Armada: An ambush...
Chris now has Armada. Well he has all the bits n pieces from the starter box plus the Imperial Ship and fighters. John and I split the rebel stuff. To celebrate the arrival of more Armada, Chris and I had a 300pt game yesterday. He had two Victorys, a mk I and a mk II with Moff Tarkin in overall command and the 10 TIES plus Howlrunner. I had my Assault Frigate, two Nebulon Bs (all the B versions, though the AF MkII had Turbolaser upgrades) and Corvette A (Leia and Jaina's Light). Dodonna was in command and four X-Wings flew escort. Chris won initiative and got to choose out of "Most Wanted", "Ambush" and "Intel Sweep." Out of that lot, Ambush was clearly the choice for him. Would the wily Tarkin fall into the Rebel trap?
The Ambush setup is a favourite of mine as it forces the Imperials to stagger their deployment. It's especially good vs a pair of ships and half the fleet has to start forward. Chris still got to put the TIE swarm up front though. Facing the Imperials was a wall of four Rebel ships, all placed far enough forward to have range as long as the Star destroyer moved forward.
So Tarkin disdainfully sailed his taskforce out of that graveyard of Rebel ships. Well played Chris/Tarkin. Back to the drawing board for the rebel fleet!
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