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.
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→
Paul La Rue is the winner of the recent Regionals in Calgary held at the Sentry Box. He was nice enough to write a batrep for Dockingbay416. It’s published below, along with some pictures of the tournament.
This is a quick recap of my first regionals experience of 2016. My son and I travelled down to Calgary for another great Sentry Box event. We arrived a bit before 9:00am and were finished around 12:30am (the next day!) which made for one very long day. I started to have flashbacks of a 2015 Worlds brutally long day. Had I known I’d play all the way to the final table I might have chosen a different list; luckily I brought my Imperial Crackswarm which proved a good choice. I was running
Omega Squad x2
Black Squad x3 all with Crackshot.
*a few of the photos below were taken from The Dragon Guelph’s Twitter page @dragonguelph
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→
Fair warning this is a very long Store Championship report, that begins quite a bit earlier then last weekend. If you are just looking for lists and stats, here is the tournament on List Juggler.
Over the past 6 months or so I have been making ample use of the Wave 7 EPT Crack Shot. I love how it pushes through damage to get results even out of a puny 2 Red Dice ship.
When it was originally released last August it was greeted with a universal “Meh.” Mid September however, it received an FAQ entry that triggered after the compare results step, which was a real game changer, forcing your opponent to overspend their defensive tokens or else you might just ‘Crack’ on through a hit if they just have enough canceling dice to stop your attack. More ramblings of a crack addict after the jump. Continue reading CHASING A PLAQUE, FUELED BY CRACK→
I’ve been playing x-wing in the local competitive scene for just over two years and I’ve had a few pretty good tournament wins, including a store championship last year. After attending the 2015 regionals I ended up pretty burnt out on playing and packed my stuff away for a while. The release of “The Force Awakens” brought in a bunch of new players, including a co-worker of mine who asked me to show him the ropes for competitive play. Always happy to teach people to play, I jumped back in and decided to attend a couple of tournaments as well.
Having been out of the game for over half a year I was pretty out of date on the meta, and honestly wasn’t all too familiar with the new releases. I jumped in head first and decided to bring my former winning list, BBBBZ, to a store champs. I proceeded to have my absolute worst tournament record ever, helped along quite noticeably by TLT carriers. I’ve attended a lot of casual game nights since then, trying out a variety of lists and trying to learn about the current state of the game.Continue reading Battle Report: X-Planet Games X-Wing Store Championship→
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→
So today, I partook in a small X-Wing tournament at Black Knight Games, which was my first tournament in a few months. Due to the casual 100 point games on Tuesday being almost entirely replaced by the Hamilton group’s version of the x-wing co-op campaign, I had very little practice with any of the wave 7 ships. As fun as the campaign is (I recommend it), I knew that I’d either have to cook something up on the spot, or fall back on stuff I was familiar with.
When I find a list I really like, I tend to keep it in mind, specifically for situations like this. The ones that most quickly came to mind were a Krassis list that I had always loved, but hadn’t pulled out in a few waves, a solid Jan list with Biggs and two generics, and a brots list featuring autoblaster and accuracy corrector to guarantee two hits that can’t be evaded and didn’t need modifiers.