Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tacoma Regionals

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to play in the Armada Regionals in Tacoma, WA.  After running the Regional Tournament in Vancouver, WA this was my only chance to play in a tournament in the local area.  

I didn't know I would be able to play in the tournament until the night before.  I had been on the east coast the previous week and was fighting some major jet lag, but opted to make the 2.5 hour drive north for the tournament anyways.  Despite some hiccups I'm glad I made the trip as it was fun to meet a bunch of other players and get some games in.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wave 4 and other news

I was out of town for the past few days and away from the internet.  I come back and find out that we will get a whole other wave of Armada ships this year!  That's almost like a second Christmas.  I'm betting we see Wave 3 before GenCon, which will impact that tournament in a big way.

I could see some pre-release sales of Wave 4 at GenCon with the full release shortly afterwards.

I'd been guessing that Wave 4 would be announced in September with Force Friday, but was obviously wrong.  I still think something gets announced then.  Last year it was the new Force Awakens starter for X-Wing that was announced and almost immediately released.  This year, I bet we see something for Rogue One, but who knows which line it will be for.

I'm excited about the Liberty and Interdictor showing up.  I'm really glad that they went with the Rebels version of the Interdictor as it is just a beautiful design and I love that show.  The title for the Liberty and how it interacts with Squadron Tokens makes me wonder if we get a new set of officers that grant the corresponding type of command token each turn.  

I will post up some more thoughts on Wave 4 soon.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Keeping an eye on the Regional Armada Tournaments

I've continued gathering data on the Armada Regionals and have been posting the results on a Google Spreadsheet.  Take a look at this link.

The Imperials have continued their overall domination of the events having won 8 of the 10 where we know the results!  Most of the Imperial wins seem dominated by Admiral Motti, Major Rhymer, and the Demolisher.  It has been impressive.
What do you think?  Why have the Imperials been doing so well?

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Armada Regional Live Blog

I am TO'ing the Armada Regional at Dice Age Games in Vancouver, WA.  Check here for a Live Blog of the event as it unfolds.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Armada Wave 3 Gozanti Preview!!

FFG posted a preview of the Gozanti expansions. There are some great new cards in the expansion and not just for the Gozanti, but also for the ships we already have.  I'm really looking forward to trying out both the flotillas and the new upgrades.

Here's a quick breakdown of the new stuff:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

An Interview With FFG Organized Play

As I've been getting ready to TO the local Regional Armada tournament I've been communicating a bit with the Organized Play group at FFG.  They've been really gracious and helpful, so I contacted them with a list of interview style questions about the OP program in general.

It's a good read and we find out what happened with the missing acrylic Engineering Tokens!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Regionals Results Data - April

Over on the FFG Community discussion boards I have started collecting the results from the various Regional tournaments an collating the data.  Already some interesting trends have started to appear.