In the last few weeks, I've been both building up my X-Wing collection and getting in more games vs John and Chris. I've now picked up two starter boxes, a B-Wing, a TIE Bomber, a YT-1300 and the Firespray so finally the days of relying on John to lend me the odd TIE fighter are behind me.
I've got almost all the ships I'really HAD to have... well I do think I need a TIE Interceptor or three. I don't know that they are all that effective but the are fun to use and look awesome. I borrowed one from John for these two games as my Firespray hadn't arrived. The first clash was actually vs John - who has already posted about it and somehow made a virtue of contnually colliding with asteroids.
My early tactics were somewhat unorthodox as didn't rush in and instead wanted to draw the foolish Rebel Scum to the middle of the asteroid field.... and their doom. Why? Well I did have a new BOMBER:
So an ignoble defeat to those rag tag revolutionaries. Oh well, at least they were my ships that beat me!