Well, the WHFB game fell thru so my GF, our friend Chikar (who had never played x-wing before) and I were quickly roped into an Epic rules, 300 point game of X-Wing. My apologies to Imperial Recruitment but we fought along side Billy and his CR90 (in its battlefield debut). Also, my apologies for the photos, they're kinda rough. We had cell phones all around, but notta real camera in sight and it shows in the photos. As such these are in in the best order that I can recall, as many, many photos were deleted after inspection of their quality.
|Turn one was mainly maneuvering into position, and turn 2, Chikar started off by 1-shotting an Interceptor with his E-Wing! As you can see here, over confident, that same E-Wing is about to bite off more than it can chew...|
|Thus starts the Falcon's multi-turn run of hauling ass to engage the 'regular' TIE fighters.|
|Whilst moving first, the Rebel ships on the other flank are easily out maneuvered. Luckily the hawk had a turret.|
|The CR90 is on its last legs, and the YT is on the edge of range of the regular ties, whilst still firing behind at the phantoms with its turret (and still, to no avail).|
|The CR90 goes BOOM! and the Headhunters follow suit. The Hawk quickly pops whilst the YT makes a run for the table edge. Sadly, hopelessly out gunned, it never makes it...|
Trying to split 50 points each or so to myself, my GF and Chikar was a mistake. Apparently had I taken Han solo and buffed the Falcon all to hell, I could have easily taken down the Phantoms according to my opponent. In a normal sized game you're only likely to face 1 phantom which is a good thing, otherwise X-Wing could quickly devolve into a 40k-like game of: 'I have more broken models than you, I win!' which has been my complaint here of late. The guy using them admitted it was a 'dick list' but then again he was expecting to face experienced players (though unlike his team mate he didn't switch lists when he found out...). Oh well, its all still just a learning experience at this point, and I was ignored till the CR90 was all but dead. Still, if anything it convinced me to shove the CR90 waaaay down on my list of X-Wing priorities.
Speaking of new toys, Rob gave me an early birthday present in the form of the Millennium Falcon! So awesome! I can't wait to convert it into a different YT-1300. I've been checking out various paint jobs and conversions online,so am pretty sure that I know what I want to do (conversion wise anyways, paint, not so much), but I'll leave that for a later post.