So Dash and Miranda. The date is Saturday the 29th. of July i went to one of the copenhagen store championships, which where held in Tåstrup in a Culture building called Kulturhuset. Where there are room for us X-wingers.
Faraos Cigarer Shop in Copenhagen
What did you play?
And you can read all about my expectations and my list right here.!
But let me first say before I start with the round writeup this was one of the Store Championships i Played in with one of THE most exciting matches. But more on that later in this post.
This is also one of the better venues for Store Championship in the area. and i must say, Some X-wing players tend to forget things. And maybe break a peg or two. Which is where i come in handy. And i borrow stuff out and just a Shout Out to people borrowing things i never experienced such honesty i actually never NOT got my stuff back, so im happy with the community as it is now. And hopefully it will continue the same way for years.
Well it stems back to my first ever ‘large’ tournament. It was the 2013 UK Nationals, where if memory serves we were 64 players. After that tourney, I promised myself to start running the best tourneys I could.
How many years have you been TO’ing?
Since 2013 I guess now. So basically as long as X Wing has been growing.
Are you looking forward to be TO/Marshall at Yavin Open?
Of course. I’ve an amazing team again this year, and I’m sure it’ll be a huge success.
Is it demanding to be the TO/Marshall at such a big tournament?
Of course. That said, most of the hard work is done before the tourney gets off the ground. Thankfully FFG changed the structures for events to differentiate the different roles at tourneys, so my stress level goes way down.
That said, there’s always things that don’t go to plan on the day. I have a somewhat unique style of Marshalling, I put a lot of trust and faith in my judges, so I’m able to focus on making sure everyone is having a good time.
What are your expectations ?
Yavin 2017 is going to be a bit smaller than 2016, but I suspect it’ll be no less busy. We have three hangar bay events running concurrently with the main tournament. Competition is going to be fierce, as the big prize is the trip to Florida.
Any thought on yavin yet?
It’s shaping up to be an amazing event. I’m sure everyone will be happy!
What Meta do you think will be at Yavin?
Really hard to say, as there’s so many new toys coming. I suspect Triple Defenders are going to be a thing this year though, as will Rebel Regen…but all depends on if we get the last Wave X releases before the date.
What are your thoughts on the new Tournament structure from FFG (if played Long)
Which one? There’s been several :), I think the overall changes in the last couple of updates have been good, especially the elimination of draws. Total round length of 75mins (which now includes setup) is handy for keeping things on track.
Who inspire you to be TO/marshall Etc ?
The players of the game. I want to make sure everyone who ever attends one of my events walks away with a positive experience!
The U-wing, is a ship from the newest Movie, in the Star Wars Universe Rogue One, in Rogue One, the U-wing is a troop transporter, that you see the rebels, utilize on the Beach, when coming to help “Rogue One” This is a ship that got its own title, where it can change, wing positions and gain bonus if the wings are pointing backwards or forward.
And you can buy it right here.
How is the U-wing Dial?
The U-wing Dial is actually Quite Good with only one red maneuver which is the 0, so just like YV666 and The Imperial Shuttle it can hold its ground if it is not stressed. Other than that it has 6 greens which is straight 1 and 2 and bank 1 and 2, so got a fairly good opportunity to get rid of stress from the 0 move, this ship is a bit fast as it can go 4 straight to get fast across the board, it is a large Ship so it will seem very fast, and ofc. With Engine upgrade, you could boost your ship further across.
The downside to this, dial is the possibility to turn, so you will not out run ships, with this dial, it is similar to the Empire Shuttle but this is more agile, as it does not have any reds except for the 0 maneuver.
Is the U-Wing Competitive?
Well I haven’t played it competitive yet, The ship has 3 attack, 1 agility, 4 hull and 4 Shields, but I can see some possibilities, with Cassian Andor or Bodhi Rook, those are both, very good support pilots, one is removing stress, and the other basically makes it easy, to take target lock all over the board, even if your ships are spread and scattered. And if you are going for an elite pilot talent, remember ONLY Cassian Andor is able to take one.
