- Most numerous ships were: IG88's, followed by Firesprays and Donuts
- No A, B or X-Wings.
- No Decimators
- Only 1 Phantom
- Only 2 lists with Interceptors (including mine)
- A fun list with 3 x Tie Advanced.
- Only 3 lists with Twin Laser Turrets each with only 2 Y-Wings sporting them,
The event overall confirmed that Interceptors are my favourite ships and that the Shuttle while fun to have sucks balls on the table.
|My opponent in Game 1 - 3 big ships with no cards or upgrades on any of them|
|Sootir & Turr go after the Hounds Tooth while the Shuttle gets in the way of the other 2 ships and absorbs punishment|
|At this stage its looking good I've stripped all the shields off the Hounds Tooth and reduced it to a single hull point, but the Shuttle has taken a real hammering|
vs. 2 Kiraz fighters & Kath Scarlet
|Its nice when a plan comes together - the Kiraz fighters are both beyond Range 3 and a long way behind me and I have all 3 of my ships lined up to take out Kath|
vs. Kath Scarlet and 2 x TLT Y-Wings
|Playing Alan Wong who is such a nice guy I wasn't really paying attention to what I was doing and completely stuffed up all of my opening moves with Soontir and Turr|
vs. HWK & Cavill with TLT + 2 Y-Wings with the Autoblaster Title combo
|It took me till Game 4 but I finally started playing properly. This was a highly enjoyable game not just because I won but because of the dog fighting and arc dodging that dominated the last 30 minutes or so.|
So as stated another fun event. The Nationals in Auckland this year seem like they will attract a very large field 50+ players, I did hear a lot of grumblings about its organisation though. Given the age of the X-Wing tournament scene in NZ though any lapses here are perhaps understandable. FOW/WHFB have been running events for a long time so have gotten an extremely good system going.
Cerberus as usual were fantastic hosts. I picked up some spot prize bling (ship card sleeves with the Emperor on the back - very cool) and spent some dosh to grab a HWK. Will most certainly be heading back down for whatever events Cerberus runs in the future.