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.
I decided on Captain Oicunn and Rear Admiral Chiraneau. I wanted them to be equal in value as well. Some folks will tell you that large based ships are useless without Engine Upgrade. Not enough points in this build as Oicunn is 42 points without any upgrades and Chiraneau is 46 points. In order for the list to be effective they have to hit and hit hard and fast.
This is why I went with VI(EPT) and Darth Vader(Crew) on Chiraneau. This was designed to take care of “Aces” like Whisper, Echo, Soontir and the like. It also helps later in the game to deal with other ships.
With Oicunn I settled on Predator(EPT) and Gunner(Crew). With his ability you tend to want him to bang into other ships to make them suffer damage which leaves you without an action so Predator fits nicely and since he is a PS4, Gunner helps him hit if he isn’t successful on his first attack.
NeverBetTheFett , my son Michael and I were having a conversation about the game and lists at a casual game night at Hobby Kingdom in Burlington and I decided to share my list with him after he jokingly asked me what he should run at the Flint’s Store Championship. I was a little surprised he actually ran it and I know he doesn’t regret it since he won the Store Championship with it.
Forward now to my local Store Championship at Phoenix Rising in St. Catharines.
The tournament was limited in size due to the fact that there were 2 other tournaments running that day. We ended up having 14 preregistered players show up.
Game 1 – against Trevor running Kenkirk with Ysanne, Moff Jerjerrod and some sort of torpedoes with 2 plain Royal Guard Tie Interceptors. I called this “Lucifers List” since it was 3 PS6 ships.
I won this game 100-50 as I had suffered half damage on each of my decimators. i took out his interceptors first as I set up opposite his Kenkirk.
Game 2 – Against Kyle running Poe with Predator, Autothrusters and R5P9, Gold with TLT, Gold with TLT and R2 and a bandit.
I won this game 100-50 as well. I took out the Y-wings and Z95 first and then concentrated on Poe. If I remember correctly I lost Oicunn but Chiraneau remained mostly untouched. I lost Oicunn while he still had 2 severely damaged Y-wings and Poe on the table so I was pleased that Chiraneau was able to finish them all off.
Game 3 – Against my son Michael running another list of mine – Omega Leader with Juke and Comm Relay, Patrol Leader with Darth Vader and Omicron Group Pilot with Emperor Palpatine and Fire Control Systems. This one could have gone either way but I was fortunate enough to crit him with Blinded Pilots at opportune times. I won this game 100-50 as well.
Game 4 – final of the 4 round no top cut tournament. Against Josh who was running Brobots B and C. B had Mangler Cannon and C had Heavy Laser Cannon. They had auto thrusters, fire control systems,etc.
I won this one 100-25. I forced him to either land or fly over debris fields a few times which ended up being his demise. Chiraneau Vadered Brobot B for the killshot and Oicunn bumped Brobot C for the killshot to end the game.
This is a really fun list to fly (in my opinion anyway). You don’t care about green dice. I rolled 3 green dice the whole day and rolled only 1 evade – lol. As NeverBetTheFett mentioned, the games are rather quick. You either kill them quick or they can kill you quick.
When I made the list I didn’t see anyone else with it on Squadron Builder and there is no mention of anything similar on Mini ranker either so I’m pretty sure it was an original list. Either way, I haven’t seen or heard anyone running anything similar.
Large Ships are still viable in the current meta! Even with the half points nerf they received. I was originally quite vocally against the nerf even though I rarely ran any large base turret ships but I must say I love the list diversity we have seen at tournaments since the nerf and since TLT came out. It used to be a rock, paper scissors meta but has turned into more of a rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock meta now and I really like it.
If you have fun playing the game and enjoy flying the build you bring then you will always be a winner in this game. Sometimes that results in winning some prizes too which is just icing on the cake!
Do I think this list is viable? Of course it is. Would I run it again? Well, if you know me you know I probably won’t. I am always coming up with new lists. My son and I will be going to Black Knight Games’ Store Championship coming up which should be right after wave 8 is released. I already have some awesome builds for wave 8 upgrades and ships and 2 of them will be debuted at the Store Championship at Black Knight Games in Hamilton by the 2 of us.