I could see maybe a build like this with Bodhi Rook
Bodhi Rook (25), Sensor Jammer (4), Pivot Wing(0) and Kanan Jarrus(3), which is 32 points worth of support ship, that makes it easier to take target lock.
So maybe consider, it to paired with anything, that can shoot torpedoes or missiles, and then use Kanan, to remove stress from ships around it also. The sensor jammer is just, a good survivability card.
And remember the U-Wing can take Target Lock and Focus which are the standard actions for this ship.
What Is the U-wing weaknesses as I see it?
As I see it the weakness, is ofc the 1 agility defense Die, you can boost that, with the title, but still is a weakness, and I would personally, classify it as a weakness, that this ship is a large ship, ofc it carry quite a big load, of infantry in the movies, but I don’t know about it being a large ship, when we compare it, to ships on small bases that in my opinion should be large ships, like the K wing and the TIE punisher.
If you liked This post you can also see my TIE striker Post right here
The TIE striker is a ship, first seen in the new Rogue One movie, it is another TIE(twin Ion Engine) ship from The Empire, and is a part of wave 10, for the Star Wars: X wing miniature game, and already after the movie, someone would make fun of this ship, because it can actually, flap its wings like a bird, so there was, much fun in that, it was a mini cartoon make for YouTube I think, but nevertheless us X wing players have it as a playable ship in our fleet now that is has arrived to the stores.
So if you live in Denmark, you can buy it at Dragons Lair, Just click the Banner for a direct Link to the TIE striker.
The TIE Striker Move Dial, is it good?
This is actually a decent dial, it is not a fast ship, you can’t go 4 or 5 forward in the first turn, so this is actually one of The Empire small ships that you actually can slow play with, unless it is a small ship like bombers, but first agile ship you can slow play with, you got all the 1’s which is super great for maneuverability.
You your 2’s all of them which also adds to the TIE striker maneuverability, and bank 3 and straight 3 on top of that.
So your move is quite good to get around corners and ships, combined with the barrel roll you got a nice combination for moving around you could maybe put engine upgrade (insert link here with popup )on the the ship, but that might just be overkill and not so good spend 4 point, all I say is that you could.
Will the TIE Striker be a competitive Ship?
That is a good question and I cannot tell yet, I think someone will field in a tournament, but if it is any good on the tournament scene, I could not say at this point, but I can see some opportunities, in the ship and the maneuverability, and when you field.
You will have 4 attack dices, so maybe combined, with Veteran Instincs, then I think this would do very well with the survivability, and you could take the title Adaptive Ailerons, and do the “free” boost before you move, ofc. you would have to take that boost, that could be a minor setback in some situations.
I Did see a fun combination when i was playing in Faraos Cigar in Copenhagen, where you would Field a PS 4 TIE Striker like this
He Then had Echo, and Whisper besides him, always taking Evade, with those 2 and that would, eventually in most cases, give 2 extra attack Dices to this black squadron, it was a fun list to play against.
What is the TIE Striker’s Weakness as I see it?
The weakness of the TIE striker, will in my opinion, be the agility of 2, and only 4 hull, this ship needs to stay out of arc, and really be aware, of where the opponents ships, are hiding, because this ship is fragile out of the box.
But ofc. you can make it stronger, by using some of the very nice upgrade cards out there, as I described before, and that is where, I will say that this ship, need its upgrades to survive, but think someone will try, to field a swarm of these with no special upgrade cards on them.
You could actually field, 5 of them in one squad, even more, if you take a pilot skill, lower than 4, so I am sure that there, will be small swarms of these out there, at least just for fun, and I am sure someone, might go for a crack swarm of these, or maybe even, with a small support ship, by its side who knows, there are some creative people, out there in the x wing community.