Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wave 4 Spoilers!

Over the last couple of days FFG has spoiled the contents of the Wave 4 expansions, the Interdictor and the Liberty.  This is to help people enter their new Fleet Design Contest.  I thought I would post up some quick reactions to the spoilers before I actually sit down and work on getting my fleet submitted.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wrapping Up the Regionals Data

For the past couple of months I have been compiling and comparing results from the various Armada Regional tournaments.  This last weekend marked the end of the Regionals season in the USA and it seemed like a good time to look back and see what, if anything, I learned from all of this.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Something Different - A Dropzone Commaner AAR

Occasionally, I play miniature games other than Star Wars: Armada. 

Crazy right?  Well, this weekend was one of those occasions as my buddy Dave brought over his Scourge and we got in a game of Dropzone Commander (DzC) by Hawk Wargames.

So, why am I writing about a game of Dropzone on my Armada blog?  Well, the two systems actually have a bit in common and I think fans of Armada would enjoy the gameplay of Dropzone quite a bit.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Armada Promos - Keep 'em or Sell 'em

Over the weekend I actually played in an Imperial Assault Regional at the FLGS.  It was a smaller tournament with 10 players, but still the largest IA event that I had played in.  I did decidedly okay, finishing 2-2.  That was good enough for the Top 8 and a set of translucent dice.  Pretty cool, I thought.  If you aren't familiar with IA, there are 6 colors of dice in the game.  I won promo versions of the green and white dice.  Apparently, they gave out blue and black dice last year.  So, I went to eBay to see what a set of blue and black dice would run me.  There weren't many for sale, but they were about $40-$50 for a pair.  Not surprising really.  What was surprising was that the dice that I had just won were going for the same amount.  So, now what?

Revsing my regionals fleet

I managed to take 4th place at the Tacoma, WA Armada Regional.  I didn't know until the day before the tournament that I would be able to attend, so I took a list that was new to me.  It was a list that I had been theorizing on for the North American Championships at GenCon.  The tournament seemed like a great chance to test the list in a competitive environment.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Who else is excited about wave 4!?

I was out of town when the Wave 4 announcement hit so I haven't had a chance to talk about it yet.  While the Wave 3 flotillas were fun and will no doubt have a huge impact on game play, they aren't what you would call eye catching models.

Wave 4 does not have that problem.  The Liberty and Interdictor are two of the most anticipated models in Armada.  Both look great and I can't wait to get my hands on them.  Here's hoping for a GenCon release!