Earlier here I wrote an article on how I was trying to build a ‘Manaroo Aces’ type list. After months of this being my primary list, I feel as if I have a final review on my experiences.
I didn’t find it easy coming up with a list to bring to Worlds as the meta had shifted ever since the newest errata came out. If you were an Imperial player like me, you “should fly” Defenders. I agree it makes sense, but I’m not one for playing a meta list. I’m also a dedicated Soontir Fel player, which often gets me ridiculed. Keeping with a favourite ship makes me believe that I’ll continue to have fun playing this game. Besides, Defenders are way too predictable and boring, I find. Continue reading Star Wars X-Wing Worlds Battle Report
With Manaroo becoming more and more prominent in the meta, mostly with her part in the dangerous Dengaroo combo, and her similarities to the Palp shuttle, its seemed very possible that Manaroo with two Scum Aces would become a thing. As a fan both of Scum, and of Palp Aces, I’ve decided to do some theoretical work on this possibility.
My first experience with Dengaroo was at the 401 Regionals in Toronto and already excellently chronicled here by SP3NC3R. I’m the guy who lost three TIEs in a round. Not my best moment, but I saw what was coming and just swung the elegant sledgehammer that is the TIE Swarm head on at it and just bounced. The rest of the game I just sat there in shock.
That was the first time I saw Dengaroo and the last time I’ve lost to it. Continue reading I beat Dengaroo and so can YOU!
Hey all, Drew “Wilee” Edgar here!
I tend to push the idea that every Imperial ship has a role to play, and that when a ship doesn’t fill a specific role clearly then there’s usually some sign of imbalance. The TIE Advanced, before it had the X1 title, was one such example. Everything it brought to the table something else could do better.
While the First Order ships are minor deviants to this theory, they still do fulfill a given combat role and are spiritual equivalents. TIE/fo is just a beefier TIE fighter with upgradability and still is the spammy bully or disposable ace, and the upcoming Upsilon-class shuttle will be a Lambda on steroids. But what is the TIE/sf? Continue reading TIE/sf – Where does it fit in?
As I continue to receive such overwhelmingly positive feedback from my report last week I’m back with a follow up.
Part Deux: The Revenge of the Dice
I ran the exact same Crack Shot carrying A-wing list again for the final Store Championship of the season at Dueling Grounds in Toronto.
My Squad of Crack Aces:
Green Squad A-wing w/Crack Shot, Adaptability, A-wing Test Pilot, Chadaran Refit and Autothrusters x 5
Continue reading Green Crack goes up in Smoke
One of the most fun parts of X-Wing for me is building a list. I can sit at a list builder for a half hour, play around with combos, come up with one list I deem usable, and regret nothing. I’ve even caught some of the most successful players around me totally off-guard. Two memorable combos come to mind for me. One of which, a cover for Dash’s donut hole, will be covered in a later blog discussing simply that ship. This one however will be dedicated to a brobots build that has proven to be almost perfect for my playstyle.
*a few of the photos below were taken from The Dragon Guelph’s Twitter page @
I’ll preface this report by saying that I’m a total newbie at competitive X-Wing. My fiancée and I picked up 2 core sets, the Millennium Falcon and the Slave 1 in mid-2015. We played a few rounds, then moved on to other things. As a total Star Wars geek, I had quietly picked up some other ships here and there, mainly because they looked cool (Decimator), but for the most part, never had any intention of taking the game off of the kitchen table. Then in early January, my buddy Patrick texts me a photo of an X-Wing collection he’d recently acquired and asked if I wanted to play. Game on. Continue reading Riding Triple Toilet Seats to Victory
Some of you may have already read NeverBetTheFett’s Article which is by my friend NeverBetTheFett. If you haven’t, make sure you read it as well.
Not sure when he started calling me “The Professor” but I guess it stems from my creative list building. I try not to run Meta Lists as I find them boring. Meta Lists are those that have won multiple tournaments or placed well at multiple tournaments. I like to run different lists that in some cases are a lot more fun to run. I have been wanting to run a double decimator list for a while now but had so much fun running other lists I never got around to it until recently. Continue reading Double Decimators Does it Again!
I recently had come off of some disappointing losses at some major tournaments and like most people I put part of the blame on my green dice. I realize that the odds of successfully rolling a blank on an 8-sided x-wing die are 37.5 :1 (Never tell me the odds!), but that rarely seems the case for me. In one game where I actually kept track, I rolled one evade and two focuses on 19 consecutive green dice rolls! Continue reading Win Like Flint’s: Or How I Learned to Love Not Rolling Green Dice