Monday, August 31, 2015

Out On Maneuvers - The Battle Line Pt 1

I don't think there was a single thing more influential on the pre-Disney Star Wars EU than the old West End RPG books.  Characters, ships, and locations that showed up all over the EU comics, novels, and video games were often first found in the pages of those RPG source books.  When I first started playing Armada I remembered some of the information on capital ship combat in those books and applied it to my fleets.  And ya know what?  It worked!  So, I thought I'd pull out one of the old books and take a look out how we can apply what's in there to our games of Armada.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

In For Refits - Weapons Teams

Weapons Teams allow you to enhance the firepower of your ship.   More than weapon upgrades they really define the role of your ship on the table.  They are a good place to start for setting up carriers and gunnery platforms.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

GenCon 2015 Tournament Report

This is a repost of my tournament report from the 2015 GenCon Nationals tournament.  I thought i'd post it here to make it easy for me to find again.

In For Refits - Turbolaser Upgrades

Turbolaser Upgrades are an effective way of boosting your ships' attacks.  Some work by improving your die rolls, while others hamper your opponents defenses.  As with any upgrade though you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

Welcome to Concentrate Fire!

Hello, and welcome to Concentrate Fire! my new blog about all things related to the Star Wars: Armada miniature game by Fantasy Flight Games.

Here you will find posts about tactics, reviews, battle reports and news about Armada.  I've been playing the game since it launched and really enjoy it.  I had the opportunity to play at the Nationals tournament at GenCon 2015 and managed to take 2nd place.

I'm planning to get started with a series of posts called "In for Refits" looking at the various upgrades available in the game.

If you have thoughts on the type of content that you'd like to see on the blog, please let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading!