Most of the games I play, I don’t have much of a plan. I just go with the flow of the game, adjusting as the game progresses. Yet sometimes, having a plan and applying it will provide you with some real satisfaction. I started playing four B-Wings over at Nationals losing in the Top 8 to Grish by not adhering to my initial plan. Had I stayed true to it, the result could have been greatly different. What I did take away from Nationals was that I did like the challenge of playing the 4 Bs. Continue reading You came in here and you didn’t have a plan for getting out?
The 2015 Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Store Championship at Just By Chance Games in Waterloo, Ontario was, in my humble opinion, a rousing success! There were 22 players (compared to the 6 in the last tournament). Of that number, 16 were playing as rebels. Continue reading The Battle of Waterloo, Store Championship Report 2015
As one of the earliest Store Championships of the season I thought it might be useful to get some insight into the state of the meta over in Calgary.
I was able to get one of the other staff members to be the main TO, allowing me to actually play in the event and just be the main Rules Judge if necessary. The fact that I hadn’t played a single game of X-Wing in the previous two months (December in retail can be a little hectic as you may imagine) meant that I was a little rusty and not exactly up on the details of the current meta but I threw a list together anyway. Continue reading The Sentry Box Store Championship Report
First let me introduce myself. I go by Vuud on the Forums and am from Ottawa/Gatineau. I have been playing X-Wing since it was released back in 2012. When wave 2 came out, I won my first tournament at a Kessel Run event. I then played in the 2013 Regionals which were being held in Montreal. A big total of 6 players showed up! I finished second running dual HLC Firesprays along with Howlrunner. Then I didn’t play until Gen Con 2013. Even though I played like a newb I made it to the Top 4 using the same outdated squad from Regionals. At that time, there was not much of a community here in Ottawa/Gatineau. With the help of Jeffrey Dunford (whom I traveled with to Gen Con), Erik Pichette and Jean Latreille, we started a series of tournaments we called Trench Runs using the Wave 3 ships we brought back from Gen Con as prizes. Our community was kickstarted in style! Continue reading What’s it’s like to lose to R2-EQ
After winning the Winnipeg Regional tournament with a Tie Bomber list I received a lot of questions about how I pulled that off. I was also asked about why I ran bombers in the first place, so I thought I’d write about it.
Possibly my most fun moment with running a TIE bomber squad was signing into the Regional. As I handed over my list a few people looked at it and chuckled. At least one person said “maybe nobody explained the game to him”.
Hello everyone! (Sorry for my English…)
I went to my very first Escalation Tournament this last weekend and I wanted to report my day. First of all, it is a very fun and interesting format. The thing about increasing the size and strength of your build after each match is thrilling.
Hey folks! My names Joe, and i must confess I’m a Rebel, and an A-Wing fanatic.
My love affair with this awesome little ship started when i first began playing. It was a dark time, full of mystery and X-Wing was just getting its legs under it. Continue reading A-wings, and my experience with those little space kayaks of doom
This weekend was an exciting one for me in my world of X-Wing, it was my first chance at an Escalation Style Tournament. I had only heard about them from more seasoned players and never thought I’d get the chance to play in one. Luckily for me, the “FoodHammer” organizers thought it was the perfect format for their charity event.
As one of the five Canadian Regionals winners I decided to make the trip to Hamilton for the Canadian Nationals and I’ve been asked to provide my thoughts on the event. But I’m getting ahead of myself – I’ll start with a little background: Continue reading How to not win the Canadian Nationals