13 June 2017

X-Wing: An eXercise in list building

Last weekend Junior and I got in a game of X-Wing. I put together an absolutely ridiculous force just for grins - the VT-49 Decimator paired with Kylo Ren's sweet sweet blackbird of death - the Upsilon-class Shuttle. For those of you interested...

Major Stridan (40)
Upsilon-class Shuttle (32), Enhanced Scopes (1), Targeting Synchronizer (3), Kylo Ren's Shuttle (2), Anti-Pursuit Lasers (2)

Rear Admiral Chiraneau (58)
VT-49 Decimator (46), Calculation (1), Seismic Charges (2), Mara Jade (3), Plasma Torpedoes (3), Dauntless (2), Munitions Failsafe (1)

Junior used the Scum - an IG-88 variant, a Z-95 and a Protectorate Starfighter.

My ability to stress nearby enemy ships with each of mine at the end of each turn was just infuriating for the lad. Here we see IG-88 going nose to nose with my StarDumpTruck. Heh.

The 'Mater leaves a prezzie for the bounty hunter.

After finishing off the Headhunter (or rather watching him splat against an asteroid), all ships met in the corner for a real shoot-em-up.

A handful of dice rolls later, the Deci had destroyed the Starfighter and IG-88 had finished off the Blackbird. 

The bounty hunter feels some stress and Deci's turret cashes in for the win.

For a kind of dopey 100 point list, the two beasts actually worked pretty well together. Their ability to stress nearby enemy ships at the end of each turn was paydirt and a lot of fun. Not sure it would work again, but of course, I never use the same list twice...

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