Well, after 2 super busy weeks, things are slowing back down to normal. Slow enough for us to make it to the FLGS for the first time in about a month! Showing up with X-Wing, 6 of us decided to all go in on an epic game but...nobody brought a star field of any sort to play on. Not even a tape measure to measure out a playing space (we're X-Wing players, we don't need tape measures!).
So, borrowing one from an Infinity player, I found a pegboard of the approximate size for a 'normal' game, pried it from the wall (velcro FTW!) and we used that. We probably should have used something larger but what the hell, everyone likes bumper cars right?
On the Imperial side was my GF with Vader, and 2 Interceptors which I dubbed 'The God Squad'. Imperial Recruitment/Archon Voril with a TIE Phantom, and several TIEs, and finally Screech with a TIE swarm which had Howl Runner and Dark Curse.
On the Rebellion side we had myself with Lando piloting the Scarlet Harlot, a HWK-290 and a Gold Squadron Y-Wing, the center was Bob with Luke, Biggs and Corran, and our right was Kushial with another Lando (someone was an impostor...) flying the Millennium Falcon, and a pair of Green Squadron A-Wings.
As per the norm, what follows is a bunch of lousy iPhone pics with a running commentary which will function as a half-assed battle report...
|And this folks, is why they're the bad guys...|
|The lines collide quickly, except for the Y-Wing which heads off to support the center of our line.|
|Looks like the Y is about bite off more than it can chew...|
|That large base seems to have not been in the Imperial Academy's training book, resulting in a lot of bumping and grinding with the Falcon.|
|Still angry about a prior game where the HWK-290 all but escorted one of her TIEs off the board with its Ion cannon, my GF engages the HWK with extreme prejudice, resulting in the first kill of the game!|
|Biggs and Luke pop a TIE before heading off to tour the far side of the board...meanwhile the Y disintegrates under a overwhelming onslaught of fire!|
|A nice side-by-side view of the Harlot and the Falcon, both of whom were taking pot shots at Vader's TIE.|
|PULL UP!!! lol, the Harlot tries to avoid a Kamikazing TIE! Meanwhile Corran finishes off Vader!|
|Only to follow up that glorious kill with breaking up after clipping a TIE (a critical hit card caused this). Meanwhile Luke and Biggs decide to stop dicking around in the backfield and once again join the fight!|
|Not a good decision for Biggs, as he dies shortly after his return. That said, the TIEs have been noticeably thinned out.|
|The Harlot pops the last standard TIE, while the Millennium Falcon is on its last legs and Luke doesn't fare much better.|
|Oh fuck! Yeah, fly into some asteroids...that'll show em! With those two, guns blazing and in close pursuit, along with the Harlot hitting every stupid rock along the way, the Empire cleared the board and carries the day!|