot (17)

    B-Wing - Blue Squadron Pilot (22)

    Y-Wing - Gold Squadron Pilot (18)
    Twin Laser Turret (6)
    R3-A2 (2)
    BTL-A4 Y-Wing (0)

    X-Wing - Poe Dameron (31)
    Crack Shot (1)
    Autothrusters (2)

    Total: 99

    My only real goal with the list was to play all four of my ships and I filled out the points with stuff I saw in Worlds. Obviously I was not aware of Chardaan Refit, which would've given me enough points to give Poe R2-D2, WHOOPS. My opponent played a Firespray with Ysanne and two Interceptors with PTL/Stealth Device/Autothrusters.

    The game started off really well for me with Poe sniping a point into an Interceptor with a range 3 shot, and then the A-Wing put two more hits into it... which it failed to dodge and exploded. All told I rolled five hits on five dice while my opponent only managed two evades on nine. However, some poor piloting on my part (the Y-Wing never got to fire its TLT -- spent the whole game out of arc or within range 1 of its target) resulted in a dead Poe. Shortly after the Y-Wing followed, though at that point I had put a damage on the other Interceptor and reduced the Firespray to 3 hull. The next turn my B-Wing was able to finish off the Interceptor and we were left with a 1 hull A-Wing and a 6 box B against his 3 hull Firespray. We zipped past each other and flew around for a bit -- I managed to reunite my remaining ships while keeping the A-Wing out of his rear arc, which I felt good about. That meant that when he eventually turned around he had to commit his first shot to finishing off the A-Wing. Sadly my dice failed to take advantage of it and he was able to pick away at my six boxes while I couldn't get a single point through his free evade token. It eventually culminated in him spending a focus to get a single hit on me, and me failing to roll a focus or evade to cancel it.

    Overall it was a great first experience. I've been playing a bunch of 2+ hour miniature games, so getting into one where the games are significantly less than that was... refreshing. I'm also a big fan of the synergy-oriented list design. I have another game planned for tonight and I think I'm going to play this:
    B-Wing - Keyan Farlander (29)
    Push the Limit (3)
    Engine Upgrade (4)

    Y-Wing - Gold Squadron Pilot (18)
    Twin Laser Turret (6)
    R3-A2 (2)
    BTL-A4 Y-Wing (0)

    X-Wing - Poe Dameron (31)
    Crack Shot (1)
    R2-D2 (4)
    Autothrusters (2)

    Total: 100

    I was looking for a way to make the B-Wing cooler and Keyan using PTL to barrel roll and boost into position, then burning the stress for the shot seems pretty cool.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @admanb Have you tried playing on Vassal?

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    admanb wrote: »
    I was looking for a way to make the B-Wing cooler and Keyan using PTL to barrel roll and boost into position, then burning the stress for the shot seems pretty cool.

    It is. I love B-Wings.

    The other upgrade to look into for them is the Fire Control System (comes with the normal B-Wing) - auto-acquire a target lock on anyone you attack (after resolving the attack). It basically let you do a long range attack to get a free TL, and then once you get closer Boost / Barrel Roll into a safe firing position, PTL to Focus, and make a locked, ~focused shot at close range and still have a defensive focus token to use on your turn.

    Also, Ion Cannons are the light against smaller ships.

    crimsoncoyote
  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    @admanb Have you tried playing on Vassal?

    boy i been playing games on vassal since before it was called vassal

    but honestly it's easy enough for me to get IRL games at the moment that I don't need to play from my computer. :P

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    admanb wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    @admanb Have you tried playing on Vassal?

    boy i been playing games on vassal since before it was called vassal

    but honestly it's easy enough for me to get IRL games at the moment that I don't need to play from my computer. :P

    Well some of us need people to play against :cry:

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  • XeadinMCXeadinMC Reasonable Equestrian Lake Forest Park, WARegistered User regular
    I'm definitely down for a game. I don't know much about Vassal, but bring on the squads I say! :)

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    edited November 2015
    Sorry for the delayed post! My desktop is currently inaccessible and I wasn't working today, so here are the league matchups now:

    Round 5 has ended!
    Keep up the good work everyone :)

    Previous Rounds:
    1st Round: Oct 5-Oct11
    crimsoncoyote - BYE
    @Fuselage - W vs. @DaMoonRulz - L
    @webguy20 - W vs. @Sokpuppet - L
    @Grunt's Ghosts - W vs. @D0rkAngl - L
    @Chrysis - L vs. @Elvenshae - W

    2nd Round: Oct 12-Oct 18
    Sokpuppet - L vs. crimsoncoyote - W
    D0rkAngl - ?? vs. DaMoonRulz - ??
    Elvenshae - W vs. webguy20 - L
    Chrysis - ?? vs. Grunt's Ghosts - ??


    3rd Round: Oct 19-Oct 25
    crimsoncoyote - ?? vs. D0rkAngl - ??
    Sokpuppet - W vs. Elvenshae - L
    DaMoonRulz - L vs. Chrysis - W
    webguy20 - W vs. Grunt's Ghosts - L


    4th Round: Oct 26-Nov 1
    Elvenshae - L vs. crimsoncoyote - W
    Chrysis - ?? vs. D0rkAngl - ??
    Grunt's Ghosts - L vs. Sokpuppet - W
    webguy20 - L vs. DaMoonRulz - W

    5th Round: Nov 2-Nov 8
    crimsoncoyote vs. Chrysis
    Elvenshae vs. Grunt's Ghosts
    D0rkAngl vs. webguy20
    Sokpuppet - W vs. DaMoonRulz - L

    Round 6 begins NOW!
    6th Round: Nov 9-Nov 15
    Grunt's Ghosts vs. crimsoncoyote
    webguy20 vs. Chrysis
    DaMoonRulz vs. Elvenshae
    Sokpuppet vs. D0rkAngl

    Upcoming:
    7th Round: Nov 16-Nov 22
    crimsoncoyote vs. webguy20
    Grunt's Ghosts vs. DaMoonRulz
    Chrysis vs. Sokpuppet
    Elvenshae vs. D0rkAngl


    I'll edit in the results in a few
    (Let me know if I missed anything)

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    GG and I didn't have compatible schedules this week; we'll try and work it in this week, instead.

    @DaMoonRulz - I CHALLENGE YOU!

    crimsoncoyote
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Yeah, I had some scheduling problems as well!
    Chrysis and I were going to try to get that game done in the next few days :P

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @crimsoncoyote I beat webguy20 in one of the best games ever

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