Poe Dameron, Trigger-Happy Flyboy, Resistance General, and son of Rebel A-Wing Ace Shara Bey (though we only have her in the ARC-170 which is silly). Based on lore alone, he should be one of the best pilots in the game and an auto-include in all Resistance lists. Alas, t’is not to be… So why is… Read More Poe Dameron: Building A Better Flyboy
Not too long ago, I wrote a blog article about the Squadrons Format and proposed an expansion that would bring the remaining five factions into play, to ensure that everyone had an opportunity to take part. The idea sparked some discussion about what could be changed, but without any real opportunity to test my theories,… Read More Expanding the Squadrons Format
I’ve been playing a fair amount on Table Top Simulator since Coronavirus swept into the limelight and the local store closed. Leagues, tournaments, pick-up games; you name it, I’ve given it a go. Recently, however, I’ve started to scale back: money is getting a little tight, and I’ve had to take a job working evenings… Read More Quarantine Listbuilding: Missed Opportunities
In a change from the usual programming in which I complain about losing games, today I’m going to start a series of upgrades in X-Wing that I think are fun but are possibly under-utilised by players either due to their price, a lack of utility, or just not fitting with the list they had in… Read More Torpedoes Away – A Look at Proton Torpedoes
So the name gives it away, this isn’t going to be a tale of heroic victory over a superior foe. In fact, given I’d panic-submitted the Andy Brazier Outmaneuver Aces (which is what I’m calling it) and was going to be facing two large TURRET ships, I think the result was likely a forgone conclusion… Read More Kyber Cup Round One – Kaztastrophe!
Four T-70s have done reasonably well so far as a hard reset of my X-Wing brain, but the week before last I had an absolutely awful day with them which made me rethink my strategy for competitive X-Wing. Simpler might be better, but it’s also less fun and probably causes more emotional paid when variance… Read More Submarining with a Smile!
So, Barnes & Noble did it again; releasing stuff before the official “street date” as part of an alleged deal with their distributor, don’t you love big business? Despite having a Fireball pre-ordered with my FLGS like a good loyal hobbyist, I ended up acquiring another one anyway (who knows, flying two might be fun)… Read More Great Ball of Fire!
It’s January 10th, 2020; a new era of X-Wing 2.0 has arrived. The points update occurred 22 hours ago with the announcement of a fully curated Hyperspace list for the first half of 2020, to vastly mixed emotion worldwide – some love it, some hate it. There are people jumping for joy, and others throwing… Read More January Points Change: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
I wasn’t actually going to write an entry this week, mainly because I believe everyone is fed up with me talking about four T-70s and how I don’t feel at all prepared for the System Open at PAX Unplugged on Friday; I was going to do a writeup for that next week, followed by a… Read More Organised Play – Changes Ahead?
It’s been three days since the announcement regarding the change to the System Open format, two weeks prior to the first System Open in the new season: PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia. Personally I was hoping for an announcement of new and interesting prize support, but what we got went far beyond that… FFG have turned… Read More System Open Series: They Did What?