I did an X-wing Miniatures tournament today. I didn’t intend to play competitively. I just wanted to play.
The tournament was at Legend in Omaha and I had never been there before. It is much more of a Comic shop than a gaming store, but they have a decent gaming area in the basement, a connected coffee shop, and a great looking store. They don’t really sell much gaming stuff, but the atmosphere more than makes up for it.
Eight people showed up for the tournament. I got there and immediately broke off a peg into my A-wing. That will have to be taped or super-glued or both. *sigh* I was just so excited to be playing the game!
I went in with a Rebel Squad consisting of:
Wedge Antilles (X-wing) + R2 Astromech + Push the Limit (33)
Ibtisam (B-wing) + Fire-Control System + Heavy Laser Cannon (37)
Arvel Crynyd (A-wing) + Cluster Missiles + Stealth Device (30)
My first match was versus a guy running two Z-95s and two X-wings. His squad had good synergy and was built around transferring focus tokens and pilot skills. The pilot skill swap is eventually what killed me. I got 32 points of his squad.
My second match was versus a very helpful gent who was very forgiving of my newness to the game. He ran a Lambda shuttle, a TIE Defender and two TIE Bombers. His Lambda had Vader as a crew member, making it so that he could do single auto damage to me after an attack. I nailed the Bombers pretty quickly, but that left the huge armor of the Defender and Lambda to contend with and I lost the late game. I got 33 points of his squad. I improved!
My last match was versus a woman running a generic Firespray, a TIE Defender, and two TIE Fighters. I really should have won this match. She damaged herself by running into asteroids for at least three points, but I made some key positioning mistakes. I killed her entire squad but left the Firespray on the field with four hull left. Close, but not enough.
I got a few alternate art TIE Academy Pilots for participating and I learned a lot about what I like and what I don’t like. I have further collection plans to utilize the metric crap ton of store credit I got for trading in old Star Wars Miniatures to CoolStuffInc.com.