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
We’re going to do something a little different this week, a lore post based not on a pilot one can fly in the game, or even a ship chassis, but perhaps the second-most recognisable ship from the Star Wars franchise behind the Millenium Falcon: Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing, aka “Red Five”. During the Galactic Civil War,… Read More Behind the Statline: The Legend of “Red Five”
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
Further to my idea to expand the Squadrons format, I figured I should actually get a test game in myself to see how the format worked in practice rather than in theory. I was hanging out in the Hexiled Gaming Twitch waiting for a game to start, when Deathrain himself challenged me to a game… Read More Squadrons With Deathrain (Or Amateur Hour on Stream)
Week 4 pairings are up, and I am paired against Rob; a fellow British expat who now lives in Texas, something of a coincidence, no? The ban league had released Fire Control System, Wedge, Luke, Vader and other things from purgatory, but Poe remained. Worse, they banned Heroic. Without a viable I6 to counter things… Read More Going Rogue (Or How I Stopped Loving Rebels)
Interlude post while I wait for Game 1 of the “Jedi” Pod during the Liberty Squadron Ban League to talk about something I’ve been working on for a week or so now, since EA showed the gameplay trailer for Star Wars Squadrons being released this October. The Developers said they’d taken inspiration from the Miniatures… Read More Squadron Up!
As of last week, I was 2-0 with the two Defenders with a respectable MoV thanks to their tankiness and ability to points fortress. This left me not only top of the Crait Pod, but also top of the entire Ban League. Going into Week 3 would be something of an issue, however, as the… Read More Victory Over Crait!
It’s Week Two of the Liberty Squadron Ban League, and Defenders are still in. It’s also Week Two of spending my evenings shifting heavy boxes around at UPS from 4-10pm, so my opportunities to play local players are getting more limited. I can still get games in in the morning, but it means that winning… Read More Fly It While You Can!
The Liberty Squadron Ban List League started on Monday, and already a few players in my pod (and I assume other pods) have gotten their games in. It’s been refreshing to see and hear about some of the overlooked ships being played again, and I look forward to seeing what happens when more pilots are… Read More Add It To The Ban List!
This time last year, I was waking up to the first day of the rest of my life. Cliche’d as all hell, I know, but in this case it’s appropriate – I’d said goodbye to my friends and family, packed my things, and flown 3,500 miles to start a new life in New Jersey. To… Read More A Wargamer Abroad: One Year On