I Ziggy and I met up for a game of Dystopian Wars at my place this weekend. He hasn't played in a little while and has been looking forward to testing out his British Airmada. I happily obliged and put together a Blazing Suns force. It's worth noting that I didn't know Zig was going all Air when I put my list together. Here's what I took:
1 Ika w/ 1 Escort
2 groups of Fighters (795 points)
1 Eagle War Rotor
2 + 2 Hawk Rotors
3 + 2 Doncasters
1 group of Fighters, 1 group of Dive Bombers (790 points)
We've never used the random victory conditions before, so gave it a try. I rolled a 5 and had to "Destroy or Capture at least 50% of the Maximum Fleet Value of any opposing Fleet in Victory Points, including all Small models." I couldn't have gotten a better result. He's only got three small models. Ziggy rolled a 6 and was tasked with "Capture the Fleet Commodore’s Vessel of any
opposing Fleet," which was my Squidmarine. A tall order for the Brits.
At the end of turn three, I'd scored 420 point, including the three small models (Merlins) and Ziggy didn't have anything close enough to my squid to attempt a boarding action next turn so we called it there.
I'm not going to sugar coat it - my dice were hot. Ziggy's were simply average. I think I played a smart game and have finally figured out the proper way to use my EoBS fleet. The fact that I had LOS to all enemy models at all times and had a terrific range advantage with my rockets made things very difficult for Z.