I finally decided to get out of the house and play with some new people, so I figured a small store championship would be a good start. We had 16 players and did 4 rounds of matchups with final placement based on scores. I didn't really have high hopes since I haven't played a whole lot lately, but ended up doing a lot better than expected.
- Veteran Instincts
- Kanan Jarrus
- Engine Upgrade
- Millennium Falcon (HotR version)
Norra Wexley (ARC-170)
- Push the Limit
- Alliance Overhaul
- Vectored Thrusters
Round 1: vs. Norra/Thane/Biggs/Rex
This match didn't go so well. I managed to take out Biggs, but thanks to Rex it just took way too long and I couldn't get much damage on the other ships. My opponent did an excellent job flying his ships in formation, and Norra got focused down pretty quickly and Rey soon after. I'll call this one a warm-up match as I haven't really played much lately.
Round 2: vs. Manaroo/Fenn/Teroch
Seeing Fenn and Teroch in some nice formation flying with Manaroo left me a little scared right out of the gate. My opponent's flying fell apart, lots of self-bumps and not quite getting the placement he wanted. This ended up being a fairly easy match with lots of range 2 shots from both Norra and Rey.
Round 3: vs. Soontir/Quickdraw/Sabacc
This match started with an almost-fatal shot to Soontir that brought him down to 1 hull. Norra then got focused down pretty quick again, thanks to a nice 5-die range 1 attack from Sabacc. I figured I wanted no more of that, and returned with a range 1 shot from Rey to one-shot him off the board. I then cleaned up Quickdraw 2 rounds after that. The rest of the match I spent chasing Soontir and his 12-foot tall stack of tokens around the board, but eventually got a range 2 shot to finish off that one last hull point.
Round 4: vs. Dash/Miranda
Another match, another focus-fired Norra. I haven't played much against bombs, however, so this match was a good learning experience. Norra getting focused, however, means a full health Rey to clean up. I pulled off the win here just in time; one more round and I would have flown through at least a few cluster mines.
All said and done, I placed 3rd out of 16 and left with some nifty range rulers in addition to the promo cards that everyone got.