Uhhh Guys, I think the Force Awakened Sucked…

I’ve been mulling it over in my brain for quite some time, and I hate to say it, but the Force Awakens sucked! I think this review by J. Olson hits the nail on the head.

For the first ten minutes of J.J. Abrams’ “The Force Awakens” – ten beautiful, perfect minutes – it seems as though “Star Wars” may finally be back.

First, the opening crawl.

Inveterate Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has gone missing. His sister Leia (Carrie Fisher), now a General, leads the Resistance against the First Order, an offshoot of the long-defunct Empire. Continue reading Uhhh Guys, I think the Force Awakened Sucked…

Imperial Assault Regional Championship 2016

Imperial Assault is a game I got into more-or-less on a whim. I keep an active online “Wishlist” for my family (who are not gamers) and my wife picked up the core set for me for Christmas when it first came out. Not even two years later, Imperial Assault now completely occupies my “main game” slot.

Like all expandable games, Imperial Assault has gone through its initial period with limited options but now the game is really starting to hit its stride in terms of diverse options for tournament squads. The local scene for Imperial Assault is small but dedicated and we had nine people show up at Black Knight Games (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) this past Saturday for the second regional championship event of 2016 in the greater Toronto area. Here is a quick summary of who attended and the themes of their lists: Continue reading Imperial Assault Regional Championship 2016

The road to win the Quebec Regional

The road to win the Quebec Regional.

This is the long story of how I manage to win the Quebec Regional that happened on Saturday 2nd of July.

First of all, I’m a French Canadian, so English is not my primary language. I apologies for all the grammar and syntax mistakes I will surely do!!!

That Regional was held in Quebec city, in the province of Quebec, in Canada. For those of you who have no idea where it is, it is north of New-York. So, hot in summer and cold with tons of snow in winter. Continue reading The road to win the Quebec Regional

401 Games Regional Report

Getting ready

Preparing for a big regional championship is a lot of fun.  In the current meta it was a bit stressful trying to find a list that could adequately handle triple U-boats, Palp Aces and crack swarms; talk about the full spectrum of lists there.  I have had good success with Soontir Fel in the past, flying him to a Canadian national championship last year, and winning a small store tourney with him last month.  I had decided to go with a standard Palp aces build, of the ‘Howard’ version to be specific. 

The night before the tournament, I was afraid that I would just be terribly bored flying this list . So I panicked.  I’d played around on Vassal with some Dengar/Manaroo lists and the morning of the tournament I quickly play tested a couple more games against myself on Vassal, packed up my stuff and headed out.  I brought both lists with me, but ultimately decided that I’d have way more fun flying the Dengar/Manaroo list than boring old Palp aces, and so I dove into the largest tournament I’ve ever played in with a list I’ve never played on the table before.  I flew: Continue reading 401 Games Regional Report

Prototype Toronto League – Season 4 Recap

Docking Bay 416 recently featured an article on the Prototype Toronto League (PTL) – a local, casual X-wing group that has grown to 100+ members since summer ’15. I somehow ended up as this past season’s champ, so the League Boss punished me by asking for a write-up on my experience since joining the league. Continue reading Prototype Toronto League – Season 4 Recap

Winnipeg, Manitoba 2016 X-Wing Winning Regional Battle Report

Hello Everyone:

I am Alan from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

I recently completed my third regional tournament to date and am happy to say that for once, I did ok. Well better than ok: I came in first. Not too proud per se because as much skill that I like to think that I have, my first place finish owed much to a great deal of luck and good timing.  But let’s start at the beginning. Continue reading Winnipeg, Manitoba 2016 X-Wing Winning Regional Battle Report