Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Victory (class) is mine!

o/

As I mentioned in my last post, Screech brought over his vast Armada collection and after a quick rules crash course, challenged me via the starter scenario...

Anyone who's run this scenario knows the set-up, so here we see turn one already in progress (i.e.: I forgot to take a set-up photo).
Go forth little TIE Fighters, either glory or your doom awaits you....
1st blood!
Sadly, it was their doom, not glory as the Rebel's Vermillion Squadron not only went first but was assisted by a full-on broadside coming from the Nebula class frigate.
That's my boy!
Concentrate firepower into the Nebula's starboard side!!!
With 1 hit point left it was time to move, and (quote) 'You could ram me, and because you're 'that kind of player' you will ram me and its dead. Crap.'
For the Glory of the Empire!!! Actually no, here we see the last few TIE fighters dying...
Ah yes, that oh-so-typical scene you see in battle reports about Armada, the Corvette behind the Victory. Concentrating forward firepower unfortunately amounted to very little as the lasers were obliterated by the VSD's engine wash...
The TIE fighters are all dead, sad face.
Unable to slow boat it, or simply wanting the game to end, the Corvette comes alongside for an exchange of broadsides which...
...ends in predictable fashion.

Yes, he: let the Wookie win (and yes, that's applicable as my beard is going on 2 months or so w/o a trim...). The game was fun and I wouldn't mind getting a small fleet of my own, however for the foreseeable future there's no budget for that. Luckily, Screech has 5 VSDs, 2 Gladiators, hordes of TIE fighters, 3-D printed alternate ships, 2 Nebulas, 3 (or maybe more) CR90s, and another horde of Rebel Fighters, so purchases by me are not required.

:-)

5 comments:

Waaargh Pug said...

What are those gaming mats? They look really nice.

Glad you liked it!

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks! They're the 3'x 3' Gale force 9 mats we bought for x-wing. The one thing he forgot was his huge 6'x 4' space mat.

Screech said...

Actually, the inventory is...

4 Gladiator-class
5 Victory-class
2 Assault Frigate Mk IIs
3 CR90s
3 Nebulon-Bs
8 TIE Advanced squadrons
8 TIE Bomber squadrons
32 TIE Fighter squadrons
8 TIE Interceptor squadrons
4 A-wing squadrons
4 B-wing squadrons
12 X-wing squadrons
4 Y-wing squadrons
and a bunch of resin/3D-printed alternative models...

And then there's wave 2...of which there will likely be 2 Imperial Raiders, an Imperial-class, and maybe even an MC30 and MC80 down the road. It's too bad I don't like this game...

Da Masta Cheef said...

So...Can i just check what I want off of this list and then you'll give it to me for Christmas?

Screech said...

About that...