Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Updates 4/23!

I hit some more updates on the SFC article (I removed the squadron bits I suggested AGAINST using as I cover them in bits later, and I also removed the parts about deploying squads when I can just quote Eric and the deployment article), and Eric and I significantly updated the MFC article.  Next plans are an ACTUAL article I'm working on and updates to (what else?) the LFC.  Which is going to be a big chunk for sure.  Stay tuned, as usual guys!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Nathan Coda Worlds 2019 AAR

Editor's note: we're happy to have Nate back to talk to us about his experiences at Worlds this year!

This year was the fourth Worlds tournament I have attended, and was yet again a memorable experience. I got to play eight games of Armada with a group of excellent players from around the world, discuss my favorite game with people who are just as passionate about it as I am, and managed to earn my fourth top-four Worlds placement. What’s not to enjoy?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tips and tricks: running away

Unlike many miniature games, your success in a game of Armada isn't defined purely by win-loss but by the severity of that win or loss. It's not uncommon in casual games for players to concede when it's clear who will win or lose but they're robbing themselves of valuable practice in the fine art of running away. That's what we're going to talk about now with another entry in the smaller-article "tips and tricks" format.

With your shield or on it, you cowards!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

John's Regionals and Worlds Write-Up!

It's been a while since I did one of these, huh?
I got bored of like the same 5 Leia pics, so, here, Carrie Fisher!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Worlds 2019 data and analysis

I've got an awful lot of data gathered from the 91 fleet lists at Worlds plus some analysis on a table-by-table basis, so get ready to crunch through some numbers with me. Before I get any further, I want to give special thanks to a few people:
  • John, my co-author who did the lion's share of the data entry and got so tired of it that he let me do the fun part because he was sick of looking at it all.
  • Giled, who helped John with the remaining data entry
  • Truthiness from Steel Command, who gifted us his excel spreadsheet with formulas for making sense of the Regionals data, which was used for turning Worlds fleet lists into data.
So basically, a big ol' thanks to all three of you who did the labor-intensive un-sexy work before I get into the (to me, anyways) fun part. Let's proceed, then!

In short, John deserves a beer. Or support for his charity run. Or both?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Pictures of the SSD

Much smaller update, but I wanted to give it its own little article: I took a few pictures of the SSD on display at Adepticon. It's gigantic - supposed to be between 26 and 27 inches long. Very impressive model.

Eric's Worlds/Adepticon 2019 AAR

Now that we're all done learning about vegetable gardening and jogging, I suppose we should talk about Armada. I guess. I heard some kind of event happened? Oh right, Worlds.

I was lucky enough to make it to day 2 of Worlds (coming in at 6th place at the end of day 1 and falling to 17th place by the end of day 2 after reaching table 2 and getting slapped back down, haha) so I've got seven games to talk about! I'll try to cover them fairly quickly, but first we need to talk about the fleet I brought:

8 ships what up? I don't believe anyone else had 8 ships at Worlds.

Cannot Get Your Shoes Out Late Game Special!

Alright, guys, we've all had a lot of fun the last few days.  Worlds with commentary, team games, April Fools posts, all sorts of enjoyable times.
There's a LOT to write up about this weekend, from reveals of this to what I ran to feelings and thoughts and such.  This.... isn't that post.  Soon, I promise.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Cannot Get Your Shoes Out! Special Running Episode!

Yup, it's ONE of those days.
They see me rollin'...

Cannot Get Your Seeds Out Vegetable Gardening Special Episode!

So there comes a time when you need to let your plastic spaceships rest at port until the next game and direct your energies elsewhere. Perhaps something... peaceful.

Yes, we can use the same gif in two different articles.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The (Jedi) Knight's (Re)-Watch: The Empire Strikes Back

It's like you can guess the next article as I write it!  We continue with the Empire Strikes Back, the one I never actually saw in theaters.  Is this just a bunch of Yoda quotes?  Are you too afraid to look?  Because I'm not!
Look, it's me.  Not expecting the stupid puns is on you.

Monday, March 11, 2019

The (Jedi) Knight's (Re)-Watch: A New Hope

We continue our travels through the OG.  Well, the new O.G.  I'm watching the Special Edition of A New Hope from 1997.  Why the Special Editions? We'll get there in the last of these, but I have my reasons.
I really love space giraffes, that's why

Hit the jump and let's see how we can take our first step into a larger world!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The (Jedi) Knight's (Re)-Watch: Rogue One

In the spirit of Worlds Prep 2019, I figured that the best way to prepare BESIDES having your very own montage (truly the most important part of preparations) would be to go back to the original sources of inspiration, see what we can learn from them all.
I'd love to disagree with Luke's assessment here, but well.... I run a Star Wars blog, guys

Because I'm stealing title ideas from my girlfriend, who still as of this writing has never seen one of these movies, join me below and see what you can learn from the Knight's Rewatch.  Today: Rogue One.  Read on below, and see how you can make ten men feel like a hundred!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2/2 Atlanta Regional recap: GiledPallaeon

This is our second Atlanta Regional recap, this time from GiledPallaeon, who took 5th place. John and I have collaborated with GP for some time about various Armada topics, especially fleet builds and the like, and I'm pleased to host him on the blog, sharing his experience at the Atlanta Regionals. Get comfy, because it's a long read! /Eric