Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Imperial Knight: 3/5

Imperial Knight number 3 of 5 is finished. I just need to get some base work done and he will be ready for the tabletop. I'm looking forward to trying the Adamantine Lance formation this week. A friend wanted some practice for an upcoming tournament at the end of March. I hope his sphincter is prepared to receive the awesomeness that is 3x Imperial Knights with re-rollable saves.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

X-wing: Store Championships and Scum and Villainy

X-wing season has a tight grip on my soul right now. I took part in the league at my FLGS and went on to play in two store championship tournaments in the area. One at Fantasy Books and Games and one at Realms of Gaming in Troy.  I had no idea Realms of Gaming even existed until a few friends from the league said they were going to play in the store tournament there. Discovering this store was pretty huge for me. Turns out its only 15 minutes from where I live. While the store doesn't do Warhammer, they do play X-wing every Thursday. It's always nice to have more gaming options since having a family can sometimes change the nights I have open for gaming.

It had been a long time since I played X-wing. The last time was back in July when the X-wing league first started at Fantasy Books and Games. I decided I would pick up where I left off and run the list I was using back then with some minor tweaks.

My List:
(HWK-290) Roark Garnet, Recon Specialist, Blaster Turret, Shield Upgrade
(B-wing) Blue Squadron Pilot
(B-wing) Blue Squadron Pilot
(X-wing) Garven Dreis

I absolutely love this list. I know there's a lot of hate out there for the HWK-290 and thats partially why I wanted to keep the ship in my list. Everyone seems to think the ship is underpowered and awkward but the synergy between Garven and Roark is fantastic. If for some reason Roark can't Focus during his turn, Garven can still get a token to him. This is very important since Roark can't fire his blaster turret without at least 1 focus token. I also figured I'd be facing a ton of the new Tie Phantoms and would need Roark's ability to get shots on them before they re-cloaked. I went 3-1 in the league and figured that this would be my list for the store Tournaments. Surely no one would suspect the awesomeness that is the HWK-290. For my participation and placement in the league I got a Tie Bomber pilot alternate art card, a Han Solo alternate art card, and an acrylic Cloaking token for Tie Phantoms.

Game summaries after the jump.