Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wave 3 & 4 Regionals Analysis

The past weekend marked a break in current Regionals season.  When it picks back up in January, Wave 5 and the Corellian Conflict will be legal.  Which makes it a good time to look at the Regionals data where it sits right now.

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Echelon

It's time for another video about tactics and formations.  This time I move on to talking about the Echelon formation, which works great for Star Destroyers and other ships with strong front arcs.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Impact of Flotillas

There have been a few posts over on the FFG forums about changes in the game with Waves 3 & 4 and how squadrons are becoming a much more important part of the game.  I think around this time last year I was writing on here about how squadronless fleets weren't the only way to win.  Yay internet!

Anyways, I originally posted this as a response on the FFG forums, but wanted to share it here as well.  I am really liking the impact of flotillas on the game although at first I was dubious.  Read on to see what I had to say:

Monday, December 12, 2016

Arquitens Preview

With the release coming soon FFG posted their preview for the upcoming Arquitens Class Light Cruiser.  While it doesn't introduce any new mechanics like the Pelta did, this little ship is going to have a really big impact on your games of Armada.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Capping the "T"

This post is the first in what I hope will be a series of tactics videos here on the blog.  While it is pretty easy to type about upgrades, admirals, and fleet lists I have struggled to communicate some of the tactical ideas I have wanted to talk about.  I am planning to use the videos to discuss maneuver, deployments, and formations in games of Armada.

Also, as another way to know when I have made a new post here you can follow me on Twitter @MrShmitty.  

Keep reading to see my first video:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My First Wave 5 Fleet

Someday, hopefully soon, Armada Wave 5 will be released.  I've pretty much known since it was announced the fleet I would want to play as it soon was available: Phoenix Squadron!  I am a huge fan of the Rebels tv show and the chance to recreate a fleet from that show is too much fun to pass up.

Friday, December 2, 2016

100th Post - The Pelta!

Today FFG unleashed their preview of the Phoenix Home expansion and the Pelta with its Fleet Command Upgrades.  I have been eagerly awaiting this preview since seeing the Pelta model at GenCon.  The preview did not disappoint.

It also happened to coincide with my 100th post here at Concentrate Fire.  I had been planning something else for my 100th post, but that will have to wait.  I really want to talk about the new ship.  

But first, a big thanks to all of you that read this blog.  I really appreciate anyone who takes the time to read through my ramblings on Armada.  Thanks for all of the encouragement you have given me along the way.  Now, let's talk about those new upgrades...