Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Vader's Kite Club

If you've been reading this blog long you know that I prefer to not fly directly at my opponent.  More than anything, that is why I tend to play more Rebels than Imperials.  Unitl recently, the Rebels just had more ships where the primary firepower wasn't pointed straight ahead.  However, the release of the Arquitens really changes that.  The Imperials have some fun new options, so it's time to build a fleet to use them.  Let's see how well Vader can fly a kite.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ECM is not the answer...

In our local Corellian Conflict campaign one of the Imperial players is using a fleet with 2 ISDs.  He has twice run up against the Planetary Ion Cannon when assaulting a Rebel base and come out the worse for it.  The ISDs were just not tough enough to survive the assault.  Which seems opposite of what you might expect.

This has coincided with the recent release of Minister Tua giving the much coveted Defensive Retrofit upgrade to more Imperial ships.  I have seen many fleets using her to add ECM in an attempt to improve the durability of ISD-Is and VSDs.

This got me thinking about some of the reasons it can be challenging to play with Large base ships in Armada.  The biggest of those challenges being durability.  So, what can you do about that?  The more I thought on what I was seeing on the table, the more sure I was that ECM is not the answer.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Are the ads annoying?

I turned on ads on this blog back in December to see if they might supplement my gaming budget a little.  Turns out it may take over a year to have any real payout at my traffic level.

So, I've been questioning if they are worth it?  The site is already not always the most visually interesting thing.  How annoying are the ads to you as a reader?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Corellian Conflict - Turn 3

After sweeping the last round of games the Rebels were wondering if this is the week that the Empire would strike back?  It was time for another turn of the Dice Age Games Corellian Conflict Campaign.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

All Hail the X-Wing! - Best Escort (of Captial Ships) in Armada

After finding them a bit 'meh' when Armada was released I now love the X-wing.  I think that comes from finally learning how to use them as Escorts the right way.  Not for my other squadrons, but for my ships.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Video - Making the most of Gun Lines

It's been snowy weather around here and as I am a teacher, that's meant a couple of snow days.  This gave me the chance to put together another tactics video.  This time I share some of my experiences with using Rebel Gun Lines.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Corellian Conflict - Turn 2

We were all excited to be back at Dice Age for round 2 of the campaign.  The Imperials were eager to use their newly expanded fleets to conquer more territory, while the Rebels were concerned about having to field 2 fleets with scarred units.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Corellian Conflict - Turn 1

With everything setup it was time for the Rebels to launch their campaign to free the Corellian Sector from Imperial control.  Let's see how the opening moves went.

Corellian Conflict Setup

Last Monday saw the start of the Corellian Conflict at the local game store, Dice Age Games.  We have 6 players that are all really excited about getting going with the campaign.  I am going to be posting the progress of the campaign here on the blog, so you can follow along.