X-Wing Regionals at Beanie Games, Stockton

After only playing for 8 months I have got around to playing in one of the Regional tournaments for X-Wing Miniatures, I know that my skill level is not at top tier levels yet (never really get to play as often as I would like) but this is more for the fact that it is always a good day at Beanie Games and X-Wing tournaments have generally been good fun.

IMG_0594-0.JPGI’ve been having my normal difficulties in choosing which list to play today, changing my mind every few days and coming up with really strange lists and loads of ideas, but in the end I always seem to come back to lists that I like running involving one or more of the IG-2000 ships.

The three builds I’m taking today are below and I will decide when I get there:

Aggressive Iggies

IG-88B — Aggressor 36
Veteran Instincts 1
Fire-Control System 2
Heavy Laser Cannon 7
Autothrusters 2
IG-2000 0
Ship Total: 48
IG-88C — Aggressor 36
Push the Limit 3
Advanced Sensors 3
“Mangler” Cannon 4
Seismic Charges 2
Inertial Dampeners 1
Autothrusters 2
IG-2000 0
Ship Total: 51

 

Agile Iggies

IG-88C — Aggressor 36
Push the Limit 3
Advanced Sensors 3
“Mangler” Cannon 4
Inertial Dampeners 1
Autothrusters 2
IG-2000 0
Ship Total: 49
IG-88D — Aggressor 36
Push the Limit 3
Advanced Sensors 3
“Mangler” Cannon 4
Seismic Charges 2
Inertial Dampeners 1
Autothrusters 2
IG-2000 0
Ship Total: 51

 

C and Two Vipers

Black Sun Enforcer — StarViper 25
Autothrusters 2
Ship Total: 27
Black Sun Enforcer — StarViper 25
Autothrusters 2
Ship Total: 27
IG-88C — Aggressor 36
Push the Limit 3
Advanced Sensors 3
Seismic Charges 2
Autothrusters 2
Ship Total: 46

In the end I chose to run the first list IG-88B and IG-88C as this is the list I am most used to running.

So into the actual competition itself.

Round 1

First round I played against Jonathan Durham who trucked up with five Y-Wings loaded up with Autoblaster Turrets for a grand total of forty hit points to chew through.

This was a headache, Jonathan flew his ships so well and corralled me and stripped me down really quickly.

Thankfully I killed one of his ships before he tabled me. 20-100 loss.

Round 2

So onto next round where I played against Mark Fairbrother who I had played before in the store championship earlier in the year.

Mark was running Chiraneau and Soontir Fel,both of which ran rings around me, I got a few shots off but did very little damage, 0-100 loss.

Round 3

Initially my opponent didn’t show so I ended up playing Gibbo who was running Wes, Wedge and Keylander.

This match I really showed my skill and flew IG-88B off the board turn two and did a total of three damage throughout the match before I was murderated, another 0-100 loss for me.

Round 4

Against Rob Martin I did a little better, Rob was running Whisper, Soontir and “Dark Curse”.

This was a much better match and after initially forgetting to de-cloak Rob flew really well.

In the end it was down to two IGs with three hull between them and his untouched Soontir.

In the end that extra defence dice from Stealth Device was too strong, but at least I got some points on the board, 56-100 loss.

Round 5

I gladly took the bye and had a chance to clear my head.

Round 6

Here I played Rob Golding who has only been playing a couple of weeks and he was running Wes, Wedge and Hobbie.

I came back to form which was unfortunate for Rob, he got into a bit of a pattern, hugging one side of the board and k-turning. So after a quick joust I S-turned so I was off to the sides of his ships.

After a couple of unfortunate criticals on Wes it was pretty much game over and the twin IGs started stripping shields then hull of the X-Wings, 100-0 win for me.

So overall a terrible days gaming for me but still fun as Stephen at Beanie Games supplied a ton of great prize support and made the day really fun.

I initially thought I would take a break from playing X-Wing for a while but totally forgot I’m teaching it to someone on Wednesday, so the brain has to go back in gear.

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